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
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.