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NOW: ALL SUMMER EVENTS IN AMSTERDAM! Discover Amsterdam and its 9 Areas

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06 ON THE COVER The greatest Swanlake in the world 09 CITY OF AMSTERDAM Where to begin 11 ESSENTIAL INFORMATION What you need to know 12 AREA 1 Jordaan 14 AREA 2 The Nine Streets 16 AREA 3 Museum Quarter 18 AREA 4 Old Town & Zeedijk



21 AREA 5 City Centre 22 AREA 6 Rembrandtplein 23 AREA 7 The Plantation 23 AREA 8 Leidseplein 24 AREA 9 The Docklands 26 BODY & BEAUTY Massage, Cryo and more.. 27 THIS SEASON Art & Culture, Theatre, Music and Events 36 LISTING Performing Arts & Culture




38 SIGHTSEEING In and outside Amsterdam 42 DISCOVER Amsterdam Metropolitan Area 54 FOOD, DRINKS & NIGHTLIFE Where to find Amsterdam nightly entertainment 60 REDLIGHT DISTRICT Where to find the city’s nightly entertainment 64 MAP OF AMSTERDAM Find your way in Amsterdam 66 AMSTERDAM JOURNAL Online

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The greatest Swan Lake in the World With more swans than you can count! Unique collaboration of the Shanghai Ballet and England’s top choreographer Derek Deane

The Greatest Swan Lake In The World will spread its wings at the Royal Theatre Carré in Amsterdam this summer. Stardust Theatre, producer of this sensational ballet spectacular and world renowned choreographer Derek Deane are proud to present the ultimate version of Tsjaikovski’s masterpiece. With three times the normal amount of swans on stage, this production is a vision to behold. The 48 ballerinas make the moving love story of Swan Lake come to life with their grace and elegance. “I was asked by Stardust to create a large theatre version of Tsjaikovski’s Swan Lake


so I needed to translate the production to work on a grand scale, this demanded a lot of ingenuity regarding the choreography but the result is truly magnificent! The production is even more moving and more poetic then I ever thought was possible. It’s like looking at giant paintings by Degas that magically came to life!”, says Derek Deane who spent weeks in Shanghai working with more than 100 cast members to bring his vision to life. With 18 performances at The Netherland’s most important theatre venue, Royal Theatre Carré, and an international tour afterwards, The Greatest Swan Lake In the World is truly one of the cultural highlights of 2017.

Experience the magic of the world’s most beloved ballet yourself from the 22 of August until the 10th of September at the Royal Theatre Carré in Amsterdam. You can book ticketsby calling 0900 – 25 25 255 (0.45 p.m.) or by visiting

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City of Amsterdam Where to begin? That’s a good question! Amsterdam has so much to offer that it is impossible to see everything in a week, let alone in a weekend. To make things a little easier for you the Amsterdam Journal has divided the city into nine easy-reference areas for you. Each area has its own character. In the one area you will mainly find the authentic Amsterdam with its real brown (referring to the dark wood interiors) pubs (the Jordaan), in the next area you will find the most important art collections of the Netherlands (Museumkwartier – Museum Quarter), large shops or on the contrary unusual specialist shops (Centrum (Centre), de Negen Straatjes (Nine Streets) or nature combined with history (the Plantage). For those who want to go out, Amsterdam (Rembrandtplein, Leidseplein) is the place to be. Also modern architecture buffs can indulge themselves here (Eastern Docklands) and those who also want to see Amsterdam’s world-famous and typical side, now’s your chance (Red light district). You could easily spend a day in each area, but luckily combining the areas is also easy. The areas link up well, public transport will take you everywhere. Should you be at a loss: Amsterdammers are helpful and practically everyone speaks English. Welkom en veel plezier! (Welcome and enjoy!)

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Just about everyone speaks English in Amsterdam. Many people speak German and French too but not as well. Dutch is similar to German in the way that French and Italian are.


Amsterdam can best be travelled by public transport. Parking is not only a problem, but also rather expensive. Public transport is well-organised and you can either take a tram, bus, metro or taxi. For information about travelling in the Netherlands phone: 0900 9292

Pleasantly sunny days of 20 to 30ºC in the summer. Spring and autumn are pleasant.


TIME Amsterdam time is one hour ahead of GMT; when daylight saving time is in operation the sun is at its highest point at around 1.40pm.

AMSTERDAMMERTJES An Amsterdammertje is the typical red brown steel bollard that is used to separate the sidewalk from the street in Amsterdam.

DRIVING A CAR IN AMSTERDAM Amsterdam’s historic centre wasn’t built for the modern means of transportation and as a result it has become quite congested over the years. Driving in Amsterdam is not recommended.

In the Netherlands it is not customary to hail a taxi. To take a taxi you go to a taxi rank, of which there are many. In your hotel, restaurants, shops, etc. you can ask them to order you a taxi, or you can call (020) 677 77 77. Taxis are of good quality, but relatively expensive.

attractions of the ‘Venice of the North’. By daytime already very charming, by night they become even more enchanting because many of the canal houses and bridges are beautifully illuminated. You can sample the canal views by taking a canal tour with Blue Boat at the Stadhouderskade. We offer audio commentary in 21 languages. Our boats also give you an unique vantage point for taking the best photographs of the city! For reservations see or call +31 (0)20 679 1370.

ELECTRICITY The voltage in the Netherlands is 230 volts.

CANAL BIKES TRAINS Trains in the Netherlands are fast, frequently going, comfortable and relatively cheap. Many stations have a taxi-sharing scheme called “Treintaxi’s” which only cost about e 4,20.

THROUGH THE CANALS Of course the canals are one of the major

If you care to venture into the canals on your own or if you’re feeling energetic, you can also try the more adventurous pedal boats. You can set off from one landing stage and leave your Canal Bike at another., drift through the canals in your own time, you cannot fail to discover the most surprising things. Call (020) 62 655 74 for more information■

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Enjoying authentic Amsterdam in a relaxed way that is what you do in the Jordaan. In the past labourers and craftsmen used to live in the crisscross of little streets. Now you get pleasantly lost among the local shops, antiquarian bookshops, galleries and (brown) pubs. This charming working class area is hot!

AUTHENTIC WORKING CLASS AREA You can wander around through the streets and side streets in a relaxed way and enjoy the spontaneous and relaxed atmosphere. You can experience the typical atmosphere of the Jordaan, in streets like Westerstraat, Tweede Anjeliersdwarsstraat, Tweede Tuindwarsstraat and around the Noordermarkt. On Saturdays you will find the best organic farmer’s market of Amsterdam on the Noordermarkt, directly opposite the Noorderkerk (Noorder church).

PUBS/BARS AND SHOPS When you walk from the Noorderkerk to the Westerkerk (Western church) – the recogni zable church that has a blue-red crown on its tower - , you will automatically get to the Westermarkt. Here you will find the monument for gay people (1987), consisting of three large pink granite triangles. From here you can go straight onto Rozengracht (Rozen canal). This shopping street is very well-liked because of its diversity of nice shops.

ANNE FRANK HOUSE Also not far from the Westerkerk, you can take a look in the Anne Frank’s Achterhuis. Behind a closet that turns out to be a door, you will find the small house where she wrote in her diary. Very oppressive.

THE REAL PUB LIFE ‘Gezellig. This Dutch word – that can barely be translated properly -, applies perfectly to the typical (brown) pubs in the Jordaan. The atmosphere is easy-going, the people are spontaneous and speak with a very broad Amsterdam accent. You will regularly hear the sound of original Dutch music. ■

Tip s

• Do you want to visit the Anne Frank House (Prinsengracht 267)? Be there on time and prepare for serious waiting times. • Find Dutch conviviality in one of the over 60 (brown) cafés in the Jordaan. • Visit the fabric market (Lapjesmarkt) on the Noordermarkt: Mondays 8.00 – 14.00 hours. •


Feel like going on a shopping spree? At the edge of the Jordaan you will find the Haarlemmerstraat and the Haarlemmerdijk with many contemporary and unique and edgy clothes shops.



Art in the Jordaan There are many little galleries in Amsterdam, but in 2012 a new gallery opened its doors. This gallery has brought color and joy to the mix of art being offered around the Jordaan area. Already named best new coming gallery by the UK Guardian, Keren de Vreede Art Gallery with it’s magnificent works of art is definitely worth a visit. Hands on Keren de Vreede paints with merely her hands and lives her art. Bright colors, thick paint and bold and daring lines are the characteristics of her paintings. They reflect her passion for life, her positive outlook and her bright personality. A self-taught artist who discovered the desire to paint in her early years. Having used all kind of materials in the past, she prefers acrylic paint to express her creativity and achieve the result she is looking for. Instead of using the traditional easel, she positions her canvas on the floor. Her style can be described as modern abstract expressionism. Her paintings have been bought by art lovers and collectors from all over the world.


Gallery When visiting Amsterdam, weave your way down to the Prinsengracht, and make sure you visit Keren de Vreede’s Art Gallery, where the local artist is happy to chat about her textural floral canvases. Her paintings are not only very beautiful, they are also truly exceptional. Every painting is unique and impossible to replicate, even by Keren herself. GOLDEN AGE 140X120 CM - ACRYL ON CANVAS

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Nine small streets full of small specialist shops, boutiques and galleries.

Not far behind Dam Square, between the wellknown ring of canals, you will find nine small streets full of small specialist shops, boutiques and galleries. The three times three streets are situated neatly side to side and together they are a kilometre long, but make no mistake! You can easily lose yourself here for a day. PLEASANT, UNIQUE AND BOLD In former times the workshops of craftsmen could be found in Reestraat, Berenstraat, Runstraat, Hartenstraat, Wolvenstraat, Huidenstraat, Gasthuismolensteeg, Oude Spiegelstraat and Wijde Heisteeg. Nowadays the small streets are full of specialist shops. If you want to snap up something special, you are bound to be successful here. Contrary to the large shops in the city centre, nothing is standard here. Except the more easy-going atmosphere and the great amount of creativity.

VINTAGE, CHIC, SECOND-HAND AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN The collections of the shops show that the owners are passionate enthusiasts. Many of them have made their hobby their job. If you love clothes with just something special, you can indulge yourself in the more than fifty clothes shops. No sameness here, but mainly colourful, chic, trendy, exciting, vintage or second-hand clothes. The second-hand shops in the Nine Streets are famous for vintage, chic and second-hand clothes in Amsterdam by the way.

UNLIKE ANYTHING ELSE All the shops really show sincere interests: shoe shops with unusual collections, a sock shop for men, specialised bookshops, a cheese shop with hundreds of different types of cheeses and have you ever seen a White Teeth shop before? ■

Tip s

• On you can see the amount of specialised shops • Most shops in the Nine Streets are also open on Sundays, after 12.00 hours. • There are various small cafés in the Nine Streets that sell healthy sandwiches, smoothies, cheesecake and other goodies.




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The designs of Marlies Dekkers, a famous Dutch lingerie designer, are seen nationally and internationally as trendsetting, innovative and pioneering. As the pioneer of the trend ‘innerwear becomes outerwear’ she has proven her versatility

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BLGK goldsmiths has already for two decades been home of the collection created by three successful Dutch designers and artisans Marijke te Loo, Marit de Koomen and Wouter de Gruijter. The distinguishing trademark lies in the combination of precious stones cut to each individual design and set in the highest alloy of gold. All pieces are handcrafted and sold exclusively in the Amsterdam Hartenstraat.


BY AMSTERDAM WATCH COMPANY REESTRAAT 3 | T 020-3892789 | WWW.AWCO.NL As the only watch store in the Netherlands, we are the premium reseller of the three most famous Dutch handmade watch brands: Van der Gang Watches, Christiaan van der Klaauw and Roland Oostwegel. This watch is made by the Dutch master watchmaker Mr. Wiebe van der Gang himself. The significant detail of the ‘Vlieger’ model is the red push button. This is a powerful reference to the red arrow of the second time zone indicator. The price of this limited edition is € 11.900,- and available in store now.

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There are a number of things you cannot get round in Amsterdam. Culture enthusiasts cannot go home before they have admired a number of masterpieces in Holland’s most important museums with their own eyes. Where to begin? RIJKSMUSEUM (NATIONAL MUSEUM) In this impressive monumental building dating from 1885 you will find the famous masterpieces of Dutch and Flemish painters from the fifteenth up to and including the nineteenth century. Here you will also find Rembrandt’s world-famous Night Watch (1650). Other masters to be found here are: Jan Steen, Frans Hals and Johannes Vermeer. After a long renovation project the Rijksmuseum has been open again completely since April.

VAN GOGH MUSEUM When you walk through this museum you clearly see how this painter developed. As sombre as the paintings are that he made in the Netherlands, so colourful and vivid are the works that he made on French soil. You will also find works of contemporaries like Monet and Gauguin in the museum.


See the masterpieces in Holland’s most important museums with your own eyes.

The Stedelijk Museum, established in 1874, has a large collection of classical, modern and contemporary art. The museum owns about 90.000 objects from practically all important 20th and 21st century schools.

CONCERTGEBOUW (CONCERT BUILDING) In 1888 the first concert took place in this famous Concert building. The acoustics in the building are extraordinary. In 2013 the Concertgebouw is celebrating its 125th anniversary. Every month of the Jubilee year a different period from the history of the Concertgebouw are central.


Tip s

Together with the adjacent Nieuwe Spiegelstraat, Spiegelgracht (opposite the Rijksmuseum) makes up the heart of the Spiegelkwartier; an area with many antique shops and galleries. ■

• If you don’t like waiting, you just order your Museum tickets online. • During the concert season (mid-September to the end of June) a free lunch concert is given in the Concert gebouw on Wednesdays: between 12.00 and 12.30 hours. • High Society shopping: parallel to Museumplein you will find the most stylish and most expensive shopping street of the Netherlands: P.C. Hooftstraat. • Diamond lovers visit the Diamond Museum Amsterdam (Paulus Potterstraat, opposite Museumplein)


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Anyone who has been in Amsterdam, will get inevitable questions about the Red Light district. In the Netherlands prostitution is legal. Although not appreciated by everyone, a tour through the Red Light district will certainly be an interesting experience. It can be combined well with a visit to and a good meal in adjacent ‘China Town’. Close to Central station you will find one of the oldest streets in Amsterdam: the Zeedijk. The place is swarming with restaurants, cafés and Indonesian shops (tokos). The Zeedijk is the centre of China Town; the Peking ducks hang behind the windows and a large Buddhist temple colours the street scene.

