Bike Rental 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.

Join our Red Light District Pub Crawl to kickstart your evening at Belushi’s with a bang.

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.

Discover our Red Light District adventures and make the Red Light Bar a highlight of your night.

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.

Explore our Leidseplein Pub Crawl and include Bar Twenty Two in your Amsterdam nightlife experience.

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.

Experience the Red Light District with us and don’t miss out on the vibrant ambiance of Big Ben Bar.

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.

Join our Pub Crawl and let Cafe De Buurvrouw be one of your cozy stops.

Wanting to know more about renting bikes in Amsterdam, the cycling capital of the world? Find out more here…

When it comes to transport in Amsterdam, the bike is king of the road. In fact, there are more bikes than people in the Dutch capital and the humble bicycle is a Dutchie’s best friend and most prized possession – anyone who has inadvertently stumbled into the bike path or forgotten to check before crossing the road whilst on a boozy evening in Amsterdam will know that messing with the city’s cyclists is a quick and easy way to invite the wrath of locals.

But what if you fancy a go at cycling Amsterdam-style, yourself? Cycling is something of a must-do for many people visiting the city and is arguably the best way to see the city sights. It’s the perfect way to burn off some of the excesses of a trip to Amsterdam (think pancakes, fries with mayonnaise and plenty of delicious local beer!) whilst seeing this stunningly beautiful capital through the eyes of local people (the majority of whom cycle daily, rain or shine!).

Cycling in Amsterdam can be pretty intense – people are rushing into work or jumping between meetings and aren’t always particularly patient with tourist cyclists who may not have ridden a bicycle for years. If you’re a bit rusty, it’s always best to get pedalling through the city’s parks till you’ve got your balance and avoid cycling during rush hour. The best way to do this is to park up and hop into a café when the roads are at their busiest – by the time you’ve had a coffee and a slice of the local favourite – Appel Gebak (a delicious apple cake, dusted with cinnamon and served warm with plenty of whipped cream) – you’ll be refuelled and ready to get back on your bike in peace!

A word of warning – cycling whilst stoned/drunk is a terrible idea. Whilst it’s true that you will likely see hundreds of locals jumping on their bikes after one too many beers at club closing time, tgus us not a good idea. In order to avoid a fine or even an expensive visit to a Dutch hospital, save the cycling for the day and relax with a couple of beers afterwards.


There are loads of places to hire bikes in Amsterdam – for flexible bike rental options, find out more here!

And once you’ve cycled around the city, you’ll definitely have earned a few beers… You deserve it!