Amsterdam To Support Nightlife Industry With €2.2 Million Investment

The city of Amsterdam has outlined a new four-year plan of action to support its nightlife industry with €2.2 million (over $2.4 million USD) in investments.

A new report includes “15 new measures” that will improve the city’s nightlife economy and names Valtifest, Milkshake, and ADE as “innovative” cultural focal points in a city that “never sleeps.”

The plan will see the city work with developers, landowners and private investors to convert abandoned and unused spaces into temporary and permanent music venues. 

The spaces, which include everything from garages to old bomb shelters, will also be outfitted with sound insulation in order to limit noise complaints from neighbors in residential areas.

The program will also support up-and-coming creatives with a fund dedicated to educating young nightlife professionals, DJs and sound and lighting technicians through courses and workshops held at nightclubs around the city.

In a written statement translated from Dutch, Amsterdam Deputy Mayor Touria Meliani said: 

“As a municipality, we fulfill our role in a way that does justice to the interests of day and night. Together with social parties, area developers and the cultural sector itself, we can use the measures in this agenda to give night culture the boost it deserves as a vital part of cultural life in Amsterdam.”

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