Amsterdam Event Calendar for March 2017

Yes yes, we’ve seen the sunlight, the warm golden beams on our skins and it kinda feels like Spring! March is here and Amsterdam is done with early darkness. Besides the urge to go outside more often, Amsterdam is packed with cool events this month. Where will you go? This is our Amsterdam Event Calendar for March.

Watching the Stars at Artis
When? 4th of March at Artis

What? Watch the stars through a telescope and learn
Enjoy the stars up and close in the planetarium of Zoo Artis. Besides looking at the stars you can also design your own planet or visit one of the shows in the planetarium. Good to know; entrance is totally free! More info

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Eventbrite Gentle Yoga Classes
When? Every Saturday throughout December, 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.

24H Oost
When? 11th of March in and around Amsterdam East
What? 24H Oost is the opportunity to enjoy the very best that Amsterdam Oost has to offer.
On the weekend of 11 March 2016, Amsterdam Oost takes centre stage for 24 hours! Head to the east of Amsterdam to enjoy a wealth of workshops, guided tours, performances, food and drink, music and parties. More info here.

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Cocktail Week
When?
6th – 12th of March
What? Learn about the art of cocktails in various locations
It’s the first time this event is being organized and from the 6th of March you can visit several bars where you can learn all about cocktails. Join a workshop, taste the best cocktails and meet the professionals Albert van Beeck Calkoen, Tess Posthumus, Timo Janse and Kevin Kroon. For more info check the Facebook Page.

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Amsterdam Coffee Festival
When? 10h – 12th of March at Westergasfabriek
What? Coffee, Coffee and…Coffee!
It’s the 4th edition in Amsterdam for the Coffee Festival. Meet barista’s, drink specialty coffee, learn the trade and check out the latest coffee trends! Tickets are available here.

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De IJHallen Fleamarket
When? 11th + 12th March, 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.

Movie Night At The BijlmerBajes
When? 17th of March at the Bijlmerbajes 4pm – 9pm

What? Movies at Amsterdam’s most famous jails
The Bijlmerbajes cinema is organizing it’s first movie night in the former Bijlmerbajes/ Lola Lik. We are working with a cinema team of refugees that will be trained to program and host their own movie nights in the canteen of Lola Lik. Our partners are EYE Filmmuseum, IDFA, International Film Festival Rotterdam – IFFR and Taartrovers. More info on the Facebook page.

Free Yoga Class with Go With The Glow
When? 20th of March at the Roos (near Vondelpark)
What? Vegan sisters Machiné give a relaxing yoga class
Vegan hotties Isabella and Loulou Machiné are giving you a little preview on what’s to come during their Yoga Retreat in Bali this coming May. Starting at 7pm until 9.30pm you can enjoy an easy flow Vinyasa Yoga class, meditation and a short introduction about a vegan lifestyle. Sign up for the class by emailing the sisters via: info@gowiththeglow.nl. More info here.

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Amsterdam Wine Festival
When? 24th- 26th of March at Westergasfabriek

What? Taste, learn and buy wine!
An event by wine lover for wine lovers! Meet farmers and taste different wines and be inspired at the first edition of the Amsterdam Wine Festival. Tickets cost 12 euro and include a glass of wine! www.amsterdamwinefestival.nl

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

Love,

Wander-Lust

Amsterdam Event Calendar for February 2017

Hello February! Lot’s of markets, dinner and other cool events this month, enjoy!

Thuishaven Wintercircus
When? 26th of February at Contactweg 68

What? Techno in a tent
This edition will be pretty awesome because Joris Voorn is the headliner this Sunday. Other DJ’s are Ici Sans Merci and Tim Engelhardt. Tickets are sold out but always last minute available if you check on their FB Page.

