The Wander-Lust of..| DJ Joey Daniel

With the Amsterdam Dance Event around the corner, DJ’s from all over the world come to Amsterdam. We are proud of our Dutch talents and because of ADE we have a special interview lined up this month. This is the Wanderlust of.. Techno DJ Joey Daniel.

Joey Daniel was born in Rotterdam but currently lives in Amsterdam. When he’s not home he flies around the world playing at different gigs alongside the best DJ’s in the world. He has also become a resident of the Music On Family, run by techno legend Marco Carola. Time to find out where Joey likes to hang around when he’s home! Joey will be playing at Dockyard Festival during the Amsterdam Dance Event on the 19th of October.

Interview DJ Joey Daniel
DJ Joey Daniel (he’s not that angry in real life ;-))

Next to Amsterdam, what is your favourite destination in the world and why?

In general, my favourite place in the world has to be Asia. When i’m there, I can escape from the western culture and all the stress that comes along with it. It’s a completely different world. Not to mention the amazing food and interesting culture. I’ve been to many Asian countries but I’m currently planning a backpack trip through China with my dad! So far, I’ve only seen Beijing and can’t wait to discover more of the real China.

Nice! As you hit the road a lot, what is your favourite hotel in Amsterdam you would like to tip?

There is this really nice boutique hotel in Amsterdam called The Toren, they have in the back the garden with some really cool special rooms.

Interview | DJ Joey Daniel
Hotel The Toren

In your opinion, what are currently the best new parties during the Amsterdam Dance Event?

Too many to name, because every year there are new parties popping up. But if I have to name one; Kaluki is definitely one of those best new ones. It will take place on Thursday night at the A’dam Tower, not only the party is amazing but as well the venue as its at the 19th floor with views all over Amsterdam.

It’s not easy, but DJ’s get used to it

So how do you balance conference and parties?

You asking this to a DJ? Haha, it’s not that easy to be honest, but we are used to less sleep and living at night.

What is your favourite breakfast spot in Amsterdam?

I love Benji’s, for brunch. They serve healthy açaí bowls and really nice buns combined with fresh juices. My tip: Try the “The Jack 10”, an Indonesian style flavoured bun with jackfruit and its 100% vegan. I love it!

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Benji’s Amsterdam

And your favourite place for late night dinner?

In general, I think Izakaya is the best place for a late night dinner, because where normally the kitchen close around 10pm in Amsterdam, you can easily order food until 11:30pm at Izakaya. This Japanese fusion restaurant serve amazing cocktails as well, plus they play nice music.

Where do you go to get away from the madness?

From my place, it’s only a 15 minute drive to the Amsterdamse Bos, a beautiful forest on the edge of the city.  I go their every day for a long walk with my dog, even thought its so close to the city centre its absolutely the place to reset my mind and completely get zen. By the same token, there is also this big spa centre with sauna’s, massages a big gym and a pool where I like to go.

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Besides your own gigs, which parties do you advise us to check out during ADE this year?

Definitely check out Moog presents: Composing Live Techno Analog Synthesizers. Even if you don’t like this genre of electronic music its more then worth to check this one out.

Thanks Joey and good luck getting through the Amsterdam Dance Event this month!

Elke

Find out why you should visit ADE Green this year. The event that brings music and sustainability together.

ADE Green 2019

Why you should visit ADE Green this year

ADE 2019 (Amsterdam Dance Event) is around the corner and with that comes the important conference that is ADE Green. Subjects like sustainability, innovation and social change are discussed and shared in a one day conference on the 18th of October.

The ADE Green conference 2019 is kicking off the Amsterdam Dance Event and includes inspirational speakers, ideas and practical workshops. Time to let you know why you should go this year and what not to miss.

