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26 X clubs in Amsterdam you don’t want to miss

16 April 2024

Come dance at one of these 26 amazing clubs in Amsterdam

Being able to dance regularly is one of the big upsides of living in a big city like Amsterdam. There are so many nice clubs and places to go out that it is sometimes difficult to decide which places are the best spots to go to. That’s why we selected 26 of the best clubs in Amsterdam where locals like to go too. Have fun!

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26 x clubs in Amsterdam to visit with your friends

ESCAPE

Escape is a nightclub located in the heart of Amsterdam. Featuring multiple dance floors, bars, and VIP areas, Escape offers a comprehensive experience for party-goers of all backgrounds and musical tastes. The club attracts both locals and international visitors and is renowned for its energetic atmosphere and impressive line-ups of DJs and live acts. Escape is a must-visit destination for those seeking an unforgettable night out in Amsterdam.
Rembrandtplein 11, Amsterdam – escape.nl

SHELTER

At club Shelter, you’ll feel like you’re in a bustling Berlin club thanks to its brutalist architecture and interior. Just like the clubs in Berlin, this club is a must for true night owls. With a 24-hour licence, no nearby neighbours, and a sound system that makes you feel the bass in your body, you’re guaranteed an intense night of partying and dancing. The unique interior completes the picture, making this one of the best clubs in Amsterdam.
Overhoeksplein 3, Amsterdam – shelteramsterdam.nl

Garage Noord

Garage Noord is already a well-known hangout for many Amsterdammers, but every evening this former garage transforms into an awesome club. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, arrive at 8:00 PM for cocktails and snacks, and as the evening progresses, the music gets louder until the tables are moved aside and the party really kicks off. Garage Noord is a club for everyone, where progressiveness and making memories take centre stage!
Gedempt Hamerkanaal 40, Amsterdam – garagenoord.com

Skatecafé

Right next to Garage Noord, you’ll find the increasingly popular Skatecafé, a trendy bar-restaurant combination in the heart of Amsterdam Noord. Gather with a large group of friends here for a relaxed dinner or a cosy drink, while also enjoying the indoor skaters’ stunts. If you’re looking for more fun on Friday and Saturday nights, stick around for good music, multiple bars, and plenty of space to dance. It’s definitely a favourite in our opinion.
Gedempt Hamerkanaal 42, Amsterdam – skatecafe.nl

Club Radio Radio

Club Radio Radio near Westerpark has been the go-to dance spot for DJs since 2018, partly thanks to its associated radio station RRFM. While it used to be more of a late-night bar where you could happen to dance, Radio Radio has now truly become a full-fledged club after its recent renovation. If you love being surprised by music, this is the place to be, as behind the iconic DJ booth you’ll find DJs who have already caught attention at smaller festivals but haven’t yet been spotted by the big clubs and festivals. Definitely worth a dance!
Pazzanistraat 3, Amsterdam – radioradio.radio

Murmur

Murmur Amsterdam is one of the new hotspots in Amsterdam, and we understand why! At Murmur, you can start your evening with a nice dinner, followed by an extensive music session with live music or a great vinyl record playing in the background. On successful and enjoyable evenings, the night often ends with an afterparty, making an already fantastic evening even better. ‘Space for sound, also bar and kitchen,’ they describe themselves, and we think this perfectly sums up MurMur. Murmur is undoubtedly the most stylish evening clubbing spot in Amsterdam!
Aambeeldstraat 60, Amsterdam – murmurmur.nl

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Parallel

We already love visiting De Tolhuistuin, and at the end of the building you’ll find club Parallel, which has been around for some time now. Every Friday and Saturday, the lights go down and the music turns up in this nightclub. You can dance here until late into the night, and with ‘one side in the now and the other in the future’, as the founders describe it, you’ll find more than just music here. Alongside dynamic club nights, there are also exhibitions, concerts, and art installations on the agenda. There’s something for everyone, but going for the dance floor here is recommended for all!
Buiksloterweg 5C, Amsterdam – parallel.am

THE OTHER SIDE

The Other Side in the Houthavens is a cool and alternative club where you can almost always have a great night out on Fridays and/or Saturdays. This club boasts a truly amazing and unique sound system, and the music here is genuinely very good. House, Eclectic, and Techno—this club has it all. Perhaps the best thing about The Other Side is its regular visitors; everyone is welcome here and respected. As a result, the club has a pleasant atmosphere and tends to attract only friendly people. Don’t forget to buy a ticket beforehand to guarantee yourself a spot on the dance floor.
Rigakade 10, Amsterdam – the-other-side.nl

BENELUX BAR

For most of us, the delightful pizzeria Europizza and Restaurant Europa are already well-known, and now this fantastic team has started a bar/club, completing the lineup. Benelux Bar has thought carefully about its audience and is the ideal place to unwind with a drink after a day’s work and before you know it, you’ll be on the dance floor with 350 others. Want to enjoy a delicious pizza before your drinks? Just hop over to the neighbours, as the aforementioned Europizza is just a stone’s throw away.
Gedempt Hamerkanaal 83, Amsterdam – be-ne-lux.bar

BAR CHIMI & OLIVA

We’re huge fans of restaurants where you can dance on the tables in the late hours, and Bar Chimi & Club Oliva happens to be one of those places. You can start your evening early at Bar Chimi with a nice meal and a good glass of wine, and as the night progresses, the music gets louder and the atmosphere (even) better. The interior here is truly top-notch, and the location couldn’t be better. A real favourite!
Amstel 80, Amsterdam – bar-chimi.nl

