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04 ON THE COVER Starwars Identities The Exhibition 06 CITY OF AMSTERDAM Where to begin 09 ESSENTIAL INFORMATION What you need to know 10 AREA 1 Jordaan 12 AREA 2 The Nine Streets 14 AREA 3 Museum Quarter
20 AREA 6 Rembrandtplein
38 SIGHTSEEING In and outside Amsterdam
21 AREA 7 The Plantation
40 KRÖLLER MÜLLER A most serene museum
23 AREA 8 Leidseplein
42 DISCOVER Amsterdam Metropolitan Area
22 AREA 9 The Docklands 24 BODY & BEAUTY Massage, Cryo and more.. 26 PAN AMSTERDAM The fair of today for art, antiques and design..
16 AREA 4 Old Town & Zeedijk
28 THIS SEASON Art & Culture, Theatre, Music and Events
18 AREA 5 City Centre
36 LISTING Performing Arts & Culture
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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Explore rare treasures from the Lucasfilm Archives Design your own Star Wars™ hero Who would you be if you were a character from Star Wars? A Twi’lek bounty hunter? A Wookiee Jedi Knight? Or maybe an Ewok with fighter-pilot skills? Here’s your chance to find out. Unleash your creativity as you build your personal and unique Star Wars Hero.
There’s R2-D2, Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon and Anakin’s full-sized Podracer. Other favourites, like Yoda, Chewbacca, Boba Fett, Princess Leia, stormtroopers, and Darth Vader, are also on display. As are many more treasures, including dozens of objects being exhibited for the first time. Breathtaking face-to-face encounters with dozens of character costumes and props, as well as original artwork and models, will take you behind the scenes in the moviemaking process. The collection spans all six Star Warsmovies as well as the ongoing television series Star Wars: The Clone Wars™.
Visitors of all ages explore their own identities and learn about the forces that shape them in this exciting character design quest. Equipped with a smart technology bracelet, every visitor is invited to respond to a series of identity questions at interactive stations throughout the exhibition. These characterdesign stations are interwoven seamlessly with the exhibition’s collection and scientific content and form the backbone of the exhibition experience. Each answer given along the identity quest is one step in the creation of a complete character profile. Visitors view the final result—their new and unique Star Wars character—for the first time at the end of the exhibition, and can
request to receive a more detailed version of the character profile by email, which can then be consulted from home or shared using social media platforms. Tickets You can book tickets by calling T 0900-3001250 (60cpm) or by visiting www.ticketmaster.nl/starwarsidentities It is possible to buy tickets at Pathé CineMec Utrecht (PIN only). However, to avoid disappointment (sold out time slots and days) we advise you to buy tickets in advance. until the 11th of March 2018 at Pathé CineMec in Utrecht Berlijnplein 100 - Utrecht
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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 www.9292.nl/en
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 blueboat.nl 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. www.ns.nl
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. ■
• 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.
ARTIST KEREN DE VREEDE
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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 itâ€™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.
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THE NINE STREETS
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? ■
• On de9straatjes.nl/uk/ 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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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.
STEDELIJK MUSEUM (MUNICIPAL 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.
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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)
Experience the magic of Worldchristmascircus From December 21st until January 7th at Royal Theatre Carré in Amsterdam. The 33rd Worldchristmascircus promises, as always, to be the family feast of the year with a lineup full excitement, beauty and sensation. The absolute cream of the crop of the circus world will be united at Royal Theatre Carré from December 21st until January 7th ! Clowns are an integral part of the fabric of the Worldchristmascircus. Throughout the years many ‘classic’ clowns made their way to Amsterdam, but in this 33rd year Europe’s most famous winter circus is proud to present a modern clown who has translated the classic tradition of clowning to the 21st century. Houschma-Housch doesn’t just bring contemporary humour to the circus, he amazes audiences with amazing interactions and beatbox breakdowns! Besides innovating the ‘Wereldkerstcircus’ (as it is known in Dutch) is also a safe haven for rich circus traditions. It doesn’t surprise anyone then that the circus itself has become a tradition. Last year one of the ushers, who usually are students,
told us “I’m 22 now but I saw my first Worldchristmascircus here in Carré when I was just 4 years old. My grandparents, parents, uncles and aunts all came to see the show and I will never forget the warm feeling I had that night! Wereldkerstcircus has become a yearly tradition that brings our family together. No matter where they live on the globe, we always make sure that we’re together for this special night. This year we’re coming again, of course with the whole family, 12 people!” It warms our heart to say that this isn’t just a single story. The Worldchristmascricus has become a place where the oldest live entertainment in the world brings people from all over the world together! Most circus artists come from circus families where knowledge is passed on from one generation to the next. One of our acts comes from a family that can easily be described as circus royalty, Golden Clown winner Freddy Knie shines in this year’s show together with his stunning horses.
Another secret of the Worldchristmascircus is the inclusion of large troupes in the line-up, something that usually isn’t possible in a travelling show. This year 20 acrobats from China will pay homage to Tsjaikovsky’s immortal classic Swan Lake in a never before seen spectacle. Besides impeccable presentation, emotion is at the core of Worldchristmascircus. Whether the audience witnesses acrobatic swans, a spectacular aerial act from Canada Crossed Wheel or laughs at an unexpected joke, Worldchristmascircus proves more than ever that circus touches people from all walks of life. 130 years after circus legend Oscar Carré staged his first show in the theatre Carré the 33rd edition of Worldchristmascricus will be an amazing combination of hairraising stunts, breathtaking beauty and unforgettable laughs. So, ladies and gentlemen: Clear the arena, let the orchestra play and let the show begin! Book tickets at www.carre.nl or call 0900/25 25 255 (€€0.45 P.M.) amsterdamjournal.nl 15
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.
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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.
OUDE KERKSPLEIN (OLD CHURCH SQUARE)
• 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. ■
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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. KALVERSTRAAT AND SPUI 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.
ROYAL PALACE AND NATIONAL MONUMENT 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 Netherlands in commemoration of World War II.
ROKIN 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.
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The Bijenkorf, literally a beehive’ on Dam Square is in itself already an attraction. Here you can find about all imaginable clothing and other articles of all conceivable brands.
• Are you standing on Spui? Walk into Voetboogstraat and join the queue for Vleminckx. This chip shop owner does not have a first-rate reputation for nothing. • Don’t pass Warmoesstraat and admire creative rubber in the world’s first condom emporium the Condomerie and have the best chocolate drink in Metropolitan. • You will find Dutch and international celebrities at Madame Tussauds, the waxworks museum on Dam Square. 18 amsterdamjournal.nl
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. ■
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.”
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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
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Eating, drinking and dancing
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
• 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.
