The dance clubs in Amsterdam might feel too small for somebody who is used to flashy clubs in NY, LA or London. But the clubs in Amsterdam can be just as entertaining and completely crazy. Hip, laid-back or sophisticated – the choice is yours!
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Canvas op de 7e (Canvas on the 7th)
Located on the 7th floor of the former office building of the Volkskrant newspaper, this bar/club/cafe/restaurant is characterised by an easy-going vibe. Canvas is renowned for its affordable yet lush cocktails and a stunning view of Amsterdam which, in the summer, can be taken in fully from the spacious roof terrace.
Located in the former printing building of Dutch newspapers Trouw, Het Parool, NRC and De Volkskrant, TrouwAmsterdam is home to a restaurant and one of the city's leading nightclubs. Food, drinks, dance, art and culture meet at this multi-room, multi-functional industrial space in Amsterdam East. Founded in 2010, Trouw's own record label offers a creative outlet for the organisation's crew of resident DJs.
As well as being a night club with great theatre shows, live music and popular club evenings, Panama also offers a trendy dance studio and a café-restaurant with a grand terrace to the south for those mid-summer-nights.
Raising from the ashes of legendary club iT on the Amstelstraat in central Amsterdam, AIR’s interior has been brought to life by the talented designer imagination of Dutchman Marcel Wanders. His lively design features a host of surprises and the theatrical, intimate result is a feast for the senses. Each area has its own style and feel which lends an extra dimension to exploring the club.
Bourbon Street Blues Club is hard to miss when strolling down Leidsekruissstraat, around the corner from Leidseplein - the Blues Brothers are dancing on the roof. Live blues and roots music play every night of the week with free entry before 23:00 most nights.
The Sugar Factory
The Sugar Factory has brought a new concept into the Amsterdam nightlife: an integration of art, music, culture, theatre and club. Multidisciplinary programming brings you innovative parties, young talent, live shows, new disco, progressive clubs, poetry, dance floor jazz, art, big bands and a creatively motivated public.
If you are looking for an unusual dinner experience in an unexpected place and are not afraid to discover the creative corners of your personality then knock on Supperclub’s door. Freedom is the keyword at Supperclub. It’s a mix of food, music, performances, art, the staff and... you!
One of Amsterdam’s biggest and most popular night clubs, situated on the lively Rembrandtplein, Escape is always teaming with pretty young things. Musically speaking, expect all popular styles of dance music house, electro, techno and pop by both Amsterdam’s finest and world-famous DJs like Tiësto, Kevin Saunderson and Todd Terry.
Paradiso has been a centre for pop culture since the 1960s. Today, after thousands and thousands of concerts, the pop venue has reached worldwide recognition. Though national and international pop music is the primary focus, programming has now been expanded to include other disciplines such as classical, world music, festivals and spoken word.
Located in the bustling heart of Amsterdam, the Melkweg (Milky Way) is one of the city's leading entertainment venues with two halls, a cinema, a theatre and a cafe - and a varied live programme. The Melkweg boasts three outstanding halls to support its varied live music programme. The intimate Oude Zaal plays host to up-and-coming bands while The Max regularly welcomes established names. The latest addition is the Rabozaal: a modern, multifunctional hall connected to the Stadsschouwburg and ideal for seated concerts.