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A hearty welcome to Amsterdam, our capital and largest city and the financial and cultural centre of The Netherlands. Amsterdam has more then 10 million visitors a year and with reason! Amsterdam has so much to offer. There are the canals, full of character in every kind of weather. You can take a canal cruise boat and view the 17th century houses from the water, or just take a walk. Then there are the museums (page 44-46), Amsterdam is the place to be for Rembrandts, Van Goghs and modern art (COBRA). The theatres (Carre, Stadsschouwburg) present shows mainly in Dutch, off course there are shows with English surtitles (Projected English translation), Toneelgroep Amsterdam provides shows with English surtitles mostly in the Stadsschouwburg. Opera and Ballet and classical Robecco Summer concerts in The Concertgebouw are universal languages (see pages 34 until 41). This Season Events: The Greatest Swan Lake in the World is spreading its wings towards our country again for a run at the CarrĂŠ Theatre, from 22 August to 10 September (page 42). Visit the exhibition Rembrandt and Jan Six in the Rembrandthuis or Romanovs & Revolution in the Hemitage, The Uitmarkt is the start of the cultural season in Amsterdam, (25 till 27 of august). Showcasing the very best in music, art, theatre, dance and performances. Some 2,000 performers take to almost 30 Amsterdam venues, entertaining 500,000 visitors throughout the weekend (page 39).
The Amsterdam Gay Pride is renowned throughout the world for its colourful canal parade. During Gay Pride week the capital city of the Netherlands is the place to be for anyone and everybody who likes to party and at the same time - just by being there - state the obvious that everyone has the right to be who they are and love whoever they choose. Check the website (page 38). For the Kids, we have the oldest zoos in Europe, Artis. Science Museum Nemo and the Tropenmuseum have lot off children activities. Or you can travel to the nearby town of Utrecht by train or car (30 minutes) to see: Harry Potter: The Exhibition in CineMec, Leidsche Rijn. (page 8-9) Shopping; For Arts and Antiques you go to the Spiegelkwartier (page 28-31). The P.C. Hooftstraat (Museum Quarter) and The Nine Streets are rich shopping grounds for fashion, Dutch Design and Luxury Shopping pages 16-25), jewellery and antiques, visit for luxury shopping the Museum Quarter, 9 streets, Utrechtsestraat and the Jordaan. When it comes to food and drink, Amsterdam offers the wide range you would expect of a big city: from little fast food stalls to Michelin-star gourmet restaurants (pages 52-59) and bars and nightclubs in all sorts and sizes. Enjoy your stay in Amsterdam The Editor CINQ - 3
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51 FOOD DRINKS & NIGHTLIFE
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CITY OF AMSTERDAM Where to begin?
By Dorien ter veld. 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 we have divided the city into nine easy-reference areas for you. In the one area you will mainly find the authentic Amsterdam with its real brown pubs (the Jordaan), in the next area you will find the most important art collections of the Netherlands Museum Quarter, large shops or on the contrary unusual specialist shops Centre, 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). See map on page 64-65.
OLD TOWN Anyone who has been in Amsterdam, will get inevitable questions about the Red Light district. In the Netherlands prostitution is legal. 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’. CITY CENTRE A five-minute walk from Amsterdam Central Station, you will get to Dam Square. Here you will find the Palace and the 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.
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!)
REMBRANDTPLEIN Eating, drinking and dancing you do around Rembrandtplein. 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.
JORDAAN Enjoying authentic Amsterdam in a relaxed way that is what you do in the Jordaan. Inthe 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!
THE PLANTAGE 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 sightseeing? With its 19th century architecture the Plantage is a greenand quiet part of Amsterdam where there is plenty to do.
9 STRAATJES Not far behind Dam Square, between the well-known ring of canals, you will find nine small streets full of small specialist shops, bou tiques 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. FASHION & MUSEUM DISTRICT 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.
LEIDSEPLEIN Amsterdam’s most famous, largest and most touristic entertainment area. 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. THE DOCKLANDS 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. ■
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Harry Potter™: The Exhibition is a 1400-squaremeter experiential exhibition, where visitors are able to enjoy dramatic displays inspired by the Harry Potter film sets and see the amazing craftsmanship behind authentic costumes, props and creatures from the films. From the moment guests enter Harry Potter: The Exhibition they are immediately immersed in the world of Harry Potter. Guests are greeted by an exhibit host who sorts several lucky fans into their favorite Hogwarts™ houses, then leads them inside the exhibition where their journey to favorite scenes from the Harry Potter films begins. The exhibition features settings from the films’ most popular locations—including the Gryffindor™ common room and dormitory; classrooms like Potions and Herbology; and the Forbidden Forest—which are filled with thousands of authentic props, costumes, and creatures used in the filming of the iconic series. In addition to the beautiful environments and displays, there are several interactive elements. Guests can enter the Quidditch™ area and toss a Quaffle ball, pull their own Mandrake in the Herbology classroom vignette, and even tour a recreation of Hagrid’s hut and sit in his giant-sized armchair. During this unique exhibition, you get closer to the extraordinary wizarding world than ever! Harry Potter: The Exhibition is a must see for all ages!
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The exhibition offers fans a first-hand look inside the famous wizard’s magical world and the opportunity to experience the amazing craftsmanship of hundreds of authentic costumes and props from the Harry Potter films. 1 Harry Potter’s School Uniform 12 Lord Voldemort’s Horcruxes 2 Harry Potter’s Glasses 13 Deathly Hallows™ 3 Harry Potter’s Wand 14 Goblet of Fire Casket 4 Buckbeak™ the Hippogriff 15 The Triwizard Cup 5 The Philosopher’s Stone™ 16 Death Eater Robes and Masks 6 Marauder’s Map 17 Dementors™ 7 The Nimbus 2000™ 18 Headmaster Dumbledore’s 8 The Golden Snitch™ Robes 9 Dobby™ 19 Lord Voldemort’s Robes 10 Time-Turner™ 20 Lord Voldemort’s Wand 11 Hermione Granger’s Gown HARRY POTTER: THE EXHIBITION Next to CineMec - Berlijnplein 100, 3541 CM Utrecht OPENING HOURS: Monday till Friday: 10:00 -17:30 hours Saturday till Sunday: 10:00 -19:30 hours Harry Potter: The Exhibition uses timeslots to ensure the best visitors flow. Tickets from E 14,50 (excl. service fee) via www.harrypotterexpo.nl
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CREATED ON DUTCH SOIL In the twentieth century, Dutch design has evolved. Besides, for instance, architecture and modern dance, design has become another area where the Netherlands excels internationally. As a result, current Dutch graphic design, fashion design, product design, interior design and furniture design are in the spotlight. From the lingerie of Marlies Dekkers, to the costumes of the Harry Potter movies and the interior pieces of Marcel Wanders; they have all been created on Dutch soil. TYPICAL DUTCH DESIGN Dutch design is characterised by simplicity and clarity. It is often described using terms such as down-to-earthness, sense of humour and perspective and surprising, smart design. These characteristics are the result of creativity in an open, tolerant society. Functionalism has long been the leading ideology behind Dutch design and worked well with the Calvinist attitude of the Dutch. At the start of the twentieth century, the Netherlands became famous by the works of the members of ‘De Stijl’ artistic movement, with artists such as Mondrian and Rietveld. In the nineties, a new artistic trend developed. Functionality of the product no longer came first; the concept behind the design took centre stage. Design became less of an artisanal and more of an artistic discipline. As part of this international trend, the emphasis shifted more towards artistic aspects such as concept and originality and away from production and user requirements. In the process, designers such as Tord Boontje and Viktor & Rolf shift with ease between commercial and artistic considerations. In this sense, Dutch design is at the forefront. AMSTERDAM From designer shopping to a glamorous fashion week, Amsterdam has a fashionable centre just waiting to be discovered. Amsterdam is a source of inspiration for stylish individuals. Even if your budget prevents you from shopping for exclusive high-end designs, there are plenty of more affordable ways to soak up Amsterdam’s fashionable vibe. A lot of the Dutch Designers have choosen Amsterdam, in the Fashion & Museum district you will find the Dutch Designers: Fred de la Bretonière, Pauw and The People of the Labyrinths. When you are interested in Haute Couture visit the designers Mart Visser en Frans Molenaar. You will find other Dutch Designers throughout of Amsterdam like the international well known Designers Viktor & Rolf , Mart Visser, Jan Jansen Shoes, Tony Cohen, Monique Collignon and Marlies Dekkers, young talented designers such as Edwin Oudshoorn, Dennis Diem and Dorhout Mees are also Amsterdam-based fashion houses. Dutch brands: G-Star RAW, Claudia Strater, Gaastra, Gsus Industries, Scotch & Soda and Supertrash. ■ CINQ - 11
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Pig&Hen www.pigandhen.nl Pig&Hen Dutch accessoire brand founded in 2013 designs and produces handmade bracelets for men. Every piece is made from authentic ship rope and stainless steel shackles. Their bracelets are handmade in Amsterdam, by using authentic ship rope we carry on the Dutch legacy. They are meant to survive a lifetime, are stronger than steel and will age like your wrinkled face.
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The city has an wide selection of luxury shops, ranging from designer fashion houses to uniquboutiques and custom-made items you won’t find anywhere else. Part of the charm of the exclusive shopping experience in Amsterdam is the lovely neighbourhoods you’ll discover along the way. Amsterdam has two gorgeous department stores with a variety of luxurious goods under one roof. Magna Plaza behind the Royal palace and an the edge of Dam Square, de Bijenkorf will keep you entertained for hours. The selection extends from fashion, handbags and shoes to housewares, luggage and electronics. On the ground floor, there are a number of luxury ‘shop-in-shops’ like Louis Vuitton, Hermes and Gucci. MUSEUM DISTRICT Most people visiting Amsterdam come to this area on the south side of the city centre for one thing only: the three biggest museums of the city that gave the neighbourhood its name. True, the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum and Van Gogh Museum are definitely worth visiting for lovers of the great arts. However, apart from these three fabulous museums, this area has much more to offer. This is the place for the high end, most luxurious shopping streets of the country. How to get to the Museum District By tram: Tram lines 2, 3, 5, 12, 16 and 24 will get you to the Fashion & Museum District. By water: The Canal Bus, a hop-on/hop-off canal boat line, stops on the Singelgracht, just across the Stadhouderskade from the northern entrance to the Vondelpark.■ P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT Named for the 17th-century poet and playwright Pieter Cornelisz Hooft, the P.C. Hooftstraat has been an exclusive shopping destination since the 1970s. Located at the Fashion&Museum district, this street is your first stop for big-name designers like Flippa K, Chanel, Hugo Boss, D&G, MaxMara, Ralph Lauren, Hermes, Gucci and more. VAN BAERLESTRAAT When you’ve had your fill of the P.C. Hooftstraat, wander over to the Van Baerlestraat. Here you’ll a number of renowned Dutch fashion designers like Pauw, The People of the Labyrinths and Fred de la Bretonière which is known for its functional yet ele-
gant boots and handbags. If you’re looking for a bit of extra pampering, schedule an appointment at the Soap Treatment Store for a facial , manicure or massage. WILLEMSPARKWEG From the Van Baerlestraat, head deeper into Amsterdam Zuid down the lovely Willemsparkweg. Visit Oog in Oog for designer (sun)glasses, get a suit made to measure at Suitsupply or try on an elegant dress at Thalian. Lovers of distinctive furniture and lighting head to Edha Interieur, while the best dressed dogs get their fashion fix at Vovnjau. The Willemsparkweg also has a variety of tempting cafés and restaurants. CORNELIS SCHUYTSTRAAT Halfway down the Willemsparkweg you’ll cross the Cornelis Schuytstraat – the perfect place to put together a complete new outfit. Step inside French Connection for the best in British design. Admire the designer shoes at Shoebaloo or Manwood, and then find the perfect earrings or watch at one of the many jewellers on the street. BEETHOVENSTRAAT A few blocks from the Cornelis Schuytstraat, the Beethovenstraat hides a number of treasures in this fairly compact shopping street. Here you’ll find popular Dutch designers like Pauw or Claudia Sträter, as well as a number of jewellers and specialty shops. Sterre & Tijl has gorgeous furniture, toys and clothes for babies and infants, while The CINQ - 17
English Hatter offers a selection of hats for the distinguished gentleman. If your taste in luxury extends to food, stop by Huize van Wely for amazing chocolate bonbons or sample the delectable cheeses at Tromp. UTRECHTSESTRAAT In the heart of the city centre, the Utrechtsestraat starts at the Rembrandtplein and crosses Amsterdam’s most famous canals. The street has a mix of shops, but gets more luxurious with each passing year. First Marc by Marc Jacobs is at Utrechtsestraat 120. You’ll find designer fashion at Centre Neuf and Angel Basics, while Zwartjes van 1883 sells well-made leather shoes that will last a lifetime. For contemporary interior design, visit Mobilia.
