Amsterdam is a city that gets a lot of things right. Unsurprisingly, clubbing is one of them. The Dutch capital has developed a reputation as a hedonist’s haven, a magnet for pub crawls, coffeeshop culture and the never-ending debauchery of the Red Light District, but there is more to a night out here than simply ticking those boxes. Amsterdam has changed and continues to change, creating a party scene where quality trumps quantity once the sun goes down. The quality often continues once the sun starts coming up too. A night out in Amsterdam is a night in brutalist bunkers and former squats, where charm trumps the mega-clubs of yesteryear. The appointment of a nachtburgemeester (a night mayor) seems like a better decision all the time.
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