Night Life & Drinks

10 Things to do in Autumn

Dutch oliebol street stand

The brightness of summer makes way for the warm and cosy reds and browns. What to do in Amsterdam during an autumn holiday to Amsterdam?

Cafés with fireplaces

Pllek at NDSM

In the Amsterdam autumn, winter (and spring!), you need a café where you sink into a sofa and stare into a fire. […]

A week in Amsterdam

Things to do in Amsterdam on Sunday

A list of things to do in Amsterdam for every day of the week: where to eat, villages to bike to, areas to shop, bars to listen to music to, clubs to dance and places to have dinner, lunch and your favourite Dutch apple pie! […]

Live jazz bars

Free stuff to do in Amsterdam: jazz concerts

The first jazz musicians who arrived in Amsterdam were black American soldiers, jammin’ away with this strange music that no-one had ever heard before. […]

10 Hidden gems to have a drink

Hollandsche Manege

Top 10 inexpensive, special cafés in the centre of Amsterdam. […]

Roest club and beach

Amsterdam bar and beach Roest

Club Roest (‘rust’ in Dutch) Amsterdam is a new bar and city beach on Oostenburg, one of three so called Eastern Islands that held industrial shipyards, steamboat harbours and steam engine factories more than a century ago. Roest captures the industrial feel of the former function. Its large outside terrace with laid back atmosphere, the […]

Summertime hangouts

Pllek at NDSM

Listed here are bars and restaurants that are great summertime hangouts, but are generally not well known among tourists. And tourist guides don’t mention them. […]

10 Facts about Dutch gin

Dutch gin

Jenever is Holland’s national spirit since the 17th century. It is said Dutch people have the same amount of words for jenever, as the Eskimos have for snow. English speakers however will know the lovely spirit by the name of Dutch gin.

Want to know more? Here are 10 facts about Dutch jenever […]

Clubbing news

Toren Overhoeks, in 2015 location of Twenty4Amsterdam.

Club Trouw, Tolhuistuin and Twenty4Amsterdam are the proud owners of the new 24-hour licenses given out by the mayor of Amsterdam.

The permit allows the Amsterdam clubs to stay open much longer than the normal closing times: after 5 am in the weekend and after 3 am on weekdays.

Headlines: ‘Club Home’ is now ‘Barkode’, Erick Morillo kicks off new ‘Club Amsterdam’, Amsterdam club ‘Hotel Arena’ renamed ‘Kerk’, Bare foot dancing @ ‘Club Lite’ and underground quat Pand 14. […]

New Year Eve Amsterdam


Choosing your New Year Eve Amsterdam is best done with some anticipation because tickets for the best Amsterdam New Years Eve Parties sell out fast. Most of the New Years Eve parties in Amsterdam have a pre-sale, known as ‘early-bird’, when you can buy discounted tickets. In Holland, New Years Eve is celebrated heavily. In […]



A lush and secluded garden just across the IJ water, a 3-minute ferry ride hosts a series of intimate ambiance mini-festivals during summer. The garden of Tolhuistuin is an easy to reach spot for a laid back crowd to hang out, chill, drink, eat and try out some dancing moves. Tolhuistuin consists of five buildings […]


Amsterdam Westergasfabriek

The area of Westergasfabriek, a complex of 19th century buildings was a once gas plant, then a venue for house raves in the 90’s and now it’s one of the biggest cultural venues of Amsterdam. At Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek Amsterdam you’ll find an artist workshops, theatres, music festivals, house parties, many outside terraces, a coffee bar, […]

Salsa dance parties

Summer Breeze salsa party

Salsa is very popular in Amsterdam. Not only is there a large Latin-American community in Amsterdam, but the Dutch also love taking their salsa classes (there are many salsa dance schools) and for the people from old Dutch colony of Surinam, the moves just seem to come naturally. Salsa parties in Amsterdam are always attended […]

Cocktail bars

Cocktail bar Lime

Cocktail bars in Amsterdam have gotten better these last few years. Still, cocktail making does not come naturally to the Dutch. Old style Dutch bars can make you a rum and coke, but that’s where it usually ends. So where to for good cocktail bar in Amsterdam?   Here are 10 decent cocktail bars in […]


Nieuwe Diep Distillery

Enjoy a walk around Flevopark, located on the eastern boundaries of Amsterdam, a green area along a large lake, connected to the IJ. Sit down and relax at the quiet terrace of distillery ‘t Nieuwe Diep, a former pumping station and try one of their self brewed gin (Jenever), liquor or vodka. Construction of Flevopark […]


Greenhouse cafe Noorderlicht

The former NDSM Amsterdam ship wharf is a stunning hangout. Just 10 minutes by free ferry and a large area is there to explore. Restaurants, bars, terraces, skatepark, new and old architecture, all with the amazing view on the IJ-waters.  Many of the old buildings that were in use for the making of large ships […]

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