Whether you’re a party animal or a romantic, young of years or young-at-heart, a big spender or on a budget, Amsterdam is a great city to witness the New Year Eve. The compact, easy to navigate city centre has loads of impromptu street parties with throngs of people from all over the world joining in the festivities. Do-it-yourself fireworks shows are fired off everywhere, and by the time midnight comes the smoky streets can sound and feel like a war zone. On the big night, visitors gather in squares popular with tourists like Dam Square, Rembrandtplein, Nieuwmarkt and Leidseplein, or cram into bars to guzzle down some alcohol. The aforementioned independent fireworks displays are in full effect everywhere. Once in Amsterdam, you will automatically know how to party.