Night Life & Drinks

Summertime hangouts

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When summer arrives in Amsterdam and you’re tired of wandering along the canals and strolling in and around Amsterdam museums, it’s best to find a nice terrace to hangout for a couple of hours, to spend the afternoon on a terrace in the sunshine, chilling, drinking. A friendly and sunny place, just enjoy summertime in […]


Amsterdam World Jazz City 2014

amsterdam world jazz city 2014

hroughout 2014 Amsterdam celebrates the bond between Amsterdam and jazz music.

Named Amsterdam World Jazz City , the Amsterdam canals, theatres, streets stores and churches will be stages of an extensive programme of live jazz as well as workshops and masterclasses.
Ever since the 1930s Amsterdam has welcomed jazz. The music was introduced by jazz musicians […]


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 [...]


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.

Here are 5 Amsterdam cafés with fireplaces: (and 1 bonus!)

1.Pllek
Take the ferry to Amsterdam North to NDSM, enjoy the wonderful sights along this 5-minute boat ride and walk to Pllek. Pllek is Amsterdam’s new ‘creative hang-out’ […]


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

Fireworks

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 […]


10 Hidden gems to have a drink

Hollandsche Manege

Here are 10 inexpensive, special cafés in the centre of Amsterdam where you can drop in for a coffee, juice, sandwich, cake and brownies any time of the day and be entertained. [...]


10 Things to do in Autumn

Zuiderbad, swimming pool in Amsterdam dating back to 1912 allows nude swimming on Sunday afternoon. Interesting thing to do in Amsterdam!

In October and November, the leaves fall and Amsterdam changes colours. The brightness of summer makes way for the warm and cosy reds and browns. What to do in Amsterdam for your autumn holiday to Amsterdam? Here are 10 things to do in Amsterdam in autumn.   1. Drink Herfstbok Bokbier, Bock or Bock Beer […]


Tolhuistuin

Tolhuistuin

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 […]


Westergasfabriek

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 […]


Live jazz bars

Live Vocal Jazz Amsterdam jazz club

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. Cotton Club at Nieuwmarkt Square and Casablanca at the Zeedijk at the Red Light District were the first bars that hosted live jazz Amsterdam. In 2012 2 new jazz clubs opened […]


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