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. ■
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 ■
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. ■
• 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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PAN Amsterdam the fair of today for art, antiques and design With many thousands of pieces of art there is plenty to see and discover at PAN Amsterdam, the most important Dutch fair for art, antiques and design. This year, for the thirty-first time, the fair is being staged from 19 to 26 November 2017 in the RAI in Amsterdam. PAN Amsterdam is the meeting place for collectors, buyers and other art lovers. Antiques, modern and contemporary art, Old Masters, art nouveau, sculptures, photography, jewellery, vintage design furniture, photographs, ceramics, glass and objects from old and distant cultures—you can find it all at PAN Amsterdam. PAN Amsterdam offers beauty and inspiration. Don’t miss it The collections of the 110 best Dutch art dealers, antique dealers and gallery owners from all art disciplines span 5,000 years of art history. Their objects are a reflection of the Dutch art market. In just a few hours so you can see and compare at and compare the works that they are offering for sale at the fair. The exhibitors at PAN Amsterdam are experts in their fields and will be delighted to talk to you. Prior to the fair more than eighty independent experts vet all the objects for authenticity, quality and condition. Prices range from € 500 to € 500,000. During your visit to PAN Amsterdam you may relax in the ambience of the brasserie, the oyster bar and the terrace. There are a variety of guided tours too. Take a PAN Guided Tour, in which the guide explains a number of unusual objects in the fair. Or would you prefer a private guided tour with friends and family? You can do that too! For terms and conditions, see pan.nl/activiteiten. This year the fair is open on weekdays until 9 p.m. giving you the chance to visit it after work. Will you be coming after 5.00 p.m. on any of the days? If you do you will receive a discount on your admission tickets. For more information see pan.nl/visit
See you at PAN Amsterdam!
PAN Amsterdam 19-26 November 2017 Amsterdam RAI, Hall 8 Admission € 15 | Pass € 40 www.pan.nl
A Dutch Three-Master And Other Ships Before The Swedish Coast Jan Beerstraten (1622-Amsterdam-1666) Oil on Panel 89,8 x 123 cm Circa 1650
1. Cat With White Collar VII Marie-Cécile Thijs (Heerlen, 1964) C-print 90 x 90 cm 2017 2. Breadbasket Francois van Stapele Silver Width 40,5 cm Weight 1682 gram 1763
3. Bracelet Bois d’amourette, two 18 carat golden leopard heads, with black enamel spots and rubies eyes Weight 77 gr. Master sign ‘Gay Frères’ Circa 1960 4. Red-Blue Chair Gerrit Rietveld (1888-Utrecht-1964) Design 1919 Produced by G.A. Groenekan 1963
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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. 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. Springtime is bright and colourful in Amsterdam. In summer it buzzes with all sorts of outdoors activities and festivals.
AMSTERDAM ART WEEKEND VARIOUS LOCATIONS 23 - 26 NOVEMBER
Amsterdam Art Weekend is the city’s only contemporary art weekend. During this weekend, Amsterdam will be entirely dedicated to contemporary art. Thanks to the numerous participating organizations including Annet Gelink Gallery, Galerie Fons Welters and other galleries, post-doc courses such as Rijksakademie (Royal Academy of Visual Arts) and De Ateliers, museums like Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and EYE and multiple alternative art spaces, the public will encounter both established and upcoming artists. This year the four-day programme encompasses more than 50 locations and over 100 events. Amsterdam Art Weekend is organized by Stichting Amsterdam Art 28 amsterdamjournal.nl
DANCING WITH THE ENEMY
This autumn EYE is organizing a major exhibition on the work of two prominent film artists: Apichatpong Weerasethakul (1970) and Cao Guimarães (1965). Their acclaimed work evokes a world that blends dream, sensory experience and reality, inviting visitors to momentarily step out of their rationally structured lives
The exhibition Dancing with the Enemy recalls an extraordinary life marked by love, betrayal, and fierce determination. The visitor experiences the impressive story of Roosie through many photographs and films she made before and after the war. Dancing with the Enemy tells the gripping story of Roosie Glaser (1914-2000). Rosie was an emancipated woman who defied convention, she toured Western Europe teaching ballroom dancing to high acclaim. Rosie was taken prisoner by the SS and sent to a series of concentration camps. But her enemies were unable to destroy her.
EYE FILM MUSEUM IJPROMENADE 1 +31 (0)20 589 14 00 EYEFILM.NL TILL 3 DECEMBER
Guimarães and Weerasethakul are like-minded artists whose work starts with the ordinary, everyday life all around us, but it requires an exceptional eye, a trained eye, to reveal its beauty, colours, rhythms, light, sounds and smells.
DUTCH RESISTANCE MUSEUM PLANTAGE KERKLAAN 61 +31 (0)20 620 25 35 VERZETSMUSEUM.ORG 22 NOV TILL 4 MAR 2018
RIJKSMUSEUM AMSTERDAM MUSEUMSTRAAT 1 +31 (0)20 674 70 00 RIJKSMUSEUM.NL TILL 7 JANUARY 2018 The Rijksmuseum honors the first Northern Dutch painter: Johan Maelwael (Jean Malouel, Nijmegen, c. 1370 Dijon, 1415). This uncle of the legendary Limbourg Brothers was active as a versatile, pioneering and productive artist at the courts of the Dukes of Guelders and Burgundy around 1400. Johan Maelwael became one of the most successful and best paid artist of the Western Europe in the Middle Ages. The show is organized with the exceptional support of the Musée du Louvre that lends Maelwael’s most famous painting ‘La Grande Pietà ronde’ has never left Paris.
JEAN DUBUFFET THE DEEP END STEDELIJK MUSEUM MUSEUMPLEIN 10 +31 (0)20 573 29 11 STEDELIJK.NL TILL 7 JANUARY 2018
This summer, the Rijksmuseum and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam are programming work by the French artist Jean Dubuffet (1901-1985). The Rijksmuseum will present sculptures by the artist in the museum gardens and, for the first time, the Stedelijk will exhibit the entire group of Dubuffet works in its collection. In the 1950s and ‘60s, Jean Dubuffet was principally known as a painter, draughtsman and print-maker. He was instrumental in encouraging the widespread use of the term ‘art brut’, or raw art, for artwork created by the mentally ill, children, and autodidacts.
MIRRORING LIFE ANDRÉ KERTÉSZ FOAM KEIZERSGRACHT 609 +31 (0)20 551 65 00 FOAM.ORG TILL JANUARY 2018
Kertész is famous today for his extraordinary contribution to the language of photography in the 20th century. This retrospective marshals a large number of black and white prints as well as a selection of his colour photographs, highlighting his exceptional creative acuity to reconfigure reality through unusual compositions. The exhibition pays tribute to a photographer whom Henri Cartier-Bresson regarded as one of his masters, and reveals, despite an apparent diversity of periods and situations, themes and styles, the coherence of Kertész’s poetic approach.
NA – CHRISTIAN BOLTANSKI
NIEUWE KERK 24 NOV – 29 APR 2018 A radical and site specific exhibition by Christian Boltanski will be held in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam this fall. Boltanski is known as one of the greatest artists in the world, with a ouevre that deals with the way we remember and commemorate. In a lieu de mémoire like the Oude Kerk, with its eight centuries of history and 2,200 memorial stones, his work is very much at home. The artist is creating a sitespecific composition consisting of seven different works that address the existential question of what happens after our life has come to an end.
