Going out in Amsterdam – Saturday Night!

Nightlife, Things to Do — By Anna Bandurska on June 6, 2010 at 1:36 am

There are plenty of things to do on any given night in Amsterdam, and going out on Saturday night presents even more choices. Because of all the Saturday night activity, rather than making a specific recommendation, I’d rather let you know what’s out there so you can pick and chose.

If you are looking to go clubbing, head to the Leidseplein (Leidse Square) or Rembrandtplein (Rembrandt Square) where you will have plenty of venues to chose from.

If you’re in the Rembrandtplein, you will find yourself surrounded by a mix of tourists, expats, locals, and Dutch tourists coming into Amsterdam for a night of clubbing. There are a few clubs that dominate the square and are popular destinations for Dance and House including Rain and Studio 80.

Leidseplein is more popular with international tourists and expats, and has some of the city’s most famous clubs in its proximity. The Melkweg (Milky Way because its housed in an old milk factory) and Paradiso (located in an old church), are two of the city’s most historic and popular clubs. They also double up as concert venues, so check their weekly schedules to see if any bands you like are in town. Jimmy Woo is very famous amongst the Dutch, and rumored to be the hangout of Dutch celebrities.

And if you’re just looking for a night of drinking, Amsterdam has many bars in different styles. From trendy bars such as Kamer 401 and Cafe Weber, to the historic In ‘t Aepjen located in Amsterdam’s second oldest wooden house. There is lots of variety, but all these bars have one thing in common: they get packed! So head out for the evening before 9pm for a chance to get a seat.

There is plenty of choice in Amsterdam, and if you’re still unsure of how to spend your Saturday night, check out this handy guide: http://www.nileguide.com/destination/amsterdam/trips/amsterdam-s-best-nightlife/5657531