Built in 1936 as a canteen for Dutch market traders, De Marktkantine has a dynamic history in music, theatre and food within Amsterdam. It was restructured in 1950 as a theatre and functioned as a club in the 90’s when the dance scene began to evolve in The Netherlands. After a period of vacancy a group of Amsterdam local entrepeneurs re-opened the venue in 2014.
Recently renovated, the building itself maintains its historical essence with an artistic flair. This is in effort to continue the legacy of De Marktkantine as a creative combination of music, art, food and events.
The 3000 square feet building offers an array of dance areas and stages. The big theatre room can fit roughly 1200 people, while the smaller room offers 300 visitors a more intimate setting.
- De Marktkantine has a big theatre room and a smaller room
- There are numerous stages and dance areas around the venue
- Most events here are ticketed
Where is De Marktkantine located?
De Marktkantine is located on the west side of Amsterdam.
How much is cover charge at De Marktkantine?
The cover charge varies by night.
How long will I have to wait at De Marktkantine?
Expect to wait anywhere from 10-20 min depending on when you arrive.
When is De Marktkantine open?
The venue is usually open on Fridays and Saturdays.
What are the best nights to go to De Marktkantine?
All nights are good.
What is the dress code at De Marktkantine?
Collared shirt / jeans / dress shoes for guys. Avoid anything that can be considered sportswear (track jackets, jerseys, sneakers, hats, etc). Unless you’re a celebrity – in that case you can dress however you please.
How much do drinks cost at De Marktkantine?
Expect to pay 10-15 for cocktails.
What kind of music do they play at De Marktkantine?
De Marktkantine features mostly EDM and techno. Joris Voorn is one of their most notable as he started his career off there.
Where can I find a list of upcoming events / DJs at De Marktkantine?
You can download the Discotech app to see upcoming events, and book tables for De Marktkantine.