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

Yays
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.
Use our discount code from Booking.com and get €25,- cash back after your stay! (Disclaimer: this is in collaboration with Booking.com)

Love,

Elke

Curious about the most sustainable hotels in Amsterdam? Click to read!

Sustainable hotels in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Event Calendar for October 2018

Don’t be hiding under the covers this October. Amsterdam is booming with events and this is the list to go with! Enjoy the Amsterdam Event Calendar for October!

De Kloffie Market
When? Saturday 6th of October, De Hallen
Looking for a unique shopping experience?!?! Shop the most beautiful vintage treasures, second-hand designer garments of mid & high-end range for a fair price (between 10 – 200 Euros) on Saturday 6 October 2018. Info

Oktoberfest at WGT
When? Sat 6th of October, Westergasterras
On October 6th, the westergasterras is going to transform into a large biergarten, with large beer glasses and music. Dress into your lederhosen and enjoy traditional schnitzel, bratwurst en roasted chicken. Reserve your table by emailing: reserveren@westergasterras.nl

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Sunday Market
When? Sun 7th of October from 12pm, Westergas Terrein
The Sunday Market that we love so much! Together with MijnWijnPlein & TheTasteOfCroatia we will offer you a special opportunity to taste & buy the top selection of Croatian & French wines (and of course olive oils). If you are in Amsterdam or around, don’t miss this! From 12pm till 6pm.

The IJhallen Fleamarket
When? 6th & 7th of October, NDSM (inside)
Looking for that cool vintage jacket? Or perhaps some clothes for your little one? (as they grow out of them so fast!) Or maybe you’re searching for that unique retro style chair? The IJhallen fleamarket is the place to be! It opens at 9am and there is a €5,- admission fee. Info

Free Admission at NEMO
When? Sun 7th of October, NEMO
If you have kids aged from 5 years old and older, you should bring them to Nemo this Sunday! To celebrate the weekend of science, the museum will open it’s doors for free! You want to know what Nemo is all about? Check our review here!

Sunday Boozy Brunch
When? Sun 7th of October at 12pm, Persijn
Sunday Morning, the ultimate moment to have a sleep in, take it easy and of course… to go for brunch! At Persijn they understand this, that why they’ve teamed up with Ketel One Vodka to organise a monthly Sunday Boozy Brunch. Drop by between 12:00 and 15:00 and you can enjoy a bottomless brunch with as many dishes from the breakfast menu as you like. Think: pancakes, eggs, cakes or make it fancy with oysters! Tickets cost €29,- (virgin) or €49,- (with alcohol) www.persijn.nl

Pure Market
When? Sun 7th of October, Amsterdamse Bos
This market on Sunday, 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 with that and take a seat on one of our many terraces throughout the market. Info

Wasteless Wednesday Dinner
When? 10th of October, Plantage Middenlaan
With surplus food from markets and stores, that would have gone for waste, our professional cooks present the most environmentally conscious choice for your get together with friends and the neighbourhood.Dinner is vegetarian/vegan, first-come-first-served and pay-as-you-feel (cash or bank transfer). Drinks are cash only. Bring your friends! More info.

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Juicy
When? 12th of October, Westergasterras
What? Hiphop, Food & Drinks
Juicy is all about hiphop music, good food and tasty drinks. It starts at 5pm so the perfect after work location! Entrance is only 10 Euro. Check the events page for more info.

The final Weekend Party at Roest
When? 12th – 14th of October, Roest
Due to renovation, Roest is closing it’s doors in order to re-open for a brand new look in 2020. For this temporary goodbye, they are hosting a weekend full of music and performances and market stalls. Join the fun! More info here.

Plant Bathing Studio
When? 15th – 20th of October
This new trend inspired by forest bathing from Japan. Plant baths are proven to bring down your heart rate and blood pressure. The production of your stress hormones are reduced and your immune system improves. From 15 to 20 October 2018 everyone is welcome for a plant bath! More info here!

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Amsterdam Dance Event
When? 17th – 21st of October, all over Amsterdam
It’s THE best dance & electronic music event of Europe, maybe even in the world, but we’ll let you decide. There are hundreds of parties to choose from, but to make it a little bit easier, we’ve narrowed it down for you: https://www.wander-lust.nl/where-to-party-during-ade-2018/. Still looking for hotels?Check the best and most affordable options here!

