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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 than 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.
Free Spots: NEMO’s roof is accessible free of charge during opening hours. NEMO’s roof has an outdoor exhibition called Energetica, a large rooftop Restaurant including a terrace with a beautifull view of the IJ.
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 the classical concerts in The Concertgebouw (Robeco Summernights page 42) are universal languages (see pages 36-43).
Open Air Theatre in the Vondelpark till the 9th of September. For the Kids, visit the oldest zoo in Europe, Artis. Science Museum Nemo or the Tropenmuseum for a lot off children activities. Shopping: For Arts and Antiques you go to the Spiegelkwartier (page 26). The P.C. Hooftstraat (Museum Quarter) and The Nine Streets are rich shopping grounds for fashion, Dutch Design and Luxury Shopping pages 10-25), jewellery and antiques, visit for luxury shopping the Museum Quarter, 9 streets, Utrechtsestraat and the Jordaan.
This Season Events: Holland Festival till 30 june on various locations in Amsterdam The Holland Festival, since 1947 the leading international performing arts festival in the Netherlands, offers a mix of performances and concerts from all corners of the world. It features established names as well as new talent, showing innovation in art and exploring new types of venue and forms of theatre. Amsterdam Journal selected some interesting performances of this year’s edition. (pages 34 and 35)
Discover Batavia Stad Fashion Outlet, a unique shopping experience with more than a 100 beautiful stores, relaxed café’s and lovely restaurant. Now use the special Shopping Shuttle from the front of Hotel Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam, across the Central Station. When it comes to food and drinks, Amsterdam offers the wide range you would expect of a big city: from little fast food stalls to Michelin-star gourmet restaurants (pages 54-59) and bars and nightclubs in all sorts and sizes.
Amsterdam Roots Festival on various locations from 1 - 8 July Enjoy your stay in Amsterdam Canal Parade on the 4th of August: With the traditional boat parade this year, Pride Amsterdam will pay particular attention to human rights. Boats of, among others, Amnesty International, Greenpeace and the College of Human Rights were proclaimed this year by the organization as “Pearls of the Parade
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Where to begin?
That’s a good question! Amsterdam has so much to offer that it is impossible to see everything in a week, let alone in a weekend. To make things a little easier for you 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.
By: Dorien ter Veld
CITY OF AMSTERDAM
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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Dennis Diem approaches fashion as an exercise in craftsmanship. So much so, that handcrafted clothes made with traditional methods have become his signature. Indeed, he made a detailed study Marie Antoinette’s original corsets before starting to handcraft his own corsets. Diem’s fascination with corsets arises from the way in which they alter and enhance the female form. “A woman’s posture is transformed as soon as the body is laced”, he says. High-heeled shoes are fundamental to his work for the same reason. “High-heeled shoes have the power to instantly change a woman’s aura”, he adds. 10 - CINQ
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
LADRESS.COM LaDress is a Dutch fashion brand with one thing in mind - helping you discover the perfect dress for every occasion. A dress that can be worn day and night. A dress that creates the ultimate look for just about any occasion: in the office, dancing the night away or when enjoying the weekend. In recent times three new lines were added to the collection: LaDress Couture, LaDress Balance and LaDress Girls. The collection is being sold exclusively via www.ladress.com, the Brand Boutiques and travelling pop up concept LaDress Boutique.After obtaining a law degree she was a corporate executive for several years. Simone spent years looking for that one dress that would fit all her different roles in life. It was this search that in 2006 led her to design her own dream dress: LaDress. Photography: Paul Bellaart - Rozanne Verduin 12 - CINQ
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Pig&Hen 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.
— MARLIES DEKKERS marlies|dekkers store Berenstraat 18 The designs of Marlies Dekkers, a famous Dutch lingerie designer, are seen nationally and internationally as trendsetting, innovative and pioneering. As the pioneer of the trend ‘innerwear becomes outerwear’ she has proven her versatility without a doubt. In the marlies|dekkers store in the 9 streets you will find all our lingerie designs.
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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 P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 92 AGENT PROVOCATEUR P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 98 AMERICAN VINTAGE VAN BAERLESTRAAT 18 AZZURRO P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 122, 127 & 142A BALLY P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 64 BLUE BLOOD P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 142 BRUNELLO CUCINELLI P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 99 BURBERRY P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 48 & 50 BVLGARI P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 73 CALVIN KLEIN P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 105 CANALI P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 60 CARTIER P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 132 - 134 CAROLINE BISS P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 113 CHANEL P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 66 - 68 CHOPARD P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 53 CHRISTIAAN VD KLAAUW REESTRAAT 3 & ROKIN 1-5 CHUCH’S P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 112 CLAUDIA STRATER P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 130 COSMIC COWBOYS P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 47 CORNELIANI P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 70 DIESEL P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 119 DIOR P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 100 DOLCE & GABBANA P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 106 & 124 ESCADA P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 43 EMPORIO ARMANI P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 39 - 41 ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 76 FILIPPA K P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 129, LEIDSESTRAAT 53 & WOLVENSTRAAT 6 FLORIS V BOMMEL STORE SINGEL 439 - 441 FOREVER FLAWLESS P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 116
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NATAN P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 23 NESPRESSO P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 128 NIKKIE BRAND STORE P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 34 & WILLEMSPARKWEG 175 OGER P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 75 - 81 PAUL SMITH P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 136 PHILIPP PLEIN P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 85 PRADA P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 63 PROFUOMO P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 30 RALPH LAUREN P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 89 SALVATORE FERRAGAMO P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 59 SHOEBALOO P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 80 SKINS COSMETICS RUNSTRAAT 11 SKINS COSMETICS VAN BAERLESTRAAT 27 SUPERTRASH P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 31 TASCHEN P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 44 TESLA MOTORS P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 29 THE KOOPLES P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 104 THE SOCIETY SHOP VAN BAERLESTRAAT 20 THE STORIES STORE HEILIGEWEG 26-28 TIFFANY & CO. P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 86 - 88 TOD’S P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 74 TOMMY HILFIGER P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 101 + 103 TONY COHEN’S FLAGSHIP STORE HUIDENSTRAAT 28 TOURBILLON P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 72 TRUSSARDI P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 35 U-BOAT - CITY DIAMONDS KALVERSTRAAT 51 VALENTINO P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 121 VIRTU - SCHAAP & CITROEN P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 51 WOLFORD P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 83 ZADIG & VOLTAIRE P.C. HOOFTSTRAAT 78
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SKINS COSMETICS Runstraat 11 Van Baerlestraat 27 (Conservatorium hotel) +31 20 528 6922 | 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 20 625 6121 | 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 2.42 crt. and 63 brilliant cut diamonds with a total weight of 0.56 crt. of the finest quality. Sales price €5.280,We are looking forward to welcome you. Visiting hours:
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city Diamonds Personal service, high quality products, unbeatable prices and extraordinary skills; at City Diamonds, on the Kalverstraat 51, the lover of diamonds, jewels and high quality watches, will find exactly what their heart desires. Amsterdam has a reputation of being a diamond city for over 400 years already. The Amsterdam-based diamond merchant family devoted itself to cutting and later trading diamonds since the 19th century. Current owner Robert Reuter created a breath-taking jewel in downtown Amsterdam, with his City Diamonds. Whoever is looking for exclusivity, workmanship and quality, has found it right here. Customers from within The Netherlands or from abroad, including celebrities and royalty, find their way to City Diamonds without much effort.