Secret Rooms at Volkshotel
When? 26th of February at the Volkshotel
What? A Theatre Festival inside the Volkshotel
Once a year, Volkshotel transforms into one big stage where bright, new theatre makers go wild. Expect a festival where you might bump into a little band in the elevator, join a theater-genius in an intimate hotel room or get lost in the smokey basement. Tickets are between €7,50 and €12,50 per show. Available online at www.volkshotel.nl/secretrooms

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The Morning at ZOKU
When? 26h of February at ZOKU
What? Winter wellness
On the 26th of February we once again invite you to join us for The Morning, a new breakfast experience where locals, travellers and other like-minded folks meet over a delicious three course breakfast. After the sell-out first edition at The Hoxton, The Morning crew will prepare another epic feast, this time at the stunning Zoku Amsterdam. Ticket are 20 euro and include three courses, one juice, unlimited coffee, tea and water. 
www.billetto.nl/nl/events/the-morning-zoku

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Go With The Glow Pop-Up Restaurant
When? 27th of February at Thirty5ive Wine & Foodbar

What? Meatless Monday has never been so sexy
You may have heard of the Go With The Glow girls before. These sexy vegans are hosting a pop-up vegan lunch every month and this time they have a pop-up restaurant at Thirthy5ive wine & food bar. Enjoy the choice of 2 juice vegan burgers including salad and wedges, made by ROOTS. Add a ice cold beer and you will never miss meat again! (at least on Monday!) To order your spot for 20 euro, visit the Facebook Page.

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Club Crescendo Pop Up
When?
24th of February, Stadhouderskade 5
What? Good Italian food with friends
The Amsterdam event venue People’s Place organized in the months of February, March and April, a three-piece pop-up evening dinner – dance style: Club Crescendo. An Italian menu with amazing wine, live music and a DJ at 10pm. The Pop-Up will be there on the 24th of Feb, 24th of March and the 21st of April. Do you want to join this exclusive Italian feast? Send an email to clubcrescendo@peoplesplaceamsterdam.nl to reserve your table! For more info go to their website.

Enjoy this February in Amsterdam! 

Love,

Wander-Lust

Amsterdam Event Calendar for January 2017

Happy New Year Wanderers all over the world! Yes, it’s a brand new year and a brand new month! January is a bit slower than previous months when it comes to events but we still managed to pick some good ones! Here is the Amsterdam Event Calendar for January 2017.

Little Italy
When? 27th & 29th of January at Westerunie

What? Everything surrounding Italy! Travel, food, music and more.
Follow workshops, stroll over the Italian food market, enjoy entertainment and feel like your in Italy! Buy your tickets for €12,50 online or 15 euro at the door. Website

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Floor 17 Twenties Party
When? 27th of January, Floor 17, Ramada Hotel
What? Enjoy food and music like your in the twenties!
Enjoy 20’s music, classic cocktails and a surprise menu at this party that will take you back in time. Floor 17 is planning to host more parties like these and every time there will be a different theme that will take you back to the good old days. Yes, there will be a dresscode so get your outfit ready! Tickets cost 87 euro’s and include dinner, roulette fiches and welcomes cocktail. Buy your tickets here.

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Ice Sculpture Festival
When? Until the 5th of February, Arena Park
What? Beautiful Ice Sculptures
From an icy Elvis to disco music inspired sculptures, you can see it at the Ice Sculpture Festival in Amsterdam this year. Tickets are €16,50,-  www.ijsbeelden.nl

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Fashion Week Amsterdam
When? 26th + 28th of January
What? The best and newest in Dutch Fashion
The Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam struts the streets every January and July. In its January edition, this renowned fashion event will once again bring together the cream of the international scene while also reaching out to the general public. Website

Chinese New Year
When? 28th of January but runs until the 2nd of February
What? Celebrating the Chinese New Year in Amsterdam
Festivities traditionally take place on Amsterdam’s Dam Square and around the historic Nieuwemarkt/Zeedijk neighborhood. Here you can expect firecrackers and traditional dances. This year it’s the year of the rooster! 

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De IJHallen Fleamarket
When? 28th + 29th of January, 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.

Enjoy January! 

Love,

Wander-Lust

Hotel Nacht 2017 in Amsterdam!

If you are visiting Amsterdam this weekend, you’ve come at a great time because this coming weekend it’s Hotel Nacht! (Hotel Night)
Several hotels in Amsterdam are opening up their doors and host various events on the 14th and 15th January. The event is hosting it’s 5th edition this year and we’ve selected some of our favorite events hosted by this year’s participating hotels.

