Nightlife in Amsterdam is always alive and kicking. It is not surprising that the city is one of the top spots where clubbing is a lively culture of its own. The club scene in the city simply thuds to each imaginable beat. Where else could you find an appointed ‘night mayor’ who makes sure the night is the most enjoyable in the planet? If you are visiting Amsterdam and you want to try out the club scene, these are the top hot spots for party people in the city.
Jimmy Woo is unanimously declared the most glamorous by a group of party visitors. The club was built within the concept of the Chinese Triad, the fictional Mafia of Asia. Parties seem to be hosted and thrown out by the rich and the powerful. The state-of-the-art sound system blends well with the oriental-style lounge.
Escape is Amsterdam’s most versatile club spot. It features a multimedia infusion. There are different areas for different types of people. All of those are interconnected. There are VIP stages, lounge bars, dance floors, and balconies. Music is one of the highlights.
Paradiso offers terrific acoustics that appeal to audiences and performers alike. What is interesting about this nightclub is that the venue used to be a church. But there is no need to be anxious because its conversion into a party venue is not considered sacrilegious.
Studio 80 is considered as the city’s most underground club. The venue could accommodate up to 300 partygoers at a time. Two major areas are ideal for dancing into different types of music, from techno to experimental.
Club 8 is the city’s official alternative club. It has a scruffy interior that is most liked by the younger indie crowd. The club is among the edgiest despite its unusual design and location. It is not located in the city’s center but it is most accessible to those living in the suburbs.
Bitterzoet is small but popular. It is most appreciated by young partygoers who love live and programmed music combined. What is most striking about the venue is that it provides opportunities more to emerging talents especially those who are into crossover acts.
Club NL is dubbed as Amsterdam’s proponent of lounge scene. From 1999, the club has evolved to become a good venue for listening to vibe music. The location is strategic because it is within the heart of the city.
Odeon is in a venue that used to house a gay bar, called DOK. When that club shut down, the place became a party venue for students. In 2005, it became what is now known as Odeon. What is unique about it is that it is in a canal house that could be dated back to 1662.
Finally, Sugar Factory stands out as the nightclub that has the most eclectic music programming compared to all other bars across the city. Early each evening, there are fashion shows, art exhibitions, multimedia events, or big band acts that entice partygoers.
Amsterdam is the dream city for partygoers young and old alike. We know that many of them won’t want to sleep but they will need to find safe refuge during the day to get away from the more normal crowds. Fortunately, all accommodation in Amsterdam is top notch!
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