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“Great venue” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Paradiso

Paradiso
Weteringschans 6-8 | Grachtengordel: East, 1017 Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
31 20 626 45 21
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Ranked #23 of 168 Nightlife in Amsterdam
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Clubs
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Great venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We had a great night here at the beat club 10th anniversary night. Lovely old building, friendly staff, not too crowded. They had 3 stages in one room so one band played straight after the other, and when one had finished they were replaced by another. Very cool

Visited December 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Local great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Not too touristy. Great atmosphere. Feels like an old church and there were multiple bars so it isnt difficult to get a drink. Awesome light show.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“HIDDEN COSTS”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We came for the Suede concert in November and although the venue was fine, if a little overcrowded and the concert itself was excellent there were downsides.

First of all we arrived and a rather unhelpful doorman mutters something to us and we show him our tickets, he mutters again and then points to a window without actually telling us anything. So we head to the window and show our tickets and the girl eventually tells us that we need to buy a membership as though we should already know this!! 3.5 euros each in hidden costs later we get in the venue. There was no word of this when we bought the tickets, so we had to buy this membership to a concert venue that we had already paid tickets for!!
I've been going to concerts in the UK for years, so I found this very unusual and I feel people should know up front about it.

Visited November 2013
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Moscow, Russia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Lovely cozy place.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

I have been there at the "Panic! At the disco" concert. Very beautiful and cozy club with great view from the balcony. Nice lighting and sound. I will definitely go back there again :)

Visited November 2013
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“Full of surprises”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Went to this place to see Gogol Bordello. The band was great as ever, but we were less amused with the venue.

This place has the name (as they say) but unfortunately downsides as well:
- 'hidden' costs (well not really as it is stated "up front" on their website, but those are still rather unusual - not to say lame!)
- safety concerns / security / crowd control
- not as good as expected (they are nicer venues out there, take venues in cities like Den Haag, Utrecht and Dordrecht for instance)

They tend to charge you for absolutely anything (probably the true Dutch trading spirit):
- when ordering tickets, you pay 3 EUR extra of service/reservation fees. Oh, and that's *per ticket*, mind you!
- when you arrive at the venue, you *must* become a member otherwise they will not let you in.
This is an additional 3.50 EUR per person... Ka-ching. Although you'd expect a yearly membership it is actually only valid for one full month (!)
- Next, you will find the cloakroom, an additional 1-2 EUR per person.

What? So if you plan to visit a concert with 4 people; prepare at least for the extra amount of 30 EURO! And that's just excluding the drinks...

Yes, I know going out is more and more expensive, but this place makes it a form of art.

Next concern and perhaps the worst of all: there are simply *too much* people inside!
Yes, the concert was sold out - but I'd prefer safety first!
The old building with its narrow corridors and steep stairs just isn't suitable for that.

And as usual watch out for thieves: I overheard a conversation afterwards where somebody's brand new iPhone was pickpocketed during the show while next to his 4 friends. Never keep your valuables where they can reach ... You are dealing with real pros here!

Visited November 2013
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