Kingfisher

Bar / Café / Diner
Kingfisher One of the most popular, if not the most well-known, watering holes in the neighborhood, Kingfisher is an updated version of a 50s American diner that overflows with De Pijp residents, local artists, young professionals, and... Amsterdam Holland 52.3566924 4.8905309
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Kingfisher - Bar | Café | Diner in Amsterdam.
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Party Earth Review One of the most popular, if not the most well-known, watering holes in the neighborhood, Kingfisher is an updated version of a 50s American diner that overflows with De Pijp residents, local artists, young professionals... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–Th 11am–1am, F–Sa 11am–3am, Su noon–1am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Kingfisher Review

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One of the most popular, if not the most well-known, watering holes in the neighborhood, Kingfisher is an updated version of a 50s American diner that overflows with De Pijp residents, local artists, young professionals, and...

One of the most popular, if not the most well-known, watering holes in the neighborhood, Kingfisher is an updated version of a 50s American diner that overflows with De Pijp residents, local artists, young professionals, and students on most sunny afternoons and on into the night.

Besides some little pops of blue trim to break up the white interior, the décor is minimal – although the wide steel kitchen walls and two screaming red retro Italian Smeg refrigerators behind the bar do add a shocking bit of color.

Tables lined up against the tall windows overlooking the terrace and smoking area leave plenty of standing room between seating and the bar, where much of the socializing takes place.

During the day, the vibe is relaxed and friendly, but as evening approaches, patrons start to swarm the terrace and filter in until the place is elbow-to-elbow with chatty customers.

With its extremely gregarious clientele and easygoing vibe, Kingfisher is the best place in the neighborhood to mingle, flirt, or just shoot the breeze with a group of friends.

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Tip from Lucas:

If it’s just you and a friend, stick to rubbing elbows in the front part of the bar or even outside where the vibe is more sociable. If you show up with a large group and the place is packed, check out the back to see if the lounge area is available.

  • Crowd

    Outgoing, approachable, and hip young De Pijp professionals and other locals, mid-20s to late 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Ambient mix of mostly hip-hop, R&B, and soul.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Lunch menu including sandwiches and burgers served 11am–7pm. Bar snacks like spring rolls and bitterballen available 5–10pm. Vegetarian option available.

  • Prices

    Bar snacks €5–€7, sandwiches €5.50–€7. Beer €2.50, wine €3, cocktails €7, mixed drinks €6+.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual to smart casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Thursdays through Sundays after work hours or later in the evening.

  • Close By

    Take a left on Quellijnstraat and walk a block to Frans Halsstraat’s Bar-Eetcafe Quinto, a bar featuring energetic dancing to Dutch disco tunes.

Kingfisher User Reviews

Average rating:
Good taste of a De Pijp pub
Amster M. Dec 9, 2012
I rarely get to Kingfisher, but if it was my bar around the corner, I'd end up here all the time. The look isn't amazing, but it's interesting enough to keep me coming back. Their beer list is nothing to write home about, but they offer enough to always get me ordering more than one. The guys that go there are cute, but a bit arrogant and totally clueless with woman, but I still give them a shot. So what is it that makes me come back more than once? I guess it's the location, the look, and the overall "whatever" attitude... three very important factors.
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