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Let’s sit crooked and talk straight Amsterdam Nightlife Guide; Ok, Amsterdam is famous for Van Gogh’s works, beautiful canals, cheese and tulips, but nobody goes there to smell flowers now. Of course, the vases in the house are filled with tulips and the tables with cheese on the way back, but let’s see what happened in Amsterdam. I gave up, don’t ask, what happens in Amsterdam stays in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam is the city of distractions, wearing shoes with dancing and legal sins. If Hangover had been filmed in Europe, it would probably have taken place in Amsterdam. Amsterdam is to Europe what Las Vegas is to America. Based on the authority vested in us by living in the Netherlands, we present to you our Amsterdam nightlife guide that makes the wolves shed.

DAILY BUDGET

$ – 100 Euros (Accommodation (22-35 Euros) : In the guest house / Hostel, Food: supermarket or street food (15 Euros), Transportation: public transport (6-7 Euros), Entertainment: museum or event (11-17) Euro) )

$$ – 100-200 Euros (Accommodation: at the hotel (125 Euros), Food: in restaurants (30 Euros), Transportation: guided tour (10-15 Euros), Arts and Entertainment: show or concert (40 Euro) )

$$$ – Over 200 Euros (Accommodation: In 4-Star Hotel (230 Euros), Food: Fine Dining Restaurants (50 Euro), Transportation: Taxi (20 Euro), Entertainment: Canal Tour or Cabaret/Shows 50-90 Euro)

EVENTS OF THE AMSTERDAM NIGHT LIFE

 

One of the Biggest Capitals of Electronic Music in the World Amsterdam

Instead of dancing in clubs, the types who keep their drink in their hands but keep the tempo with their feet are killing you too, and if you miss the environments where everyone dances freely, without macho, red and white, in Amsterdam! you will say. In fact, they usually put their nightclubs outside the city so that people can shed their wolves easily. The Dutch really know how to party, and they show it to the world with maybe 30 electronic music festivals throughout the year.

World Famous Dutch DJs

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It is no coincidence that many of the world’s most famous DJs are Dutch: Tiesto, Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Armin Van Buuren, Fedde Le Grand, Hardwell and at least 5 more world-famous DJs are from here. Parties and DJ performances that last until the morning are all over the city. Amsterdam usually has nightclubs in a more mainstream style than in Berlin. In other words, you can put all the stylish clothes you left behind while going to Berlin, but generally people prefer sports-elegant clothes. No matter how fashionable it is from ripped jeans, it does not break in Amsterdam bars, keep in mind.

Legal Elements 

We must admit that; Although it is not directly related to nightlife, there are also the Red Light District, where prostitution is legal, and coffee shops , where cannabis is legal, among those that make Amsterdam world famous . Of course, we should not forget the places that sell magic mushrooms. I guess we don’t need to say that there is an 18-year-old limit, right?

City Famous for its Beer 

It is one of the world’s beer centers such as the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, which is also known for being the hometown of the Heineken brand. It is an ideal city to taste a variety of beers. There are many other types of beer brands such as Amstel, Grolsch, Dommelsch, Brouwerij ‘t IJ  and La Trappe made by the monks . It would not be a lie to say that they are all at the same price as water. 😀 By the way, we said beer, but Amsterdam’s cocktail bars are also very famous!

City Festivals

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Amsterdam Pride, where the canals turn into rainbow colors, and King’s Day (Koningsdag) on April 27, in honor of King Willem-Alexander’s birthday, are among the  most colorful city festivals. Its former name was Queen’s Day. On King’s Day, which is also a national holiday, the entire city of Holland turns orange and parties are partying all over the city until the evening of the next day.

 

Electronic Music Festivals

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If you like electronic music festivals, there are plenty of festivals from the beginning to the end of summer… Even on Kings Day alone, there are 4-5 festivals. Nassau, Thuishaven, DSM Vrijhaven King’s Day, VOLTT Koningsdag, Bakermat & Friends, Oranjebloesem, Loveland van Oranje, Kroongetuige Kingsday 8 festivals take place on the same day. One of the most important electronic music festivals is the Amsterdam Dance Event, which takes place in many clubs of the city. There are also festivals in the winter, just less often. The most entertaining festival of winter is Neonsplash, the largest paint festival in the country. The most famous festivals of the country are Pink Pop and Lowlands, which coincide with the summer. am


 

