Bars and Clubs in Amsterdam

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  • Brown Bar / Café / Live Music Venue

    Skek - Brown Bar | Café | Live Music Venue in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review Situated on Amsterdam’s oldest street, Skek is an inexpensive, student-run café and bar that caters to a casual, sociable crowd of local hipsters and students. Housed in two historic 16th-century buildings, the space includes a small dining area and a brown bar and is most known for its unbeatable deals on good food and ... more

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  • Club / Pool Hall

    Club 8 - Club | Pool Hall in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review Known for its wonderfully unique and wild weekend theme parties, Club 8 is a vibrant club with an alternative setting on the fourth floor of an abandoned office building just outside of the city center. The space consists of one vast room, comfortably filled with a diverse blend of sociable partygoers from all walks of ... more

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  • Historic Bar

    In 't Aepjen - Historic Bar in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review Legend has it that In ’t Aepjen – the first bar built on the first established street in Amsterdam – was a favorite party place in the 1500s among sailors who paid their tabs not with coins, but with “exotic treasure” – in other words, monkeys. What started as a joke between a barman and a sailor grew into a rumor, so much ... more

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  • Restaurant / Wine Bar

    Wijnbar Boelen & Boelen - Restaurant | Wine Bar in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review The first wine bar to open in Amsterdam, Wijnbar Boelen & Boelen is a small but upscale De Pijp favorite for those looking to indulge in a night of fine French cuisine paired with excellent world wines. The well-dressed patrons at this modern yet comfortably informal venue can peruse the menu of over one hundred types of ... more

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  • Erotic Show

    Casa Rosso - Erotic Show in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review Smaller than the towering pink neon sign outside suggests, Casa Rosso – which has been in business since the 70s – produces Amsterdam’s most well-known and longest-running erotic show. Even patrons who have been to strip clubs before probably haven’t seen the type of performances presented at this venue. Customers take ... more

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  • Bar / Club / Hotel / Live Music Venue

    The Winston - Bar | Club | Hotel | Live Music Venue in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review Since its remodeling in 2008, The Winston – an energetic club associated with Belushi’s Bar and St. Christopher’s Inn next door – has attracted a friendly and diverse crowd of regulars, expats, and travelers eager to enjoy live music in a sociable environment. The improved décor features a well-lit bar, a sleek new stage ... more

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Browse Amsterdam Bars and Clubs by Category

Brown bars – named for their requisite 16th- and 17th-century-era smoky wooden interiors – are the heart of the city’s nightlife drinking culture, but there are loads of modern and trendy bars and clubs in Amsterdam whose chic décor and more sophisticated vibe cater to a cosmopolitan crowd as well.

As casual drinkers enjoy the local Heineken, Amstel, and Grolsch beers at neighborhood pubs, a more “see and be seen” set heads to swankier bars and clubs for the latest cocktails. The city also offers a diverse scene that includes artsy, underground hangouts as well as high-end dance clubs and lounges.

Regardless of the setting, these venues provide the late-night dancing and debauchery that seems to be expected in Amsterdam. And while most of these nightclubs have door policies and dress codes, they are generally more relaxed than similar clubs in other major cities.

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  1. Lucas

    Sports? Pub crawls? Rowdy bars? Good beer? Then check out these suggestions from Lucas:

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  2. Adriana

    Exclusive hotspots? Chic crowds? Bottle service? Posh shopping? Then check out these suggestions from Adriana:

    Adriana Likes: Exclusive Nightclub Fashion Forward Shopping Jetsetter Lounge Hotel Bar High End / Exclusive

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    Eclectic crowds? Authentic bars? Live music? Nothing mainstream? Then check out these suggestions from Jonah:

    Jonah Likes: Live Music Eclectic Indie Alternative Non-mainstream Laid back Conversational Creative / Art / Music Types

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  4. Emma

    Amazing drink deals? Unpretentious crowds? Karaoke with friends? Dancing all night? Then check out these suggestions from Emma:

    Emma Likes: Happy Hour Culture Dancing Lively Budget-friendly Sightseeing Party Groups

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