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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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Great venue for live music. Varies nightly. Old church interior is awesome just to behold and look at. Saw Black Eyed Peas amongst other excellent shows there. Do not miss this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great venue for live music. Varies nightly. Old church interior is awesome just to behold and look at. Saw Black Eyed Peas amongst other excellent shows there. Do not miss this spot when you are in Amsterdam!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Don't get me wrong, this has the potential to be a great night club, but to make a great night club you need good DJ's. NEVER in my entire life have I seen such awful DJ's, NEVER in my life have seen 300+ late teens/early 20's so comatose on a dance floor. Imagine the village disco DJ taking requests and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Paradiso is a very popular concert hall located near the Leidseplein nightlife. The (rock) music venue opened in 1968 and is housed in a converted former church building constructed in 1879. Their daily programming is varied and offers no-frill standing room only for 1500 people including < 150 seats around the two small balconies. The Marcus Miller concert I attended... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Been there twice for live gigs, and the place is stunning. The relatively small size of the venue makes you feel you're very close to the stage even if you are at the back. The steps at the side and at the back, and the balconies, provide a great view point for those who are not tall enough to emerge... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

It's a great place to see a show while in Amsterdam. It's in an old church , it's the perfect venue size, the sound is good. Always a good time!

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Visited Paradiso to see Kraftwerk on there last night doing the Tour De France album. Great acoustics in a beautiful building. Maybe helped by Kraftwerk been so great with doing a massive set with all my favourites been done and more, but I reckon its just a great venue regardless

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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

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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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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