|Amsterdam Travel Guide|
Amsterdam is the perfect place to party! Most clubs open at 10 pm and
stay open until 4 or 5 am. However, usually things only get going after
midnight, so try and keep yourself awake. Sometimes the bouncers say you
have to be a member of the club, but a little negotiating you can sometimes
win them round. Some clubs like the Melkweg offer one night memberships
for a few euro. At is worth it.
Reijnders One of the best bets in the touristic Leidseplein area is
this authentic brown bar. It used to be the literary center of the Leidseplein,
together with the neighbouring cafe Eylders. Elegant, high-ceilinged interior
and waiters clad in traditional black-and-white. The glassed-in front
opens during the summer to create a sunny outside terrace. Leidseplein
De Twee Zwaantjes De Twee Zwaantjes (The Two Swans) is one of the better
known Jordaan bars. Caters mainly to a local public on weekdays, but during
the weekend an enthusiastic crowd sings along to old songs from the Jordaan
and an occasional opera piece. The bar has a canalside terrace.
De Tuin Popular Jordaan bar frequented by young locals. Pretty much your
basic brown bar, with a friendly and laid-back atmosphere, in a nice mellow
part of the Jordaan.
Nol Very popular bar in true over-the-top Jordaan style: red lights,
crystal chandeliers, floral wallpaper and of course loud Dutch songs,
which the crowd sings along to at the top of their voices. Always crowded,
especially during weekends.
Escape Venue One of Amsterdam's most popular clubs with a capacity of
well over 3000 people.
Paradiso Amsterdam's temple of modern music is set in a former church
and has the best acoustics and ambience in the city.
Arena Club Party in an old chapel! Like Paradiso and Melkweg, the multi-functional
Arena hosts club nights - Timezones - during the weekend. Even though
it is located a bit out of the center, a fair crowd is drawn to the '60s,
'70's and '80s music.
Odeon An elegant club in a converted seventeenth-century canal house.
Odeon is three stories high; each floor offers a different taste in music.
Popular with university students.
De Club Every Sunday from 5 pm until 1 am (except July and August), De
Club organizes a party for 1600 people in Cubic. Started five years ago
by two Dutch actors, as a place where televisionmakers, moviemakers and
actors would gather. Since then it has grown into a Sunday hotspot for
every hip and trendy Amsterdammer between 22 and 40. Each Sunday is different,
with DJ's, bands, dance floors, dancers and a restaurant. And bring your
children, there is even a childcare center! After 7 pm, you can only enter
De Club with a membership pass.
Dansen bij Jansen The city's student club (student ID required). Dansen
bij Jansen offers various music styles: disco, pop and house. On the ground
floor you will find a small dance floor, the bar is upstairs.
Club More Founded in 2000, More is one of the trendiest spots in Amsterdam,
with an award winning interior and a large variety of music styles. Contrary
to the fashionable lounges in Amsterdam, it clearly focuses on dancing.
Sinners in Heaven Sinners' is Amsterdam's one and only jet-set club,
frequented by actors, athletes and other Amsterdam celebs. Not big, but
an immaculate interior with lots of mirrors and designer furniture. Come
early and dress up if you want to get in without membership.