nightlife Amsterdam

Amsterdam: Nightlife and Clubs

Nightlife Amsterdam: the Dutch capital is a city of fun and really offers a wide choice to its visitors. Bars and trendy nightclubs, up to typical “Bruin bars”, Here is the definitive guide for your nights in Amsterdam!

Nightlife Amsterdam

The Dutch capital is a city full of energy and tireless, especially at night, When the nightlife permeates every neighborhood.

The nightlife in Amsterdam is one of the most frantic and renowned throughout Europe: the city is a favourite destination for many young, who come here for fun and recreation in one of the many coffee-shops, bars and discos.

At night it is impossible to be bored: the streets become even busier, the bars along the banks of the canals are filled with young people, While the play of light reflected in the water makes the atmosphere magical and special.

nightlife Amsterdam by night
Amsterdam by night

Amsterdam offers a wide choice regarding night entertainment: nightclubs and trendy lounge bars, up to traditional coffee shops (a real attraction in Amsterdam) and to Bruin bars (“Coffee Brown”, named blackened because of the color of the walls), the best places to taste good Dutch beer.

The bars in Amsterdam usually open in the morning and stay open until 3.00, becoming a focal point for the city's nightlife, But even during the day. Here you can mingle with the locals and enjoy the real Dutch nightlife.

Most of the clubs, instead, they open at midnight and stay open until 5.00 alle 6.00 in the morning. The Amsterdam music scene offers evenings for all tastes, from the music House, the Acid Jazz, Trance music, Techno and Hardcore.

For fans of rave parties suggest that the Dance Valley, one of the most important events of its kind that takes place in the summer in the countryside near Amsterdam, where there are a dozen tents with live music and djs playing continuously all day.

nightlife Amsterdam Dance Valley festival
The Dance Valley festival which takes place in Amsterdam every year

Gambling lovers can try their luck in the two casinos in Amsterdam: the first Holland Casino (Max Euweplein 62, Amsterdam) It is situated near the Leidseplein, While theother casino is located at Schiphol Airport.

The best time to visit Amsterdam is during the King day, the 27 April, during which the city streets fill with people and are enriched with street markets and stalls serving food Street. This celebration attracts thousands of tourists, among foreign and Dutch, making the city even more alive and vibrant.

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Celebrations during the King day in Amsterdam
Amsterdam canal boat cruise

A romantic way to experience Amsterdam in the evening is to take a canal tour. The ideal time is during sunset, When the city is full of colors and nuances, and you can see the “Venice of the North” sitting comfortably on board the boat.

The companies offering the Amsterdam Canal tours are numerous and you can embark on different points of the city. These include: Canal Company, Holland International, Blue Boat, Reederij Kooij and Rederij Plas.

The company Lovers also offers Canal tours including romantic dinner on board the boat: for information and reservations, visit their website.

Amsterdam Canal tours
Amsterdam Canal tours

The districts of nightlife in Amsterdam

The nightlife in Amsterdam develops mainly around areas of Dam Square, Rembrandtplein or Leidsplein, which represent the hottest neighborhoods for nightlife.

The surroundings of Dam Square are popular, especially because of the famous red light district, which always attracts a steady stream of tourists, mostly curious to take a look at the girls on display behind the Windows. In the square, dating back to the 13rd century and always very busy, There are numerous restaurants and bars, In addition to the presence of stalls, rides and street performers. The neighborhood also houses several ancient theatres organizing variety shows and cabaret.

Also in the area of Leidsplein There are many restaurants, theaters, including the theater Stadsschouwburg and the theater Shore, In addition to some of the most famous nightclubs in Amsterdam, as the Sugar Factory, where you can listen to live concerts, the Paradiso and Melkweg, a trendy club and very popular (read below).

The district Jordaan is located in the Northwest of the city. It is an elegant and refined area, where you can find a multitude of cafes, restaurants and bars, frequented mainly by young people, students and artists. To eat we recommend Bistrot Neuf, where you can order a double menu of meat and fish with only 29 euros, and wine tasting (the restaurant also has a wine bar attached). Else recommended, both for happy hour and dinner, is the Stout: also here you can taste all the ten courses of the restaurant with just 30 euros. Have a drink instead, head to the Cafe Tabac, a nice pub always busy.

