Why Amsterdam Is The Best Destination For Stag Parties In The World!

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.

Amsterdam is the best city for a Bachelor Party in the world! Here’s why…

Amsterdam – the sin city of Europe – has long been considered a mecca for Stag Parties. With its reputation for sex, drugs and partying, the Dutch capital is arguably the best place to spend your last days of freedom. It can be difficult not to trip over the hordes of stag parties that flock to the Red-Light District and it’s easy to understand why – Amsterdam’s naughtiest neighbourhood is crawling with great sports bars, coffee shops and of course sex – think strip clubs, the infamous windows and sex shows.

But what else is there in terms of stag do activities in Amsterdam and why does the city deserve its crown as the stag party King?


Many stag parties want to get out of the sports bars and get active – it’s a shame to spend the whole weekend sat in an Irish pub watching the same football matches that you would be if you’d never left your home town. With a huge range of great activities for groups, Amsterdam is the perfect place to get active – whether you’re smashing up cars with baseball bats (not randomly in the city please – we have a place for this!), exploring on bikes, booking a private boat tour paintballing or enjoying an adrenaline rush on the highest swing in Europe, there’s something for every group.


Dutch food may not have the reputation of its neighbouring countries, but Amsterdam has shed loads of great restaurants to line your stomachs before a night’s drinking. For committed carnivores, Dutch meaty favourites such as spare ribs or sausage are sure to be a hit with the lads. If you love curries – we’re looking at you, Englishmen – avoid the Indian restaurants (never as good as the UK, for example), and head to a Surinamese restaurant instead. The city is full of them – spicy Chicken Roti is hard to beat and normally excellent value.


As well as the obvious Heineken and Amstel, there are a number of fantastic local breweries where beer enthusiasts can take their pick from a range of brilliant Amsterdam beers. Brouwerij ‘t IJ, often referred to as the Windmill brewery due to its location under tallest wooden mill in the Netherlands (De Gooyer), is a great place to start. Offering everything from tastings and tours to a great little bar, Brouwerij ‘t Ij is well worth a visit – and if you’ve accused less organised members of the party of being unable to hold a piss up in a brewery, at least now you’ve got somewhere to put it to the test!


Many stag parties look forward to visiting clubs and bars during their trip to Amsterdam. In a city where being allowed into a venue with a group greater than four is the exception rather than the rule, some groups can find it frustrating being turned away from club after club. Rather than traipsing around all evening desperately begging bouncers to let you in before having a brief argument followed by a kebab and a disappointingly early night, why not let the professionals take care of everything! By joining a Pub Crawl, you’ll become part of one big group and as well as meeting plenty of others, you’ll get loads of drinks included, offering more bang for your buck! Let Ultimate Party be your group’s best man and join us for an unforgettable night.