The Best New Year's Eve Parties In Amsterdam

The Best New Year's Eve Parties In Amsterdam
When it comes to New Year’s Eve, Amsterdam has parties in spades. During the 31st, it hosts several outdoor events, complete with massive fireworks displays, and afterward, pubs, clubs and bars around the city kick off the new year with their own massive parties. If you’re planning on ringing in 2017 while in Amsterdam, make sure to check out the following list of New Year’s parties taking place inside the city.

Moulin Roest: Un Spectacle Extraordinaire

During New Year’s Eve, Roest will be hosting a flirtatious, burlesque-themed party called Moulin Roest: Un Spectacle Extraordinaire. Before heading over to the dance floor, guests can enjoy a delicious three-course meal prepared by Roest’s chefs and hang out at the bar’s canal-side terrace – a location that looks directly onto the largest fireworks display in Amsterdam at Oosterdok. Roest has booked a large roster of DJs and live performers for the evening, and from midnight, it will explode into a full-blown spectacle.

Roest's terrace © Alper Çuğun / Flickr

Space Dimension Controller, Antal & More

Discerning electronic music fans will be treated to an impressive lineup of influential DJs at RADION this New Year’s Eve. Ninja Tune’s Space Dimension Controller will be heading the bill, alongside the co-founder of Amsterdam’s Rush Hour Records, Antal, and Dutch lo-fi legend, Dollkraut.

Awakenings New Year’s Eve Special

From December 30th to January 1st, Awakenings will be taking over Westergasfabriek’s monumental, circular venue, Gashouder. This massive hall is built inside of a former gasworks and is renowned for its unique acoustics and colossal, domed ceiling. Awakenings has been a staple of the Dutch club scene for 20 years and has booked its top techno DJs for the event.

De Gashouder © Michell Zappa / Flickr


NYX will be counting down to midnight six times during its club night on the 31st in order to ring in the New Year with people partying in different time zones across the globe. The club has gone all out this year and booked a massive lineup of local and international DJs who will be playing underneath a constant torrent of confetti.

De Hortus bij Canvas

Volkshotel’s rooftop club, Canvas, will be hosting a massive, tropically themed party this New Year’s Eve, complete with thirst-quenching cocktails and sizzling beats. After chowing down on a luxurious three-course meal, guests can head over to Canvas’ towering balcony to watch fireworks shows engulf Amsterdam’s skyline. The night will be in full swing by the late evening, guaranteeing that New Year’s Eve at Canvas will be a scorcher.

Canvas is located on one of Volkshotel's highest floors © Konrad Lischka / Flickr

Encore NYE

For New Year’s Eve, Melkweg has lent out its halls to Encore and will be hosting a massive hip-hop and R&B focused club night. Party-goers can expect classic, old-school, and completely new mixes from leading figures within the Dutch dance music scene and, of course, universally good vibes.