Best Hip Hop Clubs In Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s nightlife is as diverse as the city itself, offering everything from vibrant clubs to cozy bars where the party never stops. Whether you’re a solo traveler, part of a group, or simply looking to experience the best of what Amsterdam has to offer after dark, we’ve got you covered. Ultimate Party Amsterdam presents our curated list of the top 5 must-visit bars in the city, each with its unique charm and appeal. From lively DJ sets to cozy corners perfect for a chat, these spots are where unforgettable nights begin.

1. St Christopher's at The Winston (Belushi's)

St Christopher’s at The Winston, also known as Belushi’s, is more than just a hostel; it’s a vibrant bar and restaurant where the atmosphere ramps up as the night progresses. With a DJ spinning tracks that keep the energy high, Belushi’s offers a lively and international vibe perfect for starting your night. It’s a place where travelers and locals mingle, making it an ideal spot for solo visitors looking to make new friends.

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2. Red Light Bar

Located in the heart of Amsterdam’s infamous Red Light District, the Red Light Bar offers three floors of entertainment. Shoot some pool on the first floor, relax in the seating area on the second, or dance the night away in the small club on the top floor, which opens its doors for the weekend crowd. The Red Light Bar is a must-visit for those looking to dive deep into the Red Light District’s unique nightlife.

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3. Bar Twenty Two

Bar Twenty Two, nestled in the bustling Leidseplein, is a cozy yet vibrant spot to enjoy a drink. With a DJ setting the mood in the evening and an inviting outdoor area, it’s the perfect place to either start your night or wind down after an evening of exploration. The atmosphere here manages to strike a delightful balance between energetic and relaxed, making it a favorite among both locals and visitors.

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4. Big Ben Bar

Big Ben Bar is a staple in the Red Light District, known for its sports-centric vibe with plenty of screens displaying football and other games. Beyond sports, the bar boasts music, unique paintings on the walls, and a welcoming atmosphere. It’s a fantastic spot to catch a game, enjoy some tunes, and soak in the local culture.

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5. Cafe De Buurvrouw

Tucked away in a small, hidden street of the Red Light District, Cafe De Buurvrouw offers a cozy escape from the hustle and bustle. Known for its friendly bartenders and intimate setting, this bar is perfect for those looking to enjoy a quiet drink while picking up some insider tips about Amsterdam. It’s small, charming, and epitomizes the warmth of Dutch hospitality.

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Fan of Hip Hop? Check out these bars and clubs for the best beats in Amsterdam.

Hip Hop has been a popular genre in Amsterdam since its inception in the 1970s and, whilst there are few dedicated hip hop clubs in Amsterdam, a number of the city’s most famous and best-loved venues have weekly nights allocated to it.

If you’re visiting Amsterdam and looking to head out to enjoy this type of music, you’re spoiled for choice in the city centre. In this blog, we take you through some of the city’s best Amsterdam hip hop club nights.


Melkweg is one of Leidseplein’s best-known clubs and its weekly ‘Encore’ club night presents some of the city’s biggest hip hop and R&B names. This impressive club attracts up to 1500 people week in, week out for this night and for hip hop fans is a highlight of the Amsterdam music scene.


A short walk across the Leidseplein square and you’ll find another Amsterdam nightlife mecca – Paradiso. Check out their event agenda and you’ll be under no illusion about how seriously this venue takes its hip-hop nights – there’s a whole section dedicated to this genre! As well as the classics, Paradiso loves to explore everything that’s new in the world of Hip Hop and has deservedly gained a reputation as a place to be in the city centre! Situated in an historic church building, Paradiso is an Amsterdam icon and a place that has cemented a solid name for itself with locals and visitors alike.


For those who are looking for hip hop on a Thursday, look no further than Rembrandtplein’s Air – DondAIRdag is this Amsterdam nightlife area’s best-known midweek hip hop night. In this city that never sleeps, Thursday really is the new Friday and Air is at the heart of it. With multiple dance floors and bars and non-stop hip hop, this is the place to come for anyone who shares an obsession with urban music.


Café De Duivel (meaning Devil in Dutch) is one of the city centre’s more rough-and-ready bars and doesn’t exactly look much from the outside but don’t be fooled – this cafe has played hip hop seven days a week for decades and is extremely popular with local fans of the genre. Just around the corner from Rembrandtplein, and well worth checking out, Café De Duivel is the perfect place to enjoy classic favourites in a smaller, more intimate and more authentic setting. Big hip hop names queue up to play at this renowned little venue and for good reason!


If you’re wanting to enjoy hip hop, R&B and much more whilst meeting plenty of fellow travellers, why not check out the Leidseplein Pub Crawl! Although the crawl is not based around any specific type of music, there are certain days on which the schedule will correspond with hip hop nights at various Leidseplein dance bars. Contact us for more information!