Holland Casino is a modern venue that accommodates gambling pros and amateurs alike. Dress up for a night of gaming in style and try your luck at classic casino fun such as roulette and poker. If you’re not comfortable with casino etiquette, practice on the less risky slot machines, which you can play for low stakes.
The state-owned Holland Casino has won awards for being socially responsible and the net profits go directly to the Dutch treasury. This will change when the casino is privatized (announced in late 2012).
American roulette tables give the place a lively atmosphere. Even if you’re not gambling, it’s amusing to watch others at the tables, playing poker and declaring “blackjack”! Learn the Dutch dice game Rocket 7, with multiple players. Starting stakes at most of the tables are minimal, unless you feel lucky enough to up the stakes at your own risk in the High Limit Area.
If you’ve made a comfortable profit, have a cocktail in the club or order a French-influenced meal in the stylish restaurant De Brasserie to celebrate. If you’re less fortunate, there are also inexpensive meals served on most week nights at this and other restaurants. Every last Friday of the month is the Casino’s Friday Night Out, with music acts and live shows. Tickets to these events are an additional cost to casino admission.
Holland Casino is on Max Euweplein, an entertainment area with terraces, galleries, a comedy club and Hardrock Café in central Amsterdam. It is just a short walk from the Leidseplein, a square with many tram stops. Just across the canal is the main entrance to the Vondelpark.
The casino is open daily until the early hours of the morning. All staff speak English. Take your passport with you to show that you are over 18 years old and respect the dress code.