Clubs and discos in Amsterdam

Bitterzoet (Spuistraat 2, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Located on Spuitstraat and close to the central station, the Bitterzoet (that means in Dutch “bittersweet”) is a popular and trendy clubs which includes a bar, a disco, a concert hall and a theater. The program is truly vast and varied: the Bitterzoet offers all kinds of music, from rock and punk to hip-hop and indie, as well as the ska, the funk and reggae music. The club brings together an assortment of djs, bands & musicians, often focusing on emerging talent. Surrender to the rhythm on the dance floor or relax for a moment on the second floor. The Bitterzoet It's not just a disco, but it is also a space that contains projects, exhibitions, shows and concerts. Definitely not to be missed.

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Bitterzoet, Amsterdam

AIR Amsterdam (Amstelstraat 24, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open Friday and Saturday from 23.00 to 5.00, Sunday from 23.00 to 4.00.
Located in the Centre of Amsterdam where there was the club EN, theAIR is one of the most famous nightclubs in Amsterdam, spectacular from every angle. The club has electronic lockers at the entrance to store valuables, five bars and a large area for dancing. TheAIR Amsterdam often hosts djs and artists of international renown, including Afrojack, Dr.Lektroluv, Sven Väth, Steve Aoki and John Digweed.

Vita notturna Amsterdam AIR club
AIR club, Amsterdam

Disco Dolly (Handboogstraat 11, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open daily from 23.00 to 4.00.
The Disco Dolly is a disco-pub well loved especially by students and open every day to party till the morning. Here you will find beer at low prices and a musical selection that ranges from disco, funk, until the soul music, Boogie, House and hip-hop. The atmosphere is very relaxed and very warm!

Nightlife Amsterdam Disco Dolly
Disco Dolly, Amsterdam

Jimmy Woo (Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 18, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open from Thursday to Sunday from 23.00 to 4.00.
The Jimmy Woo is a disco with international and Asian-inspired style. The club is distributed over two floors from the quirky design: the upper floor, where there is a lounge bar, It is decorated with Chinese paintings and gilded decorations, wooden tables and Japanese screens, While downstairs there is a second bar and a dance floor lit with many lights that turn on and off with music.

The Jimmy Woo, He won the award for the club with the best sound system in the Netherlands, offers a great selection of music ranging from Hip Hop music, R&B, Disc, Soul, Funk and House. The club is popular with celebrities and has a strict selection at the entrance: get here early or reserve a table to be sure to get, and dress elegant.

Nightlife Amsterdam Jimmy Woo
Jimmy Woo, Amsterdam

Melkweg (Lijnbaansgracht 234a, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Located in an old dairy, the Melkweg (What does that mean “Milky Way”) is a point of reference for the nightlife in Amsterdam Since the 1970s. The place, composed of three ballrooms and concert venues, a cinema, a theater and Café, offers a rich and varied musical and cultural program: Here you can find live concerts, theater, film screenings and art exhibitions.

The smallest Concert Hall, the “Oude Zaal”, hosts concerts by emerging bands, While in the Hall “The Max” You can attend the concerts of famous artists. The Hall “Rabozaal” is the latest version, in which you can attend the concerts while sitting.

The music program is varied: to Thursday there is evening “Soundclash”, with reggae music, dancehall, Dubstep & jungle. Saturday night is dedicated to indie music, hip-hop and funky, but they also organize events with dance music. If you have a subscription can also take advantage of discounts and promotions on Melkweg evenings and concerts.

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Melkweg, Amsterdam
Nightlife Amsterdam Melkweg outside
The Melkweg viewed from outside, Amsterdam

Panama Club (Oostelijke handelskade 4, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open every day.
Located a short walk from central station and within a historic building, the Panama Club is one of the larger nightclubs in Amsterdam where to go dancing but also concerts. The club, capable of seating 1000 people, contains a theater, a disco, a bar and a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine. With a sound system at the highest level, the club frequently hosts world famous djs. The Panama It has a relaxed atmosphere and classy, with a program that combines cultural and musical styles and cultures.

Nightlife Amsterdam Panama Club
Panama Club, Amsterdam

Sugarfactory (Lijnbaansgracht 238, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
The Sugarfactory is a nightclub in Amsterdam that combines music and art. Around the 23.00 There are live music concerts, While then the evening continues until 5.00 with disco music played by various djs, with theme nights change frequently. But the club not only offers music: If you arrive before dark, at Sugarfactory You can attend plays, comedy or poetry. You pay the entrance fee but, Once inside, the drinks are relatively inexpensive.

