Going Out in Amsterdam
Amsterdam bars, restaurants and eetcafés, clubs and live music, theatres and cinemas
With hundreds of restaurants, bars, coffeeshops and popular clubs like the Melkweg and Paradiso as well as cinemas and theatres, the Leidseplein is one of Amsterdam's most popular centres for nightlife.
Rembrandtplein is another major entertainment area with all sorts of clubs, bars and restaurants. It mostly attracts rowdy Amsterdammers and out-of-towners. In the middle of the Rembrandtplein there is a statue of Rembrandt.
Cinema & theatres
Amsterdam is the city when it comes to cinema and theatre. Whether you want to see a cabaret show, a Shakespeare play, an American action movie or a cult film, it's all within your easy reach every day, 24 hours a day.
Tips for Going Out
- What are The Best Dance and Nightclubs in Town?
- The Most Famous Music Stages with Live Music in the City
- 8 of The Hippest Hotel Bars in Amsterdam
- Restaurants, cafés, and bars that are safe for children ... and parents
- Fine Dining in Amsterdam: Where are the Michelin Starred Restaurants?
- What Is the Difference between a Brown Café, an Eetcafé and a Restaurant?
In short, a brown café is similar to a pub, an eetcafé offers bistro-like fare, a grand café is a more sophisticated eetcafé and a restaurant could include any of the above, or it could be a fine dining establishment.
Restaurants by location
Find out what the best restaurants in Amsterdam are per district.
Cafés and bars
There are cafés in Amsterdam around almost every street corner. For your convenience we have selected the most attractive terrace cafés.
Concert hall rebranded
Heineken Music Hall is called AFAS Live
as from 1 January 2017