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In other words the Melkweg is a versatile cultural centre established in an old milk factory. It has much more to offer than just music performances. Even so it has welcomes the likes of U-2, Prince, the Beastie Boys, Coldplay and The Foo Fighters since 1970, when it was still a youth centre.
All grown up
After a number of successful renovations to improve the halls and connect the Melkweg to the Stadsschouwburg (city theatre), the Melkweg has clearly outgrown its hippie days. Do stop by if you are near the Leidseplein. And if you can’t find it, ask for directions to the ‘Milky Way’...