DE NIEUWE ANITA, Amsterdam

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DE NIEUWE ANITA

Frederik Hendrikstraat 111

Amsterdam

A lounge scattered with secondhand armchairs and grandma’s lamps plays second home to a hip (but friendly) crowd who buy their bottled beer at a round, low bar that sometimes doubles as a makeshift stage for some of the quieter shows. Walk through a door disguised as a bookshelf and you’ll find yourself on a mezzanine looking down on the main stage. This is a place for small-scale gigs by local bands as well as international alternative greats such as Whiskey Rabbi Geoff Berner with his punk klezmer, or the lo-fi charm of Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. On a Tuesday night you can even get a haircut while a band plays.

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