Best of Both
In bigger clubs, the party usually doesn’t get started until late. But that doesn’t mean you have to wait till 1 am to get those feet moving! Combine the best of both worlds in your pub crawl and start your night with some bar visits and end it at one of the bigger clubs.
Bubbels starts the party early which makes it a great spot for a first stop. Locals are in the mood to have fun 24/7 and the vibes in this place will definitely get you going. After that? Head over to El Punto Latino to shake off all your worries to some salsa, bachata and merengue. Things get hot and steamy in here so a better place to warm up for the rest of the night is not going to be easy to find. You’ve got plenty of options for your next destination, but since your night already consists of a little something of everything we suggest club Candela. Take your casual-chic attire in the direction of the main square to this one of a kind establishment. The bar has all the flavors and skills to serve you your favorite drink and when the dance floor is open they know exactly what to do with it. A smashing line-up where local and international performers do their thing. On Friday and Saturday night you can dance here till the early hours of the morning and lose all track of time.
Mix, Match, Dance!
Of course, the night described above can be served in many different varieties, the possibilities are pretty much endless. So below we’ve listed a number of places that would be a perfect addition to your pub crawl. They’re conveniently located in the city center and vary in party peak times so you can get the best of the bash at every place you visit.
Dinner Time and Early Hours
The Red Light District is definitely the place to be at this time of the day. It’s the hour when everything starts to come alive and the perfect moment to get a taste of the unique vibe of the area. Head over to Sportsbar Heffer and start your night with ‘buy one beer, get one free’ with your Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket. Build a solid foundation for the rest of the evening with a delicious burger, fish and chips or chicken wings and perhaps have one more drink before you move on. Don’t forget to take in your extraordinary surroundings as you make your way to the next stops in town!
9 pm – midnight (and sometimes beyond!)
Do as the locals do and start the party in a cozy, or ‘gezellig’ like the Dutch say, bar or smaller club. Grab a drink and watch how the party slowly starts to unfold and more people make their way to the dance floor. Surprise bar, located in the Leidse square area, is a spot that never fails at setting the right atmosphere for an epic night out. Go see what all the fuss is about and discover why many locals call this a favorite. Head over straight after dinner because Surprise bar fills up quickly after opening time and standing in line is no one’s favorite activity.
Another favorite in the area is Club Hartje, where 9 pm is the starting sign of the fun to begin, regardless of what day it is. The Monday mood doesn’t exist at this place and a free welcome shot makes you forget about all your troubles and makes those feet move towards a night full of dancing. Hits and dance music provide everyone an opportunity to sing along and live DJ’s will deliver the beats.
Hush Silent Disco gives visitors something truly special and perfect for groups! The first thing you’ll notice upon entry is probably the absence of loud music. No blasting speakers in the house, but headphones instead. Hush is the first silent disco in the Netherlands but looking at its success probably not the last! Three channels each play a different tune and DJ’s battle to see the color that represents their sound rule the dance floor. Tune into your favorite channel and move, or sit back and watch the audience dance to different beats.
Club Amsterdamned combines hip-hop and R&B with 80’s music to create a unique party playground. Over twenty years of experience wrapped up in a newly renovated venue guarantees a party of magnitude. Never a dull moment within the walls of this club and a visit with your Amsterdam Nightlife Ticket always includes a complimentary shot.
Having your pre-midnight bash around Rembrandt square? Club Prime and Smokey both start the night a little later, at 11 pm and absolutely deliver in the professional party department. Dress up if you’re heading over to one of these spots. Nothing too fancy, but definitely no sportswear. Ready to find out where style meets nightlife in Amsterdam?
Club Prime is bold, flashy and never sits still. EDM, hip-hop, R&B and dance are what it sounds like and you won’t be disappointed in the looks and drinks department either. Smokey is open seven days a week and the standard is up each night with DJ’s always in the house.