The building on Prins Hendrikkade opened its doors the 29th of March 1968 and knew a period of fame at the end of the 60ies. Famous bands like Pink Floyd and Jefferson Airplane played it. At that time Fantasio was just as known as Paradiso., that was squatted a day later by the same group of progressive pop lovers. Autumn 1969 one of the first Dutch pop-clubs was transformed into meditation centre the “Kosmos”. With the founding of the National Institute of Popmusic in 1998 at the Prins Hendrikkade the original and still intact Fantasia theatre regained its original function.