Top 10 Best Nightclubs in Amsterdam, AMS [2022 GUIDE]

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Here's the list of the best clubs in Amsterdam that you should definitely check out.

Melkweg

Best nightclub in Amsterdam!
Melkweg

Melkweg stands for pop culture in the most broad of senses. Each year, hundreds of concerts, club nights, films and music films, theatre performances, expositions and multidisciplinary events together attract almost 474,000 visitors.

  • Lijnbaansgracht 234/a Amsterdam, 1017 Netherlands
  • Centrum
  • Varies depending on events
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Shelter

Shelter

Across the IJ river, at a stone’s throw from its historic city center, lies Shelter, a new Amsterdam haven for quality dance music. Built around the idea of creating a home away from home for veteran clubbers and enthusiastic newcomers alike, Shelter Amsterdam provides a diverse clubbing experience in the Dutch capital - with design, experience and sound quality continually in mind.

  • Overhoeksplein 3 Amsterdam, 1031KS Netherlands
  • Noord
  • Varies depending on events
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Paradiso

Paradiso

Built out of an 18th century church located in de Weteringschans near the Leidseplein and opened in 1968, Paradiso is one of Amsterdam's most well-known concert venues, with a large stage overlooked by two balconies and large glass church windows. Despite its origins as a concert venue, Paradiso is well-suited for DJ gigs, with the DJ situated at the centre of the dance floor and the perimetre of the venue dotted with bars. The venue is split into the 1500-capacity main hall and the 250-capacity small hall.

  • Weteringschans 6 Amsterdam, 1017 Netherlands
  • Centrum
  • Varies depending on events
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • $$

Club Atelier

Club Atelier

Our hidden gem club is now notorious. The Club welcomes all scenes at all locations. Our Club cannot be captured in 1 niche or pigeonholed. At different times there is different programming within a grid with its own club nights and resident DJs. In addition, there is a lot of collaboration with many promoters in the field of dance and live music. The evenings and nights always bring something unexpected, so let's dance!

  • Anthony Fokkerweg 3 Amsterdam, CM 1059 Netherlands
  • $

Club NL

Club NL

Club NL is a uniquely stylish nightclub located in the heart of Amsterdam. With its excellent vibe and easy-going staff it serves as the perfect drinking and dancing joint to spend your nights out! Club NL is a uniquely stylish nightclub located in the heart of Amsterdam. With its excellent vibe and easy-going staff it serves as the perfect drinking and dancing joint to spend your nights out.

  • Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 169 Amsterdam, RK 1012 Netherlands
  • $

Doka

Doka

Doka is a trendy and hip nightclub located in the basement of the Volkshotel in East Amsterdam. The party at this club goes on until the wee hours of the morning. Enjoy a variety of exciting craft cocktails and dance the night away to the beats of funk and disco tunes. Look out for the exciting Mystery Shot Machine, where you insert a coin and get a shot of either vodka, whiskey, or rum. A night at Doka is certain to be happening and fun.

  • Wibautstraat 150 Amsterdam, GR 1091 Netherlands
  • $

Garage Noord

Garage Noord

We have transformed an old car repair shop into a restaurant and night club. We are open from Thursdays until Saturday from 17:00 for dinner, and from 22:30 onwards for our club. We tend to program as diverse as possible so that we can welcome our guest into a progressive club. A club for everyone, where anyone can feel at home.

  • Gedempt Hamerkanaal 40 Amsterdam, , KM 1021 Netherlands
  • $

John Doe Club

John Doe Club

After a long and precise renovation, a new club in the city centre of Amsterdam emerged. Club John Doe opened its doors on February 19th of 2015 at Rembrandt square, the most vibrant square in Amsterdam.

  • Rembrandtplein 31 Amsterdam, CT 1017 Netherlands
  • $

Lofi

Lofi

Amsterdam has a new club, Lofi, which opened on 17th October with a ZeeZout warehouse party as part of this year's ADE. Located in the Sloterdijk district, it's the brainchild of Slapfunk's Nelson Yogh Niemel and Samuel Taselaar, founder of Nomads Festival.

  • Basisweg 63 Amsterdam , AN 1043 Netherlands
  • $

Oosterbar

Oosterbar

Taking over the basement of a former zoological university, Oosterbar combines industrial design with an energetic vibe – not to mention a whole host of premium cocktails, ice cold beers and alcoholic beverages that will make your night one to remember.

  • Mauritskade 57 Amsterdam, AD 1092 Netherlands
  • $

There are many other clubs available in Amsterdam like Radio Radio, Toekomstmuziek, Undrgrnd

Check out the venues section for the full list of nightclubs.

Amsterdam Nightclubs FAQ

What time does the headlining DJ usually start performing in Amsterdam clubs?

The headlining DJ will usually start performing around 12:00 AM.

How long do DJs play in Amsterdam?

The headlining DJ or artist usually plays a 1 to 2 hour set.

What is the dress code like at Amsterdam nightclubs?

Guys can wear nice jeans and a form fitting plain t-shirt or a nice button down shirt. Girls can wear jeans or a comfortable but stylish dress if they prefer. Of course guys and girls can never go wrong with dressing up even more – there is no such thing as overdressing when it comes to clubs.

How can I get into Amsterdam nightclubs for free?

Some Amsterdam nightclubs have a free ladies guest list, and have a free even ratio guest list – free if you have the same number of girls (or more) in your party.

Keep in mind that many Amsterdam nightclubs are more exclusive and require bottle service to get in. You can sign up for the guest list on our events page.

How can I book bottle service for Amsterdam nightclubs?

You can book bottle service directly on Discotech by visiting the Amsterdam page.

How much is bottle service at Amsterdam clubs?

Bottle service and table minimums at nightclubs can get pretty expensive in Amsterdam, but every nightclub is different.

The best way to find out is to visit the events page and choose the event you're thinking of going.

Should I buy tickets to get into Amsterdam nightclubs?

If the nightclub has tickets, we recommend buying tickets during holiday weekends and for big name artists. The ticket line is generally faster and shorter than the guest list.

Many nightclubs in Amsterdam are bottle service only – meaning you must book a table reservation in order to get inside.

Which Amsterdam nightclubs play EDM and electronic music?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best EDM nightclubs in Amsterdam.

Which Amsterdam nightclubs play hip-hop?

Check out the full list on our guide to the best hip hop nightclubs in Amsterdam.

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