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ADE Green

Innofest: Seven Innovations That Will Change The Industry

When & where? 11:00 – 12:00, De La Mar Theater
If you’re after new ways to make your event, festival or business more sustainable, then be sure not to skip this part of ADE Green. More and more event organizers talk about sustainability, about “smarter” and about “cleaner”. But who are the real innovators and what are their solutions? Innofest gives green entrepreneurs and inventors the chance to test their innovation at real, working festival sites. Innofest is inviting seven of the most promising startups to present their ideas for much-needed change at ADE Green. Things like circular water solutions, mobile sun power stations and gamification to improve waste separation: ready to go innovations, now with a test record to prove it. So, walk-in, meet the startups and start making an impact at your event

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

Plastic Promise: The Next Steps towards Responsible Plastic Use

When & where? 12:15 – 13.00, De La Mar Theater
Exactly one year ago the Plastic Promise – an initiative started by the Dutch event industry – was launched at ADE Green. Now, the promises made have been tested in the wild: on festival grounds. The Plastic Promise focus for this year focuses on points where plastic cups are unavoidable. Festivals, cup-suppliers, beer, and soda brands have collaborated across the entire supply chain to create a circular cup system at festivals.

Frequent flyers: Does DJ Culture Have To Rely On Airmiles?

When & where? 13.15 – 14:15, DeLaMar Theater
We can make responsible choices all we like: using reusable bottles, recycle our materials, becoming vegan –all good. But when it comes to dance music, there’s one thing nobody likes to mention too much: our appetite for flying around the world. OK, offsetting your carbon impact eases the pain, we all hope for future innovations in transportation –but what can we change NOW? How can you keep your environmental impact low when you pursue an international DJ career? What responsibilities do event-organizers, bookers, managers, and artists have in changing the need for flights? Might reducing traveling even be beneficial for artists and the culture? Join us to talk about an issue that has been on everyone’s minds, yet not many seem to be discussing: air travel. It’s the flying elephant in the room at ADE Green.

Flying | ADE Green 2019

If You Don’t Like The System, Don’t Depend On It

When & where? 14:30 – 15:10 DeLaMar Theater
Andy Cato is a well-respected artist and part of the renowned duo Groove Armada. One day he stumbled upon an article about sustainable farming which resonated deeply. “If you don’t like the system,” it said, “don’t depend on it.” After further research, he began to envision himself having an organic farm, with healthy soil and nutritious harvests. With no experience of farming, it was a huge leap in the dark, but Andy sold his publishing rights and took out an extra mortgage to invest in a piece of land in southern France, where he started his dream farm. He achieved a nature-inclusive way of farming which balances giving and taking from the earth and will talk about this at the ADE Green Conference.

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Groove Armada’s Andy Cato will speak at ADE Green this year

International Festivals Join Forces On Circularity

Where & When? 15:30 – 16:30, De La Mar Theater
Festivals all around the world have experimented with solutions on the ground to reduce their negative impacts on the environment. Now it’s time for the pioneers among us to collectively step up the game: to address barriers to innovation, identify solutions, and identify the potential opportunities to accelerate and clear the way for the majority to follow. The Netherlands aims to be fully circular in 2050, to spearhead a movement towards a more circular economy, and to become a “living lab” that provides the rest of the world with examples to learn from. And they are not the only one.. ADE Green opens up the conversation!

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Closing Keynote: A new Narrative of Sustainability

When & Where? 15:30 – 16:30, De La Mar Theater, D7 Panel Room
It’s hard to think of a better way of closing a day at ADE Green than a keynote speech from Mac Macartney – someone whose genius is to create new narratives of sustainability. Mac is an international speaker, writer, and change-maker. Mentored by indigenous people over many years, he has acquired profound and original insights into questions preoccupying many contemporary leaders. Mac seeks to encourage the emergence of the leader in each of us: the leader who will take courageous action for a better world. We are sure Mac’s understanding and expression will make you feel that the time is right to put all of your competence and brilliance towards the pursuit of what you truly love: that better future.

Tickets

Plenty of food for thought and innovation. See you on the 18th of October?
Tickets cost €49,- and are available here. To find out more about ADE Green and the rest of the program, visit the ADE website.

Go Green,

Elke

Where to stay during Amsterdam Dance Event

Amsterdam is famous for a lot of things but when it comes to dance music, its ADE, the 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.

Needless to say, that a large amount of  people need a place to stay so the hotel and Airbnb business is booming during this time. So where are the best places to stay? Well, these are some contenders that might come in handy during the best dance 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

Generator poshtel Amsterdam
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

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.