Nightlife Amsterdam Sugarfactory
Sugarfactory, Amsterdam

Westergasfabriek (Klonneplein 1, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open every day.
The Westergasfabriek It's an old gas plant, now used as a creative and cultural center, which houses inside a park, some bars, restaurants, a cinema and theatre. The cultural center is home to numerous events ranging from concerts to exhibitions, until food tastings.

Nightlife Amsterdam, Westergasfabriek
Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam

WesterUnie (Klönneplein 4-6, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Located within the Westergasfabriek, the WesterUnie is a great concert and events. The club regularly organises evenings with techno music, House and acid. The property is surrounded by a large park where there are several cafes, bars and restaurants.

Nightlife Amsterdam WesterUnie
Westerunie, Amsterdam

Mazzo (Rozengracht 114, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open daily from 9.00 to 1.00.
The Bouquet is one of the oldest clubs in Amsterdam and one of the most beloved by fans of electronic music. The club offers an excellent program of events, with music that ranges from deep house to black music and electronics. The atmosphere is relaxed and the public is over 23 (required to enter).

Nightlife Amsterdam Bouquet
Bouquet, Amsterdam

Winston (Warmoesstraat 129, Amsterdam)
Open daily from 21.00 to 4.00.
Located inside the hotel, the Winston is a club frequented mainly by tourists, who organizes student party, shows and live music. The music is varied and ranges from Rock, Punk and Reggae, up to Hip Hop, Dub and electronic music.

Nightlife Amsterdam Winston Club
Winston Club, Amsterdam

Escape Amsterdam (Rembrandtplein 11, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open from Wednesday to Sunday from 23.00 to 5.00.
Open from 1987, theEscape is one of the largest nightclubs in Amsterdam (sleeps up to 2000 people) and a real institution in the Movida Dutch. The club impresses with its decoration and its hundreds of hi-tech lights that blend well with the style of music proposal, which focuses mainly on the shade House and electronic.

Nightlife Amsterdam Escape
Escape Club, Amsterdam

Hotel Arena (‘s Gravesandestraat 51, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open every day.
TheHotel Arena is a famous Disco located inside an old church and frequented mainly by students and tourists, and with a happy atmosphere. Here the international djs playing a mix of rock music, techno and House.

Nightlife Amsterdam Hotel Arena
Hotel Arena, Amsterdam

Paradiso (Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
The Paradise It is a club that a concert hall with regular djs and artists of international renown. The club's programming covers the entire musical spectrum: electronic music, hip-hop, rock, people, soul, country, Reggae and blues.

Nightlife Amsterdam Paradise
Paradise club, Amsterdam

Club Ziggo (De Passage 100, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Located inside of the concert arena, the Club Ziggo It's a great place to enjoy a drink while listening to music played by international artists.

ABE Club & Lounge (Amstelstraat 30, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open Tuesday and Thursday to Sunday from 23.00 to 4.00.
TheABE Club & Lounge, Besides being a club where they performed the famous djs, It is also a fancy place and design, frequented often by beautiful Dutch girls. Elegant dress!

Nightlife Amsterdam ABE Club & Lounge
ABE Club & Lounge, Amsterdam
Nightlife Amsterdam ABE Club & Lounge nice girls
beautiful girls EBA Club & Lounge Amsterdam

North Sea Jazz Club (Westergasfabriek, Pazzanistraat 1, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Located within the complex of Westergasfabriek, the North Sea Jazz Club It is a quiet place where you can listen to good jazz music.

Nightlife Amsterdam North Sea Jazz Club
North Sea Jazz Club, Amsterdam

Akhnaton Club (Nieuwezijds Kolk 25, Amsterdam)
Student clubs focused on experimenting with genres. Many different genres of music so different on the proposal, Depending on the night, from reggae, to punk, up to hip hop music and Latin!

Nightlife Amsterdam Akhnaton Club
Akhnaton Club, Amsterdam

Cruquiusgilde (Cruquiusweg 124a, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open every day.
Club that supports the performing arts at disco, with performances ranging from theatre to dance, Classic dj-set.

Nightlife Amsterdam Cruquiusgilde
Cruquiusgilde, Amsterdam

People’s place (Stadhouderskade 5, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open Thursday and Friday from 18.00 to 1.00.
The People ’ 's Place is the ideal place to dine and listen to good music. Here are organized especially concerts with live music.

