The Avocado Show is hosting a ADE dinner

The Amsterdam Dance Event has kicked off and there are too many parties to mention. There is one, however, that is a little bit different and we think avocado lovers are going to like this.

The Avocado Show is hosting a ADE dinner on the 20th & 21st of October and will offer a 3-course meal for just 25 euro! On Friday & Saturday night you can sign up this unique 3-course all avocado frenzy with their famous Mini Poké Bowl, the lush Avo Bun Burger ánd the signature dessert The Date Cake. There will be vegan options available for those who want. If you can’t make it for dinner, the Avocado Show will be open for snacks and cocktails after 21.30.

There are some rules though:
- Buy your tickets and arrive at the restaurant anytime between 19:30 and 21:00.
- They recommend one person to buy all tickets for your table, to guarantee your party is sat together.
- If you would like the vegan menu, please add a comment to your booking stating how many of your party would like this option.

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The best ADE dinner yet?

Seats are very limited, but available NOW with this link: http://bit.do/

Happy ADE!

Elke

Amsterdam Event Calendar for October 2017

October, with your wonderful colors and colder days.. We can’t wait to see what you have lined up this month! Enjoy the Amsterdam Event Calendar for October!

Weekend van de Weteschap at NEMO
When? 7th & 8th of October, NEMO
What? Free entrance to the best kids museum in Amsterdam
During the Weekend of Science on the 7th and 8th of October, the NEMO Science Museum is open for free! This way everyone get’s the chance to meet the science museum. The whole weekend is about ‘life in the universe’. You can participate in several workshops and enjoy spectacular demonstrations. 

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Check out NEMO for free this weekend! (photo by DigiDaan)

Pure Market
When? 8th & 15 of October, Amstelpark & Amsterdamse Bos
What? A food and goods market in our favorite park!
It’s the 2nd Sunday of a new month, so this means that the lovely Pure Market is here! It’s great to bring your kids too! On the 8th it’s held in Amstelpark (one of our favorite parks), and on the 15th it’s being held in the Amsterdamse Bos. For all editions check this link.

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When? 8th of October, Foodcentre

What? Food of different countries
Once a year, the food centre opens up to the public instead of just businesses. There will be a BBQ contest and the gehaktbal of the year. It’s inside the hall so 100% dry! www.foodcenter.nl

Kloffie Market
When? 14th & 15th of October, Foodhallen passage
What? Second hand clothing & products
Selected choice of private sellers who offer one-of-a-kind garments of mid & high-end segment. Facebook

Kloffie Market Amsterdam

Amsterdam Jacuzzi Festival
When? 14th of October
What? With bubbles in bubbles
Amsterdam’s first Jacuzzi festival in the heart of the city… A relaxing & dancing festival with a lot of jacuzzi’s, amazing, entertainment, massages, lounge area, the tastiest drinks, LIVE music stage with dancefloor & many Dj’s. Facebook

Beyond Green
When? 20th of October

What? Beyond Green is an annual symposium that uses the collective power of students and industry to design the future of fashion and tackle issues throughout the fashion system. 
It started in 2005 at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) and since 2016 has been a collaborative initiative between Circle Economy and AMFI. We will take students and industry on a 5-step journey into circularity and introduce you to the latest tools, innovations, and know-how that you need to challenge the status quo. Between the keynotes and guests, you will find the experts, innovators, and business mavericks who are boldly reimagining the future of fashion. The audience of 400 will include AMFI students and brands (last year’s attendees included G-Star, Filippa K, H&M, Calvin Klein, IKEA) as well as the new circular eco-system of collectors, sorters and recyclers (eg. Salvation Army, Recover, Worn Again). More info and tickets here.

Amsterdam Dance Event
When? 18th – 22nd of October, at many locations in Amsterdam
What? The biggest dance & techno festival in the Netherlands
Amsterdam is famous for a lot of things but when it comes to dance music, it’s ADE. Amsterdam Dance Event. More than around 300.000 people visit Amsterdam in October to dance their butts of to the biggest names in the dance and techno scene. Kicking off with ADE Green on October the 18th which you can still buy tickets for. More info on www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl

dgtl at ADE Green

Halloween in Amsterdam
When? 27th – 31st of October, several locations
What? fright night in Amsterdam
Get your scariest outfit out of the closet, because it’s time for Halloween! There are many events and parties in Amsterdam but some of the highlights are the official Halloween Parade, Mokkum Halloween, The Amsterdam Dungeon, and the Toyland Halloween Party.

