From traditional to tacky, Amsterdam's nightlife offers a veritable cornucopia of possibilities. Sipping a beer by the canals in Jordaan is a popular choice for laid-back locals, but when the weekend lands hardworking Amsterdammers don't hesitate to let loose. The city is home to some of the best live music venues and nightclubs in Europe. Finally, a real Amsterdam alternative is the city's many "coffee shops", which offer legal highs day and night, though with a strict ban on alcohol.
I used to go to this coffeeshop a lot. Not that the weed has ever been very good, but it was a really convenient place to chill. I liked the fact that it was a quiet space, with no loud music or neon lights. But today I witnessed how the boss abused an employee in the harshest terms in front of the customers, without any regard for her staff or the clientele. When confronted, she yelled that she was the boss as if that was a good reason to behave like an ill-bred pig. Seriously, screw this business and screw its owner. If you want a good and quiet coffeeshop, try La Tertulia, Mr. K. or Solo.
Cheap and cheerful - there's a a sort of Berlin-type chic grunge about it.
It's pretty awesome here.
An Amsterdam institution. Just go!
A real Amsterdam institution.. lots of great concerts on throughout the year...