Amsterdam nightlife

Dutch version

Amsterdam is one of the few cities in the Netherlands with an active nightlife every night of the week. Obviously on Friday and Saturday. And if you feel like going into town on a Monday night. Rest assured. You won't be alone.

The atmosphere in the city centre is generally casual. As for dress code, this usually isn't that strict. Certain nightclubs might not accept sneakers as footwear but in general “casual” is the only dress code.

Clubs are opened until 4AM on weeknights and until 5AM on Saturday and Sunday (source: Amsterdam City Council). The terraces close at 2AM at the latest (during the weekend)

Jordaan Reguliersdwarsstraat Rembrandtplein Leidseplein De Pijp Outside the city center Concert venues

Amsterdam nightlife - Jordaan

Originally the Jordaan was a workers neighborhood, yet today it’s one of the increasingly popular areas for both its nightlife and living.

The fact that it’s a typical Amsterdam neighborhood definitely becomes clear during, among others, the Jordaan Festival, but also the atmosphere in the various bars is jovial.

Cafe Thijssen

Nightlife at Café Thijssen in Amsterdam At walking distance from the Central Station (heading west or in other words to the right when exiting the station) there is cafe Thijssen at Brouwersgracht (Brewers Canal) 107. A nice place to get a drink and hang out with friends until late in the [...] Continue reading about Cafe Thijssen.
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Amsterdam nightlife - Reguliersdwarsstraat

At the heart of Amsterdam we find the Koningsplein and the Reguliersdwarsstraat. Situated between the Leidsplein, the Spui and connected to the Rembrandtplein you really can’t miss it during your night on the town.

Speaking of the Reguliersdwarsstraat, it’s a street with a great atmosphere. Mostly known for its gay hospitality, but it’s definitely also recommended for its many restaurants and clubs.

Cafe Herengracht

Nightlife at Cafe Herengracht in Amsterdam A trendy bar and restaurant at the same time with a stylish decoration. That is cafe Herengracht. On the various floor levels of the bar you can have a nice seat with friends and prepare for the night that is yet to come. A great [...] Continue reading about Cafe Herengracht.

SoHo

Nightlife at SoHo Amsterdam The 2 story high SoHo is a nice place to go out for a drink both during the week and in the weekend. The classic interior would probably give a different impression, but it's quite the party location! With their own dancers and a resident [...] Continue reading about SoHo.

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Amsterdam nightlife - Rembrandtplein

A large square in the middle and everywhere you look you see bars and restaurants with terraces and impressive lights all around. The Rembrandtplein has to be the most well known nightlife area of Amsterdam.

And whether you prefer a pub or really want to go clubbing, the variety of bars is so extensive that there’s something to be found for every taste.

3 Sisters Pub

Nightlife at 3 Sisters Pub in Amsterdam Also pubs on the Rembrandtplein are recommended. Like the 3 Sisters Pub with an enormous bar inside and various seating arrangements. Later in the evening the pub is also a place for dancing which you'll enjoy participating in! Video 3 Sisters Pub Continue reading about 3 Sisters Pub.

Escape

Nightlife at Escape in Amsterdam The Escape is a very popular venue with previously a rather strict dress code. While the popularity hasn't dropped, the dress requirements have been turned down a notch. Friday, Saturday or Sunday evening, if you're looking for a night with an excellent lineup of dj's, [...] Continue reading about Escape.

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Amsterdam nightlife - Leidseplein

Who hasn’t heard of it, the Leidseplein in Amsterdam. With famous venues like the City Met beroemde locaties zoals de City theater, De Melkweg, The Bulldog and with terraces everywhere on summer days.

And also at night there’s a lot to be experienced when the nightlife makes its entry. Here are some of the hotspots.

Jimmy Woo

Nightlife at Jimmy Woo in Amsterdam Luxury, style and glamour are definitely the three words that best describe Jimmy Woo. Regularly the rows in front seem endless so no fear of standing on the dance floor alone. With club music and the best DJs you won't be complaining about the sound [...] Continue reading about Jimmy Woo.

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Amsterdam nightlife - De Pijp

De Pijp is where during the day you find the Albert Cuypmarkt and where in the evening there’s a lively scene with a lot of bars for a night out.

Popular among students and young professionals, you won’t need to worry about being bored thanks to the many terraces and authentic pubs.

Cafe De Groene Vlinder

Nightlife at Cafe De Groene Vlinder in Amsterdam At the heart of the Pijp you walk into the cozy diner and bar De Groene Vlinder (The Green Butterfly). With a dark interior that moves aside as the evening progresses and the nightlife kicks off. The opinions about the food differ sometimes, but nobody [...] Continue reading about Cafe De Groene Vlinder.

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Amsterdam nightlife - Outside the city center

For some nightlife venues in Amsterdam you’ll need to move slightly further from the city center. Logically, this is where larger parties are organized that attract a diverse audience. From salsa to dance!

Panama*

Nightlife at Club Panama* in Amsterdam At the Oostelijke Handelskade (Eastern Trading Dock) you find club Panama. With the possibility of dining there before the party starts, it's no problem that it's a bit further from the center. Panama* has room for over 1000 people; 900 in the Main Room and [...] Continue reading about Panama*.

Amsterdam nightlife - Concert venues

Besides the regular nightlife, Amsterdam also hosts an impressive list of concerts and performances on various locations in the city. Both in and outside the city center you can come and admire your favorite artists.

De Melkweg

Nightlife at De Melkweg in Amsterdam One of the most popular locations for pop events in Amsterdam is De Melkweg (The Milky Way) where also films are shown, theater shows are organized and various art exhibitions are regularly on display. With a variety of music styles available on Saturday night, De [...] Continue reading about De Melkweg.
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