9 STRAATJES Not far behind Dam Square, between the well-known ring of canals, you will find nine small streets full of small specialist shops, bou tiques 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. EXCLUSIVE SHOPPING CENTERS Shoppingcenter Kalvertoren is situated in the centre of historic Amsterdam, in the triangle of the Kalverstraat, the most famous shopping Street of the Netherlands famous Muntplein. The shopping centre that spreads over three levels has three entrances all leading to the impressive atrium of the to wer. It is the spectacular modern architecture combined with
historic elements that makes a visit worthwhile even if you do not intend to shop. There are numerous attractive places for drinks, coffee, snacks or have a complete lunch. One of those places, Blue food, in the top of the tower, offers drinks and a spectacular and amazing 360 degrees view over Amsterdam. Magna Plaza is an indoor shopping centre located in a historical building behind the Royal Palace. Built at the end of the 19th century, this former post office is now an exclusive shopping destination with more than 20 stores plus a new exhibition space spread over four floors. From clothes and shoes to jewellery and hair salons, Magna Plaza has an excellent variety of shops. Just a few of the brands you’ll find here include Mango, Swarovski, gsus and Lacoste. When it’s time for a break, you can stop at Grand Café Ovidius for a sandwich or cup of coffee. Magna Plaza is worth a visit just for the neo-Gothic architecture and impressive interior – combining classical grandeur with a modern shopping experience. DIAMONDS ARE A GIRLS BEST FRIEND… As one of Europe’s diamond capitals, Amsterdam is the ideal place to shop for jewellery. It’s true that you can buy loose diamonds here, but you might prefer jewels you can wear out of the store! For the inside scoop on the diamond industry plus an opportunity to shop, pay a visit to Gassan or Coster Diamonds. You’ll find a number of small specialty jewellers on the shopping streets listed above, but for big names like Bvlgari, Cartier or Tiffany & Co, head straight to the P.C. Hooftstraat. ■
Major Brands IN AMSTERDAM
There are numerous international flagship stores of major brands in Amsterdam, we will list some of them for you. Lose yourself for more than one day ANNE FONTAINE PC HOOFTSTRAAT 92 AGENT PROVOCATEUR PC HOOFTSTRAAT 98 AMERICAN VINTAGE VAN BAERLESTRAAT 18 AZZURRO PC HOOFTSTRAAT 122, 127 & 142A BALLY PC HOOFTSTRAAT 64 BLUE BLOOD PC HOOFTSTRAAT 142 BRUNELLO CUCINELLI PC HOOFTSTRAAT 99 BURBERRY PC HOOFTSTRAAT 48 & 50 BVLGARI PC HOOFTSTRAAT 73 CALVIN KLEIN PC HOOFTSTRAAT 105 CANALI PC HOOFTSTRAAT 60 CARTIER PC HOOFTSTRAAT 132 - 134 CAROLINE BISS PC HOOFTSTRAAT 113 CHANEL PC HOOFTSTRAAT 66 - 68 CHOPARD PC HOOFTSTRAAT 53 CHRISTIAAN VD KLAAUW REESTRAAT 3 & ROKIN 1-5 CHUCH’S PC HOOFTSTRAAT 112 CLAUDIA STRATER PC HOOFTSTRAAT 130 COSMIC COWBOYS PC HOOFTSTRAAT 47 CORNELIANI PC HOOFTSTRAAT 70 DIESEL PC HOOFTSTRAAT 119 DIOR PC HOOFTSTRAAT 100 DOLCE & GABBANA PC HOOFTSTRAAT 106 & 124 ESCADA PC HOOFTSTRAAT 43 EMPORIO ARMANI PC HOOFTSTRAAT 39 -41 ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA PC HOOFTSTRAAT 76 FILIPPA K PC HOOFTSTRAAT 129 LEIDSESTRAAT 53 & WOLVENSTRAAT 6 FLORIS V BOMMEL STORE SINGEL 439 - 441 FOREVER FLAWLESS PC HOOFTSTRAAT 116 FRED DE LA BRETONIERE VAN BAERLESTRAAT 34 & UTRECHTSESTRAAT 77 18 - CINQ
G-STAR PC HOOFTSTRAAT 24 -28 GUCCI PC HOOFTSTRAAT 56 - 58 HACKETT LONDON PC HOOFDSTRAAT 117 HERMES PC HOOFTSTRAAT 97 HUGO BOSS PC HOOFTSTRAAT 118, 120 & 140 ICEBERG PC HOOFTSTRAAT 126 IKKS WOMEN AND MEN PC HOOFTSTRAAT 37 & 54 IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN (49) PC HOOFTSTRAAT 49 - 51 JAEGER-LECOULTRE PC HOOFTSTRAAT 102 JIMMY CHOO PC HOOFTSTRAAT 62 KAREN MILLEN PC HOOFTSTRAAT 71 LA PERLA PC HOOFDSTRAAT 55 LAUREL PC HOOFTSTRAAT 113 LACOSTE PC HOOFTSTRAAT 42 LIO JU PC HOOFTSTRAAT 95 LONGCHAMP PC HOOFTSTRAAT 69 LOUIS VUITTON PC HOOFTSTRAAT 65 - 67 MASSIMO DUTTI PC HOOFTSTRAAT 131 - 133 MARCCAIN PC HOOFTSTRAAT 126 MARCIANO GUESS PC HOOFTSTRAAT 82 MARINA RINALDI PC HOOFTSTRAAT 115 MARLIES DEKKERS BERENSTRAAT 18 MARLIES DEKKERS CORELLISTRAAT 27 MAXMARA PC HOOFTSTRAAT 110 MCGREGOR PC HOOFTSTRAAT 114 MICHAEL KORS PC HOOFTSTRAAT 111 MONTBLANC PC HOOFTSTRAAT 57 MONCLER PC HOOFTSTRAAT 90 MULBERRY PC HOOFTSTRAAT 46 NESPRESSO PC HOOFTSTRAAT 128
NIKKIE BRAND STORE AMSTERDAM 1 PC HOOFTSTRAAT 34 NIKKIE BRAND STORE AMSTERDAM 2 CORNELIS SCHUYTSTRAAT (WILLEMSPARKWEG 175 OGER PC HOOFTSTRAAT 75 - 81 PAUL SMITH PC HOOFTSTRAAT 136 PHILIPP PLEIN PC HOOFTSTRAAT 85 PRADA PC HOOFTSTRAAT 63 PROFUOMO PC HOOFTSTRAAT 30 RALPH LAUREN PC HOOFTSTRAAT 89 SALVATORE FERRAGAMO PC HOOFTSTRAAT 59 SHOEBALOO PC HOOFTSTRAAT 80 SKINS COSMETICS RUNSTRAAT 11 SKINS COSMETICS VAN BAERLESTRAAT 27 SUPERTRASH PC HOOFTSTRAAT 31 TASCHEN PC HOOFTSTRAAT 44 TESLA MOTORS PC HOOFTSTRAAT 29 THE KOOPLES PC HOOFTSTRAAT 104 THE SOCIETY SHOP VAN BAERLESTRAAT 20 THE STORIES STORE HEILIGEWEG 26-28 TIFFANY & CO. PC HOOFTSTRAAT 86 - 88 TOD’S PC HOOFTSTRAAT 74 TOMMY HILFIGER PC HOOFTSTRAAT 101 + 103 TONY COHEN’S FLAGSHIP STORE HUIDENSTRAAT 28 TOURBILLON PC HOOFTSTRAAT 72 TRUSSARDI PC HOOFTSTRAAT 35 U-BOAT - CITY DIAMONDS KALVERSTRAAT 51 VALENTINO PC HOOFTSTRAAT 121 VIRTU - SCHAAP & CITROEN PC HOOFTSTRAAT 51 WOLFORD PC HOOFTSTRAAT 83 ZADIG & VOLTAIRE PC HOOFTSTRAAT 78
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Beadies Huidenstraat 6 www.beadies.com (Shopping online is possible!) Handmade jewellery that are real eye-catchers. Beautiful beads, charms and semi-precious stones from all over the world of which you can design your own perfect piece of jewelry, special requests can be made by the employees in the store. You can also sit down and make jewelry yourself in the back of the store. Fashionable, upto- date, trendy designs. Colorfull, Ibiza style.
SQUALE 1521 Amsterdam Watch Company Reestraat 3 | +31 (0)20 389 27 89, www.awco.nl Special Edition Squale watch by Amsterdam Watch Company Amsterdam Watch Company brings a Special Edition of the Squale Squale 1521. The Military by AWco. As the only official representative of Squale professional Diving Watches in the Netherlands has been jointly developed a numbered and limited model. The design of the Squale Military, Amsterdam Watch Company with one eye looked at the watches especially for the divers ‘Bundeswehr’ were created. Vintage diving watches designed for military purposes are popular among enthusiasts. So why not release their own Military Special Edition? On a beautiful and classic dive watch model Squale 1521. The dial is specially made for AWco and has the words ‘Military’. The chosen material is luminous Super LumiNova with code “C3” which stands for light yellow and a 100% light intensity. The bezel is not provided with a minute marker just like the original Bundeswehr watches. The 40 pieces are sold with a special package in which a patch and find a Cap are. The back cover gets an engraving of ‘Special Edition’ which obviously limited the number listed.
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FILIPPA K Wolvenstraat 6, Amsterdam PC Hooftstraat 129, Amsterdam P.C. Hoofstraat 115, Amsterdam Filippa K is one of top leading Scandinavian fashion companies, with strong position in longlasting fashion. Filippa K is today represented in 20 markets around the world through 52 brand stores, its own e-commerce business and more than 600 retailers, such as Liberty, Bijenkorf, NK, Stockman and Illum. Filippa K has today 400 passionate employees, 7 local Filippa K offices and head office in Stockholm. Filippa K offers a full range of fashion garments including shoes, bags & accessories, to both women and men.
SKINS COSMETICS Runstraat 11 | Amsterdam Van Baerlestraat 27 Conservatorium hotel +31 (0)20-5286922 | www.skins.nl Skins Cosmetics is the premium address for excellent service and internationally renowned niche cosmetics. We welcome you to discover our handpicked collection of perfumes, skincare and make up: Creed, Diptyque, Aesop, Laura Mercier, Escentricu Molecules, Le Labo Fragances, Frederique Malle, Ren Skincare, By Kilian.
City Diamonds Unique and exclusive handmade jewellery Kalverstraat 51 | +31 (0)20 6256121 | city-diamonds.nl Located right in the heart of Amsterdam City Center, City Diamonds was founded in 1985. We design, manufacture and sell diamond jewelry and we are representative of various international well-known watch brands. Our family has been cutting and polishing diamonds for generations. Loose diamonds are our specialty. We can offer you various shapes, colors and qualities at best possible prices, always accompanied by international certificates. Unique, handmade ring of 18krt. white gold set with a natural black diamond of 3.16crt. and 64 brilliant cut diamonds with a total weight of 0.50crt. of the finest quality. Sales price € 5.950,We are looking forward to welcome you. Visiting hours:
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Kalverstraat 51 • 1012 NZ Amsterdam • Phone +31(0)20 6256121 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org • www.city-diamonds.nl
DIFFERENT SHAPES, COLOURS & QUALITY
Years of family practice is the added value at City Diamonds Amsterdam is known as diamond city for more than 400 years. Each year, millions of people are captured by the glistening diamonds on show at the diamond houses of Amsterdam. City Diamonds, at Kalverstraat 51, brings diamonds alive in brightly sparkling jewels. Enthusiasts can take a look at the shop and admire the crafts of the master gold smiths. In this contemporary shop, the craftsman takes a prominent role. FAMILY TRADITION
A singular concept is increasingly important
City Diamonds knows about diamonds.
for shops nowadays.
Diamonds are in Rob Reuter’s system. His
Our strength is also the excellent price, qua-
father, grandfather and his great grandfather
lity ratio. Because of the relative small scale
were all diamond cutters. He has learned the
of our enterprise, the family structure of trade
trade on his father’s lap and wanted to conti-
relations and because we make the jewellery
nue the tradition ever since. “Diamond cutting
ourselves, our prices are good. That is partly
is in my blood! I never wanted to do anything
the reason that many tourists find their way
else. As a small boy already, these shiny stones
to our shop.’’
fascinated me.Years of practice, family traditi-
There’s an online store where jewellery can be
on and knowledge make that I can advise my
ordered, mostly a service to the regular custo-
customers well. I can point out the things to
mers from abroad. When tourists take home
look for and give information about colour,
a shiny souvenir from the Diamond City, they
cutting, purity and weight of the diamond.
can always order a matching jewel online.
City Diamonds is one of the prominent diamond
Besides, we always give an international certi-
houses of Amsterdam. Here, rough diamonds are
ficate, so people always know what they buy.”
cut and polished to the desirable shiny brilliants.
Reuter continues: “Its’ a beautiful product, a
City Diamonds has become well known for the
As a result, City Diamonds has a large collection
thing that is really special to people.
special 2G-ring. 2G means 2gether, because
of loose diamonds of different shapes, colours
two parts form one ring. It symbolises a relati-
and quality. Apart from that has City Diamonds
onship of friendship, engagement or marriage.
finished jewellery. The design and production of
The collections of City Diamonds are impressi-
This special concept in design is obtainable
these jewels are completely done in the building.
ve. Apart from the diamond jewellery there is
in a variety of colours, shapes and materials.
Customers can make a choice from the existing
a collection of 18-carat gold and a collection of
The perfect way tot finish the 2G ring is a dia-
jewellery but can also make their own design.
platinum is being designed.
mond of course, but also without it, this ring is
Customers can see with their own eyes their
Although this last material is more expensi-
perfect for a loved one. People who never un-
dream design come alive and see how raw ma-
ve than gold, it is also more durable, nobler
derstood the phrase ‘diamonds are a girl’s best
terials are transformed into the beautiful, shiny
and heavier. And if watches are what you’re
friend’ should definitely visit City Diamonds.
looking for, City Diamonds has an impressive collection of the brands Alpina, Edox, Empo-
rio Armani, GC, GlamRock, Gucci, Guess, Jacob
City Diamonds is an exclusive store with a con-
Jensen, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Pequignet,
temporary feel to it, it has almost a futuristic
Picto, Raymond Weil, Seiko, TW Steel, U-Boat
look about it, with all the lights, mirrors, stain-
and Welder. “The watches go well with the
less steel and blue accents. “The customer’s
jewellery; they are beautifully designed, are
comfort is number one here. The collections dia-
contemporary and have exceptional detailing.
monds and jewellery are widely exhibited in the
I think it’s important to maintain one consis-
windows. People can look around at ease.
tent feel throughout the store.
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AMSTERDAM: CITY OF CULTURE FINE ART & ANTIQUES Amsterdam offers a diverse array of world-class entertainment, as for centuries has been one of the leading centres of culture in Europe. High-quality culture spread across 65 theatres and concert halls, 42 museums and over 140 galleries. The multitude of theatres, galleries, museums and concert venues put Amsterdam at the very heart of arts and culture in the Netherlands.
EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS (SEE ALSO PAGE 36) Exhibitions and cultural events are being organised in the va-rious towns and villages in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and England that are of importance for the life and work of the artist. For the first time, museums like Kröller-Müller Museum in Otterlo and institutions that actively contribute to conser-ving Van Gogh’s heritage are working together on a large scale. The Kröller-Müller Museum is a second home to Vincent van Gogh. The museum boasts almost 90 paintings and more than 180 drawings, making it the second largest collection of Van Goghs in the world. In addition, the Museum is home to top works by modern masters including Claude Monet, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso and Piet Mondriaan. MUSEUMS Throughout the centuries, the Dutch gave the world most famous painters as Rembrandt, Vermeer and Van Gogh, who until today provoke our admiration. This tradition continued in the 20th Century with Mondrian and later with the Cobra group abstract artists. Amsterdam art museums have not only unparalleled collection of the most famous, but also many lesser known amazing Dutch masters of all epochs. The State Museum called in Dutch Rijksmuseum, and a wonderful collection of modern art from Europe and America at The City Museum called in Dutch Stedelijk Museum are a must to visit. The principal collection of the world’s beloved painter at the Van Gogh Museum and a rich division of the Russian Hermitage Museum are also not to be missed, even if you are in the Dutch capital for a brief visit.
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ART GALLERIES Even if you’re not planning to expand your personal art collection, a visit to one of Amsterdam’s many art galleries is a great way to spend an afternoon. Discover what’s new in the Dutch and international art scene! At the corner of Weteringschans and Spiegelgracht you will see the well-known Diamond House Lazare Diamonds on the right in the Museum Plaza building; on the lefthand corner there is Reflex Modern Art Gallery which sells contemporary art. ART/ANTIQUES STORES Spiegelkwartier: Nieuwe Spiegelstraat runs between the world-famous Rijksmuseum and Keizersgracht, its history goes back as far as the 17th century. In and around this street with its many characteristic Amsterdam facades more than 70 art and antique dealers have set up business. These specialists offer a wide range of objects, ranging from Egyptian antiquities which are 6,000 years old to seventeenth-century Delft ware, from antique Chinese porcelain to abstract modern art. You name it, it is for sale in the Spiegelkwartier. This makes the Spiegelkwartier a must-see quarter for those with an eye for the unique, rare and beautiful. ›
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The first purchase by the Rijksmuseum in the Spiegelkwartier in 1914; 4 panels redwine silk with a pommegranate motif in yellow silk. Italy, 15th centrury and further purchases in the past years. This continued with; 1. An ivory erotic plaquette that in the 13th-14th century was attached to a valuable Indian canopy bed; Polak Works of Art. 2. The predecessor of the coffeemachine, made of silver in Amsterdam in 1809; Juwelier Marjan Sterk. 3. Drinking brothers made by Jan Pieter van Baurscheit (de Oude), ca. 1700: Kunstzalen Vecht. 4. Email cloisonnÃ© parfumflacon with a bird between reed in Japonisese style by Alexis Falize (1811-1898) Kunsthandel Inez Stodel.
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SPIEGELKWARTIER the art & antique district
If you collect antiques or modern art, the Spiegelkwartier is the place to go. Just across the bridge opposite the Rijksmuseum you will find this historical neighbourhood with its typical old Dutch houses. This area has been the heart of the national art and antiques trade for the past eighty years and has a friendly relaxed atmosphere. There are few places in the world where you will find such a stunning choice of art and antiques. HISTORY Today one finds fine art and antiques dealers in almost every house in the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat and on the Spiegelgracht. This is the result of a historical development of almost 120 years. Without the building of the renown Rijksmuseum the neighbourhood would surely have looked very different. Before the Rijksmuseum was built (1877/1885) there used to be a large windmill on that spot. The existing small business like watchmakers, carpenters, furniture repair shops etc, slowly changed into art and antique dealers. ARTS & ANTIQUES (MINI MUSEUMS) In a cluster of historic houses, you can find a rich treasure-trove of art and antiques,mini-museums that invite you not only to admire, but give you the opportunity to buy. The shops and galleries of the Spiegelkwartier offer some of the finest art and antiques you’re likely to find anywhere in the world, from Roman glass to Dutch Old Masters, from Delftware to tribal art, contemporary sculpture to Art Deco jewellery, centuries-old furniture to a painting finished yesterday. The Spiegelkwartier has been at the heart of the Dutch art and antiques trade for more than a hundred years. Over 70 specialised dealers offer not only top-quality collections, but considerable expertise. And they gladly share there expertise with you. RIJKSMUSEUM According to old address books the first antique dealer started in 1900 in de Kerkstraat nr 219. In 1910 there are already seven antique shops mentioned. After the war the number of galleries and shops really extended. If one looks at the objects bought by the Rijksmuseum in the Spiegelkwartier one notices that it mainly concerns objects like furniture, glass, textile and earthenware.
This is not surprising since the shops were specialized in these antiquities. The proof of a historically grown connection with the Rijksmuseum is the exhibition in 1985 of a selection of objects bought in the Spiegelkwartier. FROM ARCHEOLOGICAL FINDS TO SOUVENIRS The Art and Antique dealers offer a wide variety of objects, ranging from archeological finds to 17th century furniture, glass and Dutch Delftware, from oriental art to Art Nouveau, from tribal art to contemporary art, from medieval statues and antique clocks to jewellery and, last but not at least paintings from the COBRA period or finished yesterday. And you don’t have to break the plastic, also for little money you can buy an unique ‘souvenir’. FOOD & DRINKS & SHOPPING Tucked in between these Aladdin’s caves are cafés and restaurants perfect for a little time out, whether you feel like a bowl of healthy soup, or coffee and cake; a light lunch or dinner with singing staff. You can pick up nifty vintage clothes at knock-down prices, or pre-loved designer wear. Then there are shoes and bags from famed Dutch designers and gifts aplently, from stylish Dutch contemporary object to toys for the kids back home. MUSEUMS A visit to the Spiegelkwartier is easy to combine with a visit to one of many museums in the area. At walking distance you will find the Rijksmuseum, Vincent van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, FOAM and the Allard Pierson museum. A fun way to get to the Spiegelkwartier and the nearby Rijksmuseum, is with the CANAL-BUS. WWW.SPIEGELKWARTIER.AMSTERDAM
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Robert Schreuder Antiquair Visit Robert Schreuder’s small and enchanting antiques shop, which will take you back to the world of 18th- and 19th-century Grand Tour travellers on their way to Rome or Paris. Treat yourself to a beautiful neoclassical statue or watercolour that will perfectly adorn a modern loft as well as the study of a Georgian townhouse. Or choose from among the selected pieces of fine furniture, objets d’art, chandeliers, candlesticks and out of the ordinary objects on offer that will most likely steal your heart. Admirers of Napoleon will find a nice collection of busts and memorabilia of the emperor. Robert studied in Bordeaux, Leiden and Bologna. No wonder Italian and French antiques form the core of his collection but you might also encounter a nice English Regency piece. You are very welcome in his shop in the Spiegelkwartier, Amsterdam’s famous antiques district. Or have a preview on his stylish website
Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 48 | Amsterdam Open: Thursday-Saturday: 11 am - 6 pm Phone: +31 (0)6 242 89 550 www.robertschreuder.com
A dream of costume jewelry Droomfabriek de Groot & de Jong Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 9B | +31(0)20-6200760 www.droomfabriekantiek.nl Amsterdam houses the dream of every vintage jewellery lover: the Droomfabriek, or ‘factory of dreams’. Selling a large range of costume jewellery made by designers such as Miriam Haskell, Kenneth Jay Lane and Yves St. Laurent, as well as offering antique objects and photographs, the shop is a true treasure trove. High-end fashion designers including Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel were often spotted wearing costume jewellery. Chanel reasoned that “to ask a woman to wear real jewellery only is like asking her to cover herself with real flowers instead of floral silk prints. She’d look faded in a few hours.” Aside from costume jewellery, the Droomfabriek has an eclectic mix of antiques, objets trouvés, vintage handbags (Chanel, Gucci, Judith Leiber), Hermès scarfs and ties.
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Frides Laméris ART & ANTIQUES
Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 55 | Amsterdam www.frideslameris.nl | +31(0)20 6264066 Frides Laméris Art and Antiques offers a magnificent collection of glass from as early as the Roman times until 1800, as well as Asian porcelain and Dutch ceramics. Subtle coloured Roman glass, the famous ‘cristallo’ form sixteenth century Venice, intriguing glass à la façon de Venise and eighteenth century ceremonial goblets will fascinate you. Come by to learn more about the items, their stories and the traditions behind these delicate pieces of art, usually only displayed in museums. Serpent glass made in the Venetian manner (à la façon de Venise) with white crests. So called ‘Cristallijn’ and white glass, The Netherlands, second half seventeenth century. Height 18.5cm.
Polak Works of Art Spiegelgracht 3 | Amsterdam | +31 (0)20 6279009 The gallery is established in a canal house near the Rijksmuseum, in the centre of wAmsterdam. Jaap Polak is one of the last generalists. In his eclectic gallery you will find works of art from all over the world and from all periods. European and Oriental works of art, Archeology, Tribal art, Indian miniature paintings, sculptures and objects. Since the beginning he is participating at The International Art and Antiques Fair TEFAF in Maastricht
and is also joining PAN Amsterdam. Jaap Polak has a most interesting archive on Indo Javanese Art: The Documentation Centre for Ancient Indonesian Art. Polak Works of Art is a member of The Royal Association of Fine Art Dealers in the Netherlands, member of the CINOA: Confédération Internationale des Négociants en Oeuvres d’Art and he is a certified member of the Dutch federation of appraisers TMV in art and antiques.
Renssen Art Gallery Side by side: Picasso and Renssen
In the heart of the Amsterdam Art District you find Renssen Art Gallery. Paintings, sculptures and lithographs by internationally collected Dutch artist Erik Renssen (b. 1960) are displayed in an elegant yet informal setting. The gallery shows their contemporary Renssen artworks alongside an impressive collection of Picasso lithographs, pochoirs and etchings. The combination of these two collections, mounted in hand-made and gilded frames, makes a visit to Renssen Art Gallery a very worthwhile experience.
Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 44 Amsterdam +31.6.34261770 email@example.com Open daily from 11:00-17:30 hrs
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ART FROM TIBET, NEPAL AND INDIA
Mark Raven Store: Leidsestraat 42 Gallery / Store: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 174 (next to Magna Plaza Shopping Mall) www.markraven.nl 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. Open daily from 10.30 - 18.00 hrs
KEREN DE VREEDE MODERN ABSTRACT EXPRESSIONISM There are many little galleries in Amsterdam, but in 2012 a new gallery opened its doors. This gallery has brought color and joy to the mix of art being offered around the Jordaan area. Already named best new coming gallery by the UK Guardian, Keren de Vreede Art Gallery with it’s magnificent works of art is definitely worth a visit. . Keren de Vreede Art Gallery Prinsengracht 308a - Amsterdam - The Netherlands Office: +31 (0) 207173485 | Mobile: +31 (0) 611119337 firstname.lastname@example.org | www.kerendevreede.com Cosmos 200x200 cm - ACRYL ON CANVAS
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Hidden in one of the wonderful 17th century canalhouses is a surprise: the only art gallery of the Netherlands dealing with ancient art from Tibet, Nepal and India: Gallery Astamangala. We are located on the Keizersgracht, one of the three canals proclamed in 2013 as Unesco World Heritage, in the famous `Spiegelkwartier’, international centre for art and antiques. Established in 1979, Astamangala offers high-quality relgious art from the fascinating Tibetan-Buddhist World: scoll-paintings, sculptures and ritual objects, dating from the 11th till the 19th century. Also we have a large collection objects from the Hindu-world of Nepal and India. Drs. S.J. de Vries | Astamangala Keizersgracht 574, Mob.: +31-621546317 e-mail: email@example.com | www.astamangala.com
AKINCI Lijnbaansgracht 317, Phone: (020) 638 04 80 akinci.nl GALERIE PAUL ANDRIESSE Leliegracht 47, Phone: (020) 623 62 37 paulandriesse.nl
Romeo Vetro Galerie Rob Koudijs
DE APPEL ARTS CENTRE Prins Hendrikkade 142, Phone: (020) 625 56 51 deappel.nl GALLERY DELAIVE Spiegelgracht 23, Phone: (020) 625 90 87 delaive.com PETER DONKERSLOOT GALERIE Spiegelgracht 14-16, Phone: (020) 623 65 38 peterdonkerslootgalerie.nl GALLERYNINE Keizersgracht 548, Phone: (06) 132 120 49 gallerynine.nl
KEREN DE VREEDE ART GALLERY Prinsengracht 308a, Phone: (06) 11119337 kerendevreede.com 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 Specialized in works in glass Hobbemastraat 11, (corner PC Hoofdstraat) 200 meter from the Rijksmuseum Phone: (020) 4702705 www.romeovetro.com Open: Tue-Sat. 11.00-17.00, Sun 12.00-17.00. GALERIE ROB KOUDIJS Elandsgracht 12 HUIS, Phone: (020) 331 8796 www.galerierobkoudijs.nl 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
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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.
REMBRANDT AND JAN SIX
The Etching and the friendship The friendship between Jan Six and Rembrandt van Rijn is the subject of one of the most famous stories from the seventeenth century. This bond is expressed in an intimate portrait of Jan reading by a window, which soon proved a highlight in Rembrandt’s graphic oeuvre. The exhibition examines a friendship at the height of the seventeenth century and the sublime skill manifest in the etching. The exhibition also sheds light on the fascination surrounding the etching, the client and the artist in the centuries that followed.
Fifty monumental abstract sculptures by Dutch artists are positioned in Berlage’s Art Deco district in Amsterdam South. Curator Rudi Fuchs aims to position Dutch abstract sculptors internationally. ARTZUID 2017 follows the theme year ‘Mondrian to Dutch Design’ and shows the influence of the Dutch art movement De Stijl (The Style) on sculpture. Participating artist include: André Volten, Ad Dekkers, Carel Visser, Joost Baljeu, Auke de Vries, Krijn de Koning, Esther Tielemans, David Jablonowski and Saskia Noor van Imhoff. In the Zuidas works of international artists will be showcased.