DIAMOND MERCHANT FAMILY
and tasteful, but very much City Diamonds,
abroad. Tourists who purchased something
As the name of the store indicates, diamonds
in that overhead was kept as low as possi-
from City Diamonds, can, if so desired, or-
make up the most important specialist activi-
ble. Besides the family’s personal service,
der a befitting jewel online from their home.
ty of the company. It is in Reuter’s DNA, as he
workmanship comes first, both literally and
Besides that, City Diamonds in many cases
was intrigued by the fascinating, shiny sto-
figuratively. In the middle of the store, on a
will take back jewels, if a customer wants an
nes, sitting on his father’s lap from a young
podium, stands the gold smith’s workbench.
upgrade after a year, for instance.
age. Thanks to his many years of experien-
City Diamonds has beautiful 18 carat gold je-
ce, but also thanks to the good contacts the
wellery, in which the diamonds can be used.
family has maintained over time with sup-
It also often happens, that a customer brings
Apart from diamonds and jewellery with
pliers, City Diamonds has diamonds of extre-
their own design. Many of the jewels origina-
diamonds, City Diamonds offers an exclusi-
mely high quality. “I am still in business with
ting from City Diamonds are one of a kind.
ve range of timepieces. The company is the
great great grandchildren of the business re-
only one in downtown Amsterdam to sell
lations that my ancestors started”, explains
the Dutch brand TW Steel, but also brands
Robert, “there is this age-old trusting bond,
AN IMPRESSIVE RANGE
such as Michael Kors, Armani, Gucci and
that we nurture carefully. Besides that, owing
As one of Amsterdam’s prominent diamond
Seiko, among which the Seiko Astrons. This
to these short purchase chain, we can main-
firms, City Diamonds offers an impressive
model is a favourite among pilots, as these
tain our unbeatable prices.”
range of diamonds to choose from. Besides
watches have GPS Solar and automatically
colourless diamonds you will find black
set themselves to the correct time anywhe-
diamonds as well as diamonds in natural
re in the world. U-Boat by Italo Fontana was
The exclusive store with the very beautiful
colours. Here, raw diamonds are cut to the
added to the collection as of 2005. “We are
and accessible interior, was an informed
desired, sparkling brilliants. There is a wide
the only ones in the Benelux area selling
choice of Reuter’s. Situated in the core of
variety of forms, each with their own cha-
this brand”, Reuter says, not without pride.
downtown Amsterdam, in the most varied
racter. Apart from the round brilliant cut
“It also is a family-owned company, in Italy.
shopping street of Amsterdam, the Kalver-
diamond, you will find beautifully cut sha-
In 2006 a grandson lifted U-Boat to a higher
straat, the Diamonds, jewels and wristwat-
pes, such as princess, heart, pear, oval, eme-
level. It has the family touch, is small in sca-
ches on sale at City Diamonds can be viewed
rald, Asscher and square. Robert Reuter is
le, limited and of high quality: the brand fits
very well in the beautiful displays. Both, on
a member of the Amsterdam Diamond Ex-
with us like a glove.”
the outside and inside, everything was con-
change, the oldest diamond exchange in the
sidered in detail. The stone tables – heated in
world. The company also holds many dia-
Winter – were carved from the same block of
mond certificates. City Diamonds has a web-
granite that was used on the outside façade,
site, where jewels can be ordered, generally
picked personally by the family in Italy. Chic
intended as a service for customers from
KALVERSTRAAT 51 +31 20 625 6121 E: INFO@CITY-DIAMONDS.NL I: CITY-DIAMONDS.NL
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Etruscan terracotta head of young boy Male votive head with fine facial features and a small smile. Almond shaped eyes, flat cheeks and slightly opened lips; his short wavy hair with prominent waves around forehead. Ex priv. coll. K., Germany 1985H. 19,7 cm. 2nd cent. BC
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.
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.
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.
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. ›
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.
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.
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Antiques & Galleries
Mark Raven Store: Leidsestraat 42 Gallery / Store: Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 174 (next to Magna Plaza Shopping Mall) 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 Keren de Vreede Art Gallery Prinsengracht 308a - 1016 HW Amsterdam Office: +31 (0) 207173485 - Mobile: +31 (0) 611119337 firstname.lastname@example.org - www.kerendevreede.com Keren de Vreede Art Gallery brings color and joy to the Jordaan area. With it’s magnificent works of art is definitely worth a visit. Keren de Vreede paints with merely her hands and lives her art. Bright colours, thick paint and bold and daring lines are the characteristics of her paintings.
RAMON BRUIN Ramon Bruin is a Netherlands-based multi talented artist known for his 3d drawings. In 2012 Ramon gained worldwide recognition for his unique 3d drawing style in which the subject appears to leap of the page. Since then his artwork has been shown in over 70 countries. Besides the 3d drawings Ramon has a variety of unique styles in drawing and painting. Most of his artwork containes an optical twist, bold colors or funny characters. His paintings is about fun, memories, life, inpsiration and deception of the eye. Ramon Bruin counts himself very lucky having collectors all over the globe.
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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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Art & Antiques Kunsthandel Inez Stodel Sells rare and wearable antique jewellery Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 65 +31 20 623 2942 inezstodel.com Inez Stodel, renowned for her extraordinary eye and taste, has speci-alized in jewels and small works of art for over 50 years. She has been joined in the business by her daughter, Leonore van der Waals. In their shop on the famed Nieuwe Spiegelstraat, you will find a broad collection of elegant and original jewels ranging in date from antiquity to the 1970s. In the collection you will find signed jewels made by grand houses as Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Marcus & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels, Mauboussin and Boucheron, as well as pieces by famous designers as Carlo Giuli-ano, Alexis Falize, Jean and Georges Fouquet and Seaman Schepps. Besides period jewellery and bijoux de charme you will find objets de vitrine such as boxes, small sculptures, ma?trises, scent bottles, portrait miniatures, costume accessories and micromosaics. Stodel and Van der Waals also build - with great enthusiasm - personal collections upon request. If you are in search of your perfect jewel they will find it for you.
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 Open: Th.-Sa. 11:00-18:00 +31 6 2428 9550 robertschreuder.com
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Frides Laméris ART & ANTIQUES
Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 55 frideslameris.nl | +31 20 626 4066 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.
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restaurant-café in de waag Nieuwmarkt 4 • 1012 CR Amsterdam • +31 (0)20-4227772 www.indewaag.nl • email@example.com Visit the part of Amsterdam that never sleeps. In the middle of the vibrant red light district you will find the Old City gate of Amsterdam in which Restaurant-Café In de Waag is located. Outside you find a lovely sunny terras. Once inside you will feel the warmth of the 300 candles and history of the building. The kitchen offers local specials as the famous Dutch croquettes or it’s renowned eggs benedict for lunch. With dinner Restaurant-Café in de Waag serves a delicious Cote du Boeuf to share. It’s classics like steak tartare, king prawns and Dutch beef will make everybody happy. The staff has selected great wine or beer combinations that compliments the dishes. It’s the ideal place for a lunch, reception or dinner. And with its 3 private rooms, an inspirational location for your meeting or private dinner.
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The Holland Festival, since 1947 the leading international performing arts festival in the Netherlands, offers a mix of performances and concerts from all corners of the world. It features established names as well as new talent, showing innovation in art and exploring new types of venue and forms of theatre. Amsterdam Journal selected some interesting performances of this year’s edition.
METROPOLE ORKEST & SOLOISTS OF THE SYRIAN BIG BAND Kinan Azmeh, Ibrahim Keivo a.o. Special guest: Eric Vloeimans 8 – 9 June, Royal Theatre Theater Carré The Syrian Big Band was the first of its kind in the Arab world and gave big band a voice in Syria. Working with the Dutch Metropole Orkest, soloists of the Syrian Big Band – most of them now live in the West – are playing a festive programme, packed with traditional repertoire and own energetic work. ANNA KARENINA ... Clemens Sienknecht, Barbara Bürk, Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg 8 – 10 June, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam The German Bürk and Sienknecht are famous for
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their clever, comic theatre adaptations of literary classics. Now Leo Tolstoy’s monumental 19th century novel has been recast as a sparkling 1970s and 1980s radio show. Listen to music by Grandmaster Flash, the Eurythmics and the Steve Miller Band, and see how love ruins Anna Karenina. END CREDITS Steve Mcqueen 9 – 29 June, Loods 6 British visual artist Steve McQueen (Oscar winner for 12 Years a Slave) presents the latest version of End Credits. This video installation is about Paul Robeson (1898-1976), a celebrated AfricanAmerican singer and actor who became a great civil rights activist, who was prosecuted by the FBI in the McCarthy era.
STADIUM Mohamed El Khatib 16 – 17 June, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam French playwright and director Mohamed El Khatib found 53 supporters of Racing Club de Lens football club for a theatre performance about their lives. On stage, the group gathers around a chip shop for a series of personal stories and scenes. El Khatib unravels the myths about the alleged differences between football and theatre fans. DER MÜDE TOD Fritz Lang, George Benjamin 16 June, Pathé Tuschinski Fritz Lang’s expressionist and romantic silent film classic, Der müde Tod (1921) is accompanied live by George Benjamin on the piano.
