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www.paradiso.nl

Paradiso

Weteringschans 6-8

020 - 6222510  

Paradiso is an old church turned into a concert hall near Leidseplein. Bands that have played here include: Los Van Van, Issac Delgado, Manolito y su Trabuco, Carlos Manuel, Jimmy Bosch, Alfredo de la Fé and Wayne Gorbea. Sounds quality in the hall is quite bad (what do you expect from an old church) but the atmosphere is usually excellent. The after parties are also very good. There is also a second hall upstairs - in case you prefer DJs over the band...


 

www.melkweg.nlclick to go to the website of this club

Melkweg

Lijnbaansgracht 234a

020 - 5318181  

The Melkweg is located near Leidseplein. It occasionally features Salsa bands. Featured bands include Elias Ochoa, Grupo Galé, Dan Den and Manolito y su Trabuco. There are two halls in de Melkweg, de oude hal and the max. Sometimes there are house parties after the concert, in which case there are only a few Salsa songs to dance to after the concert. Check the agenda to see if such a party is planned. De Melkweg also participates in the yearly Amsterdam Roots Festival, which normally also features some Salsa. On Thursdays, de Melkweg hosts ¿Que Pasa? parties, a mix of Salsa, Rock, Punk, Hiphop, Ska, Drum 'n' Bass, Dance Hall, 2-step and Latin House.


 

http://www.kit.nlclick to go to the website of this club

Tropentheater
Dansen in Marmer

Mauritskade 63

020 - 5688500

Het Tropentheater is a theater for 'non western' culture. Over the last years, Cuban Son has been featured prominently. Bands include La Familia Miranda, Casa de La Trova and Vocal Sampling. After Latin concerts, there is a Latin Dance party in de Marmeren Hal, arguably the most beautiful dance location in town (except perhaps de Burgerzaal in het Paleis op de Dam, but I don't think there will be Salsa parties there any time soon). Unfortunately, the concerts themselves are given in a separate Hall which has absolutely no space to dance, only seats and carpet in between. It is possible to skip the concert and go only to the after party for a reduced price (the party usually starts at about 23.00). The tropenmuseum is also a location for the yearly Amsterdam Roots Festival.

 

Additions, comments & questions to: ehautus@xs4all.nl
Edwin Hautus
(DJ Eetu)