Party Earth Review From the creators of Amsterdam’s former hotspot Club 11 comes Trouw, an industrial and heavy techno venue as hard-hitting as the original. Once a newspaper printing house, the club underwent minimal renovation that enhanced... ... read full review
Club: Th–Sa 10pm–5am
Restaurant: Tu–Sa 5:30–11pm (Tu–Sa 4–11pm in the summer)
East / East Docks, Amsterdam –
From the creators of Amsterdam’s former hotspot Club 11 comes Trouw, an industrial and heavy techno venue as hard-hitting as the original.
Once a newspaper printing house, the club underwent minimal renovation that enhanced the raw factory theme with a touch of urban stenciling, street-style patterns, high-tech club lighting, and an impressive sound system.
A maze of stairs and old shop rooms, now used as coat checks and smoking nooks, leads the hip guests to the main dance chamber, where the best DJs in town keep them moving to the beats.
An upstairs area provides a bird’s-eye view of the DJs on stage as they rile up the energetic crowd dancing amid the fog and vibrant laser lighting.
Trouw clearly caters to stylish electronic fans who really appreciate the music and the rugged vibe, without being overly pretentious. Instead, a sociable and fun-loving atmosphere prevails that makes the club a great choice for a cool techno experience not found anywhere else in the city.
Although this club isn’t exclusive per se, the bouncers at the door are there to make sure that the crowd they do let in is more laid back and truly appreciative of the music. They’re pretty lenient as long as the performance list is something you’re interested in, but mobs of guys looking to get loaded or street crews looking for trouble will be turned away.
Hip young professionals and some students for live music nights, 20s to 30s.
Local and international DJs spin deep-driving and unorthodox house, techno, and other electronic offshoots.
Live bands on Thursday nights provide an alternative to the heavy DJ beats.
A unique menu of global cuisine changes seasonally and features dishes like crab tacos, crispy pork with sticky rice, and grilled chicken with tahini sauce. On club nights, the kitchen offers a late-night menu of burgers and sandwiches, served until 2am.
Cover charge €15. Vegetable dishes served with rice €7.50–€9.50, fish of the day €15.50+, tapas €3–€5.50. Beer €2.50–€3.50, wine €3.50–€6, mixed drinks €7.50–€8.
Thursdays bring in a heavy student contingency for live music nights, while weekends draw a slightly older urban crowd.