Amsterdam is best for...

Unusual bars: Try the local beers at a one of the eight windmills found throughout Amsterdam

Great club venues: From glitzy clubs to industrial buildings, Amsterdam has many places where you can dance the night away

Leidseplein This area of Amsterdam is a real entertainment hub and home to many theatres, restaurants and gig venues

Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in Amsterdam is Dutch

Currency: The currency used in Amsterdam is the Euro

Local time: Amsterdam is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: Amsterdam's main airport is Amsterdam Airport Schipho

Want to party in a church, drink beer on a bike or eat dinner in a restaurant while you lie in bed? In Amsterdam, anything goes. Its liberal approach to certain things is famous, but the city has a sophisticated side too. Amsterdam has some of Europe’s best nightlife, from traditional cosy brown cafés to sleek cocktail lounges, and live music venues to packed club dance floors. In a city known for its history, the nightlife scene never stands still. Whatever you’re looking for you’re sure to find it in Amsterdam, and a whole lot more besides.