This former technical college currently houses several cultural projects associated with de School, including a fine-dining restaurant, a gym, exhibition space and a nightclub. Like Shelter and RADION, de School has a 24-hour license, meaning that parties at the club regularly last for entire weekends.
📍De School, Doctor Jan van Breemenstraat 1, Amsterdam +31 20 737 3197
Amsterdam’s newest 24-hour licensed club is located underneath A’DAM Toren on the northern banks of the river IJ. Aside from organising club nights every weekend, Shelter also acts as an exhibition space and frequently collaborates with international visual artists.
Amsterdam’s third and final 24-hour licensed club is located in the city’s Nieuwe-West district, inside an old dentistry school that was once part of de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Even between club nights and weekenders, there’s always something happening at Radion; the building also houses a popular restaurant as well as space for visual or performance artwork.
Aside from having one of the best rooftop terraces in Amsterdam,Canvas also features a reasonably sized dance floor that turns into a full-blown club after nightfall. Although it’s slightly smaller than most other nightclubs in Amsterdam, Canvas’ awesome location more than makes up for its size.
📍Canvas, Wibautstraat 150, Amsterdam +31 20 261 2110
Formerly known as Studio 80, this two-room club on Rembrandtplein regularly books world-renowned DJs or producers. However, Claire also pays close attention to the local scene and frequently organises nights that revolve around homegrown talent.
📍Claire, Rembrandtplein 17, Amsterdam +31 6 41158719
Bitterzoet is among the most popular and successful concert venues in central Amsterdam and, during the weekend, almost always gears its programming around electronic music. The club lies on the northern side of Spuistraat and is walking distance from Centraal Station.
📍Bitterzoet, Spuistraat 2 HS, Amsterdam +31 20 421 2318
Since Disco Dolly is open every day of the week until at least 4:00 a.m., it is undoubtedly the most dependable place to party in central Amsterdam after midnight on weekdays. The club has two modestly sized dance-floors and usually books well-known local DJs.
📍Disco Dolly, Handboogstraat 11, Amsterdam +31 20 620 1779
Although de Marktkantine in its current form has only been open since 2014, the building has deep ties with Amsterdam’s dance scene, serving as a night club throughout the 1990s. De Marktkantine is one of the largest clubs in the country and also acts as a cultural hub for the city by providing space for music, art and food.
📍de Marktkantine, Jan van Galenstraat 6, Amsterdam +31 20 723 1760