Like a phoenix from the ashes, a new large club has risen in the same location as now-defunct Club It. Musically, the offerings are varied. Thursdays have tended to be creative, arty, interactive nights where house prevails, whereas Fridays have a more techno feel. On Saturday things tend to be a bit more commercial, and on Sunday the evening kicks off early. For a yet more mammoth clubbing experience check out the opportunities at Escape.
Amsterdam nightlife is enjoyably eclectic, and the ear-to-the-ground clubber can enjoy everything from minimalist grooves to maximum noise, as the annual Amsterdam Dance Event attests. After years of so-so clubbing following the demise of 1980s mainstays such as RoXY, the city has once more become a great place for creatures of the night – and don't they know it. There are more than enough excellent parties to go around in summer and, even off-season, Thursdays to Saturdays offer plenty of choice, whatever one's musical inclinations.
When it comes to gigs, it's worth keeping your eyes peeled; you might discover a performance by your favourite up-and-coming band or DJ is but a tram ride away, and the concerts at rock, pop and jazz venues often turn into club nights, a prime example being the delightfully central Paradiso, a former church that's now the holy grail for after-hours revelry. The star-spangled Ziggo Dome and ArenA venues, meanwhile, are out-of-town magnets for those with cash to splash and a penchant for pyrotechnics.