REMBRANDTS MEESTERLEERLINGEN MUSEUM HET REMBRANDTHUIS EN MUSEUM AMSTERDAM JODENBREESTRAAT 4 REMBRANDTHUIS.NL 13 OCT TIL 18 FEB 2018
Many paintings are coming together from all over the world, from museums and private collections, for this double exhibition in Amsterdam. Some will be back in the Dutch capital for the first time since the seventeenth century. The exhibition explores the mastery of Ferdinand Bol and Govert Flinck in the seventeenth century at two locations that complement one another: training at the ‘first academy of art’ versus independence in the art market.
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‘A JOURNEY WITH SCHUBERT’
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BALLETGALA STICH- DISNEY ON ICE HOLLANDSE TING DANSERSMEESTERS ROTTERDAM, UTRECHT AND FONDS ‘79’ HERMITAGE AMSTERDAM
MARNIXSTRAAT 402 +31 (0)900 335 26 27 DELAMAR.NL Schubert’ 13 NOVEMBER 2017
‘A Journey with will be performed in a Dutch version. Because of the visual and musical character of the performance, the language is no great barrier. A babbling brook, the delicate green of the willow, birds sing their song: spring has come! A young miller sets out with a well-filled knapsack. From village to village, looking for a job – and love. Songs by Franz Schubert accompany him on an adventurous quest full of desire, merriment and surprise. Six puppeteers play the big wooden marionettes and the countless figures in ever changing landscapes.
All the best Dutch dance companies in a single festive program. On Monday November 13th in het DeLaMar Theater the major Dutch dance companies will join forces for the Dancer’s Fund Foundation’s twentieth gala. This year’s event is dedicated to master choreographer Hans van Manen. The program also includes contributions by DNB’s Junior Company, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Netherlands Dans Theater 2 and Introdans. Proceeds from this festive evening will benefit the Dancer’s Fund.
AMSTEL 51 +31 (0)20 530 87 55 Enter the dazzling world of HERMITAGE.NL Disney magic, live on ice! Rev 7 OCT TILL 27 MAY DISNEYONICE.NL 15 TILL 30 DECEMBER
up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment. Disney/Pixar’s Cars, The Little Mermaid, Toy Story en Disney’s Frozen. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s favorite Disney moments come to life at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment.
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.
AMSTERDAM MAGIC STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW SHOW PALEIS VAN DE WEEMOED OUDEZIJDS VOORBURGWAL 15 +31 (0)20 808 53 84 AMSTERDAM-MAGIC.COM EVERY FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH
MAGIC: For some it’s just a word…for us it’s a way of life. Take your friends, your loved ones, or yourself on our magical ride and forget the world outside (for one crazy night). they are an ensemble of magicians and illusionists from all across Europe. But each show is different and unique since they invite the best international and comedy acts to perform in our roaring 20’s era theater. So step into the magical world of ‘Huh’ and have an unforgettable evening of entertainment.
COMEDY CAFE IJDOK 89 +31 (0)20 722 08 27 COMEDYCAFE.NL EVERY THURSDAY
Every Thursday Comedy Café presents special English spoken Comedy Show with comedians from all parts of the world. In the past we have welcomed amongst others Ardal O’Hanlon, Stephen K. Amos, Gina Yashere, phill jupitus and many more. upcoming performances by: Lynn Ruth Miller, Swedisch Syndrome by Al Pitcher and many more.
WORLD CHRISTMAS CIRCUS THEATER CARRE AMSTEL 115-125 +31 (0)900 - 252 52 55 CARRE.NL 21 DEC TILL 7 JAN 2018
The 33rd Wereldkerstcircus (World Christmas Circus) promises to be the family celebration of the year with a program of excitement, beauty and sensation, in which the absolute world summit is united in Carré from 21 December to 7 January. Clowns always form the soul of our circus. The circus presented many classic clowns, but in this edition one can enjoy a modern clown, which has translated the classical traditions of the clowns to this time. This year it is the multi-talent of Housch-maHousch! For seven years he was the star of the Parisian Lido, but now he is back in Carré again!
MATA HARI - BALLET AMSTEL 3 +31 (0)20 625 54 55 OPERABALLET.NL 14 OCT TILL 3 NOV
The turbulent life of the Dutch spy and dancer Mata Hari is the theme of this large-scale production. Choreographed by artistic director Ted Brandsen, it was premiered in the spring of 2016 to resounding success. On 15 October 2017, it is exactly a hundred years ago that Margaretha Geertruida Zelle (Mata Hari’s real name) was executed as a spy. The story of the Dutch spy and dancer, which is known all over the world, now appeals to the imagination more than ever. The young girl from Friesland became an internationally celebrated dancer; a star who wound every man around her little finger and a strong, selfwilled woman, who was later accused of treason. amsterdamjournal.nl 31
FESTIVALS & EVENTS
TANGOTRAIN FESTIVAL 2017
DIFFERENT LOCATIONS IN AMSTERDAM TANGOTRAIN.COM 23 DEC 2017 TILL 1 JAN 2018. TangoTrain celebrates Argentine tango in Amsterdam, one of the major tango capitals of Europe, because for us tango means to connect. Many tango travelers get a chance to visit our city’s milongas throughout the year, for others this is a unique opportunity to connect with all of is in one week! TangoTrain stands for a tango that allows dancers to connect from all styles. TangoTrain is an initiative of Amsterdam event-organizers to jointly demonstrate the open Argentine tango culture of our nation’s capital. One long week in the year we coordinate to deliver an unforgettable tango experience. 32 amsterdamjournal.nl
AMSTERDAM LIGHT FESTIVAL
+31 (0)20 620 69 08 AMSTERDAMLIGHTFESTIVAL .COM 30 NOV TILL 21 JAN 2018 The sixth edition of Amsterdam Light Festival. This annual light art festival transforms Amsterdam’s city centre into an open-air light museum. Tailor-made art pieces and installations by contemporary (international) artists, designers, and architects light up the inner city. The festival can be admired from both water and land. The water exposition presents a large number of artworks on and around the famous canals. The land exposition takes place on the former Marineterrein, which includes art, talks and performances.
DA BOUNCE URBAN FILM FESTIVAL PATHE ARENA ARENA BOULEVARD 600 +31 (0)20 488 91 95 DBUFF.NL 1 TILL 5 NOVEMBER 2017
This festival is the Netherlands’ first urban film festival. With its variety in new releases, classics, narrative features, shorts and documentaries, the events celebrates the cinematic diversity. To continue the conversations off screen, DBUFF also organizes Q&A’s, panel discussions and workshops. Afterwards, meet us at the dancefloor for amazing live performances and afterparties. DBUFF offers a platform to initiatives that stimulate the landscape of urban film. We build bridges, stimulate growth and offer insights into the great potential within the urban film segment.
