One of Europe’s best-loved places for a good weekend (or longer!) of fun, very few places can hold a candle to Amsterdam when it comes to having a good time. Of course, numerous other places also offer lots of fun and frolics, for example the Czech Republic’s Prague, the Spanish islands of Ibiza and Tenerife, the UK’s Liverpool, loads of places across the Greek Islands, and Portugal’s Lagos. Whilst there certainly are places that have bigger and better clubs, with all the top name and up and coming DJs, and places where you can party on heavenly sandy beaches, Amsterdam has a great all round approach.
These are some reasons that make Amsterdam a top party choice:
Whilst the Dutch typically prefer a more laid-back and relaxed scene, there are still plenty of night clubs and discos where you can don your glad rags for a night of dancing and painting the town red. There’s music to please everyone, so whether you’re into dance, pop, trance, techno, electronic, RnB, dub step, hip hop, and more, you’ll be sure to find lots of places to keep you happy! A lively atmosphere and a fun-loving crowd make the Amsterdam clubbing scene super cool. Some of the clubs are housed within funky old buildings, and it’s quite possible you may find yourself raving away in a former art gallery or theatre! Check here for some of Amsterdam’s best clubs.
Amsterdam’s Coffee Shops cafes are super chilled out and really friendly and welcoming. They are perhaps a little bit different to those that you are used to back at home – a major appeal of the cafes is that many sell cannabis products alongside the regular array of drinks and snacks. Open from early in the morning until late at night, the cafes are the ideal place if you’re after a cheeky toke.
Many people recommend the space cakes and cookies too. Some places also sell a wide range of cannabis paraphernalia, and you’ll also find some shops that offer the same goodies. If you’re looking to buy some quality stuff head to Zamnesia – pick up weed, seeds, grinders, mushrooms, and other related items in this uber liberal city. Stay the right side of the law and enjoy some legal highs!
The Red Light District
If you’re after some late night adult fun, Amsterdam’s Red Light District is one of the best such places in Europe. Prostitution is legal in Amsterdam, so you can enjoy some raunchy fun without fearing the long arm of the law. There are numerous different ways to enjoy the Red Light District, and if you’re not interested in actually having sex it’s still a pretty awesome place to see; just wandering around and having a look is the main activity, although there is also a large amount of adult action too.
There are brothels, strip clubs, a variety of live shows, sex shops, fascinating themed museums, bars, and cafes. It is certainly an eye-opening experience and it draws people from all walks of life intrigued by the notorious and infamous Amsterdam Red Light District.