Campsites 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.

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.

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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.

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

Looking for alternative Amsterdam accommodation on a budget? Check out the campsites in the capital!

Although Amsterdam is a major European capital with a bustling centre, the Netherlands is a nation of happy campers. Go to any campsite in Europe and you’ll probably find a Dutchman eating a cheese sandwich on a folding chair.

The Amsterdam area has quite a few campsites and these offer the perfect place to stay for anyone trying to visit the city on a budget whilst enjoying the great outdoors! If you’re backpacking around Europe with a tent in your bag, staying at a campsite on the edge of the city is actually a pretty good option. They are known for their laidback, social vibes and with the city just a short journey (typically around 15-30 mins) from these sites, you won’t be twiddling your thumbs in the middle of nowhere.

As well as being a fun alternative to a hostel or hotel, camping is more sustainable than other accommodation types so if you’re trying to keep things green, this is possible!

Here are some of the best Amsterdam campsites:


Camping Vliegenbos is probably the closest campsite to the city centre – it’s just 8 minutes by bus from Centraal (or 15 mins walking)! It’s in the middle of a little wooded area on the Ij’s northern shore and you wouldn’t think that you were just a stone’s throw from the city centre! It’s accessible by public transport at any time of day and night and is well worth considering as an alternative to a backpacker’s hostel. Even if you don’t have your own tent, you can rent a little Tent Hotel at Vliegenbos and camp in luxury!


Another option if you’re looking for somewhere to stay in the city that has the possibility of staying in something other than your own tent, Camping Zeeburg is a great spot in Amsterdam Oost. As well as the usual pitches for your own tents, they have a range of alternative accommodation, from wagonettes (like miniature retro caravans) to eco-cabins! Once again, this campsite is extremely easy to get to from the centre – trams run every five to ten minutes and the tram ride drops you right outside after a short 10-15-minute ride.


If you’d prefer to stay outside the city surrounded by nature but somewhere from which you can easily travel into the city, Camping De Badhoeve could be the place for you – it’s a few kilometres outside the city and very easily reached but faces onto a lake where you can sail, swim and fish to your heart’s content! Perfectly peaceful for those who find city centre living not to their liking but still want to explore Amsterdam easily during the day or night!


Another great option is Lucky Lake Hostel. This incredibly cool spot is on the shoes of the Vinkeveense Plassen Lake. It’s a lively, seasonal alternative to city centre hostels – based around a load of colouorful cabins and vintage caravans. The perfect place for those who want to stay in a relaxed, friendly and social place outside of the hustle and bustle of the city centre. They actually offer shuttle buses from the nearest station (Holendrecht) so it’s not too tricky to get into town or back. And if you want to get active, you can easily rent bicycles or even kayaks to explore the lake! Find out more here!

If you’d prefer to stay in a city centre hostel, check out the top 5 hostels in Amsterdam here!