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COVER FEATURE 32 Sallie Harmsen You may have spotted Sallie Harmsen appear-

36 Special Guide: Amsterdam Noord, Amsterdam Oost & Amsterdam Zuidoost

ing alongside Jared Leto in the trailer for this

From edgy industrial monuments to hip water-

autumn’s eagerly anticipated Blade Runner

side hangouts, we showcase the hidden gems

sequel, which also stars Ryan Gosling and

of some of the Dutch capital’s lesser known

Harrison Ford. The Amsterdam native may be

areas. With superb nightlife and some of the

making a name for herself internationally yet, as

city’s best restaurants, these are neighbour-

she explains in our exclusive interview, Harm-

hoods not to be missed.

sen is equally happy performing in European arthouse films. We caught up with the 28-yearold during some of her rare downtime to discuss the art of acting.

THEMES 10 Spotlight on Amsterdam-West & The Jordaan The Jordaan is arguably the most quintessentially Dutch neighbourhood in the Netherlands,

BUSINESS 52 Company profiles, regulars and more We look at the month ahead in Benelux business, as well as showcasing some of the region’s leading consultancy firms and technology experts.

FEATURES 68 Amber Arcades

while Amsterdam-West is a vibrant melting

Dutch singer-songwriter Annelotte de Graaf,

pot brimming with culture. Discover the di-

better known by her stage name Amber

verse delights these districts have to offer in

Arcades, is renowned for her unique brand

our special guide.

of ethereal indie pop. We caught up with the 28-year-old artist and discovered a pop star

20 Antwerp: The Perfect Summer City

with multiple layers.

Antwerp is undoubtedly Belgium’s capital of cool. From music festivals to world-class ex-

78 Benelux Beats

hibitions, there is always something going on

Discover Benelux spoke to Marien Dorleijn,

in this stylish summer destination. From foodie

frontman of Dutch five-piece Moss, about the

hotspots to must-see museums, we present

band’s decision to follow a new direction on

our favourite addresses in the city of diamonds.

their latest album Strike.


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Fashion Picks  |  8 Desirable Designs  |  72 Out & About  |  77 Columns

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Profile for Scan Client Publishing

Discover Benelux, Issue 44, August 2017  

Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.

Discover Benelux, Issue 44, August 2017  

Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.