This unique nightlife venue has been voted the best club in Amsterdam for consecutive years
Amsterdam is known for its many clubs and lively house music scene. It is not for nothing that the best DJs of electronic music come from the Netherlands. Club Trouw is a pop-up club that opened a few years ago. Now they are spending their last six months in their current location – a former newspaper press. (Don’t worry: Trouw is said to be opening in a new location in 2015!) If you’re a techno fan, Club Trouw is a must-visit on your next trip to Amsterdam.
Restaurant at Club Trouw – Photo courtesy of Anne de Buck
Former Newspaper Press
One of the cool things about Club Trouw is that it’s located in a building that used to be used as a newspaper printing press. You can even see old presses when you stop by the club! The look of the club is very industrial and raw. It really gives you the feel of East Berlin.
Club Trouw is not only a club but also a restaurant. What’s better than dining and clubbing in the same place? Especially when booking late for dinner, it’s great to stick around for some drinks after dinner and head straight to the club. Trouw in Amsterdam is just the place to do it.
The restaurant at Club Trouw is very green and resembles an indoor Mediterranean garden, where a wall of hanging plants and other natural materials contrasts with the industrial feel of the building. (The walls are plain concrete!)
Shared dining is the concept of Club Trouw. Like the green walls, the menu is inspired by the Mediterranean, with flavors from the Mediterranean, North Africa and the Middle East. You won’t find a traditional starter or main course on the menu at Trouw; all dishes are prepared to share with friends, medium in size and heavily influenced by the vegetables of the season.
Hot weather? Try the terrace
During the summer, Club Trouw has a beautiful sunny terrace on the Wibautstraat in Amsterdam. The terrace is open from 4:00 a.m. (4:00 p.m.) until the end of September, weather permitting. Also, when the weather is good, the pizza truck comes on Sunday afternoons.
This former newspaper building in Amsterdam is now a club – Image courtesy of Public Domain
But let’s talk a little more about Trouw Club! Most of the nights at Club Trouw are known for their techno music and most of the parties at this club are sold out every weekend. Lines can be long and the doorman can be rude, so be sure to check the agenda for the evening of your visit.
This basically means dressing like a hipster. (A student-type hipster or a hipster will do a hipster.) After all, the crowd can range from students to 30-somethings. Club Trouw has strict door policies. So please check them in advanceand leave your suit at home.
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