Is Amsterdam Safe?

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!

Our tips for staying safe as a tourist in Amsterdam.

For many people, especially solo female travellers, safety is a concern when abroad. With Amsterdam’s reputation for drugs and prostitution, this is a question that can be found in numerous forums and online discussions and is something that should be cleared up.

Amsterdam is, largely, a perfectly safe city (in fact it often ranks very highly on the world’s safest capitals) and if you take the same precautions as you would in any other major city, you will be absolutely fine. This is not to say that Amsterdam is totally crime-free and the city is home to the same low-life petty criminals that can be found anywhere in the world – pickpockets have been known to prey on tourists (particularly around the centre of the city and the Red Light District) but most of the crime that hits the headlines takes place outside of areas that tourists are likely to inhabit.

By taking a few simple steps, you’ll be sure to have a safe and enjoyable stay in the Dutch capital.


Amsterdam is well known for its liberal drugs policies but you should bear in mind that this tolerance only extends as far as ‘soft drugs’. If you do wish to partake, head to a coffee shop where the staff will be able to give you advice and ensure that you enjoy yourself in a safe environment. Harder stuff is illegal in Amsterdam as it is in most countries and buying cocaine or xtc from street dealers is not without its risks. Although most of the time these ‘drugs’ are simply sugar, cafeine or dental numbing agent, there have been incidents where tourists have been deliberately sold white heroin before overdosing. Stay safe and don’t take the risk.


The Dutch people have one of the highest rates of trust and faith in the police in the world. Police in Amsterdam, in particular, are extremely used to dealing with tourists and there won’t be a language barrier – all the police in the city will be able to speak perfectly in English (and often in German, French or Spanish as well). If you need help, don’t be afraid of them – they’re here to keep us all safe.


Pickpocketing can be an issue in Amsterdam just like in other European capitals but this can be avoided by using a bit of common sense. Don’t walk with your phone in your hand and keep your valuables in inside pockets – never on the back pocket of your jeans. Avoid advertising the fact that you have a large amount of cash on you, especially in the Red Light district or the area around central station (two major pickpocketing hubs).


This must be the cause of the majority of tourist-related minor injuries in Amsterdam. It may seem unnatural if you’re from a country without much of a cycling culture but you must look carefully before crossing a bike path. For visitors from Britain or Commonwealth countries, you will also need to remember that the Dutch drive on the right!


Imagine the scene. After a few drinks, you start the long walk (or stagger) back home. It’s 3am and you’re so desperate for a piss that you’re about to have an unfortunate accident – you don’t have a 50c coin to use the nearest café toilet but have an idea… the canals are just like giant urinals, right? Well don’t. 15 people, on average, die each year after falling into a canal whilst pissing. In addition to the danger, it’s quite disgusting and you risk a hefty fine. Better to use one of the many public urinals (you can recognise them by their green paint and distinct aroma) or shell out the fifty cents.

In the unlikely instance that you do find yourself in need of help, you can call the emergency number 112 or simply go to the nearest police station. If you’re looking to keep safe on a night out, why not consider joining a group of others on a Pub Crawl – our guides will be sure to make sure that you all have the best and safest night possible!