Good entertainment options in this neighbourhood span art-house cinemas, venues hosting live music in a diverse range of genres and a famous comedy club, Boom Chicago, with performances in English.

Puzzle Rooms

Puzzle rooms – where you and a group of friends are locked in a room, and together you must solve puzzles and crack codes to get out – have taken Amsterdam by storm. Some of the rooms are quite high-tech. Boom Chicago has one called Escape Through Time (http://escapethroughtime.nl; €69 to €129 per game) that uses live actors and allows you to 'time travel'. It takes 75 minutes. Sherlocked (https://sherlocked.nl; €125 to €155 per game) is another popular puzzle room, where games last 90 minutes; it's at the Beurs van Berlage in the centre. Both games are available in English and Dutch.