Visit the oldest streets of Amsterdam.

From midday you will increasingly smell aromas that make your mouth water. Pull up a chair in one of the smaller Chinese restaurants. This is where Chinese Amsterdammers (or Amsterdam Chinese) eat too. Is there a line somewhere? Then the wait is very probably highly worthwhile!

RED LIGHT DISTRICT The Red Light district covers the area between Zeedijk and Warmoesstraat. As soon as dusk falls and the shining red light greets you, the atmosphere is loose and laid back here. The ladies behind the windows wink playfully are friendly and wave to the merry passers-by. Do you want to get your breath back for a moment from all the impressions? There are plenty of pubs to recover while enjoying a beer.


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• If you don’t like waiting, you just order your Museum tickets online. •

During the concert season (mid-September to the end of June) a free lunch concert is given in the Concertgebouw on Wednesdays: between 12.00 and 12.30 hours.

• High Society shopping: parallel to Museumplein you will find the most stylish and most expensive shopping street of the Netherlands: P.C. Hooftstraat. • Diamond lovers visit the Diamond Museum Amsterdam (Paulus Potterstraat, opposite Museumplein)


The Oude Kerksplein is special place in the heart of the Red Light district. The 14th century church is the oldest building still standing in Amsterdam. There’s a bronze statue on the square in honour of the prostitutes who have been active in this area for centuries. This lady is called ‘Belle’.

CANNABIS COLLEGE AMSTERDAM The Cannabis College offers free advice on safe recreational Cannabis use in addition to educating the public about the many uses of the hemp plant. Guided tours of our Cannabis garden allow us to bring our information to life with a beautiful, completely bio-organic example of indoor growing. ■




A landmark on the oldest street in Amsterdam DeMask is synonymous with the city’s Red Light District. A three minute walk from Central Station, this rubber emporium covering two floors is a must on any fetishists itinerary. Our professional staff will make your shopping experience a memorable one. New Website: Monday - Saturday:

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ARTIST MARK RAVEN Text: Sarah Saarberg

and his Contemporary City Impressions

It is obvious that the artist Mark Raven loves his birthplace by each and every work he has made of Amsterdam. This city never ceases to captivate and inspire him. Mark’s work is modern and wayward, but is unmistakably connected to this versatile and interesting capitol of ours. If Marks Raven’s father had had his way, Mark would have become a journalist. At the time, he followed his advice and went to the school for journalism. But he clearly was destined for other things. The artist explains his chosen medium: “The image, as means of communication, is far more appealing to me than text. Moreover, an image is universal. Everyone understands it.” And so, Mark installed himself as a street artist on a rug in the tunnel underneath the Rijksmuseum to capture the city in every way. “I love the city. But I love people too. I immediately want to show them what I make.”

KIOSK ON MUSEUMPLEIN Mark’s work was liked right from the beginning. So much even, that the city council helped him to a studio right on the Museumplein in the form of a rebuild flower stall. Mark wanted his art to be accessible for everyone, and so he began to print tshirts and posters with his work. “I would like it if everyone could enjoy my view of Amsterdam,” he simply says.

M.C. Escher’s graphic work, but gradually generated his modern touch. Mark combines traditional etching techniques with painting and modern graphic and digital techniques. All in a style that appeals to a lot of people. And not just tourists. Many Amsterdammers have a Mark Raven hanging on their wall.

ACCESSIBLE FOR EVERY BUDGET Nowadays, Mark Raven is located at the renowned shoppingstreet of Amsterdam the “Leidsestraat” near the “Leidseplein” and he has a gallery slash shop on Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal, a fabulous location right behind Dam square next to Magna Plaza. On the ground floor you can buy t-shirts, posters, postcards and other articles, all with the recognizable Mark Raven art. Upstairs, you can find original prints, some printed in a limited edition, others not. This is for the reason that, despite his enormous success, Mark Raven wants to be attainable for every budget. “My boxes with coasters are very popular with backpackers. I like that: in this way, my view on Amsterdam will spread all around the world.”

REMBRANDT AND ESCHER Over the years, the art he has made, developed from highly detailed pen-and-ink drawings to a wilder and more suggestive play with lines. In his early days, Mark worked in the tradition of Rembrandt’s etchings and






A five-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station, you will get to Dam Square. Here you will find the Palace and the Vrijheidsbeeld (National Monument). The large dove population and street artists also attract the attention. From Dam Square you walk straight into the Walhalla for shopping fanatics. The major store chains are all represented here.

The major store chains are all represented here.


therlands in commemoration of World War II.

Everyone on the Netherlands knows this shopping street, Kalverstraat. It is about on kilometre long and has 15 side streets and alleys. Halfway through Kalverstraat you can walk onto one of Amsterdam’s most beautiful small squares: Spui. You will find a second-hand book market here every Friday. On Saturdays there is an art market.




For those who don’t just want to pass Dam Square: the Palace on Dam Square is open for visitors a large part of the year. A major part of the art collection of the Oranje-Nassau royal family can be seen in the rooms. The National Monument opposite the Palace is the most important monument in the Ne-

On Rokin, which runs parallel to Kalverstraat, you will find specialist shops, among which Gassan Diamonds and Tobacco shop Hajenius. This shop has been purveyor of tobacco to many European Royal households since 1826 already.

Just behind the bustling Kalverstraat you will find the Museum that specialises in the history of Amsterdam (entrances: Kalverstraat 92 and Sint Luciënsteeg 27). The Begijnhofje (Beguinage) (entrance at the Spui) is an old court of almshouses with 49 houses dating from different time periods. ■


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• Catch a movie at Pathé Tuschinki, if only to be able to admire this beautiful cinema from inside (Reguliersbreestraat) • Music lovers go to Concerto: the largest alternatieve CD shop. Five buildings full of music in each conceivable genre. (Utrechtsestraat • The pleasant neighbourhood behind Heineken Square is called the Pijp. You will find the well-known Albert Cuyp market here. • On Vijzelstraat you will find the City Archives: The Bazel. The inside of this monumental, art-deco style building is even eye-catching than the outside of the building.

Eating, drinking and dancing you do around Rembrandtplein (Rembrandt Square). All year around this is the place to be for dazzling nightlife and in summer the outdoor cafés are crowded. There’s also enough to see and do in the area for people who enjoy the good life. REGULIERSDWARSSTRAAT: GAY AND TRENDY A pub-crawl from Rembrandtplein will certainly also take you to Reguliersdwarsstraat. Here you will find the city’s most trendy gay entertainment places. The biggest and most famous of these are in the western part of the street, at the side of Koningsplein (Konings Square). Every café, every bar and every club has its own ambiance. Thorbeckeplein (Thorbecke Square) which is at a right angle to Rembrandtplein is teeming with restaurants and cafés too.

TUSCHINSKI CINEMA Within one hundred metres of Rembrandtplein, in Reguliersbreestraat, you will find the most beautiful cinema of the Netherlands since 1921: Tuschinski.

HEINEKEN BREWERY For everyone who likes to drink beer a visit to the Heineken Brewery is a must really. In the former brewery on Stadhouderskade, which is a fifteen minute walk from Rembrandtplein, you will make an interactive trip through the world of Heineken with the Heineken Experience.

SHOPPING IN THE UTRECHTSESTRAAT When you go to the Heineken Brewery from Rembrandtplein you can walk there via Reguliersgracht, but you can also take Utrechtsestraat. The specialist shops for clothing, books, design furniture and music will certainly make the small detour worth your while. The Utrechtsestraat is typically one of those Amsterdam streets with tasteful, unique and quirky shops. ■

PROEFZOLDER: CHEESE TASTING BY HENRI WILLIG REGULIERBREESTRAAT 24 | WWW.PROEFZOLDER.NL/EN/ CHEESE & MORE SINGEL | SINGEL 540, UNIT 00.03 Would you like to taste our cheese? Experience it at Henri Willig’s Proefzolder. Our expert staff will explain to you how our cheese is made. After the introduction and a short film about this traditional craft, we offer a selection of our homemade cheeses. According to the Dutch tradition, accompanied by a specially designed mustard or a dip. Try the taste sensations of the various quality cheeses with a glass of wine, beer or a soft drink. Daily tasting at 4.00 pm and at 2.00 pm from Friday to Sunday. 22

The tasting lasts about 45 minutes, we have room for approximately 30 people per tasting. The cheese tasting costs € 9.95 per person.

You don’t feel a lot of enthusiasm for the still life works in the Museum Quarter and you don’t feel like shopping or sight-seeing? With its 19th century architecture the Plantage is a green and quiet part of Amsterdam where there is plenty to do. VERZETSMUSEUM (RESISTANCE MUSEUM) You will find a lot of Jewish history in the Plantage. The Resistance Museum brings an impressive part of history to life. Admire the courage with which citizens undertook all kinds of things for Jewish fellow citizens and against the German occupier.




A green and quiet part of Amsterdam where there is plenty to do

garden 375 years ago. You will find over 6,000 different varieties of plants here.

HERMITAGE MUSEUM Since 2009 you can admire exhibitions with art from the Hermitage of St. Petersburg, Russia in this beautiful building along the Amstel river. Two new exhibitions are opened each year. However, there’s more than Russian art and culture to be found. You will also find art pieces from other Western European countries there.

WATERLOOPLEIN ARTIS ROYAL ZOO The oldest zoo of the Netherlands was established in 1938. Nature and culture come together in this attractive city zoo. The monumental buildings and old trees give the park a completely own ambiance. Let yourself be led along the monumental aquarium, the African savannah, the planetarium and the butterfly garden.

For those who love to comb markets, you cannot miss the one on Waterlooplein (Waterloo Square). Here you will mainly find a lot of second hand clothes and books, but you will also find market stalls with second-hand bicycles, tools or antiques. Sunday is the only day you that there is no flee market.■

HORTUS BOTANICUS And then another very special thing: one of the oldest horti in the world. The Hortus Botanicus was established as a city herb

There are countless restaurants with affordable day specials and outdoor cafés that even have heating when the weather is somewhat cold. Leidseplein is also the epicentre of all kinds of well-known theatres and concert podiums. Most people who have shopped in the city centre and people who have visited the museums on Museumplein end up at Leidseplein. This is a great place to rest your weary feet. Do you want to eat something? On the square and in the streets around the square all tastes are catered for: Italian, Mexican, Indian and even Tibetan.

ON AND AROUND LEIDSEPLEIN The big building on Leidseplein is the Stadsschouwburg (City theatre). You can enjoy music and theatrical performances here every day. Right behind the Schouwburg the Melkweg (Milky Way) is situated. This multimedia centre is known for its concerts in the Netherlands and abroad. Many world-famous artists performed in the Melkweg in the early days of their careers. You will find




Amsterdam’s most famous, largest and most touristic entertainment area!

Paradiso, THE pop temple of the Netherlands on the other side of Leidseplein. This is the spot where the great names performed. You can go crazy in the great hall with 1500 others. The large yellow building across the Stadsschouwburg is the City Theatre, a modern art house cinema. You will find De Balie, a pleasant grand café across the City Theatre.

ON AND AROUND MAX EUWEPLEIN Max Euweplein is situated at less than a five minute walk from Leidseplein by Weteringschans. You will find various restaurants and cafés here, among which the Hard Rock café. You will also find Holland Casino here which houses the Lido Club. If you want to enjoy a Canal Cruise go to the Blue Boat Company departure locations: Stadhouderskade opposite Hard Rock Cafe Stadhouderskade opposite Heineken Experience ■ 23




In the past fifty years Amsterdam’s harbour activities have moved to the west of the city. As a result space to live opened up along the IJ lake. The architecture is striking and interesting, it is the architecture of Amsterdam in the future. ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN Present and past have been brought together in the architecture and the urban design of the Docklands. The harbour feeling is still alive, but old warehouses have been given new functions and the diverging designs of various artists link up with each other perfectly. Admire the special houses on KNSM island, walk across the whole Java island via the pedestrian bridges and take a look at the Whale (or Sphinx) on the Sporenbrug on Borneo island. IJburg is absolutely worth a visit for architectural buffs. The urban design scheme here is based on the ‘collage city concept’. The island consists of 8 neighbourhoods, each of which has its own individual character.

The architecture of Amsterdam in the future.

GOING OUT AND MUSIC The Docklands attract many artistic people, so it comes as no surprise that when it comes to culture and going out there is plenty to do here. It’s mainly about contemporary classical music in the Music Building (Muziekgebouw) on IJ lake (a ten-minute walk from the back of the Central Station). The Bim house (Bim huis), that protrudes on the street side of the Music Building is a concert hall for jazz and improvised music. When you cross the IJ with the Ferry (Pont) from the back of the railway station, you get to another striking building: the Netherlands EYE Film Institute. The collection of the EYE comprises the complete film history. ■

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• Take a guided walk (also in the English language) on the Eastern Docklands • Visit the permanent showing in the basement of the EYE Film Institute Nederland for free. • Pay a visit to the beautiful Maritime Museum and get on board a replica of a VOC ship. (Kattenburgerplein 1) • Enjoy the sun on the roof terrace of the Nemo Science Centre (free of charge) or be surprised in this museum about technology and science. The Nemo Science Centre is equally interesting and fun for adults as it is for children.