MEETING POINT EXHIBITION MUSEUM HET REMBRANDTHUIS & TOURS JODENBREESTRAAT 4 MINERVALAAN 1, +31 (0)20 520 0400 +31(0)20 52 86 061 REMBRANDTHUIS.NL ARTZUID.NL TILL 3 SEPTEMBER TILL 17 SEPT.
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‘ARP: THE POETRY OF ROMANOVS & FORMS’ REVOLUTIE KRÖLLER-MÜLLER MUSEUM HOUTKAMPWEG 6, OTTERLO +31 (0)318 591 241 KROLLERMULLER.NL TILL 17 SEPT
HERMITAGE AMSTERDAM AMSTEL 51, AMSTERDAM +31 (0)20 530 87 55 HERMITAGE.NL TILL 17 SEPTEMBER 2017
Anyone who has visited the sculpture garden of the museum is familiar with Jean Arp from his Cloud shepherd (1953). This iconic sculpture has been stealing the show ever since the garden opened in 1961. Now, for the first time since Jean Arp’s death in 1966, there is a major retrospective of his work. A unique opportunity for lovers of art, nature and poetry.
Romanovs & Revolution. The End of Monarchy will open at the Hermitage Amsterdam in February 2017. It will include over 250 items from the collections of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, the State Archive of the Russian Federation in Moscow, and the Artillery Museum in St Petersburg. Using films, photographs, paintings, objets d’art and historical documents, the show will tell the gripping story of fashionable St Petersburg and the art that flourished there in the early twentieth century, of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra.
HERMITAGE AMSTERDAM AMSTEL 51, AMSTERDAM +31 (0)20 530 87 55 HERMITAGE.NL 7 OCTOBER TILL 27 MAY 2018 It’s been a long time coming but 7 October is the great day. For the first time in its existence, the Hermitage Amsterdam is mounting a show of Dutch masters from the renowned St Petersburg collection. The Nieuwe Keizersgracht wing will showcase one of the greatest treasures of the State Hermitage: the world’s leading collection of Dutch Golden Age painting outside the Netherlands. No fewer than 63 works by 50 different artists are being brought to Amsterdam for a unique exhibition that will celebrate the paintings first (brief) ‘home-coming’ in 350 years.
MUSEUMPLEIN 10 +31 (0)20 5732 911 STEDELIJK.NL TILL 3 SEPTEMBER In 2017, the Stedelijk Museum presents the first survey of the American artist Seth Price. The show is a comprehensive overview of his artistic career so far, encompassing more than 140 works made since 2000, including sculpture, installation, 16mm film, photography, drawing, painting, video, clothing and textiles, web design, music and sound, and poetry. Price will be exhibiting a number of new works. Seth Price holds a unique place in contemporary art. Rather than settle into one medium or style he has repeatedly pushed into new territory. His innovations, interests and themes have been widely influential on his own generation and younger artists.
IT’S A MEN’S WORLD’ RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT TASSENMUSEUM HENDRIKJE OR NOT. HERENGRACHT 573. AMSTERDAM 020-524 64 52 TASSENMUSEUM.NL TILL 27 AUGUST
Focussing on the themes of Hunting, Wall Street, Sports and Travel, we take a closer look at intersting prime examples of men’s bags and their accessories, complemented with inspiring contemporary designer bags. With the emergence of portable devices, too large for pockets and generally in need of protection, the men’s bag has made an impressive comeback. In It’s a Men’s World, you’ll discover that there’s nothing new about men’s bags.
DAM 21, AMSTERDAM +31 20 369 7120 RIPLEYSAMSTERDAM.COM DAILY
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Brings you close to the most unbelievable and amazing exhibits around the world. Enjoh a full experience behind the doors of The Ripley’s Amsterdam and see the world through our eyes. Are you ready to discover a world where the unbelievable happens and the amazing comes to life? Ripley’s Believe It or Not! brings you close to the most unbelievable and amazing exhibits around the world.
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MARTIN LUTHER KING PARK DEPARADE.NL 11 TILL 27 AUGUST In the summer of 2017, theatre festival Parade travels through the Netherlands for the 27th year. The festival kicks off in Rotterdam. From Rotterdam, the festival will continue its journey with her colorful tents, restaurants and terraces to The Hague and Utrecht. The summer tour will conclude in Amsterdam. The Parade offers something for everyone to experience. There will be over 80 different theatre, music, and dance performances for all ages. Café Correct and Hotel Vilé will host free music every night. On top of all that, visitors are invited to enjoy cocktails, soul food, BBQ ‘s and much more on one of the many terraces.
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THE GREATEST SWAN LAKE IN THE WORLD
THEATER CARRÉ AMSTEL 115-125 0900-2525255 CARRE.NL 22 AUGUST TILL 10 SEPT. This is sure to be the ballet sensation of 2017. After a brief but successful tour last year, The Greatest Swan Lake in the World is spreading its wings towards our country again for a run at the Carré Theatre, from 22 August to 10 September. This production by the celebrated English choreographer Derek Deane and the Shanghai Ballet was enthusiastically received by the public and by the press last year. Counting 48 swans, two to three times the usual number, this production was the visual embodiment of the slogan “more swans than you can count”.
LA TRAVIATA GIUSEPPE VERDI BY THE NEDERLANDSE REISOPERA THEATER CARRÉ AMSTEL 115-125 1018 EM AMSTERDAM CARRE.NL 29 & 30 OCTOBER
Her life’s appears to bo one big party. De famous courtisane Violetta Valéry has everything: wealthy lovers, friends and money. But then she falls in love with the young Alfredo. His father, Giorgio Germont, dissaproves of their liaison and convinces Violetta to break up with him, so save his familiy’s reputation. Violetta tells Alfredo she can not see him anymore and of course Alfredo is furious! His does not know that Violetta is already very ill. Later Alfredo finds out he was wrong to judge Violetta, but it is already too late…
HOUSE OF HORROR
KONINKLIJK THEATER CARRÉ AMSTEL 115-125 0900-25 25 255 CARRE.NL 18 TILL 22 OCTOBER The great illusionists of the past are hunting down Hans Klok. Unwilling to tolerate his presence in their magic circle, they aim to keep a tight grip on their realm of secrets. Hans is not afraid of his rivals and takes on the battle with the legendary masters of old with new illusions. Who will be the victor of this macabre game in Hans Klok’s House of Horror? In this chilling performance you will see a new Hans Klok show and many internationally acclaimed circus acts. Revolutionary projections and special effects will draw you into the vortex of a mystical world in which nothing is what it seems.
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NATIONALE OPERA & BALLET AMSTEL 3, AMSTERDAM 020 625 54 55 OPERABALLET.NL 15 TILL 24 SEPTEMBER No choreographer has made such a big mark on dance in the Netherlands as Hans van Manen. In this tribute programme Ode to the master, Dutch National Ballet is adding yet another gem by the master to its repertoire. His international fame is still rising. In recent years, both the Mariinsky Ballet and the Bolshoi Ballet have taken his ballets into their repertoire. Dutch National Ballet is therefore very proud to have Van Manen as one of their resident choreographers and is treating you to four masterly creations in Ode to the master.
VONDELPARK THE CURIOUS OPENLUCHTTHEATER INCIDENT OF DOG IN THE HART VAN VONDELPARK NIGHT-TIME (VONDELPARK 5A) OPENLUCHTTHEATER.NL TILL 10 SEPTEMBER. EVERY FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
During the summer season we offer you the most exhilarating free performances and concerts you can find in Amsterdam. Whether you are into modern dance, upcoming bands or favour coffee & a classical concert – you will love Vondelpark Openluchttheater. We offer a stage to young talented professionals as well as highly recommended companies and orchestras. Come rain or shine, it will be an unforgettable visit to Vondelpark Openluchttheater. Join us www.openluchttheater.nl
SIDE A: THE SPLIT INTO ONE
KONINKLIJK THEATER CARRÉ AMSTEL 115-125 0900-25 25 255 CARRE.NL 20 SEPT. TILL 1 OCT. Winner of seven 2013 Olivier Awards and five 2015 Tony Awards®, this thrilling production has been hailed by The Times as ‘a phenomenal combination of storytelling and spectacle. ’Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion.Mark Haddon’s The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time was originally published in 2003. It was the winner of more than seventeen literary awards.
NDT.NL 22 SEPTEMBER TILL 16 DECEMBER Side A: Split into One is an intimate introduction into the 2017-2018 season. It features three world premieres that find the power and beauty in pure movement. NDT treats the audience to choreographical voices all proving that sheer beauty in dance can hide an endless amount of stories. Edward Clug will be creating his first piece for NDT 1 that will further establish him as a prominent name in the Dutch dance world. Clug debuted with the company with his creation mutual comfort (2015) for NDT 2. For his work Handman (2016) he received a nomination for the Benois de la Danse award.
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PAPA’S SUNDAY BBQ AMSTERDAM DANCE EVENT (ADE) HAARLEMMERMEERSE BOS DIFFERENT LOCATIONS PAZZANISTRAAT 33 +31 (0)20 6842878 AMSTERDAM-DANCE The perfect summer hang-out. -EVENT.NL Spent your day away from the 18 TILL 22 OCTOBER IJWEG 961, HOOFDDORP +31 (0) 564 26 20 PAPASBEACHHOUSE.NL EVERY SUNDAY TILL OCT.
fast city and enjoy the surroundings of the Haarlemmermeerse forest. Feast on a delicious ‘table-sharing’ BBQ while listening to live music at the beach. Flank steak, catch of the day, pulled pork sliders, homemade sausages and chicken satay are placed in the middle of the table alongside salads and French fries. Music venue Duycker helped to create a great musical line-up from DJ’s to bands and singer/ songwriters. Papa’s Beach House is all about great food, good stories, friends and family. The place breathes Hemingway and his adventurous lifestyle. Open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner. 38 - CINQ
Since its inception in 1996, the Amsterdam Dance Event has evolved into the leading business conference of the global electronic music scene. For five days and nights Amsterdam is the place to be to spot the latest developments: from musical trends and upcoming talents to the most recent output of dance’s pioneers and superstars. The 2017 nighttime program will feature around 2500 artists, an all-time record number, playing in over 140 locations around Amsterdam.
AMSTERDAM GAY PRIDE
KORTE LEIDSEDWARSSTRAAT 12 AMSTERDAMGAYPRIDE.ORG +31 (0)614793189 29 JULY – 6 AUGUST 2017 Share (all) the love in Amsterdam! The Amsterdam Gay Pride is renowned throughout the world for its colourful canal parade. During Gay Pride week the capital city of the Netherlands is the place to be for anyone and everybody who likes to party and at the same time - just by being there - state the obvious that everyone has the right to be who they are and love whoever they choose. Check the website for what’s on and where!
THE PLATFORM FOR NEW PHOTOGRAPHY WESTERGASBRIEK 22, 23 & 24 SEPTEMBER Unseen is the leading platform for contemporary photography. Exclusively focusing on what’s new in the photography world, Unseen provides a channel for up-and-coming talent to showcase their work. Unseen brings together the international photography community to discuss and debate the directions in which the photographic medium is evolving. Unseen Amsterdam aspires to provide novel and diverse approaches to engage with photography. The event does this through combining programme elements such as the Fair, CO-OP, the Book Market and the Living Room.
AMSTERDAM UITMARKT 2017
KWAKU SUMMER FESTIVAL
WORLD CINEMA AMSTERDAM #8
IJ-Hallen is a gigantic fleamarket in Amsterdam Noord where bargain hunters and shopping lovers unite. A quick (free!) ferry ride from Amsterdam Central Station takes you to NDSMwharf, a former industrial area that is now covered in colourful street art, and home to a.o. artist studio’s and restaurants. Once every 3 to 4 weeks, between 500 and 750 stalls are setup in the midst of it all and filled with second-hand clothes, shoes, antiquities, jewellery, books, toys, lamps, instruments, and even furniture. It’s an absolute treasure trove of bargains and special finds! For a fun and budget-friendly adventure IJ-Hallen is a must-visit!
The Uitmarkt is a vibrant three-day celebration of the Netherlands’ cultural scene! It is the largest annual festival in the country, officially launching the new cultural season by showcasing the very best in music, art, theatre, dance, opera, literature and cabaret performances. Some 2,000 performers take to almost 30 Amsterdam venues, entertaining 500,000 visitors throughout the weekend. What’s more, it’s all free! Because of the 40th anniversary the Uitmarkt the festival will take place at a new location in the city. concerts and performances are held outdoors and indoors at numerous venues and museums around the Oosterdok.
Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 8pm in July and August. In Dutch terms, that makes for about 20 days of pure dancing, eating and anything else in between. Wind down on a hot summers day with theatre, music, film, literature, sport and everything on offer at this very buzzing multicultural and family-oriented festival. The admission is E 2.50.
Travel around the globe without leaving the city and enjoy 10 days with the best films from Asia, Africa and Latin America. World Cinema Amsterdam, the city’s summery film festival by excellence, celebrates its 8th edition from August 17-26 at Rialto and De Balie. This year’s focus is on African cinema. Not to be missed! A festival is not complete without good food and exciting parties and this one offers both! Dance until the wee hours at Rialto Film Theatre on Saturday August 19 and 26! Hope to see you soon!
