Drink Local – Best Amsterdam Beers

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!

The most popular alcoholic drink in the Netherlands is beer – and for good reason.

The Dutch produce some of the world’s most popular beer and the Netherlands is home to some of the best-known global brands. Household names such as Heineken, Amstel and Grolsch are all produced in this small European country and the Netherlands exports a higher proportion of its beer than any other nation on earth.

Around 95% of the beer produced and consumed in the Netherlands is classified as pale lager. This refreshing beer is extremely popular and if one is to simply order a beer in Amsterdam, this is exactly what you would be served. The oldest brewery in the Netherlands still operating today is the Dommelsch Brewery which has been brewing beer continually since 1744!


But there’s more to Dutch Drink than just beer. The country is also known for its spirits. The most well-known and popular within the Netherlands is Jenever (the precursor to gin) which you will see being sipped from tulip shaped glasses in every brown café in the country. Other lesser-known but equally delicious spirits include Dutch brandy (Brandewijn), Vieux (the Dutch version of cognac), Oranjebitter (brandy flavoured with orange, which is particularly popular during King’s Day) and, of course, advocaat (sometimes referred to as egg nog outside of the Netherlands).

Although this may come as a surprise to you (it certainly did to us!), the Netherlands also has a small number of vineyards! Dutch wine production forms a small industry, largely centred around Limburg and Gelderland (two southern provinces). There are a handful dotted around the country, however, the closest to Amsterdam being Amsteltuin (just a stone’s throw south of the city). Exploring the vineyards before enjoying a glass of wine on the terrace is a great way to spend a sunny afternoon!


So, whatever your favourite tipple, it can be found here! Ernest Hemingway once wrote ‘Don’t bother with churches, government buildings or city squares, if you want to know about a culture, spend a night in its bars’ and we’d go one step further – spend a night in its bars drinking what the locals are drinking. Trying new things is one of the joys of travelling and when it comes to local drinks, there’s no exception.


As a general rule, local drinks are significantly cheaper than those from abroad in bars and clubs. Ordering a spirit and mixer in a Dutch bar is not a budget-friendly choice! Stick to beer, wine or domestic spirits and you’ll save a bit of cash.