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N-ICE AMSTERDAM The Coolest Experience in Amsterdam: ‘Whole Body Cryotherapy’ at N-ICE Amsterdam 3 minutes in a cabin of -110 C and you will feel refreshed and energized as never before! The benefits: • Boosts your immune system • Stimulates production of endorphins and serotonins • Improves sleep • Revitalises skin (increase in collagen) • Reduces muscle aches • Speeds up your metabolism • Lowers stress

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HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s17)

Harry Potter™: The Exhibition is a 1400-squaremeter experiential exhibition, where visitors are able to enjoy dramatic displays inspired by the Harry Potter film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes, props and creatures from the films. From the moment guests enter Harry Potter: The Exhibition they are immediately immersed in the world of Harry Potter. Guests are greeted by an exhibit host who sorts several lucky fans into their favorite Hogwarts™ houses, then leads them inside the exhibition where their journey to favorite scenes from the Harry Potter films begins. The exhibition features settings from the films’ most popular locations—including the Gryffindor™ common room and dormitory; classrooms like Potions and Herbology; and the Forbidden Forest—which are filled with thousands of authentic props, costumes, and creatures used in the filming of the iconic series. In addition to the beautiful environments and displays, there are several interactive elements. Guests can enter the Quidditch™ area and toss a Quaffle ball, pull their own Mandrake in the Herbology classroom vignette, and even tour a recreation of Hagrid’s hut and sit in his giant-sized armchair. During this unique exhibition, you get closer to the extraordinary wizarding world than ever! Harry Potter: The Exhibition is a must see for all ages!


The exhibition offers fans a first-hand look inside the famous wizard’s magical world and the opportunity to experience the amazing craftsmanship of hundreds of authentic costumes and props from the Harry Potter films. 1 Harry Potter’s School Uniform 12 Lord Voldemort’s Horcruxes 2 Harry Potter’s Glasses 13 Deathly Hallows™ 3 Harry Potter’s Wand 14 Goblet of Fire Casket 4 Buckbeak™ the Hippogriff 15 The Triwizard Cup 5 The Philosopher’s Stone™ 16 Death Eater Robes and Masks 6 Marauder’s Map 17 Dementors™ 7 The Nimbus 2000™ 18 Headmaster Dumbledore’s 8 The Golden Snitch™ Robes 9 Dobby™ 19 Lord Voldemort’s Robes 10 Time-Turner™ 20 Lord Voldemort’s Wand 11 Hermione Granger’s Gown HARRY POTTER: THE EXHIBITION Next to CineMec - Berlijnplein 100, 3541 CM Utrecht OPENING HOURS: Monday till Friday: 10:00 -17:30 hours Saturday till Sunday: 10:00 -19:30 hours Harry Potter: The Exhibition uses timeslots to ensure the best visitors flow.

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What’s the best time to visit Amsterdam and its green backyard De Veluwe? That depends of course on what you’re looking for. Springtime is bright and colourful in Amsterdam. In summer it buzzes with all sorts of outdoors activities and festivals. In autumn or winter, as the leaves are blown from the trees, Amsterdam’s beautiful gables reappear in their full glory from behind the foliage.



The Etching and the friendship The friendship between Jan Six and Rembrandt van Rijn is the subject of one of the most famous stories from the seventeenth century. This bond is expressed in an intimate portrait of Jan reading by a window, which soon proved a highlight in Rembrandt’s graphic oeuvre. The exhibition examines a friendship at the height of the seventeenth century and the sublime skill manifest in the etching. The exhibition also sheds light on the fascination surrounding the etching, the client and the artist in the centuries that followed.

Fifty monumental abstract sculptures by Dutch artists are positioned in Berlage’s Art Deco district in Amsterdam South. Curator Rudi Fuchs aims to position Dutch abstract sculptors internationally. ARTZUID 2017 follows the theme year ‘Mondrian to Dutch Design’ and shows the influence of the Dutch art movement De Stijl (The Style) on sculpture. Participating artist include: André Volten, Ad Dekkers, Carel Visser, Joost Baljeu, Auke de Vries, Krijn de Koning, Esther Tielemans, David Jablonowski and Saskia Noor van Imhoff. In the Zuidas works of international artists will be showcased.





Anyone who has visited the sculpture garden of the museum is familiar with Jean Arp from his Cloud shepherd (1953). This iconic sculpture has been stealing the show ever since the garden opened in 1961. Now, for the first time since Jean Arp’s death in 1966, there is a major retrospective of his work. A unique opportunity for lovers of art, nature and poetry.

Romanovs & Revolution. The End of Monarchy will open at the Hermitage Amsterdam in February 2017. It will include over 250 items from the collections of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, the State Archive of the Russian Federation in Moscow, and the Artillery Museum in St Petersburg. Using films, photographs, paintings, objets d’art and historical documents, the show will tell the gripping story of fashionable St Petersburg and the art that flourished there in the early twentieth century, of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra.


HERMITAGE AMSTERDAM AMSTEL 51, AMSTERDAM +31 (0)20 530 87 55 HERMITAGE.NL 7 OCTOBER TILL 27 MAY 2018 It’s been a long time coming but 7 October is the great day. For the first time in its existence, the Hermitage Amsterdam is mounting a show of Dutch masters from the renowned St Petersburg collection. The Nieuwe Keizersgracht wing will showcase one of the greatest treasures of the State Hermitage: the world’s leading collection of Dutch Golden Age painting outside the Netherlands. No fewer than 63 works by 50 different artists are being brought to Amsterdam for a unique exhibition that will celebrate the paintings first (brief) ‘home-coming’ in 350 years.


MUSEUMPLEIN 10 +31 (0)20 5732 911 STEDELIJK.NL TILL 3 SEPTEMBER In 2017, the Stedelijk Museum presents the first survey of the American artist Seth Price. The show is a comprehensive overview of his artistic career so far, encompassing more than 140 works made since 2000, including sculpture, installation, 16mm film, photography, drawing, painting, video, clothing and textiles, web design, music and sound, and poetry. Price will be exhibiting a number of new works. Seth Price holds a unique place in contemporary art. Rather than settle into one medium or style he has repeatedly pushed into new territory. His innovations, interests and themes have been widely influential on his own generation and younger artists.


Focussing on the themes of Hunting, Wall Street, Sports and Travel, we take a closer look at intersting prime examples of men’s bags and their accessories, complemented with inspiring contemporary designer bags. With the emergence of portable devices, too large for pockets and generally in need of protection, the men’s bag has made an impressive comeback. In It’s a Men’s World, you’ll discover that there’s nothing new about men’s bags.


Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Brings you close to the most unbelievable and amazing exhibits around the world. Enjoh a full experience behind the doors of The Ripley’s Amsterdam and see the world through our eyes. Are you ready to discover a world where the unbelievable happens and the amazing comes to life? Ripley’s Believe It or Not! brings you close to the most unbelievable and amazing exhibits around the world. 29


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MARTIN LUTHER KING PARK DEPARADE.NL 11 TILL 27 AUGUST In the summer of 2017, theatre festival Parade travels through the Netherlands for the 27th year. The festival kicks off in Rotterdam. From Rotterdam, the festival will continue its journey with her colorful tents, restaurants and terraces to The Hague and Utrecht. The summer tour will conclude in Amsterdam. The Parade offers something for everyone to experience. There will be over 80 different theatre, music, and dance performances for all ages. Café Correct and Hotel Vilé will host free music every night. On top of all that, visitors are invited to enjoy cocktails, soul food, BBQ ‘s and much more on one of the many terraces.



THEATER CARRÉ AMSTEL 115-125 0900-2525255 CARRE.NL 22 AUGUST TILL 10 SEPT. This is sure to be the ballet sensation of 2017. After a brief but successful tour last year, The Greatest Swan Lake in the World is spreading its wings towards our country again for a run at the Carré Theatre, from 22 August to 10 September. This production by the celebrated English choreographer Derek Deane and the Shanghai Ballet was enthusiastically received by the public and by the press last year. Counting 48 swans, two to three times the usual number, this production was the visual embodiment of the slogan “more swans than you can count”.


Her life’s appears to bo one big party. De famous courtisane Violetta Valéry has everything: wealthy lovers, friends and money. But then she falls in love with the young Alfredo. His father, Giorgio Germont, dissaproves of their liaison and convinces Violetta to break up with him, so save his familiy’s reputation. Violetta tells Alfredo she can not see him anymore and of course Alfredo is furious! His does not know that Violetta is already very ill. Later Alfredo finds out he was wrong to judge Violetta, but it is already too late…


KONINKLIJK THEATER CARRÉ AMSTEL 115-125 0900-25 25 255 CARRE.NL 18 TILL 22 OCTOBER The great illusionists of the past are hunting down Hans Klok. Unwilling to tolerate his presence in their magic circle, they aim to keep a tight grip on their realm of secrets. Hans is not afraid of his rivals and takes on the battle with the legendary masters of old with new illusions. Who will be the victor of this macabre game in Hans Klok’s House of Horror? In this chilling performance you will see a new Hans Klok show and many internationally acclaimed circus acts. Revolutionary projections and special effects will draw you into the vortex of a mystical world in which nothing is what it seems.


NATIONALE OPERA & BALLET AMSTEL 3, AMSTERDAM 020 625 54 55 OPERABALLET.NL 15 TILL 24 SEPTEMBER No choreographer has made such a big mark on dance in the Netherlands as Hans van Manen. In this tribute programme Ode to the master, Dutch National Ballet is adding yet another gem by the master to its repertoire. His international fame is still rising. In recent years, both the Mariinsky Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet have taken his ballets into their repertoire. Dutch National Ballet is therefore very proud to have Van Manen as one of their resident choreographers and is treating you to four masterly creations in Ode to the master.


During the summer season we offer you the most exhilarating free performances and concerts you can find in Amsterdam. Whether you are into modern dance, upcoming bands or favour coffee & a classical concert – you will love Vondelpark Openluchttheater. We offer a stage to young talented professionals as well as highly recommended companies and orchestras. Come rain or shine, it will be an unforgettable visit to Vondelpark Openluchttheater. Join us


KONINKLIJK THEATER CARRÉ AMSTEL 115-125 0900-25 25 255 CARRE.NL 20 SEPT. TILL 1 OCT. Winner of seven 2013 Olivier Awards and five 2015 Tony Awards®, this thrilling production has been hailed by The Times as ‘a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle. ’Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion.Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was originally published in 2003. It was the winner of more than seventeen literary awards.

NDT.NL 22 SEPTEMBER TILL 16 DECEMBER Side A: Split into One is an intimate introduction into the 2017-2018 season. It features three world premieres that find the power and beauty in pure movement. NDT treats the audience to choreographical voices all proving that sheer beauty in dance can hide an endless amount of stories. Edward Clug will be creating his first piece for NDT 1 that will further establish him as a prominent name in the Dutch dance world. Clug debuted with the company with his creation mutual comfort (2015) for NDT 2. For his work Handman (2016) he received a nomination for the Benois de la Danse award. 31


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fast city and enjoy the surroundings of the Haarlemmermeerse forest. Feast on a delicious ‘table-sharing’ BBQ while listening to live music at the beach. Flank steak, catch of the day, pulled pork sliders, homemade sausages and chicken satay are placed in the middle of the table alongside salads and French fries. Music venue Duycker helped to create a great musical line-up from DJ’s to bands and singer/ songwriters. Papa’s Beach House is all about great food, good stories, friends and family. The place breathes Hemingway and his adventurous lifestyle. Open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner. 32

Since its inception in 1996, the Amsterdam Dance Event has evolved into the leading business conference of the global electronic music scene. For five days and nights Amsterdam is the place to be to spot the latest developments: from musical trends and upcoming talents to the most recent output of dance’s pioneers and superstars. The 2017 nighttime program will feature around 2500 artists, an all-time record number, playing in over 140 locations around Amsterdam.


KORTE LEIDSEDWARSSTRAAT 12 AMSTERDAMGAYPRIDE.ORG +31 (0)614793189 29 JULY – 6 AUGUST 2017 Share (all) the love in Amsterdam! The Amsterdam Gay Pride is renowned throughout the world for its colourful canal parade. During Gay Pride week the capital city of the Netherlands is the place to be for anyone and everybody who likes to party and at the same time - just by being there - state the obvious that everyone has the right to be who they are and love whoever they choose. Check the website for what’s on and where!


THE PLATFORM FOR NEW PHOTOGRAPHY WESTERGASBRIEK 22, 23 & 24 SEPTEMBER Unseen is the leading platform for contemporary photography. Exclusively focusing on what’s new in the photography world, Unseen provides a channel for up-and-coming talent to showcase their work. Unseen brings together the international photography community to discuss and debate the directions in which the photographic medium is evolving. Unseen Amsterdam aspires to provide novel and diverse approaches to engage with photography. The event does this through combining programme elements such as the Fair, CO-OP, the Book Market and the Living Room.





IJ-Hallen is a gigantic fleamarket in Amsterdam Noord where bargain hunters and shopping lovers unite. A quick (free!) ferry ride from Amsterdam Central Station takes you to NDSMwharf, a former industrial area that is now covered in colourful street art, and home to a.o. artist studio’s and restaurants. Once every 3 to 4 weeks, between 500 and 750 stalls are setup in the midst of it all and filled with second-hand clothes, shoes, antiquities, jewellery, books, toys, lamps, instruments, and even furniture. It’s an absolute treasure trove of bargains and special finds! For a fun and budgetfriendly adventure IJ-Hallen is a must-visit!

The Uitmarkt is a vibrant three-day celebration of the Netherlands’ cultural scene! It is the largest annual festival in the country, officially launching the new cultural season by showcasing the very best in music, art, theatre, dance, opera, literature and cabaret performances. Some 2,000 performers take to almost 30 Amsterdam venues, entertaining 500,000 visitors throughout the weekend. What’s more, it’s all free! Because of the 40th anniversary the Uitmarkt the festival will take place at a new location in the city. concerts and performances are held outdoors and indoors at numerous venues and museums around the Oosterdok.

Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 8pm in July and August. In Dutch terms, that makes for about 20 days of pure dancing, eating and anything else in between. Wind down on a hot summers day with theatre, music, film, literature, sport and everything on offer at this very buzzing multicultural and family-oriented festival. The admission is E 2.50.

Travel around the globe without leaving the city and enjoy 10 days with the best films from Asia, Africa and Latin America. World Cinema Amsterdam, the city’s summery film festival by excellence, celebrates its 8th edition from August 17-26 at Rialto and De Balie. This year’s focus is on African cinema. Not to be missed! A festival is not complete without good food and exciting parties and this one offers both! Dance until the wee hours at Rialto Film Theatre on Saturday August 19 and 26! Hope to see you soon!

