Bars and Clubs in Amsterdam

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    De Nieuwe Anita - Club | Live Music Venue | Theater in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review What began as a bike storage and boiler room was eventually transformed into De Nieuwe Anita, a kitschy yet stylish club that plays host to live bands, film screenings, open-mic nights, guest parties, and more. The décor is reminiscent of a vintage thrift store, with accordion lamps dangling from the low ceiling and illuminating ... more

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    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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    Grey Area - Coffeeshop in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review Known for producing some of the best weed and hash in the city, Grey Area is one of the most popular coffeeshops in Amsterdam and has won countless High Times Cannabis Cup awards – although, ironically, most of the wins have been for marijuana produced in the United States. Nonetheless, this small coffeeshop and its high ... more

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    Werck - Bar | Club | Restaurant in Amsterdam.

    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

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    Door 74 - Cocktail Bar | Lounge in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review True to the speakeasies of 1920s America, the exact location of Door 74 is somewhat clandestine and one definitely worth investigating. The sleek, upscale setting is the place for classic cocktails, flutes of champagne, and “proper late-night drinking,” as the bar itself says. It’s evident from the moment the swanky black ... more

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    Noorderlicht Café - Bar | Café in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review Easily recognizable by its airplane hangar shape and transparent, greenhouse-like architecture, Noorderlicht (Northern Lights) is a boisterous café where artists and creative types come for indoor and outdoor drinking, dining, and dancing – not to mention an extraordinary view of the city center from the other side of the ... 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:

    Vyne - Wine Bar in Amsterdam.

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    Door 74 - Cocktail Bar | Lounge in Amsterdam.

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    Supperclub - Club | Restaurant in Amsterdam.

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

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  3. Jonah

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

    Whiskycafé L&B - Brown Bar | Whiskey Bar in Amsterdam.

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

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    Nes Café - Bar | Café in Amsterdam.

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    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:

    Noorderlicht Café - Bar | Café in Amsterdam.

    All Ages / Artists

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

    20s / 30s

    Blijburg - Beach | Beach Bar | Café | Live Music Venue | Restaurant in Amsterdam.

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    Woodstock 69 - Beach Bar | Club | Outdoor Activity | Restaurant in Amsterdam.

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

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Explore Amsterdam Bars and Clubs by Neighborhood

Leidseplein

Jimmy Woo - Club | Lounge in Amsterdam. more bars in Leidseplein

Nieuwe Zijds

Café The Minds - Bar | Café in Amsterdam. more bars in Nieuwe Zijds

Jordaan

Gespot - Cocktail Bar | Restaurant in Amsterdam. more bars in Jordaan

Rembrandtplein

Coco's Outback - Pub | Restaurant | Sports Bar in Amsterdam. more bars in Rembrandtplein

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