Matthew B. Carney is a man of many talents: Actor; presenter; radio host; writer; cultural strategist…the list goes on.
Originally from the North West of England, Matthew trained in The Netherlands and Berlin, before landing in Amsterdam, where he now lives. In addition to his acting and strategy work, he also hosts a radio show, where he and co-host Maxine put the world to rights on a variety of topics.
And if all that wasn’t enough, he recently set up Knap House, a Queer Culture consultancy helping to shed light on what’s really happening in Queer Culture – and not just the manufactured version.
A man with his finger firmly on the pulse, we asked Matthew to share some of the hottest spots in Amsterdam…
"I always have a good time in this venue! The dance floor is in the belly of the boat, with its low ceiling and the fact it's a smaller venue, the nights have that nice intimate party vibe."
"One of my favourite clubs. Lots of rooms and spaces to roll around on a night out, I always seem to meet amazing people on the dancefloor. One of my fave nights there is Spielraum."
"An old school 'brown bar' on my street. It's untouched and timeless - always the same bar staff and the same regulars, with classic music, mostly old soul and indie classics."
"Located in Zaandam, this venue was an old military factory. But despite its dark history, the space is amazing - really well curated art exhibitions, a little art and design library, chill out areas to work and a really nice café."
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