Bars and Clubs in Amsterdam

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  • 20s / Ambient / Casual / Coffeeshop / Marijuana / Regulars / Sandwiches / Smoking Area / Snack Food / TVs / Tourists / Wi-Fi

    The Dolphins - Coffeeshop in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review Thanks to its shameless ocean theme, The Dolphins is one of the most unique and recognizable coffeeshops in Amsterdam. The walls are amusingly painted with one continuous marine mural that features air-brushed dolphins, treasure chests, and scuba divers, as well as three-dimensional foam coral creations that bubble out ... more

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  • 20s / Casual / Coffeeshop / Conversational / Diverse / Expats / Friendly / Jazz / Laid back / Marijuana / Reggae / Regulars / Sandwiches / Smoking Area / Snack Food / Students / Tourists / Young Professionals

    Bluebird - Coffeeshop in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review It’s easy to get lost in the details at Bluebird, a cool coffeeshop whose mesmerizing jungle theme is rife with lush murals of rain forests and a plethora of leafy green plants. The whole setting calls to mind a sort of tree house bungalow, with swirls of tropical reds, blues, and greens contributing to the soothing vibe ... more

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    The Winston - Bar | Club | Hotel | Live Music Venue in Amsterdam.

    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

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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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    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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  • 20s / 30s / Bar / Casual / Cocktails / Easygoing / Fun-loving / Latin / Latin / Latin Food / Locals / Restaurant / Romantic / Sangria / Shots / Specialty Cocktails / Tapas / Tourists

    Pata Negra - Bar | Restaurant in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review Named after the black pigs that are indigenous to the Iberian Peninsula, Pata Negra is a restaurant and bar popular for its genuine Spanish design, sweetly refreshing cocktails, and a menu of over forty authentic Spanish tapas. Quaint and romantic, the décor features kitchen-tile mosaics that portray Spanish wine cellars ... 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:

    Werck - Bar | Club | Restaurant in Amsterdam.

    20s / 30s

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

    20s / 30s

    Brouwerij 't Ij - Brewery | Drinking Activity | Pub | Tour in Amsterdam.

    All Ages / Anything goes

    Lucas Likes: Beer Sports Rowdy Casual Anything goes Bar Flirty

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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.

    20s / 30s

    Door 74 - Cocktail Bar | Lounge in Amsterdam.

    20s / 30s

    Supperclub - Club | Restaurant in Amsterdam.

    30s / Artists

    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:

    Bluebird - Coffeeshop in Amsterdam.

    20s / Casual

    Desmet Studio's - Bar | Live Music Venue in Amsterdam.

    20s / 30s

    Melkweg - Concert Venue | Club | Art Gallery | Theater in Amsterdam.

    20s / 30s

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

    20s / 30s

    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:

    Pata Negra - Bar | Restaurant in Amsterdam.

    20s / 30s

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

    20s / 30s

    Canvas op de 7e - Art Gallery | Club | Restaurant in Amsterdam.

    20s / 30s

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

    20s / 30s

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

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  • Dancing
  • Bottle Service

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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