Amsterdam, Netherlands

Melkweg

Located in the bustling heart of Amsterdam, the Melkweg (Milky Way) is one of the city's leading entertainment venues with two halls, a cinema, a theatre and a cafe - and a varied live programme.

Close to the Leidseplein in Amsterdam’s centre, Melkweg (Milky Way) is one of the city’s most well-known electronic music venues.

Open since 1970, Melkweg is a former dairy factory renovated into a number of multi-purpose rooms. The ground floor includes two performances spaces, the 1500-capacity Max and the 700-capacity Oude Zaal, plus a gallery and restaurant.

Upstairs has a number of smaller rooms including two theatres, while the Rabozaal (opened in 2009) hosts large-scale theatre events on certain nights of the year.