One of a new breed of super-smooth cocktail bars with some wacky concoctions, Vesper is widely regarded as employing the coolest mixologists in Amsterdam. In Jordaan, it’s one step beyond the usual fare of mojitos and gin slings as the bartenders go off piste to create new wonders in a cocktail glass. The little wooden bar is also the original home of the alcoholic high tea, which puts a pleasant new slant on scones with clotted cream.