Amsterdam Event Calendar for April 2017

Spring is here! And wow, it has been pretty gentle to us so far! Let’s keep the good vibes and bring you some cool events for this month! This is the Amsterdam Event Calendar for April!

Tulip Festival
When? April – 14th of May 

What? A Tulip Tour in Amsterdam!
Half a million tulips have been planted throughout Amsterdam that will open in April throughout May at more than 35 spots in Amsterdam. Plan your own Tulip Route. Check the website for locations. www.tulpfestival.com

Bo Nam X The Aiscream Karaoke Show
When? 8th of April at Bo Nam
What? Karaoke at the best Vietnamese restaurant in Amsterdam
On high demand, Bo Nam is hosting a second karaoke extravaganza next Saturday from 23:00 onwards! For the best seats, make sure to book your table/ booth for diner.  And don’t worry, if you’re only dropping by to sing a tune or two, they will also make sure there’s a special bites menu available. www.facebook.com/bonamnl

Pure Markt at the Amstelpark
When? 9th of April
What? A fair, organic market in the Amstelpark
I love this market because it’s in my favorite park in Amsterdam, Amstelpark. A little more far out of the city center but worth paying a visit to on a Sunday. The pure market is a place to explore, discover, taste and learn about all the different foods of Holland (and the rest of the world). Try some Dutch Gouda cheese, Surinam roti, Indian curry, American pie or a freshly chucked oyster. Order an organic beer, coffee or wine to go. 

Eventbrite Gentle Yoga Classes
When? Every Saturday throughout April, Lijnbaansgracht 173
What? Yoga classes organized by Expats Republic in Amsterdam
The man behind Expats in Amsterdam organized these gentle yoga classes for beginners as well as experienced practitioners that includes playful teamwork.  The class only cost 9 euro’s per lesson and are given by Anna Kushnir who has more than 10 years experience in this field. Bring comfy clothes and a mat (you can rent one for 1 euro) Check here for tickets and more info.

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Sjefietshé at Jacobsz Amsterdam
When? 14th – 16th of April at Restaurant Jacobz
What? A ceviche pop-up restaurant
After a successful edition at the Hoxton, Sjefietshé is back and this time at Jacobsz Amsterdam. Enjoy a 4 course menu of fish, cocktails and music. More info on Facebook

DGTL Festival
When?
15th – 16th of April (Easter Wknd) at Amsterdam NDSM
What? The first techno festival of the season!
The line up is a mix between the big names and the underground techno DJ’s. We especially love this festival because they are so innovating towards sustainability. They use solar panels to gain electricity for the music stages, only serve vegetarian food and have a greenhouse on location. They are also introducing a new concept called the ECO COIN. Tickets are around 50 euro and only Sunday or weekend tickets are still available. 

Amsterdam Denim Days
When? 17th – 23rd of April at Westergasfabriek
What? For denim lovers
Find special edition jeans, follow workshops, enjoy discounts, check out expositions and more. This is for the die hard denim fans. Tickets are 10 euro online and 12 euro at the door. www.amsterdamdenimdays.com

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De IJHallen Fleamarket
When? 22nd & 23rd of April, NDSM Werf
What? The biggest fleamarket in Amsterdam!
Last month we strolled around and found some cool items and vintage clothing so we can’t wait for this month! Pay 5 euro per person to get in. Kids pay 2 euro. Parking is free. Bring a warm coat because it can get chilly, even if the market is inside the large hall. Want to sell stuff? You can order a stall on the Website.