The Pathé Tuschinski cinema, which opened in 1921, is the perfect place to see the creative process of one of the greatest composers of our age in action. OCTAVIA E. BUTLER’S PARABLE OF THE SOWER Toshi Reagon, Bernice Johnson Reagon 20 -21 June, Muziekgebouw Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower is postapocalyptic music theatre that draws on two hundred years of Black music. Based on Octavia Butler’s novel Parable of the Sower, the piece blends elements of science fiction and African American spiritualism, race, gender and the future of humanity.
CROWD Gisèle Vienne 27 – 28 juni, Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam The time and space mix up in Vienne’s choreography, referring to early 90s rave, is playing with strong time distortions and perceptions in various ways. The soundtrack is a collage by Peter Rehberg, covering thirty years of electronic music history. HOLLAND FESTIVAL PROMS 23 June, Het Concertgebouw Five concerts, from classical to pop, in one day at the Concertgebouw, for only € 11 per concert. This year’s edition includes Tribute to Blackstar, an homage to David Bowie last album with singers
Anna Calvi, Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab) and Anja Plaschg (Soap&Skin) and the musical collective stargaze. And in Jalasat Rouhiya, the mystical, spiritual sound of a hadra session (Sufi ritual) is infused with the rousing rhythms of an AraboAndalusian orchestra.
FULL PROGRAMME AND TICKETS: HOLLANDFESTIVAL.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 summer it buzzes with all sorts of outdoors activities and festivals. In autumn or winter, as the leaves are blown from the trees, Amsterdam’s beautiful gables reappear in their full glory from behind the foliage. Springtime is bright and colourful in Amsterdam.
VAN GOGH & JAPAN VAN GOGH MUSEUM MUSEUMPLEIN 6 +31 20 570 5200 VANGOGHMUSEUM.NL TILL 24 JUN
MAKING THINGS HAPPEN (PART III)
THE MERCHANT HOUSE HERENGRACHT 254 +31 20 854 5955 THEMERCHANTHOUSE.NL When living in Paris, Van Gogh TILL 8 JUL fell under the spell of Japan. It gave his work a new direction. In the exhibition Discover how Van Gogh bent the Japanese example to his own will. Van Gogh never went to Japan. He created his own image of the country thanks to the Japanese prints he eagerly collected and closely studied. The colourful and exotic images inspired him. Van Gogh started to copy Japanese prints to better understand them. Doing so, he developed a ‘Japanese eye’ that would give his work a new direction. What was this Japanese way of looking? Discover more in the exhibition Van Gogh & Japan. 36 - CINQ
In this third dialogue of the cycle, the artworks surprise as they stand forth in their literalness and as they deftly disrupt our sense of the privileged historical backdrop at TMH. In attesting to sculpture’s generative vocabulary, Boris Chouvellon and Mengzhi Zheng flesh out the theme of the TMH program: how do young artists inscribe themselves in the history of an art medium? Their work is sculptural and blurs the distinction between image and construct. They draw attention to a play on objectivity, to the cognitive tension between a sculptor’s art and the socially engaged image making that we attribute to photography.
FOAM KEIZERSGRACHT 609 +31 20 551 6500 FOAM.ORG 15 JUN TO 2 SEP
RIJKSMUSEUM MUSEUMSTRAAT 1 +31 20 674 7000 RIJKSMUSEUM.NL 29 JUN TO 16 SEP
Thomas Albdorf combines classic photographic genres with modern visual techniques. His landscapes and still-lifes are boldly aesthetical, but his use of the photographic medium highly conceptual. Using both analogue and digital techniques, Albdorf edits photographs of perennial visual clichés found photos to image recognition software and automatic image generation. The resulting image is recognisable and surrealistic at the same time. It’s his way of interrogating stereotypes in our digital visual culture. Foam presents the first solo exhibition of Albdorf’s work, who also created new work especially for this exhibition. This will be displayed for the very first time.
‘Kwab’ in Dutch and ‘auricular’ or ‘lobate’ in English – is a mysterious and spooky ornament, a kind of rococo avant-la-lettre. It was invented and developed by a small number of Dutch silversmiths: Paulus van Vianen (working at the Court of Rudolf II in Prague), his brother Adam (goldsmith in Utrecht) and Johannes Lutma in Amsterdam. Their masterpieces were admired as high art, among others by Rembrandt and his pupils, who made drawings in the same style themselves. Abstract, soft, eerie shapes suggestive of monsters, masks and shells. The Dutch inventions had huge influence in England, Germany and France.
RISK OF EXPLOSION! CLASSIC BEAUTIES
RIJKSMUSEUM (GARDEN) MUSEUMSTRAAT 1 +31 20 674 7000 RIJKSMUSEUM.NL TILL 23 SEP
OUDE KERK (OLD CHURCH) OUDEKERKSPLEIN 23 +31 20 625 8284 OUDEKERK.NL TILL 23 SEP
VERZETSMUSEUM PLANTAGE KERKLAAN 61 +31 20 620 2535 VERZETSMUSEUM.ORG TILL 11 NOV
HERMITAGE AMSTERDAM AMSTEL 51 +31 20 530 8755 HERMITAGE.NL 16 JUN TO 13 JAN 2019
In 2018, the Rijksmuseum presents its sixth annual outdoor sculpture exhibition in the gardens, showing a selection of the monumental sculptures of the Spanish-Basque artist Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002), the pioneer of forged steel sculpture. Chillida is considered as one of the masters of postwar sculpture and one of Spain’s most important artists of his generation. In this exhibition, ten of his sculptures from, amongst others, MACBA in Barcelona, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the Eduardo Chillida-Pilar Belzunce Foundation and Ordovas Art, are brought together for the first time in The Netherlands.
This summer, the Old Church presents the newest, monumental work by Giorgio Andreotta Calo (Venice, 1979). This artist develops his work specifically for this site and produces a drastic change to the interior of the church. By placing red foil and perspex in front of the high windows, he adjusts the light and atmosphere inside. While entering the church during the summer months, you will end up in a red sea of light. A unique experience! In the evening, the light shines outwards and merges with the glow of numerous pleasure houses around. The church will amend to day and night; inside and outside go around each other, at the rhythm of the sun.
During WW II, the resistance staged a spectacular operation in Amsterdam: an attack on the Amsterdam Registry Office. As from 28 March, exactly 75 years later, you can experience it at the Dutch Resistance Museum as part of the interactive exhibition Risk of explosion!
Hermitage Amsterdam’s new exhibition, Classic Beauties, will be opened at June 16. The show tells how artists and tourists flocked to Italy, and more especially Rome, in the second half of the 18th century. From all over Europe they travelled to the Eternal City in search of inspiration and to see the newly excavated classical Greco-Roman sculptures and buildings. Their experiences prompted a new and austere kind of fashionable architecture and, in the visual arts, an unprecedentedly sensual style that sent shock waves through society: a naked, superhuman beauty more daring than anything attempted by the Greeks and Romans. Neoclassicism was born.
On 27 March 1943, a group of artists enters the Registry Office. They overpower the guards, tie them up and move them to Artis. Back inside, they place the explosives. The resistance fighters rush out of the building leaving a sign on the door: RISK OF EXPLOSION! A while later, they hear a number of loud bangs: the attack was a success.
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ENGLISH STAND-UP COMEDY SHOW COMEDY CAFE IJDOK 89 +31 20 722 0827 COMEDYCAFE.NL EVERY THURSDAY Comedy Café presents special English spoken Comedy Shows! Every Thursday they have an English spoken Stand-up Comedy Show with comedians from all parts of the world. In the past we have welcomed amongst others Ardal O’Hanlon, Stephen K. Amos, Gina Yashere, phill jupitus and many more. Upcoming performances by: Lynn Ruth Miller, Swedisch Syndrome by Al Pitcher and many more.
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STADSSCHOUWBURG LEIDSEPLEIN 26 +31 20 624 23 11 STADDSCHOUWBURG AMSTERDAM.NL 13 JUL TO 15 JUL
The legend of Tristan and Isolde is one of the most influential medieval romances telling the story of the love triangle between King Marke, Isolde and Tristan. A tale of love, sacred yet forbidden, healing yet destructive, fulfilling yet frustrating, tyrannical yet benevolent, a love that would never die. David Dawson breathes new life into this timeless love story, with his abstract narrative and elegant dance style. He has created a ballet of great poetic and physical beauty
VARIOUS LOCATIONS +31 20 523 77 00 JULIDANS.NL 3 JUL TO 15 JUL From 2 July to 15 July, the 28th edition of Julidans will take place at various locations in Amsterdam - Stadsschouwburg, Theater Bellevue, Melkweg, Vondelpark, Podium Mozaïek, Bijlmer Parktheater and Stedelijk Museum. An important theme at the international festival for contemporary dance with new and recent work by established names and up-and-coming talents, is identity. Who am I? Where do I belong? Including personal war stories, having to leaving one’s home, abuse of power and sexual identity - with many strong, outspoken women. The full program will be available to view on www.julidans.nl.
