Amsterdam offers great nightlife, especially from Thursday to Saturday. Leidseplein is one of the best places to check out if you want to go for a meal or a drink. The Leidseplein square is full of restaurants, cafes, bars, pool rooms, coffeeshops… and of course the famous Boom Chicago is situated right there. As we were passing by we were handed a flyer inviting us to see a comedy show at Boom Chicago, we were hesitant and the promoter (the gir was from Alaska, how cool is that?) offered us a discount. Instead of 24€ we were offered to pay 15€ which will also include a free beer, so we went for it. I haven’t laughed so hard in a VERY long time. Very, very long time.
If you are in Amsterdam – visit Boom Chicago and go see their Comedy show. It’s a must. It is worth mentioning some of the SNL cast also started at this comedy club! Later on, after the show you might be handed a coupon offering a free shot, we went for “Death by Jager”.
Next stop – the Rembrandtplein. A big change of atmosphere from the Leidseplein. This place if full of clubs, dance pubs, coffeeshops and they party until dusk. If you are into clubbing scene, Rembrandt will make you jump with joy.
Coffeeshops in this area are much more fun; full of people, they serve alcohol and overpriced food. Oh, don’t eat there, their food is bad.
After spending 6 days in Amsterdam we decided to move on to Belgium. Of course we went out the last night but we didn’t want to go hang out with all the tourists and loud crowds of Rembrandplein and Red Light District, so we found a small bar right next to where we were staying. Bar BLAZE was empty when we went in but the music was good and the bar seemed cozy, smoking was also allowed inside. We got a few beers from Georgia, very friendly and good looking young lady running the place. Then we had more beers, after she offered us some shots and some more shots – it was a great night after all. All this to tell you that small bars could also be fun!