Nightlife

Top 5 Amsterdam Squares

Perfectly positioned at various locations across the city, many of which are just minutes away from several of our Amsterdam holiday apartments, Amsterdam’s superb collection of iconic squares are all definitely worthy of a visit. Ranging from famous landmarks to nightlife hotspots, each individual square offers something for everyone who visits this truly remarkable city.

Nuit Blanche in Amsterdam – a nocturnal tribute to art

Although there are at least two movies named Nuit Blanche, this special event has got nothing to do with any of them whatsoever. Translated as ‘White Night’, the Nuit Blanche of Amsterdam is an annual Paris-inspired night devoted to art in its most various forms, consisting of a 12-hour session with music, street art, photography, and video art, among others. Come to Amsterdam and use our holiday apartment offer to be where the after-dark magic happens.

DGTL Festival: 2 days, 6 stages, 81 artists – Enhance your short stay with a weekend-long electronica party

DGTL Festival will be entertaining thousands of revellers on Easter weekend with an electric mix of electronica tunes at the NDSM Werf in Amsterdam Nord. So set the standard for your short stay in Amsterdam and join in with the party on April 19 and 20.

Get jazzy in Amsterdam – a Dutch take on jazz

The Venice of the North is no doubt a special place on the jazz map of the world. Below is our selection of a couple of local venues to visit, drawn up to show you that even a short stay in Amsterdam is enough to get a quality experience of live trumpets, drums, keys, bass, and all that jazz…

Treat yourself with 5 Days Off this March – one of the biggest music events of the year

If you are on a short stay in Amsterdam between 5 -9 March 2014 and you have a soft spot for a good party then you will enjoy the 5 Days Off music festival which is a yearly event with performances, club nights, cultural arts events and workshops at Melkweg, Paradiso and De Balie.

Do the Lovedance

Do the Lovedance! One of the most important events in Amsterdam, surely not exclusively for the gay community, as part of the Wereld AIDS Nacht (the World AIDS Night). A must if you are visiting the city this year towards the last days of November.

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Keep it classy in Amsterdam – a selection of venues where you can feed your ears with finest classical music

If you enjoy the company of Mozart, Bach or Vivaldi in your speakers, or simply like to experience a bit of something more ‘sophisticated’ when it comes to music, then Amsterdam is a place which is bound to meet your demands in that scope. With plenty of great places to go and listen to classical music of the highest quality, you’ll be more than happy to explore the attractions offered by the Venice of the North.

A Timeless Smoking Trip in a Historical Setting – the Bulldog Coffeeshop nr 90

Self-proclaimed as THE coffee shop where the Dutch social regulated weed consumption has been initiated, the Bulldog nr 90 offers you a pleasant chilled environment in an old beautiful Amsterdam building for a lovely afternoon or evening relaxation in the company of board games, great music, and a friendly multi-cultural crowd. Take a stroll from your apartment, and benefit from a chilled out pleasurable time during your short stay in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Gay Pride

Paint the city pink and prepare to party at Amsterdam’s infamous annual Lesbian and Gay Pride event which happens annually on the first weekend in August.

Exploring De Wallen and its Wild Parts – The Red Light District Tour

If you ever felt intrigued and curious about Amsterdam's most controversial neighbourhood which equates to many as a haven for sex, drugs, and hardcore partying, here is your chance to join one of the long established guided tours of the area. Experienced Amsterdam guides will give you a thorough overview of the best places to see in the Red Light District neighbourhood ranging from sex theatres to coffee shops, jazz places while quickly getting you acquainted to many of the old stories of this mysterious and inviting place.