DE NIEUWE ANITA
Frederik Hendrikstraat 111
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.