Hits & Dance music | Dress code: Casual


Surprise Bar is one of the 30+ participating nightclubs in the Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket.
An Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket includes 2 or 7 days access to Nightclubs, Experiences, and extras for €10.

A great atmosphere at the Surprise Bar

Who doesn’t love surprises? It makes no difference if you visit the Surprise Bar on a Wednesday or a Saturday-night, the atmosphere is always great with a cosy vibe. This place is all about fun!

A cold beer from the tap or delicious mixed drinks, dropshots or tequila, it doesn’t matter what you prefer the Surprise Bar will have you covered, Yes, these bartenders are always ready to serve!

The Surprise Bar is located in the Leidsekruisstraat, a street behind the Leidseplein (square). The place is a typical bar that emits a welcoming ambiance where most people can feel comfortable. A famous (Dutch) comedian described the bar as “ a place where you can evade your daily routine”. So, if you feel like taking a break, then this is the place to be.

This cosy pub is par excellence one of the most suited locations in Amsterdam to either commence your evening, or end your night the right way.

Get yourself a 2-day or 7-day Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket and receive a (free) welcome shot at the Surprise Bar at all times!

The Surprise Bar is open on Wednesday and Thursday from 10 PM until 3 AM. On Friday and Saturday they close one hour later, which of course makes a lot of sense. That’s just a way of extending your weekend a bit. The Surprise Bar often organizes theme events as well as regulated after parties.

The Surprise Bar isn’t strict about their dress code, although you could take account of the suggested dress codes during theme parties (but not required). However, it’s useful to know, that none of the bars/clubs in Amsterdam appreciate sports apparel. Not sure how to dress? Read upon our advise on dress codes here.

TIP: If you’re considering to start off your evening at the Surprise Bar, make sure you (and your group) are on time to avoid disappointment. This is a very popular location which many people attend quite early. It could happen that it’s too crowded and therefore access will be denied. 


This is the start date for your Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket.

A 2-day Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket costs €10 and grants access to the participating nightclubs, special events, experiences and extras for 2 days.

7-day Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket costs €20 and grants access to the participating nightclubs, special events, experiences and extras for 7 days.

A Nightlife Package costs €40 for 2 days & €50 for 7 days and includes Your Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket, Canal Cruise Ticket and one bottle of Champagne at a venue.

Click here to see all that is Included in a €10 or €20 Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket:

Add Special Event(s) free of charge!

Besides the clubs, experiences and extras which are always included in your Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket or Package, some nightclubs daily/weekly organize Special Events.

You can also visit these special events for free with your Nightlife Ticket(s)!

After payment, you can instantly download your ticket(s).

You will also receive a confirmation email containing your ticket(s).

These ticket(s) will give you direct access to all the locations, so you do not need to pick-up any other ticket(s).

Opening hours:
Wednesday – Thursday: 22:00 – 03:00 | Friday & Saturday: 22:00 – 04:00

Leidsekruisstraat 41-43, 1017 RG Amsterdam

Public Transportation Options:
The Surprise Bar is located in the Leidsekruisstraat, a street behind the Leidsesquare.

Tramlines: 1, 2, 5


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