NEVERITAWEG 15 +31 (0)229-581598 IJ-HALLEN.NL AUG. 12-13 AND SEPT. 16-17
MUSEUMPLEIN UITMARKT.NL +31 (0)20 626 26 56 25 TILL 27 AUGUST
NELSON MANDELA PARC TILL 6 AUGUST
DIFFERENT LOCATIONS +31 (0)20 662 34 88 ‘Kwakoe’ is a weekend WORLDCINEMAAMSTERDAM.NL event that takes place every 17 TILL 27 AUGUST
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MUSIC & CONCERTS
ENCORE & VOYAGE MELKWEG LIJNBAANSGRACHT 234A +31 (0)20 5318181 MELKWEG.NL EVERY SATURDAY
Hiphop- and r&b club night. Be prepared to get crazy every Saturday, the best tracks, good vibes, best djs, original entertainment and performances‚ verything is possible at ENCORE. Are you into old school tracks, or rather a early adopter who likes new tunes? At Encore you can expect the whole spectrum of hiphop- and r&b with all its subgenres. Cool beats, classic hits and new tracks! On top of that, ENCORE has a different theme every week. Previous themes include Sweet like Chocolate, All gold everything and Jungle Fever. During ENCORE, you can go on a musical journey with VOYAGE which is held simultaneously in the Oude Zaal. 40 - CINQ
GRACHTENFESTIVAL DIVERSE LOCATIES GRACHTENFESTIVAL.NL 11 TILL 20 AUGUST
The Grachtenfestival is the stage for young musicians from all over the world. During this largest classical music festival in the Netherlands they engage young and old to unique concerts. Ten days dazzling classic throughout Amsterdam. With more than 250 concerts on 90 venues, the Grachtenfestival offers a programme for every taste and preference. A large part of the concerts will be held outdoors, but don’t be surprised to discover a concert programmed in a metro tunnel or under a bridge. And for the renowned ‚ÄòHome, Garden and Rooftop Terrace Concerts’ we scout for fabulous drawing rooms in private mansions at the Amsterdam Canals.
NDSM-WERF, NDSM-PLEIN 15, 1033 WB AMSTERDAM SATURDAY, 09 SEPTEMBER Eclectic summer festival Besides the main DJs you’ll also find sideshows and performance artists allowing you to take time out from the dancing and check out the bizarreness. Local fashion is also celebrated at the event, as each year a select few fashion labels show off their latest productions on the catwalk. The music at Valtifest is as eclectic as the dress code and anything goes on the day. Don’t be shy, let your imagination run riot and get into the Valtifest spirit! Check www.valtifest.nl more information.
MASTER PIANIST BORIS BILTBURG CONCERTGEBOUW CONCERTGEBOUWPLEIN 10, CONCERTGEBOUW.NL 27 AUGUST
Master pianist Boris Giltburg, artist in residence at Residentie Orkest The Hague Born in Moscow in 1984, Boris Giltburg received piano lessons from his mother from the age of five. In 2013, he won the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Competition, after which his already flourishing international career was raised to an even higher level. Giltburg: “It is a true luxury to be an artist in residence with a company such as Residentie Orkest The Hague and to have the opportunity to play a variety of concerts and repertoires. It allows me to truly bond with the audience and the musicians.”
JOHN LEGEND DE PASSAGE 100 ZIGGODOME.NL 0900-2353663 22 SEPTEMBER
Singer-songwiter John Legend returns to Europe in September and October with the ‘Darkness And Light’ Tour - his biggest tour so far. On September 22 the American R&B and soul singer will take the stage at the Ziggo Dome Legend, the multi-platinum selling artist who received an Oscar, Golden Globe ánd ten Grammies, will give no less than 20 concerts. His ‘Darkness And Light’ tour starts on September 8 in Glasgow, Scotland and ends on October 14 in Lisbon, Portugal.
SYMPHONICA IN ROSSO PRINSENGRACHT - SIMPLY RED CONCERT DE PASSAGE 100 ZIGGODOME.NL 0900-2353663 25, 26 AND 28 OCTOBER 2017
On 25, 26 and 28 October 2017 the British band Simply red together with Guido’s Orchestra will colour the Ziggo Dome Red with Symphonica in Rosso. Simply Red had their breakthrough in 1985 with ‘Money’s Too Tight to Mention’ from the soulful debut album ‘Picture Book’. The following albums were also influenced by funk, reggae, jazz and dance, without losing their distinctive typical sound. “You can close your eyes and listen to any random record of us and immediately know whose it is”, says singer Mick Hucknall. “That’s an aspect of our career that I’m very proud of.”
PRINSENGRACHT 315-311 AMSTERDAM SATURDAY, 19 AUGUST 2017 A traditional open air classical music concert held every year on Prinsengracht canal, on a temporary built stage directly on the canal’s water. Spectators traditionally arrive on their boats with wine and snacks. Unique atmosphere, especially after the fall of the darkness.
CONCERTGEBOUW CONCERTGEBOUWPLEIN 10 0900 671 83 45 1 JULY TILL 31 AUGUST Robeco SummerNights presents two months of wonderful concerts, from classical to jazz and from cabaret to film scores. Enjoy world-famous orchestras, soloists and conductors, such as the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Julia Fischer and Herbert Blomstedt. Or lie down, relax and listen to Jeroen van Veen and Sandra van Veen playing Einaudi and Pärt. Singer Trijntje Oosterhuis celebrates the works of Stevie Wonder.
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THE GREATEST SWAN LAKE IN THE WORLD WITH MORE SWANS THAN YOU CAN COUNT! Unique collaboration of the Shanghai Ballet and England’s top choreographer Derek Deane The Greatest Swan Lake In The World will spread its wings at the Royal Theatre Carré in Amsterdam this summer. Stardust Theatre, producer of this sensational ballet spectacular and world renowned choreographer Derek Deane are proud to present the ultimate version of Tsjaikovski’s masterpiece. With three times the normal amount of swans on stage, this production is a vision to behold. The 48 ballerinas make the moving love story of Swan Lake come to life with their grace and elegance. “I was asked by Stardust to create a large theatre version of Tsjaikovski’s Swan Lake so I needed to translate the
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production to work on a grand scale, this demanded a lot of ingenuity regarding the choreography but the result is truly magnificent! The production is even more moving and more poetic then I ever thought was possible. It’s like looking at giant paintings by Degas that magically came to life!”, says Derek Deane who spent weeks in Shanghai working with more than 100 cast members to bring his vision to life. With 18 performances at The Netherland’s most important theatre venue, Royal Theatre Carré, and an international tour afterwards, The Greatest Swan Lake In the World is truly one of the cultural highlights of 2017.
Experience the magic of the world’s most beloved ballet yourself from the 22 of August until the 10th of September at the Royal Theatre Carré in Amsterdam. You can book tickets by calling 0900 – 25 25 255(0.45 p.m.) or by visiting www.stardusttheatre.com/tickets
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Amsterdam has so much to offer. There are the canals, full of character in every kind of weather. You can take a canal cruise boat Anne Frankand view the seventeenth century houses from the water, or just take a walk. Then there are the museums. Amsterdam is the place to be for Rembrandts, Van Goghs and modern art.
COBRA Museum EYE. Photo (c) Rene den Engelsman
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Portugese Synagoge. Photo: Marijke Volkers
Het Scheepvaartmuseum â€“ The National Maritime Museum
ALLARD PIERSON Archaeological Museum of the University of Amsterdam Oude Turfmarkt 127, Phone: (020) 5252556, www.allardpiersonmuseum.nl (open: Tue.-Fri. 10.00 to 17.00 Sat., Sun. 13.00-17.00) The collection of the Allard Pierson Museum (named after the first professor Classical Archaeology at the University of Amsterdam) consists of artefacts, antiques, books, from all over the world, the Mediterranean area, Egypt, Iran, The New World, etcetera. AMSTERDAM MUSEUM The Story of Amsterdam, your entry to the city Kalverstraat 92, Phone: (020) 5231822, www.ahm.nl (open: Mon.-Fri. 10.00-17.00/ Sat., Sun. 11.00-17.00) The Amsterdam. Long ago, a small settlement on the river Amstel. Later the centre of 17th-century world trade. Today, a colourful international city, with its special appearance and independently minded inhabitants. Paintings, exhibits, photos, film and interactive presentations show how the city has flourished, as well as the poverty, disease and war that Amsterdam has faced over the years. Situated in the inner-city building complex that once housed the civic orphanage, the museum tells the compelling story of the growth and heyday of this unique city. ANNE FRANK HOUSE Prinsengracht 267, Phone: (020) 5567100, www.annefrank.org (open: 15 Sep. – 14 Mar. Mon.-Sun. 9.0019.00, Sat. till 21.00; 15 Mar.-14 Sep. Sun.-Fri 9.00 – 21.00, Sat. till 22.00; Jul. and Aug. 9.00-22.00) At the Anne Frank House you can visit the hiding place where Anne Frank wrote her diary during World War Two. Quotations from the diary, historical documents, photographs, film images and original objects that belonged to those in hiding and the helpers illustrate the events that took place at this location. Anne’s original diary and other notebooks are on display in the museum. In addition to the historic rooms, where the history of Anne Frank is central, there are other exhibitions in the museum. To avoid crowds we advice you to visit the museum in the evening and/or buying tickets online. ARCAM Centre for Architecture Prins Hendrikkade 600, phone (020) 6204878, www.arcam.nl Amsterdam Centre for Architecture Informes on architecture and urban design in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and stimulates the discussion on topical subjects.
AMSTERDAM TULIP MUSEUM Prinsengracht 116, Phone: (020) 421 00 95, www.amsterdamtulipmuseum.com Conveniently located in the heart of historic Amsterdam, near many fine shops, galleries and cafes, the museum features exhibits and films devoted to the tulip, the unofficial national flower of the Netherlands.
DIAMOND MUSEUM AMSTERDAM Paulus Potterstraat 8, phone: (020) 30 55 300, www.diamantmuseumamsterdam.nl (open: daily 9.00-17.00) The Diamond Museum Amsterdam gives you an ideal introduction into the world of diamonds by means of photographs, film, diamonds (real and almost real), history and jewellery.
ARTI ET AMICITIAE Rokin 112, Phone: (020) 624 51 34, www.arti.nl Arti et Amicitiae is an art-society, founded in 1839. The society of visual artists and art-loving members is a place where artists and those who are interested can meet each other in an outstanding building on the Rokin, in the centre of Amsterdam. The building contains a private 19th century society, with the interior designed by architect Berlage. The building also houses monumental exhibition rooms.
DUTCH RESISTANCE MUSEUM Plantage Kerklaan 61, phone: (020) 6202535, www.verzetsmuseum.org (open: Tue.-Fri. 10.00-17.00. Sat.-Mon. 12.00-17.00) The permanent exhibition: It is the museum’s task to stimulate the visitor’s curiosity to learn about the most momentous period in the Dutch twentieth century history. The form and content of the permanent exhibition is now geared to include visitors who might not have much prior knowledge of the subject (but who are used to collecting information quickly from IT skills). The permanent exhibition takes visitors back to the thirties and forties by using street scenes and house interiors.
MUSEUM OF BAGS AND PURSES Herengracht 573, phone: (020) 5246452, www.tassenmuseum.nl (open: daily 10am-5pm) The Museum of Bags and Purses displays the history of the bag in western culture from the late Middle Ages up to the present. It is the only bag museum in the world that offers such an extensive and specialized collection. The collection consists of more than 3500 objects, bags and accessories, and highlights the wide-ranging forms and materials used in bag design. BIJBELS MUSEUM / BIBLICAL MUSEUM Where Bible, art and culture meet in a monument full of history Herengracht 366-368, phone: (020) 6242436, www.bijbelsmuseum.nl (open: Mon.-Sat. 10.00-17.00, Sun. 11.0017.00) Make a fascinating journey through the world of one of the oldest and most read books in two historical buildings on the Herengracht canal in Amsterdam. The museum itself centers around high-quality models of historical and religious scenes. Visitors can explore biblical history and geography through a variety of artifacts, images, and installations. COBRAMUSEUM Sandbergplein 1, Amstelveen, phone: (020) 5475050, www.cobra-museum.nl (open: Tue.-Sun. 11.00-17.00) Presentations of art from the CoBrA movement, varying in composition or theme, are permanently held in the Museum. Not only works from the Museum’s collection, but also works from the other important museums and private collections are shown on a regular bases.
EYE FILM INSTITUTE NEDERLAND IJpromenade 1, phone: (020) 5891400, www.eyefilm.nl As a national centre for cinematography Eye Film Institute aims to promote a lively Dutch film culture, by the collection, restoration and screening of film treasures. For the play list please see website. FOAM MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY Keizersgracht 609, phone: (020) 5516500, www.foam.org (open: Sun.-Wed. 10am-5pm; Thu.-Fri. 10am-9pm) Foam is a museum for photography that collaborates with other organisations and corporations. It gives photographers, image editors, designers and others in the profession a place to meet and find inspiration. VAN GOGH MUSEUM Paulus Potterstraat 7, phone: (020) 5705200, www.vangoghmuseum.nl (open: daily 10.00 – 17.00 and open until 22.00 every Fri. evening; special program those evenings) The collection section is organized into three parts, featuring the work of Vincent van Gogh, the work of other (contemporary) artists and the history of the museum collection. Just like in the museum, Van Gogh’s work is organized chronologically into five periods, each representing a different phase of his life and work: The Netherlands, Antwerp, Paris, Arles, Saint-Rémy and Auvers-sur-Oise. Permanent Works by Van Gogh and other 19th-century artists
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(Cézanne, Gauguin, Manet, Monet, Redon, Vuillard, Alma-Tadema, Puvis de Chavannes, Rodin, Picasso, de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pissarro and others). HERMITAGE AMSTERDAM Amstel 51, phone: (020)5308751, www.hermitage.nl (open: daily 10.00-17.00 and wednesday from 10.00-20.00) A new museum in Amsterdam based on the St. Petersburg collections opened its doors in 2004. Many highly successful exhibitions have been organized already. Extended to 15 June.: Rubens, Van Dijck & Jordaens; Flemish Painters from the Hermitage JOODS HISTORISCH MUSEUM Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, phone: (020) 5310310, www.jhm.nl (open: daily 11.00-17.00) Religion, culture and history of the Jews in the Netherlands dominate the museum’s permanent collection. A museum route is indicated along this display. The route starts in the New Synagogue. Here they address the five elements that figure in contemporary Jewish identity: religion, ties with the state of Israel, the experiences of World War II, personal life histories and the impact of Dutch society on Jewish culture.