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Amstel’s Pool Party
Saturday 14th of January 11pm – 1am

It’s the first time in 150 years that the hotel will open it’s spa area for a pool party that cannot be missed. If you don’t want to get wet you get chill on the side of the pool with a glass of Moët & Chandon or dance to the beat. Info

Ice-Skating in the NH City Centre (Spuistraat)
Saturday 14th of January 2pm – 11pm
The newly renovated “The Patio” will transform into a ice-skating ring! You can skate around the bar and enjoy tunes while drinking a hot chocolate and traditional Dutch pea soup. Info

Amsterdam Beer Fest at Conscious Hotel (overtoom)
Saturday 14th of January 3pm -10pm
10 different Amsterdam breweries. With their best beer. Live music, tasty bites. Get a strip card and get to taste all the best beers with your friends. The hotel hosted this event last year and it was such a success, they do it again! Which breweries you ask? The Prael Brewery, Butcher’s Tears, Two Chefs Brewing, Brewery Consolation, The 7 Virtues, Brewed by Women, Frankendael Brewery, Brewery Kleiburg, Oedipus and Bird Brewery. Info

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Conservatorium Hotel)
Saturday 14th of January 4.30pm – 6.30pm

This luxury hotel is temporarily being transformed into The Grand Budapest Hotel. There will be a viewing of a eccentric film by Wes Anderson and you enjoy Lobby Boy cocktails and you can let write love letters by Lettres D’Amour. Info

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The Grand Budapest Hotel for one night only!

Ballpit XXXL in Art’otel Amsterdam
Saturday the 14th of January 8pm – 1am
Release your inner child and jump in the huge Haal je inner child naar boven en jump in the huge ballpool for grown-ups!  Do this while listening to cool disco-beats. Info

Silent Disco at the Marriott Amsterdam
Saturday the 14th of January 7pm – 1am
The Leidse Square doesn’t look so great at the moment because of intensive construction works but The Marriott want you to see through this and enjoy a Gin  Tonic while dancing to the silent disco in the middle of the construction site! Order your constructed cocktails at the hotelbar.

Curling at The Double Tree Hilton
Saturday the 14th of January 11am – 3am

Take the elevator to the top floor and enjoy a curling session with cocktails and beat your friends and family!

Walking Dinner at D’Vijffliegen, NH City Center
Saturday the 14th of January 5pm – 11pm
Restaurant d’Vijff Flies of the NH City Centre serves a Walking Dinner at the Hotel Eight. For 15 euros per person (excl. Drinks), guests can enjoy three culinary surprises and admire the beautiful interior of the restaurant. Info

Bloody Breakfast at The Exchange Hotel
Sunday 15th of January 6am – 11am

Early birds can enjoy a lovely breakfast from 6am to 11am and wake up to the tunes of Dj-duo George & Jimmy. The perfect way to start your day! Info

Party Time at Generator Hostel
Saturday 14th of January 11pm -4am
The Oosterbar (down in the basement of the Generator Hostel) will host a cool party during hotel night. From 5pm you can also enjoy a pizza with beer for only 10 euro in the Hostel’s Cafe Nescio! Info

Closing Party: ROOMSERVICE at Hotel Arena
Saturday the 14th of January 10pm – 4am
Just like the previous editions, the Hotel Arena organizes the legendary closing party ROOMSERVICE. This time in the club Church of the newly renovated, Hotel Arena. With crazy insane acts and DJs as Doppelgang, Joshua Walter and Maria Helena. You need to buy extra tickets for this event.

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Roomservice at Hotel Arena

Don’t forget to reserve your spots and check all the participating hotels here!

GIVE AWAY! We are giving away 2 x 2 passe-partouts tickets for the Hotel Nacht Weekend! And to make things even better we will also put you on the guestlist for the closing party at Hotel Arena! Comment below or on Facebook why you want to win and tag the person you want to take with you! Winners will be announced on Friday morning.

Love,

Wander-Lust

Amsterdam Events Calendar for December

It’s the most wonderful time of the year..tralalalalaaaa. Believe it or not, but we’ve come to the last month of the year! December is great for Amsterdam because we have markets, shopping opportunities and events. Let’s see what’s going on shall we?

