Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), the biggest club festival in the world for the whole spectrum of electronic sub-genres ended last weekend. Now this event with over 2200 artists performing in 120 of Amsterdam’s bests music spots is over, Amsterdam might have become slightly less busy with DJs and music festivals. However, this does not mean that there is no party left for you to visit. Quite the contrary. As Amsterdam’s nightlife is blossoming all year round, leaving much for you to discover ranging from a ‘chill’ night out to having the wildest night you have ever experienced.
If you are in the mood to have a drink, but not go to wild. You might be interested in our very own neighborhood, the Pijp. Which is also the best place to get in contact with locals. This former residential neighborhood was previously home to the working class. However, the last few years it changed to one of the city’s most hip and trendy areas with a bohemian vibe. Our neighborhood is filled with local crafts breweries (Troost and of course Heineken), Irish cosy pubs (O’Donnels), Burger/Steak & Karaoke bars (Ginger) and hipster’s bars (De Tulp). And if your planning on having drinks till the late (read: early) hours, Café Mazzeltof is the place to be.
Wanting to move to the more touristic city centre? Your night has to start in our ‘cultural’ hub, the Red Light District. A piece of Amsterdam’s history, but nowadays, it is mostly a tourist attraction. The ladies, the toys in the shops… you name it and it is there. The typical red neon light from the brothels and sex clubs. It is ideal for people that want to get a tattoo or want to visit a sex show (Casa Rosso). Alcohol, drugs and sex that is what it is about. However, It is definitely worth to visit the red light district because it is one of the oldest and most beautiful part of Amsterdam. Moreover, if you have not been here, you have not seen Amsterdam.
Tips when visiting the Red Light District:
1. The best option is if you visit the red-light district in the evening between 23:00 till 03:00
2. Please do not take pictures of the lady’s behind the windows
3. Be aware of pick pockets.
4. The red-light district is deviated in 3 areas; Warmoesstraat, de Zeedijk, Nieuwmarkt and the adjacent Chinatown (visit them all!)
If you are looking for a big party, you must go to Rembrandtsplein or Leidseplein. This is the most joyful area of the city, as most modern and popular nightclubs in Amsterdam are concentrated here. At Leidseplein you are also able to find places that have life music, such a Café Alto (jazz) and the Waterhole (rock). Also nice to visit is Chupito’s, this shooters bars serves the best shots in town with the greatest experiences, including fire shots. The biggest clubs is this area are Paradiso which used to serve as a church, Melkweg and the Sugarfactory. At Rembrandtsplein you find plenty of places to go wild, Coco’s outback is nice to meet expats, Smokeys is best club to ‘smoke’ and dance at the same time. The bigger clubs in this area are Escape and Air. Also, the gay neighborhood is located nearby Rembrandtplein, at the Reguliersdwarstraat. Here you can party on the best beats with the whole LGBTI community.
Too many things to do and still confused?
You are also able to have a full Amsterdam night life experience with the Amsterdam Nightlife Tickets (available at easyHotel for only € 10 ).
With this ticket you will have seven days of unlimited access to:
- 15 nightclubs
- Free welcome shots at 8 nightclubs
- Ladies get a free make-up touch-up at Douglas (Get ready for the night, girls!)
- At the Hard Rock Café you will get every second cocktail for free
- Free entrance and welcome drink at the biggest Casino and club of Amsterdam
- 2 for 1 Laser Tagging, Bowling and Glow Golf at Lovers Powerzone
- First ride with UBER free up to €15,- with an Nightlife Ticket
For more information or tips, check the reception during your stay at easyHotel or check the easyHotel Amsterdam City Centre hotelpage.