Cineac, the new club-restaurant in Amsterdam of DJ Tiësto

Tiësto happily celebrated the opening of his new club-restaurant in Amsterdam on June, the 7th, during the press and VIP presentation of the venue. The official opening was Saturday, June 9th, but the press and the owner's relations were invited for a special celebration. During the celebrity ceremony, Tiësto played an opening set, and was later joined by the new residents of the venue. He performed with a group of sexy and beautiful models wearing the provocative lingerie of Der Kommissair.

Amazing modern Chinese food and cocktails to the VIP guests and of course a beautiful atmosphere, thanks to the famous architect J. Duikers who designed the place. The Cineac, a former cinema located close to the city's famous Tuschinski cinema and the Rembrandt square, was first known as Planet Hollywood and later as an ID&T venue bearing the same name, both of which were plagued by misfortune. The luxurious location, which has a multi-storey design overlooking a central stage, was taken over last year, by owners of the Mansion (another luxurious club in the Dutch capital), and Tiësto, who is apparently looking for means to expand his portfolio.

The cook chef Ho En Looi has previously worked for

the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Beijing in China, The Dylan Hotel in Amsterdam and most recently for the College Hotel. The restaurant is a new, avant garde Dim Sum restaurant with a healthy fast and delicious style of dining. Even after eleven in the evening when the kitchen officially closes Cineac will still offer small Dim Sum dishes. Apart from a restaurant, serving 'modern Chinese cuisine', the venue opens its doors to a mix of corporate and cultural events during the day, serving dishes from the late afternoon onwards, and of course, transforms in a venue for club-nights during the late evening. Thursday is dedicated to sexy house, Friday to more eclectic and urban sounds, with the Saturday being dedicated to electro pop. Whether Mr. Tiësto will often take to the CDJ's of the venue is yet to be seen, although we believe his involvement is more of a promotional thing, and the start of his post-DJ investment career.

The dominant spot at the Cineac obviously is for the DJ booth. From every corner, whether it is the dance floor or the VIP deck upstairs, the guests will see it. Various modern and revolutionary styles of music will find their way to the audience, while at the same time a lot of internationally known top DJs will show their skills on the decks, supported by the unique acoustics of the building itself. The original Cineac was a total contrast to the Tuschinski movie theatre, its neighbor across the Reguliersbreestraat in central Amsterdam. The former was built in 1934 by architect Johannes Duiker in accordance with the 'Modernist' geometric credo of the 'Style' movement of the time and was designed to show the reality of "actualite", the Dutch for news. The latter is an amazing Art Deco dream palace dedicated to luxury living. Since its heyday, the Cineac suffered some drastic renovations and through the 1980s served as a "riksbioscoop”. But fantasy wins out over reality every time: Cineac withered and died while Tuschinski went from strength to strength.

The renovated Cineac premises reopened as a restaurant in November 1996, with a massive "Planet Hollywood" sign sticking up from the roof on stilts, replacing the Cineac name. But Planet Hollywood proved to be from a different galaxy and soon faded away too. Now taking the lead from its glamorous neighbor, Cineac has reappeared as a stylish eatery and a marvelous addition to Amsterdam's thriving early 21st century restaurant-club scene.
Cineac is located in the heart of Amsterdam, the Reguliersbreestraat across from the Pathe’ Tuschinkski and near the Rembrandtplein.

For more info: www.cineac.nl

Reservations: (020) 616 66 64
Address: Reguliersbreestraat 31.33, 1017CM, Amsterdam

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