Nightlife

The Amstel river and its local gay scene

The Amstel’s gay scene is surprisingly entertaining and surely an enjoyable alternative to the more mainstream gay areas of Amsterdam. And a wonderful sight on the city river will certainly touch the more romantic ones.

The Saarein bar – Ladies first in this cosy brown café of the old centre

In a respectful and tolerant city like Amsterdam, many clubs and bars are open to an eclectic mixed crowd, making this place in Europe the preferred destination for many gay men and women. There are few “lesbian bars” in town and probably the Saarein is the one you cannot miss.

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.

Located across the IJ River in Amsterdam’s undiscovered north, the NDSM Wharf remained a forgotten wasteland for years, left abandoned after the decline of the ship building industry that prospered emphatically for the best part of the 20th century. Invaded by squatters and a collective group of artists, this derelict space slowly began to change shape, replacing industry with creativity to become the striking setting of cultural prowess that exists today.

Amsterdam’s historical (gay) centre – The Reguliersdwarsstraat

Enough about museums, canals, boat-trips and parks. It’s getting dark and it’s time for some drinks and 4/4 beats. Put on your heels and dive into Amsterdam’s fervent nightlife. The Reguliersdwarsstraat is the heart of the Dutch GLBT community, with an enviable history of its very own.

Club Paradiso – A Mystical Fun Recipe for Live Concerts, Club Music, Culture, and More

Located inside the mystical walls of a majestic 18th century old church building just off the famous Leidse Square, the Paradiso Club provides you with the ultimate music experience for a lovely evening adventure in central Amsterdam. The venue is hosting some of the biggest names in club music, as well bringing in indie and local artists while providing a diverse events genre for everyone's taste. Do not forget to check out the cultural activities that take place each week ranging from theatre performances to poetry or film productions.

Different name, different date but the same great party! King’s Day, or Koningsdag in Dutch, is a major yearly event every April when hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets of Amsterdam donning their best orange outfits to celebrate the birth of the Dutch King. If you are booking a short stay in Amsterdam for King’s Day then you are in for a lot of fun.

Trouw Amsterdam

This former newspaper office turned into a cultural highlight of Amsterdam is an absolute must visit during your stay in the Dutch Capital. The grand building used to serve as a publishing factory for one of the most leading newspapers in the Netherlands. This fact will strike you as obvious when entering Trouw; in the basement you still find some old newspaper presses left behind and the industrial atmosphere of the building is exquisitely combined with stylish decoration.

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