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SENSATIONAL SCIENCE IN SCIENCE CENTER NEMO Oosterdok 2, phone (020) 5313233, www.e-nemo.nl Science Center NEMO, the largest science center in the Netherlands, is for the naturally inquisitive. In interactive exhibitions, everyone – young or old – can experience the fascinating world of science and technology for themselves. Candy store for curious people Science Center NEMO recently opened Phenomena, its newly fitted-out first floor. This floor shows how science works and is a proverbial candy store for curious people. The Sensational Science exhibition takes centre stage. There are audience favourites like Nikola Tesla’s Lightning Globe, the Chain Reaction demonstration and the Giant Soap Bubbles, plus a range of new exhibits. Make your own whirlpool with the Water Vortex, predict the movement of the Chaotic Pendulum, or make a ring jump. Science Throughout the Ages The Science Throughout the Ages exhibition reveals the history of science and research methodology. For centuries a pastime of the ruling classes, today science belongs to us all. Learn about the scientific method and experiment with rolling or falling objects. Or become a test subject in an ongoing scientific study. View of Amsterdam Unwind at NEMO’s top-floor restaurant and enjoy the magnificent view of Amsterdam. You don’t need a NEMO ticket to use the restaurant. DE NIEUWE KERK Dam Square, phone (020) 6386909, www.nieuwekerk.nl (open: daily 10.00-17.00 and thursday till 22.00) The major exhibitions held in De Nieuwe Kerk are devoted to treasures from other countries and cultures. In the last few years, the exhibition policy has been expanded to include a “world religion” theme. Striking exhibitions like Islam, The Black Pharaohs, The Way to Heaven, and Mexico - journey to the land of the gods, were for many a first exciting glimpse into these religions and cultures. REMBRANDTHUIS MUSEUM Jodenbreestraat 4, phone (020) 5200400, www.rembrandthuis.nl (open: daily 10.00-17.00) Permanent Rembrandt House Restoration. Museum Het Rembrandthuis consists of two parts: 1. The recently refurbished house of the world famous painter Rembrandt van Rijn, who lived and worked here from 1639 until 1658. 2. The new museum wing, in which you will find the exhibition rooms for the permanent collection of almost all of Rembrandt’s etchings and for temporary exhibitions.
RIJKSMUSEUM Stadhouderskade 42, phone (020) 6747000, www.rijksmuseum.nl (open: daily 9.00-18.00) Moreover, the Rijksmuseum’s aim is to continue to show the permanent collection to as wide an audience as possible at home and abroad. A major presentation of 17th-century masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum’s collection (including Rembrandt’s Night watch and others) is given in the Philips Wing. RIJKSMUSEUM SCHIPHOL Holland Boulevard at Schiphol Airport (past passport control between), phone (020) 6747000, www.rijksmuseum.nl (open: daily 6.00-20.00, admission free) The Rijksmuseum is the first museum in the world to have an annexe at an airport. His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange opened it in 2002. The little Rijksmuseum Schiphol has a permanent display of 10 works by Dutch masters of the seventeenth century. The temporary exhibitions change several times a year. NEDERLANDSE SCHEEPVAARTMUSEUM Kattenburgerplein 1, phone (020) 5232222, www.scheepvaartmuseum.nl (open: daily from 9.00-17.00) The Netherlands Maritime Museum is housed in the National Naval Depot, a former 300-year old arsenal of the Dutch Navy. The unique and superb collection tells the story of the maritime past of the Netherlands. The jetty outside the Museum provides a permanent berth for a replica of the Dutch East Indiaman Amsterdam. Actors playing the sailors provide a ‘life-like’ impression of life on board the Amsterdam. STEDELIJK MUSEUM Paulus Potterstraat 13, phone (020) 5732811, www.stedelijk.nl (open: Daily 11.00-18.00) The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is an international museum dedicated to modern and contemporary art and design. Its al dynamic museum the closely follows developments in art, particularly those of second half of the 20th century. The collection of paintings and sculptures, drawings, prints, photography, graphic designs is world renowned. THEATERMUSEUM Sarphatistraat 53, phone (020) 5513300, www.tin.nl (open: Tue.-Sat. 11.00-17.00/ Sun. closed) The Theatre Museum also organizes guided tours, readings and activities for children. Permanent, costumes change Theatre-costume Exhibition.
Blue Boat Dinner Cruise Duration 2.5 uur
Hard Rock Burger Cruise Duration 90 Min
A dinner on the canals of Amsterdam -a unique experience-
Come and rock the boat with us on the first and only Hard Rock Canal Cruise!
When you arrive , you are welcomed on board with a drink and an amuse bouche. Your order is taken for the main course and the boat will set sail for a two and a half hour cruise through the world-renowned canals of Amsterdam. Glide by the beautifully lit buildings, quaint little canals, houseboats and bridges while you enjoy dinner. After a cup of coffee (or tea) with a selection of Dutch sweets, we'll bring you back to our docks. Finish your evening in style at the Holland Casino - it is located directly across the water from our docks and free entrance is included in your Dinner Cruise ticket.
We take you on a 90 minute cruise through the famous canals of Amsterdam in true Hard Rock style. Enjoy our famous Hard Rock cheese burger while enjoying all the beautiful sights of the city!
Contact us Stadhouderskade 30,1071 ZD Amsterdam +31 (0)20 679 1370 www.blueboat.nl
CHEESE & MORE BY HENRI WILLIG Cheese & More by Henri Willig is a modern luxury gift shop where the real cheese lover finds top quality, traditionally prepared cheese from our own dairy. It may be difficult to choose from the large selection of cow, goat and sheep cheeses with several different flavors. Luckily you can taste them all in the shop before making your choice. In addition to this we also sell other delicacies such as traditional Dutch syrup waffles, chocolate and gingerbread. And also cheese dips and mustard. Our products are carefully selected and are produced with the same passion and quality standards as we produce our cheeses. You will find us here: • Cheese & More Centraal Station Stationsplein 39M
• 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.
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Genever – Holland’s rediscovered cocktail spirit, which dates back to 1820.
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Kröller-Müller Museum Kröller-Müller Museum Houtkampweg 6 Houtkampweg 6 6731 AW 6731Otterlo AW Otterlo The Netherlands The Netherlands www.krollermuller.nl CINQ - 49 www.krollermuller.nl
Sight seeing OUTSIDE AMSTERDAM
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.
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. ■
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Restaurant Blauw serves traditional Indonesian cuisine in a modern entourage.
‘The moment you walk out of here, you could only wish for a hammock to chill out!’ ‘SpottedbyLocals.com’
Here you can enjoy the Indonesian delicacies with a touch. We serve complete ‘rijsttafels’ (a wide range of dishes) as well as a variety of Indonesian dishes and culinary
will be pleased to help you choose. At Restaurant Blauw the ambiance you dine in is very special: comfortable, attractive and modern with a glimpse into the past. In the two-storeyed restaurant the team creates dishes that are based on the traditional recipes; however, they will add their own touch, with ingredients and methods of preparation available.
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your taste is... FOOD, DRINKS & NIGHTLIFE
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 window-shopping 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.
JORDAAN The most easy-going area of the city hosts a great number of outstanding restaurants and bars, from classical French cuisine, Thai food to Tapas bars. Something can be found to everyone’s taste. REMBRANDTPLEIN Observed by the cast-iron statue of Amsterdam’s most famous painter lies Rembrandtplein. This place is bustling with places to eat and drink. Some of the most beautiful grand cafés are located here, like Schiller withits marvellous art deco interior. UTRECHTSESTRAAT AREA This narrow street has a special atmosphere and is known for its gift shops and international restaurants. Before dining, you can unwind with a drink on a terrace on Rembrandtplein. REGULIERSDWARSSTRAAT As far as gay nightlife is concerned, without a doubt, the Reguliersdwarsstraat is the hippest street in town. However, some of the best restaurants are located here. LEIDSEPLEIN Leidseplein is Amsterdam’s centre of entertainment, with its many bars, nightclubs, theatres, music halls and hotels. Of course there are many different types of restaurants here.
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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Selamat Datang! Restaurant Long Pura “Eternal Temple” is located in a typical Selamat Datang! monumental building in the centre of Amsterdam, near the Western Church the“Eternal cosy Jordaan area. hides Restaurant Long in Pura Temple” is Here located in aatypical beautiful andbuilding colourfulinIndonesian Upon entering monumental the centre temple. of Amsterdam, near theyou will be pleasantly surprised by the contemporary and Western Church in the cosy Jordaan area. Here hides astylish interior with Balinese andtemple. a warm candlelight Restaurant Long Pura elements “Eternal Temple” is located in a typical beautiful and colourful Indonesian Upon entering you team prepare tastes and ambiance. Our Balinese Chef and his monumental building in theby centre of Amsterdam,and near the will be pleasantly surprised the contemporary stylish fragrances to Balinese delight all yourJordaan senses. Western Church in the cosy Here hides a interior with elements and aarea. warm candlelight
beautiful temple. Upon entering you ambiance.and Ourcolourful BalineseIndonesian Chef and his team prepare tastes and You will be greeted with the “Selemat Datang” welcome will be pleasantly surprised by the contemporary and stylish fragrances to delight all your senses. and receive from our traditional Indonesian dressed interior withflowers Balinese elements and a warm candlelight staff.will Seven days a week we youteam to experience this and prepare tastes ambiance. Balinese and his beOur greeted with Chef theinvite “Selemat Datang” welcome You contemporary and Balinese atmosphere. fragrances delightfrom all your senses. and receivetoflowers our traditional Indonesian dressed staff. Seven days a week we invite you to experience this You will be withisthe “Selemat Datang” welcome contemporary andPura Balinese atmosphere. “Dining at greeted Long a real experience. and receive flowers from our traditional Indonesian dressed Eating here is guaranteed to give you a high level of staff. Seven days a week we invite you to experience this service and quality of isfood at a pleasant price.” “Dining at Long Pura a real experience. contemporary and Balinese atmosphere.
PRIVATE ROOMS FOR GROUPS! PRIVATE ROOMS From 15-100 guests FOR GROUPS!
Eating here is guaranteed to give you a high level of service and quality of food at a pleasant price.” From 15-100 guests “Dining at Long Pura a real PRIVATE ROOMS LONG PURA | Rozengracht 46-48,is1016 NDexperience. Amsterdam | Tel +31(0)20-6238950 | www.restaurant-longpura.com FOR GROUPS! Eating here is guaranteed to give you a high level of service and quality of food pleasant price.” From 15-100 guests LONG PURA | Rozengracht 46-48, 1016 at NDaAmsterdam | Tel +31(0)20-6238950 | www.restaurant-longpura.com 54 - CINQ LONG PURA | Rozengracht 46-48, 1016 ND Amsterdam | Tel +31(0)20-6238950 | www.restaurant-longpura.com
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Located in four 17th century buildings within the historic NH Barbizon Palace, Restaurant Vermeer is bursting with history and character.
The two Michelin star restaurant is seated on the first floor. Moshik translates his emotions and inspiration, gained at his journeys around the world, into culinary creations. Spectacular in the design is the use of glass: guests have a view over the oldest part of Amsterdam and they can look straight into the kitchen to fully experience Moshik his world.
Located in a 75-year-old greenhouse that once The unique setting and sleek interior design give the restaurant a wonderfully natural ambiance, enhanced by the light that pours through the glass ceiling. Fresh greens and herbs are grown in the restaurant’s own surrounding farm, and the ever-changing Mediterranean menu consists of a starter selection, main course and dessert. One of the places to see and be seen in Amsterdam, De Kas is located next to the beautiful Park Frankendael, a former 17th century country estate.
Restaurant Vermeer offers a superb dining experience that has ensured the elite of the Dutch capital return again and again. Head Chef Christopher Naylor has created a menu that has delighted critics and led to the restaurant being awarded a Michelin star. Stylish and graceful, the restaurant would have appealed to its namesake, Johannes Vermeer, who, much like the restaurant, was well known for his skill and precision in his craft.
At &samhoud places you’ll have a special companion: children in SOS Children’s Villages eat along with the restaurant guests. With our donation approximately 100,000 meals can be handed out to children in SOS Children’s Villages. We call this initiative ‘eat and share’.
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The only two-starred Michelin restaurant in Amsterdam, Ciel Bleu mixes stunning views with delicious dishes to create one of Amsterdam’s finest eateries.
Housed within one of the city’s swankiest hotels, La Rive’s clientele is similar to that of InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam: rock stars, royalty and dignitaries. Getting a table at the Michelin-starred restaurant may not be the easiest task in the world but your patience will be rewarded. Chef De Cuisine Rogér Rassin, Maitre d’ Ronald Opten and Sommelier Ted Bunnik work together to create a perfect dining experience for elite travelers; expect a delectable menu of Mediterranean and French cuisine, a wine list that includes generous vintages to complement any dish, and impeccable service from staff.
A restaurant named in honor of a Dutch painter, the Michelin-starred Vinkeles is located in The Dylan hotel that was once a Catholic bakery.
Located on the 23rd floor of the delightful Hotel Okura, the restaurant offers sumptuous fare among elegant surroundings. Chefs Onno Kokmeijer and Arjan Speelman use fresh, locally produced ingredients to create gastronomic masterpieces. Combined with impeccable service, the food on offer is likely to be one of the highlights of your holiday, but remember to book ahead; the restaurant’s popularity means that reservations need to be made well in advance
Indeed, the interior design still has touches of the restaurant’s former life, including the original ovens. Head Chef Dennis Kuipers has created a delightful menu of delicate French cuisine that flirts between classic and contemporary. Many of the city’s elite head to Vinkeles to enjoy the fabulous views over the Keizersgracht, while sampling the fine food on offer.
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Excl usive RESTAURANTS IN AMSTERDAM
The best gourmet, finedining and Michelinstarred restaurants in Amsterdam. Amsterdam restaurants tend to be less formal and fussy than in other European capitals, but quality dining options abound regardless. While some of the restaurants below may be casual in style, they all serve exceptional cuisine and, for memorable meals, are among the most reliable addresses in the city.
DISCOVER AMSTERDAM’S MICHELIN STAR RESTAURANTS!
