Go to Berlin to rave, go to Amsterdam to get stoned – or so the story goes. But, thanks to a progressive attitude towards the night-time economy (bolstered by its night mayor), the Dutch capital is now the destination on clubbers’ lips. Top of the list is De School, a former primary school; you can still make out the gym court. It specialises in house and techno, and has a restaurant. Radion (pictured above), a 1,000-capacity club in an old dentistry centre, is famous for weekend-long parties. Or get a ferry over to new addition Shelter. Best of all, the door policy is more relaxed than in Berlin (ahem, Berghain). Sirin Kale
Getting there The flight to Amsterdam takes an hour (from £50) and you’ll be able to go by Eurostar by the end of the year.