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Steeped in history, soaked in Amsterdam's rich counterculture, Paradiso has been a vital hub in one of Europe's most musical cities since it opened in 1968 as the Cosmic Relaxation Center Paradiso.

Today, it's one of the most important venues in the city, hosting gigs as well as club nights that attract the cream of the DJ crop, from the most commercial to the most underground; everyone from Skrillex to Kerri Chandler, Modeselektor and Laurent Garnier played last year.

Hosting five club nights a week in its main hall, Paradiso also has a smaller sister venue, the small hall, which hosts events from upcoming talent. Sticking to its countercultural principles in 2012, it remains an important cultural centre, with lectures, fashion shows and even classical performances taking place periodically.

"Paradiso is and has been the No.1 music temple in Amsterdam, supporting quality (underground) music since day one," opines Amsterdam DJ/producer Tom Trago. "Numerous DJs and dance acts in all genres have played sets here. They promote all kinds of music as long as it is good."
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SPACE IBIZA
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GREEN VALLEY
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PACHA IBIZA
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FABRIK
5
ZOUK SINGAPORE
6
MINISTRY OF SOUND
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BCM PLANET DANCE
8
FABRIC
9
AMNESIA
10
SIRENA
11
MARQUEE NIGHTCLUB & DAYCLUB
12
YALTA CLUB
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BERGHAIN
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PRIVILEGE
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CAVO PARADISO
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DC-10
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Row 14
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Pacha Miami
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Circus Afterhours
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GUABA BEACH BAR
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SANKEYS MCR
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Pacha Sharm
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Beta Nightclub
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D-EDGE
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Club Midi
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GUVERNMENT
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ANZUCLUB
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TENAX CLUB
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PAPAYA
31
CASTLE CLUB
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Harry Klein
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SURRENDER/ENCORE
34
Fuse
35
Mynt
36
Obsession The Club
37
MOTION & MARBLE FACTORY
38
WARUNG
39
COCORICO
40
Beta Nightclub
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Paradiso
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Rise
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TROUW
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Cobra London
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WATERGATE
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Bed Supperclub
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Liv Nightclub
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Wright Venue
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Klub OMFG
50
Asylum Afterhours
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Villa Mercedes
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Vertigo
53
Cabaret Voltaire
54
CIELO
55
The Warehouse
56
District 36
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Avalon
59
Cable
60
PARADISE CLUB
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MANSION
62
Gatecrasher
63
La Rocca
64
Electric Pickle
65
Garage
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USHUAïA
68
Spy Bar
69
SPACE SHARM
70
EGO
71
Cocoon
72
Set
73
Tao
74
CORSICA STUDIOS
75
MINT CLUB
76
Club Vibe
77
Studio Martin
78
WOMB
79
Plastic People
80
Haze
81
Air
82
SUB CLUB
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The Arches
84
Café D'Anvers
85
Snafu
86
Matrixx
87
Eden
88
REX CLUB
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Space Miami
90
Ruby Skye
91
Ellui
92
BO18
93
ARMA 17
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Kristal
95
Spartacus Club
96
AGEHA
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OCTAGON
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Playhouse
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Skybar
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