Love,

Elke

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

Sustainable hotels in Amsterdam

Amsterdam Weekend Guide September 2019

Usually, we publish a monthly event calendar, but because of our busy schedule these couple of months and because there is sooo much to do this coming weekend, we have created a special weekend guide for you guys. From music events, to food & drinks and markets. Enjoy the Amsterdam Weekend Guide for September 13th – 15th.

Frits Borrel at IJver

When? Friday 13th of September, IJver
We recently checked out IJver and we can tell you that this is the perfect location for an after work Frits Borrel! Located at the NDSM Werf in North, it is a huge location where they will have a DJ, cocktails and a lot of beer!

West Beach Film festival

When? 13 – 22 September, Sloterplas
From today until the 22nd of September, you can sit down at this wonderful but small film festival located next to the Sloter beach on the Sloterplas for movies, music, children’s activities and much more. Entrance is free! Check the link for all the movies and times.

Weekend Guide September

Amsterdam Beer Festival

When? 13th – 15th of September from 12pm, Marine terrein
Beer has never been so popular as it is today. Forget about the simple Heineken, this festival is serving you the best brewed beers there is. There will be music, tasty food and more than 50 beer taps to enjoy. Whether you like beer or not, this is set to be a lively place to visit on Saturday!

Raindance Project

When? 14th of September from 12pm till 9pm, Vondelpark Theater
Non-profit organisation JustDiggit has just announced that they will host a free concert in the Vondelpark Open air theater on the 14th of September 2019, starting at 12:00. Artists will include De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, Joost van Bellen, Akwasi, Donnie, Naaz, Flexican and many more. Justdiggit ambassador Floortje Dessing and Tess Milne will be presenting. At the same time, The Raindance Project in Africa will be held in rural and drought-stricken areas, to inspire and activate the farmers who are implementing re-greening and rainwater harvesting techniques and spread the word.

Raindance Project Amsterdam

Tuinen van WestFest

When? 15th of September, Tuinen van West
This festival on the Polderheuvel, in the middle of the Tuinen van West is for young and old. Poetry, puppet theater, circus workshops for children, making workshops with artists, fair food from the local harvest and throughout the day there are various bands and artists that fill the garden with great music. Learn, play, discover, pick, taste and experiment with a real festival vibe!

Amsterdam City Beach Festival

When? 14th of September at DOK
A dancefloor, DJ’s, dancing in the sand, karaoke or drinking and eating on a pop-up bar. Or chilling in a hammock? this will be all possible at DOK, in Amsterdam East. Tickets are 5 Euro. More info here.

Kids Music Festival at Tolhuistuin

When? 14th & 15th of September, Tolhuistuin
In previous years they hosted successful editions at Ruigoord, but this festival strikes down at the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam North this year. There will be a lot of different music that your kids can listen to or even play themselves. Kids under the age of 2 are free.

September weekend Guide Amsterdam

Enjoy your weekend!

Wander-Lust

The Raindance Project | The concert that matters

This September you can enjoy a free concert in Amsterdam, Tanzania and Kenia that will be streamed all over the world, in order to raise awareness about climate change. It’s called the Raindance Project and includes a pretty impressive line-up artists and musicians, dancers and speakers.

Non-profit organisation JustDiggit has just announced that they will host a free concert in the Vondelpark Open air theater on the 14th of September 2019, starting at 12:00. Artists will include De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig, Joost van Bellen, Akwasi, Donnie, Naaz, Flexican and many more. Justdiggit ambassador Floortje Dessing and Tess Milne will be presenting. At the same time, The Raindance Project in Africa will be held in rural and drought-stricken areas, to inspire and activate the farmers who are implementing re-greening and rainwater harvesting techniques and spread the word.

It will be the mini Live Aid for climate change that we’ve been waiting for

Raising Awareness

This event is now more important than ever, while the Amazon is blazing on fire at the moment. Desertification is one of the most urgent threats to mankind, causing food and water scarcity, poverty, climate change and millions of climate refugees. The Raindance Project aims to create awareness but also celebrating the re-greening successes so far. But most of all demonstrate the urgency of climate change and promote one of the major solutions, nature.

If we can warm up the earth, we can also cool it down

A continues project

The Raindance Project is a true decade plan 2020 – 2030 and an open invitation to the rest of the world to join. Together with international partners such as the UN Environment it is the time to change the course of our narrative. Dutch radio station 3FM is official partner of The Raindance Project and will livestream the entire event. The event can also be followed via the official socials of Justdiggit, The Raindance Project and 3FM.