HOLLAND DANCE FESTIVAL @ THE GRAND
THE GRAND AMSTERDAM O.Z BURGWAL 197 +31 (0)20 555 31 11 HOLLAND-DANCE.COM 1 TILL 4 NOVEMBER 2017 The magnificent hotel Sofitel Legend The Grand will be the backdrop for this performance. In the Council Chamber, built in 1926, we will present an unforgettable dinner with wonderful dance. You will be seated at tables around the dancers. The performance will consist of various choreographies by top choreographers, danced by the young dancers of Codarts Rotterdam, the international hotspot for contemporary dance. A delicious dinner will be served in the meantime, under the supervision of Michelin star chef Andrès Delpeut.
MUSEUMPLEIN AMSTERDAM +31 (0)900 386 77 67 CEAMSTERDAM.NL TILL 4 FEBRUARY 2018 The Most Amazing Ice Experience in Holland, Ice*Amsterdam will bright up your winter! From November 20th till February 4th 2017, the Museumplein in Amsterdam is filled with fun activities, ice sculpture workshops and different skate courses. Surrounded by cosy stalls with wintry refreshments you will have a great time with friends or family. You can relax on the terrace or walk across the traditional Amsterdam drawbridge that goes over the ice rink. Hint: In the evening the ice rink is illuminated beautifully. Order your tickets online with discount at www.iceamsterdam.nl right now! Hope to see you there!
VARIOUS LOCATIONS +31 (0)20 627 33 29 IDFA.NL 15 TILL 26 NOVEMBER 2017
MASTERS OF LXRY
RAI AMSTERDAM EUROPAPLEIN +31 (0)20 549 12 12 LXRY.NL The International Documentary 7 DEC TILL 11 DEC Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) is the biggest documentary film festivals in the world. From November 15 through 26, the audience can come and joy over 300 documentaries and interactive documentary projects on various locations in Amsterdam. The documentaries are diverse in theme and high in cinematic quality. This year the festival celebrates its 30th birthday, with special theme programs and events. During the festival the different juries will decide which films win the IDFA Awards.
It has been nicknamed “a city of luxury” and so it is. It is a pop-up city of luxury built on quality, craftsmanship and uniqueness. It is Masters of LXRY. Here, you’ll find everything that makes a city a city, divided across 5 halls and 37,500 m2, making it our largest fair ever. It comprises entire houses, restaurants, galleries, gardens, swimming pools, cars, boats, squares, markets, theatres and…people. This edition of Masters of LXRY is all about design. It pays homage to both new and established talented Dutch designers. It offers visitors a unique view of Dutch art, design, fashion and industrial design.t
THE L&B WHISKY WEEKEND
THE POSTHOORNKERK HAARLEMMERSTRAAT 124-126 LBWHISKYWEEKEND AMSTERDAM.NL 19 AND 20 JANUARY 2018 The Posthoornkerk is again converted into the ‘Whisky Walhalla’ in Amsterdam. More than 30 whisky and whisky-related exhibitors will present their latest products to you, both on the ground floor and in the basement of the church. Included in the entrance fee is a welcome whisky in the unique engraved Glencairn glass and a bottle of water. This edition we also organize several tasting sessions, tours in the church while enjoying some whiskies and there are a number of hostesses available to help you on your way to your favorite whisky choices. amsterdamjournal.nl 33
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WINTERAVONDEN AAN DE AMSTEL
RUSSISCHE KAMERMUZIEK FESTIVAL HERMITAGE +31 (0)623 86 11 56 WINTERAVONDENAANDE AMSTEL.NL 16 TILL 19 DECEMBER 2017 Every year in December the festival offers the Dutch public unforgettable encounters with some pearls of Russian classical music, striking a perfect festive chord. The history of the event is closely associated with the name of Sviatoslav Richter, who founded the annual «December Nights» international music festival based in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow. The great pianist had a vision that performing classical music in a museum lets the public feel the deep connection between different forms of art.
BROOKLYN NIGHTS DINNERSHOW
STUDIO’S AALSMEER VAN CLEEFFKADE 15 +31 (0)900 13 53 BROOKLYN-NIGHTS.NL TILL 25 DECEMBER 2017 Brooklyn Nights is a spectacular Dinnershow taking place at Studio’s Aalsmeer. Top singers and dancers entertain you all along the 4 courses diner served in the Big Apple restaurant. After diner, you can enjoy the Broadway theatre show and been blown away by the LED projections and the 300 costumes. During the afterparty, you can choose between a Jazz CLUB or the Dance Café if you feel like dancing (every venue with live singers and musicians). The whole evening with 4 courses diner, drinks arrangement and full entertainment from € 69,50
CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL
AMSTELKERK, AMSTELVELD 10 STADSHERSTEL.NL 29, 30 AND 31 DEC 2017 Timeless music in Amsterdam The Chamber Music Festival Amsterdam is the brainchild of Dutch cellist Ella van Poucke and her brother, pianist Nicolas van Poucke. The festival once again unites international musicians to celebrate the centuries-old genre. Ella van Poucke, born in Amsterdam in 1994, is one of the leading cellists of her generation. Winner of the prestigious Premio Chigiana 2017 and recently awarded the Grachtenfestival Prize, the 23 year old Dutch cellist belongs to the top rank of today’s generation of cellists.
CHRISTMAS CLASSICS AT THE MOVIES
CONCERTGEBOUW +31 (0)900 671 83 45 CONCERTGEBOUWPLEIN 10 CONCERTGEBOUW.NL SATERDAY 16 DEC 2017 The Concertgebouw’s famous Main Hall is one of the best concert halls in the world, well-known for its exceptional acoustics and special atmosphere. In the Main Hall, you will feel history. Here, Gustav Mahler conducted his own compositions, as did Richard Strauss and Igor Stravinsky. Right up to now, the Main Hall offers a stage to the world’s best orchestras and musicians. Buy your tickets for Christmas Classics and experience the magic of the Main Hall for yourself with the most beautiful Christmas music!
ENCORE 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
CELLO BIËNNALE AMSTERDAM
QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT
This year, the renowned Encore club night which takes place every Saturday night in Melkweg, celebrates its five year anniversary! This first lustrum will be celebrated largely in AFAS Live, one of Amsterdam’s biggest concert halls. The event was announced during Encore Festival, right after the performance of closing act Tory Lanez. No effort is being spared for this five year anniversary, the visitors will be treated to a massive line up and production. Look at it as an Encore club night XXL, with live shows, entertainment and top notch hiphop and R&B.
One concert molded into a minifestival, as an upbeat to the seventh edition of the Cello Biënnale Amsterdam in 2018. An evening with everything that makes this festival so beloved: the atmosphere, international soloists, musical suprises and an enthousiastic audience. A taste for everyone who can’t wait to experience the festival. What makes the seventh Cello Biënnale Amsterdam so special? Which famous and less known stars will attend, and what will they be playing? What are the special acts and what is the theme of the festival? This evening will answer it all.
