XXX marks the spot for one of Europe’s most liberal cities! Amsterdam is a whirlwind on the senses with beautiful architecture, stunning canals and waterways, delicious cuisine, fascinating exhibitions and lush green parks. Oh and how could we forget the famous Red Light District, infamous Coffee Shops and incredible nightlife! The capital of The Netherlands has something for everyone, literally everyone. Night owl’s will love the various bars, clubs and dance halls. Cultured souls will be in their element with the city’s amazing buildings, Anne Frank Haus, the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum to name a few. Foodies will most certainly be satisfied with the best cuisine that the Netherlands has to offer. Meat, Cheese and Baked goods can be found everywhere in Amsterdam and will have your mouth watering!
We offer plenty of ideas and options to boost the experience and social interaction within your group during the weekend. Boat tours along the quaint canals, Bar Crawls around the most entertaining parts of the city, Museum and Exhibition passes are just some of the things that we have to offer you during your stay.
There is only one way to get around this beautiful city . . . . Bicycle! 4 million of them travel around the city every day. We have teamed up with one of the best rental firms in the city, to make sure that you have the best wheels for the job.
A fascinating City that you have to come and visit!
Pllek is situated in Amsterdam-Noord. This waterfront bar is a stripped back, industrial looking establishment, created from steel, glass and metal shipping containers. Pllek is actually a great piece of uber modern architecture and the location is fantastic. Take a drink on the huge beachfront terrace on a sunny day. Yes, we said beach front. The bar is right on the water and makes a fantastic spot to relax and socialise throughout a sunny afternoon. So go ahead, take the ferry or tram over the bridge and explore!
Brouwerij ‘t IJ
For a taste of the Netherlands, you have to stop for a drink at Brouweij 't IJ. This place is a microbrewery, creating its own award winning beer. Their beer is then distributed around the globe. Situated next to a traditional, Dutch windmill, you can't get more local than this!
As per its name, Cafe Belgique pays homage to Belgium's and one of it's best exports . . . BEER. With over 80 varieties, you will definitely be spoiled for choice. The bar is rustic, cosy and decorated with a traditional Belgian pub feel. This is a big favourite with the locals.
Brooklyn meets Amsterdam. This place is definitely worth a visit! Burger joints have popped up all over Amsterdam in recent years, but this one is like no other. A venue based on a Brooklyn basement bar, with great beer and possibly the best burgers this side of the Atlantic. Located in trendy west Amsterdam, this is the perfect place to begin a night in Amsterdam. We recommend that you order 'The Chef's Special' and wash it down with one of Rotisserie's famous Dutch Gin cocktails. You will NOT be disappointed!
V & D, La Place
This is the perfect place for a spot of lunch. The vast array of amazing fresh produce on offer in this food hall is mind blowing. From cold salads, sandwiches, fresh pastries and fruit, to steak cooked to order, fresh soup and Asian inspired freshly cooked noodles. There is something for everyone. We recommend the super traditional Dutch split pea soup and a Swedish Gravad Lax (cured salmon with dill) sandwich on home made sourdough bread. A fantastic energy source before an afternoons Amsterdam activities!
This is a cozy, little place on the Kerkstraat (same street as the Hans Brinker accommodation). Klos offers traditional Dutch classics, with a few meaty favorites thrown in the mix. Try the ribs, some of the best we have ever had, accompanied by a cold Heineken, brewed just around the corner! Perfect combination after a long day exploring!
Chicago Social Club
In the heart of Amsterdam's lively Leidseplein Square, you will find Chicago Social Club. This bar and nightclub are the perfect venue to dance the night away and have a lot of fun. Dancefloors, balconies, chill out areas, this place has plenty of different spots to spend your evening. If it is a fun, social evening that you are looking for, search no further!
One of our favourite venues here at Urban HQ. Paradiso is a converted church that has been hosting bands, DJ's, plays and other performing arts for 60 years! Nowadays you will find world famous bands and DJ's playing here most weekends. The stage has been graced by some of the biggest artists in history, including the Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols, Amy Winehouse, Lana Del Ray, Metallica, U2, The Police . . . . The list goes on! A legendary venue and an awesome space, definitely worth a visit!
One of Amsterdam's most famous venues. Melkweg (Milky Way in English) opened its doors in 1970 after converting to a nightclub and arts venue from a milking factory! The stat of the art club, boasts top of the range sound systems and lighting rigs, to create an amazing experience for any vistor.
Stay Okay Zeeburg
Stayokay Amsterdam Zeeburg has its own café-restaurant and shares the premises with a number of interesting neighbours, which means that there’s always plenty to do, if you stay here. For instance, Stayokay guests don’t even have to leave the building to enjoy a movie or theatrical performance, which will also regularly play host to all sorts of special activities.
