De Nieuwe Anita

Club / Live Music Venue / Theater
De Nieuwe Anita What began as a bike storage and boiler room was eventually transformed into De Nieuwe Anita, a kitschy yet stylish club that plays host to live bands, film screenings, open-mic nights, guest parties, and more. Amsterdam Holland 52.3742124 4.8725647
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De Nieuwe Anita - Club | Live Music Venue | Theater in Amsterdam.
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Party Earth Review What began as a bike storage and boiler room was eventually transformed into De Nieuwe Anita, a kitschy yet stylish club that plays host to live bands, film screenings, open-mic nights, guest parties, and more. The décor... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    Daily 8pm–1:30am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth De Nieuwe Anita Review

The Scene

What began as a bike storage and boiler room was eventually transformed into De Nieuwe Anita, a kitschy yet stylish club that plays host to live bands, film screenings, open-mic nights, guest parties, and more.

What began as a bike storage and boiler room was eventually transformed into De Nieuwe Anita, a kitschy yet stylish club that plays host to live bands, film screenings, open-mic nights, guest parties, and more.

The décor is reminiscent of a vintage thrift store, with accordion lamps dangling from the low ceiling and illuminating a collection of second-hand odds and ends and well-worn Chesterfield furniture.

Mismatched 50s wallpaper in pearl and avocado forms the backdrop for the scattering of plants, used dressers, and bookshelves stocked with recycled books.

An upstairs lounge area features two half-circle bars where a sociable crowd gathers for cocktails, while the gritty downstairs area is reserved for performances by underground and alternative rock bands from all over Europe, the UK, and the US.

The space is also used for movie showings as De Nieuwe Anita is well known for its involvement with a number of film festivals throughout the year.

The club’s steady increase in popularity has turned it from a small and secretive artists’ dive into a hip nightspot for urban trendsetters.

The clientele is now a diverse mix of the two, which has resulted in a friendly and culturally open mentality that has given De Nieuwe Anita a reputation for representing the authentic and alternative roots of Amsterdam’s liberal past.

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Tip from Emma:

There is no apparent sign outside that marks the entrance, and the building blends in with the surrounding post-World War II apartment architecture. Look for the door buzzer that reads ‘111 Nieuwe Anita’ – otherwise you’ll be ringing the buzzer for the next door neighbor’s house.

  • Crowd

    Creative group of architects, musicians, artists, designers, and hipsters, 20s to late 30s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Live bands most nights of the week. DJs play toward the end of the night. Alternative movie showings every Monday, as well as poetry readings, art exhibits, and other events. Check the website to see what’s on the schedule.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    None.

  • Prices

    Cover charge €2–€7.50 depending on event. Beer €2, wine €2.20, cocktails and mixed drinks, €4.50–€9.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Thursdays through Sundays are most popular, although the Monday-night movies and cover-free Tuesdays also draw good crowds.

De Nieuwe Anita User Reviews

Average rating:
A cosy underground feel
Saar B. Nov 25, 2013
How to describe a night at de Nieuwe Anita... Depending on the day, you might find there popcorn, cookies, pizzas or simply your favorite cocktail but in any case, always some good tunes to dance on or a great movie to challenge your eyes and ears! At the crossing between hip, underground and gezellig, the atmosphere is always very warm. The dance floor can get pretty crowded and that's great, a whole crew dancing together... quite often the magic happens and you find yourself dancing till the lights are on again, wondering why such a place doesn't stay open all night long...
Unique, cool, and creative
Amster M. Dec 4, 2012
Alright, well people like to say that Anita is full of hipsters, but they don't know what they're talking about... It's half full, the other half are just normal people trying to look their best when going out. There can be a bit of arrogance in the air, but that's mostly because it fills up fast at times and people are disappointed if they can't get in. I always like going there, and Jeroen the manager has usually been accommodating when I'm assigned to cover the place. They can be picky about who they put on their bill, but that's because they want it cheap, different, unusual but still appealing. Good place for the latest trending social media whatever events.
Hip and Groovy!
Craig B. Nov 21, 2012
Nights at De Nieuwe Anita can go in a couple of different directions, but they invariably end up with you dancing to old soul records with locals. One of the more memorable nights that I happened to go, there was a live band before the DJs went on (the venue is essentially split into two rooms, one with a single-level well-lit bar, the other with two levels and dark as can be). The band I happened to see was a group of aging punks who must have been into Iggy because they all went shirtless and they were all skinny as rails. They writhed around, and the mostly Dutch crowd loved it. My friends and I were a little perplexed at first, but it's easy to get into the fray. The weirdest thing happened though: with only a few exceptions, our fellow attendees preferred to dance alone rather than with a group or with a partner. Whatever. It's still a super groovy venue.
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