De Buurvrouw

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De Buurvrouw De Buurvrouw (The Woman Next Door) is an after-hours bar whose location in a narrow alley helps keep its offbeat and alternative reputation a secret from the masses. Amsterdam Holland 52.371335 4.8946954
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De Buurvrouw - Bar in Amsterdam.
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Party Earth Review De Buurvrouw (The Woman Next Door) is an after-hours bar whose location in a narrow alley helps keep its offbeat and alternative reputation a secret from the masses. Anything goes at this dark, narrow bar, a theme apparent... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–Th, Su 9pm–3am, F–Sa 9pm–4am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth De Buurvrouw Review

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De Buurvrouw (The Woman Next Door) is an after-hours bar whose location in a narrow alley helps keep its offbeat and alternative reputation a secret from the masses.

De Buurvrouw (The Woman Next Door) is an after-hours bar whose location in a narrow alley helps keep its offbeat and alternative reputation a secret from the masses.

Anything goes at this dark, narrow bar, a theme apparent in both the look and feel of the place and its hip clientele.

Green and red stage lights illuminate changing displays of quirky, unconventional artwork by local artists, not to mention the Styrofoam cutout of the bar’s buurvrouw that hangs above the entrance as if watching over the crowd.

The bar’s smoker-friendly environment, good tunes, affordable beer, and easygoing energy make it an ideal late-night hangout. In fact, as one of the few after-hours bars in the neighborhood, it’s possible to say that when De Buurvrouw finally says goodnight, so does Amsterdam.

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Tip from Emma:

Since the place is so small, it's good to know the floor plan before deciding where you're gong to hang out. In the front is where people stand and chat over the loud music. But if you want to move your feet, head to the back where there's a lot more room!

  • Crowd

    Mostly young indie hipsters and locals, 20s and 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Everything from house to Motown remixes to classic rock. DJs spin on the weekends from a small and precarious platform above the bar.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Peanuts. Good selection of whiskeys, bottled beer, and six taps of Belgian and Dutch brews.

  • Prices

    Beer €2.10, mixed drinks €6.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Busiest after 1am, especially on Thursdays when the bar gets pretty packed or Sundays when most places are closed. DJs on Fridays and Saturdays also draw a crowd.

  • Close By

    Around the corner on Damstraat is Frank & Fries, a late-night joint serving frites with a selection of Dutch sauces like curry ketchup.

De Buurvrouw User Reviews

Average rating:
When you are not a local but you refuse to go where are all the tourists... Buurvrouw is your place!
Fàtima L. Feb 20, 2013
There are many bars, cafés, pubs, etc... in Amsterdam, but just a few ones are like the Buurvrow! Is located in a hide zone close to the red lights and Dam square, where everything around seems so quite but when you get in a really cozy atmosphere with really funky music from all genres from the 50's to nowadays. But for me the better thing has been to find a place where there are all kind of people, locals, tourists, metal, hippies, ... is a really nice place for meet nice people and listen good music for all the styles and the most important thing: To be in a place where everybody is welcome for get fun, dance and meet people in Amsterdam Centre! Hope you enjoy!!
Great after-hours spot
Roy S. Dec 11, 2012
Pretty funky and fresh, but apparently a tad less cool a spot than it used to be. Still, the crowd seemed up for a lark and the soundtrack was pretty wild – lurching from dope beats to Dolly Parton. I hear they have DJs on hand on the weekends, but this night a revolving mannequin’s head was in the lofty booth holding court and overlooking the booty-shaking below. It’s off the beaten track and tucked away enough to keep the stag-do douche bags out, which is always a plus. And it has the distinction of being one of the few late night bars in the area, so that one-pint night can happily turn into a blurry one. Definitely a good find, all in.
A local's best kept secret for after hour fun
Amster M. Dec 4, 2012
In Amsterdam there are only a few late-night bars, ones that don't get busy until late and stay open until after 4am on weekends. In my opinion De Buurvrouw is the best by very, very far... in terms of everything. It's not full of annoying drunks, they're fun drunks! Hahah... In all seriousness, late night bars can really be the last place you want to wind up, or remember winding up at, but Buurvrouw is a really good time. The vibe is great, bartenders are chill, music is cool (on DJ nights especially) and the people there are a good time hands down. You'll meet some true Amsterdammers there, and the place will be full of cigarette and splif smoke, and it will be great.
late night party!
Lalarumpelpumpel S. Dec 4, 2012
One of the first places I partied at in Amsterdam when i moved there. If you go when it opens, which is almost at midnight it's totally dead! You'll be the only one there wondering where all the people are! And then around 1 or 2 in the morning it's packed like crazy with fun people just wanting to drink and smoke and talk and maybe dance a little. It's open until late, like real late, and chances are you might not remember getting home but it's always a good time! Oh, and check out art on the big wall, they change it every year and it's by local artists so it's pretty cool.
Late night cozy bar.
Ula L. Sep 2, 2012
Wandering through Amsterdam seems to be like crossing the mirror, or flying between clouds. People here are defying normalcy in each way. After daily work by night, they seem to float through canals, creating relationships between sense and nonsense. Cafe De Buurvrouv ( where "buurvrouv" means the female neighbour) is a bar, where are mostly men. Expats with a scent of locals. Small but cozy bar is open since 9 pm till the late night, but real party starts around 1 am. If you are looking for a place between drinking and dancing, Buurvrouv seems to be a perfect choice. Mostly with DJ’s or live music is a nice and kitschy space, decorated with small artworks on the walls. Greek style bas-reliefs of man and woman lead to the toilets and at the top of the wall, purple head, turning in the rhythm of music closely follows the space.
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