NEVERITAWEG 15 +31 (0)229-581598 IJ-HALLEN.NL AUG. 12-13 AND SEPT. 16-17



DIFFERENT LOCATIONS +31 (0)20 662 34 88 ‘Kwakoe’ is a weekend WORLDCINEMAAMSTERDAM.NL event that takes place every 17 TILL 27 AUGUST 33




Hiphop- and r&b club night. Be prepared to get crazy every Saturday, the best tracks, good vibes, best djs, original entertainment and performances‚ verything is possible at ENCORE. Are you into old school tracks, or rather a early adopter who likes new tunes? At Encore you can expect the whole spectrum of hiphop- and r&b with all its subgenres. Cool beats, classic hits and new tracks! On top of that, ENCORE has a different theme every week. Previous themes include Sweet like Chocolate, All gold everything and Jungle Fever. During ENCORE, you can go on a musical journey with VOYAGE which is held simultaneously in the Oude Zaal. 34


The Grachtenfestival is the stage for young musicians from all over the world. During this largest classical music festival in the Netherlands they engage young and old to unique concerts. Ten days dazzling classic throughout Amsterdam. With more than 250 concerts on 90 venues, the Grachtenfestival offers a programme for every taste and preference. A large part of the concerts will be held outdoors, but don’t be surprised to discover a concert programmed in a metro tunnel or under a bridge. And for the renowned ‚ÄòHome, Garden and Rooftop Terrace Concerts’ we scout for fabulous drawing rooms in private mansions at the Amsterdam Canals.


NDSM-WERF, NDSM-PLEIN 15, 1033 WB AMSTERDAM SATURDAY, 09 SEPTEMBER Eclectic summer festival Besides the main DJs you’ll also find sideshows and performance artists allowing you to take time out from the dancing and check out the bizarreness. Local fashion is also celebrated at the event, as each year a select few fashion labels show off their latest productions on the catwalk. The music at Valtifest is as eclectic as the dress code and anything goes on the day. Don’t be shy, let your imagination run riot and get into the Valtifest spirit! Check more information.



Master pianist Boris Giltburg, artist in residence at Residentie Orkest The Hague Born in Moscow in 1984, Boris Giltburg received piano lessons from his mother from the age of five. In 2013, he won the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition, after which his already flourishing international career was raised to an even higher level. Giltburg: “It is a true luxury to be an artist in residence with a company such as Residentie Orkest The Hague and to have the opportunity to play a variety of concerts and repertoires. It allows me to truly bond with the audience and the musicians.”


Singer-songwiter John Legend returns to Europe in September and October with the ‘Darkness And Light’ Tour - his biggest tour so far. On September 22 the American R&B and soul singer will take the stage at the Ziggo Dome Legend, the multi-platinum selling artist who received an Oscar, Golden Globe ánd ten Grammies, will give no less than 20 concerts. His ‘Darkness And Light’ tour starts on September 8 in Glasgow, Scotland and ends on October 14 in Lisbon, Portugal.


On 25, 26 and 28 October 2017 the British band Simply red together with Guido’s Orchestra will colour the Ziggo Dome Red with Symphonica in Rosso. Simply Red had their breakthrough in 1985 with ‘Money’s Too Tight to Mention’ from the soulful debut album ‘Picture Book’. The following albums were also influenced by funk, reggae, jazz and dance, without losing their distinctive typical sound. “You can close your eyes and listen to any random record of us and immediately know whose it is”, says singer Mick Hucknall. “That’s an aspect of our career that I’m very proud of.”

PRINSENGRACHT 315-311 AMSTERDAM SATURDAY, 19 AUGUST 2017 A traditional open air classical music concert held every year on Prinsengracht canal, on a temporary built stage directly on the canal’s water. Spectators traditionally arrive on their boats with wine and snacks. Unique atmosphere, especially after the fall of the darkness.


CONCERTGEBOUW CONCERTGEBOUWPLEIN 10 0900 671 83 45 1 JULY TILL 31 AUGUST Robeco SummerNights presents two months of wonderful concerts, from classical to jazz and from cabaret to film scores. Enjoy world-famous orchestras, soloists and conductors, such as the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Julia Fischer and Herbert Blomstedt. Or lie down, relax and listen to Jeroen van Veen and Sandra van Veen playing Einaudi and Pärt. Singer Trijntje Oosterhuis celebrates the works of Stevie Wonder. 35

PERFORMING ARTS & CULTURE IN AMSTERDAM You can find all types of performing arts. Stage Theatre, Mime, Ballet, Modern Dance on WWW.AMSTERDAMJOURNAL.NL. For theatre tickets, go to your nearest Tourist Information Centre (VVV) Amsterdam is the cultural centre of the Netherlands. The city has some fifty museums and many other exhibition spaces. The large museums attract over four million visitors a year. Research has shown that the arts sector is a major attraction of the city to its residents and visitors alike. A quarter of foreign tourists come to Amsterdam primarily for the art. Here you will find up-to-date information on arts and culture in Amsterdam.

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PERFORMING ARTS AFAS Live Arena Boulevard 590, Phone: (0900) 687 42 42 (15cpm) Akhnaton Nieuwezijds Kolk 25, Phone: (020) 624 33 96 Theater Amsterdam Danzigerkade 5 / Westpoortnummer 2036 Phone: (0900) 03 22 Amsterdam Bos theater Amsterdams Bos, Phone: (020) 643 32 86 De Balie Theater Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10, Phone: (020) 553 51 51 Theater Bellevue Leidsekade 90, Phone: (020) 530 53 01 Betty Asfalt Complex Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 282, Phone: (020) 626 46 95 Beurs van Berlage Damrak 243, Phone: (020) 530 41 41


Bijlmer Parktheater Anton de Komplein 240, Phone: (020) 311 39 30 Bimhuis Piet Heinkade 3, Phone: (020) 788 21 88

Compagnietheater Kloveniersburgwal 50, Phone: (020) 520 10 CREA Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, Phone: (020) 525 14 00 Dancemakers Gedempt Hamerkanaal 203-205, Phone: (020) 689 17 89 Dijk Theater Da Costakade 160, Phone: (020 ) 689 16 27 Theater De Engelenbak Nes 71, Phone: (020) 626 36 44 Felix Meritis Keizersgracht 324, Phone: (020) 626 23 21 Frascati Nes 63, Phone: (020) 626 68 66 De Heeren van Aemstel Thorbeckeplein 5, Phone: (020) 620 21 73 www. De Kleine Komedie Amstel 56-58, Phone: (020) 624 05 34

Boom Chicago Leidseplein 12, Phone: (020) 423 01 01

Internationaal Cultuurpodium, Podium Mozaïek Bos en lommerweg 191, Phone: (020) 580 03 80

Bunker theater zaken bv Ottho Heldringstraat 3, Phone: (020) 489 98 99

Internationaal Danstheater Kloveniersburgwal 87, Phone: (020) 623 91 12

Theater De Cameleon Derde Kostverlorenkade 35, Phone: (020) 489 46 56 Theater Carré Amstel 115-125, Phone: (0900) 252 52 55 (40 cpm) Cliffordstudio Cliffordstraat 38, Phone: (020) 682 85 09 Comedy Café Max Euweplein 43-45, Phone: (020) 638 39 71 Comedy Theater Nes 110, Phone: (020) 422 27 77

Koninklijk instituut voor de Tropen Mauritskade 63, Phone: (020) 568 87 11 Marionettentheater Nieuwe Jonkerstraat 8, Phone: (020) 620 80 27 Oostblok Sajetplein 39, Tweede van Swindenstraat 26 Phone: (020) 665 45 68 Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ Piet Heinkade 1 Phone: (020) 788 20 00

Nationale Opera & Ballet Waterlooplein 22, Phone: (020) 551 81 17

CC Muziekcafé Rustenburgerstraat 384, (06) 242 36 95 56

Ostadetheater Van Ostadestraat 233d,

Concertgebouw Concertgebouwplein 10, Phone: (0900) 671 83 45

Literair Theater Perdu Kolveniersburgwal 86, Phone: (020) 627 62 95

Cruise Inn Zuiderzeeweg 29, Phone: (020) 692 71 88

RAI Europaplein 22, Phone: (020) 549 12 12

DeLaMar Theater Marnixstraat 402, Phone: (0900) 335 26 27 (35 cpm)

Rode Hoed Keizersgracht 102, Phone: (020) 638 56 06

De Engelbewaarder Kloveniersburgwal 59 Phone: (020) 625 37 72

Stadsschouwburg Leidseplein 26, Phone: (020) 624 23 11

Heineken Music Hall Arena Boulevard 509, Phone: (0900) 687 42 42 (15 cpm)

Het Veem Theater Van Diemenstraat 410, Phone: (020) 626 01 12

MUSIC Alto Jazz café Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 115 Phone: (020) 626 32 49 Hotel Arena ‘s-Gravesandestraat 51 Phone: (020) 850 24 00 De Badcuyp 1e Sweelinckstraat 10, Phone: (020) 657 96 69 Bamboo Bar Jazz Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 64 Bethanienklooster Barndesteeg 6b, Phone: (020) 625 00 78 Betty Asfalt Complex Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 282, Phone: (020) 620 47 48 Bourbon Street Leidsekruisstraat 6-8, Phone: (020) 623 34 40 Theater Carré Amstel 115-125, Phone: (0900) 252 52 55 (40 cpm) Casa Blanca Zeedijk 26e, Phone: (020) 776 74 07

Marcanti Plaza Jan van Galenstraat 6 Phone: (020) 386 88 48 Maloe Melo Lijnbaansgracht 163, Phone: (020) 420 45 92 MC Theater Polonceaukade 5, Phone: (020) 606 50 50 Meervaart Meer en Vaart 300, Phone: (020) 410 77 00 Melkweg Lijnbaansgracht 234a, Phone: (020) 531 81 81 Mulligans Amstel 100, Phone: (020) 622 13 30 North Sea Jazz Club Pazzanistraat 1, Phone: (020) 722 09 80 Orgelpark Gerard Brandtstraat 26, Phone: (020) 0205 158 111 Panama Oostelijke Handelskade 4, Phone: (020) 311 86 86 Paradiso Weteringschans 6-8, Phone: (020) 626 45 21


Sopranos Paardenstraat 11-15, Phone: (020) 428 82 11

Cobramuseum Sandbergplein 1, Amstelveen Phone: (020) 547 50 50

Joods Historisch Museum Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, Phone: (020) 531 03 10

Theatermuseum Sarphatistraat 53, Phone: (020) 551 33 00

Bananen Bar & Club Oudezijds Achterburgwal 37, Phone: (020) 627 89 54

Westerkerk Prinsengracht 281, Phone: (020) 624 77 66

Diamond Museum Amsterdam Paulus Potterstraat 8, Phone: (020) 305 53 00

Museum Van Loon Keizersgracht 672, Phone: (020) 624 52 55

Torture Museum Singel 449, Phone: (020) 320 66 42

Body Worlds Damrak 66, Phone: (0900) 8411

Madame Tussaud’s Dam 20, Phone: (020) 522 10 10

Tropenmuseum Linnaeusstraat 2, Phone: (020) 568 82 00

Coster Diamonds Paulus Potterstraat 2-6, Phone: (020) 305 55 55

De Molen van Sloten Kuiperijmuseum Akersluis 10 Phone: (020) 669 04 12

The Willet-Holthuysen Museum Herengracht 605, Phone: (020) 523 18 22

Coster diamonds is one of Europe’s oldest Diamond Factories and one of Amsterdam’s most treasured locations. The day the Amsterdam diamond cutter Martin Coster received ownership from his father Moses Elias Coster and started a factory at the Waterlooplein in 1840, Coster Diamonds was born.

Ziggo Dome De Passage 100, Phone: (0900) 235 36 63

MUSEUMS Ajax Museum Arena Boulevard 29, Phone: (020) 311 14 44 Allard Pierson, Archaeological Museum of the University of Amsterdam Oude Turfmarkt 127, Phone: (020) 525 25 56 Amsterdam Cheese Museum Prinsensgracht 112, Phone: (020) 331 66 05 amsterdamcheesemuseum@ Amsterdam Museum, The Story of Amsterdam, your entry to the city Kalverstraat 92, Phone: (020) 523 18 22 Amsterdam Pipe Museum Prinsengracht 488, Phone: (020) 421 17 79 Amsterdam Tattoo Museum Plantage Middenlaan 62, Phone: (020) 7009320 www.amsterdamtattoo Anne Frank House Prinsengracht 267, Phone: (020) 556 71 00 ARCAM Prins Hendrikkade 600, Phone: (020) 620 48 78 Amsterdam Tulip Museum Prinsengracht 116, Phone: (020) 421 00 95 Arti et Amicitiae Rokin 112, Phone: (020) 624 51 34 Museum of Bags and Purses Herengracht 573, Phone: (020) 524 64 52 Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica Bloemstraat 13-19, Phone: (020) 625 80 79 Bijbels Museum / Biblical Museum Herengracht 366-368, Phone: (020) 624 24 36 De Brakke Grond Nes 45, Phone: (020) 626 68 66 The Cat Cabinet Herengracht 497, Phone: (020) 626 9040

The Diamond Museum Amsterdam gives you an ideal introduction into the world diamonds by means of photographs, film, diamonds (real and almost real), histor and jewellery. After a sort or a long visit you can have a drink in the Museum café or look around in the Museum shop. Dutch Resistance Museum Plantage Kerklaan 61, Phone: (020) 620 25 35 Erotic Museum Oudezijds Achterburgwal 54, Phone: (020) 627 89 54 Eye Film Institute Nederland IJpromenade 1, Phone: (020) 589 14 00

Multatuli House Korsjesportsteeg 20, Phone: (020) 638 19 38 Museum The Ship Museum of Amsterdam School and Social Housing Spaarndammerplantsoen 140, Phone: (020) 686 85 95 De Nieuwe Kerk Dam 12 (Dam Square), Phone: (020) 638 69 09

Foam Museum of Photography Keizersgracht 609, Phone: (020) 55 165 00

Ons’ Lieve Heer Op Solder (Museum Amstelkring) Oudezijds Voorburgwal 40, Phone: (020) 624 66 04

