Practical information : Going out Amsterdam
Nightclubs are often open from Thursday to Saturday from 11pm to 5am. For all activities with friends, schedules vary greatly depending on the type of school.
Budget & Tips
Going out in the Netherlands is generally cheaper than in France. For the cinema, morning rates are sometimes offered. Senior citizens benefit from a special rate. Credit cards are often not accepted and a debit card must be used. Tickets sold on the Net are cheaper than at the box office.
To be booked
Amsterdam offers a very high quality musical and cultural programme and evenings are often coveted right after the sale. For some concerts, tickets leave in just a few minutes. So plan your outings as much as possible
In the centre, the bike is your best friend, otherwise night buses run. The Uber service is also available in the city (www.uber.com/nl/nl/)
In the Netherlands, the legal age for drinking alcohol is 18 years. Also be aware that some clubs and evenings may apply a higher minimum age.
What's very local
Smoking is not allowed in public areas and smoking areas have been officially abolished for 1 year.
Many bars and pseudo-discotheques in the area are to be avoided: no atmosphere, exorbitant prices to be avoided absolutely... Speculation on concert tickets or special evenings rages and sometimes nominative tickets are issued. So be careful when you buy tickets on resale websites. To obtain tickets, do not do a global Internet search because resale sites that mark up tickets come up at the top of the search. Always go through the artist's or event's website which will redirect you to the official sales platform.