FAMOUS NIGHT CLUBS OF AMSTERDAM

Paradiso, Melkweg, Sugarfactory, Panama Club, Canvas, Jimmy Woo, AIR, Pacific Parc, De School, Studio80, Escape, Chicago Social Club, Bitterzoet are the most popular nightclubs. We have listed the most popular ones below. 😉

 

Paradiso ☆

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This is a former church building now one of the most popular alternative music scene and nightclubs. In fact, it is one of the 2 stars of Amsterdam nightlife.  In fact, it is a place that opened its doors not for such a purpose in the first place, but as a place where artists can collectively do creative work under the name of “Cosmic Relaxation Center Paradiso” in 1968. But over time, it has turned into a concert venue where local and international bands take the stage. Since the venue is an old church with 1500 seats, you can guess that its acoustics are excellent.

Address:  Weteringschans 6-8 1017 SG Amsterdam Tel:  31 20 626 8790 Website: www.clubparadiso.amsterdam  Click for location .

 

Melkweg ☆

Melkweg, the Milky Way, is the other star of Amsterdam nightlife. It was conceived as both a music/entertainment venue and a cultural centre. Our İKSV style is managed by a non-profit organization. A place converted from an old dairy factory. Its four halls function as a stage with different styles of music concerts, a cinema, an exhibition space and a restaurant.

Address: Lijnbaansgracht 234A, 1017 PH Tel:  31 20 531 8181 Website: www.melkweg.nl/ Click for location . 

 

Sugarfactory

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Although it is slightly overshadowed by Paradiso and Melkweg, Sugarfactory is one of the gems of Amsterdam nightlife. Combining nightlife with performance and art, the venue does not host international artists like the other two, but it also hosts performances from neighboring countries and local talents. There are also special DJ parties on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays for different music genres, from techno to jazz.

Address:  Lijnbaansgracht 238, 1017 PH Tel : 31 20 627 0008 Website: www.sugarfactory.nl  Click for location .

 

Panama Club

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This is a huge nightclub with a quality sound system, House & Techno performances by world-famous DJs, and a capacity of more than 1000 people. The building in which it is located is one of the historical and nostalgic warehouse buildings in the harbor area of ​​Amsterdam.

Address: Oostelijke Handelskade 4, 1019 BM Tel:  +31 20 311 8686 Website: www.panama.nl Click for location .

 

Canvas

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Let’s take you to Canvas for a classier party. Canvas, a rooftop bar with 360-degree views of the city, located on the 7th floor of an old newspaper building, which is now a hotel, is the address for locals and foreigners who want to party on Friday and Saturday nights. After 23.00, the tables leave and take their place in the DJ booth.

Address: Wibautstraat 150, 1091 GR Tel:  31 20 261 2110 Website:  www.volkshotel.nl/en/canvas/ Click for location .

 

AIR Amsterdam

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Address: Amstelstraat 16, 1017 DA Tel:  31 20 820 0670 Website: www.air.nl  Click for location .

It is one of the most popular venues of the electronic music scene in the city. The Air Card system is used to buy drinks from the bar in the nightclub with a high quality sound system, a capacity of 1300, 5 bars, divided from room to room. There are also lockers inside for those who want to have fun more safely and comfortably.

 

Jimmy Woo

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Attracting attention with its shining ceiling, the nightclub is frequented by celebrities. The upper floor is an Asian style lounge bar, and the lower floor is the dance floor. But getting into this club is not as easy as other places. There is a strict door policy.
Address: Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 18 1017 RC Tel: 31 20 626 3150 Website: www.jimmywoo.com Click for location .

 

Pacific Park

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If you’re the type who doesn’t like to dance and hang out at the bar corner with a drink, we say don’t even go near Pacific Parc. Because this is Amsterdam’s most rock & roll place. In the place where there is a place to spend time and eat during the day, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, the tables are set aside, rock ‘n’ roll starts with DJ or live music.

Address: Polonceaukade 23, 1014 DA Tel:  31 20 488 7778 Website: www.pacificparc.nl  Click for location

IMPORTANT INFORMATIONS

Closing Hours

Restaurants are open until 01:00.
Amsterdam nightclubs close at 03:00 on weekdays and at 04:00 on weekends.
Those who can’t get up to speed can continue to have fun in places known as night cafe. They close at 04:00 on weekdays and at 05:00 on weekends.

