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“A Brilliant little venue” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Melkweg

Melkweg
Lijnbaansgracht 234A | Grachtengordel: East, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
531 8181
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Ranked #8 of 158 nightlife in Amsterdam
Type: Bar/ Clubs
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“A Brilliant little venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We saw Black Flag here and the venue was very good, the stage is high and there are no barriers so it is easy to see the bands and get very close.

The bars are cheap and glass collectors are constantly on the go around the venue to ensure there is no rubbish about.


Visited August 2013
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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“Awesome little venue for gigs!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Went here and saw a band called I Killed The Prom Queen back in July/August last year and it's a really great little venue! Cheap beer, good sound and a nice vibe plus a band I had wanted to see for a long time made for a wicked night!

Definitely check it out If you happen to be in Amsterdam and a band you like is playing! In fact check it out anyway!!

Visited August 2012
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Cypruis
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“Brilliant Venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Over the weekend we attended 2 events each in a different location. Both were great fun, well organised and really enjoyable. We saw a great live band one night and a wonderful dance performance the other - part of Julidans festival Actually getting tickets from the box office was the most difficult part of the whole process - I think it was the girl's first day!
The venue is a mixture of cinema, music venue and performing arts centre. It is just off Leidseplein and so very easy to access.There is a small cafe/bar at the venue which was ok but you are so close to so many bars/restaurants close by that you will be spoilt for choice.
If you like music, performance or films then always checkout the website for up and coming events before you go

Visited July 2013
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“Great venue with constant choices available!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We have been there twice both at different times of the year. The first concert we attended at the Melkweg was during the winter holiday peak season and they were accomendating and prepared for a large crowd. The second time was for the TOM TOM CLUB and it was wonderful! We can always count on a great show at the Melkweg! And love the Melkweg diner too!

Visited June 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“A Great Place to Drink and Dance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

I from the U.S. like me this will be a great experience. I didn't have the shoving and pushing that you usually encounter in the club. The scene was slightly out of the movie XXX when I went. It was on a Friday night around 11 and I arrived with a group of friends from all over the world. There is a walkway over a miniature pond that you utilize to get into the club and where all the smokers hangout. When you walk inside they have a cover of around 10 to 15 euros. On Facebook you can print out a coupon if you feel inclined. There is a coat check that is a couple of Euros. You can walk either left or right to get to two different dance areas. The right side is more a little more cramped I would recommend the left side. When you walk in its a miniature stadium where the dance floor is a few steps down. The bar is to your right as soon as you enter. The first thing I saw when I entered was two DJ's on a good size stage spinning music with a wall of lights and lasers. A lot of techno and current American music was played. The drinks are reasonably priced for a club, but a times the bar can get pretty crowded and it might take 5 to 10 minutes to get a drink. The dress code isn't suit and tie, but don't walk in wearing without wearing a button up at least. I had a great time and would pick this venue over Sixth Street Austin, Jacksonville Beach, Virginia Beach, Superior Street Toledo, or even K street in D.C. If you get tired of the club scene there are some great bars right around the corner with outdoor seating.

Visited September 2012
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