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Local Tips

Enjoy some helpful tips from Sean and Allison at Joy Ride Tours on all things Amsterdam & beyond.

Alto Jazz Cafe

Alto Jazz Cafe

This live jazz club is renowned for it’s informal and cozy atmosphere. Usually free to get in, Alto is hidden among the touristy spots of the Leidseplein area. Hours are from 9pm until around three in the morning, 7 days a week. Insider tip: Music starts around 10:30

Melkweg

Melkweg

This live music venue was born in the summer of 1970 when a theater group squatted an abandoned dairy. Forty years later, the building now houses two halls which are used primarily for concerts and events holding 2,200 people.

Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street features live music jams from local talent and foreign artists every night of the week. Dance your brains out to the sounds of Blues, Rock, Soul and Funk music.

Concertgebouw

Concertgebouw

Completed in 1888, this wonderful building on Museumplein hosts classical concerts as well as jazz, world music and kids concerts. Check the concert schedule and get your tickets in advance.

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