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Cinekid Festival
When? 20th – 26th of October, Amsterdam
In the week that the kids celebrate their autumn holidays, Cinekid will host the biggest kids media festival, with over 40 different locations in The Netherlands, and in Amsterdam’s Westergasfabriek. The festival is for kids between 3 and 14 years old. Get your tickets here.

100% Zen, 0,0% Alcohol
When? 20th of October, Heineken Experience from 10am to 1pm
On 20 October, at the end of a packed ADE week, the Heineken Experience creates a zen moment by combining the soothing power of yoga with the pleasure of a beer. On the roof of the former brewery you can start your weekend with the sun salutation, the most beautiful view of Amsterdam and an ice-cold 0.0% beer in your hand. The session is led by an experienced yogi from Yoga Experiences and afterwards you can also count on a delicious beer brunch. You can reserve your yoga mat for just€7.50,- and that includes everything. More info here.

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24H West
When? 27th of October, Amsterdam West
The West district of Amsterdam is overflowing with fun and often unusual events. Theatres, museums, clubs, shops and places of interest open their doors to the public. Listen to beautiful arias while enjoying a cold beer at Bret, or go die-hard DIY at the Student Hotel. Night owls can dance all night to electronic music at the Radion Weekender, while early birds can start their day with a Turkish breakfast followed by a yoga lesson at Podium Mozaïek.
www.iamsterdam.com

Enjoy!

Love,

Wander-Lust

*This calendar will be updated if new cool events occur

Bar Restaurant Lely in Amsterdam West

It’s one of our favorite workspots in Amsterdam at the moment, and situated at a briljant location in Amsterdam West. Bar Restaurant Lely is so much more than just a restaurant next to a train station.

If you’re commuting from home to work, you must have passed Bar Restaurant Lely if you travel via train station Lelylaan. They’ve been open for business for about two months now and it has become my favorite hangout for writing my articles. (Come and say hi!)

Bar Restaurant Lely

The new hotspot has an industrial feel to it, yet the comfy chairs and sofa’s make you feel right at home. There is a lot of green and natural light and the kitchen is placed on the 1st floor, so you’ll find yourself in a large space that can also be used for parties and events.

It’s like a large living room with an industrial feel to it

The Menu
Bar Restaurant Lely opens at 8am, so early birds can drink a quick coffee and have some simple breakfast such as granola & yoghurt or a croissant. For lunch they serve simple but very tasty options and I must say that the avo on toast with a poached egg, is my favorite. The burgers (meat & vegan available) look pretty good too. Bites and snacks start around 4pm and include buffalo wings, nuts, potato skins or a whole artichoke with dippings.

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Avo, feta cheese & poached egg on toast

You should definitely stay for dinner if you get the chance because the food only get’s better with a 3-course menu for €32,50,-. Afterwork drinks? The bar has plenty of beers on tab and serves 6 different cocktails. I like the fact that that people come and go, and others stay all day to enjoy coffee and lunch. The staff is lovely and I really love coming here. Take a look if you pass by, i’m sure you’ll love it too!

Bar Restauarant Lely
Cornelis Lelyplein 4, Amsterdam
Website

Visiting the Dutch capital? Here are 7 Photo Worthy Spots in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has many photogenic places where you can shoot amazing pictures. Whether you like photography or like to be in the picture yourself, the locations selected below do not disappoint you! Are you visiting Amsterdam and you want to know where to find the best spots? Now it’s up to you to find the right angle on the right time of the day (sunset recommended!).

1. NDSM Wharf
Urban photography at your fingertips! The NDSM shipyard in Amsterdam Noord is a rugged, adventurous and iconic area next to the IJ. The free character, the post-industrial buildings and the creative atmosphere form the backdrop where culture, events and urban development come together. Go here for a wonderful afternoon exploring and photographing!

2. Damrak Canal
Do you want a photo of the old typical Amsterdam houses? Then Damrak Canal is your way to go. The famous ‘dancing houses’ line on the side of the canal. The tall and narrow houses can be found throughout whole Amsterdam, but these are the most iconic ones. With sunset it is nice to see the reflection of the lights in the water.