Nightlife Amsterdam People's place
People ’ 's place, Amsterdam

OT301 (Overtoom 301, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
TheOT301 offers live music during the week, While on weekends there are international and local DJs.

OT301 Amsterdam nightlife
OT301, Amsterdam

Odeon – Supperclub (Singel 460, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open daily from 20.00 to 4.00.
Set in a historic building overlooking the Singel Canal and dating 1662, the Club Odeon is both a cocktail bar, a restaurant and one of the best clubs in Amsterdam, with different evenings every day of the week. The building in which theOdeon It also has a historical interest in that, in 1782, right in here was signed one of the first contracts of financial assistance offered by the Netherlands to United States. The club also hosts meetings, Weddings, dinners and private parties.

Nightlife Amsterdam Supperclub Odeon
Supperclub, Amsterdam

Studio 80 (Rembrandtplein 17, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
If you love electronic music, lo Studio 80 is the place for you. The club, in fact, is home to many famous and upcoming djs, and organizes workshops, Internships and seminars for anyone who wanted to learn the tricks of the trade and learn basic skills to be a great DJ. Great place to immerse yourself in the culture of contemporary and electronic music.

Nightlife Amsterdam Studio 80
Studio 80, Amsterdam

Chicago Social Club (Leidseplein 12, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open from Sunday to Thursday 20.00 to 4.00, Friday and Saturday from 20.00 to 5.00.
The Chicago Social Club acts as both a club bar. During the week the club is a relaxed place where having a drink with friends. Thursday,, Friday and Saturday, however, a nightclub in intimate space and fun, located on two floors. The program is varied, always high quality and mostly focused on techno and hip-hop. You must have at least 21 years of age to enter.

Nightlife Amsterdam Chicago Social Club
Chicago Social Club, Amsterdam

ClubNL (Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 169, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open from Sunday to Thursday 20.00 to 3.00, Friday and Saturday from 20.00 to 4.00.
Located right next to Dam Square, the ClubNL is a disco House music. The Red Velvet Interior creates a warm and sexy, While the bartenders are ready to create your favorite cocktails. This Club has hosted several celebrities like Mick Jagger, P. Diddy, Tony Hawk and Naomi Campbell. For smokers, the club is complete with a smoking lounge. Being open every night, the ClubNL is a good place to go to dance till morning.

Nightlife Amsterdam Club NL
Club NL, Amsterdam

Blinq Bar Restaurant Club (Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 5, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open from Sunday to Thursday 10.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 10.00 to 3.00.
The Blinq Bar is both a restaurant and a lounge bar that turns into disco with dj-set after midnight.

Nightlife Amsterdam Blinq Bar Restaurant Club
Blinq Bar Restaurant Club, Amsterdam

Club 8 (Admiraal de Ruijterweg 56B, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open Monday through Thursday from 14.00 to 3.00, Friday from 14.00 to 4.00, Saturdays from 12.00 to 4.00, Sunday from 12.00 to 3.00.
Located in the West of Amsterdam, the Club 8 is an indie style (the interiors are decorated by young local artists) that is spread over multiple levels and that always attracts a large crowd of young people. On the second floor there is a large room with lie 22 pool tables where you can play late at night.

Vita notturna Amsterdam Club 8
Club 8, Amsterdam

Canvas op de 7e (Wibautstraat 150, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Located on the seventh floor of the Volkshotel, the Canvas op de 7e is a is a bar restaurant, highly valued for the fact that offers great cocktails at reasonable prices. From its terrace you can admire the breathtaking view of the city of Amsterdam and in summer you enjoy the spacious terrace. Their music is diverse and is able to cater for all tastes.

Vita notturna Amsterdam Canvas op de 7e
Canvas op de 7e, Amsterdam

Bars and pubs in Amsterdam

In Amsterdam you can find many bars of all kinds: Classic cocktail bars, at places where you can taste the culinary specialities, or even dine. Breweries in Amsterdam, in addition to, they serve some of the best Dutch and European craft beers.

Brouwerij ‘t IJ (Funenkade 7, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open daily from 14.00 to 20.00.
At Brouwerij t IJ ‘ You can enjoy the real Dutch craft beer, brewed on site. The highlight of their output is the Indian Pale Ale. It is also possible to participate in wine tasting tour, during which you will be shown the secrets of craft beer. In summer there is also a nice outdoor terrace.