The band will play their only show in Amsterdam at Ziggo Dome on November 13. The tour continues across Europe and the UK until midDecember with the final show at London’s Wembley SSE Arena on December 15. For their 2017 tour, the band will unveil a brand new show including a specially designed state-of-the-art production. The choice of performance material will no doubt acknowledge this year’s 40th anniversary of Queen’s biggest-selling studio album to date, News of the World from 1977.
AFAS LIVE ARENA BOULEVARD 590 +31 (0)900 687 42 42 AFASLIVE.NL 1 DECEMBER 2017
PIET HEINKADE 5 AMSTERDAM +31 (0)20 519 18 08 CELLOBIENNALE.NL 10 NOVEMBER 2017
ZIGGO DOME AMSTERDAM DE PASSAGE 100 +31 (0)900 235 36 63 ZIGGODOME.NL 13 NOVEMBER
ZUIDERKERK ZUIDERKERKHOF 72 +31 (0)334 65 45 55 TAFELVANDEIDEE.NL 21 TILL 30 DECEMBER 2017 The Winterparade offers theatre, music, dance and delicious cuisine at a 120-metre-long table! The table is used as a stage for a diverse programme with actors, dancers, musicians and more, while guests are treated to a delicious meal. The delicious multi-course dinner will be catered by De Nieuwe Garde. Chefs and waitresses will be climbing the tables and making unexpected appearances along with the hospitable Candy Girls. Please note that the performances are partially in Dutch but plenty of the entertainment is language no problem.
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) www.afaslive.nl Akhnaton Nieuwezijds Kolk 25, Phone: (020) 624 33 96 www.akhnaton.nl Theater Amsterdam Danzigerkade 5 / Westpoortnummer 2036 Phone: (0900) 03 22 www.theateramsterdam.nl Amsterdam Bos theater Amsterdams Bos, Phone: (020) 643 32 86 www.bostheater.nl De Balie Theater Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10, Phone: (020) 553 51 51 www.debalie.nl Theater Bellevue Leidsekade 90, Phone: (020) 530 53 01 www.theaterbellevue.nl Betty Asfalt Complex Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 282, Phone: (020) 626 46 95 www.bettyasfalt.nl Beurs van Berlage Damrak 243, Phone: (020) 530 41 41 www.beursvanberlage.nl
Bijlmer Parktheater Anton de Komplein 240, Phone: (020) 311 39 30 www.bijlmerparktheater.nl Bimhuis Piet Heinkade 3, Phone: (020) 788 21 88 www.bimhuis.nl
Compagnietheater Kloveniersburgwal 50, Phone: (020) 520 10 www.compagnietheater.nl CREA Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, Phone: (020) 525 14 00 www.crea.nl Dancemakers Gedempt Hamerkanaal 203-205, Phone: (020) 689 17 89 www.dansmakers.nl Dijk Theater Da Costakade 160, Phone: (020 ) 689 16 27 www.dijktheater.nl Theater De Engelenbak Nes 71, Phone: (020) 626 36 44 www.engelenbak.nl Felix Meritis Keizersgracht 324, Phone: (020) 626 23 21 www.felix.meritis.nl Frascati Nes 63, Phone: (020) 626 68 66 www.frascatitheater.nl De Heeren van Aemstel Thorbeckeplein 5, Phone: (020) 620 21 73 www. deheerenvanaemstel.nl De Kleine Komedie Amstel 56-58, Phone: (020) 624 05 34 www.dekleinekomedie.nl
Boom Chicago Leidseplein 12, Phone: (020) 423 01 01 www.boomchicago.nl
Internationaal Cultuurpodium, Podium Mozaïek Bos en lommerweg 191, Phone: (020) 580 03 80 www.podiummozaiek.nl
Bunker theater zaken bv Ottho Heldringstraat 3, Phone: (020) 489 98 99 www.bunkertheaterzaken.nl
Internationaal Danstheater Kloveniersburgwal 87, Phone: (020) 623 91 12 www.intdanstheater.net
Theater De Cameleon Derde Kostverlorenkade 35, Phone: (020) 489 46 56 www.decameleon.nl Theater Carré Amstel 115-125, Phone: (0900) 252 52 55 (40 cpm) www.theatercarre.nl Cliffordstudio Cliffordstraat 38, Phone: (020) 682 85 09 www.muzenis.nl Comedy Café Max Euweplein 43-45, Phone: (020) 638 39 71 www.comedycafe.nl Comedy Theater Nes 110, Phone: (020) 422 27 77 www.comedytheater.nl
Koninklijk instituut voor de Tropen Mauritskade 63, Phone: (020) 568 87 11 www.kit.nl Marionettentheater Nieuwe Jonkerstraat 8, Phone: (020) 620 80 27 www.marionettentheater.nl Oostblok Sajetplein 39, Tweede van Swindenstraat 26 Phone: (020) 665 45 68 www.oostblok.nl Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ Piet Heinkade 1 Phone: (020) 788 20 00 www.muziekgebouw.nl
Nationale Opera & Ballet Waterlooplein 22, Phone: (020) 551 81 17 www.operaballet.nl
CC Muziekcafé Rustenburgerstraat 384, (06) 242 36 95 56 www.cccafe.nl
Ostadetheater Van Ostadestraat 233d, www.ostadetheater.nl
Concertgebouw Concertgebouwplein 10, Phone: (0900) 671 83 45 www.concertgebouw.nl
Literair Theater Perdu Kolveniersburgwal 86, Phone: (020) 627 62 95 www.perdu.nl
Cruise Inn Zuiderzeeweg 29, Phone: (020) 692 71 88
RAI Europaplein 22, Phone: (020) 549 12 12 www.rai.nl
DeLaMar Theater Marnixstraat 402, Phone: (0900) 335 26 27 (35 cpm) www.delamar.nl
Rode Hoed Keizersgracht 102, Phone: (020) 638 56 06 www.rodehoed.nl
De Engelbewaarder Kloveniersburgwal 59 Phone: (020) 625 37 72 www.cafe-de-engelbewaarder.nl
Stadsschouwburg Leidseplein 26, Phone: (020) 624 23 11 www.ssba.nl
Heineken Music Hall Arena Boulevard 509, Phone: (0900) 687 42 42 (15 cpm) www.heineken-music-hall.nl
Het Veem Theater Van Diemenstraat 410, Phone: (020) 626 01 12 www.hetveemtheater.nl
MUSIC Alto Jazz café Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 115 Phone: (020) 626 32 49 www.jazz-cafe-alto.nl Hotel Arena ‘s-Gravesandestraat 51 Phone: (020) 850 24 00 www.hotelarena.nl De Badcuyp 1e Sweelinckstraat 10, Phone: (020) 657 96 69 www.badcuyp.nl Bamboo Bar Jazz Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 64 www.bamboobar.nl Bethanienklooster Barndesteeg 6b, Phone: (020) 625 00 78 www.bethanienklooster.nl Betty Asfalt Complex Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 282, Phone: (020) 620 47 48 www.bettyasfaltcomplex.nl Bourbon Street Leidsekruisstraat 6-8, Phone: (020) 623 34 40 www.bourbonstreet.nl Theater Carré Amstel 115-125, Phone: (0900) 252 52 55 (40 cpm) www.carre.nl Casa Blanca Zeedijk 26e, Phone: (020) 776 74 07 www.cafecasablanca.nl
