With its friendly people (most of whom speak fluent English), great shopping opportunities, impressive architecture, and the lovely canals that criss cross the city, it is no wonder that Amsterdam is the most popular tourist destinations in the Netherlands if not one of the favorites in Western Europe. There is something to satisfy the tastes of every tourist that visits this city whether it is culture and history, the relaxing charm of one of Europe’s oldest cities, or just some serious partying.
Amsterdam’s nightlife is a favorite venue for locals as well as international travelers and with nearly 4 million visitors annually, you can well imagine how active the Amsterdam nightlife can be. The city has witnessed increased visitor traffic in recent years which has been attributed to more Europeans taking holiday and vacationing there. Nearly 41% of the lodging facilities in Amsterdam are rated as either 4 or 5 stars which probably explains the city’s popularity as a tourist destination.
The city gets its second wind when the day ends and the evening begins. Whether it is a relaxing night with tasty beverages in a bar or pub or something livelier, Amsterdam is the place to be. If you love live entertainment or music, you will not be disappointed when you venture out into the Amsterdam nightlife. Here are some recommendations for great nights on the town when you are visiting the city.
Absinthe Bar – the atmosphere is one of the most exotic in Amsterdam and features some of the best alternative music you will find anywhere in the city
Café de Koe – a combination bar and restaurant with a cozy and unassuming atmosphere. The food is affordable and you can enjoy a number of tasty entrees from hot dishes to simple salads.
Bimhuis – by far the best jazz venue in the city. It is rated as one of the top 10 must-see entertainment venues in Amsterdam.
Pacific Parc – without a doubt, this is one of Amsterdam nightlife’s best kept secrets. It is an enormous café/restaurant format that turns into a large nightclub with a huge dance floor once the dinner period is over.
Sugar Factory – located in the heart of Amsterdam, this is a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Art exhibitions in the early evening, big-band acts, fashion shows, and multimedia events that are cutting edge are always on the agenda here.
Bourbon Street – if you want to feel like you are stepping out onto Bourbon Street in New Orleans, then this place is just the ticket. The club features the best in blues and jazz music that you will find anywhere in Amsterdam.
Mulligan’s Irish Music Bar – a lively Irish pub atmosphere featuring Guinness and Kilkenny beer on tap as well as an assortment of Irish whiskies.
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