Party Earth Review From the glazed wood-pattern dining tables to the colorful pieces on the walls, every painted item at Canvas is for sale, a nod to the owner’s vision of a club and restaurant that also functions as a work of art and a... ... read full review
M–Th, Su noon–1am, F–Sa 11am–3am
East / East Docks, Amsterdam –
From the glazed wood-pattern dining tables to the colorful pieces on the walls, every painted item at Canvas is for sale, a nod to the owner’s vision of a club and restaurant that also functions as a work of art and a gallery all rolled into one.
The seventh floor of this former newspaper building has long housed artist studios and offices, and the addition of Canvas has only increased the venue’s popularity to include a clientele of young art lovers looking to dine and dance.
With its stark white background painted over with vibrant black designs, the restaurant and club itself represents a large canvas teetering on the edgy, urban side of artistic style, while the rotating exhibits on the walls add a splash of color and keep the décor fresh.
Once the creative clientele has finished perusing the current gallery, they can also admire a lovely view of Amsterdam either from the restaurant’s vast windows or from the vantage point of the spacious terrace.
Canvas stays busy all day as patrons stroll in for coffee meet-ups, casual lunches, and relaxing dinners, but once the kitchen closes, the unique motif tables are pushed aside to make room for the dance floor.
The nighttime club action draws a hip young crowd that clamors for the affordable drinks, then either hits the floor to move to the DJ’s beats or congregates on the comfortably worn sofas in the small lounge area.
Laid back and open-minded, the patrons are as welcoming as Canvas is – and no doubt this club is a place to party and find inspiration, whether it be from the artwork, the music, or the cocktails.
Young creative artists and open-minded students from around the city, 20s to 30s.
DJs spin a variety of music depending on the nightly theme, but usually house, funky soul, and danceable electro.
Lunch and dinner menus offer sandwiches, salads, burgers, and pasta.
Cover charge €5–€10/F–Sa and €5/monthly Su event. Snacks €3.50, sandwiches €5, salads €6.50–€7.50, entrées €13.50–€16.
Beer €2.50, wine €3, cocktails and mixed drinks €7.50, specialty shots €3.
Casual to smart casual.
Weekend nights are hot, while the Tuesday cocktail nights draw a crowd for the special deals.