Marcanti Plaza Jan van Galenstraat 6 Phone: (020) 386 88 48 Maloe Melo Lijnbaansgracht 163, Phone: (020) 420 45 92 www.maloemelo.com MC Theater Polonceaukade 5, Phone: (020) 606 50 50 www.mconline.nl Meervaart Meer en Vaart 300, Phone: (020) 410 77 00 www.meervaart.nl Melkweg Lijnbaansgracht 234a, Phone: (020) 531 81 81 www.melkweg.nl Mulligans Amstel 100, Phone: (020) 622 13 30 www.mulligans.nl North Sea Jazz Club Pazzanistraat 1, Phone: (020) 722 09 80 www.northseajazzclub.com Orgelpark Gerard Brandtstraat 26, Phone: (020) 0205 158 111 www.orgelpark.nl Panama Oostelijke Handelskade 4, Phone: (020) 311 86 86 www.panama.nl Paradiso Weteringschans 6-8, Phone: (020) 626 45 21 www.paradiso.nl
Sopranos Paardenstraat 11-15, Phone: (020) 428 82 11 www.sopranospianobar.nl
Cobramuseum Sandbergplein 1, Amstelveen Phone: (020) 547 50 50 www.cobra-museum.nl
Joods Historisch Museum Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, Phone: (020) 531 03 10 www.jhm.nl
Theatermuseum Sarphatistraat 53, Phone: (020) 551 33 00 www.tin.nl
Bananen Bar & Club Oudezijds Achterburgwal 37, Phone: (020) 627 89 54 www.janot.nl
Westerkerk Prinsengracht 281, Phone: (020) 624 77 66 www.westerkerk.nl
Diamond Museum Amsterdam Paulus Potterstraat 8, Phone: (020) 305 53 00 www.diamantmuseumamsterdam.nl
Museum Van Loon Keizersgracht 672, Phone: (020) 624 52 55 www.museumvanloon.nl
Torture Museum Singel 449, Phone: (020) 320 66 42 www.torturemuseum.com
Body Worlds Damrak 66, Phone: (0900) 8411 www.bodyworlds.nl
Madame Tussaud’s Dam 20, Phone: (020) 522 10 10 www.madame-tussauds.com
Tropenmuseum Linnaeusstraat 2, Phone: (020) 568 82 00 www.tropenmuseum.nl
Coster Diamonds Paulus Potterstraat 2-6, Phone: (020) 305 55 55 www.costerdiamonds.com
De Molen van Sloten Kuiperijmuseum Akersluis 10 Phone: (020) 669 04 12 www.molenvansloten.nl
The Willet-Holthuysen Museum Herengracht 605, Phone: (020) 523 18 22 www.willetholthuysen.nl
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 www.ziggodome.nl
MUSEUMS Ajax Museum Arena Boulevard 29, Phone: (020) 311 14 44 www.ajax.nl Allard Pierson, Archaeological Museum of the University of Amsterdam Oude Turfmarkt 127, Phone: (020) 525 25 56 www.allardpiersonmuseum.nl Amsterdam Cheese Museum Prinsensgracht 112, Phone: (020) 331 66 05 amsterdamcheesemuseum@ gmail.com Amsterdam Museum, The Story of Amsterdam, your entry to the city Kalverstraat 92, Phone: (020) 523 18 22 www.ahm.nl Amsterdam Pipe Museum Prinsengracht 488, Phone: (020) 421 17 79 www.pipemuseum.nl Amsterdam Tattoo Museum Plantage Middenlaan 62, Phone: (020) 7009320 www.amsterdamtattoo museum.com Anne Frank House Prinsengracht 267, Phone: (020) 556 71 00 www.annefrank.org ARCAM Prins Hendrikkade 600, Phone: (020) 620 48 78 www.arcam.nl Amsterdam Tulip Museum Prinsengracht 116, Phone: (020) 421 00 95 www.amsterdamtulipmuseum.com Arti et Amicitiae Rokin 112, Phone: (020) 624 51 34 www.arti.nl Museum of Bags and Purses Herengracht 573, Phone: (020) 524 64 52 www.tassenmuseum.nl Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica Bloemstraat 13-19, Phone: (020) 625 80 79 www.ritmanlibrary.com Bijbels Museum / Biblical Museum Herengracht 366-368, Phone: (020) 624 24 36 www.bijbelsmuseum.nl De Brakke Grond Nes 45, Phone: (020) 626 68 66 www.brakkegrond.nl The Cat Cabinet Herengracht 497, Phone: (020) 626 9040 www.kattenkabinet.nl
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 www.verzetsmuseum.org Erotic Museum Oudezijds Achterburgwal 54, Phone: (020) 627 89 54 www.erotisch-museum.nl Eye Film Institute Nederland IJpromenade 1, Phone: (020) 589 14 00 www.eyefilm.nl
Multatuli House Korsjesportsteeg 20, Phone: (020) 638 19 38 www.multatuli-museum.nl Museum The Ship Museum of Amsterdam School and Social Housing Spaarndammerplantsoen 140, Phone: (020) 686 85 95 www.hetschip.nl De Nieuwe Kerk Dam 12 (Dam Square), Phone: (020) 638 69 09 www.nieuwekerk.nl
Foam Museum of Photography Keizersgracht 609, Phone: (020) 55 165 00 www.foam.nl
Ons’ Lieve Heer Op Solder (Museum Amstelkring) Oudezijds Voorburgwal 40, Phone: (020) 624 66 04 www.opsolder.nl
Museum Geelvinck Keizersgracht 633, Phone: (020) 715 59 00 www.museumgeelvinck.nl
Het Oranje Voetbal Museum Kalverstraat 236, (Hoek Muntplein) Phone: (0900) 14 37 www.supportersclub-oranje.nl
Van Gogh Museum Paulus Potterstraat 7, Phone: (020) 570 52 00 www.vangoghmuseum.nl Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum Oudezijds Achterburgwal 148 Phone: (020) 624 89 26 www.hashmuseum.com 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 www.hermitage.nl
Oude Kerk Oudekerksplein 23, Phone: (020) 625 82 84 www.oudekerk.nl Pianola Museum Westerstraat 106, Phone: (020) 627 96 24 www.pianola.nl Porceleyne Fles, Delft Experience in the Munttower Muntplein 12, Phone: (020) 623 22 71 www.royaldelftexperience.com Rembrandthuis Museum Jodenbreestraat 4, Phone: (020) 520 04 00 www.rembrandthuis.nl Rijksmuseum Museumstraat 1, Phone: (020) 674 70 00 www.rijksmuseum.nl Rijksmuseum Schiphol Holland Boulevard at Schiphol Airport (past passport control between E and F piers), Phone: (020) 674 70 00 www.rijksmuseum.nl
Hollandsche Schouwburg Plantage Middenlaan 24, Phone: (020) 531 03 80 www.hollandscheschouwburg.nl
Nederlands Scheepvaartmuseum Kattenburgerplein 1, Phone: (020) 523 22 22 www.hetscheepvaartmuseum.nl
Houseboat Museum Prinsengracht, opposite 296, Phone: (020) 427 07 50 www.houseboatmuseum.nl
Sexmuseum Damrak 18, Phone: (020) 622 83 76 www.sexmuseumamsterdam.nl
Huis Marseille Foundation for Photography Keizersgracht 401, Phone: (020) 531 89 89 www.huismarseille.nl
Stedelijk Museum Museumplein 10, Phone: (020) 573 29 11 www.stedelijk.nl