Koningsdag (Kingsday)
When? 27th of April

What? Celebrating the Dutch Kings birthday
This needs a little introduction. If you’re not Dutch and you are visiting our country on the 26th/27th of April, you’re in for a treat..
Kingsday 2017 (previously called Queensday) is a true happening in the Netherlands. First of all, we celebrate the Kings birthday and everybody gets a day off work. Secondly, there are a large number of flea markets all throughout the country but Amsterdam is probably the biggest when it comes to selling junk on the streets and organizing parties. The night before Kingsday, which is called Kingsnight (duh), is also worth going out for. There are night markets and a few parties. On Kingsday the parties start at 12 noon and finish by 8pm. After that you can go to a few clubs. We advise you to check out the flea markets in the morning to experience the real Kingsday. Oh and..dress up in orange. (it’s the new black!)

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Enjoy this April in Amsterdam! This calendar will be updated regularly so keep an eye out! 

Love,

Wander-Lust

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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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

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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

Amsterdam Event Calendar for September

Oh nooo, summer is fading and we hate to see her go. But don’t let that kill your enjoyment for September because we have a month full of cool events that will make this a month to look forward to!

The Art of Banksy
When? until 30th of Sept, Beurs van Berlage
What? Work from the legendary street artist Banksy
There will be around 85 art pieces on display at this exposition of street artist Banksy. You can see canvas, paintings, sculptures and installations. Get your tickets here. www.theartofbanksy.amsterdam

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Czaar Peter Festival
When? 3rd of Sept, Conscious Hotel, Overtoom 514
What? A street party by once voted as the nicest street in Amsterdam
Every year this awesome street organizes a street party for young and old with fashion, music, food, nice stuff to buy and drinks. for more info check Facebook

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West Beach Film Festival
When? 8th – 28th of Sept, Noordzijde 41 from 5pm to late

What? Outdoor Movies in New West
On 11 consecutive nights, a selection of top films are screened outdoor next to the Sloterplasbad swimming pool. For free! Grab a drink and a snack and settle in for some movie magic, whether it be a silver-screen classic or a blockbusting new release. Open-air film specialists Pluk de Nacht will provide guest programming during two nights of the festival. Entrance is free and doors open from 5pm. 

Roef Festival
When? 9th of Sept, several rooftops 5pm – 11pm (plus afters)
What? An intimate festival celebrating the best rooftops in Amsterdam
Rooftops participating are NEST, The Student Hotel, Volkshotel de Badplaats, HvA Benno Premselahuis,  Zoku , Nederlandse Filmacademie, C Amsterdam and the The Theaterschool. Tickets are at 12,50 euro. For more info visit their website

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Magneet Festival
When? 9th – 11th of Sept, Zeeburgereiland (East Amsterdam)
What? A festival for the free spirit
No spectators, only participators is their motto and they live by it. Magneet festival is for old and young, even children. Come and eat, dance, see, do and enjoy! Tickets are available here.

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Source: Magneet Festival

Go with the Glow Vegan Brunch
When? 18th of Sept, Supperclub
What? 2 hot sisters throw a killer vegan brunch
They started about 6 months ago and it’s been a huge succes for these vegan sisters. Every time they host their vegan brunch at a different location and this time it’s in the Supperclub! Apart from the food you will get a goodiebag and there will be speakers and a market. For a spot and price check Facebook.

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Inner Peace Conference
When? 1-2 of Oct, Several locations in Amsterdam
What? A bit of peace in our hectic city lives
Because this event starts right on the 1st of October, we want to highlight this event a bit earlier so you get the chance to participate. You may have heard of Delight Yoga in Amsterdam. Well, these guys are organizing the Inner Peace Conference where they invite some of the World’s most inspiring teachers, yogis, meditators, writers and musicians to practice inner peace together. It’s the first time an event like this is hosted in Amsterdam and it’s pretty big. Locations vary from The Vondel Church to the Beurs van Berlage. To score your tickets go to the website

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There are also a lot of Music Festival happening in the beginning of september, here are our favorites:

Pleinvrees Festival, 3rd of September
Valtivest, 3rd of September
Zeezout Festival, 3rd of September
Into The Woods, 9th of September

Keep an eye out for this calendar as we keep adding more stuff throughout the month!

