translation: "Milky Way") is a popular
music venue and cultural center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It is located on the Lijnbaansgracht, near
the Leidseplein, a prime nightlife center of Amsterdam.
The main entrance of the Melkweg
is housed in a former warehouse and is divided into a number of
spaces of varying sizes. Besides a large hall for rock and pop
music concerts, there are also spaces for dance/theater, cinema,
photography and media-art. The Melkweg is run by a non-profit
organisation that has existed since 1970.
It is referenced in the Cracker
"Euro-Trash Girl", the Lagwagon
"Infectious" and in title of the Half Man Half Biscuit
song "Prag Vec
at the Melkweg". The title of The
's song "Under the Milky
" is also a reference to the Melkweg.
Other venues in Amsterdam