Amsterdam Nightlife & bars

Our most recommended Amsterdam Nightlife & bars

Amsterdam: AMAZE Immersive Audiovisual Experience Ticket

1. Amsterdam: AMAZE Immersive Audiovisual Experience Ticket

Pre-book your entrance ticket and step into the immersive and multi-sensory experience that is AMAZE. Explore 7 rooms containing interactive shows of lights, lasers, sound, smoke, new media art, visuals, and other special effects to stimulate your mind. Enhance your experience with a cocktail of your choice. Discover state-of-the-art technology from event organizers with over 30 years of experience in the events and music industry. The AMAZE experience is brought to you by the founders of Dutch Dance, ID&T (Sensation, Tomorrowland). Escape from reality and encounter interactive areas which elicit a range of emotions, from the relaxing to the intense. Go on a journey that reconnects you to your inner self. Interact with your surroundings via the many sensors and cameras to enhance the immersion of your experience.

Amsterdam: Smoke & Lounge 70-Minute Boat Tour

2. Amsterdam: Smoke & Lounge 70-Minute Boat Tour

Enjoy one of the most relaxing smoke-friendly lounge boat tours in Amsterdam. Sip on your favorite drink, smoke, or enjoy one of the hookah/shisha's onboard for an extra cost. Start out in the heart of the Red Light District, one of the most popular locations in the city, and sail through the central area, the Herengracht and Prinsengracht canals, the Seven Bridges, the river Amstel, the Skinny Bridge, and the Dancing Houses before returning to where you started. The boat can accommodate up to 22 people. Whatever the weather, the boat is set up so passengers will have an enjoyable time. In summertime all windows can be opened, ensuring full visibility of Amsterdam’s iconic landmarks and monuments. In winter all windows can be closed, and we have heated seats to keep you warm.

Amsterdam: Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

3. Amsterdam: Coffee Shop and Red Light District Walking Tour

Discover how and why Amsterdam developed its reputation for liberal attitudes towards sex and drugs on a walking tour of the Red Light District. Stroll into the atmospheric streets of the Red Light District, and see everything the area has to offer. Stroll down some of the city’s narrowest alleys, nestled between calm canals and bustling larger streets. See the infamous red-lit windows of the district, where prostitutes wait for their next customers. Learn about the Red Light District from a local perspective and discover the locations of several coffee shops, including the first coffee shop opened in Amsterdam. Hear explanations about the coffee shop culture, sex work, and political issues from your local guide.

Amsterdam: Red Light District Pub Crawl

4. Amsterdam: Red Light District Pub Crawl

Make the most of your time in Amsterdam. Take a 5-hour stumble through the depths of Amsterdam's infamous Red Light district on a pub crawl.  Start your tour with unlimited shots of vodka from 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Stop at 4 different pubs and a nightclub, and take advantage of great drink specials at all of the venues. At every venue, meet a friendly nightlife host at the door. Finish your party pub crawl with free entrance to a busy nightclub, where you can stay as long as you like.

Amsterdam Red Light District: Walking Tour with Snacks

5. Amsterdam Red Light District: Walking Tour with Snacks

Join a walking tour of Amsterdam's Red Light District. From your local guide, hear about the beginnings of this notorious district and how it has changed over the years. Put the rumors to the test as you pass by the erotic window parlors and smell the aroma of marijuana drifting along the canals. Despite its reputation, be charmed as you discover the district’s vibrant history and explore its cobbled streets. Meander through the Red Light District's network of alleys lined with over 300 single-room cabins rented by sex workers. Learn about the interesting history of sex work in Amsterdam and the district's relationship to Dutch culture. Head down the narrow lanes and follow your guide into secret entryways. Become an expert on the area, people, and history in no time. Along the way, stop off at a local eatery to check out some local Dutch delicacies.

Amsterdam Red Light District: Walking Tour with Windows

6. Amsterdam Red Light District: Walking Tour with Windows

Discover all the secrets of the Red Light District of Amsterdam with a local Dutch guide during this walking tour. Learn about Dutch coffee shops, the history of Amsterdam's oldest neighborhood, and the women working behind the famous red windows. Wander around the scenic, calm canals and narrow, tree-lined alleys of the infamous area. Stroll past the Old Church, Amsterdam's oldest building, and learn about the famed 'Dutch tolerance'. See a different side to the usually-peaceful atmosphere Amsterdam offers as you walk past the bright, red-lit windows prostitutes stand behind, waiting for customers to join them. Learn about everything the Red Light District has to offer, from the Condomerie condom shop to the Prostitution Information Center. Listen as your guide tells you about the many sex shops, peep shows, bars, and coffee shops you walk past.

