Perhaps Amsterdam’s oldest rave venue? The "Societas Studiosorum Catholicorum Amstelodamensis Akhnaton" was founded by Catholic Students in 1953!

Live music and DJ’s spinning Latin and African sounds keep the crowd dancing in this venue. This small place has several different floors and rooms from which you can enjoy the scene.

Super-chilled atmosphere is smoker-friendly and tolerant… just be nice to everyone else and you’ll have a great time with locals and tourists.

The scene starts at 11 PM and finishes when it’s time to go to work the next day. Akhnaton is conveniently located at Nieuwzijdes Kolk 25, halfway between the Dam Square and Central Station off the Nieuwzides Voorburgwal. There may be a small cover charge.


You start feeling welcome already at the door, no high cover to enter the club, beautiful ambiance, great sofa, very very very good sound system, and gorgeous bartenders 😉 The first time I was there was when Jeff Mills was playing which was absolutely fabulous. Just like all the others nights I visited Mazzo after that night. They have a good line-up, changing regularly, so you can enjoy different nights in different moods. Good doorpolicy, relaxed atmosphere, and absolutely rockin’! Not to be compared to the dark weird nightclub for men that the Mazzo used to be………… Finally beautiful people inside who know how to party! I have been living in Amsterdam for 5 years now, and Mazzo absolutely is the most trendy nightclub in Amsterdam!

Editor’s Note: The Mazzo is also known for fine Italian dining.