This unusual brown bar dating back to 1642 offers great views of canals and church spires from its excellent position at the picturesque intersection of the Prinsengracht and the Brouwersgracht. Inside you’ll find an antique interior of wood furniture, old blue and white tiles on the walls and a beautiful, if a bit dusty, Delft chandelier. Other outstanding décor features include copper bed warmers, an ornately decorated cast iron stove and white Christmas lights strung from the high ceiling. Unlike other bars of its genre, Café Papeneiland also offers seating above the claustrophobic bar where patrons are allowed to smoke. Sip a jenever with one of the old-timers or order one of a handful of beers on draught.