GALLERIES Akinci Lijnbaansgracht 317, Phone: (020) 638 04 80 www.akinci.nl Galerie Paul Andriesse Leliegracht 47, Phone: (020) 623 62 37 www.paulandriesse.nl Gallery Delaive Spiegelgracht 23, Phone: (020) 625 90 87 www.delaive.com Peter Donkersloot Galerie Spiegelgracht 14-16, Phone: (020) 623 65 38 www.peterdonkerslootgalerie.nl gallerynine Keizersgracht 548, Phone: (06) 132 120 49 www.gallerynine.nl Foam Editions Keizersgracht 609, Phone: (020) 551 65 00 www.foam.nl/editions 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) www.markraven.nl Galerie Alex Daniels – Reflex Amsterdam Weteringschans 79a, Phone: (020) 627 28 32 www.reflexamsterdam.com Romeo Vetro Hobbemastraat 11, corner PC Hoofdstraat, 200 m from the Rijksmuseum Phone: (020) 4702705 www.romeovetro.com 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 www.sexyartgallery.com Galerie Pien Rademakers Prinsengracht 570, Phone: (020) 622 54 96 www.galerierademakers.nl Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam Rozenstraat 59 Phone: (020) 422 04 71 www.smba.nl
SIGHTSEEING Artis Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, Phone: (0900) 278 47 96 www.artis.nl
Gassan Diamonds Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 173-175, Phone: (020) 622 53 33 www.gassan.com Heineken Experience Atadhouderskade 78, Phone: (020) 523 92 22 www.heinekenexperience.com Blue Boat Company Stadhouderskade 30, Phone: (020) 679 1370 www.blueboat.nl 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 www.hollandscheschouwburg.nl Hortus Botanicus Plantage Middenlaan 2a, Phone: (020) 625 90 21 www.dehortus.nl Nemo (F.K.A. New Metropolis) Oosterdok 2, Phone: (020) 531 32 33 www.e-nemo.nl House of Bols, Cocktail & Genever Expierience Paulus Potterstraat 14, Phone: (020) 570 85 75 www.houseofbols.com Ripley’s Amsterdam Dam 21, Phone: (020) 369 7120 www.ripleysamsterdam.com 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!
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.
BLUE BOAT COMPANY STADHOUDERSKADE 30 T: +31 20 679 1370 WWW.BLUEBOAT.NL
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 amsterdamjournal.nl
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.
HOUSE OF BOLS,COCKTAIL & GENEVER EXPIERIENCE PAULUS POTTERSTRAAT 14, T: (020) 570 85 75, WWW.HOUSEOFBOLS.COM
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.
KAROS CITYTOURS VEERMARKT 50 +31 (0)20 - 691 34 78 WWW.KAROS.NL
“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.
NEMO (F.K.A. NEW METROPOLIS) OOSTERDOK 2, T: (020) 531 32 33, WWW.E-NEMO.NL
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.
JACOBS HOEVE, CHEESE & COWS
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.
ALIDA HOEVE / DE VRIENDSCHAP, CHEESE AND CLOGS
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. ■ amsterdamjournal.nl 39
Vincent van Gogh, Vier uitgebloeide zonnebloemen, augustus-oktober 1887/ Four sunflowers gone to seed, August-October 1887 olieverf op doek/oil on canvas 59,5 x 99,5 cm
Kröller-Müller Museum a most serene museum In the heart of the Netherlands, situated in De Hoge Veluwe National Park, is where you will find the museum and sculpture garden that goes by the name Kröller-Müller Museum. Namend after its founder and art collector Helene Kröller-Müller, the museum opened in 1938 and gained a considerabele international reputation since, primarily due to having the second-largest Van Gogh-collection in the world and the impressive sculpture garden that blends culture and nature beautifully. “A novelty that inspired other museums to do the same”, says curator Jannet de Goede about the sculpture garden. Sporting works by Auguste Rodin, Richard Serra, Jean Dubuffet, Joep van Lieshout, Pierre Huyghe and many others. The garden was designed with a landscape architect and artists were given bit of spae the needed to have their creations come to live. “It’s one of the main reasons why we see so many visitors come to our museum, just like the Van Gogh Collection with Overblown Sunflowers, The Potato Eaters, Bridge at Arles and Terrace of a Café at Night as the biggest crowd pullers. Helene Kröller-Müller was quick to recognise Van Gogh’s brilliance and it’s her passion for collection that made our museum what is is today”. 40 amsterdamjournal.nl
Winter exhibition: 100th anniversary of ‘De Stijl’ and its co-founder Bart van der Leck 14 October 2017 – 2 April 2018 Naturally the Kröller-Müller Museum offers much more than just the garden and the works of Van Gogh. The seasonal exhibitions touch on many different subjects and eras with the winter exhibition a surprisingly one. In 2017 it is hundred years since the founding of De Stijl. With masterpieces by Mondrian, Van Doesburg and Van der Leck among others, the Kröller-Müller Museum is one of the treasure troves of De Stijl. In this thematic year Mondrian to Dutch Design, 100 years of shaping the world, the museum presents The patron and the ‘house painter’: Helene Kröller-Müller and Bart van der Leck. Bart van der Leck, De kat - The cat, 1914
This exhibition presents a selection from the 42 and approximately 400 drawings in the museum’s collection. Between 1912 and 1918 Van der Leck received an annual allowance from Helene KröllerMüller. Thus she became Van der Leck’s patron and in 1914 the artist was employed by the firm Wm H. Müller & Co. Van der Leck created posters, a large stained glass window for the headquarters in The Hague, mosaics for the office in London and colour designs for the interiors of the family’s residences. “Bart van der Leck had somewhat of a complex relationship with his patron. That created a tense dynamic between Helene’s vision and Bart as the artist who suddenly had no worries about money anymore. Based on the many letters she wrote him, we follow her train of thought and see how Van der Leck’s new work relates to the rest of her collection”, explains curator Jannet de Goede. The works of Van der Leck on display also showing how he developed his style in the space of two years that eventually defined what we now know as De Stijl being the first who opted to narrow his pallet to red, yellow and blue. Richard Serra, Spin out, for Robert Smithson, 1972 - 1973, photo: Cary Markerink Cor-Ten staal/Cor-Ten steel 3-delig, ieder 2,5 x 12 x 0,04 m./3 parts, each 2,5 x 12 x 0,04 m.