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3. EYE Film Museum
Besides the beautiful old canal houses, there are enough modern architectural gems in the city. The EYE Museum in particular is a spectacular building for photography from both afar as for very (close) detailed photographs. And you know why it’s called EYE? If you find the right perspective, you can see the shape of an eye in the museum. 

4. A’Dam Tower
The A’DAM Tower is a nearly one-hundred-meter high tower on the shore of the IJ in Amsterdam-Noord. From here you have a beautiful view of Amsterdam. They also have a giant swing on one of the top floors: Over the Edge! If you go with sunset you will often see a beautiful pink / purplish sky.

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5. The Canals
The one and only way to really experience Amsterdam is to walk along the canals. You will discover many beautiful bridges, streets and squares. It is wonderful to wander around for hours along the canals with a camera. Best spots are; prinsengracht/singel, 

6. Hortus Botanicus
If you really want to see special plant species, the Hortus Botanicus in Amsterdam is highly recommended. The Hortus Botanicus is one of the oldest botanical gardens in the world. There are no fewer than four thousand species of plants from all corners of the garden and greenhouses. You can make beautiful pictures of the surroundings, the plants and the architecture of the building. Fashion shoots are also regularly hold here.

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7. Rijksmuseum
The Rijksmuseum shows art in a beautiful environment. One of the more unknown but beautiful rooms in the museum is the Research Library. This place is the largest public art history research library in the Netherlands. Doesn’t it look cool?! Hogwarts vibes all over the place.

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Get arty at Rijksmuseum

Love,

Iris

*Iris is one of our guest editors from The Netherlands. She’s got a big interest for fashion, poetry and traveling. She was only 3 months old when she was on the plane for the first time, and she has been to every continent in the meantime. She’s a dreamer and would prefer to be on the beach every day. You can follow Iris on Instagram.

Pop-Up Vegetaria serves Vegetarian Dutch Snacks

Being a vegetarian has never been so easy. Every modern restaurant offers at least one or two veggie meals on their menu and the larger supermarkets are selling more vegetarian options than ever before. Even the traditional Dutch snacks couldn’t stay behind. As of today, you can find these vegetarian snacks in the freezer at Albert Heijn and Jumbo supermarkets, and to celebrate, Beckers snacks is opening a pop-up snackbar; Vegetaria.

After months of development and consumer testing, there are now the perfect vegetarian frikandel and croquettes available that can hardly be distinguished from the original. Beter for the environment and for animal welfare! The veggie snack line is an initiative from Beckers

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Vegetaria
To celebrate the launch of this new Veggie food, Beckers opens a pop-up named VEGETARIA in Amsterdam on World Animal Day on October 4. The pop-up will be located in the heart of Amsterdam. Everyone is welcome to try a delicious vegetarian croquette sandwich, frikandel special, a portion of bitterballen or veggie nuggets. All snacks are sold for a promotional price of €1,- only.

Pop-Up Vegetaria by Beckers
Nieuwezijds Kolk 25, Amsterdamis
Open from 4 to 7 October between 12:00 and 19:00

Love,

Elke

Where to Party during ADE 2018

Cloudy skies, colder days and stormy nights, October is here and summer is over. In Amsterdam you don’t hide under the covers. The biggest names in the dance and techno scene will cheer you up and make you dance during ADE 2018. Yes, get out of bed, the Amsterdam Dance Event is here soon! Don’t wait around until the good parties are all sold out. (or try your luck at Ticketswap) These are some hot events that might warm you up in the cold days of October;

DAYBREAKER JUNGLE PARTY – 17 October 2018
Why wait for the night when you can already start your day dancing your butt off? This early dance event will give you a chance to party before work. There’s no need for alcoholic drinks or heavy drugs, use the first rays of sunshine to feel alive and dance with each other. The uplifting beats and breakfast snacks will help you find all the energy you need for the rest of the day. Oh, and don’t forget to bring your animal pyjama onesie.
WesterUnie | Klönneplein 4-6 | 06:30 – 08:30 | €23,85 | More info

PAUL KALKBRENNER – 17 October 2018
Start your ADE adventure with the king of techno, Paul Kalkbrenner. Of course the roots of this man lie in the German city Berlin. One of his biggest singles is ‘Sky and Sand’. He will bring you the live act you need to kick-start your ADE nights in Amsterdam. He will be supported by Extrawelt and Baile and the “concert” will last for about 3 hours so you will be home before bedtime ;-).
Scheepsbouwloods | Tt. Neveritaweg 15 | 20:00 – 23:00 | Prices around €40,- More info