Entrance fee

It varies between 5 and 20 Euros. They may ask for more for live DJ performances, if you can find tickets at the door because these types of tickets sell out in advance. Especially if you want to watch a DJ in Melkweg and Paradiso, you need to buy your tickets early. Some clubs may also ask for a membership fee of 4 Euros. Membership is for one month, so you only pay for the event ticket when you go again in the same.

What where?

The most central places of nightlife in Amsterdam in the Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein neighborhoods. It consists mostly of places where students hang out. Especially in Leidseplein there are Irish pubs and music venues.

When?

We would love for you to catch the atmosphere and the party at King’s Day 👉 April 27th.

Since winter and autumn are very cold in Amsterdam, the best time is between April and October.

Transportation

In the city: Since the city is small, cycling is the most practical option, but it is not very convenient for nightlife. Don’t drink & drive, albeit a bike. 🙂 There is a developed tram network in Amsterdam, but it does not run after midnight. There are also night buses. Getting an Amsterdam Card is the smartest way to use public transport.

 

 

Kenta started his early career as a game developer, after working four years for an Dutch company, he stepped into web research and news technologies and became a web enthusiast, which made him start Amsterdamfox.com. Kenta loves animals and usually takes part in activities related to animal rights and welfare.

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Best outdoor pools in Amsterdam

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Fancy a refreshing dive? Looking for some refreshment? Or ready for some exercise? From May you can go everywhere again at these outdoor pools in Amsterdam. We’ve collected the best outdoor pools for you, from Amsterdam East to Amsterdam West and the beautiful Noorderparkbad. Spring is in the air, so get ready for a nice swim and splash in one of these beautiful outdoor pools in Amsterdam. Are you not from Amsterdam? 

Best outdoor pools in Amsterdam

1. Brediusbad

The Brediusbad is an outdoor swimming pool in Amsterdam West. It is a heated outdoor swimming pool and is located in a quiet and green area on the edge of the Spaarndammerbuurt. The pool has a deep pool for certified swimmers, a shallow pool for children and a separate paddling pool with fountain. There are covered changing rooms, heated showers and (small) lockers.

Open from May 1 to September 1.

Spaarndammerdijk 306, Amsterdam

2. Flevoparkbad

The Flevoparkbad is a heated outdoor pool in the Flevopark in Amsterdam East. Here you will find a 50-metre pool for swimming laps, a recreational pool with a play island and a children’s pool. The complex is located in the middle of nature and is equipped with sunbathing areas and play equipment.

Open from late April to early September.
Insulindeweg 1002, Amsterdam

3. Noorderparkbad

The Noorderparkbad is an outdoor swimming pool in Amsterdam North, located on the edge of the Noorderpark. The swimming pool includes both an indoor part (indoor pool) and an outdoor area with swimming pools (outdoor pool). After forty years, the Noorderparkbad is the successor to the Floraparkbad, which stood next to it, and is the most sustainable swimming pool in our country. The swimming pool has won several prizes in the field of architecture, including the jury and public prize of the Amsterdam Architecture Prize in 2016.

In contrast to most outdoor pools, the Noorderparkbad also offers outdoor swimming in winter. The water is normally heated to a temperature of 18 to 21 degrees Celsius. During night frost, the bath can be just below that temperature, especially in the morning. That’s nice to wake up to!

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4. Sloterparkbad

The Sloterparkbad is one of the largest swimming accommodations in the Netherlands. It is located on the Sloterpark and includes a 50-metre competition pool, a jumping pool, a target group pool and a recreational pool. And then you can also swim in the outdoor area. On the outside area of ​​approximately three hectares is a competition pool with a size of 25×15 meters and a depth of 1.40 meters. There is also a circular paddling pool with an area of ​​approximately 25m². The pool water of the outdoor pools is heated and, depending on the outside temperature, between 19°C and 21°C. On the sunbathing lawn you have a wonderful view of the Sloterplas and the two islands in the natural water.

The outdoor pool is expected to be open from May 1 to September 1.
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5. Amstelbad

The Amstelbad in Ouderkerk aan de Amstel has three different baths; the paddling pool, the semi-deep bath and the deep bath, where you can splash to your heart’s content in the summer. And besides taking a refreshing dip, you can also jump on the trampoline, play miniature golf, beach volleyball, table tennis and football. The ideal outdoor pool in Amsterdam for a day out with the family!

Check out the website for the opening hours for 2022.
Alderman Koolhaasweg 10, Ouderkerk aan de Amstel

6. Mercatorbad

The Mercatorbad is an indoor and outdoor swimming pool in Amsterdam-West. There is also a gym located in the same building. Outside there is a 50 meter pool and a children’s play pool. Both are located on a beautiful sloping lawn where you can relax in the summer in the sun or in the shade of beautiful tall trees.

