There are few good terraces for an after-work beer in Amsterdam, especially in the late summer (not to mention that we never had a summer in 2007…). Around the canals, terraces get no sunshine because of the low sun and the narrow streets and canals. And there aren’t many good places further out and about.
Hesp is a good one and favorite of mine – especially because they have Weihenstephan.
Yesterday I discovered another one: Ter Brugge on Overtoom 578. While guests at nearby and more popular Gent were sitting in the shade, Ter Brugge had great sunshine from 5pm on until late!
Google maps: Overtoom 578, Amsterdam