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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 worldâ€™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 â€“ a time when smoking chimney stacks and spinning sails enabled the mass production of chocolate and biscuits.
AMSTERDAM METROPOLITAN AREA
FEEL LIKE AMSTERDAM BEACH? = FEEL LIKE ZANDVOORT! NEW LAND
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’S BUBBLING BEACH
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.
ARCHITECTURE & NATURE
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.
WHERE ONCE WAS ONLY WATER
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-
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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.
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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: visitflevoland.nl, visitalmere.com and vvvlelystad.nl. amsterdamjournal.nl 45
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CASTLES & GARDENS
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! ■
MUST SEES IN NAARDEN ARE FORTRESS NAARDEN, NOW A MUSEUM CALLED THE VESTING MUSEUM AND YACHT HARBOUR NAARDEN. ▼ amsterdamjournal.nl 47
DISC OVER HAARLEM
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.
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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.
ROAST CHICKEN BAR
TURFMARKT 26 HAARLEM | + 31 (0)23 8442271 VOLDERGRACHT 12 DELFT | + 31 (0)15 333 3033 WWW.ROASTCHICKENBAR.COM 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. We’re all about chicken – and basically the menu consists of a choice of a half chicken or a whole chicken. Depending on how hungry you are. Next to the grilled chicken we’ve got a good range of side dishes and a lot of small snacks to share with friends or lovers. We’ve got some great local beers, the best wines and homemade lemonade. 48 amsterdamjournal.nl
MUSEUMS & SHOPPING
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.
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.
DE HALLEN 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.
FRANS HALS MUSEUM
JUTKA & RISKA
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.
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DISC OVER THE OLD TOWN
The Old Town
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. 50 amsterdamjournal.nl
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 the-
se 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. 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.
TRADITIONAL DUTCH CRAFT
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.
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WOODEN SHOE WORKSHOP ‘DE ZAANSE SCHANS’
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 amsterdamjournal.nl
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.
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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 the 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
CHICAGO SOCIAL CLUB
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
LEIDSEKRUISSTRAAT 6-8, +31 (0)20 - 62 33 440 WWW.BOURBONSTREET.NL
LEIDSEPLEIN 12, +31 (0)20 - 53 00 232 WWW.CHICAGOSOCIALCLUB.NL
AMSTEL 100, +31 (0)20 - 62 21 330 WWW.MULLIGANS.NL
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KL. GARTMANPLANTSOEN 25, +31 (0)20 - 88 88 886 WWW.PLAYERSAMSTERDAM.NL
NOORDWEST CAFÉ RESTAURANT
NOORDERMARKT 42, +31 (0)20 - 624 36 89 WWW.RESTAURANTNOORDWEST.NL
AMSTERDAM JEWEL CRUISES SUPPERCLUB CRUISE SINGEL 235, +31 (0)20 - 440 21 385 WWW.AM STERDAMJEWELCRUISES.NL
RUYTERKADE PIER 4, +31 (0)20 - 62 67 078 WWW.SUPPERCLUB.COM
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.
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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 and More Bloemenmarkt Singel 540, 1017 AZ Amsterdam
Humph rey’s Spui Humphrey’s Spuistraat Spuistraat 267 TTel. el. 020 - 62 43 555
• Cheese & More Centraal Station Stationsplein 39M • Cheese & More Kalverstraat Kalverstraat 105 • Cheese & more Leidsestraat Leidsestraat 52 • Cheese & more Magna Plaza Shopping Center Magna Plaza Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 182
•Cheese & More Nieuwendijk Nieuwendijk 109 & Nieuwendijk 226 Opening hours Shops are open from 9am until 6pm daily, although many do not open until midday on Sundays and Mondays. Thursday is late shopping night with stores staying open until 9pm. Check for opening hours our website www.cheeseandmore.com
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THE HOUSE OF BOLS PAULUS POTTERSTRAAT 14 +31 (0)20 5708575 WWW.HOUSEOFBOLS.COM
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.
PAARDENSTRAAT 11-15, 020 -4288211 WWW.SOPRANOSPIANOBAR.NL
THE HARBOUR CLUB CRUQUIUSWEG 67, 020 - 767 0421, WW.THEHARBOURCLUB.NL
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.
MOMO BAR & LOUNGE
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 LOUNGE AND ICEBAR AMSTEL 194-196, 020 - 32 05 700 WWW.XTRACOLD.NL
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
NIEUWEZIJDS VOORBURGWAL 169, 020 622 75 10, WWW.CLUBNL.NL
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.
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ENJOY A VARIETY OF CURIOSITIES, SUCH AS PLEASURE OBJECTS, PRINTS AND S&M EXHIBITION. Open 7 days a week 11am-1 am, Fri-Sat to 2am Oudezijds Achterburgwal 54
A LAP DANCE A DAY… KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY! THE HOSPITAL BAR IS AN AROUSING EXCLUSIVE CLUB WHERE A HEALTHY TEMPERATURE RISE IS THE ONLY ILLNESS! Open 7 days a week Fri & Sun: 3pm – 2am, Sat: 2pm – 2am Oudezijds Achterburgwal 97
BANANEN BAR & CLUB
THE FUN YOU CAN HAVE WITH BANANAS! WE WILL KEEP YOUR GLASSES FULL. UPSTAIRS YOU’LL FIND THE BANANEN CLUB. TREAT YOURSELF TO A LAPDANCE, HANG OUT WITH FRIENDS OR CELEBRATE A BACHELOR/ BACHELORETTE PARTY. Open 7 days a week 8pm-2am, Fri-Sat to 3am Oudezijds Achterburgwal 37
WARNING: ENTERING THIS THEATRE WILL DEFINITELY GET YOU AROUSED. WATCH LIVE PERFORMANCES OF TALENTED COUPLES AND INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS. Open 7 days a week 7pm-2am, Fri-Sat to 3am Oudezijds Achterburgwal 106-108
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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. ■
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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 youâ€™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 â€“ there is plenty to see and do for children.
There's always something going on and entrance is free!
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De Bazaar, Ringvaartweg 30, Beverwijk, 0251-26 26 26, debazaar.nl
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In our magazine Amsterdam Journal, you can find all different kind of cultural Events, Sightseeing, Shopping, Food and Drinks addresses and...
Published on Oct 13, 2017
In our magazine Amsterdam Journal, you can find all different kind of cultural Events, Sightseeing, Shopping, Food and Drinks addresses and...