Studio 80

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Studio 80 As a non-profit organization, Studio 80 is dedicated to giving up-and-coming DJs the opportunity to showcase their talents and spin side-by-side with well-known music artists. Amsterdam Holland 52.3662675 4.8968081
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Studio 80 - Club in Amsterdam.
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Party Earth Review As a non-profit organization, Studio 80 is dedicated to giving up-and-coming DJs the opportunity to showcase their talents and spin side-by-side with well-known music artists. But besides the venue’s altruistic aims, Studio... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    W–Th 11pm–3am, F–Sa 11pm–5am, Su 10pm–3:30am

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Studio 80 Review

The Scene

As a non-profit organization, Studio 80 is dedicated to giving up-and-coming DJs the opportunity to showcase their talents and spin side-by-side with well-known music artists.

As a non-profit organization, Studio 80 is dedicated to giving up-and-coming DJs the opportunity to showcase their talents and spin side-by-side with well-known music artists. But besides the venue’s altruistic aims, Studio 80 is also considered Amsterdam’s “it” place for techno and minimal electronic music.

Nearly hidden among the touristy Rembrandtplein cafés, the club’s discreet and narrow black façade is mostly identifiable by the ropes that form the entrance line.

The high-ceilinged main room is just down the hall and features a vast open area with bright, flashing club lights and dance platforms randomly placed around the perimeter of the floor, while further back is a second room that can hold an equally immense crowd of clubbers.

DJs from London to Berlin spin tunes in booths located above the dancers as the spirited and electrifying crowd of techno junkies and DJ lovers moves to the beat or grabs some refreshment at one of the two bars.

The various events, party nights, and theme nights at Studio 80 ensure that, while the club may have a slight underground feel, the vibe is never too extreme or directed at a niche audience – a philosophy that accounts for the mixed clientele the club attracts.

What seems most important here is that the atmosphere remain welcoming and open-minded and that techno enthusiasts return again and again for the energetic music and environment Studio 80 prides itself on.

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Tip from Jonah:

This is a techno club that prefers to grant entrance mainly to patrons genuinely interested in the music. The doorman will fill you in on what music will be going on that night, so you can decide whether it’s something you’re up for before paying the cover charge.

  • Crowd

    Regular clubbers mixed with heavy techno and DJ fans, some on the raver side but more relaxed on the dance floor, 18 to late 20s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Music ranges from poppy-techno to house and minimal electronic, depending on the night. Katapult is a gay-friendly party night on Wednesdays, while WKND nights on Thursdays feature DJs with a softer spin on house and minimal music.

    Occasional special techno performances on the weekends. The website offers a Beta radio and live streaming system for watching the club or listening to Studio 80 DJ sessions.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    None.

  • Prices

    Cover charge €5–€13 depending on the event (average €7). Beer €2.30, wine €4, mixed drinks €6.30.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual to techno clubwear.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Friday and Saturday nights are most popular, though the late closing time on Sundays also draws a crowd.

Studio 80 User Reviews

Average rating:
Technight out
Kristie S. Sep 12, 2013
If you're looking for a place to dance and let loose to the newest sounds of minimal/techno, you're at the right place. Studio 80 consists of two areas with sound systems that will make sure you won't stop bouncing until you leave the club (and maybe even after that). The bouncers also make for an interesting aspect; sometimes they ask you if you know what is on the agenda for the night, just to make sure you belong in the techno crowd. Not to worry, if you don't know the answer but you show that you're curious enough to find out, you're in. Drinks aren't overpriced but you can't say they're at happy hour rates either. There is enough space to lounge and you don't have to worry about smoking outside when it's typically Dutch, cold and rainy weather; they have a smoking area. With couches! Overall, Studio 80 is the place to be for techno lovers. They have well known DJ's spinning on a regular basis and they give upcoming DJ's a platform. Not to mention that these upcoming DJ's are not a disappointment! I recommend this awesome venue to everyone with a laid back attitude and who loves to bounce the night and early morning away.
Time for a real rave! : Tee Party
Hazal Ç. Jun 22, 2013
Studio 80 is a place that is located in the heart of Amsterdam. It holds many fun events such as "Tee Party" by Eclectic Eleven. The place is affordable and usually attracts young people. The best part is they have lockers; so, girls be ready to lock your purses and dance! Drinks are pretty cheap compared to other bars in Amsterdam and the music is amazing. There are different rooms with different types of music; so if you are bored listening techno, just go to the other room that plays reggae, funk, or electronic/ house music. There is also a part upstairs that allows you to smoke! Great hang-out place with comfy couches for those smokers. If you are looking for a place to dance and don't spend too much money on drinks; don't miss out on Studio 80 parties!!! Follow them on Facebook to find out about parties : https://www.facebook.com/Studio80?fref=ts
A popular tent amongst locals and tourists
Utrecht C. Jun 22, 2013
The fact that this venue attracts a mixed culture of both local and foreign visitors has given it a unique status worth experiencing.
Love underground electro? Love Studio 80
Amster M. Dec 9, 2012
I love Studio 80 because it doesn't advertise on Rembrandtplein, they barely promote their events, but still have a loyal clientele that creates a line every weekend. Now there is a law in Amsterdam where places like Studio 80 can stay open until late morning the next day, which is a great score for their party people! It's definitely an electro scene, and people there are usually on happy drugs, but I don't mean that in any bad way. It's a positive place, friendly, everyone's curious and approachable. It's a big dark hole with barren walls, but where they lack in look they make up for in people.
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