In 1968, on March 30th, Paradiso opened its doors and was offering a platform for creative talent.

Located in a former church building on Weteringschans, Paradiso was and is a place that attracts young people, spectators and artists not only from Amsterdam but from all over the world.

Nowadays it has developed into a pop podium, a club and a cultural centre in one.

The venue is split into the 1500-capacity main hall and the 250-capacity small hall.

Always buy tickets from the venue's website and not the band's, as it is not always guaranteed that the venue will recognise tickets from other sources. A small membership fee is compulsory for entrance to this Amsterdam club and can be paid for in advance or when you arrive.

In general, doors open about half an hour before shows begin, but for big names a queue lining the block outside Paradiso is not unusual, so be prepared to show up a little early to get a good spot.

  • Paradiso
  • Pop venue
  • Club
  • Cultural centre
  • City centre