Check the full line up here:

The Raindance Project

One thing is for sure, you want to be there on the 14th of September. It will be the concert that can change your life.

Wander-Lust

Find out how you can reduce your ecological footprint during your travels!

Compensate Your CO2

Amsterdam Event Calendar for July 2019

Hello July! Full of sunshine, flipflops, shorts and skirts. (ok, we will experience the occasional rain, because it’s a Dutch summer after all) But we are happy that July has arrived because there are so many cool events in Amsterdam! Here are our favourites!

Summer Nights in Artis (Zomeravonden)
When? June – July – Aug, Artis Zoo
What? Saturday evenings in the Zoo until the sun goes down.
Artis Zoo lets 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

Vondelpark Open Air Theater
When? from the 5th of May throughout summer
What? Concerts, performances and fun for children
This open air theater in the middle of the famous Vondelpark has been organizing music performances since 1974. For the next 5 months you can enjoy performances and concerts on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For all the dates check www.openluchttheater.nl

Chin Chin Festival
When? 6h of July at Tuinen van West
Enjoy the second edition of the ChinChin Festival in the sunny Tuinen van West in Amsterdam. With 6 stages and music from all different genres, this is going to be a good one. Limited tickets are available for €43,-.

International Kids Festival
When? 7th of July DOK Amsterdam | 12.00 – 19.00
Did you know that there are many expat families living in Amsterdam? Kids can sometimes find it hard to adjust to the busy Amsterdam life, with Dutch being a difficult language to learn. This weekend, there is an International Kids Festival for kids of all ages and cultures. DJ’s, food & drinks and activities will bring kids from all walks of life together!

Sunday Market
When? Sunday 7th of July, Westergasterrein
Our favourite market in Amsterdam is back this month with local goods, foods and activities for young and old!

Rooftop Movie Nights
When? 5th & 6th of July, Floor 17
Sit down and relax in our comfy chairs by TERAPY while enjoying some good food & drinks on the rooftop of Ramada’s Hotel, Floor 17. This weekend you can pick rom 2 movies; The Silence of the Lambs on Friday and The big Lebowski on Saturday. Reserve your spot here!

Amsterdam event calendar for july 2019

Kwaku Summer Festival
When? 13th of July, Nelson Mandela Park

More than 100 tropical food stands, music that will make your hips (and bum) move, and it’s on every weekend up until the 5th of August. It used to be free but now you pay a small fee of 6 to 9 Euro that is so worth it! www.kwakufestival.nl

Trek Food Truck Festival
When? 12th – 15th of July, Amstel Park
What? Mobile trucks with great food
This weekend, the Amstel Park, one of our favorite parks by the way, is transformed into a food truck market with lot’s of delicious meals to choose from! This food festival is a moving festival and the Dutch capital is just one of the cities where they will strike down. www.festival-trek.nl

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Streetfood Festival
When? 13th & 14th of July, Johan Mynskenpark 12
Another food festival? Yes, but this one is new! It will be an open-air StreetFood paradise and if we have to believe the organisors, it will be a varied range of foodtrucks with a variety of dishes such as pokebowls, Surinams, vegetarian, organic pizza’s, royale BBQ and much more. Entrance is free!

For all the food festivals in The Netherlands this summer check our food festival guide!

On The Roof 
When? From the 12th of July up until the 7th of Sept
What? Music with a view
Enjoy jazz sounds and world music on top of the Op Zeezand with a fantastic view over ‘T IJ. Ticket are available from €14,-. The capacity is limited with only 100 seats per show, so make sure to book your tickets in time. www.on-the-roof.com

Summer Breeze Latin Night
When? 11th of July, Westergas
Every Thursday night, you can shake your hips at this outdoor latin party at westergasterrsas. (with rain it’s usually cancelled). You can learn and participate in Salsa, Zouk, Bachata and Kizomba dancing. Entrance is free and dancing outside starts at 7pm and moves indoor at 11pm.  

Latin Breeze

Climate Tribe by Wicked Thoughts
When? 18th of July at Wicked Grounds Warehouse
An evening filled with music, inspirational talks, real food and group meditation to heal ourselves and the world. Funds raised will be donated to If Not Us Then Who. Reserve your spot here!

