For music enthusiasts, a city break or a longer holiday is boring without going to the club at least one night. Music venues are a must-see if you want to feel the vibe of the place you’re visiting, so, if your next holiday destination is a city in Europe, you should definitely check out the clubs on our list:
1. Fluxus Ministerija in Lithuania
An art project rather than just a music venue, Fluxus Ministerija or The Ministry of Fluxus was open in 2010 in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The original location was in an abandoned medical building, but the venue has moved to a former shoe factory in Kaunas, Lithuania’s second city by size. The name of the venue is inspired by the art movement called Fluxus, which emerged in the 1960s in the US and eventually spread in other countries as well. This movement was against the commercialization of art and wanted to end the domination of self-important elites in this field. The venue is definitely an unconventional one and music lovers will be surprised at every step.
2. 20/44 in Belgrade, Serbia
20/44 is the best-known music club in Belgrade, Serbia, and the party here is guaranteed to continue after sunrise. The interesting thing about this venue is its location – you’ll be dancing on a boat moored on the Sava River. You can shout as loud as you want, because the windows are open and there will be nobody nearby to feel bothered. During the summer, the party moves on the deck!
3. Air, Amsterdam
Amsterdam is one of the most visited cities in Europe and Air is always full of music enthusiasts every night. The club has three rooms and in each one you feel you are entering a different club. Air is located conveniently near Rembrandt Square and the Void sound system makes it possible to hear the music coming from every corner of the dance floor. Air is considered a place “with an international look and feel”, which represents “tolerance, diversity, creativity, quality, and freedom.” Other aspects people appreciate about this club include the spacious entry, the electronic lockers where you can store your belongings, and the maximum capacity of 1300.
4. The Villa, Oslo
This club is the favourite of those who like techno and underground tech house. The programming is done by Nils Noa and aside from the great DJs that are regulars at this venue quality new acts are also welcome. The Villa is discreet because of its basement location and side entry. However, the club stretches under two buildings and can host 600 music lovers. It’s the kind of club where the atmosphere gets crowded and sticky, so don’t dress up and just enjoy the music instead.
5. Badaboum, Paris
Although the place used to be a concert hall called La Scène Bastille, it has changed significantly and the music is nothing mainstream. Just like in most successful clubs these days, every room has its particular ambience and the good thing is you can go to a quiet room where you can chat with your friends. The music will not smash your ears, no matter in what side of the club you are. Badaboum hosts both big international names and talented local DJs and surprises guests with its last room, located on the first floor, which looks like a living room and contains old arcade video games.
6. Egg, London
Egg in London is an excellent club and it would deserve more attention, while living in the shadow of Fabric. Here you can listen to the best techno and house music until 10 am. During summer, the main room is transforming into a chilling rooftop area. If you care about your safety, you can confidently go to Egg, because people go through a complete body search at the entrance – apparently you also need to remove your shoes during the check because security is very strict. Some of the artists scheduled to perform at the Egg this spring are Michael Calfan, Sinisa Tamamovic, Claptone, and Harvey McKay among many others.
7. Cross Club, Prague
Cross Club in Prague, The Czech Republic, is located in the centre of the city and has an unusual aspect due to the waste metal, wood, and old ceramic that have been recycled and used to create a particular look for this club. Here you can expect quality events where people really dance and if you are hungry, there is a restaurant, as well as a fast-food, where you can have a variety of dishes. People who come to Cross Club always notice the beautiful wall light behind the DJ and if you have something good or bad to say about the venue, you can sign its online guestbook.
Have you ever been to any of these clubs? Where are you going for your next party while visiting Europe?