Salsa dance parties are very popular in Amsterdam. There is a large Latin-American community in Amsterdam who enjoys salsa dancing. But the Dutch also love taking salsa dance classes and for the people whose roots lie in the former Dutch colony of Surinam, the moves just seem to come naturally.
This Post was Updated in February 2020.
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The Best Places in Amsterdam to Dance Salsa
1. De Kroon – every Wednesday and Sunday
Grand Café De Kroon at the Amsterdam Rembrandtplein organises a salsa dance party evening every Wednesday and Sunday. There is a wooden floor in a large space. Dancing is on salsa, zouk, merengue and bachata. It starts at 21.30.
2. Summer Breeze Latin Night – every Thursday in Summer
The biggest and best Latin party in Amsterdam takes place every Thursday at Westergas. People travel from all over Holland to get to the legendary Summer Breeze Latin Night.
When the weather is good, the party is outside. If not, this salsa dance party is held in Westergasterras, WesterLiefde and WesterUnie. Enough space for dance moves! Keep posted on their Facebook page.
3. Salsa Social – every Thursday at Club 8
Every Thursday at Club 8! The best place to dance to the best Salsa, Mambo & Bachata. There are workshops and dance performances. Once a month there is an XL edition with a bachata area and dance performance.
Club 8 is located at Admiraal de Ruijterweg (Amsterdam West). More info on Facebook.
5. Latin Night – every Tuesday at De Tulp
Cocktails and tunes from Latin-America come to De Tulp every Tuesday. De Tulp goes latin is organised with Swing Latin Amsterdam salsa dance school. Start: 21.30 till 01.00. Located at De Pijp, Marie-Heinekenplein. Check Facebook for more info.
7. Live Latin Jazz – every Tuesday at Café Alto
Live Jazz every night at Café Alto. Every Tuesday there is Latin Jazz. Cuarteto Clave Jazz plays all kinds of cool tunes and dancing is possible in this little jazzy place near Leidseplein. For more Live Jazz in Amsterdam.
8. Latin Night at Club Mystique every Friday
There is a salsa dance party every Friday Night at Club Mystique. Dance away on Latin Night, and sip a rum or cocktail at the bar lounge. Club Mystique is located near Amsterdam Central Station.
There is a new party every thursday at club light very popular social and friday at club mistyc .
I enjoy both of them a lot :)
I’ve been to Summer Breeze last time, it was great but Marian is right, Club Mystique is very popular and my friend Jay who runs is a cool dude full of passion! :)
Very old information! Now, anno 2017, only 1 party is still alive: Summer Breeze on thursday night in the summertime.
Since 2016 there is a new venue in Amsterdam center which is very popular: Club Mystique
They are open every Friday with a Salsa area and a Bachata area.
On Saturdays new events are planned, like a Cuban party on the 1st Saturday, 2nd Bachata party, special strictly vinyl party, sometimes live music.
Yes, you are right, this is an post that needs updating! Thanks for the info, I see if I can update the info when I have the time…
I am the manager of the Heineken Hoek.
Unfortunately we do not have Salsa nights anymore,
Maybe in the future.
Could you please remove the mention.
Roeland van Luijk
Thanks, I have removed you from the list.
mexicano. pronto estare por amsterdam y me gustaría conocer lugares y personas que bailen salsa.