Nightlife Amsterdam Brouwerij 't IJ
Brouwerij t IJ ‘, Amsterdam
Nightlife Amsterdam Brouwerij 't IJ inside
inside the Brouwerij 't IJ, Amsterdam

Café Eijlders (K Leidsedwarsstaat 47, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open Monday to Wednesday 16.30 to 1.00, Thursdays and Sundays from 12.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 12.00 to 2.00.
One of the most famous literary cafes of Amsterdam. Here you can breathe the atmosphere of the city, in a meeting place of choice for literary figures and by Dutch journalists.

Vita notturna Amsterdam Café Eijlders
Café Eijlders, Amsterdam

De Nieuwe Anita (Frederik Hendrikstraat 111, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open Monday and Thursday from 18.00 to 1.00, Tuesday and Wednesday from 20.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 20.00 to 2.00.
Known for its comfortable antique interiors, the cosy atmosphere and the alternative crowd, De Nieuwe Anita is one of the hippest and trendiest bars in Amsterdam. The bar offers a variety of entertainment, ranging from short films, live music and shows. There are also shows behind the bar. A great place to chat with friends and drink a cocktail.

Vita notturna Amsterdam De Nieuwe Anita
De Nieuwe Anita, Amsterdam

Café Brecht (Weteringschans 157, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open from Sunday to Thursday 12.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 12.00 to 3.00.
At Café Brecht you will feel at ease as soon as walked in the entrance. Relax in one of the old coffee and comfy chairs: It's almost like you are sitting in the living room of the family. The Café is named after the German writer, poet and Director Berthold Brecht, and the theme is centered on German culture. The Café Brecht serves lunch, sweets and many local products, including cheeses, fruit juices and wines, In addition to a wide selection of draught and bottled beers. Sometimes the pub hosts concerts, plays or poetry readings.

Nightlife Amsterdam Café Brecht
Café Brecht, Amsterdam

Whiskycafé L&B (Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 82-84, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open Monday through Thursday from 20.00 to 3.00, Friday and Saturday from 17.00 to 4.00, Sunday from 17.00 to 3.00.
Located in the heart of Amsterdam, right on the doorstep of Leidseplein, the Whiskycafé L&B is home to more than 1800 types of whisky. Order your favorite or ask to try something new: the bar has literally hundreds of different types to choose from. For those who don't like whisky, The&B also offers wine and beer.

Nightlife Amsterdam Whiskycafé L&B
Whiskycafé L&B, Amsterdam

Cafe Sound Garden (Marnixstraat 164/166, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open from Sunday to Thursday 13.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 13.00 to 3.00.
Open from 1993, the Cafe Sound Garden is a lovely pub with beer garden. There's also pool tables and even a pinball machine. At night, the bar sometimes hosts several djs and bands.

Nightlife Amsterdam Cafe Sound Garden
Cafe Sound Garden, Amsterdam

Vyne (Prinsengracht 411, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open Monday through Thursday from 18.00 to 24.00, Friday and Saturday from 17.00 to 1.00, Sunday from 16.00 to 23.00.
Wine lovers should not miss the Vyne, one of the few bars in Amsterdam dedicated to wine. Amsterdam is known internationally for its great beer, but the owner of the Vyne wanted to open a bar where people can also enjoy good wine. At Vyne You can order a flight, comprising three and a half glasses, While the groups may also organize a wine tasting. The bar also offers some nibbles to go with wine, such as the steak tartare, Crispy shrimp, Italian ham and cheese.

Nightlife Amsterdam Vyne
Vyne, Amsterdam

Vesper Bar (Vinkenstraat 57, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open from Tuesday to Thursday from 20.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 17.00 to 3.00.
Located in the district Jordaan, the Vesper Bar is a stylish cocktail bar that takes its name from the Bond girl. The place also serves beer and wine.

Nightlife Amsterdam Vesper Bar
Vesper Bar, Amsterdam

Hannekes Boom (Dijksgracht 4, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open every day.
TheHannekes Boom is both bar restaurant, with a beautiful outdoor terrace where there are numerous picnic tables. If it's cold, You can sit on one of the comfy chairs inside. The restaurant is known for its creativity, and the ingredients are always fresh, with a menu that changes every day of the week. In the evening you can dance too.

