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The best nightclubs in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam, from the point of view of the nightlife, has much more to offer than coffee shops, casinos or bars. Indeed, the Dutch capital is also known for its many clubs.

If you happen to visit the city, you will be surprised by the many nightclubs that are open until late, often even into the early hours of the morning.

That’s why, in the following article, we will introduce you to the clubs and nightclubs of Amsterdam, to enjoy an evening with a crazy atmosphere.

What are the best nightclubs in Amsterdam?

Looking for information on the best nightclubs in Amsterdam? No need to look any further. In fact, we suggest you take a look at our list below. You’ll get a good idea!

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1. Shelter Amsterdam

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3.5/5 – TripAdvisor
3.7/5 – Google

Located in the basement of the A’Dam Toren, the nightclub Shelter Amsterdam is an underground nightclub that is not really recommended for those who are used to dancing to the sounds that are playing on the radio.

On the contrary, this place is for those who are serious party people and who are not especially afraid to dance and enjoy the sound of intense, sometimes brutal music.

A place open 24 hours a day (on weekends), in which DJs take over from each other. A surprising universe thus, based on big speakers, house and techno music, the whole being coupled with a speaker with dark colors… A unique experience!

How to go to Shelter Amsterdam

Adress : Overhoeksplein 3, 1031 KS Amsterdam
Opening hours : Fri – Sat : 11pm – 7am
Phone number : –

What we think of Shelter


  • General atmosphere
  • Unique locations
  • Well-prepared drinks

What we like the most

Although it takes a bit of organization (you often have to buy your place in advance), the Shelter is really well located and makes for a great evening out!

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4/5 – TripAdvisor
4/5 – Google

BRET is not only a nightclub in Amsterdam. The place also serves as a beer bar and a restaurant. Of course, the interior is often transformed for crazy parties.

On the program? Local DJs who are not well known on the national or international scene but who are probably going to become so.

Real talents of the music thus benefit from a rather pleasant evening. You will also appreciate the small corner terrace where you can relax and enjoy a good cocktail. To discover at the beginning of the evening or after a passage in a pub!

How to go to BRET

Adress : Orlyplein 76, 1043 DP Amsterdam
Opening hours :   Sat – Sun : from 10pm
Phone number : –

What we think of BRET


  • Le BRET is not just a club, it’s also a restaurant
  • The original location
  • The atmosphere: the club is forbidden to under-21s

What we like the most

The BRET is an exceptional club, with lively evenings. Everything (really) is done to make you feel at home.

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3. Warehouse Elementenstraat

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4.3/5 – TripAdvisor
4.4/5 – Google

If the Warehouse Elementenstraat is so well known and appreciated, it’s mainly because of its incredible history and especially its resilience. This place is located in the old industrial district, in the west of the city, in an old peanut factory.

Disused, the hangar was the Mecca of rave parties in the capital, in the early 90s … Before catching fire. The fire having destroyed a huge part of the premises, the Warehouse Elementenstraat remained closed for a good twenty years.

Today, it has reopened and its legendary past makes this place one of the best nightclubs in Amsterdam.

How to go to Warehouse Elementenstraat

Adress : Elementenstraat 25, 1014 AR Amsterdam
Opening hours : –
Phone number : –

What we think of Warehouse Elementenstraat


  • Historic location
  • Splendid premises and warehouse
  • Lively, emotional evenings

What we like the most

One of Amsterdam’s best clubs, especially in terms of history and experience. If you go there, you’re guaranteed a great night out in a cult venue.

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3.5/5 – TripAdvisor
4.3/5 – Google

Unique, Club Mystique is divided into several large areas:

  • A cocktail bar, offering excellent drinks;
  • A lounge area, for those who wish to reserve a table; Numerous dance floors and a stage;
  • 350 people can meet in this Latin music mecca.

What’s on the agenda? Dance music, salsa, bachata and merengue. If you live in the area and are looking for dance lessons, this is the perfect place! Finally, be careful, the club doesn’t let just anyone in, so it’s best to be well-dressed. Perfect after a night out in a fancy pub.

How to go to Club Mystique

Adress : Smaksteeg 19, 1012 SV Amsterdam
Opening hours : Fri : 10pm – 3am
Phone number : –

What we think of Club Mystique


  • Different atmospheres
  • Theme evenings
  • Their slogan : “Where magic happens”

What we like the most

Club Mystique is one of the city’s leading clubs. Open only on Fridays, it’s one of the places not to be missed by party-goers!

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5. Chicago Social Club

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3.5/5 – TripAdvisor
3.1/5 – Google

This Amsterdam nightclub is divided into two large floors. Located right in the city center, this club is in the best possible location: a bar crawl can be organized, ending on the dance floor.

The Chicago Social Club is also popular with locals for the good cocktails that are offered on the menu. It is one of the bars – clubs in the capital that stays open the latest during the week.

The entrance and the drinks are a bit expensive but it’s worth it to try it at least once in your life! In short, a crazy atmosphere in one of the most exclusive nightclubs of Amsterdam.

