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Paradiso

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Address: Weteringschans 6-8 | Grachtengordel: East, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31 20 626 45 21
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Best place in Amsterdam for concerts

Every time I come here for a concert, I look forward to attending it in this venue as much as to seeing the artists themselves. I've seen lots of different concerts here - from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Every time I come here for a concert, I look forward to attending it in this venue as much as to seeing the artists themselves. I've seen lots of different concerts here - from rock to jazz to country to classical music - and every time, the sound is really good. Paradiso started life as a church, which probably explains... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went here with my girlfriend for a night out in March. We arrived shortly before midnight, and the venue seemed very empty. After an hour or so it filled up, and the atmosphere was pretty great. The drink prices were okay, a bit pricey, but you are in Leidseplein after all!

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Great place with a good vibe. Floor got sticky making it really hard to dance though. The staff was nice and polite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This club is like old castle or church. Very cosy atmosphere inside. The bar isn't very nice, but the barmans works quick and are pleasant. During visit the concert held Frazey Ford and Band. The sound was awesome, but overcrowded public was very interested in music so no one could speak. from side to side could hear shhh :) That... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Starting in the sixties, Paradiso did help "launch" many famous (inter)national pop bands such as The Rolling Stones. Like The Venue in London, Paradiso is THE place the experience good and new music. They have a nice cafe too where you can chill and meet people. Have a nice time!

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exmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I love "live" music and this place is perfect....capacity level is notso as you are squashed as its a centre for culture and non profit making, hence I got to see Paloma Faith in "comfort" in an intimate place that the artists love to play for tat reason, it was a church hence sound is lush....so forget the O2 and... More 

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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Have been to see a couple of concerts at the Paradiso, it is small, ornate, accessible from the city centre, with a reasonably priced bar and wherever you are, you are close to the stage. Highly recommended!

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Zaventem, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Superb venue. Rather small and cosy. Went to see Kraftwerk Jan 16th 2015. Free toilets, paying vestiaire (1.5€).

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Former church. One of the top venues in Holland for many years . Good festivals like London Calling.Wide range of bands who play there.Lot of new bands.Easy to get there by bus or tram. Near the Leidseplein( 1 min).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Returned to a gig at the Paradiso after 33 years. Loved it at 21, still love the venue at 54! Interesting architecturally, brilliant acoustics, and a fun crowd of all ages. Its good to find a venue like this still going strong.

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