Bars and Clubs in Amsterdam

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  • Cocktail Bar / Restaurant

    Gespot - Cocktail Bar | Restaurant in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review Gespot (Spotted) may be popular for its posh atmosphere, but it owes its real fame to the extraordinary and unconventional cocktails served at the downstairs bar. Inventive offerings such as the Asian Mary with wasabi and soy sauce and the Thai Basil Sin with basil and apple juice are created nightly by some of Amsterdam ... more

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  • Bar / Lounge / Restaurant

    Chocolate Bar - Bar | Lounge | Restaurant in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review A super-trendy bar with a casual and upbeat atmosphere, the Chocolate Bar just might be one of the coolest places in the neighborhood. The vintage décor of 70s-style wallpaper and flowered lamps provides a fashionable backdrop for the mixed crowd of yuppies, designers, and working artists who keep the place busy every night ... more

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  • Coffeeshop

    De Dampkring - Coffeeshop in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review Long before its fame for its part in the film Ocean’s 12 – a scene that is continuously looped on the bar’s flat-screen TVs – De Dampkring was well known for its trippy, hippie Indian vibe and fine list of weed and hash. Swirls of earthy tones and vibrant gold trim adorn the dark wood bar, glossy inlaid tables, and sunset ... more

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  • Club / Hotel / Restaurant

    Hotel Arena - Club | Hotel | Restaurant in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review Hotel Arena is an absolutely gigantic club with plenty of bars and dance floors to keep things exciting all night long. Though marble pillars and painted ceilings recall the building’s history as a former chapel, the space has been fully modernized with illuminated bars, a killer sound system, and a multicolored disco glow ... more

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  • Club / Culture / Restaurant

    OT301 - Club | Culture | Restaurant in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review Formerly a film academy, the building that now houses OT301 was taken over by an enterprising group of artists who revamped it into a multimedia cultural center dedicated to parties, music, and food. Now home to a club, a film cinema, art studios, and the De Peper vegan café, OT301 has maintained its urban roots, which ... more

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  • Café / Jazz Bar / Live Music Venue

    Jazz Café Alto - Café | Jazz Bar | Live Music Venue in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review Dimly illuminated by rustic lanterns, candles, and strings of soft lights, Jazz Café Alto is a quaint, smoky bar just off of Leidseplein that offers fantastic live jazz every night of the week. Over fifty years old, Alto’s has played host to three generations of regulars. Wood floors and walls covered in photographs of ... 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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    Sports? Pub crawls? Rowdy bars? Good beer? Then check out these suggestions from Lucas:

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

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

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