London has King’s Place. Now the Dutch have http://splendoramsterdam.com, a former bathhouse at Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 116.
The slogan: No backstage passes, no green rooms. Sip drinks with The Netherland’s most sought-after musicians and composers after the gig.
The website looks more DIY store than concert venue and the text is stubbornly Dutch, no other languages, but it’s early days. The opening was this weekend.
Participating musicians include Aisling Casey, Daria van den Bercken and Nora Mulder…. the cream of the younger set. We wish them lots of luck.