Three Amsterdam nightclubs have been granted 24-hour permits, only adding to the Dutch city's reputation as a party town. It also begs the question as to whether they can truly be considered "nightclubs" anymore. The permits have apparently already been approved by mayor Eberhard van der Laan, according to Resident Advisor.
The three clubs will include Radion, Cruquiusgilde and a new nightclub that's scheduled to open later this year (it's expected to open right into the 24-hour format). The new club, yet unnamed, is due to be run by the promoters of the recently-closed Trouw nightclub. The first two clubs respectively, were opened during 2014 and 2013 (from Dancing Astronaut).
This isn't exactly new territory for the capital of the Netherlands, although it does represent a rapid expansion of the city's around-the-clock entertainment industry. Prior to the three newly-announced 24-hour venues, the city had just two: Tolhuistuin and Tower Overhoeks North.
It's no secret that Amsterdam has one of the world's most exciting nightlife scenes. Fodor, a travel site, placed it first in a listing of cities with the best nightlife (although the site didn't indicate an actual ranking, it wasn't merely alphabetical order). The city also benefits from producing a huge chunk of the world's most well-reputed DJs. Although it's unlikely that Dutch nationals Hardwell, Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix or Tiësto (four of the world's Top 5 DJs according to DJMag.com) will actually be in the city when you visit, EDM fans are still eager to check out the nightlife to potentially see the next big act of tomorrow.
We can't promise that the best performers will be playing at nine in the morning, but at least you'll have the option to go clubbing bright and early the next time you visit Amsterdam.