Bars and Clubs in Amsterdam

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  • Casual / Coffeeshop / House / Laid back / Marijuana / Regulars / Smoking Area / TVs / Tourists

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

    Party Earth Review Dimly illuminated by rustic lanterns, candles, and strings of soft lights, Jazz Café Alto is a quaint, smoky bar just off of Leidseplein that offers fantastic live jazz every night of the week. Over fifty years old, Alto’s has played host to three generations of regulars. Wood floors and walls covered in photographs of ... more

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

    Party Earth Review Amsterdam’s only Australian pub and a haven for sports fans, Coco’s Outback boasts seventeen flat-screen TVs and two big screens that show any number of games from five or so different sports channels. The décor is classic Aussie pub with the requisite rustic furnishings, stuffed game mounted on rugged walls, and typical ... more

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    Mellow Yellow - Coffeeshop in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review The first licensed coffeeshop in Amsterdam, Mellow Yellow opened its doors in 1967 and remains a must-see for connoisseurs of cultural cannabis. The exterior, with its bright yellow façade and retro black stripe design, still screams 1960s, but the interior is nothing but modern. Sleek tables, cushioned stools, and wraparound ... more

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    De Buurvrouw - Bar in Amsterdam.

    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 in both the look and feel of the place and its hip clientele. Green and red stage lights illuminate ... 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:

    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

    Belushi's Bar - Lounge | Restaurant | Sports Bar in Amsterdam.

    20s / 90s Music

    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:

    Supperclub - Club | Restaurant in Amsterdam.

    30s / Artists

    Vyne - Wine Bar in Amsterdam.

    20s / 30s

    Door 74 - Cocktail Bar | Lounge in Amsterdam.

    20s / 30s

    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:

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

    20s / 30s

    Grey Area - Coffeeshop in Amsterdam.

    20s / 30s

    Nes Café - Bar | Café in Amsterdam.

    Alternative / Bar

    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

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

    All Ages / Anything goes

    Noorderlicht Café - Bar | Café in Amsterdam.

    All Ages / Artists

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

    20s / 30s

    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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