If you’re going to be in Amsterdam on New Year’s Eve, you’ll have a great time. The city begins its New Year’s celebration as early as Dec. 29. The streets are busy with tourists and the air is filled with excitement. If you aren’t hosting your own New Year’s Eve party, there are plenty of festivities and parties in Amsterdam to suit your fancy. Hang out with friends and family as the clock strikes twelve and the fireworks go off through out the city.
Here is a listing of local New Year’s Eve parties in Amsterdam. Be warned, most parties sell out fast, so make your reservation in advance.
Amsterdam Marcanti, a contemporary nightclub in central Amsterdam, will hold its exclusive Latin House Night to celebrate New Year’s Eve. There are three areas were you can dance, hang out in the lounge and enjoy the music. There is also a VIP area and valet parking available. There will be Latin house and eclectic music. Tickets for the event are 39,95 euro in advance and 49,95 euro at the door. Amsterdam Marcanti is at Jan van Galenstraat 6-10, 1051 KM, Amsterdam. For information, visit www.amsterdam-marcanti.com.
If you’re looking for a lively party on New Year’s Eve, the Sand is a great place. This spacious studio will be the site of the Dilemma party featuring Fedde le Grande, Chuckie, Benny Rodrigues, Erick E. and Don Diablo. The doors open at 9 p.m. The cost is 49,50 euro in advance. There is plenty of free parking available. The Sand is at Mekonqweq 5, 1043 AH Amsterdam. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
End the year in style at the Supperclub. You can enjoy a night with DJ’s, VJ’s, hostesses, dancers. You’ll be able to feast on finger foods and glass of champagne before midnight. Your admission ticket will also include a little present. Be sure to dress up! The party goes from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. Supperclub is at Jonge Roelensteeg 21, 1012 PL Amsterdam. For information, call www.supperclub.nl.
Go to the Zebra Club for the Soigne (The Champagne Society.) When you visit this club with two floors, you’ll be able to enjoy both house and eclectic music. The Djs scheduled to perform are Benjamin Brown, Denniz, Edurado Ramirez, Fedor Limjoco, Franck, Goodgrip, Joshua Walters, Noelle, Robert Feelgood, Tom Boye, MC Choral and MC Pryme. The cost is 20,00 euro and 500 euro for VIP. The event begins at 10 p.m. and ends at 4 a.m. Zebra is at Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 14, Amsterdam 1017RC. For information, visit email@example.com.
Nieuwmarkt (Newmarket) Square
A great place to hang out and celebrate the holiday is Nieuwmarkt Square. There will be fireworks everywhere as people light their own fireworks. The festivities begin around 11 p.m. and end around 2 a.m. You can grab a bite to eat in the cafes nearby.
Another outdoor celebration takes place at Dam Square. The square will have beer tents and live shows. Expect there to be a crowd of tourists. At midnight you can join the other locals and tourists as they run through the streets with their bottles of champagne wishing each other a Happy New Year.