This will be the last solo in which master choreographer Akram Khan will be on stage, according to what he is saying. Therefore we’re delighted to be able to show this performance. ‘Xenos’ means ‘stranger’. This play is about the colonial soldiers from WW1. Over four million non-western men from e.g. India were fighting in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. They fought and died, far away from home. Their stories are rarely told. Khan merges elements from the two cultures in this performance, classical Indian kathak and modern dance. With stimulating rhythms and global musical traditions by five top musicians.
HOUSE OF HORROR
OPEN AIR THEATRE
KONINKLIJK THEATER CARRE AMSTEL 115 - 125 +31 900 252 5255 CARRE.NL 14 JUL
KONINKLIJK THEATER CARRE AMSTEL 115 - 125 +31 900 252 5255 CARRE.NL 15 AUG TO 2 SEP
VONDELPARK THEATRE VONDELPARK 5A OPENLUCHTTHEATER.NL TILL 9 SEP
dam for only one night, he’ll be kicking off the jubilee program for the 25th anniversary of Boom Chocago. His clever jokes receive honourable reviews from all over the globe. His special connection to the city he’s been living in stays always intact, he has visited the city so many times that he lost count. He loves to bring his smart perspective and cutting commentary back to his precious Amsterdam. As a writer, Meyers’ work was honoured with an Emmy Award and he is the star of his own show: Late Night with Seth Meyers. In 2014, Time Magazine proclaimed him one of the hundred men of most incluence.
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.
STADSSCHOUWBURG LEIDSEPLEIN 26 +31 20 624 23 11 STADDSCHOUWBURG AMSTERDAM.NL Seth Meyers will be in Amster- 23 JUL TO 27 JUL Three friends, all men of fifty, being HIV-positive for years already, share a villa at Gran Canaria. With typical self-mockery, they called it Poz Paradise. Ben, Hugo and Ferry bought this house in the early nineties in order to await the last stage of life, after a diagnosis that seemed to be their death sentence. However, with the arrival of new medication, their natural life span was constantly adjusted. After years, the three men develop a realization that they actually might have a future. But how to fulfil this future?
Our open air theater is THE Amsterdam cultural hotspot from May to September. May counts four festivals and every weekend from June to September you’re welcome to attend all kinds of performances at the Vondelpark Open Air Theater: dance, live music, dutch cabaret, kids shows and classical music. So please feel free to join us and enjoy the sun, the beautiful Vondelpark and the real Dutch ‘gezelligheid’ at the open air theater! Buying tickets for the various performances is not necessary.
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MYSTERYLAND PAVILJOENLAAN 1, HAARLEMMERMEER MYSTERYLAND.NL 24 TO 26 AUG We are a colorful collaboration of party animals, artists, DJs and creatives. Together we are Mysteryland; the leading electronic music festival in The Netherlands. We welcome more than 100.000 fellow festival friends from over 100 nationalities. More than 300 artists perform on our 17 stages, covering all genres within the spectrum of electronic music: from House, Big Room, Bass, Techno, Deep-House, Trance, Trap and Minimal to Hardstyle, Hardcore, RnB and Hip Hop. On Saturday and Sunday night, we close Mysteryland with a bang during the renowned endshows on our 3 biggest areas. Expect lots of fireworks, confetti and goosebumps! . 40 - CINQ
BACCHUS WINE FESTIVAL AMSTERDAMSE BOS BACCHUSWIJNFESTIVAL.NL 8 JUN TO 17 JUN
HOLLAND FESTIVAL VARIOUS LOCATIONS +31 20 523 7787 HOLLANDFESTIVAL.NL 7 JUN TO 1 JUL
AALSMEER FLOWER FESTIVAL
THE BEACH AALSMEER OOSTEINDERWEG 247; MUSEUM HISTORISCHE TUIN Bacchus strikes down on the The Holland Festival, since PRAAMPLEIN, AALSMEER Amsterdamse Bos with a wine 1947 the leading internatio- AALSMEERFLOWERFESTIVAL.NL festival. The festival presents nal performing arts festival in 16 & 17 JUN wines from all corners of the world, in combination with plenty of mobile catering, DJs and live music.
the Netherlands, offers a mix of performances and concerts from all corners of the world. It features established names as well as new talent, showing innovation in art and exploring new types of venue and forms of theatre. Amsterdam Journal selected some interesting performances of this yearâ€™s edition.
The event shows flowers and plants at their best and surprises visitors with applications in art, culture, design and food. Aalsmeer Flower Festival takes place at two locations in Aalsmeer. There are activities for young and old, demonstrations, workshops, special exhibitions and there is live music and good food and drinks. The festival celebrates its first lustrum in 2018, which guarantees an extra festive touch. In the former flower auction Bloemenlust (now The Beach, Oosteinderweg), arrangers present the party theme in special flower arrangements.
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FOOD TRUCK FESTIVAL TREK
NIEUWE HERENGRACHT, AMSTELPARK AMSTEL, PRINSENGRACHT FESTIVAL-TREK.NL +31 6 1479 3189 13 JUL TO 15 JUL HTTPS://PRIDE.AMSTERDAM Food Festival TREK is an iti- 4 AUG nerant festival where you can enjoy a lot of good food, drinks and entertainment. During a long weekend, this festival turns a city park into a big open-air restaurant with dozens of mobile kitchens. It creates a unique and idyllic setting where everyone feels more than welcome. But TREK means more: an amusingly and surprisingly festival, so obviously you don’t miss live music, theatre & small art. The host of this festival is the Mayor of TREK. At every separate edition he welcomes the visitors personally and selects carefully the most funny and enjoyable livemusic & theatre acts.
With the traditional boat parade this year, Pride Amsterdam will pay particular attention to human rights. Boats of, among others, Amnesty International, Greenpeace and the College of Human Rights were proclaimed this year by the organization as “Pearls of the Parade.” Because in recent years there has been discussion about the orientation and social involvement of different participants, a new classification of the participant categories has been made this year. The new classification does more justice to everybody’s part in the struggle for emancipation of LGBTIs and the support for our Pride.
KWAKU SUMMER FESTIVAL NELSON MANDELA PARK 1102 BC AMSTERDAM KWAKUFESTIVAL.NL 14 JUL TO 5 AUG The Kwaku Festival is a traditional multicultural gathering focused on bringing people and cultures together for a vibrant combination of food, drink, dance and sport. Its origins lie in celebrating the abolition of slavery in Suriname and the Dutch Antilles on 1 July 1863, and its name is derived from a statue erected to commemorate the momentous event.
DE PARADE MARTIN LUTHER KING PARK +31 33 465 4555 DEPARADE.NL 17 AUG TO 2 SEP In the summer of 2018, theatre festival Parade travels through the Netherlands for the 28th 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. CINQ - 41
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ON THE ROOF HOOGTIJ AMSTERDAM JOHAN VAN HASSELTWEG 39 ON-THE-ROOF.COM TILL 7 SEPT 2018
FREE LUNCHTIME CONCERT
HET CONCERTGEBOUW CONCERTGEBOUWPLEIN 10 +31 (0)900 13 53 On the Roof is a music festi- CONCERTGEBOUW.NL val on a beautiful, spacious EVERY WEDNESDAY roof in a forgotten corner of Amsterdam-Noord. On ten summer eves between June and September, you are welcome to experience live music, moving between jazz, world, impro, classical and back. Amsterdam Journal has two give away tickets for a hot Brazilian night with o.a. Simone Sou and friends. Coming from land of the beats Brazil, Simone Sou is a natural born percussionist. She’s known for her passion to dive into new musical adventures with unexpected outcomes. That’s exactly why On the Roof has given Sou carte blanche.
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Lunchtime Concerts For many years now, free Lunchtime Concerts have been held in the Main Hall and the Recital Hall. Usually, these Lunchtime Concerts take place on Wednesdays, but please check the concert schedule as this occasionally changes. The concerts range from public rehearsals by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, to chamber music performances by young up-and-coming artists.
PRINSENGRACHT PRINSENGRACHTCONCERT.NL 18 AUG 2018
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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.
