Amsterdam Cocktail Week event calendar

  • Amsterdam Cocktail Week event calendar image 1

Words by:

Due to the massive amount of events during Amsterdam Cocktail Week we thought it would be a good idea to provide an our pick of the events during this week. Make the most of the week and don't forget to thank your friendly bartender!

Monday March 5th:

Our advice:
This is perhaps the biggest day industry wise. With the most seminars and industry aimed events, all bar professionals have their hands full trying to make the most of this night. Consumers can rejoice too.
Industry peeps might do best to start off at Arriba Arriba, then rush to the Plantation event, then quickly move to cafe Brecht, then either Tales & Spirits or Feijoa for the competition, then move between those two for their night events and while traveling between the two drop by Flying Dutchmen for a quick one and registration.

Consumers can support by following the above, OR go for 5&33, then Door 74 and still be home in time to be able to work the day after, or go to Feijoa to join in on the Girls Love Bartender madness. You might want to consider taking the whole week off though.

What: The Plantation Story
Where: Salmuera
When: 15.00-18.00
Why: Some of the widest and most interesting ranges of rum in the world, presented by no one other than its creator, Alexandre Gabriel of Maison Ferrand. Be sure to reserve as seats are limited!
more info

What: Zum Wilden Affen at Brecht
Where: Cafe Brecht
When: 16.00 onward
Why: Industry night at Brecht with none other than one of the best Global Brand Ambassadors of the world, Axel Klubescheidt! more info

What: Amsterdam Cocktail Week: Day 1
Where: 5&33
When: 17.00 onward
Why: order an ACW cocktail and receive A dollar worth a FREE drink on Friday.
more info

What: Hooghoudt infused Cocktail Competition
Where: Bar Feijoa
When: 18.00 onward
Why: Watch which bar get to create Hooghoudt infused genever #2. A great way to gauge the skills of the bars for the coming week. Plus the party continues with one of the most popular industry/consumer nights of the Netherlands: Girls Love Bartenders. This might be one to get stuck into!
more info
Followed by
Girls Love Bartenders Hooghoudt edition

What: Night of the Modern Viking
Where: Door 74
When: 18.00 onward
Why: Highland Park, whisky flights and whisky cocktails. Always wise to reserve on the same day!
more info

What: T&S and Roe & Co invites Panda & Sons
Where: Tales & Spirits
When: 18.00 onwards
Why: One of the best bars in the world guest bartending in one of the best bars in the world. If you like your drink awesome look no further. 18.00 there is a seminar that is reservation only, and a mystery box competition starting at 19.15 after which the guest shift starts at 20.30 so plenty to do here!
more info

What: The Buffalo Club
Where: Flying Dutchmen Cocktails
When: 20.00 onwards
Why: For all industry people interested in participating in a competition with an amazing prize, this night will give you drinks and info. Be sure to be there for your chance for wonderful prizes!
more info

5 & 6 March

What: Join the Mexican Evolution with Jeppe Nothlev
Where: Arriba Arriba
When: 14.00-17.00 both days
Why: Join this amazing interactive session with one of Copenhagen's best award winning bartender, Jeppe Nothlev on Sustainability, trends and a whole lot of tequila! Followed by the man guest bartending as well.
more info

Tuesday March 6th

Our advice: This is a casual fun day for all. Gin enthousiasts do best by going to Tunes bar, while those relaxed whisky cats do best to start at Door 74, followed by a delicious bite at Bluespoon. Continue the fun and competition element by dropping by Feijoa, or dress up and win prizes at Flying Dutchmen Cocktails. End the evening at Porem or Salmuera. This might be A good night to check out some other bars in between travels as well.

ency 53 image

Razmataz Speakeasy

What: Whisky & Dice
Where: Door 74
When: 14.00 onward
Why: A relaxed afternoon with whisky and boardgames in an exclusive setting might be just what is necessary to get Tuesday started!
more info

What: Sir Edmond Gin Cocktail workshop by Sandro Ivanic
Where: Tunes Bar at Conservatorium Hotel.
When: 16.00-17.00
Why: Because learning more about gin while drinking it is a great way to start the day, especially in such a beautiful setting.
more info

What: Perfect Pineapple Pairing
Where: Bluespoon
When: 18.00 onwards
Why: free pairing by amazing chef Sander Bierenbroodspot with each drink? Yes please!
more info

What: De Martinez Broers
Where: Porem AND Restaurant C
When: 18.00 onwards
Why: Two industry heroes from two different locations pair up with their twist on the legendary Martinez; a great opportunity for a comparison. Also there is a mistery twist as well...
more info

What: When Sal meets Rosa
Where: Salmuera
When: 18.00 onwards
Why: A rare opportunity to see Rosalia's Menagerie's Lucas Sedlmaier at work at Salmuera. Expect South American fused with a closed loop approach.
more info

What: Fat Tuesday
Where: Flying Dutchmen Cocktails
When: 20.00 onwards
Why: Dress up as your favorite cocktail and win a prize! Think of all the many possibilities and hilarious results and get to dressing up. Features live music as well to get all in that Mardi Gras mood.
more info

What: Hooghoudt Rock, Paper, scissors tournament
Where: Bar Feijoa
When: 20.00-22.00
Why: Get nostalgic with a "kopstootje" and win prizes in a rock, paper, scissors tournament.
more info

Wednesday 7th of March

Our Advice: Wednesdays is a great night for going out, as most places are open, but it doesn't get too busy anywhere. Now is a good time to check out those bars you have never been to. Eager healthy beavers need to check out Door 74, while the party peeps do well with a bit of circus. Labyrinth, Bar Karakter and Rum Barrel seem like logical starting or ending points depending on where you lay your head.

