Bars and Clubs in Amsterdam

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    De Kroon - Bar | Club | Restaurant in Amsterdam.

    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

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    Kingfisher - Bar | Café | Diner in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review One of the most popular, if not the most well-known, watering holes in the neighborhood, Kingfisher is an updated version of a 50s American diner that overflows with De Pijp residents, local artists, young professionals, and students on most sunny afternoons and on into the night. Besides some little pops of blue trim to ... 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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    Green House - Coffeeshop in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review Winner of over thirty Cannabis Cup awards, Green House has a stellar reputation for both its quality products and the inviting atmosphere in each of its four Amsterdam locations. The original coffeeshop on Oude Zijds, which displays its successes in a full-size trophy case, has also become a magnet for celebrities, as attested ... 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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    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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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

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

    20s / 90s Music

    Werck - Bar | Club | Restaurant in Amsterdam.

    20s / 30s

    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:

    Nes Café - Bar | Café in Amsterdam.

    Alternative / Bar

    Paradiso - Café | Club | Concert Venue in Amsterdam.

    20s / Alternative Music

    Bitterzoet - Bar | Club | Music Venue in Amsterdam.

    20s / 30s

    Club 8 - Club | Pool Hall 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:

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

    20s / 30s

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

    20s / 30s

    Pata Negra - Bar | Restaurant in Amsterdam.

    20s / 30s

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

    All Ages / Anything goes

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

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Explore Amsterdam Bars and Clubs by Neighborhood


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

Nieuwe Zijds

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


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


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

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