We came to this small venue situated away from the centre of the city to see The Rifles. We ended up seeing a great local band called Moss who were performing live on the radio (3FM) and were interviewed by DJ Eric Corton.
It is a tiny venue but a great place to meet locals! Open Wednesdays 10pm til 1pm. (Last tram back to the city centre is at ten past 12 so be warned!)
Dress Code: Anything
Address: Plantage Middenlaan 4A
Directions: Take a number 10 tram 6 stops from the Leidseplein to S'Gravesandestraat. Then walk.
Every Tuesday night (10-11) at Desmet you can enjoy a live radioshow with music and stories told by actual poets and literary people.
The music is played by a band whose performance ranges from american and dutch rock to blues and whatever else, depending on the music guest of the night so, it makes everything pleasant even though you don`t understand the dutch poems and novels.
The entry is free, you can order some drinks at the pub and take them inside the sala.
Naturally, being a live radioshow, talking or laughing aloud is not allowed at all.
Directions: Plantage Middlelaan