What to do in Amsterdam on a Wednesday Night

Visiting Amsterdam for a few days but don't want to wait 'til the weekend to party? Don't worry - Amsterdam's got you covered! There's plenty of great places to go for your dose of mid-week madness on a Wednesday, you just need to know where to look... That's why we asked the Amsterdammers in the Party with a Local community for their tips!

Here's what the locals say are the best places to go out on a Wednesday night in Amsterdam:

1. Lux


Lux is a clear favourite amongst the locals. Located right in the centre of town close to Leidseplein, this bar is stylish and chic with a drinks menu that covers all of your needs. The bar itself is split over 3 levels, and actually joined to the bar next door (Weber), so if you feel like a change of scene there are plenty of new spaces to explore.

Lux always draws a crowd on a Wednesday night, with a mixture of students, young professionals and visitors to Amsterdam. This is a great spot to start your evening!

2. Live Jazz at Brouwerij Troost


Want to enjoy some some mid-week culture and local beers? Then head to Brouwerij Troost (Brewery Troost), where you can enjoy some smooth beers with some smooth jazz every Wednesday night from 8pm.

Make sure you go to the right place, as Troost has two brewing locations/taprooms in Amsterdam, one in de Pijp and one at Westergas. You'll find the jazz at the bigger brewery at the Westergas, where you can also sit out on their big terrace on a sunny day.

A cozy & lively atmosphere guaranteed, so even if you are not a big jazz fan, it's a great place to spend your Wednesday night.

3. Proeflokaal Arendsnest


If you want to get a taste of some more Dutch beers, check out Proeflokaal Arendsnest where they serve over 100 dutch beers. This wood-panelled bar can always offer a cosy atmosphere, no matter the time of year. In the summer you can take a seat on their canal-side terrace, or in winter take the party indoors. Arendsnest is located in the beautiful Jordaan area of Amsterdam.

4. Night Shift at Sugarfactory

Sugar Factory

Unlike many places in Amsterdam, Sugarfactory doesn't close just cos it's a week night! Wanna go out and dance on a Wednesday? No problem!

At Night Shift you can hear a unique mix of Hip Hop, Disco and House. Sugarfactory is found in the centre of town, close to Leidseplein. It's easy to access on foot, bike or public transport.

5. Dolly Surround at Disco Dolly


Don't fancy hip hop but still wanna boogie? Don't worry, Disco Dolly also doesn't close its doors on a Wednesday night. Every Wednesday you can come to hear the best disco music from around the world and dance til dawn.

Entry is free before midnight, or €7.50 afterwards.


Need more tips for the rest of the days of the week? Check out our Ultimate Amsterdam Nightlife Guide with everything you possibly want and need to know about partying in the city.

Last updated September 7, 2016

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