Bars and Clubs in Amsterdam

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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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    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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    The Bulldog Coffeeshop nr. 90 - Coffeeshop in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review The self-proclaimed "world's first coffeeshop," The Bulldog Coffeshop nr. 90 is an ideal spot for an afternoon of hanging out in the historic Red Light District and sampling the variety of smoking options. The building’s façade – a chaotic mural of Amsterdam’s streets, colorful Red Light District figures, and bulldogs ... 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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    In 't Aepjen - Historic Bar in Amsterdam.

    Party Earth Review Legend has it that In ’t Aepjen – the first bar built on the first established street in Amsterdam – was a favorite party place in the 1500s among sailors who paid their tabs not with coins, but with “exotic treasure” – in other words, monkeys. What started as a joke between a barman and a sailor grew into a rumor, so much ... more

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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:

    Door 74 - Cocktail Bar | Lounge in Amsterdam.

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    Supperclub - Club | Restaurant in Amsterdam.

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    Jimmy Woo - Club | Lounge in Amsterdam.

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    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:

    Bitterzoet - Bar | Club | Music Venue in Amsterdam.

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

    All Ages / Anything goes

    Whiskycafé L&B - Brown Bar | Whiskey Bar 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:

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

    20s / 30s

    Noorderlicht Café - Bar | Café in Amsterdam.

    All Ages / Artists

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

    30s / 40s

    Skek - Brown Bar | Café | 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


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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