The Best of Amsterdam Nightlife

April 12, 2023
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Amsterdam is known for its vibrant nightlife.

Starting with a view from SkyLounge and ending with a delicious Croquette at Febo, this is how you can experience an amazing night out.

Here’s your essential guide to Amsterdam nightlife.

Enjoy the view from SkyLounge

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Set atop the 11th floor of the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, SkyLounge is one of Amsterdam’s most stylish rooftop bars.

The rooftop bar is a testament to the old adage of “the most beautiful view often comes with the hardest climb,” offering patrons breathtaking panoramic views of the lively cityscape.

SkyLounge Amsterdam is one of the most sought-after rooftop bars, and its appeal goes beyond being aesthetically pleasing. Not only are there stylish elements both inside and out, but you can indulge in their delicious signature cocktails or your favorite boozy classics.

Whether you enjoy the captivating sunset colours or are an eager early bird, SkyLounge Amsterdam is the go-to destination.

Take a picture of Damrak’s quaint canal houses

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Amsterdam’s nightlife beckons to be explored, and Damrak is an ideal place to start. The iconic avenue provides a stunning backdrop for your Instagram shots with its 17th-century row of tall, narrow ‘Dancing Houses.’

When the sun sets, the brick buildings glow warmly onto the canal’s mirror-like surface, making it an ideal setting for a stunning Insta-worthy picture.

See Amsterdam from above at A’DAM Lookout

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Only settle for the extraordinary when you want to enjoy Amsterdam’s spectacular skyline. For unparalleled views, A’DAM Lookout’s swing is the only way to go. 

Prepare to be astonished as you ascend 20-story building and reach the observatory deck of one of Amsterdam’s highest points. Once you reach the rooftop, you will find an over-the-edge swing that dares visitors to plunge 100 meters into thin air.

Thrill-seekers who attempt to ride on Europe’s highest swing will get a one-of-a-kind view over Amsterdam’s picturesque canals, city center, harbor area, and even far-reaching rural dwellings in the north.

Explore the Red Light District

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While Red Light District may not require introduction, there’s more than what meets the eye in Amsterdam’s popular nightlife destination. Illuminated by neon lights and embracing a culture that celebrates hedonism and controversial nightlife, it is truly a unique experience.

Besides the cannabis dispensaries, seedy stores, and scantily clad women, there are a few cool bars, such as The Old Sailor, giving a whole new dimension to nighttime entertainment.

Once the sun sets, this area transitions from being a forbidden place to one where every curious explorer can come and get a glimpse into all that’s thrilling.

Enjoy a Rocketman at Super Lyan

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Embracing the spirit of beloved British musician Elton John and respecting gay pride, Rocketman is Amsterdam’s enchanting cocktail that will leave you spellbound after just one sip.

Rocketman is a contemporary encapsulation of Amsterdam’s vibrant spirit, boasting an irresistible concoction of citrus, hibiscus, elderflower, and floral vodka for the ultimate sensory experience. An impeccable harmony of decadent flavor and luscious aroma, this tantalizing taste sensation will delight your senses.

Experience the ultimate journey to cocktail nirvana when you visit Super Lyan, an electrifying bar in the bustling city center. Serving up unique boozy creations with a touch of cyberpunk edge, this daring spot will take you out of your comfort zone and make it worthwhile.

Party like there’s no tomorrow at Warehouse Elementenstraat

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If you long for pulsating rhythms, Amsterdam’s nightlife is calling your name. But only one party will satisfy your desire for electronic sounds while providing an unforgettable night out.

With a storied past, Warehouse Elementenstraat pioneered Amsterdam’s underground party scene. Nowadays, techno lovers from all corners of the globe flock to this former peanut factory to immerse themselves in premier electronic music and an industrial setting.

Taste a delicious Croquette at Febo

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Embarking on a night of revelry in Amsterdam would be incomplete without the ultimate late-night indulgence – Febo’s sizzling croquette.

Nothing beats the classic Dutch deep-fried roll, overflowing with a savory mix of seasonings, meats, vegetables and crunchy breadcrumbs.

Febo is revolutionizing the fast-food experience with its automated format. Their delicious croquettes are kept in temperature-controlled compartments to remain warm and ready to eat. All you have to do is insert coins, open the door, and dig in.


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