these are our favourite hotspots to go clubbing in amsterdam
It should be clear that good restaurants, fine take-out spots or new hotspots with wifi and good coffee make my heart beat faster. And although I don’t go out every week anymore, I’m still so proud when a new club opens its doors in our beautiful capital. Amsterdam continues to be progressive when it comes to dance, house and festivals. Take ADE for example, in such a sort time this festival has become one of the leading dance festivals in the world. I LIKE! Notably 2016 has been a good year for the Amsterdam club scene. We welcomed a couple of good clubs, each in their own way adding something unique to the Amsterdam nightlife. Time for an update when it comes to clubbing in Amsterdam!
4 x the best new clubs in Amsterdam
De School: Darkness, darkness and even more darkness. That’s what you’ll find at De School. Aka the successor of the beloved ClubTrouw. No wonder that the lines are long. But once you’re in, you’ll enter a magical world.
Curtain Club: No dark underground fuzz at Curtain Club. Because here you go to see and to bee seen. Do you like upscale clubbing? Wear your prettiest dress and shine all night.
Claire: Claire is where Studio 80 was first, in the heart of city centre. The club was taken over by the same men of Disco Dolly, so that sets the expectations high. Besides, Claire has a license until 08 am so the party continues throughout the weekend ;-)
Shelter: In all of our year list we mostly talk about the upper floors of the new A’dam Toren, but also the basement floor deserves to be in the spotlight. This is where you find Shelter, the only true underground club of the city. King of the underground San Proper is resident, so need we say more?
And of course there are also some classics where we keep going back to, like: Radion, The Warehouse & Marktkantine.
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THINGS TO DO:
⋙ Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
⋙ A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
⋙ The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street art
⋙ Photography museum FOAM
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
⋙ Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
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Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
☾ Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
☾ CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
☾ Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
☾ Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.
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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.
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