De School comes from the team behind legendary Amsterdam nightclub Trouw, and the basement nightclub (located in the school's former bike storage) is one of De School's biggest draws thanks to an elegant programme of live music and clubbing events. The 500 capacity club forms part of a wider cultural centre in the former school buildings that also houses young creative businesses and artist studios as well as a concert venue, restaurant, cafe, exhibition space and a gym.
24 hour licence
De School Amsterdam holds a 24 hour licence, as its predecessor Trouw did before it, meaning that nights can be open ended. Some nights end around 5am while others will go on until 9am or 10am, with the eventual goal to create a 24 hour culture where people can dance, eat, drink and enjoy the venue's cultural offerings at any time of the day.