Discover Benelux | Editor’s Note
Discover Benelux Issue 44, August 2017 Published 08.2017 ISSN 2054-7218 Published by Scan Group Print Liquid Graphic Ltd Executive Editor Thomas Winther Creative Director Mads E. Petersen Editor Anna Villeleger Copy-editor Isa Hemphrey Graphic Designer Mercedes Moulia Contributors Bas van Duren Cathy van Klaveren Charlotte van Hek Eddi Fiegel Ella Put Heidi Kokborg Juliën L’Ortye
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Welcome to our August issue! Whether at home or further afield, I hope you have been enjoying the summer so far and making the most of the longer days and balmy evenings. From open-air theatre to rooftop bars and a seemingly neverending list of festivals, there are certainly plenty of opportunities across the Benelux to celebrate into the small hours. This month, we hope to offer some inspiration with our jampacked guides to cities including Antwerp and Amsterdam. We ventured into some of the latter’s lesser known neighbourhoods to present just some of the many hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Someone who knows the Dutch capital pretty well is this month’s cover star, actress Sallie Harmsen. The Amsterdam native is currently one of the Netherlands’ most in-demand stars of stage and screen, and is also making a name for herself across the pond. We had the pleasure of chatting to the down-to-earth actress, who told us all about her passion for painting: whenever she is not performing, you will find multi-talented Harmsen creating in her artist’s studio. Talking of gifted Dutch females, we also caught up with Utrecht native Annelotte de Graaf, better known by her stage name Amber Arcades. There is so much more to this singer-songwriter than meets the eye: as well as being a talented musician, De Graaf holds a master’s degree in law, and previously worked as an assistant for war crimes tribunals at the United Nations. De Graaf has a big following in the UK, and this month will perform at the VISIONS festival in London and Sea Change Festival in Devon, England. If you have not yet discovered the celestial sounds of Amber Arcades, why not add her new EP Cannonball to your summer holiday playlist? I guarantee it will put you into chill-out mode. Wherever you are travelling, I wish you a wonderful summer!
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Anna Villeleger, Editor
Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.