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ADE 2018 is everywhere

LIQUID NIGHTS – 17 October 2018
Earlier this year Liquid State was established. They focus on the electronic and EDM music in Asia and now they’ll bring their game to Amsterdam. Alan Walker (with his big hit ‘Faded’), Seungri (big pop star in South Korea), Corsak (electronic rising star) and Partysquad (big career in The Netherlands) will bring you a Wednesday night to remember.
Jimmy Woo | Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 18 | 23:00 – 05:00 | Price: €16,- More info

ADE SHOWCASE BY TOP NOTCH, NOAH’S ARK, DAPPER & UNIVERSAL MUSIC – 18 October 2018
This one is for free! The only thing you need to bring are some good vibes, otherwise you’ll not be welcome here. Last year this party was a success, that’s why it’s back again. Spend the money you save on delicious bites. Enjoy beside the DJ sets (which you’ll get enough at ADE) some live music.
Waterkant | Marnixstraat 246 | 22:00 – 01:00 | Free entrance | More info

SPINNIN’ DEEP – 18 October 2018
This club has an international look and feel. AIR stands for a lot of things besides bringing you the best DJ’s. They want you to feel free, offer diversity and bring creativity in the electronic music programs. Spinnin’ Deep sees this as the perfect spot to host one of the ADE nights here. Dance the night away with EDX, Mike Mago, Watermät, Zonderling, a mystery guest and more…
AIR | Amstelstraat 16 | 22:00 – 05:00 | Price: €19,- | More info

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TNT ADE SPECIAL – 19 October 2018
Old school, classics, 90s & 00s and house. In the Hotel Amsterdam Arena you can show your best moves on the greatest hits during ADE. Dancing and grooving guaranteed! TNT is the most popular 90s & 00s dance event in The Netherlands.
Hotel Arena | ‘s-Gravesandestraat 55 | 23:00 – 05:30 | Prices around €25,- | More Info

KOMM SCHON ALTER ADE 24+ – 19 October
Not feeling the very young crowds? Komm Schön Alter is perfect for you! You are only allowed in if you are over 24 years old, which makes the vibe pretty damn good. On Friday you can dance to Einmusik & friends, Miss Melera, Kiasmos, Locked Groove, Extrawelt and many more. Tickets are still available!!
TEATS  |Hemkade 18, Zaandam | More Info

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DARKLIGHT SESSIONS – 19 October 2018
Remember ‘Put your hands up 4 Detroit’? Fedde le Grand is back in Amsterdam this ADE after traveling around the globe. The Dutch DJ proved his worth many times and now it’s time for some Darklight insanity in Escape. This club is one of the biggest and most popular in Amsterdam since 1986. You’re more than welcome here in the heart of Amsterdam to enjoy some real Dutch nightlife.
Escape Club | Rembrandtplein 11 | 3:00 – 05:00 | Price: €25,- | More info

AWAKENINGS X JORIS VOORN & FRIENDS – 20 October 2018
If you dance the night away, you’re tough enough face the morning after. As they might say, the best remedy to a hangover is to keep on drinking. This event takes place during the day and will give you the change to dance nonstop for the whole weekend. Awakenings is the collective noun of techno events organise since 1997. At ADE you’ll find Joris Voorn and his friends here.
Gashouder | Klönneplein 1 | 12:00 – 22:00| Prices around €60,- | More info

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Are you ready for ADE 2018?

HED KANDI – 20 October 2018
Ever partied on a boat? The great Supperclub Cruise will be waiting for you behind Amsterdam Central Station to provide you with some fine tunes on deck. Hedkandi is known for spectacular nights with live acts and some good quality house music. Don’t miss the boat and be on time before it sails away at 24:00.
Supperclub | CruisePier 14, de Ruyterkade 14 | 22:00 – 05:00 | Prices around €30,- | More info

ADE CLOSING – FILTH ON ACID PRESENTS REINIER ZONNEVELD & FRIENDS – 21 October 2018
De Marktkantine in Amsterdam is already one of the clubbing hotspots in Amsterdam. So of course, they had to bring the big guns during ADE. You can spend all the five ADE nights here if you want. We recommend you to end your festive October here on Sunday, with Reinier Zonneveld & friends. He’ll transport the entire contents of his studio to De Marktkantine to keep you dancing after all the other parties you’ve been in the days before.
De Marktkantine | Jan van Galenstraat 6 | 22:00 – 06:00 | Prices around €20,- (21+) | More info

Have fun during ADE 2018 and tell us where you are going!

