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Our story

The Flying Dutchman is the oldest Disco in Luxembourg still keeping the original alternative spirit for over 40 years. We are working on providing you with outstanding cultural experiences as well as the traditional DJ program.

History of the Flying Dutchman in Beaufort Luxembourg, rue des Rochers - Kummel

The place which is now known as the Flying Dutchman,  had already a dance floor before 1976, with some balls organised in the afternoons. In 1971, Carlo Schneider and Nic Herber organised the first Disco at this location.

It was Carolina J Oudkerk Pool, a 48-years old Dutch Mother of five children, together with her oldest son Marcel, who gave birth to the mythical FLYING DUTCHMAN on 2nd February 1976. She used to call Marcel “the Flying Dutchman”, as he was always on the run and never at home - and decided to register the new business on this name. After a renovation and complete change of the location, they did what seemed impossible at the time and opened the discotheque in the middle of nowhere.

Concerts were organised and artists like Buffalo C. Wayne, Hugo van Haastert, Nena, to only name a few, performed live at the Flying Dutchman. Younger tourist kids needed to be back at the Camping around 11pm, making space on the floor for the real Rock'n'Rollers. So the Legend began.

LED ZEPPELIN, THE DOORS, PINK FLOYD, every sound that is now known as 'real Flying Music' was played by DJ Marcel, himself. Closing time was 1 a.m., and the same song was played every night to finalise another 'Fly Day'. In the 80s and 90s the Disco became an institution of the nightlife of Luxembourg and beyond the borders. During this time The Flying Dutchman was voted twice into the TOP TEN of best Clubs worldwide in german Music Magazine SPEX. But all of this is the achievement of one person, Marcel Mich. He owned the club over three decades and managed to preserve and develop its unique identity.

Live Concerts have always been part of the spirit and many bands have played there already. The Flying Dutchman is not only a discotheque, but a part of the collective cultural heritage to all the people in the area. We want to keep the alternative progressive spirit of the place alive and ignore the boundaries of the possibilities, contributing to a more open, creative and tolerant society.  

The Flying Dutchman


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