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 four 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. In 2019, it will open its door on Wednesday for a special kick-off of the annual get-together.
Also located directly at the opposite of the Central Station is Tolhuistuin, a stunning 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 best known 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 thrilled to put hands together for the third time during Dekmantel Festival’s Thursday through hosting several concerts at this exciting spot.
Sitting on the northern bank of the IJ river, EYE Filmmuseum 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.
On Thursday, we offer many activities at EYE Filmmuseum including lectures, documentaries and much more as part of the Dekmantel Festival Conference. All activities at EYE Filmmuseum 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. We're over the moon to have Bimhuis joining Dekmantel Festival again.
Located super close to the Amsterdamse Bos in Amsterdam-Zuid is TEMP; the industrial looking space caters one big room and is a temporary club based in a former office.
We’re happy to join forces for this year’s after parties on Friday and Saturday.
Marktkantine (Dekmantel Is Burning)
On Sunday, we will collaborate with Amsterdam based initiative Is Burning. Five years ago we've already had the pleasure to host the big room of Trouw Amsterdam whilst Is Burning hosted 'De Verdieping', and now we're putting hands together once again.
The closing party will take place at De Marktkantine, which is located at the Jan van Galenstraat in Amsterdam-West.