The Mamas Recommend: Girls' Night Out Ideas in Amsterdam

June 04, 2016 By Ridhuna Ziauddin 0 Comments

Are you craving a child-free night out with your friends? From sophisticated dining to raucous karaoke, we've plenty of ideas for a great girls' night out in Amsterdam.

Dining

5 & 33 
Martelaarsgracht 5

Situated in the Art’otel, this is a trendy spot with some interesting art pieces sprawled about. A Mediterranean open kitchen experience with a shared-dining concept makes it all the more fun to enjoy with friends. They also have a bar and their own DJ if you want to make the night even more interesting.

Bo Cinq
Prinsengracht 494 

This hidden treasure is tucked away in a rustic building near Leidseplein. A fusion of French and Arabic food and great list of cocktails awaits you and you can also pass the time away in their very stylish lounges.

The Lobby
Nes 49 

Located in Hotel V Nesplein in the heart of Amsterdam, a gezellig night awaits you. Delicious Dutch cuisine, traditional cocktails and a warm crowd makes this place uniquely Amsterdam.

Mystique
Utrechtsestraat 30A

A trendy little restaurant with its own underground bar, this place makes for a delightful evening. It serves some of the best ribs in Amsterdam! Go on Wednesdays for their Spareribs Wednesday deals or on the third Tuesday of the month for their Girls Night out specials.

Café de Prins
Prinsengracht 124

Fancy a cosy Dutch-style brown café? Then this is your place! Located in the heart of Jordaan, this lively cafe offers a casual dining experience. Be sure to try their apple pie or poffertjes.

De Kas
Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3

Located in the East, this place looks like a row of greenhouses and there is a reason why: they grow their own vegetables and herbs in them! A very intimate dining experience surrounded by greenery with set menus which can be specially adapted for vegetarians.

Drinks

Tales and Spirits
Lijnbaanssteeg 5-7

This cosy place has a unique list of cocktails and if you like a good Old Fashioned, they do 10 different kinds!  You also get some great food served along with your drinks, inspired by flavours from across the globe.

Door 74
Secret location. Phone them to find out.

Amsterdam’s first speakeasy bar may no longer be so secretive but they still have a hidden door and the exclusivity that goes with it. Serves delicious cocktails with a changing themed menu. They also do cocktail workshops to make it all the more fun. Reservations recommended.

Bubbles & Wines
Nes 37  

A wine and champagne bar housing more than 50 different kinds of wines. Order wines by the bottle, the glass or their special tasting sizes.

Sky Lounge
Oosterdoksstraat 4 

Located on the top floor of the Double Tree Hilton, this trendy place has amazing views and a stylish bar and lounge to complement. A great place to get dressed up for (get those heels out of the closet!) and feel a little special.

Dancing

Panama night club
Oostelijke Handelskade 4

Every last Saturday of the month, Panama hosts 'We all love Panama 80s, 90s, 00s' and plays great music from these decades.

Westergasfabriek
Westerpark

This venue always has something interesting going on, such as live music or Latin nights!

Paradiso
Weteringschans 6-8  

Sugar Factory
Lijnbaansgracht 238

If you are feeling more adventurous, check out what’s on at Paradiso or Sugar Factory. 

Comedy 

Boom Chicago
Rozengracht 117

easylaughs
Nieuwe Achtergracht 170

For comedy shows in English, check out Boom Chicago and easylaughs. If the comedy does not get to you, you can still laugh yourself silly from the drinks you can enjoy at your table.

Karaoke

The End
Nieuwebrugsteeg 32

Casablanca
Zeedijk 26E  

Both The End and Casablanca have special karaoke nights with a wide variety of English songs for you to sing your heart out to.

Movies

Pathé
ArenA boulevard 600, Vijzelstraat 15 and Reguliersbreestraat 26-34

The Pathé cinema chain does special ladies nights where you get exclusive access to watch a premiere! Bubbly, popcorn, goodie bags and chances to win prizes included. And if that is not enough, there are options to lux up your package.


This article has been compiled from the recommendations of our members on the Amsterdam Mamas Facebook group.


Ridhuna Ziauddin is an Amsterdam resident of Indian origin, and is a compensation manager by profession. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, cooking, Bollywood dancing and going to EDM festivals with her husband - they even named their son after the Dutch DJ, Armin Van Buuren!

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