This former newspaper office turned into a
cultural highlight of Amsterdam is an absolute must visit during your stay in
the Dutch Capital. The grand building used to serve as a publishing factory for
one of the most leading newspapers in the Netherlands. This fact will strike
you as obvious when entering Trouw; in the basement you still find some old
newspaper presses left behind and the industrial atmosphere of the building is
exquisitely combined with stylish decoration.
experience kicks off with the restaurant located in the front of the building.
The Mediterranean feeling is not just noticeable in the decorations, but also
in the food that’s served. Unlike most restaurants, at Trouw, instead of each
person ordering their own meal, you order per table and share the food that is
The menu is
inspired by the Mediterranean & north African kitchen and most of the
ingredients are selected from the area and dayfresh when served on your plate.
During the summertime the terrace is open, so you’ll be able to enjoy food with
friends with your feet touching the grass.
first floor of Trouw you find “De Verdieping”.
In a literal translation this means floor, but in this context the more
figuratively translation of “going in depth” is more appropriate. This area is
used by contemporary artists as a cultural hotspot for exhibitions, movienights
and live performances. In this matter Trouw is trying to stimulate the vibrant
young artistic subculture in Amsterdam by giving young artists a chance to
present their work to the public.
The goal of
the project is to use minimal resources to create a maximal cultural
experience. This being done by not only the artists themselves but also
inspiring visitors to contribute to the exhibitions when possible. Making it a
perfect place to indulge yourself into the Dutch cultural atmosphere.
In case the
restaurant & cultural experience didn’t convince you already to grant Trouw
with a visit, the night club might just do the trick. The room that used to
host the gigantic newspaper presses is now turned into a club. Stripes of thick
glass allow you to look into the floor below you and still see some of the
newspaper presses. This combined with the amazing lightshows and decoration you
instantly feel that you are spending your night in one of the most amazing
clubs of Amsterdam.
during the weekends it hosts DJ’s from all over the world and is known among
the locals in Amsterdam as one of the best spots to experience Amsterdam
nightlife. Club, minimal and techno will generally be the music genres to dance
the night away to.
Wibautstraat 127 which is
easy to reach by metro (get off at metrostop Wibautstraat). The Amstel House Apartment is located on a
walking distance from Trouw and it would be a great pick for a group of max. 6
guests looking for a great Amsterdam experience. If you’re staying in another
area of Amsterdam you can use public transportation to reach Trouw and if you’re
staying for a night of dancing, a line of taxi’s will be waiting at the club to
take you home after. You can find out more information about using the public transport system in the city by clicking on the video below.
website of Trouw (www.trouwamsterdam.nl/en/) you can find the menu of the restaurant as
well as the program of the club. The website is available in English and on the
website you can also find all the contact information if case you want to make
a reservation (which is a good idea if you want to have dinner) or have any
When you’re going to visit the club, be aware of
the fact that it’s normal to have to buy tickets to get in, and that sometimes
they are only available on the website, so check it before leaving your