Expat Republic Networking Drinks
When? 19th of October, from 6pm at Market 33

What? A cool way to get to know expats and professionals in Amsterdam
Join Expat Republic (check their website for more events!) an evening of professional networking, social networking and fun. This event is for those looking to expand their professional as well as personal network. This event is about connecting you with folks who can be of assistance and vice versa. Need a sounding board for something? come by. The event is free but you need to buy your own drinks at the bar. More info here

How to make the most out of a business trip

Enjoy this month’s events calendar and remember to check it every weekend as we will add new events throughout the month!

Love,

Wander-Lust

Why you should visit ADE Green this year

ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) is around the corner and with that comes the important conference that is ADE Green. Subjects like sustainability, innovation and social change are discussed and shared in a one day conference on the 18th of October. The conference is kicking of the Amsterdam Dance Event and includes inspirational speakers, ideas and practical workshops. Time to let you know why you should go this year and what not to miss.

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ADE Green last year

Climate Change, the giant awakening
what? A lecture by professor Chris Rapley, climate scientist at University College London
When & where? 10.15 – 11:00, De La Mar D5 Panel Room
Professor Chris Rapley, former director of the British Antarctic Survey and one of the world’s leading climate scientists, has been warning the world for years that lack of action on climate change will have catastrophic impacts in future decades. His theater play “2071: The World We’ll Leave Our Grandchildren” looks at how climate has changed in the past, how and why it is changing now, and the need for humanity to act to avoid dangerous disruption in the future. In this lecture he will perform sections from his theater play and talk about his belief that creativity must be at the center of shaping our future climate.

ADE Green is bringing innovating heads together to create something great for our future

Sustainability Management in a nutshell, the how-to-guide from a Greener Festival Founder
What? Claire O’Neill is the founder of A Greener Festival, a non-profit organisation dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of music festivals and events.
When & where? 11:45 – 12.30, De La Mar D11 Panel Room
Working with a wide range of festivals and events in various management and co-ordination roles for over 10 years, Claire has a vast amount of experience in event management, production, logistics and operations. In this interactive session she will be offering an overview of sustainable event management, touching on a broad range of topics including policy, power, procurement, waste management, water use, traffic and transport, external reach and behavioral change. The workshop aims to frame and define sustainability as the thread that runs throughout the life cycle of an event. If you want to make your event more sustainable but don’t know where to start or how to up your game, join us for this definitive ‘how to’ guide on event management, all in one hour-long session.

Pussy versus Putin, Documentary film
What? A documentary about the female band Pussy Riot who were sentenced to two years in a Russian labour camp for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred”.
When & where? 13.15 – 15:00, Melkweg
In addition to the live interview with Nadya Tolokonnikova later in the day, there will also be a screening of the documentary ‘Pussy vs Putin’ in which each step of the feminist punk band’s battle against Putin is portrayed, including their first disruptive performances on a trolley bus wearing brightly colored balaclavas (emblazoned with the motto “Kill a Sexist”), scenes of them shooting their video about transparent elections, their controversial performance in the cathedral in Red Square, and footage shot from behind bars. A must see!

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Nadya Tolokonnikova

Designing Out Waste, How to Become a Circular Festival – presented by DGTL
What? This panel will propose and discuss solutions for  identifying and redesigning materials to fit the needs of festival producers.
When & where? 14:00 – 15:00 De La Mar Theater, D8 Panel Room
Festivals are temporary cities whose organizers have started to look into how they can make the transition towards circular production in every area.  Beyond the music, organizers must provide infrastructure and facilities including energy, sanitation, catering, water, mobility, and waste management. Transitioning these mini-cities into sustainable events isn’t easy. Take for example the fact that the average  festival visitor generates up to 2,3 kg of waste per day (more than the average citizen). How can we look beyond the current “take, make, dispose” mentality employed in festivals to design out waste? Where can we redefine products and services in order to minimize the negative impact of a festival?

