Footloose in Famous Nightlife Hot Spot Leidseplein's Best Dance Clubs

With so many bars, cafes and clubs, you can easily spend days partying near the nightlife hotspot Leidseplein. There are numerous possibilities, providing a place for every personality, style and budget. If you love to dance and are craving a fun night out, you have come to the right area.

Don’t know where to start? Paradiso, an internationally renowned music venue, transforms into a club five nights a week, providing a creative outlet for people to let loose and dance. Jimmy Woo is a great experience for those looking to club in style. This luxurious nightclub is known for its beautiful design and incredible sound system.

Chicago Social Club (CSC), on the other hand, is a smaller two-level nightclub that offers a more laid-back, intimate experience. Sugar Factory puts together quite the varied program, from DJs and swing bands to soul music and salsa nights, as does Club Up, who offers house, hip-hop, funk, disco, soul and techno. BlinQ is a restaurant and bar most of the time, but on Friday and Saturday, it turns into a club.

When you feel the need to wind down, it is best to stop by Café Bubbels and Het Feest van Joop. These two places are great cool-down cafés. You can keep moving your feet and decompress a little bit before you head home and crawl into bed.



In Amsterdam, a city known for its fantastic nightlife scene, you can party until the wee hours of the morning. Stop by Het Feest van Joop for a little (well, a lot of) fun. This bar, along with the café across the street, Café Bubbels, is a...  Read More



You will always find a party going on at Café Bubbels. Every night of the week, from 10:00 p.m. onwards, you can dance and dance and dance until you cannot dance anymore. The DJs play a variety of music, including pop, rock and house. Bubbels...  Read More



Party Cafe Candela has multiple personalities. It is a bar, lounge and nightclub all wrapped into one. Every night of the week, there is something going on at this two-level establishment. Stop by on a weekday to enjoy the drink specials. Join...  Read More



Every Friday and Saturday, BlinQ provides the complete package. You can easily spend a whole night here. Start off the evening with dinner. You'll feel satisfied the second you set down your fork and knife. Follow the meal with a cup of liquid...  Read More



Let your spirits soar as soon as you enter Club Up. Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, this club provides a great atmosphere to let loose and dance late into the night. Be sure to have a look at the agenda before you visit. You will find Club...  Read More

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Make your night even sweeter at the 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...  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

Jimmy Woo
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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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Jessica has fallen in love with the Netherlands. She moved in 2011, seizing an opportunity to live abroad, a long-time dream.

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