Sneha Chakraborty, author of The Best Digital Nomad Neighborhoods in Amsterdam, shares her picks for the Dutch capital's best spots for dining, working, and after-hours fun.
The Best Restaurants in Amsterdam for Digital Nomads
Hap-Hmm: Here you'll find authentic Dutch cuisine tinged with contemporary flavors, featuring homemade sauces, a must-order Amsterdam beer chicken, and a changing daily menu that has been around since 1935.
Restaurant Blauw: Restaurant Blauw is an ambitious ode to Indonesia, courtesy of Chef Hendra who crafts local yet unique dishes from his homeland.
Box Sociaal: A no-fuss Australian brunch cafe in the most Amsterdam of settings.
Mata Hari: Perched in the middle of the Old City of Amsterdam, Mata Hari is a mystical, artistic, and bold dining spot with a French-Mediterranean menu mixed in for good measure.
Bhatti Pasal: This Nepalese restaurant has been serving exceptional Jhol momos, Thupka curry, and traditional dal-bhat thalis since 1989.
Dignita Hoftuin: Tucked behind Hermitage Amsterdam, Dignita Hoftuin's glass house-style garden cafe doubles up as a perfect workstation for remote workers boasting an indoor-outdoor atmosphere.
Lumbini Restaurant: A transcendent restaurant that serves some of the best Indian and Nepali dishes you'll have outside of South Asia.
Humphrey's: A chic European and international restaurant in Amsterdam Centrum with unparalleled Burgundian food, surprising specials, and a fixed-price three-course menu.
CAU Steak Restaurant: Burgers, Norwegian eggs, and a famous artisan-style steak platter that serves all four classic cuts are the main draws at this buzzy spot.
MR PORTER: A modern, oh-so-cosmopolitan spot just around the corner from the Royal Palace of Amsterdam seamlessly blending steakhouse dining with an elegant lounge.
The Best Bars in Amsterdam for Digital Nomads
Belushi's: Locals and visitors alike love to flock to Belushi’s for the pure beef burgers, then pop up to the bar for €2 Apple Sourz shots and hot sriracha wings.
Alex + Pinard: This wine bar features an unparalleled biodynamic and natural wine collection, with everything from Northern Rhône reds to local rarities.
Proeflokaal Arendsnest: A traditional Dutch bar in the heart of Amsterdam serving more than 100 beers sourced from local breweries.
Bierproeflokaal In De Wildeman: A beer cafe housed in a former Amsterdam distillery offering straightforward draft beers with a snacks menu, served until late.
Tales & Spirits: This North Holland cocktail bar draws discerning travelers and Amsterdam’s well-heeled alike for traditional and modern recipes served in vintage glassware.
Hiding in Plain Sight: Just like the name suggests, Hiding in Plain Sight is a buzzy bar tucked cleverly in the Rapenburg neighborhood.
Brouwerij 't IJ: This industrial-style brewery founded in the mid-80s is all about the windmill taproom smack dab in the center of Funenkade.
Bar Bukowski: A modern and laid-back cocktail bar just a stone’s throw away from the lively Oosterpark.
Flying Dutchmen Cocktails: An iconic cocktail bar owned by Tess Posthumus and Timo Janse featuring a collection of more than 800 spirits.
SkyLounge Amsterdam: At SkyLounge Amsterdam, the outdoor terrace found on the 11th floor of DoubleTree by Hilton, guests can enjoy classic and contemporary cocktails while soaking in pristine cityscape views.
The Best Digital Nomad Cafes in Amsterdam
STROOM in De Pijp: A cozy lunchroom and cafe in De Pijp serving homemade comfort foods ranging from sambal dressing to classic soups.
Buongiorno Espressobar: With six locations all across Amsterdam, Buongiorno Espressobar serves freshly roasted coffee in a relaxing resto-bar setting.
Toki: This boutique cafe is less like a coffee shop and more like an art gallery showcasing everything you can ever want for a coffee-fueled brunch.
Back To Black: A tiny coffee bar home to some of the city’s best espresso-based drinks tucked away near Amsterdam's canal streets.
Bocca Coffee: A hip haunt for specialty coffee and blends with beans sourced from Colombia and Ethiopia.
The Best Coworking Spaces in Amsterdam for Digital Nomads
Capital C: With Capital C’s creative workspaces, you can take a workation that combines the best of coworking with Amsterdam’s canal culture, complete with community activities, meeting rooms, and bespoke art.
Meet Berlage: A workspace that reflects the city’s architectural history, Meet Berlage is an all-in-one establishment offering everything from a desk space to fully decked-out office spaces perched between Amsterdam Central Station and Dam Square.
Ape to Zebra Collective: Ape to Zebra Collective sells itself as the perfect combination of a flex-desk studio and creative coworking space. Their workspace is located in the bustling neighborhood of De Pijp in Amsterdam and boasts fully equipped conference rooms, a patio, and garden access.
CreativeGrounds: Perhaps the most insta-famous of the bunch, CreativeGrounds is located on the Emmalaan at the Vondelpark where you can sign up for a wide variety of seating options ranging from an open-plan seating to a private office.
WeWork Metropool: WeWork Weesperstraat offers all-signature amenities along with panoramic views of the historic Jewish quarter of Amsterdam.