dgtl at ADE Green
DGTL Festival, a pioneer when it comes to sustainability

Can Festivals Help To Improve Humanitarian Assistance?
What? In this interview, Duncan Stutterheim, founder of ID&T and chairman of the board of Open-House, and Juriaan Lahr, Director of International Operations at The Netherlands Red Cross, will discuss how we can further explore humanitarian innovation in a festival context and what is needed to bring this to scale.
Where & When? 14:15 – 14:45, De La Mar Theater, D1 Panel Room
For the past 18 months, innovation platform Open-House and the Netherlands Red Cross have worked together on a pilot project to identify new ways to bring humanitarian assistance. Although seemingly worlds apart, this pilot has shown that festivals can offer a safe and accessible testing ground for humanitarian innovation. A successful demonstration was held at Mysteryland last summer and, thanks to our collaboration, a solar energy unit was deployed during the Irma response in Sint Maarten. Something we need to talk about.

Art For Social Change
What: An interview with Nadya Tolokonnikova from Pussy Riot

When & Where? 16:45 – 17:30, De La Mar Theater, D7 Panel Room
Nadya Tolokonnikova is a Russian conceptual artist and a political activist. Most people know her from the infamous Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot. The group staged performances of provocative punk rock in unusual public places, which were edited into music videos. These events included themes like feminism, LGBTQI+ rights and opposing the Russian President, Vladimir Putin. The collective gained international attention when they were arrested in 2011 for performing an anti-Putin protest song in a Moscow Cathedral and were consequently sent to Russia’s harshest prison for two years. This is going to be an interesting talk for sure.

Plenty of food for thought and innovation. See you on the 18th of October?
Tickets cost €35,- and are available here. To find out more about ADE Green and the rest of the program, visit the ADE website.

Love,

Elke

Amsterdam Event Calendar for October

Leaves are starting to fall to the ground but Amsterdam is still shining as always! As the temperatures beginning to lower down, it’s time to grab those jackets out of the closet and head over to these cool events this October!

90 years of Marilyn Monroe
When? until the 5th of Feb, De Nieuwe Kerk
What? Celebrating the iconic style icon
In the year that she would have turned 90 years old, the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church on the Dam Square) is showcasing photographs and items from her house in this exhibition. Items include accessories, clothes and other personal belongings. Website

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90 years of Marilyn

Klik! Amsterdam Animation Festival
When? 25th – 30th of Oct, EYE
What? Everything to do with animation
Celebrating it’s 9th edition, the Klik! Animation Festival is a 6 day treat for animation lovers. You can follow workshops, see movies, masterclasses and 2 premieres with a party to end the festival. More info here: www.klik.amsterdam

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Green Up Your Life & National Geograhic Channel present: Before The Flood Screening
When? 26th of Oct, Chicago Social Club
What? Exclusive screening of the documentaire Before The Flood
Elke and Emanuelle Vos are organizing this event in collaboration with the National Geographic Channel. The documentary will be aired on Television on the 30th of October so this screening is the exclusive premiere. Directed by Fisher Stevens, Produced by Leonardo Dicaprio and Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese. Before The Flood is the most important film you will see this year.

Before The Flood Screening

A Mokum Halloween story
When? 29th of Oct, Elementenstraat Amsterdam 9pm – 5am

What?  Halloween party
Fat Kids Cake, Absolut & Levi’s bring you to a classic horror flicks from the ’80s; the golden age of horror on Elementenstreet!
You will find three floors each representing a classic ’80s horror theme:
1. For Urban / Eclectic / Party lovers
Massacre at Prom Night, Class of ’89 Elementenstreet High
Urban / Eclectic / Party
2: For House / Disco lovers
Absolut presents: Close Encounters of the Stranger Things
3: For ’90s / Classics / Anything goes lovers
Stomping Ground of the Louisiana Lagoon Bog Beast
Dresscode?
Anything Halloween goes. ’80s inspired outfits are a bonus.
Informatie & tickets here

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24H Noord
When? 29th of Oct, Amsterdam North 6am – 6pm
What? Discover North Amsterdam in 24 Hours
24H Amsterdam is an opportunity to experience the city in new ways. In 24 hours, you have the time to discover the best of Amsterdam North this month. Clubs, restaurant, shops and other venues are grabbing their chance to show their best bits on the 29th of October. Website

24H Noord

IJhallen Market
When? 29th – 30st of Oct, IJhallen North Amsterdam
What? Amsterdam biggest fleamarket
Find old furniture, clothes, antiques and other quircky finds. The market is inside and starts at 9am until 16.30. Our advice is to be quick because they won’t keep the best till last here! The next market will be in the last weekend of October. www.ijhallen.nl

