Melkweg

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A former dairy (the name translates as 'Milky Way'), the Melkweg acts as a home away from home for music of all styles, and thus draws a suitably eclectic crowd. Its two decent-sized concert halls offer a full programme year-round; after a refit in 2007, which brought the capacity of the Max room up to 1,500, you've got an even better chance of getting tickets for the big shows. Music isn't the sole remit for this diverse venue: the complex is also home to a theatre, a cinema, an art gallery and a café, and stages weekend club nights to boot. All in all, it's a key cultural beacon in the centre of the city; music fans would be mad to miss it. See also the Melkweg art gallery, cinema, club and cafe.

Venue name: Melkweg
Contact:
Address: Lijnbaansgracht 234a
Amsterdam

Opening hours: Box office from 4.30pm daily. Performances usually 8.30pm.
Transport: Tram 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 10
Price: Tickets €5-€45. Membership (compulsory) €3/mth. Simon Music
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