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February 2, 2006
The night started with a snowstorm. No scratch that. A dam blizzard. Ten of us were booked on the Supperclub cruise but were unsure if it was even going to take place. We were also running late and were under strict orders that 15 minutes late and we would be left so here we are four girls and six guys running through a blizzard in our stilettos (girls, not guys!!) sliding all over the road, trying to find the right harbor.We got there with mere minutes to spare only to hear the ship would not be cruising due to the storm. That was great news to my hubby, who does not like boats anyway.
The open-air deck was obviously closed for this non voyage but we didn’t mind that. The upper deck “La bar noir” was a sexy black space all chrome and black (duh!!) with dark hidden alcoves whereas downstairs was “la Salle Neige” basically a huge giant white bed, white floors, white walls, white, white, white. Apparently last year the Supperclub cruise won the Lensvelt Architect Interior Prize. Now I don’t move in architecture circles but I don’t need awards to tell me this place was amazingly cool!As we got settled on our bed which fits 100 people-a great way to make new friends- the music began and the food started arriving. The great house DJ was smoking pot, and no one cared if you wanted to light up a joint right there on the bed-that was ok with themIn all, we have 5 set courses, and everything which arrived was delicious, from the warm cheese tart to the succulent fish. The waiters were out of this world and joined us on the bed to chat between courses. The meal itself lasted over 4 hours, with belly dancers and shows between coursesWe sat, we ate, we drank and smoked and then we danced and danced. Any available space was our dance floor. In fact I laughed at the website saying, ”The bed can be used as a dance floor…among other things.” Too funny.
Be sure to bring your second mortgages--this place is not cheap. We spent about 100 euros ($118) each. However, we were dam cool for at least one night!
From journal 'Dam partying
London, United Kingdom
November 14, 2005
The Supper Club was unequivocally the worst eating experience of my life. It was supposed to be five courses and we only got three, which would not have been so bad had the dinner not cost over 120 pounds (including wine). The staff were too busy drinking, dancing, and eating the dinner we should have gotten to serve you. It was like you paid all that money to watch how incredibly cool they are - except they aren't. I mean, they all wear head-to-toe white--how '90s J’Lo of them! I just don’t know where our waitress went. But she didn’t come back. She was probably too busy dancing on the bar. The show was so bad, it was almost funny. They had a mime for Christ's sake! And a naked woman getting painted in chocolate, heaven forbid they would want to dispel Amsterdam’s reputation for being tacky. When the DJ hammered out R Kelly's, “I believe I can fly,” I believed I could have cried.
The patrons seemed to think they were dead cool for being there but were the sort of people who would own a Ricky Martin CD. If I had known that it cost that much and that we would be eating our dinners on our lap (the food we got that is), I would never have gone. The music was okay, but hey, the guy was playing CDs; I had most of them at home and could have eaten my dinner off my lap at home. It was complete and utter rubbish.
From journal Supper Club
June 15, 2005
The place was very hard to find, as it was down a small ally and the door was hidden, with no sign hinting it was there. Once we realized that the big gold door was the Supper Club, we made our way into a bar/lounge area where we had some drinks to start. The decor was great; everything was white with colorful lights glowing on it.
Once there were a few more people, they started to seat us in the dining area. We sat a sofa/bed-type thing that was long enough to fit many parties next to each other. There was lots of music and live video shows all night long, as well as some people dressed in drag dancing on the bar at certain points in the night. The menu was predetermined, so they brought us a full five-course meal, and everything was excellent. The coolest part was there were a few girls (also dressed in all white) who went around and, for an additional charge, would give you a back massage in between courses.
Overall, it was a great experience. The price was high, so we made it our one expensive night out since we were students at the time. I would recommend this to big groups or to a couple, because it can also be very romantic.
by Jim Rosenberg
March 29, 2002
Ring the bell and you will be greeted at the door by a hostess who will direct you downstairs to the lounge. There, you can order a drink and slip into a room with contstantly changing mood-lighting where the patrons wait in a number of large, u-shaped booths and pulsating techno music provides the theme. Yes, it's true that your reservation was for 8 p.m. and you arrived to 7:30 p.m. to provide time for a drink, but time is not something that people at the Supperclub are really slavish about. Around 8:20 p.m., people start filtering out of the lounge and up to the dining room. (On the way, you may note the two, identical bathrooms which are marked "Hetero" and "Homo").
Like everything else about this place, the dining room is unique. It is a large, two-story room. The walls are lined with mattresses and pillows along the two long walls -- all nicely sheeted and cased, by the way. The mezzanine is set up the same way as the main floor. (If you can, you might try to talk the staff into putting you in a corner, which is very nice indeed!).
There are small, short-legged stainless steel tables with candles which provide an amazingly stable platform to hold your drinks (of which you may have a few). The staff is attentive and funky, with the whole thing perhaps reminding you of having an elegant dinner in bed.
A few entertainers -- (my companions told me they were female impersonators but I was never really sure) -- do a little lip-syncing to focus the crowd on an occasion or two, but mostly, people are left to their own devices. You will perhaps catch a whiff of pot in the air. It's not provided or sold at the Supperclub, but there is a coffee shop that certainly prepares for the evening's guests across the street. Supperclub patrons regularly pick up supplies while the doorman lets them in and out with a disinterested, "none-of-my-business" look.
Dinner itself is a five course meal and we found everything to be very well prepared and presented. The Supperclub has a fixed price menu in the neighborhood of 60 Euros and you will be having whatever they are preparing that evening, although there is a vegetarian option. (Our main course was seared tuna and it was awesome, as was the salad, soup, veggies and a wonderful sorbet-based dessert). That price doesn't include drinks or a gratuity.
The Supperclub is fun, Hedonistic and very entertaining for people who can go with an open mind and want to have a truly unique experience.
From journal Amsterdam: Europe's "Other" Side
January 14, 2002
From journal Another Trip to Amsterdam
Charlotte, North Carolina
June 13, 2000
From journal Amsterdam Getaway