The Amsterdamse Bos already feels like home. We once again will be setting up camp at one of the most stunning 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 our visitors 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.
Home to our extensive and complementary night program in the heart of the Amsterdam city center, The Melkweg is one of Holland's most well known and iconic music venues. The large building is a former milking factory, and has been in full effect since the abandoned factory got discovered in 1970. It’s a perfect spot for an adventurous club night, offering you a chance to wander and get lost somewhere between the four separate areas, including the majestic Rabozaal, and the coiling hallways that lead you there.
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
Like last year the awe-inspiring Muziekgebouw, a concert hall that sits majestically on the banks of the Amsterdam river ’t IJ, is part of Dekmantel Festival. One of Amsterdam's architectural highlights, with huge windows overlooking the river, is the perfect setting for experiment.
Sitting on the northern bank of the IJ river, EYE is Amsterdam’s film museum and arthouse cinema. Opposite the Central Station, you’ll find this beautifully designed landmark location that can be reached after a short, free ferry ride. During the Opening Day, we offer several activities at EYE including the Dekmantel Opening Conference hosted by Resident Advisor, a documentary and two exclusive concerts.
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.