Robeco SummerNights presents two months (July & August) of wonderful concerts, from classical to jazz and from chansons to film scores. Top musicians from the Netherlands and around the world bring you all your favourite classical pieces, as well as some surprises!
BIMHUIS WORKSHOP AMSTERDAM ROOTS & SESSION FESTIVAL BIMHUIS PIET HEINKADE 3 +31 (0)20 788 2150 BIMHUIS.NL EVERY TUESDAY AT 10 PM The Bimhuis workshop is freely accessible to both musicians and audience. All instruments, including vocals, are welcome. Advanced registration is not necessary. Musicians who’d like to follow the workshop are required to be present and ready to play at 8PM. It’s possible to come and listen first without taking part. The subject is improvisation, or what happens when you perform without deciding beforehand what to play. About the level: participants will have to realize that this workshop takes place at an international venue, in the presence of an audience.
VARIOUS LOCATIONS +31 20 214 9652 AMSTERDAMROOTS.NL 1 JUL TIL 8 JUL A leading festival should speak for itself, Amsterdam Roots Festival does that through different languages and a variety of styles of music from all over the world. Through this fascinating pallet of diversity, it creates an image of our global society, both here and abroad. The festival presents artistic talent emerging from the exciting middle ground between tradition and innovation. It is especially in this overlapping area that cross-overs between cultures and styles spark to life. In 35 years, the festival grew in its diversity and has become one of the most intriguing and exciting music festivals in the Netherlands.
ENCORE & VOYAGE
SILENCE OUDE KERK
MELKWEG LIJNBAANSGRACHT 234A +31 (0)20 531 8181 MELKWEG.NL EVERY SATURDAY
OUDE KERK, OUDEKERKSPLEIN OUDEKERK.NL 1 JUN, 6 JUL, 3 AUG AND 7 SEP
ENCORE is ‘THE’ hiphop- and r&b club night. Be prepared to get crazy every Saturday, the best tracks, good vibes, best djs, original entertainment and performances – everything 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 hiphopand r&b with all its subgenres. Cool beats, classic hits and new tracks! A selection of the best djs the Netherlands hasd to offer like Waxfiend, Prime, KidQ, Drivah, Irwan, SP and Full Crate, are sure to give the audience everything they want and more!
In the early morning the Oude Kerk is a meditative oasis in the city, with an enervating sunrise coming through the high church windows. At this early hour you can enjoy the Silence music programme, a contemplative counterpoint to a hectic city centre. In conjunction with Giorgio Andreotta Calò, the Oude Kerk has planned a new series of concerts in the Silence series, every first Friday of the month, from June to September.
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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.
Het Scheepvaartmuseum â€“ The National Maritime Museum
Anne Frank House
Portugese Synagoge. Photo: Marijke Volkers
NEMO. Photo: Digidaan
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ALLARD PIERSON MUSEUM Archaeological Museum of the University of Amsterdam Oude Turfmarkt 127, +31 20 525 2556, allardpiersonmuseum.nl Open: Tue. - Fri.: 10:00 - 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, +31 20 523 1822, amsterdammuseum.nl Open: daily 10:00 - 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. AMSTERDAM TULIP MUSEUM Prinsengracht 116, +31 20 421 0095, 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. ANNE FRANK HOUSE Prinsengracht 267, +31 20 556 7100, annefrank.org Open: 1 Apr. - 1 Nov.: daily 09:00 - 22:00 1 Nov. - 1. Apr.: Sun. - Fri.: 09:00 - 19:00, Sat.: 09:00 - 21:00 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, +31 20 620 4878 arcam.nl Open: Tue. - Sun.: 10:00 - 17:00 Amsterdam Centre for Architecture Informes on architecture and urban design in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and stimulates the discussion on topical subjects.
DIAMOND MUSEUM AMSTERDAM Paulus Potterstraat 8, +31 20 305 5300, diamantmuseumamsterdam.nl Open: daily 09:00 - 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, +31 20 624 5134, 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, +31 20 620 2535, verzetsmuseum.org Open: Mon. - Fri.: 10:00 - 17:00. Sat. - Sun.: 11:00 - 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, +31 20 524 6452, tassenmuseum.nl Open: daily 10:00 - 17:00 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. BIBLICAL MUSEUM Where Bible, art and culture meet in a monument full of history Herengracht 366-368, +31 20 624 2436, bijbelsmuseum.nl Open: Tue. - Fri.: 10:00 - 17:00, Sat. - Sun.: 11:00 - 17:00 Make a fascinating journey through the world of one of the oldest and most read books in two historical buildings at the Herengracht. The museum centers around high-quality models of historical and religious scenes. Visitors explore biblical history and geography through a variety of artifacts, images and installations. COBRA MUSEUM Sandbergplein 1 (Amstelveen), +31 20 547 5050, 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 NETHERLANDS IJpromenade 1, +31 20 589 1400, 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, +31 20 551 6500, foam.org Open: Sat. - Wed.: 10:00 - 18:00 Thu. - Fri.: 10:00 - 21:00 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, +31 20 570 5200, vangoghmuseum.nl Open: Sun. - Thu.: 09:00 - 19:00 Fri. - Sat.: 09:00 - 21:00 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
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Van Gogh and other 19th-century artists (Cézanne, Gauguin, Manet, Monet, Redon, Vuillard, Alma-Tadema, Puvis de Chavannes, Rodin, Picasso, de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pissarro and others). HERMITAGE AMSTERDAM Amstel 51, +31 20 530 8751, hermitage.nl Open: daily 10:00 - 17:00 A new museum in Amst 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 JEWISH HISTORICAL MUSEUM Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1, +31 20 531 0310, 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 the five elements that figure in contemporary Jewish identity are adressed: 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.
SCIENCE CENTER NEMO Oosterdok 2, +31 20 531 3233, e-nemo.nl Open: Tue. - Sun.: 10:00 - 17:30 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.
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DE NIEUWE KERK (THE NEW CHURCH) Gravenstraat 17 (entrance at Dam Square) +31 20 638 6909, nieuwekerk.nl Open: daily 10:00 - 18:00 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. REMBRANDT HOUSE MUSEUM Jodenbreestraat 4, +31 20 520 0400, rembrandthuis.nl Open: daily 10:00 - 18:00 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, +31 20 674 7000, rijksmuseum.nl Open: daily 09:00 - 17:00 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 AIRPORT Holland Boulevard: behind the safety checks, between lounges 2 and 3) +31 20 674 7000, rijksmuseum.nl TEMPORARILY CLOSED because of engineering works at the Holland Boulevard! The Rijksmuseum is the first museum in the world to have an annexe at an airport. 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. THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM Kattenburgerplein 1, +31 20 523 2222, scheepvaartmuseum.nl Open: daily 09:00 - 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, +31 20 573 2811 stedelijk.nl Open: Sat.- Thu.: 10:00 - 18:00 Fri.: 10:00 - 22:00 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. ■
THE Amsterdam Canal Cruise - Live Guided - Duration 60 Minutes This LIVE GUIDED cruises departing from the upcoming area of Amsterdam Noord takes you on a 60 minute cruise through the city center of Amsterdam. Our host/guide will welcome you on board with a complimentary drink and will guide you through the city for the next hour. You will see all the Highlights of Amsterdam – the smallest house, the Amstel river with the Skinny bridge and of course the majestic canal houses from the Golden age. Daily departe times: 10.00 – 11.15 – 12.45 – 14.00 – 15.15- 16.30. Sails from April 1st till October 31st.
