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Poll 2024: De School
De School

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands   

Capacity: 750  

De School has long been a lynchpin of the Amsterdam scene. The club that was indeed once a school is a warren-like space with different rooms that offer some proper no-nonsense clubbing experiences, complete with belching smoke machines, sweaty atmospheres, and the best house and techno DJs in the underground. It also offers visual and art installations, sculpture, a lovely garden area... but not anymore. After closing in 2020, it later reopened for a final 16-month run, which ended in January 2024. Since April this year, the space has become a new club, Tilla Tec, complete with a queer-focused tattoo parlour and gym, studio spaces, and even a coffee roasting company.