How to go to Chicago Social Club

Adresse : Leidseplein 12, 1017 PT Amsterdam
Opening hours : Mon – Sun : 10pm – 4am / 5am on WE
Phone number : –

What we think of Chicago Social Club


  • Club location
  • The music, very general, much appreciated
  • The atmosphere, everyone goes there!

What we like the most

This is one of the few clubs open every day of the week. Perfect for those with nothing to do!

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4.1/5 – Google

Formerly a school, De School is one of the most atypical nightclubs in Amsterdam. It was taken over by the team that already ran Trouw. It was then in 2016. Today, the club is open H24 and allows you to enjoy a rather unlikely environment.

A little dark, sometimes smoky, De School is an ecosystem, a city within the city. You will find there, in addition to a club, several concert halls as well as a super vegetarian restaurant. Even crazier, there is a space for exhibitions and a gym redecorated in the style of the 60s.

How to go to De School

Adress : Doctor Jan van Breemenstraat 1-3
1056 AB Amsterdam
Opening hours : –
Phonen umber : +31 020 7373197

What we think of De School


  • It’s a café, club and restaurant
  • It’s an exceptional place, charming and full of great stories
  • Excellent food and drink

What we like the most

De School is the place to be if you want to eat, drink and dance. There’s no better place in town, especially at this price!

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3/5 – TripAdvisor
3/5 – Google

AIR is a nightclub in Amsterdam, operating since 2010. Since then? From Thursday to Sunday, from 11pm to 4 or 5am, this club offers everything! RnB, Urban, hits, dancehall and many other styles, you will certainly not have time to get bored.

On the spot, are also organized with topics in order to fully benefit from the music which one likes. For example, the “OMG its Sunday” parties are dedicated to RnB and hip-hop!

How to go to AIR

Adress : Amstelstraat 24, 1017 DA Amsterdam
Opening hours : Thu – Sun : 10pm – 4am (5am on WE)
Phone number : +31 20 820 0670

What we think of AIR


  • An energetic club
  • Large dance floors
  • A lively atmosphere, with lots of surprises

What we like the most

We like the fact that there are so many events organized here every week. But don’t forget to reserve your ticket/table!

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A former funeral home (yes, you read that right), the nightclub VLLA is a unique place in Amsterdam, offering incredible parties based on electronic music. For many, it is the coziest nightclub in town.

As a result, a lot of regulars like to go there. Another very positive point: the prices.

Indeed, the VLLA is one of the most affordable nightclubs of Amsterdam, whether it is on the level of the entry or on the level of the prices of the drinks. In short, a place that we highly recommend.

How to go to VLLA

Adress : Dwaze Dagen B.V
Opening hours : –
Phone number : –

What we think of VLLA


  • Low prices
  • Cool ecosystem, with bar, club and merchandise

What we like the most

We’ll tell you more when the place reopens 😃

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3/5 – TripAdvisor
4/5 – Google

Claire is a club in which you will find two rooms with diametrically opposed music. One of them proposes old-school house music while the other one lets the local DJs have fun, with the aim of course, to be known.

A nightclub in Amsterdam we invite you to discover since it is not so expensive and allows you to enjoy a rather animated evening, with both atmospheres. Ideal to enjoy with friends, to decompress from a long week.

How to go to Claire

Adress : Rembrandtplein 17, 1017 CT Amsterdam
Opening hours : –
Phone number : –

What we think of Claire


  • The venues, always well-designed, well-thought-out and well-organized
  • Affordable prices
  • Convenient location

What we like the most

We like the fact that the club gives pride of place to young talent and local DJs. A great way to discover new nuggets!

🍹 What other people say 🍹

4.5/5 – TripAdvisor
4.6/5 – Google

OT301 is a nightclub in Amsterdam, totally different. One of the flagships of the Dutch nightlife. Formerly a squat, this place has become a perfectly legal nightclub, where DJs and artists play crazy sets.

The interior is reminiscent of an episode of Star Wars. A hip hop, electro, sometimes underground sound… Which has the advantage of offering some of the cheapest beers in Amsterdam.

The promise of a drunken evening and a good coffee the next morning. In short, we highly recommend it! For more drinks, have a look at the best bars in Amsterdam!

How to go to OT301

Adress : Overtoom 301, 1054 HW Amsterdam
Opening hours : –
Phone number : –

What we think of OT301


  • A huge cultural center
  • Cinema, bar, club, café – you’ll find it all!
  • A huge space, steeped in history

What we like the most

One of the city’s most popular nightclubs, we’d rather not tell you too much about it and let you discover the place.

Everything about Amsterdam's exciting nightlife

As you’ll have gathered, Amsterdam’s nightlife is pretty dynamic. Whether you’re in a club, a bar or even a café, there’s always plenty to keep you entertained. In fact, there are a number of clubs that deserve to be on this list. These include Bitterzoet, Paradiso and Escape, which are well known throughout the country!

A word of warning: no matter which nightclub you go to (in Leidseplein, Rembrandtplein or Melkweg, or anywhere else in Amsterdam), you’ll have to pay an entrance fee. Nevertheless, you’ll find top-quality discotheques and clubs in Amsterdam to suit all tastes (electro, hip-hop and even rock!).