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ARTIS AMSTERDAM ZOO Plantage Kerklaan 38-40, +31 900 278 4796, artis.nl Stroll among the shady trees, admire the diversity of plants and animals, travel to the stars, enjoy our heritage. Visit Artis Amsterdam Royal Zoo and experience nature right in the city centre. Micropia is the only museum of microbes in the world. Combine your visit to ARTIS with Micropia and save on the admission price. ARTIS is a place that forges connections, where nature is brought closer and where people appreciate, understand and treat nature. Over 1.3 million people visit ARTIS-Park and Micropia every year. HEINEKEN EXPERIENCE Stadhouderskade 78, +31 20 523 9222, heinekenexperience.com The Heineken Experience is located in Heineken’s first brewery in Amsterdam’s city center. In 1988 the brewery was closed when it became unable to meet the high production demand. Since 1991 it has been welcoming visitors from all over the world, and now offers visitors a self-guided interactive journey through the world of Heineken. During the 90-minute visit, you’ll learn about the history of the Heineken company, the 4 natural ingredients used in making the beer, the brewing process, and the tasting room. You’ll also hear about the Heineken brand and the partnerships with UEFA Champions League and Rugby World Cup.. HOLLAND INTERNATIONAL CANAL CRUISES AND EXCURSIONS Prins Hendrikkade 33a, +31 20 217 0501, canal.nl A fun activity which must not be missed during a day out in Amsterdam. Sail through the Amsterdam canals and become acquainted with all the places of interest of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover on one of the Canal boat trips why Amsterdam is best seen from the water. HOLLANDSCHE SCHOUWBURG Plantage Middenlaan 24, +31 20 531 0380, hollandscheschouwburg.nl The Hollandsche Schouwburg was built as a theatre in 1892, but during the Second World War it was a deportation centre for Jews. Today, the building is a monument to the memory of those victims. At that time, the Hollandsche Schouwburg Foundation was established, and since then the mayor of Amsterdam has always served as its chair man. The monument contains a memorial wall, bearing the 6,700 family names of the 104,000 Dutch Jewish victims of the Second World War, and an educational exhibition for young people. In the coming years, the Hollandsche Schouwburg will be thoroughly renovated and expanded.
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ROMANTIC HORSE-DRAWN CARRIAGE Veemarkt 50 +31 20 691 3478, koetstaxi.nl From Dam Square it is possible to take a horse drawn carriage tour of Amsterdam between 11:00 and 18:00. Karos Rondritten is the company that offers these tours. The prices are per ride and for a maximum of 4 people - 20 minutes is 35 Euros, 40 minutes is 60 euros and 1 hour costs 85 euros. HORTUS BOTANICUS Plantage Middenlaan 2a, +31 20 625 9021, dehortus.nl The Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam is one of the oldest botanic gardens in the world. Located in the city centre of the Dutch capital, the garden is a beautiful and intimate place with an unique collection of plants. In the midst of busy city the Hortus offers an oasis of tranquillity, a flowery relief in the urban busyness. HOUSE OF BOLS, COCKTAIL & GENEVER EXPIERIENCE Paulus Potterstraat 14, +31 20 570 8575, bols.com/experience The House of Bols creates a completely new experience: an homage to the cocktail. The Art of Flavour: bring flavour to life. House of Bols takes visitors on a spectacular journey through the history of the world’s oldest distilled brand Bols, the art of distilling liquors and genever. You can also learn how to create delicious cocktails yourself. Outstanding is the new ‘Art of Flavour’ experience. In three rooms flavours are visualized in a spectacular way. Every visitor will go through a unique flavour experience where you taste, feel, hear and see it come to life! SCIENCE CENTER NEMO Oosterdok 2, +31 20 531 3233, e-nemo.nl Science is fascinating, fun, useful and relevant to everyone. NEMO has strong links with an extensive international knowledge network that is focused on science and technology. We make knowledge available in many different ways. The central principle is encouraging people to discover things for themselves. RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! Dam 21 +31 20 369 7120, ripleysamsterdam.com This brings you close to the most unbelievable and amazing ex- hibits around the world. Enjoy 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 in the world. ■
A JOURNEY THROUGH FOUR CENTURIES OF BOUNDLESS LANDSCAPE IN CODA MUSEUM APELDOORN Over the centuries, the borders of the province of Gelderland changed regularly due to political disputes and clanging of arms. Meanwhile, Dutch landscape painting was influenced by ever-changing aesthetic ideals and art movements. But the diversity of Gelderland has always fascinated and inspired artists. If it wasn’t the noble history of the old duchy, it was the variety of the natural scenery that drew artists to the province. From 17 June to 23 September inclusive, CODA Museum presents Gelderland Grensland (Gelderland Borderland), an exhibition that ties in with the heritage festival ‘Over Grenzen van Gelderland’ (About Borders of Gelderland). This exhibition brings together landscape painting and drawing from the seventeenth to the twentieth century. The perfect opportunity to travel through the province of Gelderland along masterpieces from four centuries of art history!
Jacob Cremer, Boslandschap met reizigers, 1849, Collectie Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
The works in Gelderland Grensland are fixed testimonies of political and artistic developments that each show the beauty of Gelderland’s landscape and borders in different ways. The exhibition offers a wide and continuous view on the province and the scenic inspiration that Gelderland has provided to artists throughout the centuries. Seventeenth-century masters like Jan van Goyen, Jacob van Ruisdael and Meindert Hobbema travelled to the east of the Netherlands to paint the unspoilt landscape that was becoming harder to find in urbanising Holland. A century later, Gelderland’s natural beauty could still be seen in the large wallpaper paintings and gouaches and watercolours that were collected in encyclopaedic atlases. Dutch landscape painting had its heyday in the nineteenth century, thanks to painters who lived in Gelderland or who
moved to places like Oosterbeek – the first artists’ colony in the Netherlands. The works of artists like Johannes Warnardus Bilders, Frederik Hendrik Hendriks, Jacob Cremer, Willem Roelofs and brothers Maris and Anton Mauve show the development from powerful Romanticism and religious perception of the landscape to the later, impressionistic depiction of nature. The twentieth-century painters are innovative in their representation of the province’s landscape on canvas. Leading De Stijl artists Piet Mondriaan and Vilmos Huszár, for instance, are inextricably linked to the province of Gelderland. Gelderland Grensland ties in with the heritage festival ‘Over Grenzen van Gelderland’ and is the realisation of professor and art historian Henk van Os’ wish to follow up De ontdekking van Neder-
land (2008, CODA Museum) with a second exhibition featuring art from or about Gelderland. CODA Museum was able to realise this unique exhibition thanks to generous loans from Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Museum het Valkhof, Panorama Mesdag, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum Zutphen and several private collectors. A special feature is the large number of loans from Museum Arnhem that, during its closure for renovation, keeps an important part of the collection visible and accessible this way. During the staging of Gelderland Grensland, CODA Museum _ in collaboration with Stedelijk Museum Zutphen, Voerman Museum in Hattem, Villa Mondriaan in Winterswijk and Noord Veluws Museum Nunspeet _ presents a programme that allows the inhabitants of Gelderland and tourists to travel through the province and the history of its painting. Gelderland Grensland was made possible by financial contributions from the Province of Gelderland, the Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds, and includes works by Jan van Goyen, Barent Avercamp, Joris van der Haagen, Isaak Ouwater, Jan de Beijer, Jacob van Strij, Johannes Warnardus Bilders, Jacob Cremer, Matthijs Maris, Anton Mauve, Sientje Mesdag, Jan Mankes, Jan Voerman and Willem den Ouden.
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Sight seeing OUTSIDE AMSTERDAM
ALIDA HOEVE/DE VRIENDSCHAP, CHEESE AND CLOGS Zeddeweg 1, Volendam T: +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 Dec. through Febr. DE BAZAAR Montageweg 35, 1948 PH Beverwijk, +31 (0)251 262 626, debazaar.nl De Bazaar in Beverwijk a place of seduction Enjoy the summer and take advantage of the lovely terraces, amazing Boulevard and many bargains you can find at De Bazaar. Come rain or shine, De Bazaar is a great day out! Avoid the traffic jams to the beach, and the oppressive city air, and enjoy generous terraces, a refreshing ice cream, a cocktail or two and delicious food at De Bazaar. Pouring it down? Come for a nice refreshing shop in the indoor halls! CATHARINA HOEVE Zeilenmakerspad 5, 1509 BZ Zaandam T: +31 (0)75- 6215820 The Catharina Hoeve is an authentic 17th century cheese farm, situated at Zaanse Schans (Windmill village) in Zaandam. The Zaanse Schans with its historical wooden houses, warehouses and windmills is a must-see attraction when you visit the Netherlands. With over a million national and international visitors each year, the Zaanse Schans is high on the list of top Dutch attractions. In addition to this do not forget to visit the Catharina Hoeve during your visit to sample some delicious Dutch cheese! Your visit will even be better if you take a look in De Haal, previously a haybarn, in which we tell the story of Henri Willig and his passion for animals and quality cheeses. From the self-guided tour in De Haal you’ll enter our shop. Here you can taste our delicious cheeses.
