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Tales and Spirits

Lijnbaanssteeg 5-7, 1012 TE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 6 55356467
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Lijnbaanssteeg 5-7, 1012 TE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved this place. The cocktail menu was varied and quirky and fairly standard prices for a city place. Bar staff were fantastic, enthusiastic and knowledgeable we would definitely return here on a future visit.

Thank Lorraine S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Was here a while ago and was thinking about it recently. I saw the extensive back bar and ordered a few cocktails off menu. They arrived quickly and were wonderful. Even the slightly more obscure ones were no problem for these guys. Can't fault, will...More

Thank Conor M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fantastic cocktails and great snacks. General Lee was superb, and La muerta is a great Zombie variation as well.

Thank luka912
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I reside in philadelphia and we have a number of these type of bars. The drinks were good but nothing out of the ordinary. I didn’t like the confederate flag on one of the cars they presented with the drink. I’m sure they could claim...More

Thank TherealSonia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really friendly staff who knew what they were doing. Would definitely visit again when we are in Amsterdam.

Thank pjuk12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to a ton of great cocktail bars around the world, and I can firmly say that the drinks we had at Tales and Spirits stood up to the best in both taste and creativity. I'd suggest trying the No Siesta...No Fiesta! or the...More

Thank CrazyFoodB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We first visited here on our last trip to Amsterdam a couple of years ago, and this time was just as fun. Welcomed warmly by the waiter, who was happy to advise on cocktail options, and the drinks themselves were potent AF and delicious -...More

Thank Richardrocks
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I am going to this amazing, great place every visit to Amsterdam. Unforgettable cocktails, very special atmosphere. Just waiting to my next visit.

Thank Olga S
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Must stop place for cocktails in Amsterdam. The bartenders and people are super friendly. The cocktail menu is innovative and adventurous. Will go back over and over. If you like to explore while you drink this is a great place.

Thank MichaelJ02
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

This bar came highly recommended to us by a former traveler, so we went right when it opened. Great intimate atmosphere, fantastic creative and fun cocktails, and great company! We chatted with the bartenders and other patrons for hours. Bartender was extremely knowledgeable and recommended...More

Thank ssimmons520
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of
tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists
and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the
best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe.
Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops
of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones
Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods
such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring
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Michael R
14 May 2018|
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Response from Fussy4areason | Reviewed this property |
We had a lovely dinner before we went for cocktails so I do not know what the food tasted like but it looked great.
Emily E
14 January 2018|
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Response from peter m | Reviewed this property |
You will need to contact Tales and Spirits direct. Though I think outside they may be able to, ad in the right weather it is a great atmosphere street side, on a primarily walk through alley
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$45
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 1:00 AM
5:30 PM - 1:00 AM
5:30 PM - 1:00 AM
5:30 PM - 1:00 AM
5:30 PM - 3:00 AM
5:30 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lijnbaanssteeg 5-7, 1012 TE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 6 55356467
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We love food, every second, every minute and every hour we think about food. Eating shouldn't be done only three times a day. We like to eat all day long. That is why our kitchen is open till late in the evening. In our kitchen we don't differentiate between starters and main courses. Just order what you like and if you want to eat more, you order another dish. Our kitchen combines the best of different international cuisines, using classic and avant-garde culinary techniques. Did we mention we love food? Hmmmm.... However we might love our drinks even more! The variety in drinks is so big, that nobody should stick to one drink in their life. At T&S we offer you a wide variety of spirits which all have their own story. We like to introduce you to new flavor combinations in our drinks and tell you the tale of the spirits which come together in your glass.
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