Amstedam Nightlife New Years Eve

Amsterdam Nightlife organized 3 amazing and sold out New Year's Eve events on December 31st at Q-Factory, Crowne Plaza & House of Pong.

Have you missed out on the fun this time? Don't worry! We have exciting plans for NYE 2024, with more incredible events and experiences.

amsterdam new year's eve 2023: ring in 2024 with a bang

Amsterdam Nightlife hosted three incredible New Year's Eve events on December 31st at Q-Factory, Crowne Plaza, and House of Pong. We're thrilled that all three events were sold out, making it a memorable night! The energy was fantastic, and we want to thank everyone who joined us for the unforgettable celebration.


Have you missed out on the fun this time? Don't worry! We have exciting plans for NYE 2024, with more incredible events and experiences. Stay tuned as we’ll be releasing more information soon, including details about locations and where to get your tickets. Get ready for another epic New Year's Eve celebration in Amsterdam! 🎉

In the meantime, let's reminisce about the incredible moments and vibrant energy of the sold-out parties. Amsterdam knows how to throw an NYE bash, and we can't wait to do it again this year.

While we eagerly anticipate the arrival of NYE 2024, why not keep the good times rolling in Amsterdam? Explore the vibrant city and make the most of the present moment! Check out our event calendar for a lineup of current parties and events. There's always something exciting going on in Amsterdam, so why wait? Start creating unforgettable memories today! 🎉 Check our calendar for the latest happenings, and let the fun continue!

Amsterdam New Years Eve


‘Gelukkig nieuwjaar!’. Remember that phrase, as you’re going to hear it all day, every day, for at least a week after New Year’s Eve. Wishing everyone, from parents to friends and colleagues to total strangers, a happy new year is part of the holiday traditions and is usually accompanied by three kisses on the cheeks, but only if you know someone well. Haven’t had enough of partying after the big night? This is an excellent time to continue the festivities into a wide range of ‘New Year’s drinks’ and events. Most houses in Amsterdam aren’t too big, so inviting all your friends over for a new year’s toast is usually not an option. The Dutch take the party to one of the many clubs and bars and of course, all visitors are welcome to join in. The best way to cure that hangover is with some leftover Oliebollen and a fresh glass of champagne.

Do you want to take your immersion in Dutch New Year’s traditions very literally? And perhaps a little extreme? Start 2024 with the Dutch polar bear plunge in Scheveningen, our traditional ‘New Year’s Dive’ on the first day of the new year. Isn’t that cold? Yes, it is. But we do it anyway! Around 30.000 crazy Dutchies take the plunge and warm up with a bowl of hot traditional pea soup afterward.

TIP: Remember, the Amsterdam NYE scene is always buzzing, with tickets selling out quickly. Ensure you're part of the city's grandest celebrations by reserving your spot at any of our signature events. Here's to a magnificent end to 2023 and an even more exciting start to 2024!


The reasons to visit Amsterdam are endless. But the holiday season in the Netherlands offers visitors something extra. It’s warm, inviting, exciting and awe-inspiring. Locals reciprocate a cheerful mood through socializing, food, and crazy events that reflect how much the Dutch like to celebrate life. Join them in the city center to get a magical holiday experience.

Enjoy food stands filled with fresh baked traditional treats and foods. Meet and learn about locals and their traditions and try participating in some Amsterdam events put on by the city or the shopping centers.

New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam is the perfect time to share a kiss, a bite, and creating new experiences with old and new friends. There is definitely enough beer to go around, and champagne of course. The Dutch also love their olliebollen during the holidays. A visit to Amsterdam in December is not complete until you try one from the many food stalls around the city. And while you’re at it, fill your belly with a fresh, hot apple beignet. They’re almost as famous as the oliebollen and definitely just as tasty.


The 31st of December is not a day to spend inside. It gets dark early, so as it gets later in the afternoon the city will start to look magical. Charming Christmas decorations, locals rushing home from work getting their last party essentials from Albert Heijn and the smell of oliebollen filling the streets. Another extra you get to enjoy during this time of the year is the Amsterdam Light Festival. The 2023/2024 theme ‘Celebrate Light’ will probably blend in smoothly with the fireworks and the impressive light art is definitely worth a detour. You can find installations in different locations throughout the city and the Light Festival walking route is a highlight in every sense of the word. 


As the sun starts to set, which is early in December, the sound of roman candles, firecrackers and rockets increases by the minute. In the Netherlands, all citizens are allowed to light their own fireworks for the occasion, and they do so en masse. Stunning illuminations make the city glow from all angles and give the beginning of a new year the magic touch of a fairy tale warzone. We’re not exaggerating, things can get rough and a little caution is required, but don’t let the loud bangs stop you from exploring the city and experience the NYE craziness. The Amstel river banks is a perfect location to watch Amsterdammers get creative with explosives and they provide the best views of everything that’s getting launched into the night sky. It’s going to be loud, colorful and exciting! But don’t worry too much about location, no spot in town is fireworks free on NYE.

A little less extreme is entirely possible too. The city organizes an official fireworks show, which will probably take place at the ‘Kop van Java’, close to the central station on the shores of the Ij-lake, like previous years. This fireworks show is all about the looks and spectacle, not creating the loudest bangs.


Amsterdam New Years Eve

Dress to Impress

Where ‘casual is key’ on 364 nights of the year in the Netherlands, New Year’s Eve is definitely the exception. On this day, most Dutchies go all out and you’ll look out of place if you don’t tag along. Suits, ties, dresses and heels: tonight they’re the standard. So bring your shiniest outfit or plan a shopping session before you head of the party because on NYE in the Netherlands, all that glitters is definitely gold! More info on dress codes? Click here.

New Years Eve Amsterdam

Time to pick a party

While there are many events in the city, nothing compares to the five iconic parties we've curated just for you. Each offers a unique experience, ensuring that no matter your party style, there's a perfect fit for you.

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