Bars and Clubs in Amsterdam

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  • All Ages / Bar / Budget-friendly / Café / Casual / Conversational / Cover charge / Liberal / Locals / Movies / Outdoor Area / Pizza / Sandwiches / Students / Terrace / Theater / Upbeat

    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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    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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    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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    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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    Wynand Fockink - Drinking Activity | Historic Bar | Tour in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review An old-fashioned Dutch liqueur distillery and tasting house in business since 1679, Wynand Fockink is an entertaining place where patrons can still take part in a unique Dutch drinking tradition. Snazzy shot glasses of sweet, bitter, strong, and/or fruity liqueurs are filled to the rim and lined up on the bar – and the ... 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

    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:

    Trouw - Club | Restaurant in Amsterdam.

    20s / 30s

    Bluebird - Coffeeshop in Amsterdam.

    20s / Casual

    Café The Minds - Bar | Café 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

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

    20s / 30s

    Noorderlicht Café - Bar | Café in Amsterdam.

    All Ages / Artists

    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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