Radion, Cruquiusgilde and a new venue with links to recently-closed nightclub Trouw are all awaiting confirmation on the new permits.
It’s no secret that nightclubs in the UK are facing increasing pressures to stay open – from local authorities who identify them as hotspots for anti-social behaviour, to developers wanting to build on the land they occupy. Last week revered Glasgow theatre, venue and nightclub The Arches announced that the city’s licencing committee revoked their late license because of concerns of drug use on the premises, effectively closing the nightclub. This followed news that Islington council in London terminated the 24 hour licence of popular Caribbean members bar People’s Club,which will result in its closure.
In some European countries though, it seems things are heading in the opposite direction. Mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan has recently approved 24-hour licences for three of the cities night clubs, bringing the number operating day and night in the city to five – the others being Tolhuistuin and Tower Overhoeks North.
The clubs are Radion, Cruquiusgilde (pictured) and a new venue that has apparently been started by the people that ran the popular Trouw nightclub which closed at the start of the year.