Salsa dance parties are 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.
Amsterdam salsa parties are always attended by colorful mix of people, from different countries, with different background sand different cultures. And that’s not that common in Amsterdam night life. A visit, if only to look at the beautiful dancers and dances, is definitely worth it.
Here is a list of place where you can dance salsa and other latin parties in Amsterdam in 2019.
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. Entrance is free. It starts at 21.30.
2. Latin Matinee, every Sunday at Panama
Every week it’s latin evening at Club Panama. Panama is a spacious club with pro-style lighting and sound. It’s a little out of the center but that means at least parking is free (on Sunday).
The evening starts at 18.30 with a workshop €25). The salsa dance party starts at 21.30 til 01.00 and costs €5 entrance.
3. Summer Breeze Latin Night, Thursdays in summer
Westergas Terras is a large venue with big outside terrace at Westergasfabriek where you can dance salsa every Thursday. People travel from all over Holland for the Summer Breeze Latin Night. When it rains, the party moves inside where there is a large party space. The downstairs restaurants prepares some Caribbean bites and cocktails to get into the mood.
In 2019 the first Summerbreez Latin Night at Westergas is Thursday 13 June. Entrance is free. Check the Summerbreez Facebook events for a list of all dates of salsa dance parties in Amsterdam in 2019, at Westergas but also at other locations.
4. Salsa Social, every Thursdays 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. Entrance is €5. 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. Entrance is free. Start: 21.30 till 01.00. Centrally located at De Pijp, Marie-Heinekenplein.
6. Bachata on Sunday at Belcampo Café
7. Salsa Rosa, every last Sunday of the Month at Club NYX
Swing Latino Amsterdam takes over with an authentic night of sweaty and sexy Salsa every last Sunday of the Month. Music is salsa, bachata and reggaeton. Expect workshops, live percussion, animation and a dance show. Entrance is €5 before 22.00h and €10 after 22.00h. Club NYX is centrally located at Reguliersdwarsstraat 42, near Rembrandplein.
8. Salsa Island at Café Hoogendam
Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month you can dance the night away in Café Hoogendam. Dance to (Cuban) Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Reggaeton. The evening starts with a workshop. During the night there will be animations etc. Entrance is free. Location is just off Haarlemmerstraat, at Westerdoksplein 10. From 21.00 to 03.00 hr.
9. Perfect Pinxtos Salsa Night every Wednesday at Escobar
Salsa and Spanish tapas go together every Wednesday when dance school Swing Latino Amsterdam guides you through a night full of pintxos with his dancemoves! From 17.00 to 01.00. At Escobar, a restaurant in De Pijp.
10. Latin Night at Club Mystique every Friday
For a Friday night full of salsa & bachata, head to this salsa party in Amsterdam Club Mystique. After midnight the teachers, showteams and other experienced salsa dancers come in and have fun on the dance floo at this salsa dance party in Amsterdam.