Club / Pool Hall
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
Admiraal de Ruijterweg 56 B
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
Club / Restaurant
Party Earth Review From the creators of Amsterdam’s former hotspot Club 11 comes Trouw, an industrial and heavy techno venue as hard-hitting as the original. Once a newspaper printing house, the club underwent minimal renovation that enhanced the raw factory theme with a touch of urban stenciling, street-style patterns, high-tech club lighting ... more
Party Earth Review A blue light guides patrons up the lavish staircase to De Kroon (The Crown), a restaurant and bar that’s right out of an episode of Miami Vice. The upscale interior includes ivory parlor chairs and a row of tiny palm trees lit by shades of pastel neon, as well as unusual touches like shadowbox displays of butterfly varieties ... more
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
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 From the glazed wood-pattern dining tables to the colorful pieces on the walls, every painted item at Canvas is for sale, a nod to the owner’s vision of a club and restaurant that also functions as a work of art and a gallery all rolled into one. The seventh floor of this former newspaper building has long housed artist ... more
Party Earth Review Housed in a former 19th-century church in the heart of Amsterdam, Paradiso is an enormous, multilevel music venue and dance club with an international reputation for delivering intimate performances by big-name musicians – a feature that continues to lure both bands and fans. An impressive balcony wraps around the dance ... 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
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
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
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.