Milkshake Festival
When? 27th & 28th of July in Westerpark

What? LGTB Festival for all
If your milkshake brings all the boys to the yard, you’re at the right address because this LGTB friendly festival is bright, pleasantly shocking and fun! www.milkshakefestival.com

Pride Walk Amsterdam
When? 27th of July, Amsterdam
Every year, by tradition, Pride Amsterdam is opened by the Pride Walk. With the Pride Walk we want to draw attention to the situation of LGBTIs in countries where homosexuality is included in the penal code, by carrying the flags of those countries. www.pride.amsterdam

Enjoy the event calendar this month!

Love, 

Wander-Lust

*This calendar will be updated weekly

Amsterdam Event Calendar for June 2019

We haven’t published our monthly event calendar for the last 2 months due to deadlines and press trips, but it’s back! Enjoy our brand new event calendar for June with loads to do in Amsterdam!

The Taste Of Amsterdam

When? 1st – 3rd of June | Amstelpark
Restaurants, chefs and foodie brands showcase the best of the best. Another food festival? Yes, but this one is a bit different. A bunch of amazing restaurants and chef’s introduce their best flavors to the public. You can think of it this way; going out for dinner or lunch, but at several places at on the same day! Besides eating there are workshops and many many great drinks from coffee to G&T’s! www.tasteofamsterdam.com

Sneakerness

When? 1st – 2nd of June | Kromhouthal
After many successful Dutch editions the main sneaker event in Europe returns to Amsterdam on the 1st and 2nd of June. This time Sneakerness takes place in the beautiful Kromhouthal in Amsterdam North. Brands, shops and private sellers from all over Europe come to Amsterdam Noord to showcase a superb selection of the latest, most rare and vintage sneakers. Info & tickets (€14,-)

Sneakerness Amsterdam

Roef Festival

When? 7th & 8th of June | Rooftops in Amsterdam
Rooftops participating are QO, Nemo, Hopp, Volkshotel, W Amsterdam, Sea Palace, ADAM Tower, Zoku and more. You get to explore innovative roofs, green havens, live music, and theatrical surprises. Silent disco dancing until the sun comes up. For more info visit their website

Bacchus Wine Festival 2019

When? 7th – 10th June & 14th – 16th June | Amsterdamse Bos
When you say wine, Amsterdam is listening. This time Bacchus is striking down for 2 weekends and is also open on the bankholiday Monday! There will be wine, cava, champagne, rosé and food to go with it. Kids have free entree and can play in the “Chateau Migraine” play corner. Tickets are €15,- and include a glass of wine.

Wine festival

Redlight Jazz

When? 7th – 9th of June | Redlight District
Red Light jazz is an annual jazz festival in and around Amsterdam’s famous Red Light District. Started in 2014, initiated by local entrepreneurs, Red Light Jazz highlights the rich tradition Amsterdam has as a true jazz city. For tickets and more info about all the locations and artists, check www.redlightjazz.com

Komm Schön Alter Festival

When? 22nd of June | Tuinen van West
This festival is one of our favorites. This small and intimate festival welcomes a crowd from 24 years old and over, only. By doing so, the festival has a wonderful family feel to it, with no (too) drunken teenagers running around. This year, the line-up includes Einmusik, Gabriel Ananda, Arjuna Schiks, Miss Melera, Oxia and more. www.kommschonalter.de

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24H Zandvoort

When? 15th of June | Zandvoort
Ok, this is not in Amsterdam but not too far! 24H is usually hosted in the different district of Amsterdam but this time they wanted to highlight the coastal town that is hosting the F1 race next year. More info. Looking for the best beach clubs in The Netherlands? 

5 Years Ceuvel Festival

When? 15th of June | Café Ceuvel
Art, music, food and drinks meet at Ceuvel for this 5 year festival celebration. The programme includes music on stage, yoga workshops, a rain bar (bring your raincoat), inspirational talks and more. Entrance is free up till 6pm and evening tickets are €10,-. More info.

