This beautiful art deco bar is far superior to the drinkeries all around it. Rembrandtplein is another of Amsterdam’s old squares where the boozers all pitch themselves at the lowest common tourist denominator, but Schiller is a little different. The interior is sumptuous, and authentically art deco, with sleek, simple geometric shapes and swooping curves, artworks on the walls and mosaics on the tiles. This is all set off by comfy booths and amber and brown colours. The lusciousness of the interior has tended to attract quite an artsy, literary crowd over the years, and while that’s perhaps less true now, it’s still not unusual to see a crazy haired old bohemian supping on a Palm. But there’s a youthful vibe too, with twenty-something hipsters loafing about the place and DJs occasionally play later on. Staff are friendly and there’s a heated smoking terrace.