Amsterdam Light Festival
When? 1st of December – 22nd of January, along the canals
What?  Beautiful light objects display along the canals of Amsterdam 
We love this festival! It seems like it’s getting better each year and it’s definitely worth checking it out. You can walk around but the best thing is to do a boat tour. This year there are more than 35 displays from several local and foreign artists. For more info check www.amsterdamlightfestival.com

Amsterdam Light Festival
One of the amazing light objects

Iceskating at Floor 17
When? All winter
What? Ice Skating and winter events on the top of Ramada Hotel
Get into the winter spirit and get your skates on! The rooftop of the Ramada Hotel in Amsterdam West is hosting this wonderful ice-skating ring where you can enjoy the view whilst sipping on hot chocolate and curry sausages. You can try some curling lessons from the 9th of December or check out the small Christmas Market on the 17th & 18th of December! www.floor17.nl/rooftop-terrace

Floor 17 ice skating

Sunday Market Sinterklaas & Funky Christmas Edition
When? 4th of December & 11th of December, Westergasfabriek (in and outside)
What? The nicest market in Amsterdam
The Sinterklaas and Christmas markets are by far the best so keep these Sundays free! Entrance is free as usual and there is plently to look forward to. Food, clothes, performances, photo’s, music and local goodies. www.sundaymarket.nl

Sissy Boy Christmas Market
When? 10th of December, Amstelveld en Brasserie Nel
What? The brand Sissy-Boy comes with a market
Enjoyt gluhwein, live Christmas music, good food and all your favorite fashion brands. Young and beginning designers will be spread over the Amstelfield on the 10th of December. Entrance is free but bring some cash for shopping! Facebook

Sissiy Boy Christmas Market

Pure Markt Winter Edition
When? 11th of December, Amstelpark
What? Organic, fair and delicious
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. Facebook

Ice Sculpture Festival
When? 10th of December – 5th of February, Arena Park
What? Beautiful Ice Sculptures
From an icy Elvis to disco music inspired sculptures, you can see it at the Ice Sculpture Festival in Amsterdam this year. Tickets are €16,50,-  www.ijsbeelden.nl

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When? 16th – 18th of December, Hotel De Hallen
What? Vintage, art, design, fashion sale
The owner of Hotel the Hallen has a love for art, design, vintage and special objects he collects throughout his travels. Each year the hotel hosts a special sale where some of these items are being sold for a reasonable price. Be quick, because the best items will go quickly! www.hoteldehallen.com

Circus Zanzara
When? 20th of December – 8th of January, Westergasfabriek
What? A circus with a special twist
This is a circus but not the type that you are used to. It’s theatrical, bohemian and kitsch. It’s interactive and special. Instead of animals they use dolls and they have a organic-bar. This is the circus that you would want to join! www.circuszanzara.com

Eventbrite Gentle Yoga Classes
When? Every Saturday throughout December, 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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Futurist Dinner
When? 24th, 25th, 26, 27th, 28th 31st of  December, Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijkspark 6
What?  Food of the future
If you have never heard of Mediamatic in Amsterdam, than now is the time. This innovating space in Amsterdam East is the place to be when it comes to discovery in every sense of the word. They also host dinners and workshops surrounding food. Futurist Dinner is a collaboration with Odorama-curator Caro Verbeek, Giulia Soldati, Cateringa & Kompanen and Mediamatic. The dinners start at 7pm. Prices will be available soon so check: www.mediamatic.net

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Digital Products Design & UX Networking Event
When? 15th of  December, Suzy Wong
What?  This event is about connecting you with folks who can be of assistance and vice versa, whether it’s looking for help or advice on a product you’re working on, trying to get involved with a specific company, or just discussing topics that you’re interested in. Want to learn more about UX and Product Design? The event is free but don’t forget to sign up. More info here

*This calendar will be updated weekly!

