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Melkweg

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Address: Lijnbaansgracht 234A | Grachtengordel: East, 1017PH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Melkweg stands for pop culture in the most broad of senses. Each year,...

Melkweg stands for pop culture in the most broad of senses. Each year, hundreds of concerts, club nights, films and music films, theatre performances, expositions and multidisciplinary events together attract more than 400,000 visitors.

The venue is located in the only surviving factory building on the Amsterdam canal ring, a former sugar and, later, milk factory. This historical building houses two concert halls, a cinema, a theatre, and an exposition space, which each can be used separately or combined together.

In the Melkweg, established names can be seen alongside new talent and emerging styles get the chance to reach a broader audience. The diversity of its programming and visitors, together with its different spaces and special location, have for years made the Melkweg a unique place.

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This location is very nice as you can be very close to the stage and it feels much more intimate compared to big concert locations. The bar is right inside the concert area. The... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This location is very nice as you can be very close to the stage and it feels much more intimate compared to big concert locations. The bar is right inside the concert area. The only thing to mention is that the sound is not very good if you are at the back close to the doors, so better be in... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was lucky enough to book tickets for the wonderful dub FX while we were on a lil break in A'dam, and it was spectacular! The staff are always so friendly, the crowd is warm and relaxed and the sound system is to die for! Well balanced and crystal clear! Dub utterly rocked the night and got everyone's collective consciousness... More 

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Thank elMorseman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice venue veey cosey and gets you close to the artist and feels like livingroom concert. Before the show starts get your drink and find a nice spot upstairs. Sound is good here not too much, a place worth to see any type of band you might like. Short thing about Maren, bit dissapointing as here voice was a bit... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Melkweg for the Carpenter Brut concert and really enjoyed the venue. Great vibe, very intimate and good acoustics. Would come back for sure, even though the beer was a bit expensive and the queue for the cloakroom was all over the place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you live or visit Amsterdam check out the line up of the Melkweg. Most of the time there is something nice going on. Very different type of bands and parties.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Doors opened an half hour later, but the venue was clean and the employee's were friendly. The concert was in the upstairs area which has small, loud toilets.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Amsterdam for a weekend and went to Melkweg to see Me First and the gimmie gimmies. The gig was sold out but we managed to get inside in a matter of minutes. The cloakroom to ditch our coats was €1.50 per jacket and only took 2 minutes. Once inside the place was really full but we managed... More 

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Baku, Azerbaijan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Only thing you need for having excellent time and fun is to purchase an entrance ticket in advance. Try to get a bit earlier to avoid a very long queue. Atmosphere is just perfect. Best place to go with group of friends.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Big club with two rooms playing Bashment and R and B. The queues are really long, an I was waiting outside for 1 hour in the cold. Drinks are reasonably priced and the people are all friendly, doors shut late and you do not have to over dress to go to the club. Dress code Jeans Trainers ect.

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Delft, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Melkweg is always very expensive. Next to the regular ticket to get to the parties hosted here you also need to pay a for membership, transaction, service etc, generating around €6,- extra costs per ticket. Especially for the cheaper parties this can be an extra 60% you are paying. Also, I'm not a fan of people smoking on the dance.... More 

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