Clubs in Amsterdam are legendary - as the breeding ground for dance music, you'd expect nothing less. And the city delivers! At Party with a Local, we're based in this energetic city and definitely can't get enough of the clubs in Amsterdam! Here are the unanimous top favorites of Party with a Local users and staff.
1. DE SCHOOL
If you know a thing or two about the global dance music scene, you might have heard of the infamous Amsterdam club Trouw. Trouw shut down for good in early 2015, but techno heads didn't have to fret for long. Earlier in 2016, the creators of Trouw started a new project - De School. De School, as the name suggests, is set in a space that used to be a school. Now, it's a club, restaurant, exhibition space, and the hottest nightlife venue in town. For those that love underground dance music - techno, house, and experimental sounds, this is the place to be.
Melkweg is a popular live music spot in the heart of Amsterdam, conveniently located by the bustling Leidseplein. Melkweg used to be a milk factory and has been open as a live music and dance club since the 1970s. It's a huge venue with 5 rooms and boasts a diverse program every night for every taste - anywhere from reggae to drum and bass. So check out their event schedule and party at Melkweg if you have the chance!
Designed by Dutch architect Marcel Wanders with 5 bars and a capacity of 1300, this once renowned gay discotheque boasts cosmopolitan light adornments and ample space despite its intimate atmosphere. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the club aspires to represent diversity, creativity and quality through assorted programming and exceptional audio-visual facilities (including a VOID acoustics sounds system) aimed to accommodate everyone from the underground lurkers to the affluent upscale.
Really off the beaten path, tucked away in southwest Amsterdam, RADION is a locals' favorite underground club of the moment. The ambience, music, and even crowd are very alternative. It's very Berlin-esque and is where the true techno & house heads go to play. It's a 20-minute bike ride from the city center, through "suburban" Amsterdam... But it's well worth the trek!
Sugar Factory is in Amsterdam's nightlife hub, Leidseplein. Like Melkweg, it's a factory-turned-club. Sugar Factory is open every night of the week. Due to its location, it always attracts a good mix of locals and travelers. In addition to its popular techno nights (Techno Tuesday is a thing here), it also showcases upcoming talent and live acts. It is not a big club, but it means you get a truly intimate club experience.
Visit any of these clubs and find out for yourself why Amsterdam is the club capital of the world! =)
Last update: September 1, 2016