Amsterdam Sights

Going Out in Amsterdam

Amsterdam bars, restaurants and eetcafés, clubs and live music, theatres and cinemas

Entertainment districts

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

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.

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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

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child-friendly restaurants

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