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The Catharina Hoeve is open daily from 8:00 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. For more information check the site www.cheesefarms.com JACOBS HOEVE, CHEESE & COWS Hoogedijk 8, Katwoude +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. ■
In the Marker Museum you will experience our past. Here you can learn about daily life from art, handicraft, traditional costumes and utensils. The museum is housed in a fine landmark near the church, consisting of six historical buildings – with the characteristic “whitewashed” interior walls. One room has kept its original interior with the authentic smoke shutter. As we can’t display our vast collection as a whole, we rotate every year. This year our theme is Hay time on Marken. Experience and enjoy it! opening hours from 24 March - 1 November: Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm (in October 11 am – 4 pm). Sunday; 12 pm – 4 pm.
Kerkbuurt 44-47, 1156 BL Marken Telefoon +31(0)299-601904 www.markermuseum.nl
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PROEFZOLDER: CHEESE TASTING BY HENRI WILLIG
HENRI WILLIG CHEESE FARM STORES Amsterdams Kaashuis Haringpakkerssteeg 10-18 Kaaskelder Singel 518 Henri Willig Cheese Farm Store & Lunchroom Warmoesstraat Warmoesstraat 56 Henri Willig Cheese Farm Store Singel & Cheese museum Singel 484a Holland Cheese Shop Westermarkt Westermarkt 66 Reguliersbreestraat 24
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Would you like to taste our cheese? Experience it at Henri Willig’s Proefzolder. Our expert staff will explain to you how our cheese is made. After the introduction and a short film about this traditional craft, we offer a selection of our homemade cheeses. According to the Dutch tradition, accompanied by a specially designed mustard or a dip. Try the taste sensations of the various quality cheeses with a glass of wine, beer or a soft drink. Daily tasting at 2.00 pm and at 4.00 pm. The tasting lasts about 45 minutes, we have room for approximately 30 people per tasting. The cheese tasting is €14.95 per person. Make a reservation? You can book online http://www.proefzolder.nl/en/ or visit one of our many cheese shops and book there. Reguliersbreestraat 24, 1017 CN Amsterdam For more information check the site www.cheeseandmore.com or www.cheesefarms.com
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FOOD, DRINKS & NIGHTLIFE
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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 1500 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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CHANG-I innovative chinese cuisine Located directly behind the Royal Concertgebouw in the Museum Quarter
Open daily 17.30 - 23.00 hours Jan Willem Brouwersstraat 7 1071 LH Amsterdam www.chang-i.nl | +31 20 470 1700 56 - CINQ
PRINS HENDRIKKADE 59-72
+31 20 556 4885
+31 20 260 2094
+31 20 496 1943
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.
Ron Blaauw returns to basics here, creating cuisine that is pure and prepared with quality ingredients. This urban gastro-bar combines a hip, lively ambience with top class cuisine without the frills. It also means little formality but original, delicious food and sensational flavours. Phenomenal value for money, which is also reflected in the wine list.
At &moshik 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’.
It’s all about the experience at this restaurant, delicious food. Main courses start at €15 – not bad for a restaurant that is awarded with a Michelin star.
FERDINAND BOLSTRAAT 333
NIEUWE DOELENSTRAAT 2-14
+31 20 678 7450
+31 20 531 1619
+31 20 530 2010
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.
The two-starred Michelin restaurant in Amsterdam, Ciel Bleu mixes stunning views with delicious dishes to create one of Amsterdam’s finest eateries.
A light, fresh cuisine with a menu full of sparkling, flavourful sensations, recognizable dishes and unique textures. This is the style of dynamic Executive Chef Bas van Kranen, of Bord’Eau Restaurant Gastronomique the Michelin-starred restaurant of hotel De L’Europe Amsterdam. With stunning views over the bustling city center of Amsterdam, you may enjoy the most high-profile presentations where visuality plays a huge role in the dishes. The intimate setting, the simplicity of the décor and the personalized service enhance the memorable experience that will last forever. With over 850 wine labels Bord’Eau is honoured by Wine Spectator 2017 for having one of the most outstanding restaurant wine lists in the world.
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 posthoorn.eu
Bridges Inspired by Ron Blaauw FRENCH bridgesrestaurant.nl
Lastage REGIONAL restaurantlastage.nl
Ron Gastrobar FRENCH
restaurantvermeer.nl vinkeles.nl Yamazato JAPANESE yamazato.nl
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BBQ & GRILL Barraca Radizio (Hoofddorp) barraca.nl Pluimage (Haarlem) pluimage-haarlem.nl Roast Chicken Bar roastchickenbar.com BIOLOGICAL Beulings (French) beulings.nl Bolenius (Dutch) bolenius-restaurant.nl De Kas International restaurantdekas.nl Pianeta Terra (Italian) pianetaterra.nl CHINESE
De Belhamel belhamel.nl
Van Vlaanderen restaurant-vanvlaanderen.nl
Bistrot Neuf bistrotneuf.nl
De Vijfde Smaak (Koog a/d Zaan) devijfdesmaak.nl
Blauw aan de Wal blauwaandewal.com
Veri Sapori verisapori.nl
Bluespoon Restaurant bluespoon-restaurant.nl Bordewijk bordewijk.nl Brasserie Occo occo.nl. Brasserie Paardenburg (Amstelveen) brasseriepaardenburg.nl Restaurant SenT restaurantsent.nl Breitner ww.restaurant-breitner.nl
INDIAN Mayur mayur.nl INDONESIAN Blauw restaurantblauw.nl Kantjil & De Tijger kantjil.nl Long Pura restaurant-longpura.com INTERNATIONAL
Chang i chang-i.nl
De Compagnon decompagnon.nl
Amstel Bar & Brasserie, amsterdam. intercontinental.com
FuLu Mandarijn fulumandarijn.nl
Sichuan Food sichuanfood.nl
l’Entrecôte et les Dames entrecote-et-les-dames.nl
DUTCH Blue boot blueboat.nl Haesje Claes haesjeclaes.nl
Le Garage restaurantlegarage.nl Halvemaan restauranthalvemaan.nl Le Hollandais lehollandais.nl
Hemelse Modder hemelsemodder.nl
Hoofdstad Brasserie hoofdstadbrasserie.nl
De Jonge Dikkert (Amstelveen) jongedikkert.nl
Hotel de Goudfazant hoteldegoudfazant.nl
De Kraai (Zaandam) dekraai.nl
The Pancake Bakery pancake.nl
De Kersentuin derkersentuin.nl
La Rive restaurantlarive.nl De Silveren Spiegel desilverenspiegel.com
Marius restaurantmarius.nl Merkelbach restaurantmerkelbach.nl
Brasserie van Baerle brasserievanbaerle.nl Cassablanca Variete casablanca-amsterdam.nl/ Envy envy.nl Floor 17 floor17.nl
Casa Peru casaperu.nl SUSHI A-Fusion a-fusion.nl Zushi zushi.nlAI THAI Take Thai takethai.com VEGETARIAN De Culinaire Werkplaats deculinairewerkplaats.nl. ■
Papa’s Beach House papasbeachhouse.nl
Serre Restaurant okura.nl/nl/culinair/serre
Le Restaurant le-restaurant.nl
Jaimie van Heije (Ouderkerk a/d Amstel) jaimievanheije.nl
De Oesterbar oesterbar.nl
Teppanyaki Restaurant Sazanka sazanka.nl
Humphrey’s Nieuwezijds Kolk Humphrey’s Spuistraat humphreys.nl
The Harbour Club Oost/East The Harbour Club Zuid/South theharbourclub.nl
Gebr. Hartering gebr-hartering.nl
Foodcourt Market 33 market33.nl
Wilde Zwijnen wildezwijnen.com
ITALIAN A Tavola atavolarestaurant.nl Incanto restaurant-incanto.nl
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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.