Love,

Larissa

*Larissa is one of our guest editors from The Netherlands. She is only 21 years old, and just graduated, but already runs the two lifestyle magazines BLVD and MisterDaily for two years. Her dream is to write a book one day, but now she’s focussing on her writing and content creation for brands and magazines among which Wander-Lust. Follow her on Instagram!

Blijburg aan Zee is closing, and they’re going out with a bang this weekend!

Blijburg aan Zee, the creative hub and restaurant, is closing, for good. But they are not leaving without a bang. This weekend, you can celebrate 15 years of Blijburg, divided over 3 days.

Due to the new housing and construction plans, they decided it was time to close their doors. It’s a shame, because they renovated only three years ago. The construction wasn’t planned for years to come, but came much faster than expected. The construction around the beach area will be so severe, that it would be catastrophic for Blijburg aan Zee, so it was decided to leave on a high.

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La Grande Finale
The closing party will start this Friday and will end on Sunday night at 4am. There are camping tickets available for those who want to stay the night. (which is probably a good idea!) This is what you can expect:

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On Friday night there will be a special something for those who have bought a camping ticket.

On Saturday the party starts at noon with artists and DJ’s such as Jett Rebel, DeWolff, Spaceandtime, Franca, Kareem Raïhani, Pitto, mps Pilot, Isis & Mozes, El Natty, Arjuna Schiks, and many more. You can participate in a punk yoga session at 4.30pm and there will be a farewell ceremony at midnight.  The party then continues until 6am(!) with Awanto 3, Tenzers, TITIA, Steven de Peven b2b Tienson, Cobra 6 Soundsystem and Fowls. 

Do you have kid(s)? Bring them on Sunday! There will be a kiddies disco, several crafts and play area’s. Kids cost €4,50,- up to twelve years old. Tickets for the event are available here

Good news because we have 2 tickets to give-away! Tell us why you loved Blijburg aan Zee so much in the comments! The winner (of 2 tickets) will be announced on Friday night! For more info about the event, check the Facebook Event Page.

Blijburg aan Zee
Pampuslaan 501, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Website

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5 x Foodie Events in Amsterdam this weekend!

We already published our Amsterdam Event Calendar for this month, but this weekend, there are some tasty events you shouldn’t miss out on. Grab your rain jacket and go eat! 

Amsterdam TAPT, Rembrants Park
On Friday 21 & Saturday 22 September you can drag your colleagues to the Rembrandtpark, which will be transformed for the third time into a playground with beer, foodstands, chill area’s, games and dance! Expect a delicious beer line-up, good food, music for dancing, games and a big party. Tickets are free but you can buy them via the Facebook Page. Times: Friday from 17:00 to 23:00 / Saturday from 13:00 to 23:00 Facebook Event

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Umami Park Asian Food Festival, Oosterpark
The Japanese food culture will stand central this weekend, but you can find many other Asian influences here. The location is next to the Oosterpark, so please also bring your kids and dogs! More info here.

Souk & Co Festival, Sloterplas
On 22 and 23 September  there is going to be a party in Amsterdam Nieuw West!
The Souk & Co cultural food festival is setting its sights on the most beautiful spot in Amsterdam Nieuw West, on the banks of the Sloterplas. The festival merges with the Sloterplas late summer festival (Nieuw-West district) and offers you a whole weekend of entertainment for the whole family. One can enjoy a wide range of food trucks and a wide musical program in collaboration with Paradiso and the large price of the Netherlands. The little ones can enjoy a richly filled children’s program. Entrance is free! https://soukenco.nl

Pure Market, Amsterdamse Bos
This market on Sunday, 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 with that and take a seat on one of our many terraces throughout the market. Enjoy the sun, music and if you are one of our young visitors a spin in our solar powered merry-go-round. Facebook Event

Amsterdam BLEND FoodShare Festival, Batjanstraat
On Burendag (Neighboursday) we celebrate together the colors, smells and flavors of the city! Party with your city neighbours during the Amsterdam BLEND FoodShare Festival – the city’s social food festival. This year for the first time in Amsterdam East together with BatjanBuren! This day revolves around free exchange of stories, tasty dishes and talent. This way you will get to know the neighborhood and your neighbors in an accessible and pleasant way. Everyone is welcome! Share your favorite dishes, enjoy delicious snacks from the Free Food Market and join in with activities. More info here.

