A bit off the center, with a bit of a Mediterranean touch, Hesp stands out with one of the nicest terraces Amsterdam has to offer, right at the river Amstel. After having been renovated and rebuilt for several months, the terrace is now open again in full glory. Strolling down the Weesperzijde along the water on a hot summer night, and then ending up there for one of the at least 40 brands of beer they have (half of them tapped), great.
The same is true, of course, for the afternoon, and I am especially fond of the live music events on Sunday afternoon (not always – check first, if that’s what you are looking for). It can be a fantastic way to swing out the weekend…
On Friday nights it is less crowded, but still a place to have good time. The bartenders are doing their best to entertain, and you can tell they love their job.
But Hesp is not only a bar to have a good time on a Friday night, Hesp also accommodates a full restaurant with a variety of international dishes for a reasonable price.
New is the small catering “Hesp to go” 20 meters away in the Overamstelstraat. Spend your Friday after work drinks or Sunday afternoon with a live gig at Hesp, and take your dinner home for a lazy evening on the couch.