When it comes to nightlife in Amsterdam, there are venues, dance festivals and club nights to suit every taste! DJs keep the crowd going with everything from techno, dub step and trance to hip-hop, funk and deep house.


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Top clubs in Amsterdam

Our pick of popular clubbing hotspots, from vast rave caves to intimate basements.

Major Amsterdam clubs

Dance music festivals

From techno to trance, Amsterdam's many dance festivals cover all aural bases.

Dance events in Amsterdam

Upcoming dance events in Amsterdam



Marking World Aids Day on 1 December, Amsterdam's Paradiso hosts its annual charity extravaganza in aid of the Dutch Aids Fund.



Hudson Mohawke Live

One of the first producers to blend underground and mainstream R&B melodies and beats and dubbed “the Aphex Twin of hiphop” by BBC...

Tom Harding & JP

Hard house legends Tom Harding and JP bring the golden age of hard house crashing back into life with two rooms of hard hitting da...

Cartel 5 Year Anniversary

Cartel celebrates five years of roadblock parties with a huge anniversary line-up at Melkweg. Featuring George Fitzgerald, Levon V...


RAI Amsterdam
This festival sees the best and brightest electronic dance initiatives in Amsterdam team up to host a night filled with the bigges...


RAI Amsterdam

New Year's Eve parties

Celebrating the new year brings a fresh start full of opportunity, new leaves and blank slates. How will you celebrate? Amsterdam's list of parties is...

Clubbing and parties in Amsterdam

Clubs & party locations

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to groove. In Amsterdam you can party all night long, nearly every night of the week!

Regular party nights

Amsterdam's clubbing scene covers the entire range of the electronic music and hip-hop spectrum, from tiny clubs to arena-filling parties!

Partying basics

Whether you’re after electro beats, a live rock band, an intimate jazz show or something more obscure, Amsterdam is ready to party every night of the ...

Top Amsterdam clubs


Located on the lively Rembrandtplein in the city centre, Escape is one of Amsterdam's largest and most popular night clubs.


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Studio 80

Located on the lively Rembrandtplein, Studio 80 is the well-established home of a broad spectrum of electronic dance music.


This huge hall on the Westergasfabriek grounds regularly hosts bigger-is-better-style club nights.

Club AIR

Welcome to Amsterdam's newest nightclub with pure international allure. Rising from the ashes of the legendary club iT on the Amst...

Club AIR

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Club Up

Club Up is a stage for young talent hosted in the swanky art club De Kring, which usually only admits members.

Club Up

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Amsterdam’s Sugarfactory is a dynamic, open-minded and creative place where club, live music and theatre meet. The club regularly ...

Popular LGBT venues


This popular gay cocktail bar is located on the Spuistraat, a short walk from Dam Square. The trendy bar prides itself on its deli...


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Established in the early 80s as a non-commercial venture, volunteers still play a major role at this popular gay and lesbian bar o...

Club Church

This gay cruise club on the Kerkstraat hosts large-scale parties catering to a wide range of sub-groups within the gay community. ...