There's something for everyone in this nightlife zone. Choose from the more laid-back, if often heaving, theatre cafés (bars) and brown cafes (traditional Dutch pubs), frenetic gay bars, smoky coffeeshops and pumping house clubs. The bars and clubs of Leidseplein feel more full of tourists than locals, but there is a mix here, and they're always fun if you're up for it. If you're looking for more serious club action, Rembrandtplein's the ticket. Utrechtsestraat is great for more sophisticated local haunts, while rainbow flags abound on Reguliersdwarsstraat, Amsterdam's major gay street.