Nightlife Amsterdam Hannekes Boom
Hannekes Boom, Amsterdam

Floor17 (Staalmeesterslaan 410, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open daily from 12.00 to 1.00.
Located at the top of the hotel Ramada Amsterdam City Centre, the Floor17 is an elegant sky bar serving good food, great music and a great view over the city.

Nightlife Amsterdam Floor17
Floor17, Amsterdam

HPS (Hiding in Plain Sight) (Rapenburg 18, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open from Sunday to Thursday 18.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 18.00 to 3.00.
Cocktail bar, located near the Oosterdok.

Nightlife Amsterdam HPS Hiding in Plain Sight
HPS (Hiding in Plain Sight), Amsterdam

Tales & Spirits (Lijnbaanssteeg 5-7, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open from Sunday to Thursday 17.30 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 17.30 to 3.00.
At Tales & Spirits You can enjoy delicious and imaginative cocktails but also casual and friendly dining atmosphere. The walls are decorated with ancient tools for the preparation of cocktails, Apart from ancient jugs and teapots.

Nightlife Amsterdam Tales & Spirits
Tales & Spirits, Amsterdam

NJOY Cocktailbar (KORTE LEIDSEDWARSTSTRAAT 93, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open from Sunday to Thursday 17.00 to 3.00, Friday and Saturday from 17.00 to 4.00.
This modern cocktail bar serves a selection of drinks, each with its own personality, as “The Trendsetter”, “The Alchemist” and “The Dreamer”. The bar also organises some workshops dedicated to the preparation of cocktails and some tastings.

Nightlife Amsterdam NJOY Cocktailbar
NJOY Cocktailbar, Amsterdam

Bluespoon Bar (Prinsengracht 587, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open daily from 6.30 to 23.00.
Located at the hotel Andaz Amsterdam, the Bluespoon is a stylish bar and design. The interiors, indeed, were designed by Dutch designer Marcel Wanders.

Nightlife Amsterdam Bluespoon Bar
Bluespoon Bar, Amsterdam

The Bruin Café in Amsterdam

If you want to spend a quiet evening you can opt for the “Bruin Cafe” (literally “caffè bruni” or coffee Brown), the typical Dutch pubs which are a real attraction in Amsterdam and not to be missed if you want to immerse yourself in the authentic the city's nightlife.

These cosy pubs owe their name to the color blackened the walls due to the smoke and nicotine which settled over the decades. The latest coffee have even recreated the color of the walls in an artificial manner, with careful decorations, in order to recreate that authentic pub atmosphere lived.

These Coffee Brown are part of Dutch culture: people come here to have a drink after work, to chat with friends on the weekend or just relaxing. These pubs are beloved precisely because people feel at home, the atmosphere is relaxed and the prices are cheap enough. Most of the Bruin Café serve beer and wine, as well as the jenever, a Dutch liqueur similar to gin. The jenever is usually accompanied with a plate of hapjes, which is a collection of local snacks, among which we recommend bitterballen, meat and potato croquettes garnished with a bit of mustard.

Vita notturna Amsterdam Brown cafè Gin snacks
Juniper e snacks

Scattered throughout the city, many cafes bruni have ancient origins (dating back even to the 1600) and are racing each other to compete for the title of oldest pub.

Here are some of the best Bruin Café in Amsterdam:

In ‘t Aepjen (Zeedijk 1, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Housed in an old building dating back to 1475, the Café Int Aepjen is the perfect mix of history and pleasure. This is in fact one of the oldest wooden houses in Amsterdam, furnished with beautiful wooden Interior. Don't forget to enjoy a liquor or gin distillery Van Wees, lo Schoot-An. If you're not in the mood for a drink, You can order a slice of Apple Pie and pair it with a cup of hot coffee. The Café Int Aepjen It is really an experience to try in Amsterdam.

Nightlife Amsterdam In 't Aepjen
In 't Aepjen, Amsterdam

Café Karpershoek (Martelaarsgracht 2, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open from Sunday to Thursday 9.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 9.00 to 2.00.
On the floor of this historic cafes of Amsterdam you can still see the sand, as was the custom in the 17th century.