Love,

Wander-Lust

Amsterdam event calendar for December

There’s so much happening in Amsterdam all year round. Find out what’s up in Amsterdam in the month December.
Check out the Amsterdam event calendar and enjoy!

Amsterdam Light Festival
When?
Nov 28th – Jan 17th / All Day
What? 
The heart of Amsterdam will light up with beautiful light installations.
Kicking off this Saturday, our previous Queen Beatrix will open the 4th edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival. This years theme is friendship.

So take your best friend and enjoy classical music from accompanist Merlijn Twaalfhoven and more. The opening takes place in front of the National Opera & Ballet entrance.
www.amsterdamlightfestival.com

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Cool installations will light up Amsterdam. (source: iamsterdam.com)

Badplaats Winter sessions at Volkshotel
When? 6th of December and onwards / 1pm – 5pm
What? Rooftop hot tubs with live music and drinks. Awesome.
Hidden at Volkshotel’s rooftop, there’s a very special place called Badplaats. This mini spa, including three hot tubs and a sauna, is usually only open to hotel guests. But this winter it’s open to anyone! Every first Sunday of the month, it’s time for an extra special Badplaats Winter Sessions including storytelling or live music. There will be blankets and Jameson Irish Whiskey will provide drinks to keep you warm. All you’ll have to do is bring your swim wear. Entrance is free!
For more info check here.

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Christmas Tree Market at Hutspot Rozengracht
When? Dec 12th (all day but the X-mas Tree Market is open till 4pm)
What? Not only can you buy all your gifts at Hutspot, but also your Christmas tree! 
Hutspot has teamed up with Kerstbomen Amsterdam and Penelope’s to complete the Christmas feeling by making some delicious Hot Chocolate with Marshmallow, Glühwein, and some nice bites like gingerbread and chocolate. There will be a live jazz band too!
Check here for all the info

The Detox Tour at Hortus Botanicus
When? Dec 13th from 1pm
What? Enjoy an afternoon of natural energy and nutrition with a tasting workshop and a healthy lifestyle.
The Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam is more than just a place to chill with the plants. See, learn, smell and taste during a tour about edible products from nature. You can then sit down at 14.30 at the workshop of food bloggers! They provide tips and tricks for a healthier lifestyle and you have the opportunity to ask questions. 

Be quick if you want to join in because full is full! Check the Facebook page for more info

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More than plants at the Hortus Botanicus this Month!

Xmas Market À Là x House of Sakk
When? Dec 13th / 11am – 7pm
What? The 2 brands join hands and organize their first ever Christmas Market at Pistache in Amsterdam
Enjoy delicious snacks and drinks with the best fashion, interior, art, jewelry and accessory brands. Just in time for Christmas!

Check the Facebook Event for more info

Local Goods Market Christmas Edition
When? Dec 19th & 20th 12pm – 17.30
What? Local brands and products in Amsterdam
Fashion brands, amazing food, furniture and more. Expect the usual suspects and new faces at this Christmas edition.

I love the fact that only local brands participate. You’ll be surprised on how many cool and new idea’s there are!
www.localgoodsmarket.nl

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Get your local goods at the Hallen in Amsterdam. (source: De Hallen)

Not in Amsterdam, but too good to ignore:

Allerhande Christmasfestival in Utrecht
When? Dec 11th – 13th 10am – 10pm
What? The most popular supermarket in the Netherlands is hosting a Christmas Festival
For three days long there will be a feast of inspiration about food & drink at the railway museum in Utrecht. From starter to dessert, from drinks to breakfast. There are cooking workshops and live music, an inviting ice skating ring with winter delights, and there are all sorts of fun activities for children.
Tickets cost 10 euro’s for adults
www.allerhandekerstfestival.nl

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Source Allerhande

We will update this calendar whenever needed so keep an eye out!

Happy Holidays!

