amsterdam

Hello, amsterdam

With its characteristic canals (UNESCO World Heritage) surrounded by narrow, low, and crooked 17th-century houses, Amsterdam is, undoubtedly, one of the most charming capital cities in Europe. The rich cultural life and a wide range of entertainment make Amsterdam a full-scale city which has managed to retain its small-town feel. With over 50 museums, of which many are famous across the globe, this city is a real treat for art-lovers: highlights include the Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, and the Stedelijk Museum.

Bars & Nightlife

The Bars & Nightlife to Visit

cocktails at Canvas nightclub in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Canvas

Located on the 7th floor of the former office building of the Volkskrant newspaper, this club/cafe/restaurant is characterised by an easy-going vibe. Canvas is renowned for its affordable yet lush cocktails and a stunning view of Amsterdam which, in the summer can be taken in fully from the spacious roof terrace.

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Close up microphone on music stage, Panama club, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Panama

As well as being a nightclub with great theatre shows, live music and popular club evenings, Panama also offers a trendy dance studio and a cafe-restaurant with a grand terrace to the south for those mid-summer nights. It frequently hosts renowned DJs from all over the world.

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woman performing stand up, Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Boom Chicago

This American comedy troupe is renowned for their English-language comedy, theatrical shows, improvisation, stand-up and burlesque. Improvisation comedy, good food and tasty cocktails have long been Boom Chicago’s recipe for success. This venue. which also features a bar and a restaurant, is regularly transformed into a nightclub with local electro and house DJs filling the dance floor until the small hours.

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barman sprinkles juice in cocktail drink at Karaokebar 24K, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Karaokebar 24K

For a fun night out, especially with a group of people, the Karaokebar 24K is a location to uncover hidden talents or to simply enjoy singing along to one of your favourite songs. Fetch yourself a drink and choose one of more than 80,000 songs, available in several languages.

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Proeflokaal 't Blauwe Theehuis pavilion in Vondelpark, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Proeflokaal 't Blauwe Theehuis

This unusual construction in the centre of the 19th century Vondelpark and its large surrounding terrace (700 places) attracts crowds of creative Amsterdammers at the first ray of sunshine. You can even enjoy yourself here in the winter–thanks to the outdoor electric heaters. Proeflokaal 't Blauwe Theehuis offers craft beers, breakfasts, and pizza. And on Sundays, DJs spin laid-back music.

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Draft beer pool table, The Waterhole, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The Waterhole

Find The Waterhole in the centre of Amsterdam and listen to live music in different genres (but mostly rock) every day, play pool or ask the staff to turn on your desired sports match on one of the 7 available screens. Make sure to join the daily happy hours for cheaper beer and mixed drinks.

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