Paradiso

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Since 1968 Paradiso has been situated in the building that was built in 1879 by the architect Gerlof Bartholomeus Salm on assignment from the ‘Vrije Gemeente’ (a religious group that had separated from the protestant church). A year before, the former protestant church was squatted by a group of hippies. The building had been uninhabited for some time and the intention was to pull it down. The squatters were removed immediately, but after the necessary negotiations, local authorities agreed that the building could be used for the time being. The building was given the name Paradiso and from the opening night the place was packed.

In the beginning, happening-like events were organized: lots of incense, films, liquid slides, acts with naked girls under a piece of plastic and a speakers corner. Bit by bit Paradiso turned into a stage for pop music where famous national and international bands were playing and rock concerts were alternated with a filmshow once a week and a weekly jazznight.

In 1971 theatre and yoga workshops started as well as the ‘Academy Inferno’ where, according to the spirit of the times, one could weave, do batikworks, work on leather or print one’s own photo’s.

Meanwhile Paradiso had become an internationally known venue but the above mentioned atmosphere lingered on until in 1977 a new age was dawning; Punk and New Wave climbed the stages and would leave their marks upon Paradiso for a long time. However in the 80’s Paradiso tended towards a program 7 days a week for as diverse an audience as possible.

Contact Information

Address
Weteringschans 6-8
1017 SG Amsterdam
Netherlands
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Phone
+31-(0)20-6264521
Web
www.paradiso.nl

Past Events

Thursday 24 March 2016
Scott Bradlee & Postmodern JukeboxConcert Paradiso
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Saturday 5 March 2016
Fun Lovin' CriminalsConcert Paradiso
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Thursday 3 March 2016
Jeffrey FoucaultConcert Paradiso
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Sunday 14 February 2016
City and ColourConcert Paradiso
Amsterdam, Netherlands
52.362287 4.883965

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Thursday 28 January 2016
Henry Rollins - Charmingly Obstinate
Henry RollinsConcert
Paradiso
Amsterdam, Netherlands
52.362287 4.883965

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Friday 15 January 2016
Jason Isbell
John MorelandConcert
Paradiso
Amsterdam, Netherlands
52.362287 4.883965

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