Party Earth Review De Buurvrouw (The Woman Next Door) is an after-hours bar whose location in a narrow alley helps keep its offbeat and alternative reputation a secret from the masses. Anything goes at this dark, narrow bar, a theme apparent... ... read full review
Sint Pieterspoortsteeg 29
M–Th, Su 9pm–3am, F–Sa 9pm–4am
Oude Zijds, Amsterdam –
De Buurvrouw (The Woman Next Door) is an after-hours bar whose location in a narrow alley helps keep its offbeat and alternative reputation a secret from the masses.
Anything goes at this dark, narrow bar, a theme apparent in both the look and feel of the place and its hip clientele.
Green and red stage lights illuminate changing displays of quirky, unconventional artwork by local artists, not to mention the Styrofoam cutout of the bar’s buurvrouw that hangs above the entrance as if watching over the crowd.
The bar’s smoker-friendly environment, good tunes, affordable beer, and easygoing energy make it an ideal late-night hangout. In fact, as one of the few after-hours bars in the neighborhood, it’s possible to say that when De Buurvrouw finally says goodnight, so does Amsterdam.
Mostly young indie hipsters and locals, 20s and 30s.
Everything from house to Motown remixes to classic rock. DJs spin on the weekends from a small and precarious platform above the bar.
Peanuts. Good selection of whiskeys, bottled beer, and six taps of Belgian and Dutch brews.
Beer €2.10, mixed drinks €6.
Busiest after 1am, especially on Thursdays when the bar gets pretty packed or Sundays when most places are closed. DJs on Fridays and Saturdays also draw a crowd.
Around the corner on Damstraat is Frank & Fries, a late-night joint serving frites with a selection of Dutch sauces like curry ketchup.