Amsterdam: Escape Club and Icebar Entry Tickets with Drinks

7. Amsterdam: Escape Club and Icebar Entry Tickets with Drinks

Enjoy the coolest night out in Amsterdam with these tickets to the Icebar and the popular Escape Club. Join Dutch explorer Willem Barentsz on his exploration of the Arctic in the Icebar before dancing the night away at one of the most popular clubs in the Netherlands. The Icebar consists of 2 rooms, one a standard bar and one made entirely of ice. When you arrive, receive 1 golden token and 2 silver tokens and step into the regular bar. Exchange your golden token at the bar to enjoy your first free drink of the night. After you’ve enjoyed your drink, meet Willem Barentz, captain of the Mercury and arctic explorer. Join him and head into the ice bar, where the ship has gotten stranded in the ice. Before you step inside the ice bar, wrap up warm with the provided coat and gloves to survive the -10°C interior. As you relax in the bar surrounded by ice walls and ice sculptures, exchange your 2 silver tokens for 2 drinks served in ice glasses. Once you've finished your drinks, head down the street to one of the most popular nightclubs in the Netherlands: Club Escape. Enter the venue's main hall, Escape Club, and dance with people from all over the world. Listen to music from top DJs through state-of-the-art sound systems. Dance the night away at this hopping venue.

Skip The Line: Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam

8. Skip The Line: Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam

Located in downtown Amsterdam, Hard Rock Cafe provides fantastic dining opportunities in an electrifying atmosphere of priceless rock n' roll memorabilia. Skip-the-line, join the priority seating list, and eat and drink in the restaurant or by the waterside bar. Visit the Rock Shop and purchase a limited edition Amsterdam t-shirt. Topped off by Hard Rock Cafe's famous service, it will be a night to remember. Choose from a range of menu options as follows: Gold Menu (2-course): Choice of main course - • Original Legendary burger (black Angus steak) • Moving Mountains burger (vegan) • Grilled chicken sandwich • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Grilled chicken caesar salad • Tupelo chicken tenders Dessert - • Brownie Choice of beverage - • One soft drink, coffee, or tea Diamond Menu (3-course):  Starter - • Fresh salad Choice of main course - • Original Legendary burger (black Angus steak) • Moving Mountains burger (vegan) • Smoked BBQ combo • Grilled salmon • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Steak salad • BBQ chicken Dessert - • Chocolate cake Choice of one beverage -  • One soft drink, coffee, or tea

Amsterdam Red Light District: Private Walking Tour with Snack

9. Amsterdam Red Light District: Private Walking Tour with Snack

Join a relaxed private walking tour of Amsterdam's Red Light district. From your local guide, hear about the beginnings of this notorious district and how it has changed over the years. Put the rumors to the test as you visit the erotic window parlors and smell the aroma of marijuana drifting along the canals. Learn about the district’s vibrant history as you explore its cobbled streets. In De Wallen you’ll explore the network of alleys lined with over 300 single-room cabins rented by sex workers. Head down the narrow lanes and follow your guide into secret entryways. You’ll be an expert on the area, the people, and the history in no time. Along the way, stop off at a local eatery to try some local Dutch delicacies.

Amsterdam: Party Booze Cruise with Night Club Entrance

10. Amsterdam: Party Booze Cruise with Night Club Entrance

Join a party cruise for a true Amsterdam experience along the world-famous waterways of the city. Sip on a glass of beer, wine, and soda while marveling at iconic sights like 7 bridges, and more. Your open bar cruise will take off near Central Station, from where you will cruise into the heart of the city where the main canals are. You will then pass through the Amstel River, passing the 7 bridges and some more hidden gems that only a local skipper and host will know how to find. Your cruise will eventually end at Jungle Club, one of the best dance clubs in Amsterdam.

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What people are saying about Amsterdam

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 1,668 reviews

Interesting experience, got slight headache, but I would really like to enjoy all tour alone or with less people with me in a group

Great tour guide that provided history and knowledge about the city while on a boat. Will definitely repeat experience when back.

Exactly what we were hoping for! Took the 2:30pm boat and it was perfect - great views and vibes, very chill crowd

it was so nice. the host and boat driver were lovely and the vibes were amazing. defo will do this again!

An absolute MUST. The experience is a great value.