NOORDWAARDS

As the name suggests, Noordwaards is located in Amsterdam Noord, and we’re certainly not surprised that this is another great club. In this old shipyard, cool parties have been organized in previous years, such as Draaimolen and Festimi, but for the past year, there’s been a proper club here. At Noordwaards, you can almost always drop in for a drink and a dance on Fridays and Saturdays, as the programming team aims to fill the agenda every weekend. When the weather’s nice, you can also enjoy sitting outside here. Definitely a favourite!
Gedempt Hamerkanaal 86, Amsterdam – noordwaards.nl

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LOFI

Lofi is located in the heart of Havenstad and is a cultural haven in a former warehouse. Since 2019, you’ll find a creative crowd here consisting of artists, musicians, and other culture enthusiasts. Festivals are regularly organized here, but it’s also a great spot for a regular party. It’s best to buy tickets in advance to secure a spot on the dance floor. The music you can expect here? We’d describe it as a mix of deep techno and house, but the best way to find out is to come and experience it yourself.
Basisweg 63, Amsterdam – lofi.amsterdam

LEVENSLANG AMSTERDAM

Levenslang is a raw nightclub located in the basement of the former old Bijlmerbajes prison. With concrete and steel elements in the club’s interior and the history of this building, this is a club where you can dance hard to good music and party until the early hours of the morning. You can still see the history and former purpose of the building reflected in the club, where you can even dance on the former exercise yard of the ex-prisoners. Another nice bonus, making this one of Amsterdam’s best clubs, is that Levenslang Amsterdam is known for its exceptionally clean toilets. It doesn’t get better than that.
H.J.E. Wenckebachweg 48, Amsterdam – levenslang.amsterdam

JIMMY WOO

Jimmy Woo, who in our capital city doesn’t know this name? The famous nightclub in Korte Leidsedwarsstraat has had new owners since June 2023, and we’ve only become bigger fans. This inclusive but exclusive club, as the owners like to call it, aims to be accessible to everyone while giving visitors the feeling of being at an exclusive party. With the amazing interior, unique layout, and especially the great atmosphere on the dance floor, we think they’ve succeeded. Jimmy Woo is perhaps the best club in Amsterdam.
Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 18, Amsterdam – jimmywoo.com

CHIN CHIN CLUB

At Chin Chin Club on Rozengracht in the city centre of Amsterdam, you can not only enjoy delicious food but also party until the late (or early) hours. Not in the mood to dance? You can also come here for a karaoke night with friends. How fun is that?
Rozengracht 133, Amsterdam – chinchinclub.nl

CANVAS

Canvas is located on the seventh floor of the fantastic Volkshotel in East. During the day, you can enjoy good food here, but on weekends, Canvas turns into Club Canvas, a cool nightclub. With a beautiful view over Amsterdam’s lights.
Wibautstraat 150, Amsterdam – volkshotel.nl

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Paradiso

Paradiso is more than just the pop temple of the Netherlands (even though this is already a pretty big thing of course). Next to nice bands and artists, Paradiso also organises some fun club nights. You can go to Noodlanding every Thursday, for example. And parties like Vunzige Deuntjes come to break down the house regularly.
Weteringschans 6, Amsterdam – paradiso.nl

Melkweg

We can say the same thing about the Melkweg and Paradiso: in both places awesome artists from all over the world come to perform. Besides that, Melkweg also has great club nights, woop woop!
Lijnbaansgracht 234A, Amsterdam – melkweg.nl

NYX

Are you looking for a crazy night? Club NYX is your recipe for success. The club has different floors and every floor is decorated in the craziest way. Even the toilets are a cool place to hang out.
Reguliersdwarsstraat 42, Amsterdam – clubnyx.nl

MAÏA

Near the Melkweg, you can also visit Club Maïa. It boasts a fantastic interior (think: peacocks at the bar, Moroccan tiles, flower walls, etc.) and hosts different club nights every week.
Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 14, Amsterdam – clubmaia.com

EdelWise

You probably know Edel in West. And did you also know you can go there on Friday afternoon to have some drinks until late? Yes, that’s EdelWise. Get your ticket at the door, or go here to enjoy a 3-course meal and dance afterwards.
Postjesweg 1, Amsterdam – edelwise.nl

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Warehouse Elementen

“The breeding place for electronic music” – that’s what they call themselves here. There are cool parties and festivals regularly, on which you can dance until the sun comes up again. Warehouse Elementen is hidden somewhere deep in West, because that is the place to be in the current club scene.
Elementenstraat 25, Amsterdam – elementenstraat.nl

Westerunie

Westerunie is one of the many great party places on the Westergasterrein. On this cool industrial spot you’ll never be disappointed by the offers of great parties. From themed parties to hard techno!
Klönneplein 4, Amsterdam – westerunie.nl

RADION

RADION is hidden somewhere in West and calls itself a cultural breeding place. That comes in quite handy because they have a 24 hours license. In the daytime they organise cultural activities and in the evenings awesome parties. Expect a lot of techno at RADION.
Louwesweg 1, Amsterdam – radion.amsterdam

Chicago Social Club

At the Chicago Social Club the roof comes off every weekend. Especially during Super Social which is organised every Thursday. Oh and by the way: nobody calls Chicago Social Club by its full name. Everybody is always talking about the Soos.
Leidseplein 12, Amsterdam – chicagosocialclub.nl

Bitterzoet

Bitterzoet is a bar, club and stage in one. You’ll find some cool electronic and hip hop acts on the stage often. From rock and punk to hiphop, funk and soul: Bitterzoet is trying to set up a very varied musical ensemble. That means a lot of dancing in the intimate club.
Spuistraat 2 HS, Amsterdam – bitterzoet.com

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Amsterdam Bucketlist
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
FAVOURITE MUSEUMS:
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
SEASONAL:
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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