Ciel Bleu FRENCH
Posthoorn (Monnickendam) FRENCH www.posthoorn.eu
&Samhoud Places FRENCH
Bridges Inspired by Ron Blaauw FRENCH www.bridgesrestaurant.nl Lastage REGIONAL www.restaurantlastage.nl
Ron Gastrobar FRENCH
www.vinkeles.nl Yamazato JAPANESE www.yamazato.nl
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BBQ & GRILL Barraca Radizio Grill & Bar www.barraca.nl Pluimage www.pluimage-haarlem.nl Roast Chicken Bar www.roastchickenbar.com BIOLOGICAL Beulings French www.beulings.nl Bolenius Dutch www.bolenius-restaurant.nl De Kas International www.restaurantdekas.nl Pianeta Terra Italian www.pianetaterra.nl CHINESE
De Belhamel www.belhamel.nl
Bistrot Neuf www.bistrotneuf.nl
Van Vlaanderen www.restaurant-vanvlaanderen.nl
Blauw aan de Wal www.blauwaandewal.com Bluespoon www.hyatt.com Bordewijk www.bordewijk.nl Brasserie Occo www.dylanamsterdam.com Brasserie Paardenburg Ouderkerk aan de Amstel www.brasseriepaardenburg.nl Brasserie SenT www.brasseriesent.nl Breitner ww.restaurant-breitner.nl
De Vijfde Smaak Koog aan de Zaan www.devijfdesmaak.nl Volt www.restaurantvolt.nl INDIAN Mayur www.mayur.nl INDONESIAN
ITALIAN A Tavola www.atavolarestaurant.nl Campo de Fiori www.campodefiori.nl Incanto www.restaurant-incanto.nl Segugio www.segugio.nl Toscanini www.restauranttoscanini.nl Veri Sapori www.verisapori.nl JAPANESE
Kantjil & De Tijger www.kantjil.nl
Long Pura www.restaurant-longpura.com
Izakaya Tanuki www.restaurant-tanuki.nl
Chang i www.chang-i.nl
De Compagnon www.decompagnon.nl
FuLu Mandarijn www.mandarijnrokin.nl
Sichuan Food www.sichuanfood.nl
l’Entrecôte et les Dames www.entrecote-et-les-dames.nl
Le Garage www.restaurantlegarage.nl
Brasserie van Baerle www.brasserievanbaerle.nl
Cassablanca Variete www.casablanca-amsterdam. nl/variete
DUTCH Blue boot www.blueboat.nl Haesje Claes www.haesjeclaes.nl
Le Hollandais www.lehollandais.nl
Hemelse Modder www.hemelsemodder.nl
Hoofdstad Brasserie www.leurope.nl
De Jonge Dikkert www.jongedikkert.nl
Hotel de goudfazant www.hoteldegoudfazant.nl
De Kraai www.dekraai.nl
Noordwest eetcafe www.noord-west.nl
The Pancake Bakery www.pancake.nl
De Kersentuin www.derkersentuin.nl
La Rive www.restaurantlarive.nl De Silveren Spiegel www.desilverenspiegel.com Wilde Zwijnen www.wildezwijnen.com FISH
Klokspijs www.klokspijs.nl Marius www.deworst.nl Merkelbach www.huizefrankendael.nl Oud-Zuid www.restaurantoudzuid.nl
De Oesterbar www.oesterbar.nl
FRENCH Baut www.bautamsterdam.nl
Le Restaurant www.lerestaurant.nl Rijsel www.rijsel.com
INTERNATIONAL Amstel Bar & Brasserie, www.amsterdam. intercontinental.com
Floor 17 www.floor17.nl Foodcourt Market 33 www.market33.nl Gebr. Hartering www.gebrhartering.nl
Izakaya www.izakaya-amsterdam.com Sazanka (Okura) www.sazanka.nl PERUVIAN Casa Peru www.casaperu.nl SUSHI
THAIS Take Thai www.takethai.com VEGETARIAN De Culinaire Werkplaats www.deculinairewerkplaats.nl
The Harbour Club www.theharbourclub.nl Humphrey’s Nieuwezijds Kolk Humphrey’s Spuistraat www.humphreys.nl Jaimie van Heije Ouderkerk a/d Amstel www.jaimievanheije.nl Mashua www.mashua.nl Papa’s Beach House www.papasbeachhouse.nl Players www.playersamsterdam.nl Riva www.caferestaurantriva.nl Serre Restaurant www.okura.nl/nl/culinair/ serre-restaurant CINQ - 57
Bars &live music AMSTERDAM
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.
Club NL Bimhuis
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Photo: Paul vd Linde
BARS | LIVE MUSIC BARS | LIVE MUSIC
SOPRANOS PIANOBAR SOPRANOS PIANOBAR Paardenstraat 11-15, 020 -4288211 Paardenstraat 11-15, 020 -4288211 www.sopranospianobar.nl www.sopranospianobar.nl All Sopranos Events are listed here! No All Sopranos Events are listed here! No matter if you are in Amsterdam, Aruba, matter if you are in Amsterdam, Aruba, Curacao, St Martin or Miami, be sure you Curacao, St Martin or Miami, be sure you don’t miss our events…. Check it out! don’t miss our events…. Check it out! Open: Mon- Thurs: 8pm - 2 am, Open: Mon- Thurs: 8pm - 2 am, Fri-Sat: 5pm -4 am, Sun: 8pm-4 am Fri-Sat: 5pm -4 am, Sun: 8pm-4 am DINNER CRUISE DINNER CRUISE
BOURBON STREET BOURBON STREET Leidsekruisstraat 6-8, Leidsekruisstraat 6-8, 020 - 62 33 440, www.bourbonstreet.nl 020 - 62 33 440, www.bourbonstreet.nl Bourbon Street features live music from Bourbon Street features live music from local talent and international artists every local talent and international artists every night of the week. The shows and jam night of the week. The shows and jam sessions attract a mixed crowd, as well as sessions attract a mixed crowd, as well as musicians playing blues, rock, soul and musicians playing blues, rock, soul and funk. funk. Open: Mon. - Fri. 10pm - 4am, Open: Mon. - Fri. 10pm - 4am, Sat. & Sun. 10pm - 5am Sat. & Sun. 10pm - 5am BIMHUIS BIMHUIS Piet Heinkade 3, Piet Heinkade 3, 020 788 2150, www.bimhuis.nl 020 788 2150, www.bimhuis.nl The Bimhuis provides a perspective on The Bimhuis provides a perspective on Dutch and international music in over 300 Dutch and international music in over 300 concerts annually, in which a variety of concerts annually, in which a variety of jazz and improvised music can be enjoyed. jazz and improvised music can be enjoyed. The focus is on new developments, but the The focus is on new developments, but the Bimhuis also offers aBimhuis significant selection Bimhuis also offers aBimhuis significant selection of more mainstream music. of more mainstream music. open: Mon. - Fri. from 14:00 till 18:00, open: Mon. - Fri. from 14:00 till 18:00, Sat. from 14:30 till 18:00 on concertnights Sat. from 14:30 till 18:00 on concertnights from 18:00 till the end of the concert. from 18:00 till the end of the concert. DOOR 74 DOOR 74 Reguliersdwarsstraat 74I, Reguliersdwarsstraat 74I, 06 34045122, www.door-74.com 06 34045122, www.door-74.com Door 74 hid behind its door over 6 years Door 74 hid behind its door over 6 years ago, being the very first speak-easy style ago, being the very first speak-easy style bar in the Benelux. In its existence it has bar in the Benelux. In its existence it has been the highest national and internatiobeen the highest national and international awarded Dutch bar, ever. The team of nal awarded Dutch bar, ever. The team of Door 74 is the most awarded in the country Door 74 is the most awarded in the country on a personal level, with several world on a personal level, with several world championship winners working behind the championship winners working behind the bar. Door 74 takes reservations only on the bar. Door 74 takes reservations only on the same day via +31634045122, and is open 7 same day via +31634045122, and is open 7 days per week, every week from 8 pm until days per week, every week from 8 pm until 3 am weekdays and 8 pm until 4 am in the 3 am weekdays and 8 pm until 4 am in the weekends. The atmosphere is relaxed and weekends. The atmosphere is relaxed and we do not serve food. Hope to see you at we do not serve food. Hope to see you at Door 74.” Door 74.” PIANOBAR MAXIM PIANOBAR MAXIM Leidsekruisstraat 33 Leidsekruisstraat 33 www.pianobarmaxim.com www.pianobarmaxim.com The Maxim Pianobar has the laid-back vibe The Maxim Pianobar has the laid-back vibe of a piano bar in a place like New Orleans of a piano bar in a place like New Orleans (or at least that’s how we imagine it to feel). (or at least that’s how we imagine it to feel). While it’s true there are smarter venues in While it’s true there are smarter venues in the city, shinier, chicer places, this one has the city, shinier, chicer places, this one has its own low-ley energy, a sense of heart. its own low-ley energy, a sense of heart. Inside it’s a deep red boudoir sort of space, Inside it’s a deep red boudoir sort of space, draped in velvet. There are thick burgundy draped in velvet. There are thick burgundy curtains and lots of dark wooden furniture curtains and lots of dark wooden furniture and – of course – there’s a piano, where and – of course – there’s a piano, where every day of the week, from 9 pm till late, every day of the week, from 9 pm till late, live music is played. live music is played.
AMSTERDAM JEWEL CRUISES AMSTERDAM JEWEL CRUISES Singel 235, 020 - 440 21 385 Singel 235, 020 - 440 21 385 www.amsterdamjewelcruises.nl www.amsterdamjewelcruises.nl Enjoy a 3-course à la carte dinner whilst Enjoy a 3-course à la carte dinner whilst cruising the world famous canals on a cruising the world famous canals on a classic riverboat, built in 1898. Comfortaclassic riverboat, built in 1898. Comfortable and intimate. 20 seats only. ble and intimate. 20 seats only. COCKTAILS | DINNER COCKTAILS | DINNER BLUE AMSTERDAM BLUE AMSTERDAM Shopping center Kalvertoren 3rd floor Shopping center Kalvertoren 3rd floor Singel 457, 020 427 39 01 Singel 457, 020 427 39 01 www.blue-amsterdam.nl www.blue-amsterdam.nl Restaurant Blue is a wonderful ‘secret’ in Restaurant Blue is a wonderful ‘secret’ in the centre of Amsterdam. Situated atop the centre of Amsterdam. Situated atop the Kalvertoren shopping centre, many the Kalvertoren shopping centre, many shoppers below often have no idea of the shoppers below often have no idea of the spectacular views and food that awaits. spectacular views and food that awaits. Housed in a glass building designed by Housed in a glass building designed by Pi de Bruijn, the restaurant is inside a Pi de Bruijn, the restaurant is inside a futuristic glass tower offering stunning futuristic glass tower offering stunning 360-degree views of Amsterdam. Natural360-degree views of Amsterdam. Naturally, the food and drink is of equal imporly, the food and drink is of equal importance, offering tasty dishes made with the tance, offering tasty dishes made with the finest fresh ingredients. finest fresh ingredients. THE HOUSE OF BOLS THE HOUSE OF BOLS Paulus Potterstraat 14 | +31 (0)20 Paulus Potterstraat 14 | +31 (0)20 5708575 5708575 More info: www.houseofbols.com More info: www.houseofbols.com The acclaimed House of Bols creates a The acclaimed House of Bols creates a completely new experience: an homage to completely new experience: an homage to the cocktail. The Art of Flavour: bring flathe cocktail. The Art of Flavour: bring flavour to life. House of Bols takes visitors on vour to life. House of Bols takes visitors on a spectacular journey through the history a spectacular journey through the history of the world’s oldest distilled brand Bols, of the world’s oldest distilled brand Bols, the art of distilling liqueurs and genever. the art of distilling liqueurs and genever. You can also learn how to create delicious You can also learn how to create delicious cocktails yourself. Outstanding is the new cocktails yourself. Outstanding is the new ‘Art of Flavour’ experience. In three rooms ‘Art of Flavour’ experience. In three rooms flavours are visualized in a spectacular flavours are visualized in a spectacular way. Every visitor will go through a unique way. Every visitor will go through a unique flavour experience where you taste, feel, flavour experience where you taste, feel, hear and see it come to life! hear and see it come to life!
MOMO BAR & LOUNGE MOMO BAR & LOUNGE Stadhouderskade 25, 020 671 1222 Stadhouderskade 25, 020 671 1222 Timeless, Cosmopolitan & Sparkling: Timeless, Cosmopolitan & Sparkling: MOMO is a culinary hotspot and popular MOMO is a culinary hotspot and popular meeting place for an (inter) national audimeeting place for an (inter) national audience of visitors to the Fashion & Museum ence of visitors to the Fashion & Museum District, business and metropolitan crowd. District, business and metropolitan crowd. Relax and enjoy spectacular food and Relax and enjoy spectacular food and amazing cocktails in a stylish setting, amazing cocktails in a stylish setting, which is what makes MOMO already which is what makes MOMO already unique for six years. unique for six years. SKYLOUNGE AMSTERDAM SKYLOUNGE AMSTERDAM Oosterdoksstraat 4 (next to central station) Oosterdoksstraat 4 (next to central station) 020 – 530 08 75 020 – 530 08 75 www.skyloungeamsterdam.com www.skyloungeamsterdam.com Each metropolis has a unique spot to disEach metropolis has a unique spot to discover the city from great height. Amstercover the city from great height. Amsterdam has SkyLounge Amsterdam, an award dam has SkyLounge Amsterdam, an award winning roof-top lounge bar overlooking the winning roof-top lounge bar overlooking the capital. This is the place where locals and capital. This is the place where locals and global travellers meet each other. SkyLounge global travellers meet each other. SkyLounge Amsterdam offers you a panoramic view of Amsterdam offers you a panoramic view of Europe’s most energetic city, 365 days a year. Europe’s most energetic city, 365 days a year. Open: Sun. - Thur. 11 am – 01 am Open: Sun. - Thur. 11 am – 01 am Fri. & Sat. 11 am – 03 am Fri. & Sat. 11 am – 03 am SUZY WONG: SUZY WONG: Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 45, Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 45, 020 626 67 69, www.suzy-wong.nl 020 626 67 69, www.suzy-wong.nl Thirsty for some excellent drinks? Hungry for Thirsty for some excellent drinks? Hungry for some tasty bites? This glamorous and sensuosome tasty bites? This glamorous and sensuous cocktail lounge will take your breath away us cocktail lounge will take your breath away in a world of modern American, oriental and in a world of modern American, oriental and classic French elements while enjoying the classic French elements while enjoying the most unique cocktails shaken by her personal most unique cocktails shaken by her personal cocktail shakers. Serving the greatest cockcocktail shakers. Serving the greatest cocktails and Asian/American snacks up until clotails and Asian/American snacks up until closing time, Open Wednesday through Sunday sing time, Open Wednesday through Sunday starting at 18.00 with every day a different DJ starting at 18.00 with every day a different DJ providing a unique experience not to found providing a unique experience not to found elsewhere in Amsterdam. elsewhere in Amsterdam. DINNER | DANCING DINNER | DANCING SUPPERCLUB CRUISE SUPPERCLUB CRUISE Ruyterkade Pier 4, 020 - 62 67 078 Ruyterkade Pier 4, 020 - 62 67 078 www.supperclub.com www.supperclub.com A stylish club experience can now also be A stylish club experience can now also be enjoyed on the water on a fantastic ship calenjoyed on the water on a fantastic ship called Supperclub Cruise. Supperclub Cruise is led Supperclub Cruise. Supperclub Cruise is lounging, clubbing, dining and entertainment. lounging, clubbing, dining and entertainment. CLUBS CLUBS CLUB NL CLUB NL Nieuwezijds voorburgwal 169, Nieuwezijds voorburgwal 169, 020 622 75 10, www.clubnl.nl 020 622 75 10, www.clubnl.nl Club NL is a sexy stylish house club in the Club NL is a sexy stylish house club in the centre of Amsterdam. Focusing on a sophiscentre of Amsterdam. Focusing on a sophisticated and complete nightclub experience. ticated and complete nightclub experience. Great intimate atmosphere, superb national Great intimate atmosphere, superb national and international dj’s and -of course- great and international dj’s and -of course- great quality music. quality music. Open 6 days a week from 23.00 till late. Open 6 days a week from 23.00 till late.
