Canal Belt Nightlife, Amsterdam

Canal Belt Nightlife, Amsterdam

A major cosmopolitan city with an absolutely electrifying nightlife scene, Amsterdam offers a variety of entertainment, from live music to underground house music, including ultra-chic to casual hangouts. Amsterdam is also home to variety of bars and clubs located inside historic buildings, allowing some of these former establishments to live on thematically, including the industrial chic of a former printing house, the heavenly theme of a converted church with large stained glass windows still intact, and more. Take this Nightlife Tour of Amsterdam's Canal Belt and discover what this great city is all about.
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Canal Belt Nightlife Map

Guide Name: Canal Belt Nightlife
Guide Location: Netherlands » Amsterdam (See other walking tours in Amsterdam)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Author: Xena
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Paradiso

1) Paradiso

Located on de Weteringschans, adjacent to Leidseplein, a center for tourism and nightlife in the city, Paradiso is converted from a 19th century church. Opening its doors in 1968, Paradiso has become one of Amsterdam's most popular concert venues, boasting a large stage equipped with two balconies and three large lighted church windows. In addition to being a concert venue, Paradiso also hosts DJ gigs equipped with plenty of dance floor and bars throughout the club. Two smaller stages are...   view more
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Club Up

2) Club Up

Set apart from the touristy crowds of nearby Leidseplein, this discreet club is sponsored by the De Kring society of artists. Normally closed to non-members, on particular nights Club Up opens its doors to the general public and the venue hosts guest DJs on its two floors that play a blend of underground hip-hop, deep house and soul to go along with the laid-back and intimate feel of this small club. Hosting parties with an artistic edge, Club Up regularly attracts a hip and eccentric crowd,...   view more
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Chicago Social Club

3) Chicago Social Club

A hip little venue offering both a club experience as well as a trendy bar scene, the Chicago Social club features a diverse lineup of entertainment from techno to hip hop. Located in the center of Amsterdam’s Leidsesquare the Chicago Social Club has become a notable hangout for many locals since its opening in 2011. If you’re looking for the intimacy of a bar, the Chicago Social Club can be a good low-key place to drink with friends, as well as the only place around to buy a drink any day...   view more
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Jimmy Woo

4) Jimmy Woo

Offering an international allure, Jimmy Woo opened up in 2003 and is the place one might spot a celebrity or two. Offering two floors with distinguished decor, upstairs features an Asian style bar complete with Indonesian tables and Japanese screens. Jimmy Woo's stunning blend of traditional and modern design cues give it a certain distinction not found in many other Amsterdam nightclubs. Downstairs offers another bar as well as a spacious dance floor. The ceiling is adorned with over...   view more
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Sugar Factory

5) Sugar Factory

Labeling itself as a “cutting-edge multi-disciplinary night theatre”, the Sugar Factory blurs the boundaries between clubbing and performance art. Situated in the center of the city near Leidseplein, the Sugar Factory holds a capacity of 550 guests and usually features performance artists alongside its assortment of guest DJs. These elements add a unique air to this great nightclub. Located inside a former theater, it is equipped with a large stage looking over the main dancefloor which...   view more
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Melkweg

6) Melkweg

Nearby Leidseplein in the center of Amsterdam, Melkweg, which translates into Milky Way, is one of most popular nightclubs in the city. Open since the 70s, Melkweg was converted from a dairy factory to include a number of multi-purpose rooms. The bottom floor features two performances spaces. The Max holds a capacity of 1500 occupants and the Oude Zaal holds up to 700 guests. The club also includes a gallery and a restaurant. Upstairs features several smaller rooms including two theaters. Opened...   view more
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OT301

7) OT301

Located in an old building that was previously used for squatting by a group of artists, as well as the headquarters for the environmental group European Youth for Action, OT301 is now considered a cultural center in the city. Hosting parties, concerts, and even film nights, as this location also once served as a film school, OT301 also houses De Peper, a vegan restaurant. OT301 is also hosts art workshops and houses music studios and a small non-profit shop. Playing a mix of underground sounds,...   view more

Walking Tours in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Create Your Own Walk in Amsterdam

Create Your Own Walk in Amsterdam

Creating your own self-guided walk in Amsterdam is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Jordaan Walking Tour

Jordaan Walking Tour

The Jordaan is a district of the city of Amsterdam. It was originally a working class neighborhood, but in recent years it has become quite upscale and home to many museums and art galleries, particularly those focused on modern art. The district is also dotted with specialty shops, markets and restaurants. This tour is a perfect opportunity to see the main attractions of the district of Jordaan.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Old Center Gay Nightlife

Old Center Gay Nightlife

Amsterdam is second to none when it comes to tolerance and respect for individual uniqueness. This intimate city is an iconic gay destination and offers a wide range of gay bars and clubs. Follow this tour to visit some of the best rated gay venues in Amsterdam's Old Center.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.3 km
Old Center Museums Walk

Old Center Museums Walk

Amsterdam is home to more than 50 museums and galleries reflecting the city's cultural diversity and appealing to a wide range of visitors. This self-guided tour is the perfect opportunity to visit some of the most attractive museums located in Amsterdam's Old Center, such as the Maritime Museum and the NEMO science center.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Southern Canal Belt Walking Tour

Southern Canal Belt Walking Tour

Grachtengordel (Dutch for the Canal District) is an international icon of urban planning and architecture in Amsterdam. Still very much intact after four centuries, the area is known for its small bridges, crossing the canals, and 17th-century homes. Forming a horseshoe around the Old City Centre, the Canal Ring comprises Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht canals, built during Amsterdam's Golden Era. Interconnected with streets, the three canals offer a plethora of shopping, eating and drinking opportunities, complete with cultural attractions, among which are the Pipe Museum, The Cat Cabinet, the Torture Museum, the Mint Tower and others. A walk around Amsterdam Canal Belt will leave you anything but bored.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.8 km
Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Jewish Quarter Walking Tour

Amsterdam has been the center of the Dutch Jewish community for the last four centuries, and although the holocaust had a dramatic effect on it, great efforts have been made to rebuild it in the years since. Wandering around the Jewish Quarter will give you an insight into the centuries-long history of the Jewish community of Amsterdam and the Netherlands.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Museum Quarter Walk

Museum Quarter Walk

The museums of Amsterdam are among the main tourist attractions of the city. Some of its museums are quite small, but nevertheless important, and some, like the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum are world famous and should not be missed. This tour gives you an opportunity to visit Amsterdam's most renowned museums and learn more about history, art and even the world of diamonds.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km

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