Nightlife Amsterdam Café Karpershoek
Café Karpershoek, Amsterdam

De Druif (Haarlemmerstraat 91, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open from Sunday to Thursday 15.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 15.00 to 2.00.
The De Druif, What does that mean “the screw”, is one of the the oldest pubs in Amsterdam, in producing a distillery dating 1631, very popular at the time by MacKinnon. Now, the De Druif is one of the city's favorite bars. Even though there is no music, the place still offers a warm and friendly welcome for a drink, You can choose from a wide assortment of beers and spirits. If time permits, visitors can sit out on the deck or, When it rains, in the lounge inside. The De Druif It is difficult to reach by public transport, so it's better to walk or bike.

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De Druif, Amsterdam

Café Papeneiland (Prinsengracht 2, Amsterdam)
Open Monday through Thursday from 10.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 10.00 to 3.00, Sunday from 12.00 to 1.00.
Antico café, Open from the beginning of 1600.

Nightlife Amsterdam Café Papeneiland
Café Papeneiland, Amsterdam

De Drie Fleschjes (Gravenstraat 18, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open Monday to Saturday from 14.00 to 20.30, Sunday from 15.00 to 19.00.
Literally “three bottles”, the De Drie Fleschjes is open from afar 1650.

Vita notturna Amsterdam De Drie Fleschjes
De Drie Fleschjes, Amsterdam

Caffè Hoppe (Spui 18-20, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open from Sunday to Thursday 8.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 8.00 to 2.00.
Hoppe located on the Spuistraat serves probably the best beer in Amsterdam. it's’ a historic pub, where Besides enjoying a ’ great beer, you will also discover the history and culture of beer lovers in Amsterdam.
Founded in 1670, the Café Hoppe It was initially a distillery, While today is one of the city's most popular coffee. Located on Spui, This coffee Brown spans two buildings, one located at 18 and the other to 20. One is used primarily for guests who like to stand, While the other is furnished with tables with seating. The building of the number 18 It's a real national monument, It retains many original features still intact. Stop by for a drink or snack. Here there are also numerous parties who manage to fill the sidewalks in front of the local people as well.

Nightlife Amsterdam Coffee Hoppe
Coffee Hoppe, Amsterdam

Café Kalkhoven (Prinsengracht 283, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open Monday through Thursday from 9.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 9.00 to 2.00, Sunday from 10.00 to 24.00.
Café dating 1670, located in front of the Westerkerk Church.

Nightlife Amsterdam Café Kalkhoven
Café Kalkhoven, Amsterdam

Wynand Fockink (Pijlsteeg 31, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open daily from 15.00 to 21.00.
Open from 1679, to the Wynand Fockink not only can you taste different spirits, but you can also explore a little piece of history of Amsterdam: as you enter, you will feel like you have stepped back in time. Today you can visit the distillery and see how the products are made. Try a house specialty, the “Half en Half” or “OM vaak”, or the jenever Distillery's malt aged three years, the “WF Superior”. Stop by this small lovely place for a drink or just for a relaxing break. Don't forget to admire the collection of vintage bottles.

Nightlife Amsterdam Wynand Fockink
Wynand Fockink, Amsterdam

In de Wildeman (Kolksteeg 3, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open Monday through Thursday from 12.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 12.00 to 2.00.
Recognized as one of the best 10 bars in Amsterdam, In de Wildeman offers a selection of 250 beers, 18 of which are on tap. The bar, Once a distillery, It is now a well-known beer tasting room. In de Wildeman focuses primarily on Belgian and Dutch beers, It also features ales, American and German, as well as different types of cider. With so many options to choose from, It can be hard to make a decision: in case of doubt, Choose the beer of the week or the beer of the month.

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In de Wildeman, Amsterdam

Café ’t Smalle (Egelantiersgracht 12, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open from Sunday to Thursday 10.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 10.00 to 2.00.
In 1786 here was opened by Pieter Hoppe a famous distillery.

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Café 't Narrow, Amsterdam

Café De Dokter (Rozenboomsteeg 4, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open Tuesday through Saturday from 16.00 to 1.00.
Stop by for a drink at the smallest bar in Amsterdam: the Café De Dokter. Among the options, you will find the brand name beers and House wines. Coffee is also a great place for connoisseurs of whisky, of which the De Dokter offers a fine selection, including regular even a whiskey of the month. Associate your drink with a tasty cheese, a smoked sausage or a juicy pickle, While listening to jazz music in the background. The name of the coffee, that translates into “the doctor”, comes from its founder, a surgeon who worked at one of the hospitals close (now closed). The Café opened in the fall of 1798 and quickly became a popular hangout for doctors and medical students.

