Archive for the “Amsterdam” Category

Bankjescollectief launched

Every first Sunday of the month BankjesCollectief turns the streets into the largest outdoor café in the world. ‘Open’ your own bench in front of your house or visit other benches in your neighbourhood. The bench owners choose what they want to serve: from a cup of coffee to a tasty lunch and from a […]

Craft in focus

From the 30th of May till the 1st of June, the Kromhouthal in Amsterdam North will host ‘Craft in Focus‘: a documentary film festival about craftsmanship, The festival includes a symposium, master classes by craftsmen and film workshops. During the symposium – Tuesday evening May 27th at 19:30 – some craftsmen will give a presentation […]

Lennard Schuurmans Context

From April 24th to May 25th Walls Gallery presents: ‘Context'; A solo exhibition by mixed media master Lennard Schuurmans. The abstract works you’ll see at Context resonate with each other and the whole is a work in itself. Go see it at the Prinsengracht 737 in Amsterdam! Check out the Walls exhibition post and Lennard […]

Secret Amsterdams Guerilla Theatre

At a secret location at the NDSM wharf Amsterdam, theatre collective AGT reads pieces of known and unknown plays. Writers, directors, producers and actors come together on ‘guerrilla literary evenings’ to get inspired. ‘Just doing’ and socializing are the main principles. When I spoke with actress and AGT co creator Mareille Labohm at Blown Away […]

Cruqius barn party: jumping into 2014

Dear friends and support, thank you for coming to the Cruqius barn New Year’s Eve Party. Without your input, enthusiasm and friendliness, this evening would not have been so successful. Two crappy cellphone jump for joy movies, shot at the end of the evening:   Special thanks to Martine, Vera, Jos, Bart, Jan, Robin, Caroline, […]

292 documentaries in 12 days

The world’s largest documentary film festival, the International Film Festival Amsterdam, will take place from 20 November to 1 December 2013. The objective is to promote creative documentaries to a wide audience and organize debates, forums and workshops. Check out their rich programme schedule or festival website. Opening event: Return to Homs I had the […]

Be welcome!

It took a while before I finally jumped on the CouchSurfing bandwagon. Initially, I had a strong prejudice about the bulk of the crowd sourced hospitality network members. I was convinced they saw surfing merely as way to save money while travelling, instead of more importantly, a unique opportunity to connect with locals. Finally, I […]

Country blues virtuoso North Mississippi Allstars rocks

Were have I been as a self proclaimed music lover? How did I not know North Mississippi Allstars? With their debute album in 2000 and seven studio albums after, I must have been sleeping! Their newest album ‘World Boogie Is Coming’ is quite an onion to peel. What a wonderful mix of guitar riffs, pounding […]

Celebrate Krux Amsterdam first anniversary

Initiated by four young designers, Krux is an workspace on the banks of the Rijnkanaal in the city of Amsterdam. It’s attached to workspace 5, were I and some friends share our space to relax and create. Krux invites you to join their celebration of one year Krux Amsterdam. Come to see the shared workspace […]

Final chapter for music students

Go Pakhuis Wilhelmina to catch tomorrow’s musical talent After 5 years at the Conservatorium, a group of musicians finally arrived at the final chapter of their study book. Uri Dijk, David Stack and Alex van Damme will graduate today May 28th at the Wilhelmina Warehouse in Amsterdam. Bands on stage are: Nosoyo Bartek Aap&DeMouw ALFALFA […]

Amsterdam Heritage Days

This weekend it’s on! Especially for the Amsterdam 2013 celebrations, four editions of Amsterdam Heritage Days will take place. Together these events will bring to life 400 years of the city’s rich history by sharing the secrets of Amsterdam’s changing architecture and lifestyles. Check out the full programme on the Amsterdam Heritage Days website

Musical tip of a tenner

In times of financial crisis, treat yourself with a rich musical evening If it’s too good to be true, it usually is too good. Not next Thursday! Pop temple Paradiso is selling out without becoming cheap! The Paradiso website reads in Dutch: “Traumahelikopter is een Groningse garagepunkband die blues, rockabilly, beat, punk en wave versnelt […]

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