I was told about this place ages ago and never had the opportunity to go,until I was out there working at Schipol airport last year.
What a place,friendly doormen goes a long way in my book,straight away I felt at ease,the music certainly added to the atmosphere in there.
No language barrier as I think Dutch people speak better English than me !!
The beer was 10 euros a pint,bit expensive but what the hell,the dancing certainly made up for the expensive beer !!!
The girls weren't topless,but had skimpy shorts and t-shirts on.You can take photos in there no problem at all.
(photo to follow !!)
Dress Code: None
The Hard Rock Café is a great but expensive place to have a drink. At the back of the café, outside, they have a platform for boats along a canal. Place your chair here and enjoy the view. Many boats go by and many people to look at. Don't drink your drink too fast, or you'' be broke by the end of the evening.
one thing i loved about amsterdam was the night time, people seem to come out of the woodwork to shop, eat, whatever . the night time is the best time to be out walking around exploring the vast amsterdam night. i really enjoyed the area around spuistraat near caffe chocolata.
Dress Code: there is no dress code in amsterdam, just don't look like a obvious tourist i.e white tennis shoes.. seriously my fiance and i watched a bunch of american tourists in the airport and 90% of them had on white nikes or reeboks..hehe. but seriously i noticed that people in amsterdam dress fairly conservitive, lot's of jeans. the girls wear more skirts than u.s girls, and i only saw one guy in clogs.
I have not been to all of these, but here is a short list:Melkweg, Time, Sinners In Heaven, and ArenA.
There is a wide variety of clubs to go to. As with many clubs, each night usually has a different type of music. You can find out what is going on by picking up flyers at some of the cafes and stores. Record stores especially are a good source of information.
If going to a club isn't what you're looking for, take a stroll around the red light district. The main attractions here are the girls in the windows (but don't take pictures of them!). You can also check out the live 'shows' and interesting window displays of the shops in the area.
Dress Code: Dress codes at each club are different. Check before you go if possible.
The other side of Amsterdam comes alive at night. The lights from the bars, restaurants and shops twinkle and reflect off of the water. There are lots of people bar hopping, sitting in cafes (smoking pot, of course). Everywhere you turn, there are crowds of people. The lines to get into restaurants or to get french fries are looooooong. I couldn't visit Amsterdam without touring the Red Light District. It was not what I expected. Instead of finding one long boulevard bathed in a scarlet glow, lined with beautiful women tempting men with sex, I found that there are several areas. However, the women were not beautiful (not usually). The women were most often wearing lingerie while sitting on a barstool behind a plate glass picture window. Occasionally, she would be young and sexy, but the norm was a woman in her late 20s to early 30s and a little chubby. These women all shared the same look of boredom. I think that I would have to be a man to understand the attraction of having sex behind a curtain with a woman who was indifferent.
Don't be surprised if you come up on someone urinating in the street (hence the overwhelming odor in the streets). Amsterdam is a crazy town. People get loaded with booze and pot. You'll have a great time no matter what. The people watching aspect alone makes the trip worthwhile.
Dress Code: Anything goes!
Street walking : my advice is never pick a spot and stay in it .. well SMOKEY was my favourite stop , but only for W.C. and stuff ..
The guys in SMOKEY r cool , and honest , and always RED EYED .. Smileing .. have a smoke infront of Cent. Station , and take a river cruise , what can i say ' u feel u been just born'
Dress Code: i saw some folks jumping into a canal wearing swimming suits by 8:00pm shouting :' FREEDOM ' .. Dress code heehehe
In Vondelpark there is a particular tradition: every friday a lot of people go there and they start to skate all together. It's strange because they skate in group and you can find different person: hippies, freaks, rastas, darks, teddys, culturists skating all together in the same direction. I had a sensation of unity when I saw it.
Dress Code: Wear what you want!!!
For those with a loving spouse or partner, this is where you must go, at night, when illuminated like this.
All will be eternally renewed.
Dress Code: clothing optional ;-)
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