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ESSENTIAL INFORMATION AND USEFUL TIPS Amsterdam has so much to offer. There are the canals, full of character in every kind of weather. You can take a canal cruise boat and view the seventeenth century houses from the water, or just take a walk. Then there are the museums. Amsterdam is the place to be for Rembrandts, Van Goghs and modern art. The theatres present shows mainly in Dutch off course, but opera and ballet are universal languages. The Spiegelkwartier and P.C. Hooftstraat are rich shopping grounds for fashion, jewellery and antiques. When it comes to food and drink, Amsterdam offers the wide range you would expect of a big city: from little fast food stalls to Michelin-star gourmet restaurants and bars and nightclubs in all sorts and sizes. Whatever your liking, Amsterdam is an exciting city for everyone. We give you some handy facts, figures and customs to make you enjoy your stay even more. LANGUAGE Just about everyone speaks English in Amsterdam. Many people speak German and French too but not as well. A common misconception is that Dutch is similar to German. In truth they are not: Dutch people have to learn German at school, and they generally speak better English than German. The German and Dutch languages are similar in the way that French and Italian are. WEATHER Typically, Dutch weather ranges from slight freezing in the dead of winter, usually with little snow, to 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 (which makes for long evenings: since Amsterdam is very far West in its time zone, a midsummer sky can be light as late as 11 o’clock in the evening). Amsterdam is a late city: many shops don’t open until 10am and bars and cafés stay open till 2am and some even longer.
ELECTRICITY The electricity voltage in the Netherlands was 220 volts, and then moved up at a rate of 1 volt per year to the European standard of 230 volts. TELEPHONING When dialling from abroad, prefix any number you find in this site with +31 (for Holland) and the area code (Except the 0). For example, if you find a number (020) 123 45 67, from abroad you dial 0 20 123 45 67. MONEY There are several different outlets where you can change money in Amsterdam. The best rates are usually offered by the Various GWK offices. Changing money at your hotel is normally more expensive. CREDIT CARDS Credit cards are not as widely accepted here as in many other countries yet, but the situation is improving steadily. Always inquire first if you intend to pay by credit card. You can use Cirrus and Maestro cards to withdraw cash from cash dispensers.
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GLOBALBLUE Look for stores displaying Global Blue Tax Free
During the 2000s, the sidewalks in Amsterdam
Shopping signage in the window. When paying for
are being slightly elevated from the streets, me-
your purchases ask the shop staff for a Tax Free
aning that the Amsterdammertjes are nog lon-
Form. Tax Free Forms are available in two versions,
ger needed to separate the sidewalk from the
one blue, and one white. Fill in all the required
street. Yearly, around 2.000 Amsterdammertjes
fields in block letters, using the Latin alphabet. Re-
are sold online by the city government of Am-
member: Incomplete Tax Free Form = No refund
Go to a Refund office displaying the Global Blue
logo. Present your stamped and completed Tax
Shops are open from 9am until 6pm daily, alt-
Free Forms to receive the refund in cash or to cre-
hough many do not open until midday on Sun-
dit card. In a rush? Mail your stamped completed
days and Mondays. Thursday is late shopping
Tax Free Forms to the address of the Processing
night with stores staying open until 9pm. However,
Centre and receive your refund on your credit
many will offer late opening on the run up to Christ-
card. Please observe that at some airports a cash
handling fee per “Form” will be charged should you require an Immediate Refund in cash.
Amsterdam can best be travelled by public trans-
NB: The refund you receive is the VAT minus
port. Parking is not only a problem, but also rather
Global Blue’s service fee. For more details see
expensive. Public transport is well-organised and
globalrefund.com or call phone: (023) 5241909.
you can either take a tram, bus, metro or taxi. The entire city centre has a dense network of trams,
which can get you almost everywhere. Amster-
All prices in the Netherlands by law include tax:
dam also has an underground, but since there
the price you see is the price you pay. However,
are only a few stops in the centre, this is not very
although not obligatory, tipping is a common
practical for visitors. The trams run until just after
practice in Dutch restaurants. A normal tip in
midnight. After that there is an hourly service of
restaurants, and taxis, would be somewhere in
night busses that leave from Central Station. For
the region of 10-15%.
information about travelling in the Netherlands you can call the national public transport infor-
mation service, phone: 0900 9292 (Dutch language,
Schiphol Airport is located about 15 kms from
€ 0,70 per min.). When you phone them, you can
the city centre, and is easily reached by train (20
tell them when and where you want to go to, any-
minutes from Central Station at € 4,00) or taxi
where in the Netherlands, and then they will in-
(± € 42). Several of the major hotels operate a shuttle
form you how to get there. www.http://9292.nl/en .
bus service. For general inquiries you can call Schiphol at 0900-schiphol (0900-72447465) (Dutch
language, € 0,40 per min. 0,045 per conversation).
Trains in the Netherlands are fast, frequently going, comfortable and relatively cheap. Many
COAT OF ARMS
stations have a taxi-sharing scheme called
The official motto for the city is Vlor, Resolution
“Treintaxi’s” which only cost about e 4,20.
and mercy and these are represented by the three
You can check train times online on the National
X’s (St Andrews crosses) which you find almost
Dutch Railways (NS) site: www.ns.nl
everywhere, though the X’s are older than the motto. A popular tradition also links the X’s to the
three threats of the city: water, fire and Pestilence.
In the Netherlands it is not customary to hail a taxi. To take a taxi you go to a taxi rank, of which
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there are many. In your hotel, restaurants, shops,
An Amsterdammertje is the typical red brown
etc. you can ask them to order you a taxi, or you
steel bollard that is used to separate the side-
can call (020) 677 77 77. Taxis are of good quality,
walk from the street in Amsterdam.
but relatively expensive.
THE SCHIPHOL HOTEL SHUTTLE Our comfortable 8-seater vans with friendly dri-
hour canal cruise or harbour cruise, which will give you
vers, free WiFi and reasonable rates provide an ex-
an impression of the seventeenth century canal system
cellent door to door transportation service. Every
and the beautiful merchant houses from the Golden
day, from 6.00 a.m. tot 9.30 p.m. You’ll never have to
Age. You can also order a Water taxi (+31(0)653392510)
wait more than 30 minutes for the next departure.
to get you from A to B in a pleasant way. Since a lot of places of interest in Amsterdam are
How it Works
located on or near a canal, there are a few canal
The Schiphol Hotel Shuttle runs from Schiphol to
cruise companies, we recommend Blue Boat Com-
virtually all hotels in Amsterdam. Book your trip
pany and Jewel Cruises. You can find them at the
with the Schiphol Hotel Shuttle online.
Stadhoudskade and the Singel.
When you arrive at Schiphol, go to platform A7 at
Enjoy a City Canal Cruise with Blue Boat Compa-
Schiphol Plaza; follow the signs to Taxis & Buses
ny; their luxurious boats are ready to guide you
At platform A7, a Schiphol Hotel Shuttle represen-
through Amsterdam’s many canals. Our canals
tative will be on hand to assist you Schiphol Hotel
have been awarded UNESCO’s World Heritage sta-
Shuttle guarantees departures at intervals of maxi-
tus and taking this 75-minute City Canal Cruise
mum 30 minutes, so you’ll never have to wait lon-
will reveal why. Passing all of the city’s highlights,
ger than 30 minutes. The fare includes one piece
this is simply the most relaxing and fun way to
of hold luggage and one piece of hand luggage per
see the city. Their boats also give you an unique
fare-paying passenger.You can book the Shuttle to/
vantage point for taking the best photographs of
from most hotels online at www.schipholtaxi.nl or
the city! For more information or to book Blue Boat
call +31(0)88 339 47 41
Company - +31 (0)20 679 1370
SCHIPHOL BUSINESS TAXI
FUN CANAL BUS
Amsterdam’s historic centre wasn’t built for the
Hop on, hop off all day long with a Day Pass! The
modern means of transportation and as a result it
Canal Bus provides the ideal transport along the
has become quite congested over the years. Due to
canals of Amsterdam. 14 stops are located near the
the municipal policy to ban cars from the city cen-
major museums, attractions and shopping centres.
tre it is difficult nowadays to reach the centre by car
With a Day Pass, which is valid till 12.00 in the after-
and even more difficult to find a parking space. So
noon the next day, you can hop on and off as often
driving in Amsterdam is not recommended.
as you like. On board there is a commentary pro-
viding interesting information about Amsterdam.
call +31(0)88 339 47 66
If you have limited time, the Canal Bus is a perfect
THROUGH THE CANALS
way to see Amsterdam: you can combine a ‘must
DRIVING A CAR IN AMSTERDAM
do’ canal trip with transportation around town.
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. Due to
A new way of discovering Amsterdam! Seven
the municipal policy to ban cars from the city cen-
electrically powered open boats glide through the
tre it is difficult nowadays to reach the centre by car
stunning Amsterdam canals, showing you pla-
and even more difficult to find a parking space. So
ces you have never seen before. These quiet and
driving in Amsterdam is not recommended.
eco-friendly boats offer a wonderful and innovative way to enjoy Amsterdam. During the trip the
THROUGH THE CANALS
skipper will tell you all sorts of fascinating details
Of course the canals are one of the major attracti-
about the city. Carrying no more than 12 passen-
ons of the ‘Venice of the North’. By daytime already
gers, the boats cruise along two different routes on
very charming, by night they become even more
Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
enchanting because many of the canal houses and bridges are beautifully illuminated. You can sam-
YOUR OWN PRIVATE HOPPER
ple the canal views by taking a canal tour with one
Did you know that you can rent your own
of the shipping companies on Damrak or Rokin.
private Hopper? For more information or to book:
You can tour the canals of Amsterdam on a one-
phone +31 (0)20 53 53 303. ■
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1 Take the free ferry behind Central Station to the other side of the IJ and go for a walk along the North Holland Canal. 2 Walk up the roof of the Science Center Nemo and admire the view (follow the rail lines east from Central Station, and cross the footbridge to the big green building that looks like a ship).
3 Go to the Begijnhof (entrance from the Spui) 4 Walk along the Flower Market (on the Singel). 5
Visit the Historical Museum gallery (take the other exit from the Begijnhof and turn left).
7 Visit the Albert Cuyp market (tram 10 to Frederiksplein, or 4, 16, 24, 25 to Albert Cuyp). 8 Go to a free lunch concert in the Concertgebouw (Museumplein). 9 Browse the internet in medieval surroundings at the Waag (Old Centre). 10 Go up the tower to the cafe in the Kalvertoren shopping mall, and admire the view (Kalverstraat near the Munt). 11 The luxury Cheese & More gift shops by Henri Willig have a wide range of fine foods on offer. cheeseandmore.com/en/
Inhabitants Greater Amsterdam 2.332.773 Nationalities 180 Bicycles 881.00 Trees ± 400.000 Flower bulbs in parks and public gardens 600,000 Parks 40 City trams 213 Markets 32 Flower market 1 Shops 7.948 Antique shops 165 Diamond polishing factories 24 Canals 165 Bridges 1.281 Wooden drawbridges 8 Magere Brug (Skinny Bridge) 1 Glass-topped canal boats 110 Pedal boats 120 House boats 2.500 16th, 17th and 18th century buildings 8.863 Gable stones 654 Royal Palace 1 Statues and sculptures 302 Windmills 8 Museums 51 Art galleries 141 Paintings of Rembrandt 22 Nachtwacht (Night watch) 1 Paintings of Van Gogh 206 Schuttersgalerij (Civic Guard Gallery)
6 Browse the Waterlooplein market (at the Waterlooplein).
Facts & Figures
Wax statues at Madame Tussaud’s 140 Animals at the Artis Zoo 6.100 Barrel organs 4 Carillons 9 Historical church organs 42 Concerts and theatrical performances p/d Concerts and theatrical performances p/d Theatres and concert halls
9,000 40 55
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra 1 Muziektheater 1 Cinemas 15 Cafés and bars 1.515 Discotheques 1366 Restaurants 1.150 Hotels 413 Hotel beds 54.857 Camp grounds 5 Bed nights by tourists from abroad *Day visitors per year
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