At night, Amsterdam transforms into something totally different than in daytime. Many will stroll along the canals, admiring the elegance and peacefulness of the city. However, inside the numerous cafes, bars and clubs, Amsterdam is teeming with excitement. Whether you’re a frequent visitor to the nightlife scene or are just visiting, Amsterdam will make you feel at home.
Nightlife is not confined to one spot. While the main areas are Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein, you can also find other great places scattered around the city. Amsterdam provides music of all types, various performances, places that you can let loose, as well as comedy clubs and low-key establishments. No matter what you’re looking for or the mood that you’re in, the city caters to everyone.
At Boom Chicago, you will not stop laughing. Catch a performance, show or concert at the Concertgebouw, Melkweg or Bimhuis; your ears will thank you. Or take the free ferry to Amsterdam Noord for a low-key evening out at Café Noorderlicht. If musical talent is more your thing, definitely check out Jimmy Woos, Paradiso or Studio 80.
The trams stop around 00:30, but there are also night buses that go every half hour to various parts of the city. So at the end of the night, keep the time in mind when you’re contemplating walking back or finding alternative transportation.