Enjoy eating this weekend!

Wander-Lust

Equal Yoga Amsterdam means Zen Mode On

Burn, relax and de-stress, that’s the whole body and mind package Equal Yoga Amsterdam has in store for you! We’re always on the run from A to B, nobody can handle that for years. It’s such a must for your brain and physical condition to tune out for a while, without hustle and bustle, without devices, but with ‘me, myself and I.’ Equal Yoga will help you out to get your hour(s) of quality time.


The happy locker rooms at Equal Yoga

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Even though this girl loves to work up a sweat (cardio classes), now and then it’s great to drop by a boutique yoga studio like Equal Yoga. They have two studios: one in West, one in East. So bye bye ‘it’s too far from my house’ excuses (*wink*). There’s always one spot nearby to get your dose of zenness. Both Equal’s look a-ma-zing. Bright, modern entrances with a touch of green welcome you. If you had to hurry for your class (I raise my hand haha), on entry the laid back ambiance will immediately slow you down. From changing rooms till the heated yoga studios, all are extremely clean and well-designed.

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Equal Yoga, all level proof
Let’s zoom in on the classes. They work in a clear, structured way. It’s up to you if you buy for example 10 credits, one month unlimited or for the diehard yogis one year unlimited. Expect graceful flows for flexibility followed by static postures for core strength. The Equal classes in a row: Hot Fusion, Core Flow, Core Power, Strong Flow, Equal Yin and Equal Barre. Ballet barre, not yoga. Depending on which class you take, the studio is heated by infra-red panels between 25 and 36 degrees. First-timers, no idea which one fits you best? Feel free to ask the staff for advice, they can help you out. Really like the fact the fixed sequences challenge both beginners and advanced yogis. So you’ll never get bored. My favourite class? Equal Barre which is inspired by the strength conditioning aspects of yoga, pilates and ballet. Prima ballerina in the making without doing choreographies!

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Like I said, I really love to break a sweat with cardio classes. However, I never knew hot yoga can be as though (and energizing) as that. It’s such a great feeling afterwards, just try it yourself!

Namaste,

Sharmaine

Equal Yoga East
Linnaeusstraat 30, Amsterdam

Equal Yoga West
Rozengracht 191, Amsterdam

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HappyHappyJoyJoy South is Open! (And they serve rainbao’s!)

Hotspot alert for all Asian food lovers: Julius Jaspers’ HappyHappyJoyJoy has opened her third hangout in Amsterdam! The vibrant ‘De Pijp’, is the lucky place where they’ll bring you the very best of an everlasting Asian food fest. Dim sum, rendang, pad thai, the world’s first “rainbao’s” and off course…ice cold Bintangs. Get ready for a dose of Asian goodness guys!

HappyHappyJoyJoy

Even though I’m not the biggest Asian food fan, I really recommend this bustling spot.

High time for some Asian soul food? Definitely drop by at this kind of a newbie. At HappyHappyJoyJoy South you’ll find everything that makes you (and your tummy) smile. Think about some typical Asian cities, and the first associations that will pop-up are probably ‘the overload of bright colors’, ‘sizzling woks’ and ‘enormous turbulent streets.’ Even though I’m not the biggest Asian food fan, I really recommend this bustling spot. You ask me ‘why?’ Because of their huge variety of sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami yumminess with Thai, Malay, Vietnamese, Chinese and Indonesian influences. They absolutely have enough appetizing street food dishes in store for you, no doubt. And how did the Rainbao’s taste? Delicious actually! Too cool too eat maybe, but great for sharing! HappyHappyJoyJoy are the first restaurant in the world (as far as we know) that serves these colourful bao’s.

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For me it was like a staycation for one night in the heart of Amsterdam. Sounds great right? Go and get that lovely feeling too!

Cheers,

Sharmaine

HappyHappyJoyJoy South
Ceintuurbaan 256, Amsterdam
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