Our on-site bar is the place to head to soak in the sounds of live music, chat with friends or just relax with a cold drink
Dressed in their iconic lab coats, there was a time when scientists would be scuttling around this old laboratory building, mixing chemicals and creating experiments. Nowadays, we’re mixing up different kinds of concoctions in our in-house ZincBAR!
We love Zinc; it’s a social element that joins with others to make all kinds of compounds. Like us, it’s super friendly and loves to make new mates! So come down and join us, and ‘bond’ over a cold beer – the proper way to make new friends in Holland.
Our resident DJs regularly take the decks to feed your ears with smooth grooves, hip hop beats and everything in between. They’ll have you shaking what your mama gave ya!
Our events team know where it’s at too. They’ve got jam packed weeks lined up for you. Cocktail training, quiz nights, traveller meetups, karaoke (for the brave – or crazy!) and a few surprises thrown in for good measure.
You can also catch new live music at ZincBAR. We love the eclectic mixture of artists that find their way here through our Stay & Play Programme. We give emerging artists accommodation in exchange for playing a gig at the hostel. ‘Making it’ in the music industry isn’t easy (or cheap!) so the idea is to give bands a helping hand to get out on the road and play to some new audiences. Email [email protected] if you’re interested in playing.
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"Loads of seating areas to make friends" Lovely hostel beds are comfy and has a great atmosphere about it. Staff are very friendly has a bar restaurant games room and loads of seating areas to make friends although it's located on the Noord side the boat you take it literally 2 mins! And right beside the central station so perfect if you wanna interracial or just explore Amsterdam.
"Chill out or have a drink" Stayed here for three nights with a friend. We got an upgrade on our room for free and got a twin room instead of 8 people dorm which was nice. The hostel is very clean and has a really big lounge/bar area where you can chill out or have a drink. Staff was really friendly and helpful. Breakfast was also good but wouldn't mind a few more options to choose from. I'm really happy we chose this place, I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to a friend! :)Read full review
"Bar is great"
Lovely architecture, great rooms and get breakfast included cause it is worth it. So close to the centraal station and town as well. Bar is great and there's lots of space to just chill. Keen to just hang outside and read for a bit.
Your chance to show Amsterdam what your band sounds like – and stay for free!
Love live music? Then this is the place to be! That said, touring and playing in Amsterdam isn’t cheap – and lots of aspiring bands and artists never get the chance to perform in the great city of Amsterdam.
The idea behind Stay & Play is simple – you perform in our ZincBAR/CatalystCAFÉ and entertain our guests, and in return, we’ll let you stay for the night in our hostel, completely free! And if you want to play in other iconic locations, we can also work with you to sort out some discounts on future nights at the hostel.
We’re all huge fans of music at Clink and we’re lucky enough to have some great venues within the city of Amsterdam! Hidden away underneath A’dam Toren is the brilliant underground dance, house, and techno club Shelter, just a stone’s throw from our hostel. If live music is more of your thing, then head to either Tolhuistuin, for some great chilled out music or the occasional Sunday session.
We can’t promise 77+ million record sales, a headline slot at AMF, and a break-up that blows up the internet just yet; but if you’re looking to get some international exposure in one of music’s most important cities, and enjoy a free night’s accommodation – then Stay & Play might be for you.
Sound like music to your ears? Drop us an email on [email protected]. We’ll listen to any demos you have and if you’ve got a great sound, we’ll be in touch.