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The 3rd Amsterdam Rare Soul Weekender

13th-14th December 2019

Amsterdam Rare Soul Weekender: following on from the success of the first & second Northern Soul Amsterdam Rare Soul weekenders in 2017 and 2018, we’re doing the whole thing all over again! Come and visit us for our 3rd LOST WEEKEND of top quality rare soul, classy crossover, funk, R&B and more, right in the heart of soul city Amsterdam!

The 3rd Amsterdam Rare Soul Weekender 13th-14th December 2019

Amsterdam Rare Soul Weekender DJs

We're absolutely thrilled to bring a fantastic line-up of premier league rare soul DJs to the Amsterdam Rare Soul Weekender for your dancing delight. The DJs are:

Gerd Baum (DE)
Pat Bleasdale (UK)
Christian Bohning (DE)
Mick H (UK)
Samuel Hugosson (SE)
Alan 'Kitch' Kitchener (UK)
Friedemann Klock (DE)
Andrew Skelson (UK/NL)
Dave Thorley (UK/DE)
Alberto Zanini (IT)

...plus your hosts, Peter Oughton and Russell Gilbert, and local DJs.

Amsterdam Rare Soul Weekender 2019

Free record box stickers

These stunning record box stickers will be available free to everyone attending the 3rd Amsterdam Rare Soul Weekender. Don't miss out!

Record box stickers 3rd Amsterdam Rare Soul Weekender 13th-14th December 2019

Watch our Amsterdam Rare Soul Weekender promo video...

The Venue: Café Batavia

Amsterdam Rare Soul Weekender at Cafe Batavia, opposite Centraal Station

The Amsterdam Rare Soul Weekender takes place once again at Café Batavia, a small and intimate venue with a private party feel. A charming Dutch café housed in a listed art deco building dating to 1920, the venue for the 3rd Amsterdam Rare Soul Weekender stands opposite Amsterdam Centraal Station and is just a few doors away from the impressive Basilica of St Nicholas, which dominates the skyline.

Café Batavia has an excellent selection of bottled and draught beers, wines, spirits and other beverages and serves great food until 21:30 each day. We'll be taking over the whole of Café Batavia for our small but mighty mini weekender, which means two rooms for music and dancing as well as the bar.

Visit Café Batavia

Amsterdam Rare Soul Weekender Events

Three events, two rooms, two floors, two days!

Friday 13th December: 20:30-02:30 (Ticket only)

Start off your Lost Weekend with a night of top quality rare soul played by our impressive line-up of DJs. We won’t be finishing too late on the Friday so you have the chance to enjoy the sights of Amsterdam on Saturday before picking up the soul grooves again.

Saturday 14th (afternoon): Mid-tempo and mellow session – 14:00-18:00 (Free event)

Relax and enjoy an afternoon chill out session when five of the most respected collectors of sweet, deep and mellow soul sounds in the Netherlands will be spinning the tunes.

Amsterdam Rare Soul Weekender 2019

Use Café Batavia as a base and grab a bite to eat, go Christmas shopping, record hunting, or explore the city and take in the picturesque sights that make Amsterdam such a beautiful destination.

Saturday 14th: 20:30-02:30 (Ticket only)

The intimate environment of Café Batavia will again provide the venue for what will be a second full-on night of top quality soul, deep funk, classy crossover, R&B and a whole lot more played by our superb line-up of DJs.

It’s the perfect time to head to Amsterdam, not just for a weekend fix of great soul music in a small and friendly venue, but also for all your Christmas shopping. Something else you might want to consider is that Amsterdam boasts as many as 30 (yes, 30!) record shops.

Experience a small but mighty Lost Weekend in Amsterdam! Come for the great tunes and friendly atmosphere in the city of bridges, canals, bicycles and much, much more. Discover hidden record shops, go Christmas shopping, take in the festive lights, indulge in a canal boat cruise, and enjoy the cafés and museums.

Amsterdam Rare Soul Weekender Tickets (Wristbands)

Weekender tickets are €22.50 per person and will be in the form of wristbands.

Wristbands give you entry into both the Friday and Saturday soul events. The Saturday afternoon "mid-tempo and mellow" session at Café Batavia is free for everyone.

To ensure a cosy, intimate and private party feel, weekender wristbands are strictly limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Quality over quantity is our aim.

What people say about Northern Soul Amsterdam

“Wow - had an amazing time... well done all involved!”

“We had a brilliant time and heard consistently top notch tunes all night.”

“Thanks to all the DJs who just didn't give me one good reason to leave the dance floor - not even for a second!”

"Top night with top people xx"

"Had a great night. Cosy venue, great tunes and a very friendly and welcoming crowd. Well worth a visit."

"Crackin' night."

"Top notch night yet again."

"Quality DJs – you all played fantastic sets. Well worth the trek & we'll do it again sometime soon."

“Such a brilliant soul weekend. Enjoyed it from start to finish. The music in both rooms was brilliant, and it was good to hear all the different styles. I'm sure we'll be back for the next one too.”

“My first visit during a chance weekend in Amsterdam and an excellent night. I was made very welcome. Will be recommending to others... Cheers!”

“Thanks for making us feel so welcome. We had an absolute blast!”

Amsterdam Accommodation

From low-cost hostels to B&Bs to 5-star hotels, Amsterdam offers weekend accommodation to suit every budget. As with flights, the best value comes from booking up early!

Here are a few websites to help you find something that suits you:

Official I Amsterdam website

I Amsterdam: Where to stay




Bed and breakfast




B&B 1690

B&B West Violet





Hotel recommendations

Fine Seasons Hotel

Hotel Library Amsterdam

Hotel Voyager

Hotel DiAnn

Motel One Amsterdam

Golden Tulip Amsterdam

Boutique View Hotel


Houseboat Rental Amsterdam


Coming by car and looking for a safe place to park? P1 Parking offer good deals on 24-48-72hr (and longer) parking. Check here (in Dutch):

P1 Parking

Got any questions? Just get in touch using the email address above and we’ll do everything we can to help. Alternatively, join us on Facebook: Northern Soul Amsterdam

Watch the 2018 Amsterdam Rare Soul Weekender promo videos

Meet the Northern Soul Amsterdam resident DJs Loma Russ & Pete45

Check our listing of soul club nights in Amsterdam

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