Museum Geelvinck Keizersgracht 633, Phone: (020) 715 59 00

Het Oranje Voetbal Museum Kalverstraat 236, (Hoek Muntplein) Phone: (0900) 14 37

Van Gogh Museum Paulus Potterstraat 7, Phone: (020) 570 52 00 Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum Oudezijds Achterburgwal 148 Phone: (020) 624 89 26 The Hash Info Museum details the 8,00-year history and many uses of cannabis and textiles as well as its medical benefits. The process of producing hash and marijuana and the various rolling and smoking methods are all explained in detail with a shop conveniently located next to the museum selling assorted smoking and growing equipment. Through a glass wall, visitors can observe dozens of varieties of marijuana cultivated in optimal conditions, with some plants standing over 150 centimetres (60 inches) tall, their lush foliage shining under special growing lamps. Hermitage Amsterdam Amstel 51, Phone: (020) 530 87 55

Oude Kerk Oudekerksplein 23, Phone: (020) 625 82 84 Pianola Museum Westerstraat 106, Phone: (020) 627 96 24 Porceleyne Fles, Delft Experience in the Munttower Muntplein 12, Phone: (020) 623 22 71 Rembrandthuis Museum Jodenbreestraat 4, Phone: (020) 520 04 00 Rijksmuseum Museumstraat 1, Phone: (020) 674 70 00 Rijksmuseum Schiphol Holland Boulevard at Schiphol Airport (past passport control between E and F piers), Phone: (020) 674 70 00

Hollandsche Schouwburg Plantage Middenlaan 24, Phone: (020) 531 03 80

Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum Kattenburgerplein 1, Phone: (020) 523 22 22

Houseboat Museum Prinsengracht, opposite 296, Phone: (020) 427 07 50

Sexmuseum Damrak 18, Phone: (020) 622 83 76

Huis Marseille Foundation for Photography Keizersgracht 401, Phone: (020) 531 89 89

Stedelijk Museum Museumplein 10, Phone: (020) 573 29 11

GALLERIES Akinci Lijnbaansgracht 317, Phone: (020) 638 04 80 Galerie Paul Andriesse Leliegracht 47, Phone: (020) 623 62 37 Gallery Delaive Spiegelgracht 23, Phone: (020) 625 90 87 Peter Donkersloot Galerie Spiegelgracht 14-16, Phone: (020) 623 65 38 gallerynine Keizersgracht 548, Phone: (06) 132 120 49 Foam Editions Keizersgracht 609, Phone: (020) 551 65 00 Mark Raven Art Store and Gallery (near Dam Square, behind Royal Palace) Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 174, Kiosk at Museum Square, Leidsestraat 42 (open daily from 10:30-18:00 hrs) Galerie Alex Daniels – Reflex Amsterdam Weteringschans 79a, Phone: (020) 627 28 32 Romeo Vetro Hobbemastraat 11, corner PC Hoofdstraat, 200 m from the Rijksmuseum Phone: (020) 4702705 Open: Tue-Sat. 11.00-17.00, Sun 12.00-17.00. Specialized in works in glass Sexy Art Gallery Achterburgwal 54, Phone: (020) 435 962 34 Galerie Pien Rademakers Prinsengracht 570, Phone: (020) 622 54 96 Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam Rozenstraat 59 Phone: (020) 422 04 71

SIGHTSEEING Artis Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, Phone: (0900) 278 47 96

Gassan Diamonds Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 173-175, Phone: (020) 622 53 33 Heineken Experience Atadhouderskade 78, Phone: (020) 523 92 22 Blue Boat Company Stadhouderskade 30, Phone: (020) 679 1370 Our luxurious boats are ready to guide you through Amsterdam’s many canals. Our canals have been awarded UNESCO’s World Heritage status and taking a Canal Cruise will reveal why. Passing city’s highlights, this is simply the most relaxing and fun way to see the city. We offer audio commentary in 21 languages. Our boats also give you an unique vantage point for taking the best photographs of the city! Hollandsche Schouwburg Plantage Middenlaan 24, Phone: (020) 531 03 80 Hortus Botanicus Plantage Middenlaan 2a, Phone: (020) 625 90 21 Nemo (F.K.A. New Metropolis) Oosterdok 2, Phone: (020) 531 32 33 House of Bols, Cocktail & Genever Expierience Paulus Potterstraat 14, Phone: (020) 570 85 75 Ripley’s Amsterdam Dam 21, Phone: (020) 369 7120 Experience two amazingly unique attractions on 5 incredible floors. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium in Dam Square is a “must see” when you visit Amsterdam! Feel like you’re in the movie when you ride Ripley’s 5D Moving Theatre! Plus a lounge on our top floor where you can enjoy a view of the Square. Don’t forget to check out Mr. Ripley’s Boat and enjoy the shooting gallery while you’re here! 37

SIGHTSEEING The centre of Amsterdam has innumerable charming buildings and sights to see. It is not just the buildings or sights themselves, but the combination of canals, streets, bridges, trees and historic buildings, which make the city centre one large, unique monument. The architectural structure, historic buildings and many sights give the city its special character, which is appreciated by many visitors and residents. IN AMSTERDAM


ARENA BOULEVARD 1 T: +31 20 311 1333 WWW.AMSTERDAMARENA.NL The Amsterdam ArenA is the home of the football club ajax. The stadium is also used by the Dutch international Team for international matches. On a regular basis, the events calendar includes concerts and dance festivals.


PLANTAGE KERKLAAN 38-40, T: (0900) 278 47 96, WWW.ARTIS.NL A visit to The House of Bols, Cocktail & Genever Experience on the Museumplein square in Amsterdam, is a unique adventure and an unforgettable interactive experience of the glamorous world of cocktails, liqueurs, bartending and the Dutch spirit Genever. At the House of Bols you will find all about Lucas Bols – the world’s oldest distilled spirit brand, which has been making liqueurs in Amsterdam since 1575! You will also discover Bols Genever – Holland’s rediscovered cocktail spirit, which dates back to 1820.


Our luxurious boats are 365 days a year ready to guide you through Amsterdam’s many canals. Our canals have been awarded UNESCO’s World Heritage status and taking this 75-minute City Canal Cruise will reveal why. Passing all of the city’s highlights, this is simply the most relaxing and fun way to see the city . In 38

summer we open our roofs so you can enjoy the sun and a little breeze goes through the boat – in winter we turn on the central heating for you. Our docks (and most of our boats) are accessible to wheelchairs so everybody can come and enjoy a cruise with us. Through our Personal Audio System on board you can listen to an audio story, which is available in 20 languages. Visit our website to choose the cruise of your taste.


PAULUS POTTERSTRAAT 2-6 T: 020 305 5555 WWW.COSTERDIAMONDS.COM This is the oldest diamond polishing factory in the world. Located in the heart of Amsterdam between the Rijksmuseum and the van Gogh museum we welcome more than 400.000 visitors each year. The largest selection of unset diamonds, the finest diamond jewellery and tax-free shopping makes us a must-see hotspot for anybody visiting Amsterdam or looking for high quality diamond jewellery.


PLANTAGE MIDDENLAAN 24, T: (020) 531 03 80, WWW.HOLLANDSCHESCHOUWBURG.NL The Hollandsche Schouwburg was built as a theatre in 1892, but during the Second World War it was a deportation centre for Jews. Today, the building is a monument to the memory of those victims. At that time, the Hollandsche Schouwburg Foundation was established, and since then the mayor of Amsterdam has always served as its chair man. The monument contains a memorial wall, bearing the 6,700 family

names of the 104,000 Dutch Jewish victims of the Second World War, and an educational exhibition for young people. In the coming years, the Hollandsche Schouwburg will be thoroughly renovated and expanded


PLANTAGE MIDDENLAAN 2A, T: (020) 625 90 21, WWW.DEHORTUS.NL The Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam is one of the oldest botanic gardens in the world. Located in the city centre of the Dutch capital, the garden is a beautiful and intimate place with an unique collection of plants. In the midst of busy city the Hortus offers an oasis of tranquillity, a flowery relief in the urban busyness.


A visit to The House of Bols, Cocktail & Genever Experience on the Museumplein square in Amsterdam, is a unique adventure and an unforgettable interactive experience of the glamorous world of cocktails, liqueurs, bartending and the Dutch spirit Genever.



“Would you like to enjoy Amsterdam with an nostalgic and romantic touch? Spoil yourself, and see the sight by horse and carriage. The coachman is also your guide and while riding along the loveliest spots in Amsterdam, your guide tells you all sorts of details about the city and its history. The tour begins and ends at our regular stand at the Damsqaure (Dam) in front of the Royal Palace daily from 11am to 6pm. Ask at your hoteldesk for our special Pick-up service.”


DAM 20 T: +31 (0) 20-5221010 WWW.MADAMETUSSAUDS.COM In this museum one can find replicas of full size was known and famous people. In addition, one can also experience something of the wash celebrities. In Amsterdam, for example, one can mix with Tiësto, posing next to Lady Gaga, playing football with Ronaldinho and many other things.


Science is fascinating, fun, useful and relevant to everyone. Science Center NEMO has strong links with an extensive international knowledge network that is focused on science and technology. We make this knowledge available in many different ways. The central principle is to encourage people to discover things for themselves.



OOSTVAARDERSDIJK 1-9 8242 PA LELYSTAD T: 3020 261409 WWW.BATAVIAWERF.NL Batavia Yard is a shipyard with extraordi-

nary ambitions, reconstructing ships from the Golden Age that were important to the Netherlands’ maritime history. This heritage was demolished at the time because of its limited lifespan, or has sunk to the bottom of the sea. In April 1995, the Batavia, which is the most authentic reconstruction of a 17thcentury VOC ship ever made, was launched after ten years in the making. The initiator was master shipbuilder Willem Vos. After this reconstruction was complete, a second project was started in the yard to reconstruct ‘De 7 Provinciën’, a 17th-century battleship with which Michiel de Ruyter fought many sea battles. The construction of the replica of ‘De 7 Provinciën’ is one of the largest and most challenging historical shipbuilding projects in the world. Using vocational reintegration and work experience projects to construct these ships, the shipyard plays an important part in the lives of long-term unemployed people for whom, over time and for various reasons, the distance to the job market has become too great. Having official ‘Charity Organisation’ status, Batavia Yard is a non-profit foundation that is dependent on donations and sponsors to construct and maintain the ships.


GEORGE MADUROPLEIN 1 2584 RZ DEN HAAG T: 070-355 3900 WWW.MADURODAM.NL Miniature city Madurodam, all of Holland in just one city! In miniature city madurodam, among many other attractions, you will see the canal houses of Amsterdam, The Alkmaar cheese market, and parts of the Delta Works, all replicated in minute detail on a 1:25 scale. windmills turn ships sail and modern trains are traversing the city on the world’s largest miniature railway.


HOOGEDIJK 8, 1145 PM KATWOUDE TEL: +31 (0)299-658397 The Jacobs Hoeve is surrounded by the Katwoude polder landscape and lies next to the dike in Katwoude, nestled between Monnickendam and Volendam. The farmstead overlooks the beautiful IJsselmeer. You can visit the newly build stable

and learn all about it. The team at the Jacobs Hoeve, attired daily in the traditional Volendam costume, awaits your visit. Upon your arrival, they treat you to a professional demonstration of the cheese-making process. Utilizing the necessary equipment and providing a clear explanation in multiple languages they help you experience the art of cheese-making from milk to finished product. In addition to the world-famous Gouda cheese, Henri Willig also makes sheep and goat cheese. The cheeses are plain or flavoured with various herbs and spices such as cumin, pepper, fenugreek or chilli pepper. After the demonstration, guests are welcome to sample the unique flavours of our cheese products and further explore and enjoy the ambiance of our farmstead at their leisure. The Jacobs Hoeve is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., from March through November and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., from December through February.


ZEDDEWEG 1, 1131 CW VOLENDAM TEL: +31 (0)299- 365830 The Alida Hoeve cheese farm and de Vriendschap wooden shoe factory are located in Volendam. The Alida Hoeve is a typical North Holland cheese-cover farmhouse. Where once cows grazed, now stands a shop with cheese for sale. Visitors are welcomed by staff wearing traditional Volendam dress and are all provided with an explanation on the preparation of cheese. The wooden shoe factory “de Vriendschap” is located next to the cheesefarm. Here you will get a free wooden shoe making demonstration and you will be explained about all the facets of the real Dutch wooden shoes. Following the demonstration, the large selection of wooden shoes can be admired. Wooden shoes are available in all sizes and with many different decorations. Numerous other souvenirs are also available for sale. The Alida Hoeve/De Vriendschap are open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., from March through November and from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., from December through February. ■ 39



Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

The AMA lies to the north of the Randstad and encompasses the city of Amsterdam and the Dutch provinces of North Holland and Flevoland. The area has a totalpopulation of over 2 million inhabitants. The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (AMA) is comprised of several surrounding municipalities, including the cities of Amsterdam, Almere, Amstelveen and Haarlemmermeer, Hilversum and Velsen. FLOWERS OF AMSTERDAM:


The Flower Strip is one of the most popular and unique sights in the Netherlands. Every spring the entire region bursts into vivid colour as bulbs shoot and millions of flowers blossom. One of the biggest attractions is the Keukenhof Gardens, the world’s largest flower gardens and a home to more varieties of tulip than you can imagine.

With its countless windmills, churches and old-fashioned farmhouses, stepping out into Old Holland can feel like being in a Golden Age painting.

TRADITIONALLY DUTCH: Noord-Holland towns such as Marken, Volendam and Edam hark back to times of more honest crafts, show casing the

traditional skills the region was famous for: shipbuilding, fishing and cheese making. Alongside such classic industries, you can also experience the heritage of the industrial revolution – a time when smoking chimney stacks and spinning sails enabled the mass production of chocolate and biscuits. 41



Just north east of Amsterdam, these polders were reclaimed from the sea, giving birth to the new cities of Almere and Lelystad. Not only are they internationally acclaimed playgrounds for architecture and design, they are also blessed with expanses of wild nature on the doorstep.

people parading the beach boulevard, shop and hop from one terrace to the next. You’ll also be surprised by the small alleyways and old buildings in the centre and round the day off with a four-course dinner in a top restaurant. Or keep things frugal by an open fire in the warmth of a beach café. This will leave you some money for the casino or for a relaxed day at one of the beauty and wellness salons. Zandvoort’s fame also stems from the racing circuit that was created in 1848 and where Formula 1 races were once held. In the summer there is something on nearly every weekend. Tip: Visit Zandvoort aan Zee by train or use your Region Day Ticket to travel to Amsterdam Beach by bus.



