Amsterdam Nightlife Areas

Planning a girls’ night out in Amsterdam? Look no further! Amsterdam is the perfect city to celebrate friendship, fun, and fabulousness with its vibrant nightlife, stylish bars, and unique experiences. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just want to enjoy a memorable night out with your besties, we’ve got the ultimate guide to make your girls’ night out in Amsterdam unforgettable.

1. Start with a Delicious Dinner

Before diving into the nightlife, kick off your evening with a scrumptious dinner. Amsterdam boasts a plethora of restaurants offering diverse cuisines to suit any palate. For a trendy and tasty option, head to Foodhallen, an indoor food market with a variety of street food vendors. From sushi to gourmet burgers, you’ll find something everyone loves.

For a more intimate dining experience, book a table at Restaurant De Kas, a unique farm-to-table restaurant set in a stunning greenhouse. Their menu changes daily, offering fresh, seasonal dishes.

There is also the Winston (Belushi’s), which offers delicious meals. At 10pm, they move the restaurant tables and the places turns into a party!

2. Pre-Party Cocktails

No girls’ night out is complete without some stylish cocktails. Start your evening with drinks at one of Amsterdam’s best cocktail bars. Tales & Spirits is a cozy yet chic spot renowned for its creative cocktails and excellent service. Make sure to try their signature “Penicillin” cocktail for a refreshing twist.

If you’re looking for a place with a view, head to the SkyLounge Amsterdam at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline while sipping on expertly crafted cocktails. It’s the perfect place to snap some Instagram-worthy photos with your girlfriends.

3. Join the Ultimate Party Pub Crawl

Ready to take your night to the next level? Join the Ultimate Party Pub Crawl for an unforgettable adventure through Amsterdam’s nightlife. Our pub crawl takes you to some of the hottest bars and clubs in the city, with VIP entry, free shots, and drink specials at each venue. Choose our Downtown Amsterdam Pub Crawl experience for a high-energy party time, or our Red Light Pub Crawl experience for a social and fun time. It’s a fantastic way to meet new people, dance the night away, and experience Amsterdam’s nightlife like a local.

4. Dance the Night Away

Amsterdam is home to some of the best nightclubs in Europe, and no girls’ night out would be complete without hitting the dance floor. Club AIR is one of the city’s top clubs, known for its state-of-the-art sound system and diverse music genres. From hip-hop to house, there’s something for everyone.

For a more exclusive experience, check out Escape, one of the largest and most popular clubs in Amsterdam. With multiple dance floors and internationally renowned DJs, Escape guarantees a night of non-stop dancing and fun.

5. Late-Night Bites

After hours of dancing, you’ll probably need some late-night fuel. Amsterdam has plenty of late-night eateries to satisfy your cravings. FEBO is a Dutch institution, offering quick and delicious snacks from vending machines. Try the “kroket” or “frikandel” for a true local experience.

If you’re in the mood for something more substantial, visit The Butcher, a burger joint that’s open until the early hours. Their juicy, gourmet burgers are the perfect way to end your night on a high note.

6. Stay Safe and Enjoy

While Amsterdam is generally safe, it’s always wise to take some precautions during your night out. Stick together with your friends, keep an eye on your belongings, and use reliable transportation options like Uber or licensed taxis to get back to your accommodation.

For more tips on staying safe in Amsterdam, check out our blog post Is Amsterdam Safe?.

7. Wrap Up

A girls’ night out in Amsterdam promises a blend of amazing food, fabulous drinks, vibrant nightlife, and unforgettable memories. Follow this guide, and you’re sure to have an epic night with your besties. For more ideas on making the most of your time in Amsterdam, visit our Ultimate Party Amsterdam blog and start planning your next adventure!

Don’t forget to book your Ultimate Party Pub Crawl and get ready for the ultimate girls’ night out in Amsterdam! Cheers to an incredible night!

Find out all the main Amsterdam Nightlife Areas so you know where to party!

Amsterdam nightclubs and bars are spread across the cities but the three most known sites for tourists are the Red Light District (also known as De Wallen), Rembrandtplein and Leidseplein. Here we summarise what each famous Amsterdam nightlife area has to offer.


The Red Light District has a wide selection of pubs and bars and whilst they are mostly geared up towards tourists and visitors, there are a number of historic brown bars frequented by locals. In addition to the bars and coffee shops, there are a number of rather unique attractions including a Cannabis museum, sex shows and the infamous red windows. If you want to check it out, take a look at our Red Light District Pub Crawl. 


Leidseplein is a real melting pot – home to the city’s liveliest dance bars and a number of iconic clubs (Melkweg and Paradiso are both in this areas and have been favourites of the Amsterdam clubbing scene for many year), you’ll find everyone from tourists and students to born-and-bred Amsterdammers partying together in this part of town. The Leidseplein Pub Crawl takes you to a number of bars around this area and is the perfect option for those who want to party hard and see a livelier side to the city’s nightlife.


Rembrandtplein (named after the city’s most famous artist) is the ending location for both of our Pub Crawls and home to some of the city’s biggest and best clubs. The party rages on in this square until the sun comes up in summer and you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to bars and clubs. Like Leidseplein, Rembrandtplein attracts a mix of tourists, students and locals and is just a few mins walk away from Amsterdam gay clubs like Nyx and Soho on the Reguliersdwarsstraat. Located just behind Rembrandtplein on the Amstel River Jungle Club Amsterdam offers a fun and intimate vibe, it’s open to the public on weekend nights and available to book for the best private party Amsterdam offers during weekdays!


Although it’s not exactly a square, this part of the city has become home to a number of really cool bars and clubs in recent years. Just a short ferry ride across the Ij from Amsterdam Centraal Station, NDSM is home to some fantastic and alternative drinking spots. When the sun’s out, bars facing onto the water are packed with locals and with everything from smart terraces where you can grab a cocktail to manmade beaches with hammocks (the perfect place to chill out after a busy morning of sight seeing). If you’re staying at a hostel like Clink Noord, you’re just a stone’s throw away, so these spots are the perfect place to grab a couple of drinks or some dinner before heading into town for a big night out!


Wanting to check out all these Amsterdam Nightlife areas? Why not go for the one week pass, where you can do as many Pub Crawls as you want over seven days? For your first class pass to Amsterdam nightlife, check out our offer here!