Melkweg
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
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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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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Soraia M
Azores, Portugal7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I was there last week for a concert and it was absolutely amazing. Even on the back you can see perfectly the stage. The only con I can point out is that you're not allowed to bring water inside and the merchandise shop is not open during the day. Meaning that if you want to buy something to use during the concert (for example a lightstick), you have no choice but to queue again on the merchandise shop inside and lose your place in the original queue when entering the arena (since people behind you that didn't want to buy anything, can go directly to get their spot inside).
Written 11 February 2024
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Paul C
Glasgow, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Great venue for music. Reasonable drink prices and the staff serve you quickly. Cloakroom is basically large area with lockers in it! Works well. No queue to get your jacket back
Written 11 December 2023
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Alicia D
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
One of the best nights out I’ve ever had, and free entry! Cheap but roomy lockers, cool atmosphere and good music (techno Tuesday). 100% worth visiting, will be going again next time I’m in Amsterdam!
Written 11 November 2023
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erika
Amsterdam, The Netherlands118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
I've been to multiple concerts here: George Ezra and Central Cee. It's on a very nice location at Leidseplein. Also been to a couple of club nights. They have strict security yet friendly staff. I 100% recommend going here for concerts as they have a good air conditioning/circulation system and the music quality (sound system) is nice.
They have lockers and a machines where you can pin for a coin for the locker.
They have plenty of toilets!
They have plenty of bars therefore you have your drink quickly.
You can smoke outside (without exiting the club night)
Written 19 November 2022
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Glenn Grant
Al Jazirat Al Hamra, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
From the security at the door to the attendants inside, this place has it down nearly perfect. We had an issue with our barcoded tickets that was resolved immediately with no headaches at all.

The venue is clean and efficient and a bar that wont look to make a killing on your pocket.

No issues whatsoever.
Written 14 November 2022
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Sal F
Brussels, Belgium301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2022
Always a great venue to do a gig at both as a musician and as a fan. Loved staff and security. Super clean and super central.
Written 16 July 2022
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honeymoonhorror
Worthing, UK60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Great venue for gigs, perfect size, good locker system for coats etc ....... at the start of the night! At the end of the night be prepared to fight your way through varying directions of people traffic to get to your locker! Mayhem! There must be a better way!!!!
The American hotel is a 50 second walk away so very handy. Some good bars 30 seconds walk away!
Written 9 March 2020
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James T
29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I caught the US pop rock band PVRIS here in Feb and really enjoyed the show. Mostly I enjoyed the fantastic view from the balcony, the great acoustics/sound quality and the intimate vibe. I found it easy to get around, and easy to find. The membership fee is mandatory as the venue is a non profit enterprise. Mildly annoying as it is, i think it's worth it if the bands get a bigger cut.
Written 2 March 2020
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See_Chris_jetset
Las Vegas, NV203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We saw Sabrina Claudio here in November. Great show!! The venue is also very cool. Great layout, good drinks and we were surprised that (although the show was sold out) it didn’t feel overly packed! We didn’t feel like sardines. It’s really a nice venue - designed very well.
Written 10 December 2019
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GLSA
Belfast, UK195 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Had heard of the venue before and got the opportunity to attend a recent gig on a trip to Netherlands from the UK. It is a very cool venue and really compliments it's history and seems to always have lots of great gigs and entertainment on. Our night in the room to the left was a very nice venue with great layout , very unusual stepped / standing area.

One negative with one quite small bar at the back it was not really enough for the size of the crowd and queues were large, there was a bar down the side which was not used on the night, certainly compared to similar venues in the UK there would have been much more bars open :-)
Written 20 October 2019
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