August 25, 2016


What are the dress codes for the nightlife in Amsterdam?

The Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket includes a lot of clubs and experiences. The ticket allows you to enter several clubs and unique Nightlife locations, but all have agreed to general rules, including general dress codes. Every location has their own dress code and club policy. It is important for you to know which dress code is required in which nightclub or experience. So what are the dress codes for the nightlife of Amsterdam? You can check the exact dress codes for each club here.

Dress fresh, don’t look like a mess!

Amsterdam Nightlife Dress code for men

Amsterdam Nightlife has two dress codes for men: Smart Casual and Casual Chic.
We want you to feel comfortable, so we would like you to wear a casual outfit with a delicate touch of neatness.
There are minimal differences between the two dress codes but we’ll define them both for you, just to be sure.


Compared to the Smart Casual dresscode, Casual Chic allows you to loosen up just a slight bit more.
Want to dress comfortable and informal? Go Casual Chic! Neat jeans or trousers (cotton or linen) are allowed.
Combine the pants with a matching shirt and you’re done. For this dresscode, try to finish the outfit with a sophisticated detail, like classy shoes, a neat belt or a nice watch.
Last but not least; don’t forget to shave!

However – Dress fresh, don’t look like a mess!


For the Smart Casual dresscode, men can wear a pair of jeans or trousers in combination with a jacket or blazer. These are the minimum requirements.
If the weather Gods are happy and the weather turns out to be nice and sunny, just replace the jacket or blazer by a nice shirt.
Off course you can choose to wear a V-neck sweater over your shirt when the weather is colder.

However – Dress fresh, don’t look like a mess!

Amsterdam Nightlife Dress code for women

Amsterdam Nightlife has two dress codes for women as well: Casual Chic and Cocktail Attire.
In general, women can wear a neat sweater or blouse on a neat skirt or trousers. Keep it classy but comfy! For a casual outfit, also try to think about the colours you’ll wear. Casual goes well with the colours red, white, dark blue, pastel and brown.


On the other hand, the Cocktail Attire dress code is a more formal dresscode.  It is also one of the most common dresscodes and it can be worn every time of the year. Cocktail Attire represents class, style, charm and elegance. For ladies, a cocktaildress is an absolute must and when it comes to the color, black is the most popular. Cocktail Attire represents style and class, so ladies can wear jewelry, high heels and a matching purse or bag. And since entrance to Holland Casino is included in the Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to go there in your Cocktail Attire outfit. Have fun!

However – Dress fresh, don’t look like a mess!


Over the recent years, the Casual Chic dresscode for women has become very popular.
Casual Chic dances on the edge of the casual- and smart casual dresscode. For women, this gives them more possibilities and freedom.
Just like the Casual Chic dresscode for men, woman can add a delicate detail or accessory to their outfit.

However – Dress fresh, don’t look like a mess!

Don’t forget that there are NoNo’s too!

  • No bags
  • No flip-flops
  • No beach-outfits
  • No caps

source: Amber Schutte –