What: Double Dutch Non-alcoholic workshop
Where: Door 74
When: 18.00-20.00
Why: Want to learn more about the fastest growing category in cocktails and be able to recreate them at home using these great sodas? Start your evening informed and healthy.
more info

What: Martin Ambrass x Sir Edmond x Tunes Bar
Where: Tunes Bar, Conservatorium Hotel
When: 19.00 onwards
Why: All the way from Riga, Latvia, Martin Ambrass returns to Amsterdam to share his passion. This world traveller is not to be missed!
more info

What: Circus Hooghoudt
Where: Feijoa
When: 20.00-22.00
Why: An illusionist and flair bartender collaborate in a night that has to be seen to be believed.
more info

ency 16 image

Feijoa circus

Thursday 8th of March

Our advice: Thursday is perhaps the best night of the week with just the right balance of busy and still loads of options.

Food, parties and guest bartenders is the common thread here. Be sure to check out Juniper & Kin and book Lotti's escape room, and you MUST get on the cocktail boat as this seems like a winner. Foodies and home enthousiasts win as well this day and night, with A bar, de Ebeling and Porem all offering special bites and
take-aways.

Tiki lovers need to go by Njoy and Rosalia's and make sure they wear their summer smile and tiki shirt.

Either book Remise 47 tonight or wait for the second event, but that one might sell out. Party people need to go to start at Pressroom, then Tunes, no doubt about it. Lesser dancers need to drop by Tales & spirits, Flying Dutchmen Cocktails, Door 74 or Vesper for those celebrity bartenders making your drink!

ency 93 image

Martin Ambrass

What: Blending session- Rutte & Zn.
Where: A bar at Amstel Hotel
When: 14.00
Why: Ever wanted to create your own gin? Now is the chance! Includes two bites 4 tonics for home mixing and a welcome cocktail; Reservations necessary do not miss out!
more info

What: Medoysters x De Ebeling
Where: De Ebeling
When: 16.00 onwards
Why: Oysters and Gin & tonics go great together.
more info

What: Rosalia's Menage a Tropical
Where: Rosalia's Menagerie
When: 18.00 onwards
Why: Because there is something great about getting tropical when it is cold outside.
more info

What: Hooghoudt x Remise 47 Speakeasy
Where: Remise 47
When: 18.00
Why: Because Lennart Deddens and Sharai Rodrigues will make you some great drinks; be sure to reserve as space is limited and there are 2 shifts.
more info

What: Sjefietshe X Porem Amsterdam
Where: Porem
When: 18.00 onwards
Why: Two dashes of Mokum and a squeeze of Schiedam creates bites and drinks all highlighting the beauty of genever!
more info

What: Thirstdays - come thirsty, leave happy
Where:Pressroom, Ink Hotel
When: 18.00 onwards
Why: Because this could get a dangerously busy one.
more info

What: Door 74 Welcomes back Martin Ambrass
Where: Door 74
When: 20.00
Why: Because this man shows no stopping and will show how it's doen this time around.
more info

What: Porter's Gin x T&S invite The Cocktail Trading Company
Where: Tales & Spirits
When: 20.00 onwards
Why: Because the visiting bar making drinks this night is one of the best of the UK, if not the world.
more info

8 & 9th of March

What: Union 55 cocktail escape room
Where: Lotti's at the Hoxton
When: 18.00
Why: One of those "not to miss" events that is selling out fast!
more info

8,9 and 10th of March

What: Friendships Fabulous Shaker Boat
Where: On a beautiful boat.
When: 18.00-00.00
Why: Because the best way to travel between bars is on a boat with a cocktail in hand.
more info

8,9,10 and 11th of March

What: Amsterdam Cocktail week x Juniper & Kin
Where: Juniper & Kin
When: 17.00-23.00
Why: Because this bar is opening for the first time this week, so if you are a person that considers themselves in the know, you must have been here.
more info

Friday 9th of March

Our Advice: this is Aperitivo day with loads of options for a drink and a bite straight after work. Don't go home to change, just stay in town and let the evening take its course. Meet up with friends and do that massive barcrawl you always wanted to do. A Bar, Occo, Terpentijn and Feijoa all have special Aperitivo events, and if you want to dress up as a pineapple, and who doesn't, be sure to check the happy times at Bluespoon.

What: Pineaplle party at Bluespoon
Where: Bluespoon
When: 19.00 onwards
Why: Because dressing up is great, and dressing up in a pineapple theme is greater.
more info

Saturday 10th of March

Our Advice: Full-on busy night everywhere. It might be smart to go to bars that serve small bites instead of doing a big dinner to make the most of your time, or go for a cocktail dinner pairing at Occo. Today is a good day to see all the bars you perhaps missed earlier in the week and get fancy, such as Silk bar, Pulitzer bar, The Tailor, or bar Twentyseven.

What: High Cocktail
Where: Bar Brasserie Occo
When: 15.30-17.30
Why: Because pairing your food with wine is soooo 90s, but pairing with cocktails is the future.
more info

Sunday 11th of March

Our Advice: after a week of parties, now is the time for brunch, Negroni (or Nogroni!) and Bloody mary. Terpentijn, Pikoteo, and Feijoa hace you covered. Once rehydrated and fed, make your way to Bluespoon for some DIY vermouth!

What: Hair of the dog Brunch
Where: Pikoteo
When: 13.00
Why: A tradition is starting at Pikoteo. Meet up with all those friends you saw in the week for just one more....
more info

What: DIY Vermouth Workshop
Where: Bluespoon
When: 16.00 onwards
Why: Learn from the creator of Belsazar how to do vermouth.
more info

×
  • Welcome to
  • Receive updates packed with drinks, bars and cocktails content
  • Please confirm you are over 21 years old and enter your email
  • No thanks, continue to diffordsguide.com
CSS revision 4fcdd94