De Vondelbunker is an autonomous independent cultural center, café and music venue, located under the Vondelbrug in the Amsterdam Vondelpark.

De Vondelbunker is used for a diversity of parties, exhibitions, film screenings, discussion evenings and other creative and activist happenings. De Vondelbunker is run on a non-profit basis by volunteers. 

Vondelbunker history

The location was originally built in 1947 as an nuclear shelter. In the 1950's it shortly functioned as youth café and school for rock and roll music and dance. 

Just before the flower power years, in '68, the location made some history when it opened as a small club and concert hall named Beatkelder Lijn 3 (lit. Beat-cellar). Although the Beatkelder Lijn 3 only existed for one year, it became well known as a hangout for local beatniks and gained some fame because of a spontaneous Pink Floyd concert on location. 

In the eighties the location functioned as a rehearsal studio for local bands.

In 2013 de Vondelbunker was re-opened in it's present guise. 

De Vondelbunker calendar

Vondelbunker yoga
Tue 20 Aug 2019
NO WOW + The Mudd // Live Show
Fri 23 Aug 2019
Synth and Pencil
Sat 24 Aug 2019
POM – Panthause in Vondelbunker
Thu 29 Aug 2019
Fri 30 Aug 2019
Kontrabar x Game night
Thu 5 Sep 2019
PLAN B – Movie Night
Thu 12 Sep 2019
Fri 4 Oct 2019
Music venue or club


Vondelpark 8 (inside the bridge)