New Years Eve in Amsterdam

November 23, 2013 in Amsterdam Blog

New Years Eve in Amsterdam is everything you would expect, and more. Get ready for anything between a wild night in the famed Amsterdam nightlife to an unforgettable romantic evening. This page gives you an overview of things to do on new year’s eve in Amsterdam.

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New Year’s Evening is a big thing in Amsterdam. It’s the biggest party of the year next to Queens Day. All restaurants, clubs and bars have special parties (and prices!) and the seemingly unlimited choice in nightlife locations really pays off on a night like this. You don’t even have to go to a club, the centre of Amsterdam is perfect for the street parties that spontaneously pop up everywhere in the city.


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New Year’s Eve best places to go

The official new year’s party organized by the city is held at the Oosterdok area. Ring in the new year with a spectacular show. This waterside location has the NEMO, the large VOC ship and the Scheepvaartmuseum. Expect a large crowd of locals and celebrate the start of 2014 in a nice atmosphere.

Another hot spot which is definitely number one among the people from Amsterdam is the Nieuwmarkt. Located in Chinatown, the best fireworks are probably on display here. It’s very busy and the best way to start new years eve in Amsterdam, and then go to one of the parties in the clubs.

Big Amsterdam squares such as Leidseplein, Rembrandplein and of course Dam Square are also always packed and have street parties. DJ’s and live music seem to be everywhere. Most of these squares are good to celebrate when the clock strikes twelve before you go to the club.


Amsterdam New Year’s Parties

If you’re looking for big parties with just the right amount of glamour and a large focus on having a good time, Amsterdam New Year’s parties will give you more than you expected. Every large concert hall has house parties with the top DJ’s in various genres. Prime examples are Awakenings NYE in the Westergasfabriek and the top notch Freaqshow in the Ziggo Dome.

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If you’re looking for more diverse music than electronic dance, we would advise you to visit TIKTAK in the Heineken Music Hall. This party offers top DJ’s and live acts. It is focused on party music ranging from house to urban. Tickets for these large parties are around 60 euros. These venues are located outside of the direct city centre.


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The best clubs in the city centre have new years eve parties too. Paradiso will host Fabulous Extra Large Las Vegas NYE, where the dresscode is described as billionaires and gold diggers. Expect disco to dance music, a casino and a glamorous evening with, as we say out here, a wink. Melkweg hosts their best night in a special new year’s eve edition ENCORE. This popular urban to house party concept will for sure start 2014 with a bang! Tickets to these parties go for around 40 euros.

A very special option to spend the night is on a boat. The grandeur of the Oceandiva is the perfect host for the Hed Kandi New Year’s Eve 2013 party. Expect top DJ’s, a lot of fireworks, a glitter show and the best of all; the beautiful scenery of Amsterdam’s waterways at night.



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