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BARS | LIVE MUSIC
BOURBON STREET Leidsekruisstraat 6-8, +31 20 623 3440, bourbonstreet.nl Bourbon Street features live music from local talent and international artists every night of the week. The shows and jam sessions attract a mixed crowd, as well as musicians playing blues, rock, soul and funk. Open: Sun. - Thu. 22:00 - 04:00, Fri. - Sat. 22:00 - 05:00 BIMHUIS Piet Heinkade 3, +31 20 788 2150, bimhuis.nl The Bimhuis provides a perspective on Dutch and international music in over 300 concerts annually, in which a variety of jazz and improvised music can be enjoyed. The focus is on new developments, but the Bimhuis also offers aBimhuis significant selection of more mainstream music. DOOR 74 Reguliersdwarsstraat 74I, +31 6 3404 5122, www.door-74.com “Door 74 hid behind its door over 6 years ago, being the very first speak-easy style bar in the Benelux. In its existence it has been the highest national and international awarded Dutch bar, ever. The team of Door 74 is the most awarded in the country on a personal level, with several world championship winners working behind the bar. Door 74 takes reservations only on the same day via +31 6 3404 5122, and is open seven days a week, every week, from 18:00 to 03:00 at Sun. - Thu. and from 18:00 to 04:00 at Fri. - Sat. The atmosphere is relaxed and we do not serve food. Hope to see you at Door 74.” PIANOBAR MAXIM Leidsekruisstraat 33, www.pianobarmaxim.com The Maxim Pianobar has the laid-back vibe of a piano bar in a place like New Orleans (or at least that’s how we imagine it to feel). While it’s true there are smarter venues in the city, shinier, chicer places, this one has its own lowley energy, a sense of heart. Inside it’s a deep red boudoir sort of space, draped in velvet. There are thick burgundy curtains and lots of dark wooden furniture and – of course – there’s a piano, where every day of the week live music is played. Open: Sun. - Thu. 21:00 - 03:00. Fri. 17:00 - 04:00, Sat. 21:00 - 04:00.
COCKTAILS | DINNER BLUE AMSTERDAM Shopping center Kalverpassage, 3rd floor Singel 457, +31 20 427 3901, blue-amsterdam.nl Restaurant Blue is a wonderful ‘secret’ in the centre of Amsterdam. Situated atop the Kalvertoren shopping centre, many shoppers below often have no idea of the spectacular views and food that awaits. Housed in a glass building designed by Pi de Bruijn, the restaurant is inside a futuristic glass tower offering stunning 360-degree views of Amsterdam. Naturally, the food and drink is of equal importance, offering tasty dishes made with the finest fresh ingredients. Open: Mon.: 11:00 - 18:30, Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat.: 10:00 - 18:30, Thu.: 10:00 - 21:00, Sun.: 12:00 - 18:30. THE HOUSE OF BOLS Paulus Potterstraat 14, +31 20 570 8575, bols.com/experience The acclaimed House of Bols creates a completely new experience: an homage to the cocktail. The Art of Flavour: bring flavour to life. House of Bols takes visitors on a spectacular journey through the history of the world’s oldest distilled brand Bols, the art of distilling liqueurs and genever. You can also learn how to create delicious cocktails yourself. Outstanding is the new ‘Art of Flavour’ experience. In three rooms flavours are visualized in a spectacular way. Every visitor will go through a unique flavour experience where you taste, feel, hear and see it come to life! Open: Sun. - Thu.: 13:00 - 18:30 Fri. - Sat.: 13:00 - 21:00 MOMO BAR & LOUNGE Stadhouderskade 25, +31 20 671 1222, momo-amsterdam.com Timeless, Cosmopolitan & Sparkling: MOMO is a culinary hotspot and popular meeting place for an (inter) national audience of visitors to the Fashion & Museum District, business and metropolitan crowd. Relax and enjoy spectacular food and amazing cocktails in a stylish setting, which is what makes MOMO already unique for six years. Open: Sun. - Thu.: 10:00 - 01:00 Fri. - Sat.: 10:00 - 02:00
SKYLOUNGE AMSTERDAM Oosterdoksstraat 4 (next to Central Station), +31 20 530 0875, skyloungeamsterdam.com Each metropolis has a unique spot to discover the city from great height. Amsterdam has SkyLounge Amsterdam, an award winning roof-top lounge bar overlooking the capital. This is the place where locals and global travellers meet each other. SkyLounge Amsterdam offers you a panoramic view of Europe’s most energetic city, 365 days a year. Open: Sun. - Tue.: 11:00 - 01:00 Wed. - Thu.: 11:00 - 02:00 Fri. - Sat.: 11:00 – 03:00. SUZY WONG Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 45, +31 20 626 6769, suzy-wong.nl Former nightclub IT defined the atmosphere at Rembrandt Square in the early 90’s and 00’s and AIR has adopted this job since its opening. AIR has focused on a number of important values: tolerance, diversity, creativity, quality and freedom. The club is a household name in Amsterdam’s nightlife, but it doesn’t only attract local visitors. Due to our diverse and international program, AIR Amsterdam is also renowned abroad. Year after year we make it to the 100 best clubs in the world according to DJ MAGS prestigious ranking. DINNER | DANCING SUPPERCLUB singel 460, +31 20 344 6400, www.supperclub.amsterdam Supperclub is more than a restaurant, a gallery, a bar or a club. it is all of the above. It’s a place where like-minds find each other and go home with a story at the end of the night. Supperclub brings you a night full of spectacle, from exciting food concepts, exhilarating music, provocative performances to artistic visuals. Everyone plays a role, even you, and fills in the white canvas that is the supperclub. We hope you’re wearing your good socks. Because when you step through the silver door of the old theatre hall and lay on the crisp white beds, you’ll be taking off your shoes. Pay no mind to etiquette and good table manners. Put aside your existing (culinary) dogma and open your mind. let notorious performances amaze you or discover new talent. Open: Sun. - Wed.: 19:30 - 02:00 Thu. - Sat.:: 19:30 - 05:00 CLUBS CLUB NL Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 169, +31 20 622 7510, clubnl.nl Club NL is a sexy stylish house club in the centre of Amsterdam. Focusing on a sophisticated and complete nightclub experience. Great intimate atmosphere, superb national and international dj’s and -of course- great quality music. Open: Sun., Mon., Wed., Thu.: 23:00 - 03:00 Fri., Sat.: 23:00 - 04:00. ■
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ESSENTIAL INFORMATION AND USEFUL TIPS LANGUAGE Just about everyone speaks English in Amsterdam. Many people speak German and French too but not as well. Dutch is similar to German in the way that French and Italian are.
WEATHER Pleasantly sunny days of 20 to 30ºC in the summer. Spring and autumn are pleasant.
etc. you can ask to order you a taxi, or you can call +31 20 777 7777. Taxis are of good quality, but relatively expensive.
TRAINS Trains in the Netherlands are fast, frequently going, comfortable and relatively cheap. Many stations have a taxi-sharing scheme called “Treintaxi’s” which only cost about e 4,20. Check ns.nl for more information.
TIME Amsterdam time is one hour ahead of GMT; when daylight saving time is in operation the sun is at its highest point at around 1.40pm.
AMSTERDAMMERTJES An Amsterdammertje is the typical red brown steel bollard that is used to separate the sidewalk from the street in Amsterdam.
DRIVING A CAR IN AMSTERDAM Amsterdam’s historic centre wasn’t built for the modern means of transportation and as a result it has become quite congested over the years. Driving in Amsterdam is not recommended.
THROUGH THE CANALS Of course the canals are one of the major attractions of the ‘Venice of the North’. By daytime already very charming, by night they become even more enchanting because many of the canal houses and bridges are beautifully illuminated. You can sample the canal views by taking a canal tour with Blue Boat at the Stadhouderskade. We offer audio commentary in 21 languages. Our boats also give you an unique vantage point for taking the best photographs of the city! For reservations, see blueboat.nl or call +31 20 679 1370.
ELECTRICITY PUBLIC TRANSPORT Amsterdam can best be travelled by public transport. Parking is not only a problem, but also rather expensive. Public transport is well-organised and you can either take a tram, bus, metro or taxi. For information about travelling in the Netherlands, call +31 900 9292 or check 9292.nl/en.
TAXIS In the Netherlands it is not customary to hail a taxi. To take a taxi you go to a taxi rank, of which there are many. In your hotel, restaurants, shops,
The voltage in the Netherlands is 230 volts.
CANAL BIKES If you care to venture into the canals on your own or if you’re feeling energetic, you can also try the more adventurous pedal boats. You can set off from one landing stage and leave your Canal Bike at another. Drift through the canals in your own time, you cannot fail to discover the most surprising things. Call +31 20 626 5574 for more information. ■
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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 4/7/10 to Frederiksplein, tram 16/24 to Marie Heinekenplein. From July 22: M52 to De Pijp, tram 1/4/7/19 to Frederiksplein, tram 24 to Marie Heinekenplein). 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 Munt Square).
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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 (metro 51, 53, 54 or tram 9, 14 to Waterlooplein. From July 22, tram 9 does not run anymore).
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
Source: Amsterdam Tourism & Congres Bureau
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