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Café De Dokter, Amsterdam

Cafe De Koningshut (Spuistraat 269, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open from Sunday to Thursday 16.30 to 1.00, Friday from 16.00 to 2.00, Saturdays from 16.00 to 2.00.
Located near Spui square, the Cafe King is a typical Dutch pub, very popular with tourists but locals, which stop here for a glass of wine or a beer. Great for both lunch and dinner.

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Cafe King, Amsterdam

De Twee Zwaantjes (Prinsengracht 114, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open from Sunday to Thursday 12.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 12.00 to 3.00.
The De Twee Zwaantjes is a cozy Café Brown attended a diverse group of visitors, locals and tourists. The place is ideal to drink a beer or eat a snack with friends. In the evening there is live music or karaoke on Fridays.

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De Twee Zwaantjes, Amsterdam

Cafe Het Molenpad (Prinsengracht 653, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open from Sunday to Thursday 12.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 12.00 to 2.00.
The Cafe Het Molenpad not your typical Brown cafes of Amsterdam. Het Molenpad incorporates traditional elements, such as dark wood paneling, but it adds a modern twist as the piano bar and the lighting fixtures. The menu, that rotates every three months, features tasty soups, salads, sandwiches, steaks, burgers, seafood and pasta. If you want to eat only a snack, try the bitterballen, a cheese platter or mixed nuts. If time permits, relax on the terrace of the café that overlooks along the picturesque.

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Cafe Het Molenpad, Amsterdam

Cafe Chris (Bloemstraat 42, Amsterdam)
Open Monday through Thursday from 15.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 15.00 to 2.00, Sunday from 23.00 to 23.00.
Founded in 1624, the Café Chris is the oldest bar in Jordaan. The famous painter, Rembrandt van Rijn, you lived in this area and also had a studio nearby. Therefore, We can assume that probably have frequented this café. Present day, the Interior is absolutely delicious and full of character. The ceiling beams are well recorded and the dark wood is amazing. Order a beer Amstel, a light snack and play a round of billiards. That is enough to relax and absorb the Dutch culture. Don't forget to visit their small bathrooms.

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Cafe Chris, Amsterdam

Cafe de Wetering (Weteringstraat 37, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open from Sunday to Thursday 16.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 12.00 to 3.00.
The Cafe de Wetering is a little hidden gem in the heart of Amsterdam, frequented by people of all ages. Although the space is relatively small, you will find a fascinating area upstairs, with a fireplace which helps to create a friendly atmosphere: You'll feel right at home. Thus, the De Wetering is the ideal place to warm up during the cold winter days. The bar offers three types of draft beers: Heineken, The bar offers three types of draft beers Pelé.

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Cafe de Wetering, Amsterdam

De Zotte (Raamstraat 29, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open from Sunday to Thursday 16.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 16.00 to 3.00.
Belgian Brasserie and Café with a relaxed but sociable. The De Zotte offers 130 different Belgian beers, eight of them on tap. From beer to lager beers, This place is truly a paradise for beer lovers. If you can't decide, opt for the beer of the month. The menu offers steaks, vegetarian quiche and homemade fries.

Vita notturna Amsterdam De Zotte
De Zotte, Amsterdam

De Sluyswacht (Jodenbreestraat 1, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open Monday through Thursday from 13.00 to 24.00, Friday and Saturday from 11.00 to 3.00, Sunday from 11.00 to 19.00.
The Café De Sluyswacht It's a real piece of history. The building was constructed in 1695 as the site for the Lockmaster, which prevented the enemy ships from entering the city, and regulated the flow of water to the canals. The building is also survived the second world war. Now the structure is recognizable because it is leaning like the Tower of Pisa and, inside, You can enjoy a beautiful view.

Nightlife Amsterdam De Sluyswacht
De Sluyswacht, Amsterdam

Proeflokaal Arendsnest (Herengracht 90, Amsterdam) fb_icon_tiny
Open from Sunday to Thursday 12.00 to 24.00, Friday and Saturday from 12.00 to 2.00.
TheArendsnest stands out among the other Amsterdam Brown Coffee, serving only Dutch beer: It offers 100 several Dutch beer, including at least 30 on tap. Downstairs is the tasting room Bartholomeus. The tasting session will teach you how to properly taste beer, allowing you to try different types and also taught the history of beer and the brewing process.

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Tasting Room Eagle's nest, Amsterdam

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