Club / Dive Bar
Party Earth Review With live nightly music at little or no cost, The Waterhole is an unkempt, dark, and dingy rockers paradise. There’s nothing particularly unique about this spacious bar, with its cozy booths and three busy pool tables, but the crowd is normally an eclectic mix of sociable music lovers and the vibe is as casual as it comes ... more
Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 49
Club / Lounge
Party Earth Review Posh and elegant, Jimmy Woo is one of the hottest clubs in Amsterdam and attracts a chic, sophisticated clientele that fits right in with the lush décor. The tongue-in-cheek premise is that the club is actually Jimmy Woo’s home, and a glass door at the entrance affords an intimate view of the fictional Mr. Woo’s bedroom ... more
Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 18
Party Earth Review De Club Up is a hotspot for a diverse clientele that includes everyone from young and cultured adults from the city’s creative industries of fashion, marketing, music, and design, to artsy hipsters and mild hip-hop mavens. The brick and concrete club’s generous size houses a vast dance floor that accommodates 300 guests ... more
Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 26
Club / Live Music Venue
Party Earth Review A successful alternative to the other clubs in Amsterdam, Sugar Factory is a unique venue that hosts a diverse and sometimes unusual roster of live musicians and performers that’s unlikely to be found anywhere else. Though the club’s sparse décor consists primarily of bare black walls, long mirrors ... more
Club / Restaurant
Party Earth Review Known for its super-chic and dare-to-be-different style, Supperclub is an indulgent club and restaurant intent on titillating all five senses of its sophisticated clientele. Three distinct areas make up the venue, the first being La Salle Neige, a combination dining room, stage, and art gallery with broad balconies and ... more
Jonge Roelensteeg 21
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
Club / Live Music Venue
Party Earth Review For a taste of the underground Dutch music scene, patrons should head to Café Pakhuis Wilhelmina, a small but energetic venue set inside a dingy waterfront warehouse that focuses on rock and indie acts at affordable prices. Black walls, oriental rugs, and a disco ball constitute most of the décor in this low-ceilinged space ... more
Party Earth Review As a non-profit organization, Studio 80 is dedicated to giving up-and-coming DJs the opportunity to showcase their talents and spin side-by-side with well-known music artists. But besides the venue’s altruistic aims, Studio 80 is also considered Amsterdam’s “it” place for techno and minimal electronic music. Nearly hidden ... more
Party Earth Review A spacious and modern bar with an ultra-cool décor, Werck is a sharp and polished place perfect for mingling with a hip local crowd. The chic décor features elegant wood dining tables, ivory leather armchairs, and a long mahogany bar, all softly lit by contemporary chandeliers and rows of tiny lights in the dark wood ceiling ... more
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
Party Earth Review Set in an old milk factory, Melkweg (Milky Way) is an entertainment/arts complex with a bar, club, movie theater, and art gallery. Though the venue features a variety of live concerts during the week, the post-show club gigs that swing into gear afterwards are just as popular with the local music lovers who show up to dance ... more
When talking about clubs in Amsterdam, different things come to mind for different people – and because it’s a major European city, there is invariably something for everyone.
Although it’s not known as the most cosmopolitan city in Europe, there are still plenty of Amsterdam clubs that cater to an exclusive, high-end loving crowd. Mostly found in areas like Leidseplein, the see-and-be-seen Amsterdam set makes their way to posh, booming nightclubs and red roped VIP spots where bottle service is the norm.
Leidseplein caters to more than just celebrity filled, high-end haunts, as denizens fill the streets looking to hit up dance clubs, jazz clubs, blues clubs, and hot DJ spots. Other hotspots catering to students, young professionals, and just the young at heart can be found in Rembrandtplein – known as Amsterdam’s second center of nightlife and clubbing.
And of course for those looking for a different kind of club experience, they can find it in the city’s comedy clubs or head over to the Red Light District where some of the craziest, wildest, and sexiest shows on the planet are found in the erotic clubs and strip clubs.