Party Earth Review Known for its wonderfully unique and wild weekend theme parties, Club 8 is a vibrant club with an alternative setting on the fourth floor of an abandoned office building just outside of the city center. The space consists... ... read full review
Admiraal de Ruijterweg 56 B
Club: F–Sa 11pm–4am
Pool Hall: M–Th, Su noon–3am, F–Sa noon–4am
Oude West / Westerpark, Amsterdam –
Known for its wonderfully unique and wild weekend theme parties, Club 8 is a vibrant club with an alternative setting on the fourth floor of an abandoned office building just outside of the city center.
The space consists of one vast room, comfortably filled with a diverse blend of sociable partygoers from all walks of life who mostly gather around the perimeter to engage in lively chatter over affordable drinks.
The nightly action is spread out between the stage at one end, the pool tables at the other, and the long bar that stretches between the two, where bartenders feverishly serve drinks under funky black lights.
The somewhat artsy but unpretentious vibe is enhanced by walls covered from top to bottom in murals painted in bold colors to create a chaotic, swirly backdrop.
Wraparound seating and comfy sofas line the walls away from the busy dance floor to provide a slightly quieter place to mingle, and the outgoing clientele helps create an atmosphere where it’s easy to meet new people.
From burlesque parties and 90s freak-out sessions to techno nights and pop dance-offs, Club 8 consistently draws a crowd of enthusiastic partiers who are up for something offbeat, a bit radical, and always amusing.
The large stairwell that connects the pool hall to the club upstairs features one large mural of urban art – a vibrant collage of cartoonish pieces depicting Amsterdam’s canals, alien DJs, robots, and scenes of city life. Many well-known local street artists contributed to this work, so it’s well worth taking the time to appreciate it.
Depends on the theme, but usually upbeat, social, and open-minded locals and internationals, 18 to 30s, including a range of creative, grunge, preppy, and dressy types.
Varied schedule includes either DJs or live bands hosting events such as Kill All Hipsters indie rock nights, 50s and 60s theme parties, Exclusive 90s dance nights, and Madonna vs. Michael pop parties.
Other nights feature funk, ska, electro, techno, and more. Check the website for a schedule of events.
The club is associated with the pool hall and restaurant of the same name one floor below. The hall contains a ping-pong table and more than thirty professional pool tables, as well as a bar and TVs tuned to sports.
A full dinner menu offers appetizers and entrées.
Cover charge €5–€9 depending on event. Beer €2.50, wine €3, mixed drinks €6.50–€7.50.
Pool Hall: Bar snacks €2.50–€4.50, appetizers €3.50–€4.50, entrées €10–€14. Pool table rental €9.50/hour.
Weekend club nights are most popular for both partying and shooting pool.