Stay Okay Vondel Park
One of the largest and most up-to-date hostels in Europe. It has a unique location in the middle of the famous Vondelpark – a stone’s throw from the city’s shopping streets, museums and vibrant nightlife. Every year, over 75,000 guests from all over the world stay here. The hostel’s facilities are excellent and each room has its own private shower and toilet. The hostel has 536 beds divided over 2, 4 and 6 bedded rooms and some large dormitories. The atmosphere in the hostel reflects the lively atmosphere in the rest of Amsterdam.
Welcome to Hans Brinker, the cheapest, the worst, the best.. no swimming pool, no room service, no bridal-suite, no gym, no spa, no bellboy, but cheap rooms, a restaurant, a nice bar, an underground ‘dive’ nightclub, 24 hour reception and 500 beds. This is how they describe it! We can't rave about the Hans Brinker enough either!
It’s located between the canals with a 2 minute walk to the famous entertainment area Leidseplein and a 5 minute walk to the museums at Museumplein. Public transport is nearby the hotel: you can take the tram to every direction in Amsterdam. From Amsterdam Central Station take tram line 1, 2 or 5 to the hotel (in approximately 10 minutes at stop Keizersgracht).
Continental Breakfast (included) is served in the large, spacious common area each morning. This area then transforms into a super cool bar and canteen style restaurant in the evenings. There's even an underground nightclub, which is open every night till late. Free WIFI-access is available in the common areas.
Here at NUCO Urban, we love this place!
We couldn't resist offering something snow sports related! Landgraaf is the biggest indoor ski centre in the world. At just 2 hours drive from Amsterdam, it has a permanent snow park and even a chair lift! We can offer recreational half days, full days, or even large scale contests and events in conjunction with our brand partners. We have a little bit of experience in these snowy matters . . . . There are plenty of options available to link your city break with a snow sports activity.
NUCO Urban know that stash is very important these days. We offer some great quality merchandise to help you to remember the trip with your group. We can create Hoodies, Crew Neck Jumpers, T-shirts, Snapbacks and Beanies to name a few. Even Umbrella’s to make sure that you don’t get wet while exploring your new destination. These are not cheap garments that will shrink in the wash either! Through our vast experience in snow sports and years of great supplier relationships, we offer personalized items from some fantastic street wear brands.
Amsterdam Boat Party
If the Canal Cruise seems a bit tame for your group, we offer something a little crazier! Our famous Amsterdam boat party cruises around the Canals of the City, whilst your group drinks, dances to the latest in party music and has an all-round awesome time on your floating party!
Amsterdam is a maze of Canals and waterways. A fantastic way to see the City is via boat. Wind your way through sleepy areas of the city and marvel at the architecture. Then sail through the busier parts of town and see the landmarks that make Amsterdam famous form a totally new angle. The Boat tour is a very relaxing way to see the City.
The Heineken Experience is where the famous beer was founded and is still brewed today. Take a tour of the museum, explaining how the brew was founded and how it is made. At the end of the tour, you come to a bar, where your 2 free tokens can be cashed in for 2 of the freshest Heineken beers that you will drink!
King Bike’s Tour and Bicycle Hire
4 Million Bicycles can be found in Amsterdam every day! This means that it is the most popular mode of transport in the city. In conjunction with our friends at King bikes, we offer discounted bicycle hire direct from their shop and an awesome bike tour of the city! This takes in the landmarks, sights and points of interest within the City. You will be stunned by how much you can see on this tour. Amsterdam is quite a small city and on the bike tour, you will see some of the most beautiful areas. The Rijksmuseum, Dam Square, Skinny Bridge and lots of canals are some of the stops on the tour. We think that this is definitely the best way to see this fabulous City. The guides are all locals, so you will get some super inside knowledge on this fantastic place!
Amsterdam Bar Crawl
We are stoked here at NUCO Urban to offer you 2 amazing pub crawls in Amsterdam. Our Partners, Ultimate Party over in Amsterdam have 2 totally different experiences to offer you.
The Red Light Bar Crawl snakes through the infamous Red Light District of the City, showing your group the sights, sounds and smells of this weird and wonderful part of Amsterdam. We take you to a really fun, student friendly nightclub, via 5 different bars on the way. Included in the package are shooters in each of the 5 bars, drinks discounts in each venue and free entry to the nightclub at the end of the tour, to cap an awesome night’s sightseeing and socialising.
The Leidseplein Bar Crawl is a full on, crazy night out. We take you on a whirlwind tour of some of the most upbeat bars in the City, culminating in entry to an awesome nightclub at the end. This is one of the largest bar crawls in Europe and something that you won’t forget! Included in the package are a drink (Beer, Wine, Soft Drink) in each of the 5 bars, plus plenty of shots. You then receive free entry to one of the city’s most fun nightclubs at the end.
Take care though, we love to have fun, but NUCO Urban definitely promotes drinking responsibly. Remember, there is lots more exploring to be done!