5 of the best clubs in town in Rotterdam
1) Het Transportbedrijf
This club’s programme is as underground as the venue itself. Het Transportbedrijf is located in the dark basement of music venue Annabel and has several weekly dance nights with ‘house music with balls’, techno and other electronic music by international acts and local talents.
Beats echo against the massive concrete walls of this large industrial building in the southern harbour. Parts of the old grain silos are still visible from the ceiling, adding to the underground look and feel of this venue. Since 2018 the legendary (and very eccentric) Now&Wow parties are organised on Saturday nights again.
From Wednesday till Saturday, the basement of Supermercado, a Mexican street food restaurant annex cocktail bar, changes into a steaming hot night club around midnight. You’ll find a mixed crowd that won’t leave until the early hours.
A hydraulic system changes the location of the stage depending on the time: small and cosy when it’s still early, large when it gets crowded. The club is located in a former pedestrian tunnel and organises techno parties on Friday, Saturday and occasionally on Thursday nights.
5) Club Vibes
This tiny, intimate club opens every Friday and Saturday around midnight, but check the calendar for other dance nights or occasional concerts. Expect a surprising mix of recent pop hits and golden oldies.
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