ClubNL made its start as one of the first lounge clubs in the Netherlands. Over the years, though, the club has evolved into a discotheque. Since the beginning, the club has been known for its intimate, fun atmosphere and friendly, welcoming staff. Today, the club is also famous for its fantastic house music. After thirteen years, one thing has definitely remained the same: its reputation.
“Everybody knows us,” said Albert Papot, Director and Owner of ClubNL. “We’re an institute.”
The bar at ClubNL — Photo courtesy of ClubNLYou will be seeing in red the second you step inside. Everything is glowing. Papot said he chose this color because it’s sexy, exciting and a little bit naughty. “It’s the color of the night,” he said.
The dance floor at ClubNL — Photo courtesy of ClubNLThe popular dance club has a very intimate feel. While the space is small, it is very comfortable and gives the impression that you are in someone’s living room. The vibe is really laid back. Everyone is there to have a good time, share a few drinks and dance until the sun comes up. The club places a large emphasis on the music. According to Jiro Goto, General Manager of ClubNL, the music has to be intelligent and surprising.
“It has to be a little different than all the other organizations,” said Papot. “If everything is the same, it’s not exciting.”
The venue has welcomed big name international DJs, such as MC Warren, Sasha, John Digweed, Johnny de Mol, Trentemoller and Ricardo Villalobos. As the club has been around for quite a while, most people hear about it from word of mouth, said Goto. Celebrities such as Mick Jagger and Puff Daddy have even visited. ClubNL definitely promises a good time.