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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    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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    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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    Kriterion - Bar | Café | Theater in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review Opened by a good samaritan in 1945, the Kriterion movie theater was originally a haven where struggling students could work and earn money in the aftermath of World War II. From the beginning, Kriterion has been run by a creative panel of young and innovative city students, who continue to strive to keep the theater a liberal ... 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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    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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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:

    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:

    Jimmy Woo - Club | Lounge in Amsterdam.

    20s / 30s

    Vyne - Wine Bar in Amsterdam.

    20s / 30s

    Supperclub - Club | Restaurant in Amsterdam.

    30s / Artists

    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:

    Café Belgique - Brown Bar | Pub in Amsterdam.

    Alternative / Alternative Music

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

    20s / 30s

    Skek - Brown Bar | Café | Live Music Venue 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:

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

    All Ages / Anything goes

    Noorderlicht Café - Bar | Café in Amsterdam.

    All Ages / Artists

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

    30s / 40s

    Blijburg - Beach | Beach Bar | Café | Live Music Venue | Restaurant 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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