Amsterdam Nightlife

Amsterdam nightlife at Red Light District.

Amsterdam nightlife is incredibly alive and pulsating with packed dance clubs. Below are the top-rated clubs with the best reviews online compiled for your convenience. Amsterdam nightclubs attract the best DJs from the Netherlands as well as internationally. These clubs are packed with beautiful women.

Bitterzoet

Location: Spuistraat 2, 1012 TS Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hours: Daily 9 pm-3 am, Sat-Sun 11 pm-4 am

This is among the most popular Amsterdam nightclubs. It is a short walk from Central Station, and plays a wide variety of music styles. It plays jazz on Thursdays.

Club NL

Location: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 169, 1012 RK Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hours: Sun-Thu 10 pm-3 am, Fri-Sat 10 pm-4 am

This club plays house music and has a “loungey” feel. It is known to attract well-established DJs. It is located by the Royal Palace.

Escape

Location: Rembrandtplein 11, 1017 CT Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hours: Thu-Sun 11 pm-4:30 am

This is a very spacious club with an air of exclusivity. If you are not on the guest list it could be difficult to get in. This club will throw some of the biggest parties in town, especially on Saturdays. It also has a cafe and lounge. It is located in Rembrandtplein.

Jimmy Woo

Location: Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 18, 1017 RE Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hours: Thu-Sun 11 pm-3:30 am

This dance club has an Oriental theme. It is known for its exclusivity. The best way to get in is by getting on a guest list or joining with a local familiar with the scene. It is a fixture of Amsterdam nightlife for the well-connected. The club is located close to the Melkweg.

Melkweg

Location: Lijnbaansgracht 234A, 1017 PH Amsterdam, Netherlands

This is one of the top nightclubs in Amsterdam, unique in that the venue was formerly a dairy factory. Melkweg stands for The Milky Way in English. The venue is also used for theater and art shows. The club has five halls. Notably, Nirvana played at the Melkweg. The hours of the club will vary depending on the night, but the club is known for closing at 5 am.

Paradiso

Location: Weteringschans 6-8, 1017 SG Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hours: Parties are thrown irregularly so you will have to check with locals and advertisements for dates and times.

Formerly a church, this club throws some of the biggest parties on weekends. It attracts some of the most talented national and international DJs and musicians. It is located close to the Hard Rock Cafe.

Poolcentrum Club 8

Location: Admiraal de Ruyterweg 56B, 1056 GL Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hours: Daily 2 pm-4 am

This Amsterdam nightclub plays mostly electronic and indie music. It is spacious with 3 floors. The club is on the third floor, and on the second floor is a large pool hall which opens in the afternoon. This club attracts many college students and locals. It is out west.

Sugarfactory

Location: Lijnbaansgracht 238, 1017 PH Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hours: Nightly 11 pm-5 am

This is one of the top nightclubs in Amsterdam, though it has more of an artsy flavor than the other nightclubs, given that it doubles as a theater with red curtains. It plays mostly techno and house, and features plenty of local talent.