Club 8 is just around the corner from where I live, and it has it’s own specific appeal: a bit alternative, with graffiti covering all the stairways to the third and forth floor where Club8 has its residency. Not that I am a fanatic pool player. But I like – even if I don’t play – the atmosphere of people concentrating deeply on the game, and busy with something, but relaxed. Not as in some hip or less hip places in the center, noisy and overcrowded.
Pool billiard: there are 19 pool tables and 3 snooker tables. Enough to keep the waiting time down to a minimum. Actually the Club is internationally renowned, and sometimes there are international competitions.
After a change of owner unfortunately the club on the second floor has been abandoned – and will be rebuilt as a “private area snooker club” – whatever that means: I will keep you posted…
Contrary to many other places in Amsterdam it’s a pretty large space, well hidden, and not touristic at all – as with many places: you have to know about it. Especially good for rainy days. Just to mention: the guy on the picture is my fellow co-spotter Jošt from Ljubljana on his visit to Amsterdam – well: I also take my guests to Club 8!