The capital of The Netherlands is among the best cities to visit in Europe, if you are into live music. The city of Amsterdam is among the hot places for bars with live music in that part of Europe, which includes all kinds of music from classic, to jazz, rock and world music. The best tip you can get when you are heading towards the city of Amsterdam is to find a decent Amsterdam apartment, which to use as a base for exploring the hotspots on the night live music scene in the city. When staying in the center of Amsterdam city, one is also close to all the places of interest and is not hard to find decent restaurants, fast food eateries and parks as well.
Now, let us go back to the bars with live music in Amsterdam. In case that you prefer blues, you can try the Jazz cafe Alto (check their website here www.jazz-cafe-alto.nl) or the Bluescafé Maloe Melo website address www.maloemelo.nl), or the other reputable option Bourbon street music club. A very good club with cosmopolitan feel and excellent choice of live music bands is called The Alto. The bar is not big, thus it is recommended to go there early to find place.
A great place for jazz music is the Bimhuis bar, which is working since the 1970’s. This bar welcomes to its scene many famous jazz musicians and further reveals great views towards the harbor. Actually, Amsterdam city is renowned for its jazz scene and it has some nice places for live jazz music and various improvisations in Europe. Thus, the traveler should expect to find many good jazz clubs around.
Those travelers, who like jam sessions, should go to the Melkweg club. Here is organized the Jam in the Dam festival, which lasts for three days. On some of the other nights, the place plays other kinds of music like reggae and Latin, as well as hip hop. Sometimes it also stages some dance and theatrical performances. Similar to this one, but bigger is the Paradiso live music club, which is a kind of a landmark in Amsterdam. The venue was once a church, but now has two zones for live shows – a big hall and a small hall. It can welcome as many as 2000 people and welcomes some really big names in the rock and pop music like Dave Matthews and the Black Crowes. The place also welcomes some local musicians and organizes special club nights.
The last bar with live music to be presented here is called Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ. Here the visitor could listen to absolutely anything, depending on which day of the month he or she is coming. This could include opera, classical music, children’s music, vocals, etc. and the musical performances are really enjoyable. This music club is located in a nice building with a very modern architecture and it is placed outside the center of Amsterdam city, on the IJ harbor close to the Star Ferry restaurant.