The 5 best places to party after dark in Amsterdam
1) Warehouse Elementenstraat
The western dock area was the scene for many (illegal) rave parties in the nineties. The warehouse at Elementenstraat 25 was closed for years, but re-opened in spring 2014 as Warehouse Elementenstraat. The venue still has an industrial feel to it and hosts regular techno and house parties for up to 2500 revellers.
2) Sexyland World
Perhaps the place in Amsterdam with the most wildly diverse programming, from theatre shows and obscure cinema to performance art, live music, good food and exhibitions. Sexyland World is a collective of creatives that have settled in this clubhouse in Noord. For now. They dream of a far bigger Super Sexyland World.
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3) De Marktkantine
The former Marcanti building was built in the 1930s as a canteen for people working in the neighbouring market halls (which nowadays is called Food Center Amsterdam). It was subsequently converted into a theatre and a discotheque, but closed its doors in 2010. Four years later, it re-opened and now it hosts regular club evenings as well as having an American-style BBQ restaurant.
This used to be a school where dentists trained but now it’s home to one of the more innovative and original cultural platforms of Amsterdam. Located out west, Radion organises regular club nights, performances and lectures. Thanks to their 24-hour permit, nights seamlessly blend into days.
5) Garage Noord
Tiny, quirky and independent Garage Noord opened in 2017 in the rapidly developing former industrial area ‘Hammer quarter’. The club has been called a ‘DIY paradise’, and its line-up is filled with exciting DJ’s that receive an open invitation to play whatever music they feel like. Those who like to start early can enjoy a bite of Surinamese food before the music starts playing.
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