OT301 is generally an alternative cultural center: up-to-date underground music, alternative, experimental, on the edge. An independent movie and theater venue, and all kinds of activities: courses from self-defense to salsa, but all with the understated punk attitude. OT301 also houses Subbacultcha-events (check out Subbacultcha online)
You may call it avant garde but the focus of OT301 is to provide an alternative to the mainstream commercial culture, be it by being experimental, be it by being politically radical.
A fun thing to do: take part in Tuesday’s ping-pong bar. In the bar and the concert hall 3 ping-pong tables wait for potential competitors – well, it’s just for fun, no competition, really. But mind you: the Ping Pong bar is closed from mid July until the end of August.
In-house restaurant “Pepper” is also worth a visit if you are food-conscious: It’s all vegan and organic and not very expensive. And a nice hang-out. It’s all quite low-key but in a way a must in the alternative culture in Amsterdam.
The mentioned opening times are for restaurant Pepper – for the venues’ openings times check the website.