The outdoor pool is expected to be open from May 1 to September 1.
Jan van Galenstraat 315, Amsterdam

Swim laps? This is what it does for your body if you swim every week.

7. The Mirandabad

The De Mirandabad (yes, that’s how you say it!) is best known for its subtropical wave pool with a glass dome and palm trees. There is also a modern 25-metre pool with all-round views of the garden. The outdoor accommodation consists of a paddling pool, a large shallow outdoor pool for children and a 50-metre pool. You can also use the two nearby squash courts all year round.

The De Mirandabad is also open in winter. Carry on with the Wim Hof ​​method!
The Mirandalaan 9, Amsterdam

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Vibrating Seats and Water Cannons: 5D Porn Cinema

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The ‘5D Porn Cinema’, which will give people an interesting experience in Amsterdam’s famous Red Light District, has been opened. For details and more, follow to our content…

5-dimensional porn cinema was opened in the famous Red Light District (Red Light District) in Amsterdam.

What happens in the movie will progress in a way that viewers can feel while sitting in their seats. Seats will vibrate, pressurized water will be given, and if there is a wind effect in the movie, this will be reflected to the audience.

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Customers will be able to hear, feel and see.

What the owner of the cinema wants to do is take the experience to the next level, instead of people just sitting at home and watching porn alone.

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While the image is projected to the screen in 3D, the seats will move, and the audience will feel like they are inside the movie with special effects.

In order to better convey the action going on on stage to the audience, the seats are designed to sway and vibrate.

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The film to be screened tells the sexy and funny story of a man visiting Amsterdam.

Natalie, owner of the 5D Porn Cinema, where the movie produced in collaboration with porn star Kim Holland will be screened, says: ‘The movie is about the sexy and funny story of a man who visits Amsterdam’s Red Light District. For example, the man visits one of Amsterdam’s famous bars and makes love in a bubble bath. But the movie is extremely humorous. So it’s not just about sex.’ 

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Those who want to experience this interesting experience pay 12.50 euros for a single ticket.

Natalie says the show isn’t just for tourists, but people can come and have a lot of fun with their partners: ‘Come with your partner, laugh, try something new.’ 

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Amsterdam gaming venues and board game places

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Gaming venues and board game bar and cafes are very popular in Amsterdam. It’s the best alternative way to have fun with indoor activities. We prepared a quick list for board gaming houses and different bars that you can play funny games with friends.

Our quick picks includes a variety of places, from cafes with board games to large gaming venues.

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Amsterdam gaming venues

– TonTonClub (Westerpark): arcade and also a nice place.
– Mooie Boules (Oost and Noord): this location has a Jeu de Boules playground.
– Chez Mine (Bos & Lommer): Pizza & Wine bar but also has table tennis, foosball, darts and board games.
– Pool- en snookerclub Final Touch (Center): A place with pool tables and also board games.
– 2 Klaveren (Oud-West): An old-style Dutch cafe. There are lots of board games.
– Aloha (Center): Bowling, minigolf, lasergame and more.
– Schaakcafé Het Hok (Center): An old cafe that has existed since 1972, with chess and backgammon tables.
– Café Bosco (Oud-West): this beautiful cafe has a lot of board games in the cupboard.
– Bar Joost (Oost): A neighborhood bar of the Oost district. There are board games.
– The Poolbar (Center): A place with pool tables and also board games.
– Festina Lente (Center): A sweet place where board games are played.
– Poolcafe Plan B (Oud-West): Here you can play table tennis and darts as well as billiards.
– Club 8 (West): The biggest billiard room in Amsterdam.
– Chin Chin Club (Center): Table tennis is played, there is also a karaoke place and people come to dance late at night.
– Ping Pong Parck (Oud-West): Come here to play table tennis and ‘beerpong’.
– Club Puck (West): arcade and also a nice venue.
– Floor 17 – Curlingbaan (West): In winter, you can find Amsterdam’s highest curling rink on the roof terrace of Floor17. The rooftop bar is enjoyable in summer.
– Cafe de Wetering (Center): A cafe with games such as risk, wordplay and chess.
– Knijn Bowling & Restaurant (Zuid): Come for bowling, discobowling is also available on Thursdays.
– Gollem aan het Water (Oost): The place has board games and is also a nice beer bar.

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