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God only knows what the nuns that used to roam this Catholic girls school would make of the devil-may-care debauchery that goes on here now. Tucked down a back alleyway in the liberal Dutch city of Nijimegen, the venue was reborn as a hippy commune in 1970 before hosting thrashing punk gigs.

Currently under the direction of Dutch techno leg-end Darko Esser, Doornrooseje's stripped-back, graffiti splattered hotbox now dishes out a rebellious sonic diet of techno and alternative electronica. Luke Slater, Dave Clarke, DJ Rush, Ben Sims and Robert Hood are all favourites, while the likes of Shackleton and Joris Voorn have also rocked it here over the last year. |

"For years it has been one of the best kept secrets in the country," believes Darko Esser. "The crowd is the best in Holland - old, young, fashionable or not at all - it doesn't matter when you are inside. Just as long as you have an open mind, you will have an incredible time on the dancefloor. For me that embodies the true spirit of electronic music culture and is something to cherish."

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