Zandvoort is how a beach resort should be. With hotels, cafés, restaurants, a lively boulevard, bustling shopping streets and a touch of allure! Stroll around, watch

Put on your walking shoes or hire a bike for a jaunt through Holland’s dunes. A varied nature reserve with sloping dunes, lakes, forests and rare animals like deer

Although famous for its historic city centre, the Amsterdam region is always evolving as new immigrants and diverse cultures make their mark on many neighbourhoods. But probably the most dramatic changes have taken place in the province of Flevoland.



and wisent. The dunes contain all sorts of surprises like military bunkers and magnificent viewpoints. Don’t forget the fact that this stretch of coast is what protects the Netherlands from the sea. After all, half our country lies well below sea level! Zandvoort aan Zee is one of the most versatile resorts in the Netherlands. A great city centre surrounded by unique nature combined with a beautiful beach makes Zandvoort aan Zee a must-see for every visitor of Amsterdam.




The story of the province Flevoland, New Land of the Metropolitan area Amsterdam, is a unique one. The struggle with the Zuiderzee was won among other things by reclaiming over 1,800 square kilometres of land. This is how Flevoland came into being; the largest polder in the world, which lies an average five meters below sea level. Its remarkable history, the special natural areas created, modern architecture, beaches and water sports opportunities; all are ample reasons for taking a closer look at this new land. Where once was only water today is an attractive recreational area including the cities Almere and Lelystad.

THE NETHERLANDS’ MOST BEAUTIFUL TRAIN JOURNEY Train is the perfect way to discover the New Land. The train journey between Al-

Photo: De Nieuwe Wildernis

mere and Lelystad is generally recognised as the most beautiful trip in the Netherlands. You are awarded with wonderful views of the exceptional Oostvaardersplassen nature reserve. A real train safari! Nature determines the rhythm in the Oostvaardersplassen reserve. It is home to foxes, geese, kingfishers, deer, sea eagles and the largest herd of wild horses in Europe. Almere Centrum is just twenty minutes from Amsterdam and for almost another twenty minutes you can enjoy the impressive views while on your way to Lelystad. Make it a complete day out with stopovers in Almere and Lelystad.

DISCOVER MODERN ARCHITECTURE IN ALMERE CENTRUM Almere is in the top ten of cities in the Netherlands of noted architectural interest. It even occupies the number one spot in a list of ‘European New Towns’ with impressive modern architecture. Almere presents renowned buildings by prominent architects such as Rem Koolhaas, Herman Hertzberger and Liesbeth van der Pol. Almere Centrum also presents all the latest attractions for the dedicated shopaholic. It offers a great selection of shops such as Hugo Boss, Superdry, Primark, Bever, Zara, Mango and G-Star. Round off a day’s shopping with a visit to one of the many restaurants along Belfort or on Grote Markt.

Photo: Eljee Bergwerff Photography

STOP AND SHOP IN LELYSTAD Continue on to Lelystad. Alight at Lelystad Centrum station and discover what the province’s capital has to offer. Take the number 3 bus to Batavia Stad and experience the Batavia harbour district. The New Land region boasts one of the Netherlands’ largest fashion outlets; Batavia Stad Amsterdam Fashion Outlet. Less shopping, more culture? Batavialand offer educational fun for the young and the not so young. At the end of the day stroll the waterfront promenade. Or take in the views of the sailing boats on the Marker Lake while enjoying something delicious to eat or drink at one of the many restaurants and bars in Bataviahaven. For more information, take a look at:, and 43


BATAVIA DISTRICT DEVELOPING RAPIDLY The Batavia district in Lelystad is enjoying a period of continuous growth, particularly in the number of new catering venues. It has also recently acquired another addition, but of a totally different nature: the Batavia Stad Amsterdam Fashion Outlet has opened its fourth expansion.

offers 31,000 m2 of retail floor. With the expansion, a number of well known brands are now included, such as G-Star and Samsonite. Other existing established brands such as Tommy Hilfiger and Guess have opened entirely new and/or expanded shopping concepts.

With the opening of this latest section of the Batavia Stad Amsterdam Fashion Outlet, this popular destination now

The Batavia Stad Amsterdam Fashion Outlet expansion is certainly good news for the many visitors to the Batavia district. As well as the fashion centre there are a number of attractive cultural-historical activities to enjoy, such as those offered by Batavialand. The Batavia Stad Amsterdam Fashion Outlet expansion will attract even more visitors to the Batavia district; a popular leisure destination with plenty to see and do. At the end of the day, enjoy some time out on one of the attractive terraces on the waterfront just watching the boats drift by. For more information:

VIS À VIS ANNOUNCES NEW OPEN AIR THEATRE SPECTACLE: MARE Vis à Vis’s artistic team is thrilled to announce their new open air performance for the 2017 season: MARE. Vis à Vis appointed Swiss director Tom Ryser, recognising his experience in opera, musicals and circus. Featuring a water basin filled with

over 1 million liters of water, live music and breath taking fire and water special effects. About MARE: Rising sea levels, caused by global warming, have flooded the entire earth. Cities are swallowed by the rising waters. The remains of civilization are a handful of people on small islands trying to survive in this apocalyptic world. As the disaster escalates, Vis à Vis introduces a floating wooden house, a flooded nightclub with an unsteady floorshow, crashing air traffic and a couple of newlyweds heading for disaster. MARE is family-friendly for ages 10 and up. When: 28 – 30 July 2017 & 30 Augustus – 1 October Showtimes: Wednesday & Thursday 8:30 pm, Friday & Saturday 9:00 pm, Sunday 3:00 pm Where: Muiderzandplaats 1, Almere, Netherlands Tickets: Regular ticket price: € 32,50. Tickets on sale now at


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ABOUT VIS À VIS Vis à Vis, now in its 28th season, is located next to Almere beach, only a short distance from Holland’s capital city Amsterdam. The theatre company is critically acclaimed for their innovative, humoristic and visually stunning open air performances. Vis à Vis works to build consciousness of values and to raise questions in moral and ethical dilemmas.


HERE ARE SIX OF THE BEST THINGS TO DO AROUND THE AREA KNOWN AS CASTLES & GARDENS! 1) CYCLE ALONG THE RIVER VECHT The winding River Vecht between Amsterdam and Utrecht is a wonderful setting for a cycle route. The bank offers an open view of the imposing castles (such as at Breukelen and Muiden), picturesque villages, ambitious country estates and accompanying tearooms. Rich merchants from the Golden Age once spent their summer months here. The holidaymakers ‘only’ needed five to seven hours to reach their rural residence. Thankfully, it’s much quicker today – many of the best attractions around the Castles & Gardens are an enjoyable bike ride from Amsterdam.

2) GO BOATING Much like in the olden days, travelling on the water is still one of the best ways to explore the countryside, offering splendid vistas whilst being a meditative mode of transport close to nature. For example, you could hire a boat in Uithoorn and explore the Amstel River countryside. Meanwhile by the River Vecht, the charming town of Muiden is a must for boat lovers, with countless ships sailing into and out of the historic harbour.

3) MARVEL AT THE EXTRAVAGANT COUNTRY ESTATES Enjoy the grandeur of the beautiful country houses dating from the Golden Age, when Amsterdam’s wealthy merchants would leave their primary residence in the heart of Amsterdam and retreat to their rural estates in summertime. Southeast of Amsterdam, on the banks of the Amstel River and the River Vecht, you can still bike and boat past these historic houses with their acres of beautifully manicured gardens. Some are open to the public while others leave you dreaming of an aristocratic life by the water.

4) UNLEASH YOUR INNER KNIGHT OR DAMSEL AT THE MEDIEVAL FORTRESS STRETCH Home to many old castles, fortified towns and ruins, the picturesque fortress stretch offers a vivid window into medieval times. Muiden is one of the most spectacular examples, with the grand Amsterdam Castle Muiderslot, built around 1285 by Count Floris V, looming over the mouth of the picturesque River Vecht. A square castle with a drawbridge, five towers, battlements and embrasures, Muiderslot is a true medieval water stronghold.


CASTLES & GARDENS ›› The countryside of Noord-Holland was always a popular region for the rich merchants of the Golden Age. Each summer they would leave their primary residence in the heart of Amsterdam, retreating to extravagant castles and estates with acres of beautifully manicured gardens.. Both north west of Amsterdam, and south east, on the banks of the River Amstel and River Vecht, you can still bike and boat past these historic houses. Some are open to the public while others leave you dreaming of an aristocratic life by the water. There is much to see if you take a trip south of the city. Within a little bit more the half an hour of Amsterdam’s city centre, you can explore the former country retreats of Amsterdam’s golden age merchants, see the city’s old defensive forts or take in glorious nature and picturesque villages.

As well as providing a historic snapshot it’s a fun-filled museum for all the family: you can take a tour through the impressive knight’s hall, towers, dungeon and armoury; stroll through the beautiful herb and vegetable gardens that still retain the atmosphere of the Dutch Renaissance and enjoy the fantastic views from the ramparts.

5) FEEL LIKE A GOLDEN-AGE PAINTER Alongside the River Amstel, you will find a stunning, peaceful spot of countryside: lose yourself in the swaying reeds, green meadows and historic villages, such as Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, which dates from the 12th century. In the Golden Age, famous artists would retreat to the area to capture its wild nature. Take a romantic stroll and then have tea or dinner in one of the many quality eateries and cafes along the way.

6) EXPERIENCE THE STAUNCH BEAUTY OF THE FORTIFIED TOWN OF NAARDEN. What is the Gooi & Vecht area’s secret? Why does this area harbour so many fortresses and castles? What was it that needed all this protection? It might be hard to imagine now, but this peaceful part of Holland used to be the ultimate defence line against enemies from the east trying to get to Amsterdam’s riches. That is why the Dutch started building these defences in the Middle Ages. The sturdy Amsterdam Castle (Muiderslot) controled the river Vecht’s estuary, the fortified town of Naarden (shaped in the form of a star) guarded the only piece of dry land between the South Sea (Zuiderzee) and the lakes. Later the fortresses and fortified towns like Weesp, Muiden and Naarden worked together to keep the entire area safe. Nowadays this peaceful and pretty area does not need all these military forces. But the fortresses, castles and fortified towns are still an essential part of the landscape. They are waiting for you to come and explore them! ■




SWALUESTRAAT 1 +31 (0)23 574 0280 ZANDVOORTSMUSEUM.NL Till 20 August: Hollandse Meesters in het zand The exhibition is a combination with the 12th European Championship Sandsculpture festival in Zandvoort aan Zee. We connect with the original paintings that you can admire in the big museums. In addition, we show some sculptures by Eppe de Haan, Marlène Sjerps and Kitty Warnawa. Galarie Atelier participates with 10x10 Artist.


There is much happening in Haarlem, all year round. Discover the city known for its high-quality cultural offering, wide range of shops, cosy restaurants and cafés, and excellent location near Amsterdam, beach and sea. A city with a rich history, stunning monuments and bon-vivant atmosphere. The ideal destination for a day out or a weekend away.

August 25 - 1 October HisWWW.ZANDVOORTSMUSEUM.NL Swaluëstraat 1 - Zandvoort

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Opening hours: Sunday - Tuesday 16.00 PM to 00.00 AM Friday and Saturday 16.00 PM to 01.00 AM

Are we a pub? Are we a restaurant? It doesn’t really matter. The most important thing is, that enjoying food and drinks at Monk will become a party. We would like to see everyone enjoying pure and good food. We aim to throw a party at your table, with food to either share, or keep for yourself. Anything can happen, especially with our broad selection of wines and bubblies. Joie de vivre, is what we want, with a lot of inspiration taken from Barcelona, Paris and Cape Town. Every day, our fish comes in fresh, as do our Yerseke oysters from the Zeeland province. We use the fish as a basis, to then only add things that enhance its taste. We have a fixed basic menu and, besides that, we add dishes that change daily, depending on that days catch.


TURFMARKT 26 HAARLEM | + 31 (0)23 8442271 VOLDERGRACHT 12 DELFT WWW.ROASTCHICKENBAR.COM | WWW.THE-EGG-STORE.COM Daytime egg in all shapes and sizes at The Egg Store, and from 12:00 hrs grilled chicken by Roast Chickenbar. The menu consists of several egg dishes such as Roast Slicer, a brioche topped with pulled chicken, coleslaw, homemade cocktail sauce and a perfectly fried egg on top. WE’LL GIVE YOU AN EGGSPERIENCE YOU WON’T FORGET At Roast Chicken Bar the birds are all free-range, juicy, tender and delicious. All of them bred in ‘de Veluwe’ (famous for their chickens). Marinated for 48 hours in our own secret marinade. In fact, it’s so secret only a few people know what’s in it. 46


A city of remarkable history and culture, Haarlem is just a short hop from Amsterdam but packs a unique punch. With spectacular monuments dating back almost 800 years, such as the Amsterdamse Poort and Sint-Bavokerk, it’s no wonder that so many great artists of the Golden Age wanted to capture its beauty and atmosphere. Frans Hals, one of the Netherlands’ greatest painters, is celebrated in theFrans Hals Museum (alongside paintings by his peers). Of course, Haarlem has made an impact in more recent times too. Its Jugendstil train station is one of the most beautiful in the country and the city is a bustling hub of great cafés, shops and restaurants. You will not find any chain stores here.


Blooming Gold THE SECRETS OF THE FLOWER CITY Until August 27, 2017


GROOT HEILIGLAND 47 | HAARLEM +31(0)23-5422427 | MUSEUMHAARLEM.NL The city of Haarlem was for centuries the epicenter of the international flower bulb industry. The city was renowned and admired the world over for its flourishing bulb commerce. Curious foreign Monarchs crossed oceans to see it with their own eyes: blooming gold. Museum Haarlem unravels the mysteries of the flower history of Haarlem.