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Doek Festival

When? 14th -16th of June | Bimhuis
For two days full of music and art the Bimhuis will be transformed into a meeting place where all sorts of exchanges take place, from goods and services to smells, flavours, cultures, sounds, glances, blushes, curses and currency. Market stalls offer music, art, and more. Doek Festival is an initiative from 8 musicians that combine their love for art and music. More info

Its Festival

When? 19th – 24th of June | Nes
The ITS Festival 2018 is a six-day-long vibrant place where a new generation theatre makers, professionals and their audience meet. The festival is hosted at the Brakke Grond in Amsterdam, which is a place for art, food & drinks. Graduating artists from theatre and dance schools in The Netherlands and Belgium will present themselves on the stage, definitely worth checking out! www.itsfestival.com

Tony’s Chocolonely Serious Friend Event

When? 20th of June | Tropen Museum
The slave free chocolate brand is hosting a serious party, for serious friends. There is an exposition, music, drinks and a little surprise! Join this event by making yourself a serious friend of Tony’s and be there! 

CV Workshop & Personal Branding

When? 22nd of June | House of Watt
Started applying for jobs but somehow you find yourself lost in the jungle that is called “The Dutch Job Market”? Expat Republic in cooperation with Edith Veerhoek offer you a masterclass in wich you’ll learn about the Dutch job market, how the recruitment process works, and how to beat the system! You’ll also learn how to write a resume with which will help you stand out. As a bonus you’ll get an explanation on how to update your LinkedIn profile! More info

Fête du Champagne

When? 28th – 30st June | Rembrants Park
With more than 100 different champagnes, this festival celebrates it’s first ever edition! Located in the wonderful Rembrants Park, surrounded by trees and flowers, the setting is going to wonderful. Yes, there will be food and music too. Play some Jeu de Boule, play the ultimate Champagne quiz and let your kids play dress up. www.feteduchampagne.nl

Vondelpark Open Air Theater

When? 2nd of June – Sept 2019
This open air theater in the middle of the famous Vondelpark has been organizing music performances since 1974. For the next 5 months you can enjoy performances and concerts on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. For all the dates check www.openluchttheater.nl

More than enough to keep you busy this month!

Love,

Wander-Lust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freelance & Travel | This is the Event you do not want to miss!

Currently, there are almost 2 million freelancers in the Netherlands. This number is only rising and we understand why. Freelance means; having the freedom to do what you want to do, job wise. But it’s not always easy. Networking is key to finding new assignments and you have no colleagues. Which also means that you have to miss out on those fun after work drinks. Next month there is a network event for freelancers that we want you to hear about.

As a freelancer you often miss out on the fun office drinks

What is Qommunity?

Founded by friends and business partners Kiki Calis and Kim Trotz, Qommunity is for freelancers by freelancers. Kiki and Kim saw more and more freelancers having the need for contact with colleagues. As a freelancer you often miss out on the fun office drinks. That’s why they hosted their first gave a New Year’s reception in Q1. In Q4 of 2018, the Q team was strengthened and is busy setting up a platform together with the events where freelancers can really become Qollegas.

Kiki en Kim
Kiki & Kim

Around one in five people will work on a freelance or project basis in 2020

The Event

Each new quarter, they host a new Qommunity event with a different theme. The next event is focussing on our favourite subject: Travel! So what to expect?

  • Travel journalist Liesbeth Rasker is talking about her life as a digital nomad. She gives tips & tricks and talks about her expertise as solo traveler
  • High Performance Strategist Jord Cuiper is here to teach us how important it is to recognise your boundaries and guard them well. 
  • Drinks, bites, DJ
  • No awkward networking, but a fun and inspiring evening that will add to your freelance business life!

Q2: The Freelance Event

Happy networking!

Elke

Amsterdam Event Calendar for March 2019

We went straight from winter into Springtime! March is here and it is set to be the warmest yet. Everybody is outside and there are plenty of events to visit in Amsterdam this month. Enjoy the Amsterdam Events Calendar for March 2019!

