Best Party Hostels in Amsterdam

If you are looking for the best hostels to party in Amsterdam , meet other fellow travellers, with sociable staff and organised events, these are the Party Hostels for you

Amsterdam is a city famous for cute houses, bicycles, and water canals, but the city also offers an exciting party scene for those looking to have fun between sight-seeing sessions. Thanks to the legal status of marijuana, the city is one of the top destinations in the world, especially among young travellers and students. The Red Lights district is definitely the most visited party area, but great clubs and bars can also be found in other parts of the city. Travelling solo or in a group, the hostels we recommend here are the perfect place for those looking to meet like-minded people, with a fun atmosphere and plenty of organised activities to encourage guest socialising. Book now and prepare to unleash the fun in beautiful Amsterdam.

What are the Party Hostels in Amsterdam like?

Amsterdam is a party city, so it is not strange that the best party hostels are also the best hostels overall. Choosing the best party hostel is easy, as the hostels we recommend here are both great options if you want your hostel to be your party basecamp. Both hostels have on-site bars and are always busy and lively with travellers having a good time.

Nightlife in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is one of Europe’s most famous destinations for party seekers, mainly thanks to its Red Light District, the exciting clubbing scene, the number of hip bars and the friendly legal status of marijuana. In Amsterdam’s party scene you can easily find whatever suits your taste, from DJs playing techno, dub step and trance, to hip-hop or fuck clubs, or rock bars and coffee shops with reggae music. The city attracts tons of tourists as well, and hostels are always filled with people, both solo travelling and in groups, looking to meet other people and discover what the night has to offer in Amsterdam.

Basic information about nightlife in Amsterdam:

Best Party Areas in Amsterdam

The big clubs in Amsterdam are in the outskirts of the city, but near the centre there is 4 main areas where you can find anything from coffee shops to pubs and clubs. The Red Light District, Dam Square (just besides), Leidseplein y Rembrandtplein. Another interesting area, but for day time, is Jordaan, an alternative area full of cool cafés.

Red Light district and Dam Square

Right at the back of Dam Square, Amsterdam’s Red Light District is famous for the prostitution and the streets filled with windows showcasing prostitutes that will try to lure you to get in. But this neighbourhood also have a wide offer of unique and interesting shops, peep shows, strip clubs, clubs and Dutch brown cafes. If you are brave enough, there is even a few very famous live sex shows at the Theatres Casa Rosso and Moulin Rouge. For a more normal atmosphere, head to the St Christopher's at the Winston hostel’s bar Belushi’s or to the Red Light Bar. The area around Dam Square, even though a bit more touristy, has also quite a few cool bars.


Leidseplein is the most popular party area of Amsterdam, and not only for tourists. Both tourists and locals crawl Its streets full of pubs, small clubs and big venues of Amsterdam. Some of the best clubs in Amsterdam are in this area, and here is where you will find the clubs that stay open until 5 am. But the neighbourhood also have more options than just crazy party. It offers a few good international restaurants, some chill bars where you can enjoy a quiet beer, as well as the regular Amsterdam coffee shop where you can find all types of marijuana products. Cafe Amsterdamned is a great option for bar, with happy hours and special offers on beer, or the Bulldog Palace grand café, which is a very popular destination for party-goers. For clubs, head to the internationally famous Melkweg or Paradiso.


Another lively area right between the Red Light District and Leidseplein, only 10 minutes walking distance from each of them. It is the perfect area to hang-out in the afternoon before going clubbing to the other areas. But this little square has lately gained its own reputation for a party centre, and numerous pubs, coffee shops and clubs are always bustling and busy with people having a good time. Some time ago, Rembrandtplein was where you could find Amsterdam's gay scene, with many gay clubs around the street Reguliersdwarsstraat. Today, although the scene is quite alive, you can also find many other gay clubs around the city, like Fuxx on Warmoesstraat. Escape and Studio 80 are the most famous bars in Rembrandtplein. The first features different floors offering different styles: the Lounge, Studio, Caffe, Club and deLux rooms. Studio 80 is one of the most famous clubs for underground electronica, house and techno. With a 24h license, they organised several times a year 24 hours parties, where great DJs from all over the world come for uninterrupted 24 hours of partying.

Dress codes & age restrictions

Amsterdam is a very relaxed and casual city in general, and this is visible as well in the door policies of the nightlife venues. Most bars, pubs and clubs allow you to enter dressing casual, with jeans and sneakers being accepted as long as you look cool, clean and not too drunk or stoned. Arriving in big groups might give you some troubles in some places, especially if you are mostly guys. Breaking up into various smaller groups could be a good idea. There are a few clubs that enforce strict dress code though, like Escape. Check the website or ask the staff in your hostel for tips and recommendations depending on the clubs you are going to hit.