Nightlife Hotspots in Amsterdam

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Best Nightlight areas of Amsterdam

Amsterdam has quite the reputation for being the party capital of the world. There are plenty of different types of parties, and the different neighborhoods all have their own unique character. Check out our descriptions of the nightlife districts of Amsterdam and find the area that suits your desires the most!

Nightlife Hotspots in Amsterdam. Leidseplein:

Leidseplein, or “Leidse Square”, is pretty much the area when you think of the heart of Amsterdam. Located in the city center, Leidseplein is a bustling square known for its lively nightlife. It offers a range of bars, clubs, and music venues catering to different tastes. The area attracts a mix of locals and tourists, making it a popular spot for a night out. 


Another central square, Rembrandtplein, is renowned for its vibrant nightlife. Bars and clubs line both sides of the square, directly next to one another. It features numerous bars, clubs, and late-night venues. The square offers a lively atmosphere and is especially popular among the younger crowd.


Known for its charming streets and cosy bars, the Jordaan neighbourhood offers a more laid-back and local atmosphere for an enjoyable night out. You can find traditional brown cafes, live music venues, and smaller bars with a relaxed ambience. If you are an older traveller, you might feel more comfortable hanging around these areas as opposed to the two above.

De Pijp:

This trendy neighbourhood also boasts a thriving nightlife scene. De Pijp offers a variety of bars, restaurants, and cocktail lounges. The area is particularly popular among students and young professionals, creating a vibrant and energetic atmosphere. You can find spots to chill out for a drink or go out dancing. Most places are close to one another, too.


Next to the red light district, the Nieuwemarkt (New Market) is home to many bars and pubs, each offering its unique atmosphere and drink selection. Whether you’re into craft beers, cocktails, or a casual pint, you’ll find a place that suits your taste. It is also known for its vibrant terrace culture. During the warmer months, many bars and cafes set up outdoor seating areas, allowing you to enjoy the lively atmosphere while sipping your drink or enjoying a meal.

So, if you’re craving a nighttime adventure during your trip to Amsterdam… try visiting one of these areas—no need to put in a particular destination. Your best bet is to go to the area, walk around, and pop into whichever establishment looks like it suits your vibe. Remember to enjoy your time out responsibly and remember that many of these places are also residential neighbourhoods. Click this link to read our blog post on how to be a responsible tourist in Amsterdam!

Written by Mother Bird Sara Michal


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