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The Amsterdam Clubbing Guide


A night out in Amsterdam is without a doubt a fabulous experience. The city is one of the capitals of nightlife in Europe, well, possibly even in the World. Needless to say, the clubs in the city are one of the best in terms of quality, serving not only top class atmosphere but also music on a truly master level.

Unlike many other cities, best places to go out in Amsterdam are not located in one particluar spot. For Liverpool it might be the Concert Square, for Manchester, the famous Deansgate but in Amsterdam party spots are spread around the city centre. And, each of those places offers something unique to a nightlife goer in the city.

The Rembrandplein is filled with larger bars, including the famous Escape, the top electronic music venue frequented both by locals and tourists alike. Other notable clubs include Club Homo and another famous venue, Studio80. The latter is famous for its more experimental approach to electronic music.

Another famous clubbing spot is the Leidseplein. Three large well known clubs are located there. Paradiso, the World famous concert venue, Melkweg and Sugar Factory. Each of those clubs specializes in different types of music, so you may want to check all three out to taste their variety.

But Amsterdam nightlife is not about clubs and bars only. Hosted parties at random locations are another clubbing highlight of the city. A bit more expensive than the usual club entry fee, those parties offer much better music, top class DJs and an amazing atmosphere. Westergasfabriek is one of the locations for such parties. A former factory, now offers its several buildings to those top class parties.

One of the greatest things about the nightlife in Amsterdam is the abundance of information that you can find online relating to current and planned events. Surely with such an abundance of things going on in the club scene, it could be difficult to track anything, however, few website manage to organize a lot of information really well.

Lastly, if you are courageous enough, you might want to visit the famous Red Lights District. It is located between the central station and the popular Dam Square. One of the soft highlights of the place is the chance to observe the working girls in the fully bright windows while they display their charms.

On the Red Lights district you may also find some erotic museums and discover the art of romance and sensual pleasure from the past.

One note of warning, taking any pictures in the district is strictly prohibited. If you are caught doing so, your film will be destroyed and you might be thrown out of the area.

It is a truly unique experience to be a part of and witness the famous nightlife of the Dutch capital. And, if you are going to the city, then I hope that my short introduction will offer some good pointers and hints as to where to look for the best of the Amsterdam nightlife.

Thomas is a keen travel writer, covering a wide range of topics, from city breaks to tourist attractions in Europe.