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
Ferdinand Bolstraat 24
M–Th 11am–1am, F–Sa 11am–3am, Su noon–1am
De Pijp, Amsterdam –
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.
Outgoing, approachable, and hip young De Pijp professionals and other locals, mid-20s to late 30s.
Ambient mix of mostly hip-hop, R&B, and soul.
Lunch menu including sandwiches and burgers served 11am–7pm. Bar snacks like spring rolls and bitterballen available 5–10pm. Vegetarian option available.
Bar snacks €5–€7, sandwiches €5.50–€7. Beer €2.50, wine €3, cocktails €7, mixed drinks €6+.
Casual to smart casual.
Thursdays through Sundays after work hours or later in the evening.
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.