Just a few blocks away from the Markthal (check the Markthal article), in front of the Nine Bar and across the street from Tante Nel you can find Bokaal. I’m naming all these spots for a reason. When I’m planning a city trip I like to know where I’m going to prevent wandering around and not know what I’m doing. Start your day at the Markthal, get a banana milkshake with rum at Tante Nel (check the Tante Nel article), re-energize with a good cup of coffee at the Nine Bar and start your evening at Bokaal. Life can be so easy.
One of the reasons why I like Bokaal, next to the relaxed atmosphere, is the variety of beers they serve. Brands ranging from heavy Belgian beers to lighter beers from Dutch soil. Try the Tripel Karmeliet but don’t blame me if you wake up a bit dizzy next morning. Next to decent beers they have designed a menu with snacks that all go well with the beers served. Ask the waiter to get to know the best combinations.
Bokaal has an excellent indoor bar but if the weather allows you can spend your evening on the terrace outside. Keep an eye on their Facebook page because the terrace frequently turns into a small festival area.
It makes Bokaal the perfect spot to hang out after a day at work, the weekend and most definitely on those rare hot summer days.