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  1. 3rd Amsterdam Rare Soul Weekender until
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    Following on from the sell-out success of the first & second Northern Soul Amsterdam mini weekenders in 2017 and 2018, we’re doing the whole thing all over again! Come and visit us for our 3rd LOST WEEKEND of top quality rare soul, classy crossover, funk, R&B and more, right in the heart of soul city Amsterdam!

    DJs:

    Gerd Baum (DE)
    Pat Bleasdale (UK)
    Christian Bohning (DE)
    Mick H (UK)
    Samuel Hugosson (SE)
    Alan 'Kitch' Kitchener (UK)
    Friedemann Klock (DE)
    Andrew Skelson (UK/NL)
    Dave Thorley (UK/DE)
    Alberto Zanini (IT)

    ...plus your hosts, Peter Oughton and Russell Gilbert, and local DJs.

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    Events:

    Friday 13th December: 20:30-02:30 (Ticket only)
    Start off your Lost Weekend with a night of top quality rare soul played by our impressive line-up of DJs. We won’t be finishing too late on the Friday so you have the chance to enjoy the sights of Amsterdam on Saturday before picking up the soul grooves again.

    Saturday 14th (afternoon): Mid-tempo and mellow session – 14:00-18:00 (Free event)
    Relax and enjoy an afternoon chill out session of deep, sweet and mid-tempo soul and more. Grab a bite to eat while enjoying the music. Use Café Batavia as a base and go Xmas shopping, record hunting, or explore the city and take in the picturesque sights that make Amsterdam such a beautifully soulful destination.

    Saturday 14th: 20:30-02:30 (Ticket only)
    The intimate environment of Café Batavia will again provide the venue for what will be a second full-on night of top quality soul, deep funk, classy crossover, R&B and a whole lot more played by our superb line-up of DJs.

    It’s the perfect time to head to Amsterdam, not just for a weekend fix of great soul music in a small and friendly venue, but also for all your Christmas shopping. Something else you might want to consider is that Amsterdam boasts as many as 30 (yes, 30!) record shops.

    Experience a small but mighty Lost Weekend in Amsterdam! Come for the great tunes and friendly atmosphere in the city of bridges, canals, bicycles and much, much more. Discover hidden record shops, go Christmas shopping, take in the festive lights, indulge in a canal boat cruise, and enjoy the cafés and museums.

    The venue:

    Café Batavia is a small and intimate venue with a private party feel. A traditional Dutch “brown café” housed in a listed art deco building dating to 1920, our venue stands opposite Amsterdam Centraal Station and is just a few doors away from the impressive Basilica of St Nicholas, which dominates the station's skyline. Café Batavia has an excellent selection of bottled, draught beers and other beverages and serves great food until 21:30 each day. We'll be taking over Café Batavia for our small but mighty mini weekender, which means two rooms for music and dancing as well as the bar area.

    Weekender wristbands:

    To ensure a cosy, intimate and private party feel, wristband numbers are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Quality over quantity is our aim.

    Weekend tickets are available at €22.50 per person. Tickets will be in the form of wristbands, which you'll collect at the venue. Wristbands give you entry into both the Friday and Saturday soul nights. The Saturday afternoon "mid-tempo and mellow" session at Café Batavia is free for everyone. 

    Send payment via Paypal to: rigilbert@lomarecords.com (if you are paying in Sterling or another non-Euro currency, please make sure to pay the small Paypal currency exchange fee).

    What people say about Northern Soul Amsterdam:

    “Wow - had an amazing time...well done all involved!”

    “We had a brilliant time and heard consistently top notch tunes all night.”

    “Thanks to all the DJs who just didn't give me one good reason to leave the dance floor - not even for a second!”

    "Top night with top people xx"

    "Had a great night. Cosy venue, great tunes and a very friendly and welcoming crowd. Well worth a visit."

    "Crackin' night."

    "Top notch night yet again."

    "Quality djs – you all played fantastic sets. Well worth the trek & we'll do it again sometime soon."

    “Such a brilliant soul weekend. Enjoyed it from start to finish. The music in both rooms was brilliant, and it was good to hear all the different styles. I'm sure we'll be back for the next one too.” 

    “My first visit during a chance weekend in Amsterdam and an excellent night. I was made very welcome. Will be recommending to others... Cheers!”

    “Thanks for making us feel so welcome. We had an absolute blast!”

    Accommodation:

    From low-cost hostels to B&Bs to 5-star hotels, Amsterdam offers weekend accommodation to suit every budget. As with flights, the best value comes from booking up early!

    Here are a few websites to help you find something that suits you:

    Official tourist website:
    www.iamsterdam.com/en/plan-your-trip/where-to-stay

    Apartments
    www.airbnb.com
    www.amsterdamapartmentrental.com

    (1) Bed and Breakfast in Amsterdam
    www.bedandbreakfast.com

    (2) Bed and Breakfast in Amsterdam
    www.bedandbreakfast.amsterdam

    HomeAway
    www.homeaway.com

    Aemstelhuys
    www.aemstelhuys.nl/en

    Hotels
    www.booking.com
    www.lastminute.com/hotels/amsterdam.html
    www.hotelscombined.com/Place/Amsterdam.htm

    Fine Seasons Hotel***
    Prins Hendrikkade 120, 1011Am Amsterdam
    www.fineseasons.nl/en/

    Hotel Library Amsterdam***
    Prins Hendrikkade 145, 1011 AT Amsterdam, Netherlands
    http://hotellibrary.nl/

    *** Both hotels above are on the same street as the venue!***

    Blossom City Hotel
    Stadhouderkade 76, Amsterdam
    www.hotelvivaldi-amsterdam.com/hotels/nederland/amsterdam/hotel-vivaldi-amsterdam/

    Hotel DiAnn
    Raadhuisstraat 27, Amsterdam
    www.hoteldiann.com/

    Motel One Amsterdam (budget accommodation in various locations)
    www.motel-one.com/en/hotels/amsterdam/

    Golden Tulip Amsterdam (affordable accommodation with some nice locations)
    www.goldentulip.com/en/europe/netherlands/hotels-amsterdam

    B&B 160 (in the heart of the Red Light District & given an OK by one of our guest DJs)
    http://bb1680.yolasite.com/

    B&B West Violet
    Located in the trendy Jordaan area with easy access to the centre of Amsterdam
    http://www.westviolet.nl/en

    Good central location & used by visiting guest DJs:
    Boutique Hotel View
    Leidsekade 77, 1017 PM Amsterdam
    http://www.boutiquehotelview.nl/en/

    Houseboats
    www.houseboatrental.amsterdam

    Parking:
    Coming by car and looking for a safe place? P1 Parking offer good deals on 24-48-72hr (and longer) parking. Check here (in Dutch):
    https://www.p1.nl/parkeren/amsterdam

    To keep up-to-date with news, join our Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/northernsoulamsterdam

    ...or visit our website: www.northernsoul.nl

    ...or if you have any questions, send me a private message via Soul Source.

    More Event Info

    Venue Title:   Café Batavia

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