Amsterdam BeatClub 'The Best Place To Go! Go!'
20th. Anniversary Weekender !!!
In July 2023, we celebrated 20 years of Amsterdam BeatClub with a Weekender and the release of a new 2 LP-set "Amsterdam BeatClub: The Best Place To Go! Go! vol. 3"

What a fantastic ABC Weekender we had: This! Was! Great! From the crazy happening on Saturday Nite in De Nieuwe Anita, with Los Moustros del Espacio Exterior from Mexico, via the sold-out ABC Beat-Boat Canal Cruise on Sunday afternoon, hitting a bridge on it's way, and followed by the release party in Concerto with the superb Jansen & de Vries 4tet, to all the beautiful performances in Paradiso, with icing on the cake a blistering finale of all artists on stage, during the spontaneous superjam on Bonnie St. Claires' "I Surrender" was all great big fun!

Here's what happened (Weekender photo's on this page soon!)


Some classic Amsterdam photo's, many by Ed v/d Elsken, to get you in the right mood :)

And this is what we planned for this fab ABC Weekender:
Sat. July 22nd.
Amsterdam BeatClub 20th. Anniversary Party at De Nieuwe Anita
great music, fab cocktails, cool dancing & party-time!!!
live: Los Moustros del Espacio Exterior (Mex)
¡¡Somos una banda mexicana de Rock and Soul, mezclando ritmos de Soul, Rock'nRoll & R&B!! of the coolest shows straight from Mexico!
deejays Ir. Vendermeulen & Marycherry (FR.) spin the groovy 50's/60's wax!
De Nieuwe Anita | Fred.Hendrikstraat 111 | Amsterdam
Sunday July 23rd. (daytime program) FB EVENT
14:00 - 16:00: THE ABC BEAT-BOAT Canal Cruise!
Join a Canal-cruise through Amsterdam on the ABC BEAT-BOAT!
Be like The Beatles in 1964 and go sightseeing on the beautiful canals of Amsterdam. Twist & Shout with deejays Paloma Lorenzo & Jasper El Salvaje on a classic Dutch ship, build in 1880! Your charming hostess is Zamira à Go!Go! 
There's a bar on board, relaxing times guaranteed! :)

Get on/off the ABC BEAT-BOAT at Amstelveld 10, Amsterdam.
The tour starts 14:00 SHARP, do make sure that you are there on time.



16:00 - 17:00: Amsterdam BeatClub "The Best Place To Go! Go! vol. 3"
record release party at Concerto Recordstore!

"Amsterdam BeatClub: The Best Place To Go! Go! vol. 3" 

record release party at Amsterdam #1 record store Concerto (since 1955)
feat. live concert by the fantastic Jansen & de Vries 4-tet (boogie 'n blues)

Concerto, Utrechtsestraat 60, Amsterdam / free entrance!

17:00 - 19:00: 2 hours off to go shopping, relax, grab a drink, have a bite,
or do whatever you feel like doing in Amsterdam..


..and after that you'll be ready to Go!Go! to the main event:

Sun. July 23rd.
Amsterdam BeatClub 20th. Anniversary Party in Paradiso!
hosted by Ir. Vendermeulen

Celebrating 20 years of Amsterdam BeatClub 'The Best Place To Go! Go!' parties with the very best 50's / 60's music in Paradiso! 
Feat. the original Dutch Beatgirl Bonnie St. Claire (Tame Me Tiger! 
I Surrender!), The Mocks (nederbeat), Doctor Velvet (garage punk),     Georgina Peach & the Savoys (soul & r'nb), The Hi-Stakes (jump jive), Frankie (freakbeat), the Hello Weeners (60's garage), burlesque Fay Loren, 
GoGo Girls The Barbarellas,  top deejays, cult visuals & lotsa fun!
...Come all over & celebrate with us!!!

Deejays: Daan Modern, Profundo P., Marycherry(FR),

 Waikiki Wilf, Yves Vaillant, Zamira à GoGo & Asnavoura

time schedule ABC in Paradiso:
19:00 - 24:00: live music in the main hall
24:00 - late : afterparty in the ABC Go!Go! Basement,
   to the grooviest ABC dj's!


Paradiso | Weteringschans 6-8 | Amsterdam
during the weekender we also presented our brand new ABC compilation:
"Amsterdam BeatClub: The Best Place To Go! Go! vol. 3"
(2 LP-set + booklet on Sonic Rendezvous/Munster Records)
We are very proud to celebrate 20 years of Amsterdam BeatClub with the release of vol.3 in "The Best Place To Go! Go!"-series! It's another cool 2 LP-set, feat. 33 bands and artists that all performed at Amsterdam BeatClub over the last 20 years. You'll find the best in Rhythm 'n Blues, Rock 'n roll, Surf, Beat, 60's Garage and everything inbetween, all combined on this compilation. Also included is a wicked 16-page booklet full of photos, rare flyers, full length stories and inside information about 20 years of Amsterdam BeatClub: "The Best Place To Go! Go!" Incl. many previously unreleased tracks!

feat. Les Robots, Spunyboys, Earl Jackson & the Savoys, Jansen & de Vries 4-tet, Gizzelle, The WiseGuyz, Mischief!, Dry Riverbed Trio, The Uppertones, The Hi-Stakes, Georgina Peach & the Savoys, The Two Timers, Los Killer Tones, The Skepticals,  Doctor Velvet, Bebo & the Goodtime Boys, Les Synapses, The Kryng, Frankie, the Mocks, The Wyld Gooms, The Hello Weeners, Howlin' Jaws, T-99, Phantom Frank, Fleur, Los Sustos, Messer Chups, The Courettes, Martin Draax, The Jackets, Los Moustros del Espacio Exterior, Le Chiffre Organ-ization!

Produced & compiled by Ir. Vendermeulen
Mastered by Arjan Spies
Artwork by Yves Vaillant
order your copy now at
or grab it during the releaseparties at the ABC WEEKENDER, July. 22/23rd!

during the ABC Weekender we enjoyed these artists & more:

link for hotel availability in center of Amsterdam!