During the grand restoration of the Dutch Sagrada Familia the internationally known artist Jan Dibbets designed 16 stained glass windows. The church dedicated its crypt to the KathedraalMuseum with wonderful art treasures and an exhibition of works by Dibbets. Tuesday-Friday 10-16:00 Saturday 11-14:30 Entrance € 4,- (€ 5,- during flower show)

Established in 1778, Teylers Museum was originally founded as a centre for contemporary art and science. The historic centre of the museum is the neoclassical Oval Room, which was built behind the house of Pieter Teyler van der Hulst, the so-called Foundation House.

Just as seventeenth-century Haarlem offered fertile soil in which an innovative urge expressed in art could grow and flourish, so today De Hallen Haarlem aims to provide a platform for developments in contemporary art, based on the same open and proactive attitude.




In the early seventeenth century painting underwent a radical change, and the foundations for this were laid in Haarlem. The Frans Hals Museum’s collection, which encompasses the entire spectrum of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century painting, reflects this revolutionary change.

It is Nikkie Plessen’s eye for detail which makes every NIKKIE collection strong, elegant and distinctly Dutch. Nikkie started designing a small fashion collection that reflected her personal feminine, sexy and edgy style. Right now NIKKIE is distributed and sold in over 15 countries.

Jutka & Riska is a Dutch fashion label. They design and make their own collection in Amsterdam. In their shops they sell an eclectic mix of own design, hand-picked vintage and selected items of young designers. Curious about their unique items? Jutka & Riska is also based in Antwerp and Amsterdam.




GROTE MARKT 16 | HAARLEM +31(0)23-5115775 | DEHALLEN.NL



EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP SANDSCULPTURE FESTIVAL IN ZANDVOORT AAN ZEE. On June the 12th several European sandsculptors will compete in the European Championship Sandsculpture festival in Zandvoort aan Zee. Huge statues will occur on different locations in Zandvoort aan Zee. Because the sand on Zandvoort Beach cannot be used for the sculptures, over 200.000 kg special sand will be distributed over the Badhuisplein, the Favaugeplein, the Gasthuis-

plein, the Kerkplein and the Raadhuisplein. This years theme is ´Dutch Masters´, The sculptures won’t be broken down until November. Because of the still growing interest in the art form, the foundation is laid in 2014 to create the first Sand Sculpture Route in Europe. This year the Sand Sculpture Route will be expanded with several other surrounding municipalities.. ■




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Volendam is the most Volendam is the most remarkable picturesque remarkable picturesque fishing village just some fishing village just some 10-15 miles from Amster10-15 miles from Amsterdam. It dates from the dam. It dates from the era when the, now lake, era when the, now lake, IJsselmeer still was a IJsselmeer still was a part of the North Sea. part of the North Sea.

THE MOST REMARKABLE PICTURESQUE FISHING VILLAGE Volendam is the most remarkable picturesque fishing village just some 10-15 miles from Amsterdam. It dates from the era when the, now lake, IJsselmeer still was a part of the North Sea. In Volendam, if you’re lucky, you will see people in traditional costumes. As a result of its insulated location, the village preserved its character for six centuries, also because of the tough vitality of the fishermen. The characteristic small houses, which together with the canals and the drawbridges form the most picturesque spots, present the visitor an atmosphere of geniality and romance. HISTORY AND FAME The name Volendam stems from Volent-dam, which means as much as the finishing of a dam. Volendam is located on the site of the former (way back in 1357) harbour of the historic city of Edam. As Edam started a new harbour, the old one formed a new settlement, and got the name Volendam. The population of the town grew only very slowly during those first centuries of its existence. In 1462 it only had 25 inhabitants, whereas today some 19,000.

Around 1875, Volendam became known as a town worth visiting by tourists, and was thusly immortalized by writers and artists. Volendam became written about both nationally and internatio-nally, and magazines published photographs of stalwart fishermen by the harbour, of the women in their graceful traditional dress and of children playing in front of picturesque houses. The rich and famous flocked to this humble fishing town, where it seemed as if time had stood still. 49


Volendam became an artist’s paradise, with people in graceful traditional costumes, the wooden little houses built closely together against, protected from the sea by the sturdy dike; their interiors replete with statuettes of saints and the harbour crowded with hundreds of red-sailed ‘botters’ (fishing boats). Some elements of this are now of the past (the herring fishery was finished when the sea was closed off), but if you are curious about how the Volendam costume was worn and what the interiors of the houses looked like, do visit the Volendammer Museum to experience a little of the Volendam of yesteryear.

THE COSTUME The costumes of Volendam are worldrenowned. Around the entire world you can see portraits of people who have had themselves photographed in Volendam costume at the time of their visit to the place. The most famous part of the Dutch costume is of course the wooden shoes or “clogs”. The clog has gone a little bit out of fashion these days, but you can still occasionally see people walk around on them.


GETTING THERE There are several ways to visit the town. Probably the easiest way will be the booking of a daytrip by a tour operator. I’m sure the genitor of your hotel will be able to help you with this

WATERLAND Monnickendam, Marken, Broek in Waterland, Ilpendam, Katwoude, Overleek, Purmer, Watergang, Uitdam and Zuiderwoude are known as Waterland. Each one of these places has its own charm and a cultural and historical background that makes a visit very worth while. Enjoy the wellmaintained monuments that adorn the old cityscapes and village views. Nearly half of the entire surface area of Waterland consists of water (no less than 5000 hectares). The municipality thus provides considerable opportunities for water recreation; sailing on the Markermeer or IJsselmeer lakes and having a drink at one of the outdoor cafes in one of the picturesque villages or cities. If you would like to explore Waterland by boat, consider a whispering boat, motorboat, rowing boat

or canoe. Explore the best of Waterland on the water, between the reeds, with a gentle breeze for company. Waterland is also pre-eminently suitable for walking tours and bicycle rides. The decor consists of open grass polders, peat rivers and ribbon development villages with colourful woorden houses and traditional Dutch farmhouses built in the shape of pyramids. All places in Waterland are in easy reach from Amsterdam, whether by car, public transport. ■


Origin of Traditional Quality

Excellence on the IJsselmeer a benchmark for Volendam’s tradition and quality Paviljoen Smit-Bokkum is the home of an eel smoke-house since 1856, where the 5th generation of the Smit-Bokkum family daily smokes Holland’s best fish, preserving the ancient family recipe. The Smit-Bokkum family restaurant next to the smokehouse serves home-smoked delicacies together with a selection of local traditional menus. Especially the famous home-smoked IJsselmeer eels daily draws a client base from all over the country. Smit-Bokkum’s lovely terrace offers seats for over 100 guests. Seated here you can take in the magnificent views of the IJsselmeer and the Marinapark harbour. TIP: A dinner or lunch at Smit-Bokkum can also be combined with a guided tour through the smoke-house and a visit to the Palingsoundmuseum above the restaurant.

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With its traditional green painted houses, warehouses and windmills the Zaanse Schans gives the feeling of having stepped back into the seventeenth or eighteenth centuries. Most of the buildings were re-located from other areas in the Zaanstreek in the 1960’s and 70’s as owing to urban development they were under threat of obliteration.

STEP BACK INTO THE SEVENTEENTH OR EIGHTEENTH CENTURY The Zaanse Schans offers a magnificent view of the surrounding landscape as it was before and after the industrial revolution. However this is not an open air museum but a colourful living and working neighbourhood. Most of the buildings were re-located from other areas in the Zaanstreek in the 1960’s and 70’s as owing to urban development they were under threat of obliteration. This panorama makes the Zaanse Schans a vital link in the European Route of Industrial Heritage. you can press on various displays and try and package as many biscuits and sweets as you can in a computer game. The smaller, specialized museums such as the first Albert Heijn Grocery shop, the Bakery Museum ‘In de Gecroonde Duyvekater’ where traditional delicacies are sold, Museum of the Dutch Clock, are all situated at the Zaanse Schans in listed buildings bringing the history of this oldest industrial area to life.

in Wormerveer, we thought it was an addition to the Zaanse Schans to show the history. And generally show the history of hygiene and cleaning.We also sell craft hand made soaps, cosmetics, perfumes and everything related to hygiene and cleaning. There is a mini workshop / museum space. Throughout the store there are magnificent museum pieces to admire.Opening times may vary, but generally they are open daily throughout the year.



There is no entrance fee for visiting the traditional Dutch workshops such as the Wooden Shoe Workshop where you can see the clog makers at work and the Cheese Farm where you can learn about the different stages of Cheese making. In craftcenter De Saense Lelie you will find an artist specialised in Delft Blue decoration, a diamond cutter and goldsmiths. But that is not all, as other traditional crafts are also represented here, including a local oil painter and popular Assendelft art. For a workshop making your own souvenir you can visit, Orse ket aan ‘t Glop. New! is “ Soap Works Zaanse Schans” on the Zeilenmakerspad number 4, next to the bakery museum. Zaandam has had a wonderful history of soapmaking, like the soap factory “The Eagle”

The most enjoyable way to see the surrounding area is from the water. From April to October river cruises are available along the river Zaan not only for a splendid view of the Zaanse Schans, but also for a more detailed examination of the traditional and picturesque Dutch houses, windmills and other interesting sights along the way.

WINDMILLS A visit to a working industrial windmill is a unique experience. Paint mill De Kat and oil mill De Zoeker are open daily from March to October. From November to February most of the windmills at the Zaanse Schans only open at the weekends. The Jonge Schaap is open all year.

MUSEUMS The Zaanse Schans has a number of fascinating museums to tempt the visitor. The Zaans Museum and the Verkade Pavilion make the tastiest museum in the Netherlands. The collection is extremely wide-ranging and is presented in a contemporary way. It features utensils, clothing and paintings as well as factory equipment from the food industry, and as you make your way through the museum

Information Center Zaanse Schans The Zaanse Schans is open daily throughout the year. There is no entrance fee, but some of the attractions charge an admission fee.



KRAAIENEST 4 | 1509 AZ ZAANDAM +31 (0)75 6177121 | WWW.CLOGS.NL | INFO@CLOGS.NL OPEN DAILY, ALL YEAR ROUND! Visit the wooden shoe workshop at the Zaanse Schans! See the clog makers at work in the workshop and learn about the history of wooden shoes in the museum - admission is free! We have the largest wooden shoe inventory in all sizes and colours! Be sure to try some on and experience what it feels like to walk on wood! Making a picture in the giant wooden shoe will complete your visit! From Amsterdam CS by bus (Bus 391) or train (station Koog-Zaandijk) in only 15 minutes. 52


Do you want to experience the real Holland? Then visit the Catharina Hoeve Cheese Farm at the Zaanse Schans. In this authentic 17th century farm you learn about the different stages of cheese production. Our staff wearing traditional costumes invites you to taste our delicious cheeses of own production. The farm shop has all these cheeses for sale as well as typical Dutch sweets and souvenirs. We are looking forward to welcoming you at the Catharina Hoeve. The entrance is free. The Catharina Hoeve is open daily.



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WHATEVER YOUR TASTE IS, AMSTERDAM HAS IT Amsterdam has all the nightlife you would expect. There are intimate restaurants, bars with or without live music, hip dance clubs, comedy clubs, and a casino. A complete list would fill a whole book, so we can only give you some recommendations here. RESTAURANTS | CAFÉS As one might expect from a cosmopolitan city, Amsterdam not only offers the possibility of enjoying classical French cuisine, but since a few decades the city has also abounded in - sometimes surprisingly good - Greek, Italian, Moroccan, Turkish, Chinese, Korean and even Nepalese and Ethiopian restaurants. This fact has caused the extensive, daily public market in Albert Cuypstraat to adapt its range to the purchasing requirements of these restaurants. For a quick cheap lunchtime bite try the sandwich shops, the chips stands or herring stalls. Eating maatjes (‘mates’) herring is quite possibly the only important culinary tradition of our otherwise in this respect poorly endowed country. Amsterdam is also a city with many bars and cafés, some 1,500 in all. Each of the areas mentioned below has something to offer, from friendly and

relaxed brown cafés, stylish grand cafés to crowded designer bars. The cafés and bars vary greatly and have their own special attraction: a wide range of beers, jenever (Dutch gin), live music, canal-side terraces, board games, pool tables or just good old fun.

BARS | LIVE MUSIC Amsterdam has some great small bars where you enter for free and or a small fee to listen to live music. Singer-songwriters, jazz, pop, folk or even classical music. You just have to know where to go.

COCKTAILS | DINNER The Venice of the North, Amsterdam’s attractions are considerable. Besides the famed red-light areas where windowshopping takes on a whole new meaning and the coffee bars that are more popular for their other wares, Amsterdam is also

home to hundreds of great bars and clubs: style bars, cocktail bars, bistros, restaurants and casinos, and the famous brown cafes where you can linger long over a beer and watch the people of Amsterdam go about their business. Once you’ve visited the museum quarter and taken a tour of the canals, you can hit the town. A night out in the many bars of Leidseplein or Rembrandtplein should see you into the small hours.

DINNER | CLUBS Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to groove. In Amsterdam you can party all night long, nearly every night of the week! Have a look at the listings below whether you’re into techno, drum & bass, top 40, hip-hop or anything in between, you’ll find a club to match your mood. 55

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Bourbon Street features live music from local talent and international artists every night of the week. The shows and jam sessions attract a mixed crowd, as well as musicians playing blues, rock, soul and funk. Open: Mon. - Fri. 10pm - 4am, Sat. & Sun. 10pm - 5am

In a historic setting on the banks of the river Amstel, right around the corner of the famous Rembrandt Square, you’ll find Mulligans is one of the oldest Irish bars in town. SPUISTRAAT 291-293, Open: Mon. - Fri. 4pm - 1am +31 (0)20 620 30 74 Sat. & Sun. 2pm - 3am WWW.KANTJIL.NL Right in the heart of Amsterdam, you’ll find Kantjil & de Tijger: the place to be for those who are curious about Indonesian food. Come and try our New Asian High Wine or indulge yourself in an Indonesian ‘Rijsttafel’ - a true feast for both the mouth and the eyes! Open daily: Lunch: 12:00 - 16:30 Diner: 16:30 - 23:00



Recently renovated and completely revamped, Chicago Social Club is home to the American comedy troupe Boom Chicago and Amsterdam’s premier English-language comedy venue presenting theatrical shows. Bar: Mon.-Thu. 5pm - 4am, Fri. 5pm - 5am. Club: Thu. 11pm4am, Sat. 12pm - 5am, Sun. 12 pm - 4am

Players Food & Drinks, the ultimate combination of excellent food & drinks, great and varied music and nice location: the corner of the Kleine Gartmansplantsoen in Amsterdam next to the completely rebuild City cinema. Open: Sun. - Thur. 3pm - 1am, Fri. 3pm 3am, Sat. 12am - 3am



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Enjoy a 3-course à la carte dinner whilst cruising the world famous canals on a classic riverboat, built in 1898. Comfortable and intimate. 20 seats only.

