10 Best Clubs in Amsterdam to Dance the Night Away

Arrange a club night with the girls. Gather the men for a night out on the town. Call the group for a fun, friendly get together to blow some steam. Whatever you’re looking for, all signs indicate that it’s time to get out on the dance floor.

Some days all you need is to move to the music and dance your heart out. Amsterdam is the perfect city to help you let loose and have a little fun. Succumb to the rhythm, shine in the spotlights and release extra energy. 10Best will direct you to the best dance clubs in town; Amsterdam promises a night you’ll never forget.

Discover the underground music scene at Korsakoff or enjoy diverse programming at the Sugar Factory and Bitterzoet. Dance under historic ceiling paintings at Club Arena, once a former church chapel. Searching for a club with luxury and style? Look no further than Jimmy Woos. Paradiso is known for its live music, while Melkweg has a little something for everyone. Chicago Social Club and Club NL offer an intimate, cozy ambiance.

One final note: the city is home to the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), an electronic music conference and club festival. Thousands of DJs and artists come together to spin and showcase their talent. Better put on your dancing shoes; you're in for something special.

Central Canal Ring

Located in a canal house dating from 1662, this was once home to the notorious gay club, DOK, whose visitors included David Bowie, Elton John and Jean Paul Gaultier. Following the demise of DOK, it was patronized largely by students until a...  Read More

Central Canal Ring

Spice up your night at Sugar Factory, where music is an art. Unleash your creative side and find your freedom. Express yourself through movement and dance – actually, it's encouraged. From DJs and swing bands to soul music and salsa nights,...  Read More

Old Center / Red Light District

Bitterzoet, a hip club in the heart of Amsterdam whose name translates to bittersweet, can definitely be bitter or sweet depending on your style. With such a varied program, make sure to check the calendar ahead of time. Bitterzoet covers all...  Read More

Club AIR

Leave the day behind the second you step into Club AIR. For the remainder of the night, set the bar high and let your spirits soar. With friendly, attentive service, creative, quality programming and a large space divided to create a cozier...  Read More


If you love electronic music, Studio 80 is the place to be. Listen to a variety of DJs, from seasoned veterans and renowned artists to new talent and experimental initiatives. However, this club is more than just a place to let your hair down;...  Read More

Housed in an abandoned dairy factory, Melkweg was originally founded in 1970 as an outlet for the arts. Now, the venue welcomes young and old, amateur and experienced, with its multi-faceted mix of experimental and classical programming;...  Read More

Chicago Social Club (CSC) serves as both a bar and a club. Sunday through Thursday, CSC is a laid back place to have a drink with friends. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, though, the space transforms into a fun, intimate nightclub. The club has...  Read More

Old Center / Red Light District

Previously one of the first true lounge clubs in the Netherlands, Club NL is now home to house music. The classic red velvet décor creates a cozy and sexy setting. Bar tenders are ready to make you a cool, crisp cocktail or create another one...  Read More

Jimmy Woo
Photo courtesy of Jimmy Woo

At Jimmy Woo, a luxurious night club located near Leidseplein, you'll be dazzled by the design and blown away by the sound; the club won the "Dutch Design" prize and was awarded the "best club sound in the Netherlands." Come for one of the...  Read More


Since 1968, Paradiso has been a location for creative talent. Now, the former church has evolved into a concert hall, club and cultural center, attracting people of all ages. Five nights a week, Paradiso is a club, providing an outlet for people...  Read More


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