The Amsterdamse Bos feels like home. We once again will be setting up camp at one of the most stunning and natural surroundings our home city has to offer. We aim high with everything we do, but the festival terrain is an exception.
We want to give you an open view on the landscape, and thus the decorum will incorporate no skyscraping elements of any kind. With lots of grassy meadows and plenty of areas to chill out between sets, the Amsterdamse Bos is the perfect setting for Dekmantel Festival.
Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ
Like the last two years, the awe-inspiring Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ - a concert hall that sits majestically on the banks of the Amsterdam river ’t IJ - is an important part of Dekmantel Festival.
One of Amsterdam's architectural highlights, with huge windows overlooking the river, is the perfect setting for experiment. New in 2017 is that it will open its door on Wednesday too as it will host the Steve Reich concert.
Also located directly at the opposite of the Central Station is Tolhuistuin, a cool and relaxed venue for intimate concerts.
Expect great acoustics and a stunning view on the IJ river in Paradiso’s (Holland’s “music church”) dependence in the north of Amsterdam.
One of Amsterdam’s newest clubs is Shelter, located on the North-side of the IJ river. The club opened its door in early October 2016, and found a home in the basement of the A’DAM tower.
Whilst offering a wide spectrum of electronic music, we’re happy to collaborate with this exciting initiative during Dekmantel Festival’s Thursday through hosting several concerts at this promising spot.
Located in Amsterdam Nieuw-West is RADION; a cultural platform and club based in a former dentist building. The industrial looking club caters two rooms: one main room downstairs and an intimate diagonal dance floor upstairs.
RADION is the home for many creatives and nocturnal animals that get together in the unique hub to find out about new expositions or to dance to everything in between electronic and world music. We’re happy to join forces for this year’s after hours program on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Sitting on the northern bank of the IJ river, EYE is Amsterdam’s film museum and arthouse cinema. Opposite the Amsterdam Central Station, you’ll find this beautifully designed landmark location that can be reached after a short ferry ride.
During the Thursday, we offer many activities at EYE including lectures, documentaries and much more as part of the Dekmantel Festival Conference. All activities at EYE truly dive into Dekmantel’s background and pure interests - the perfect place to drop by in between the concerts.
Next to the Muziekgebouw you’ll find the eye-catching elevated structure that is Bimhuis; a world famous concert space for jazz, improv and world music of all sorts.
It has the features of an amphitheater and seats an audience of approximately 300. Just like last year, we are proud that Bimhuis is part of Dekmantel Festival.