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Nightlife: Bars & Clubs in Amsterdam

Nightlife: Bars & Clubs in Amsterdam

Feeling like going out tonight? How about meeting some friends for a drink or two? Below are some of the most popular bars and clubs for expats in Amsterdam.

  • Piet Heinkade 3, 1019 BR Amsterdam

    Bimhuis is one of the Netherlands’ biggest concert venues. It has 225 seats and 150 standing places, and hosts over 300 concerts annually.

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  • Zeedijk 4-8, 1012 AX Amsterdam

    Skek is a cozy bar tucked away near the red-light district in Amsterdam.

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  • Marnixstraat 164-166, 1016 TG Amsterdam

    Cafe Sound Garden is a true rock bar, with truly cheap drinks, located in the West of Amsterdam.

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  • Gravenstraat 2, 1012 NM Amsterdam

    Cafe Belgique is a cosy bar that offers a wide selection of speciality Belgian beers in the centre of Amsterdam.

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  • Rozengracht 160, 1016 Amsterdam

    Cafe Struik is a fun bar on Rozengracht which offers fine dining, tasty drinks and famously amazing burgers.

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  • Lijnbaansgracht 238, 1017 RC Amsterdam

    Sugarfactory is a dance hall / concert venue in Amsterdam.

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  • Wolvenstraat 16, 1016 EP Amsterdam

    Cafe Brix is a spacious and friendly bar-restaurant in the Nine Streets in Amsterdam. Its interior is cheerfully decorated and its staff are always welcoming.

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  • Beukenplein 27, 1092 BB Amsterdam

    Maxwell Cafe is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. As well as delicious food, wines and beers on tap, Maxwell Cafe offers delicious cocktails. There are weekly events ranging from pub quizzes to live music performances.

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  • Jonge Roelensteeg 21, 1012 Amsterdam

    Supperclub is, hands down, Amsterdam’s quirkiest dining experience. Having dinner at Supperclub is nothing like an ordinary meal. The club offers themed nights, from cabaret performances to "cocktail suppers," designed to push the boundaries of acceptability and stimulate all the senses.

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  • Wibautstraat 150, 1091 GR Amsterdam

    Canvas is located on the 7th floor of the former Volkskrantgebouw building. What used to be a place to eat your lunch and discuss journalism is now a booming club, restaurant and exhibition place with a terrific view.

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  • Eerste van der Helststraat 62 Amsterdam

    Chocolate Bar is a trendy hang-out in the heart of De Pijp in Amsterdam.

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  • Prinsengracht 411, 1016 HM Amsterdam

    Vyne Bar is all about the wine!

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  • Admiraal de Ruijterweg 56b Amsterdam

    Club 8 is a spacious bar which also offers perhaps Amsterdam’s best pool-hall.

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  • Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 26-1 Amsterdam

    De Club Up is a popular bar located just off Leidsplein in Amsterdam, which miraculously doesn’t attract the usual tourist crowd.

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  • Klonneplein 4-6, 1014 DD Amsterdam

    WesterUnie is a large dance venue in Amsterdam’s Klonneplein. Although it’s only been running since 2007, this club already has a reputation for hosting great events.

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  • Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 82 Amsterdam

    Amsterdam’s Whisky Cafe L&B is the city’s most important venue for whisky aficionados.

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  • Reguliersdwarsstraat 87, 1017 BK Amsterdam

    De Duivel is the oldest venue in Amsterdam which specialises in Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop and DJ performances.

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  • Frederik Hendrikstraat 111 Amsterdam

    De Nieuwe Anita is an intimate, underground bar located in the West of Amsterdam.

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  • Veemkade 576, 1019 BL Amsterdam

    Cafe Pakhuis Wilhelmina is a bar, cafe and concert venue in Amsterdam. 

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  • Warmoesstraat 131, 1012 JA Amsterdam

    Winston offers some of Amsterdam’s rowdiest nights out!

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  • Max Euweplein 57-61, 1017 Amsterdam

    In the center of Amsterdam one will find great American classic dining and a museum's worth of rock memorabilia at Hard Rock Cafe.

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  • Amstelstraat 16, 1017 DA Amsterdam

    Club Air is a high-profile club in Amsterdam. It hosts big DJs as well as supporting local events. 

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  • Roetersstraat 170, 1018 WE Amsterdam

    Kriterion has a cosy, laid back atmosphere, and a "home away from home" feeling that so many of the guests enjoy every day.

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  • Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 18, 1017 RC Amsterdam

    Jimmy Woo is an upmarket club and bar located near Leidseplein in Amsterdam.

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  • Lijnbaansgracht 234a, 1017 PH Amsterdam

    Melkweg, located just off Leidseplein, is one of Amsterdam’s biggest club venues.

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  • Amstel 100, 1017 AC Amsterdam

    Mulligans is an Irish bar on the Amstel with an authentically friendly Irish atmosphere.

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  • Leidseplein 12, 1017 PT Amsterdam

    Chicago Social Club is a popular bar and part-time club in Amsterdam’s Leidseplein. Despite its location, its crowd consists of not tourists but locals.

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  • Singel 460, 1017 AW Amsterdam

    Odeon is situated on one of the prime locations in Amsterdam: Singel 460, close to Leidseplein and Damrak. Odeon hosts club nights and concerts, playing music from house to pop.

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  • Overtoom 301, 1054 HW Amsterdam

    OT301 used to be a squatter's den, but now it is a multi-purpose space that hosts various art exhibitions, film and theater performances, workshops and underground parties with music ranging from reggae and dubstep till new wave and electro.

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  • Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 45, 1017 PW Amsterdam

    Suzy Wong is the sister bar of Jimmy Woo, located just across the street.

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  • Amstel 194-196, 1017 AG Amsterdam

    Xtracold Icebar Amsterdam, the first ice bar in the Netherlands, opened in 2006 and as expected, (almost) everything including the walls, the bar, even the glasses, is made of ice!

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  • Polonceaukade 23, 1014 DA Amsterdam

    Pacific Parc is one of Amsterdam’s authentic rock’n’roll bars. Serving up a heavy helping of rock’n’roll, including swing hits from the fifties and anthems from the last decade, Pacific Parc keeps visitors dancing till the early hours.

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  • Weteringschans 6-8 Amsterdam

    Paradiso is one of Amsterdam’s most famous venues. Converted from an old church, it opened in 1968 as a "Cosmic Relaxation Centre."

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  • Wibautstraat 150, 1091 GR Amsterdam

    Doka is a club from the masterminds behind Canvas - one of the most popular roof-top bars in Amsterdam.

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