A stylish club experience can now also be enjoyed on the water on a fantastic ship called Supperclub Cruise. Supperclub Cruise is lounging, clubbing, dining and entertainment.

Well known in the heart of the famous Amsterdam Jordan area. Not only because of its gorgeous locatiown at the Noordermarkt, but also because of its spacious terrace, friendly staff, and extensive menu for lunch, dinner and drinks. For dinner, we serve a beautiful variety of meat, fish and vegetarian meals. Fresh local products bring our dishes to life. We follow the seasons and, as a result, our menu often changes to pleasantly surprise you on your next visit. 57


CHEESE & MORE BY HENRI WILLIG Cheese & More by Henri Willig is a modern luxury gift shop where the real cheese lover finds top quality, traditionally prepared cheese from our own dairy. It may be difficult to choose from the large selection of cow, goat and sheep cheeses with several different flavors. Luckily you can taste them all in the shop before making your choice. In addition to this we also sell other delicacies such as traditional Dutch syrup waffles, chocolate and gingerbread. And also cheese dips and mustard. Our products are carefully selected and are produced with the same passion and quality standards as we produce our cheeses. You will find us here: • Cheese & More Centraal Station Stationsplein 39M

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The acclaimed House of Bols creates a completely new experience: an homage to the cocktail. The Art of Flavour: bring flavour to life. House of Bols takes visitors on a spectacular journey through the history of the world’s oldest distilled brand Bols, the art of distilling liqueurs and genever. You can also learn how to create delicious cocktails yourself. Outstanding is the new ‘Art of Flavour’ experience. In three rooms flavours are visualized in a spectacular way. Every visitor will go through a unique flavour experience where you taste, feel, hear and see it come to life!


REGULIERSDWARSSTRAAT 74I, 06 34045122, WWW.DOOR-74.COM Door 74 hid behind its door over 6 years ago, being the very first speak-easy style bar in the Benelux. In its existence it has been the highest national and international awarded Dutch bar, ever. The team of Door 74 is the most awarded in the country on a personal level, with several world championship winners working behind the bar. Door 74 takes reservations only on the same day via +31634045122, and is open 7 days per week, every week from 8 pm until 3 am weekdays and 8 pm until 4 am in the weekends. The atmosphere is relaxed and we do not serve food. Hope to see you at Door 74.”


LEIDSEKRUISSTRAAT 33 WWW.PIANOBARMAXIM.COM The Maxim Pianobar has the laid-back vibe of a piano bar in a place like New Orleans (or at least that’s how we imagine it to feel). While it’s true there are smarter venues in the city, shinier, chicer places, this one has its own low-ley energy, a sense of heart. Inside it’s a deep red boudoir sort of space, draped in velvet. There are thick burgundy curtains and lots of dark wooden furniture and – of course – there’s a piano, where every day of the week, from 9 pm till late, live music is played.



All Sopranos Events are listed here! No matter if you are in Amsterdam, Aruba, Curacao, St Martin or Miami, be sure you don’t miss our events…. Check it out! Open: Mon- Thurs: 8pm - 2 am, Fri-Sat: 5pm -4 am, Sun: 8pm-4 am

Club NL is a sexy stylish house club in the centre of Amsterdam. Focusing on a sophisticated and complete nightclub experience. Great intimate atmosphere, superb national and international dj’s and -of course- great quality music. Open 6 days a week from 23.00 till late.



A unique location in Amsterdam with international allure, a sparkling atmosphere and exceptionally great food. A blend of Miami, Barcelona and the Cote d’Azur: an industrial site, a former wine-terminal-turned fashionable chic. Where once the wine was bottled, bottles are now being opened. Be amazed by the immense space (2200m2), the ‘top notch styled ‘ interior, the 6 meter long fish display, the high art of cooking and the 16 meter long mural by Selwyn Senatori. The waterside restaurant is provided with free wifi, at less than a 5 minute drive from the A10 (also known as the beltway of Amsterdam), has 300 free parking spaces and docking places for boats.


STADHOUDERSKADE 25, 020 671 1222 Timeless, Cosmopolitan & Sparkling: MOMO is a culinary hotspot and popular meeting place for an (inter) national audience of visitors to the Fashion & Museum District, business and metropolitan crowd. Relax and enjoy spectacular food and amazing cocktails in a stylish setting, which is what makes MOMO already unique for six years.


XtraCold Amsterdam is a combination of the XtraCold Lounge and the XtraCold IceBar. The ‘Some like it Hot’ Lounge area contrasts with the ‘Some like it cold’ XtraCold Ice Café. Open: Sun. - Thur. 11:30 - 00:00, Sat. & Sun. 11:30 - 02:00



ROZENGRACHT 133-1, 020 - 34 46 401 WWW.NOMADS.NL Nomads draws its inspiration from the Arabian Nomad culture. Beatifully designed interior and ‘East meets West’ menu. Under the direction of their DJ Jimmy Jazz. Open: Sun. - Thu. 6pm - 1am, Fri. & Sat. 6pm - 3am


OOSTERDOKSSTRAAT 4 (NEXT TO CENTRAL STATION) 020 – 530 08 75 WWW.SKYLOUNGEAMSTERDAM.COM Each metropolis has a unique spot to discover the city from great height. Amsterdam has SkyLounge Amsterdam, an award winning roof-top lounge bar overlooking the capital. This is the place where locals and global travellers meet each other. SkyLounge Amsterdam offers you a panoramic view of Europe’s most energetic city, 365 days a year. Open: Sun. - Thur. 11 am – 01 am Fri. & Sat. 11 am – 03 am


KORTE LEIDSEDWARSSTRAAT 45, 020 626 67 69, WWW.SUZY-WONG.NL Thirsty for some excellent drinks? Hungry for some tasty bites? This glamorous and sensuous cocktail lounge will take your breath away in a world of modern American, oriental and classic French elements while enjoying the most unique cocktails shaken by her personal cocktail shakers. Serving the greatest cocktails and Asian/American snacks up until closing time, Open Wednesday through Sunday starting at 18.00 with every day a different DJ providing a unique experience not to found elsewhere in Amsterdam. 59

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Red Red light light AN IMPRESSION ABOUT AMSTERDAMS ELDEST RED LIGHT DISTRICT The Red Light District in Amsterdam is visited by more than 4 million visitors each year who are curious to know what goes on behind the closed curtains. The Red Light District is very close to the Dam Square. Here Amsterdam started of as a settlement around a dam in the river Amstel at the end of the 12th century. Let’s be honest Prostitution has enjoyed a long tradition of tolerance in Amsterdam. Safety is key here. In addition to preventing forced prostitution, the aim is an open and honest approach. Sex-workers here have their own union, plenty of police protection, an information centre (for visitors as well), frequent monitoring and testing and professional standards. The Amsterdam city centre has a romantic image. But behind the exciting, unconventional, ‘anything goes’ image of the city centre lurks a different reality -- a reality that sometimes consist of sex trafficking, forced prostitution. This is something that the city and the justice department are fighting against.

Changing the heart of Amsterdam New opportunities are setting in place a future for the city centre. The Amsterdam municipal council’s1012 project aims to discourage crime and corruption in the city centre by reducing the types of businesses that are conducive to crime and by permitting prostitution in just two areas. Together with local residents, business proprietors and investors, the municipal council is working to strengthen the area’s unique character and stimulate an economic upgrade.

Visiting the Red Light District The area is bustling with visitors and groups of tourists. It is best to travel in a pair or in a

group, as the area also attracts some seedier characters. Grab a map and venture out or if you’re keen to learn more take one of the many specialised tours.

Not everything goes There are certain rules in place to ensure the safety of prostitutes and visitors to the Red Light District. It is forbidden to take photos of the women, and this is strictly enforced. Although there is 24-hour video surveillance in most parts of the district, be aware of pickpockets. They tend to target crowds of distracted tourists, so keep an eye on your belongings and leave your valuables in a safe at the hotel. Many families and people who need to get up for work the next morning live in this area. Respect their neighbourhood, and do not yell or cause disturbances.

There is more to the Wallen The Wallen, also known as the rosse buurt to Amsterdammers and the Red Light District to visitors is actually the oldest part of Amsterdam. The neighbourhood is chock-full of interesting shops, pubs, fantastic restaurants, leaning gabled houses and the city’s most charming canals. Don’t miss the vibrant Nieuwmarkt square, the gothic Oude Kerk or a walk along the centre of Amsterdam’s Chinatown, the Zeedijk (also home to an impressive Buddhist temple).

Architecture and Fashion Another site not to miss in this area is in the Oudezijds Armsteeg. There are six beautiful restored Delft Blue houses in a row. Another nice idea is to go bargain hunting for fashion in de Red Light District. Several former prostitute’s windows in De Wallen have been transformed into exhibition spaces and studios for talented clothing, shoe and streetwear designers. ■ 61

DRINKS & CLUBS & NIGHTLIFE IN RED LIGHT Thaise Snackbar Bird Zeedijk 77-I, (020) 4206289 Bubbles & Wines Wine & Champagnebar Nes 37, (020) 4223318w Café Van Kerkwijk Nes 41, (020) 626 1259 The Grasshopper Oudebrugsteeg 16, (020) 4287224 Café Katoen Oude Turfmarkt 153, (020) 6262635 Bierfabriek Rokin 75, (020) 5289910 Mata Hari Oudezijds Achterburgwal 22, (020) 2050919 Rokin 89, (020) 4274657 Café de Dam Damstraat 4, (020) 6245331 Casa Rosso Oudezijds Achterburgwal 106-108 (020) 6278954


Club San Francisco Zeedijk 40 Het Elfde Gebod Zeedijk 5, +31 6 39764685 Getto Warmoesstraat 51-B, (020) 4215151 Stadscafé Heffer Oudebrugsteeg 7, (020) 4284488 In ‘t Aepjen Zeedijk 1, (020) 6268401 Hunters Warmoesstraat 24, (020) 428 8291 Freddy’s Bar Hotel De l’Europe Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2-14, (020) 531 17 77 Bananenbar Oudezijds Achterburgwal 37, (020) 627 8954 Old Sailor Oudezijds Achterburgwal 39A, (020) 6247739 Queen’s Head Zeedijk 20, (020) 4202475 Poco Loco Nieuwmarkt 24, (020) 6242937

Café de Buurvrouw Sint Pieterspoortsteeg 29-1, (020) 6259654 Café Excalibur Oudezijds Achterburgwal 48, (020) 6268353 Golden Palm Bar NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Dam 9, (020) 5549111 Winston Belushi’s Bar Warmoesstraat 129, (020) 6231380 Gasthuys Grimburgwal 7-HS, (020) 6248230 Cafe De Stoof Oudezijds Achterburgwal 114, ‘t Arendsnest Herengracht 90, (020) 4212057 Lime Zeedijk 104, (020) 6393020 Cafe Euro Pub Dam 3-7, (020) 888 88 82 Café Verhoeff Zeedijk 12, (020) 6222297

Café Corso Oudezijds Achterburgwal 26, (020) 6244120 Majestic Dam 3-7, (020) 888 8883 Coffeeshop Rusland Rusland 16-I, (020) 6279468 De Deugniet Oude Burgsteeg 12, (020) 428 4488 Cafe Dijk 120 Zeedijk 120, (020) 6247107 Cafe ‘t Mandje Zeedijk 63, (020) 6225375 Café Zilt Zeedijk 49, (020) 4215416 De Barderij Zeedijk 14, (020) 4205132 Café de Kletskop Zeedijk 10, (020) 6225728 Het Pleidooi Oudebrugsteeg 8, (020) 625 4800 Cafe Wiener Lange Niezel 8, (020) 6245809

Cafe Lef Zeedijk 23- 25, (020) 6243141 Café de Zeepost Prins Hendrikkade 88, 06 25042484 Café de Pul Oudezijds Achterburgwal 116-I BG, (020) 6266343 Pleinzicht Borneostraat 112, (020) 694 1359 Man To Man Spuistraat 21, (020) 62 58 797

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De Bazaar in Beverwijk a place of seduction Enjoy the summer and take advantage of the lovely terraces, amazing Boulevard and many bargains you can find at De Bazaar. Come rain or shine, De Bazaar is a great day out! Avoid the traffic jams to the beach, and the oppressive city air, and enjoy generous terraces, a refreshing ice cream, a cocktail or two and delicious food at De Bazaar. Pouring it down? Come for a nice refreshing shop in the indoor halls! Food At the Food Market you’ll find delightfully fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs, ingredients and dishes from around the globe. You can sample it all and the prices are extremely affordable! In Food Court Hall 30 and Hall 2, you can enjoy an amazing selection of food from Afghanistan, China, Japan, Morocco, Italy, Turkey and many other countries. But you can also enjoy traditional Dutch food, including delicious chips, meatballs and herring. Shopping Fashion, shoes and accessories as far as the eye can see. Not to mention great gifts, toys, gadgets, household products, trendy interior accessories and second-hand curiosities. With these prices, you're sure to get an amazing deal in no time! Gold Souk Gold Souk is the perfect place for buying jewellery made from gold or other precious metals. You have the choice of 22 jewellers for purchasing custom-made, craft jewellery or to have existing jewellery altered or repaired

Fun for the kids From face painting and horseback riding to a merry-go-round – there is plenty to see and do for children.

There's always something going on and entrance is free!

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Amsterdam Journal Summer 2017  

In our magazine Amsterdam Journal, you can find all different kind of cultural Events, Sightseeing, Shopping, Food and Drinks addresses and...

Amsterdam Journal Summer 2017  

In our magazine Amsterdam Journal, you can find all different kind of cultural Events, Sightseeing, Shopping, Food and Drinks addresses and...