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Amsterdam’s most creative kitchen might be hiding in a nightclub.

Just over a year after closing down the legendary Trouw—an infamous nightclub housed in a former newspaper printing press—, the minds behind one of Amsterdam’s most storied dance floors inaugurated their new home. And this time, the setting was even more jaw-dropping. Housed in a former school in the west end of the city, De School is currently home to a 24-hour nightclub hosting the best in European techno and house, as well as a weekday café that makes good use of the building’s indoor patio. But the best thing about this scholastic experience just might be the restaurant—an eponymous eatery offering fixed 5- and 7-course menus at affordable prices. Think high eating made from regional delicacies paired with exceptional natural wines, and a bill that’ll leave you enough to go into the basement for some drinks and dancing. Not surprisingly, it’s as popular among the club kids as it is Amsterdam’s foodies, so book ahead.

De School, Doctor Jan Van Breemenstraat 1, Amsterdam

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