Love,

Wander-Lust

Amsterdam Event Calendar for November

October showed us a lot of sunshine instead of falling leaves but in November it’s really happening! A city full of autumn colors make it even more spectacular. There is also a lot to expect when it comes to events this month so without further ado, here’s our Wander-Lust Amsterdam event calendar for November:

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

Flavourites Live
When?  18th – 20th of November, Kromhouthal Amsterdam North
What?  130 webshops sell their products 
From 10am to 6pm you can visit this real live pop up shop held in the Kromhouthal in Amsterdam North. Shops vary between Fashion, interior, kids, travel and lifestyle. Get your tickets here: www.flavouriteslive.nl

Singapore Airlines Gallery
When? Sunday 19th – 29th of November 10 – 6pm, Hobbemastraat 3
What? An exclusive look into the Singapore Airlines experience
If you have never experienced a flight with Singapore Airlines, this is your chance. The exclusive feeling you get will be present at this Gallery where you can learn about the history, take a virtual reality tour through the Airbus A350-900 and get a chance to win 2 premium economy tickets to Singapore! At 5pm you can enjoy the famous Singapore Sling cocktail so reason enough to visit this special place in the Amsterdam Museumdistrict.

Georgie’s Wintergarten Weekend
When? 18th & 19th of November, Ruigoord
What? A winter music festival
This 2 day festival is really nice and supports a good cause. Besides the good music, there will be tents, tipi’s, campfires and glühwein. For more info and tickets visit their Facebook page. 

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Pure Market Amsterdamse Bos
When? Sunday the 20th of November
What? Healthy food market 
The pure market is being held in a special location this Sunday. The forest in Amsterdam! More than 70 stands will sell food and local brands on Sunday. 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 with that and take a seat on one of our many terraces throughout the market. Facebook

Eventbrite Gentle Yoga Classes
When? Every Saturday throughout November, 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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Teleport Hotel Art Event
When? 27th – 28th of  November, Teleport Hotel
What?  Graffiti, streetart tour and drinks
The Teleport hotel has been around since this summer and is situated in an old office building near Sloterdijk Train Station. They are busy pimping up their location and in order to do so, they have invited several graffiti artists to live paint some of the bedrooms. From 12 till 6pm you can enjoy drinks and bites and from 2 till 4pm you can participate in a graffiti workshop of your own! www.teleporthotel.nl/en

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Love,

Wander-Lust

*This calendar will be updated regularly 

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

90 years of Marilyn Monroe
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

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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Banksy; Addressing daily issues

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

Inner Peace Conference
Find your inner peace

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!

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Wander-Lust

Amsterdam events calendar for August

Wow, is it August already??! Summer is going by so quickly but that’s probably because we’re having so much fun! It’s all about festivals this month and a few quirky events you shouldn’t miss out on! This is the Amsterdam events calendar for August.

Summer Nights in Artis
When? June – July – Aug, Artis Zoo
What? Saturday evenings in the Zoo until the sun goes down.
Artis Zoo let’s people enjoy Saturday evening until the sun goes down by opening up their doors to the public. There will be performances, music, storytellers and you can learn about the animals and their nightly activities. Check the website for more info

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Zoo nights in Artis

The Art of Banksy
When? 18th of June 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

The art of banksy Amsterdam
Banksy; Addressing daily issues

The Gay Pride Amsterdam
When? 6th of August, Canals of Amsterdam
What? Express yourself! Dress in pink if you dare..
The Canal Parade is the highlight of the Amsterdam Gay Pride, with elaborately decorated boots and crew and frantic visitors along the side.
On the first Saturday in August the participants on 80 boats provide a spectacular show with DJs, sensational themes and lots of fun, which is infectious to all spectators on the banks of the Prinsengracht canal and Amstel river. During the parade are also many smaller boats along the canals, which increase the fun.
The Canal Parade starts at 13.30h. in Westerdoksdijk port and goes through the Prinsengracht canal to the Amstel River. For all the parties check here.

Amsterdam Gay Pride 2014 - Marokkaanse Boot

Vergulden Summer fest
When? 12th of Agust , Vergulden Eenhoorn

What? Celebrating summer in the garden of east bound De Vergulden Eenhoorn
Enjoy sangria cocktails, your feet in the grass, enjoy tunes from the vinyl mobile, silent disco and a tasty BBQ! For more info check Facebook.

