As well as its charming and old-world appeal, with quaint canals, quiet backstreets and famous flower sellers, Amsterdam also has a varied and vibrant nightlife scene. While the city has plenty of cosy bars and casual cafés, it also has a wealth of hidden drinking dens and cool bars with breathtaking views. Once regarded as a down-at-heel area, Amsterdam-Oost is now a thriving neighbourhood for night owls and offers a range of venues, from speakeasys to champagne bars. Many of Amsterdam’s top bars also offer good food menus – ideal for those wishing to make a night of it. Discover our guide to the best cocktail bars in Amsterdam here.