Nightclubs and bars in Amsterdam

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    Irrelevant: Two Beer or not two beer

    by SnoopySue Written Feb 5, 2005

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    For tired tourists nightlife in Amsterdam is nothing than taking a beer in one of the local pubs. And there is nothing more relaxing than a refreshing white beer as a self-award after whole day exploration of city sights.

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  • Homegrown Fantasy: Red eye traveling

    by ttboy Updated Jan 2, 2005

    According to my friend, great weed and space bonbons. (I just went to the coffeeshops to see how they were :-) We went later in the night and there wasn't many people. Nice chill music and the weedtender seemed like he knew what he was talking about. The menu is broken up between indoor and outdoor, with I think only one kind of hash. Cool looking artwork on the wall to. You can view some of it on their website.

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    Dutch Flowers: Coffeeshops

    by Joemidwest Updated Dec 22, 2004

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    When in Amsterdam do as the Amsterdammertjes! Actually there are probably more tourists and travelers in the coffeeshops than locals. I would imagine the locals have there own thing going on. Marijuana and hashish are legal enough to be sold in around 400 of these establishments in the city. Coffeshops are throughout the Netherlands not just in Amsterdam. Most have tea, coffee, hot chocolate, and soda. Some have snacks and beer.

    Comfortable spot on Singel Canal

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    Dancing: Café De Duivel (The Devil in...

    by Goldenboy Updated Nov 19, 2004

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    Café De Duivel (The Devil in English) if youre a clubber!
    Just listen to De Duivel's d.j.'s spinning the very best in hip-hop and funk. They also play a lot of original rare grooves.

    Dress Code: Smart casual would be just fine

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    Coffeeshops: Fancy a smoke?

    by dejavu2gb Written Oct 18, 2004

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    For those not aware, the smoking of Cannabis is legal in Amsterdam, and its very obvious as you walk down the streets, as you smell it all over.
    There are loads of coffee shops where you can go for a puff, and they are all marked with a sticker in the window. (see pic attached)

    Coffee Shop

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    Winstons: Good Times

    by CatInEurope Written Oct 5, 2004

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    Small club which was quite full for a Wednesday Night. Music was alternative - DJ was great when we asked for a request he played it! A lot of people dancing.

    Very cute bartenders!

    Take note of the night - sometimes it is hip hop, and others it is Marilyn Mason type...ask at the door before entering...

    cover charge - 3-5 euros

    Dress Code: anything goes!

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    Kapitein Zeppos: A truly authentic pub

    by Charlotte121 Updated Oct 4, 2004

    Kapitein Zeppos has all the old-style charm of an open-air music café, with its glass front. A singer comes by every Sunday afternoon to liven up proceedings with a few oldies. The raised levels, the old wood tables and the array of odd artefacts makes the Kapitein a truly authentic place.
    Next to the pub they also have a restaurant.

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    Finch: Mellow Bar

    by Charlotte121 Written Oct 2, 2004

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    Hip neighborhood hangout in the Jordaan bordering the Noordermarkt square, the focal point of the Jordaan area. The square hosts a biological market on Saturdays and a flea market on Mondays, and during market hours Finch is packed. Other days it's a mellow bar with a cool interior, loungy tunes, and good food. Nice sidewalk terrace during summer.

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  • Korsakoff: A good rock club

    by icpstu Updated Sep 29, 2004

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    This small rock/metal club is located fairly close to Melkweg and is open late from around 11pm til 3-4am. The beer we were drinking was very cheap (around 1.5EUR a bottle) and the music was heavy and to our taste. It was pretty quiet when we walked in around opening time but I was glad we went early as it got very busy later on.

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    Mazzo: Mazzo

    by queenofoceans79 Written Sep 22, 2004

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    Small and cousy club with different kind of music every night. You feel like you're dancing in your own living room. Dj's, even the more famous ones, are one with the group and it's easy to meet new people by the bar. Just be sure to check what they have in each night, as some nights are GREAT and some really suck. Check out Internet pages for known dj's. Saturday's "23 and rising" is always good!

    Dress Code: no running shoes, no joints! (unless you manage to get it through bouncers without them finding it)

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    Dancing: The Sickest Music

    by Whitewidow21 Updated Jul 28, 2004

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    After spending a good day in my favorite coffee shop the dampkring, i decided to head back to my hotel and get some munchies, I had already stocked up on some at a local Dutch liquer/market. As i was walking back it was prity dark outside, in the middle of Damsquare i noticed a big crowd gathered around some corner mall watching someone spin, who ever is was i really was diggin his beats, so i decided to take a closer look and join the enourmous crowd and take a closer look at who this mystery dj may be. i walked up, joined the crowd of beautiful girls and noticed that it was Armin Van Buuren spinning live. Man i was sooooo stoned i just stood there thinking i was in another galaxy with the all so sutlle trance beats causing my mind to wonder off, thinking of a million things when i was really thinking of nothing at all. I stood there for a long time and just watched the pro spin. He was spinning some very good trance. i went in the mall, picked me up his cd (22 euros), totally worth it. Of course had to take a pic of the moment, observe the state of trance himself to your left

    Dress Code: wasen't indoor but deffinatly was a rare treat

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    Coffeeshops: A Headtrip

    by slang75 Written Jun 2, 2004

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    Don't worry, it's legal man.

    Seriously, it's not all the sinister in Amsterdam. You don't even have to do anything (I didn't). It's just another reason to be in Amsterdam. Seeing people relaxing with friends enjoying life is what Amsterdam is about. Order a beer or a juice and rent a PC for an hour. If you want to partake ask for the cannabis menu and for some advice.

    I'd stay away from the big touristy ones (bulldog). Hit ones in the quieter areas and be ready to watch people breakin the law!

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    Coffeeshops: Pure Bliss

    by Whitewidow21 Written Apr 23, 2004

    First off let me tell you that the Dutch have indeed perfected the art of growing cannabis.
    For you sceptical ones out there let me tell you, Dutch cannabis is soooooooo strong and so very potent. There are over 300 coffee shops in Amsterdam. Obvisley i didn't vist all 300 coffee shops but i did visit a fair amount. Not all of them are good but i did find the best ones in my opinon.

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    Cafe Bouwman: Typical Amsterdam Bar

    by MysticStar Updated Apr 11, 2004

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    Drinking is part of the Amsterdam life and beer is the most popular drink (besides Spa Rood *smile*). All over Amsterdam you can find 'local' bars that are very cozy and offer different kinds of beer.

    Many people often go to such a bar after work to have a drink or two, socialize and then head home for dinner, so don't be surprized if you see lots of people wearing suits and ties when you enter such a place.

    Dress Code: There is no dress code. You can wear the dress you wore at the opera or just a T-shirt and shorts and no one will even raise an eyebrow!

    Typical Amsterdam Bar
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    Nightclubs: Amsterdam Doormen

    by PeteP51D Updated Jan 15, 2004

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    Having a no-nonsence doorman is your assurance of a pleasant evening out, letting boneheads, slobs & thugs know to be cool or else! Show your thanks by tipping them well. It depends, sometime before going in, other times leaving. If it's 3 Euros, make it 5. They'll remember & make room for you the next night you return.

    Dress Code: Doormen: Total Matrix
    Black jacket, black pants, STURDY black boots

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