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Vesper Bar

#440 of 3,110 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Centrum
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Vinkenstraat 57, 1013 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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20:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:00 - 01:00
Tue - Thu 20:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 03:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Love grabbing a cocktail at Vesper. The first time I came here, the meau was 007 themed. Excellent cocktails. Recently they've updated their menu and the drinks are still amazing. Service is great, super friendly, would definitely recommend checking it out!

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Thank EmRobbieee
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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200 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Without a doubt, this is one of Amsterdam series best cocktail bars. It's smaller than you think, but don't let that turn you away. They know their drinks! And so should you, if you order any. There is a lot of fine spirits on offer. If that dazes, you can always ask the staff to help. The menu consists of... More 

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Thank Dan K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

US Ex-pat living in the Netherlands. If you have traveled to the Netherlands you are likely aware that two most common drinks in bars are beer and wine. Mixed drinks are not really that big here. However, welcome to the Vesper Bar. They are shaking things up with an exceptional drink menu and some superior mixology. VB is located in... More 

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Thank Timberbrook
The Hague, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Lovely atmosphere in a great location away from the main tourist area of A'dam. Excellent service and incredible cocktails - different to ones I have ever tasted before. It is quite expensive but worth it.

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Thank BexFin
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Went there with 2 friends, one of them don't drink alcohol. Friendly and very professional bartender, helpful and fast. We enjoyed crafted cocktails, well presented and served. We will definitely go back to enjoy this peaceful and tasteful place. Thank you.

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Thank too_mass001
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Went there this weekend. Best cocktails ive ever had! Would defintly recommend and i will be coming back when i next visit amsterdam

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Thank Stewart C
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Although a James Bond themed cocktail bar may sound cheesy, Vesper is anything but. Offering amazing drinks prepared by friendly and very knowledgable bartenders, this is the perfect place for a classy pre-dinner drink. Those looking for a classic will love Vesper’s Manhattan, while for something more adventurous there is a well-crafted list of specialty cocktails. We had a really... More 

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Thank Sarah M
Alexandria, Virginia
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141 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

At 49 years old, I have been to a lot of bars around the world. Without question, the best mixed drinks I have ever had. We are from the U.S., where the hand-blended mixologist craze has been running for some time...but THESE Guys really know what they are doing! Fresh fruits, fresh herbs, select small batch vodkas, esoteric mezcal tequilas,... More 

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Thank tate3441
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Best cocktail bar ever, every detail is refined and perfected. I went for the Mai Tai and Ricardo blew me away with the "Italian Mai Tai" The best cocktail I have ever had. Place should be on your bucket list.

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Thank KamloopsBlazer
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We visit Amsterdam several times a year and have been to Vesper Bar many times....definitely the best cocktail bar we have been to in Amsterdam, can't wait to go back in a few weeks....I hope they still have that strawberry cocktail with the goat cheese and balsamic vinegar....wow! And beware of Dr. Drunk it only takes one lol...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
20:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
20:00 - 01:00
Thursday
20:00 - 01:00
Friday
17:00 - 03:00
Saturday
17:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vinkenstraat 57, 1013 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centrum

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Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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