Wander-Lust

Summer events calendar 2015

Summer is here which means there are uncountable outside activities around the world.
To give you a closer look on what’s on this summer, we’ve picked our favourite things to do and made a summer events calendar overview just for you!

June

Ocean Mania in Ibiza.
Get yourself ready for the ultimate wipeout on water! This June, San Antonio bay will open the world’s first inflatable water park. 650 sq of bouncy walls, cushions, climbing towers and floating catapults will make you want to pay the 20 euro’s for the whole day (this includes a beer and a slice of pizza!)
When: from June

www.oceanmania.es
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Source: Ocean Mania

Big Apple Block Party, New York
Enjoy award-winning barbecue, cooking seminars, Southern fare, and live rock, blues, and soul at New Yorks Madison Square Park.
When: 13th -14th of June
www.bigapplebbq.org

July

Algarve International Sand Sculpture Festival
This sandy delight runs right up to the end of October, where you can spot sand sculptures of all sorts and sizes. This years theme is Music & Instruments.
If you are feeling creative, you can learn how to create a sand sculpture yourself in Pera, about 30 min west of Faro.
www.fiesa.org
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Source: Best sand sculptures

Vans US open of Surfing, California
For all you surfers out there: this is THE event you should go to.
This event is huge and attracts the elite of surfing. Kelly Slater and Julian Wilson will all be catching the best waves and the event is open and free to the public. Get you beach hair ready and see some real action this summer!
When: 25th Juli – 2nd August

www.vansusopenofsurfing.com
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Turn up the heat at Huntington Beach this year

August

Sail 2015, Amsterdam
Once every 4 years ships and boats from all over the world gather in the port of Amsterdam and open their doors to the public.

Have a look at the program because there is lot’s to do while it’s on and make sure you see the firework displays!
When: 19th -23rd August
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Source: fifteen.nl

La Tomatina, Buñol Spain
I’m sure you’ve heard of this huge tomato fight in Spain. This year it’s even bigger and better because the tomato throwing festival celebrates it’s 70th anniversary on the 26th of August. If you go, be sure to take your goggles and an old white shirt.
When: 26th of August
www.latomatina.info/en/
Spain, Valencia Region, Bunol City, Tomatina Festival (Tomato festival)
Source: Robert Harding

Singapore’s Golden Jubilee
Celebrating their 50 year independence, this will be spectaculair. It’s worth traveling for!
When: 9th of August
www.singapore50.sg

September

Oktober Fest, Germany
Yes, we want to give this famous crazy beer event a little mention in this calendar.
Why? It’s something you must do/see once in your lifetime!
Drink, watch, enjoy and pack some aspirin in your suitcase..
When: 19th Sept – 4th Oct.

www.oktoberfest.de/en/
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Source: UK Telegraph

All summer long
Of course there are some events which you can enjoy all summer long and why wouldn’t you?? 

Flaminco Pier, London
Last summer this was one of the best and most fun pop up parties of 2014. This summer they are back!
Good news for the peeps that love palmtrees, cocktails and flamingo’s. It’s on at the Hackney Wick’s Counter Cafe, the venue’s floating area, and the counter’s moored canalside boat. The fun thing here is that they have a different theme each night. This could be a different exotic location or ‘postcard’, with food, drink inspired by the setting and custom projections to bring the theme to life visually: Bali, , Phillipines and the Seychelles are all on the list, so prepare to be treated to some wild and wonderful tastes, soundtracked by top disco, house and funk DJs. Get your tickets at the door early to avoid disappointment.
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Source: Flaminco pier Facebook

Caminitio del Ray
Recently reopened, this thrilling footpath is great of adventure seekers.

Renovation cost a staggering 2,5 million euro’s! Wear a helmet and get ready to walk the scary trail of 3km pinned down walkpath. Don’t look down..
www.elcaminitodelrey.com/
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Source: traveller Australia

Where are you going this summer? Did we miss out on a must see/do event? Tell us and we might add it!

Love,

Elke