In the heart of Amsterdam, you’ll find Splendor: a club for every kind of music, conceived and founded by 50 top-flight musicians and their public. Splendor is a meeting place, a club, a workspace, a musical laboratory and much, much more.

Splendor is made possible by its 50 musicians, 1300 members, 25 volunteers and many donors. 

The Concept

In 2010, a group of enterprising musicians, composers and artists had a plan: invest in a place where everything is possible, where experimentation knows no bounds and where artists and their public connect to inspire each other. In September 2013, Splendor was ready to open its doors for musicians and public.

The musicians

Splendor is run by a group of 50 exceptional musicians from every nook and cranny of the international music scene. Splendor is a second home for them and their public, but also for the vast number of musicians from the Netherlands and abroad that come to rehearse or perform there.
The 50 core musicians invested €1000 and play at least once a year for the Splendor members. In exchange, the building is theirs – 365 days a year – to create, explore and produce…wherever their imagination takes them.

The Members

The best part of the success of Splendor is that they achieve it together with their members. For just € 120 a year, you can go for free to over 50 concerts given by the Splendor musicians, for other events in Splendor, you receive a membership discount.

The building

Splendor is located in a former bathhouse, which was built in the 1920s with the style characteristics of the Amsterdam School. The former men's and women's bathrooms have been converted into the Grote en Kleine Zaal. In the basement there are some studios, and also the beautiful attic is used intensively for rehearsals, meetings and small concerts.

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