On October 10th, Claire made a heartfelt statement on Facebook that the club would be closing its doors this coming November. The statement, written in Dutch, remembers the past three years of the club’s existence fondly. The Claire team graciously thanks everyone who contributed to the club including staff, suppliers, promoters, artists, and dancers. They remember the club as a place where you could come and celebrate freedom and diversity and dance to artists from near and far.

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Posted by Claire on Thursday, October 10, 2019

The team names financials as the reason for closing. They acknowledge the difficulties of keeping a nightclub running successfully and with dignity, admit their shortcomings. The statement claims November 9th will be the final night and invites the community to join them as they bid adieu. Until then, the party will continue into the beginning of November with performances by Mark Seven, Chaos in the CBD, and Maribou State. The Facebook comments exhibit an outpour of love and support from the Claire community showing how truly respected this venue is.

The Claire team notes that after they close their doors on the 9th, a new team will be taking over the venue. Whether the space will remain a nightclub is unknown.

dj playing at claire

An iconic venue for underground techno and house, Claire has been named one of the best nightclubs in Amsterdam by multiple media sources. Prior to the Claire team taking over in 2015, the venue was home to the infamous Studio 80. With its past so rooted in dance music, the closure comes with hopes that a new club concept will open in the near future.

Claire is situated in Amsterdam’s city center in Rembrandt Square. Two rooms, the venue itself is intimate, colorful, and boasts a killer sound system. It has been known as an incubator for local DJs, giving them the space to play to an enthusiastic crowd. Progressive in its programming, it has always been a place where artists, big and small, can present forward-thinking sounds.

claire dance floor

A popular venue among ADE (Amsterdam Dance Events), a festival and music conference that takes place for five days and nights across Amsterdam, Claire will continue to host five events during this week’s festival.

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