WestCord Fashion Hotel, 1 Hendrikje Stoffelsstraat, Amsterdam, 1058 GC, Netherlands
Tel: +31(0)20 810 0800
Website: Not supplied
Door: Open door
Style: Hotel bar
Recommended for: Cocktails
Price guide: High-end
Food: No food
Images By: diffordsguide.com
This modern lofty 10th floor bar sits atop the WestCord Fashion Hotel. Neighbouring the grandly titled World Fashion Centre, on the Amsterdam's A10 ring road this is a schlep from the centre of town (10 minutes by tram) but handily Schiphol is only ten minutes away, so perhaps a watering hole to remember on the way back to the airport.
The interior is contemporary styled with black club-like decor and an illuminated ceiling of hanging crystal glass, which at first glance looks like a mass of thousands of hanging champagne flutes. Windows at either side offer panoramic views of Amsterdam.
Classic cocktails lead the offering with the likes of the Mai Tai, Russian Spring Punch, Old Fashioned and the Ritz. While 'Special Cocktails' include the Breakfast Martini, the Wake-up Call and the Kobe One Kenobe, a concoction of sake, genever and litchi liqueur, of which the menu rightly says "the force is strong with this one."
The bar snacks range from the traditional Amsterdam bitterballen to tempura tiger prawns, mini burgers and Charcuterie.