Vrankrijk

Vrankrijk, Amsterdam: Address, Vrankrijk Reviews: 4.5/5

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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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helaaspindakaas
31 contributions
Solo
Vrankrijk is an awesome place which was bought back in the 1980s by the squatters who lived there. Nowadays the venue downstairs has a lot of hardcore, queer and punk stuff. I guess the best way to visit it would be to check the website for a gig. You'll wake up two years later totally sucked into the Amsterdam squat scene. Have fun mate!
Written January 3, 2017
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Luz Y Fe
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2 contributions
Family
Best place in town
Great people and insane shows every week
Safe space for LGBTIQ+ ppl

Will come back when the pandemic is over, really had a great time
Written October 24, 2020
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Shipwrecked
1 contribution
Solo
Totally understand this is a political space supporting anti racism anti transohobia and anti sexism events. They take a small donation at the door to support visiting performers and lgbtqi refugees... Vegan dinners on Wednesday and Friday fill my belly.... Love
Written June 13, 2019
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Leilani M
Boston, MA19 contributions
Solo
Vranks was the best find of my trip! I went on a Saturday evening to see an "Alien Burlesque" benefit show to raise money for queer refugees. The performance was fun and gender-bending. After the burlesque, a rapper by the name of Starlight gave an amazing performance -- not sure how often rap/hip-hop happen at this venue, but by the looks of it, it really seems to be more of a punk and metal bar. Great graffiti, stickers, and posters all over the walls: acab, anti-cops, anti-fascist, anti-racist, anarchy vibe.

Note this is a queer bar, not a gay bar or lesbian bar. It celebrates queerness in all of it's non-binary and non-heteronormative ways.

The bar was open until 3 am when I went. I arrived at aound 11:30 and about 1 the show started. Patrons and the volunteer bartenders and staff were all amazing and super friendly. I was asked to play table soccer, even after I protested claiming that I was terrible. The crowd didn't mind and just wanted to socialize.

Beers are crazy cheap here. 1.60 Euro for a bottle of lager. 1 Euro for wine, Heavier craft beers ar 3 Euro. You really can't beat these prices! I would recommend this bar to all the radical queers and their allies.
Written April 25, 2018
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Global Treats
Sheffield, UK1,205 contributions
Friends
After frequenting the minds on my last few amsterdam visits, I finally got to try the minds. A fundraising night with performance and music, it was 5 euros admission (suggested donation) and for that we saw a very bizarre performance artist (lashes, anyone have a clip?), some music and had a beer and a smoke amongst some of amsterdam's friendliest people.
Written February 26, 2018
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Virginia P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands21 contributions
Friends
Beers are super cheap, admittance usually donation, so a cheap place! They embrace alternative culture, so you can see some performances you would never see in a more mainstream club. Unfortunately they close at midnight (probably a Dutch regulation), but they have great bands, and great prices (i think 2 euro for a beer, in centraal amsterdam!) -- after it closes just head across the street to a bar that is also cheap and has a license to be open later (ask the bartender for the bar name, i forget it right now...) If you want to connect with the "underground/alternative" culture, Vrankrijk is a great place. Was originally a squat. The toilets are photographic bliss! And the "weirder" you are, the more this place is for you! EVERYONE is welcome!!!
Written December 6, 2017
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Paul S
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia95 contributions
My partner and I randomly saw a poster advertising a gay, vegan, alternative dinner night on Wednesday so we decided to check it out.

We got there just after 7pm and the vibe was good. The place is a great venue for the alternative, underground scene. However there weren't that many people on the night we went, and it was a little confusing as to what was planned for the rest of the evening.

We met some interesting Germans and had dinner together. After dinner, the crowd thinned out even more so we decided to head off too. The poster mentioned alternative bands, artists, drag queens etc. so perhaps that was to come later.

Overall, it was an enjoyable if slightly underwhelming experience.
Written August 30, 2017
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