Vergulden Eenhoorn August
The Vergulden Eenhoorn has a huge garden!

BBQ Festival
When? 7th of August, Dok Amsterdam
What? BBQ Festival with several BBQ food stands, beer stands
BBQ entertainment, many burgers (Meat, vega, chicken) Lounge area’s and the amazing BBQ smell! Oh and entrance is free! Facebook.

BBQ Festival Amsterdam august
It’s going to be perfect BBQ weather!

De Parade
When? 12th -28th of August, Martin Luther King Park

What? A playground for children and adults with food and theater
A little out of town and yet the whole of Amsterdam is coming to this theater festival like there’s no tomorrow! Enjoy beautiful, funny and amazing performances, drink wine, enjoy the carousel and eat tasty foods and sweets. The parade cost 7,50 euro but you have to pay for the shows separately. www.deparade.nl

De parade Amsterdam
Source: www.me-to-we.nl

“Is it August already?!”

Appelsap Festival
When? 13th of August, Oosterpark
What? Urban music festival
The best Hip Hop fashion is spotted here so dress your best and jump, drink and bounce along at this cool urban festival in the Oosterpark in Amsterdam East. Fat Joe is the headliner so get ready! Get your ticket here: www.appelsap.net/festival

Appelsap 2016 in August
Source: everydayfresh.nl

Juicy
When? 12th of August, Tolhuistuin
What? Hiphop, Food & Drinks
The Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam North is always inventive when they organize events but sometimes a simple event is just as effective. Juicy is all about hiphop music, good food and tasty drinks. It starts at 5pm so the perfect after work location! Entrance is free! Check their events page for more info.

Juicy Tolhuistuin
Get your juice on!

Festival The Brave
When? 13th of August, Tuinen van West (gardens of west) / 1pm – 2am
What? singer songwriter festival
With 10 international acts from 8 different countries, this festival has a wide range of performances. Tickets are 15 euro for adults and 5 euro for kids. www.festivalthebrave.nl

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Amsterdam Maker Festival
When? 19th – 28thth of August, Marineterrein
What? Enjoy crafs, buy them and learn how to make products
Makerfestival 2016 brings together over 200 hackers, crafters, coders, DIYers and garden shed inventors. It’s show and tell! Everyone is invited, entrance is free!
www.amsterdammakerfestival.nl

Jordaan Festival
When? 26th – 28thth of August, Jordaan
What? The real Amsterdam festival in the heart of Amsterdam
Organized by locals with a heart for the city. The Amsterdam jordaan is an area where some of the most famous Dutch people grew up. This 3 day festival celebrates this area with folk singers and performances. If you want to experience the real Amsterdam feeling, you should have a look. www.jordaanfestival.nl

Amsterdam Jordaan
Source: Yourlittleblackbook.me

Uitmarkt
When? 26th – 28th of August, Leidsesquare/Museumsquare
What? Cultural festival in Amsterdam
With more than 350 free concerts and performances, the Uitmarkt is one of the best cultural happenings in the Netherlands. Performances are held outdoors and indoors at numerous theatres, museums and venues near the Leidsesquare and Museumsquare. For the full program check here.

Lucas Hamming at the Uitmarkt
Lucas Hamming will be one of the talents performing. Photo: Notre-Vue

Amsterdam Woods Festival
When? 26th + 27th of August, Amsterdamse Bos
What? A small cosey festival between the trees
Surrounded by a scenic forest, close to Amsterdam, visitors can enjoy new and upcoming indie, pop and rock music from local and international artists. Furthermore, Amsterdam Woods Festival presents a selection of music documentaries in collaboration with IDFA and Melkweg and offers a delicious food line-up. It’s the second edition so expect it to be good and well organized. Day tickets are €40,-. More info available online. www.amsterdamwoods.nl

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Amsterdam Events Calendar for July

July is one of our favorite months and things are about to get even better! With all these events, we don’t even mind that the rain is pouring down on Amsterdam now and then. Here’s our Amsterdam Events Calendar for the month July.

