Live Music in Southern Canal Ring


In a former dairy, the nonprofit 'Milky Way' is a dazzling galaxy of diverse music. One night it's electronica, the next reggae or punk, and next heavy metal. Roots, rock and mellow singer-songwriters all get stage …
Live Music in Medieval Centre & Red Light District


Always full, always changing, this is one of the friendliest venues in town. One night it might be full of skater dudes; the next, relaxed 30-somethings. Music (sometimes live, sometimes a DJ) can be funk, roots, dr…
Jazz in Southern Canal Ring

Bourbon Street Jazz & Blues Club

Catch blues, funk, soul and rock and roll in this intimate venue, with open jam sessions on Mondays when everyone's welcome to take part. Tuesday is soul and reggae, Wednesday blues and rock, Thurday soul and funk, …
Live Music in Southern Canal Ring

De Heeren van Aemstel

Students in particular cram into this grand-café-style club to enjoy the roster of live big bands and pop and rock cover bands.
Jazz in Southern Canal Ring

Jazz Café Alto

Serious jazz and blues plays at this respected cafe near Leidseplein. Doors open at 9pm but music starts around 10pm – get here early if you want to snag a seat.
Blues in Jordaan & the West

Maloe Melo

This is the free-wheeling, fun-loving altar of Amsterdam's tiny blues scene. Music ranges from garage and Irish punk to Texas blues and rockabilly. The cover charge is usually around €5.
Live Music in Southern Canal Ring

Sugar Factory

The vibe at this self-described ‘cutting-edge multidisciplinary night theatre’ is always welcoming and creative. It’s definitely not your average club – most nights start with music, cinema, dance or a spoken-word p…
Theatre in Southern Canal Ring

De Kleine Komedie

This renowned little theatre, founded in 1786, puts on concerts, dance, comedy and cabaret, sometimes in English.
Live Performance in Medieval Centre & Red Light District

Casa Rosso

It might be stretching it to describe a live sex show as 'classy,' but this theatre is clean and comfortable and always packed with couples and hen's-night parties. Acts can be male, female, both or lesbian (althoug…
Theatre in Medieval Centre & Red Light District


This experimental theatre is a draw for young Dutch directors, choreographers and producers. Expect multicultural dance and music performances, as well as hip hop, rap and breakdancing. Check the website for upcomin…