Love,

Wander-Lust

*This calendar will be updated throughout the month

Where to stay during Amsterdam Dance Event

Amsterdam is famous for a lot of things but when it comes to dance music, it’s ADE. Amsterdam Dance Event. More than 300.000 people visited Amsterdam last October to dance their butts of to the biggest names in the dance and techno scene. A large amount of  people need a place to stay so the hotel and Airbnb business is booming during this time. So where to stay? Well, these are some contenders that might come in handy during the best nights of your life;

The Student Hotel (East & West)
Young professionals, globetrotters and students love staying at this hotel. Prices are very reasonable and they now have 2 locations in Amsterdam. Enjoy events, meet ups, and work dates. If you want to stay a bit longer, there is a community kitchen available and you can get a bicycle to explore the city. Double rooms are around €100 per night. www.thestudenthotel.com

City Hub Amsterdam (West)
This is a great self service accommodation if you’re out all night and busy exploring Amsterdam all day. Instead of dorms or hotel rooms, you sleep in a private cabin. These fit up to 2 people. Each Hub has a giant, double bed, wifi, app-controlled lighting and a personal audio streaming system. Pretty cool.
There are a total of 50 cabins and you share the toilets and showers. expect to pay a little more around Amsterdam Dance Event but rooms normally go for about 60 euro per night. www.cityhub.com

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The cubicles of City Hub

Conscious Hotels (Vondelpark)
Right behind the Vondelpark and access to the lunch/dinner district of Amsterdam’s De Overtoom, you have a perfect location with trams stopping near the hotel. This hotel is extra special because they are one of the most sustainable hotels in Amsterdam. Enjoy a organic breakfast to get you back on your feet after a wild night. Rooms go for €130 per night at the moment. www.conscioushotels.com

Generator Hostel (East)
I’ve actually stayed in this brand new poshtel when it first opened. I really loved it because although it’s a hostel, you feel really at easy and it doesn’t get any cleaner and hip than at Generator. Each room features air conditioning, bed linen and a private bathroom with shower. You can share rooms or choose a premium room for 2. The hostel is situated right next to the Oosterpark and you will be in vibrant area “De Pijp” in no time. Prices do go up during Amsterdam Dance Event so get your friends together and start sharing! Gernerator/Amsterdam

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Generator Hostel

Teleport Hotel (New West)
This hotel used to be an office and has been open since this summer. It’s used by party seekers all over the world as the Sloterdijk train Station is just around the corner and even though you’re not in the city center, it’s pretty easy to get to. They organize free tours through Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport is only 2 train stops away. They are planning an event in November where they invite several graffiti artist to pimp the rooms as they still look a bit boring due to the office look. www.teleporthotel.nl

Volkshotel (East)
Love, love, love this hotel. It’s a place where people come together and clever visual references to the building’s history as a newspaper office occur throughout (newsprint wallpaper, archive photographs of Amsterdam’s rebellious counterculture). Double rooms could go for as little at €69,- and you’re in the city center before you know it. Book it here

Hotel Not Hotel (Old West)
If you’re looking for something special, you will find it here. The name already gives a slight hint because it’s a hotel, but not really.. The concept is pretty cool. No room is the same and they are designed by different artist. Some rooms are hidden behind bookshelves, others look like a Mexican house or you can sleep in an old tram. Some rooms literally only have a bed in them but the beds and mattresses are luxurious and will have you sleep like a baby. The hotel is in west Amsterdam and parallel to the up and coming Kinkerstraat. Local Club “Het Sieraad” will host a few good parties during the Amsterdam Dance Event. There are only a few rooms so be quick if you want to be lucky. Hotel Not Hotel

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Not just a book shelve..

YAYS Apartments
If you wanna feel right at home, you should try YAYS. These are apartments with style and class in local area’s throughout Amsterdam. The people who work behind the front desk are always locals so they know exactly where you should go. You have many options of which you can choose from and all apartments have a kitchen and private bathrooms. There are 3 locations of which one is near the Central Station. Check it out! www.yays.com

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Yays is great for getting the local experience

Take your pick and whichever hotel you choose, dance your butts off at Amsterdam Dance Event! ADE is held from the 19th – 23rd of October.

Love,

Elke

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