Summer Nights in Artis
When? June – July – Aug, Artis Zoo
What? Saturday evenings in the Zoo until the sun goes down, free entree!
Artis Zoo let’s people enjoy Saturday evening until the sun goes down by opening up their doors to the public for free. There will be performances, music, storytellers and you can learn about the animals and their nightly activities. Check the website for more info

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Zoo nights in Artis

The Art of Banksy
When? 18th of June 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

The art of banksy Amsterdam
Banksy; Addressing daily issues

De Buurt Camping (The neighbourhood camping)
When? 15th – 17th of July , Rembrandt Park

What? A self build camping with activities in the park
A great chance to get to know your neighbors if you live in Amsterdam West. Rembrants park will transform into a camping that you can help build! Everybody is equal so everybody is welcome. Book your spot and join in the fun! www.debuurtcamping.nl

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The Longest Vegetarian Table
When? 15th of July, Museumplein
What? Enjoy great vegetarian food and send positive message to the world!
There are a few reasons why Tivall and the Vegetarian bond organize this event. They want to serve you amazing food, set a record for the longest vegetarian table and show the world that it’s easy and tasty to help the environment a great deal by eating less meat. There is space for 1950 people so if you want a spot at this special table, you should check their Facebook Page for more info. Pay a donation of choice, after all, the message is more important.

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Will you join the longest vegetarian table this year?

A Day at the Park
When? 16th of July, Amsterdamse Bos
What? One of the oldest festivals in Amsterdam
This festival has been around for quiet some years and still attracts a good crowd! It always seems to be sunny (well, at least the times we were there!) and it’s one of the best festivals when it comes to the ambiance. Next to the line up and pumping tunes, they offer games, silly karaoke, a chill and champagne area and a carousel! There are still tickets available and you can buy them here: www.adayatthepark.nl

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Hoela land at A Day at the Park

Pop-Up 3D Streetart on Museumsquare
When? 13th – 17th of July, Museumplein
What? 3D streetart interacting with the audience
This summer organisation “Dopper” launches a grand Pop-Up Streetart Project . With the theme ” Water & Waste ” artists in Amsterdam, Berlin and Antwerp create various 3D works that are interactive for visitors . The project kicks off on July 16 at 1pm on the Museumsquare in Amsterdam, where the final result of artists Ruben Poncia and Adry del Rocío will be unveiled. They started the project on the 13th so if you want to see some live action, you can go and have a look already.
 www.dopper.com/nl

Ruben Poncia
3D street art by Ruben Poncia

Kwaku Summer Festival
When? 16th – 17th of July, Nelson Madela Park
What? Suriname food festival with music and dance
If you want to experience Suriname food at it’s best, you should definitely go to Kwaku Festival. As soon as you arrive you smell the BBQ. There will be music you that will make you move your hips and fresh coconuts will be on overload. And the best thing: entrance is free! See Facebook for more info

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Edelwise Festival 
When? 30th of July, Rembrandt Park / 1pm – 11pm
What? Edelwise but this time outdoors
You may have heard of Edelwise, a monthly after work party at “Het Sieraad” in Amsterdam West. They are returning their festival this summer at the Rembrandt Park. Get your tickets online or WIN 2 tickets by commenting below why you should win! www.edelwisefestival.nl

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Source: Edelwise Facebook

Buitenkamer at Radion
When? 15th – 20thth of August, Radion (Fri – Sun)
What? Open air cultural paradise
From the 15th of July and for the 6 weeks to follow, there will be film (on Fridays), a market, DJ’s, cocktails, art, food & games at the backyard of Radion in Amsterdam new West. For more info about what’s on on which days, check here.

22Fest, Netherlands
When? 23rd of July Diemerbos, Amsterdam

What? A festival with no commercial headliners but very good music
They first started with their own music discovery platform where you can stream 22 brand new quality songs in 22 different genres that took Europe by storm. Amsterdam, Brussels and London and the rest of the world all go to 22tracks.com to find out what the newest tunes are as curated by several DJ’s. The festival is just as cool if not cooler and they enjoyed their first edition last summer. No famous headliners but fully talented performers from DJ’s and bands. It’s an intimate festival with 5000 exclusive tickets so be quick before they go. For more info go to their Facebook page

22fest festivals
Source: 22Fest

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