Coffee Festival
When? 1-3 March at Gashouder
Coffee takes the center stage at this festival. Top coffee roasters, barista competitions, coffee cocktail workshops, mindful coffee tasting, live latte art and more. Of course there is a food village, a chance to buy various coffee and music. Tickets cost €15,-. www.amsterdamcoffeefestival.com

We Planet!
When? 2nd of March, Museumsquare from 11am

Remember the IAmsterdam sign at museumsquare? Well, a few initiatives have organized a day where everyone is invited to clean the city. The plastic soup is taking its toll and with this event, it brings people together that want to fight the plastic practise by picking up trash. The idea is to build a new sign saying; We Planet. Are you joining in?

we planet amsterdam

Boozy Brunch at EDEL
When? Every Sunday, Lokaal Edel
You can describe this brunch as a chaotic livingroom where you can take your friends to, eat, drink and play games while listening to music. It’s child friendly so bring your little ones! Facebook

Sunday at Mr Nieges
When? Every Sunday, Meneer Nieges
Fine tunes, fries with “stoofvlees”, cocktails, the everlasting menu and good company. If you haven’t been yet, you should start (or end) your Sundays here. Feel free to bring everyone, from grandma to your kids. It’s all possible at Mr. Nieges. Facebook

Sunday Brunch & Livemusic at Bar Kantoor
When? Every Sunday, Bar Kantoor Westerpark
Brunch & livemuziek is back! Each week, one of Bar Kantoor’s local musician will sing and play some relaxing songs, live! This is how a Sunday should be; good food, nice music and wonderful drinks to go with it. Entrance is free of course and each week there will be a different musician so you can never be bored. From Jazz & blues, to Rap or a soulful singer-songwriter. www.barkantoor.nl

Brunch

Kloffie Market
When? 2nd of March, De Hallen from 12pm
Shopping in Amsterdam? We got you covered with Amsterdam’s finest clothing market. Once a month De KLOFFIE Markt takes place at De Hallen Amsterdam. Each edition you can find the finest second-hand designer clothing, vintage treasures and rare collector’s items. Facebook

Womens March Netherlands
When? 9th of March, Dam Square
2019 is not just about women. It is about all of us (f/m/x). In every way. ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 Because all oppression is connected. March along with inspirational speakers, be motivated and feel connected. The walk will march from the Dam Square to Museum Square and starts at 12.30pm. For all the details and speakers visit the Facebook Page.

Climate March Amsterdam
When? 10th of March, Dam Square
From one march to another! On the 10th of March you can join the largest climate strike in The Netherlands yet. The Climate March is important because it’s your chance to show the government that you are done with empty promises. We want more sustainable solutions without having to wait for many years. It is also about the future of our children. Will we see you there? For more info and to make more impact check www.maakdeklimaatmarsgroot.nl

Climate March

IJhallen Flea Market
When? 9th & 10th of January, NDSM
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

KLM Urban Trail Amsterdam
When? 17th of March, Amsterdam North
After the successful first edition last year, the KLM Urban run is back in the Northside of Amsterdam. Run under and over obstacles with exiting new locations. You can still sign up! www.amsterdamurbantrail.nl

klm urban trail

Amsterdam Wine Festival
When? 22nd – 24th of March, Gashouder
Whether you are a beginner or a real wine connoisseur, Amsterdam Wine Festival is a day out for everyone who loves wine. So enjoy all the beauty that the Northern Hemisphere has to offer! www.amsterdamwinefestival.nl

See you around this March!

Wander-Lust

Amsterdam Event Calendar for February 2019

Ok, winter has finally arrived in Amsterdam. Damn, it’s cold! Here are the best events and things to do this February that will hopefully keep you going.

Boozy Brunch at EDEL
When? Every Sunday, Lokaal Edel
You can describe this brunch as a chaotic livingroom where you can take your friends to, eat, drink and play games while listening to music. It’s child friendly so bring your little ones! Facebook

Sunday Brunch & Livemusic at Bar Kantoor
When? Every Sunday, Bar Kantoor Westerpark
Brunch & livemuziek is back! Each week, one of Bar Kantoor’s local musician will sing and play some relaxing songs, live! This is how a Sunday should be; good food, nice music and wonderful drinks to go with it. Entrance is free of course and each week there will be a different musician so you can never be bored. From Jazz & blues, to Rap or a soulful singer-songwriter. www.barkantoor.nl

Sneaker District Garage Sale
When? 2nd & 3rd of February, Contactweg 42C
Sneaker lovers listen up! If you want to score the coolest and most unique sneakers, you MUST go to this garage sale with discount up to 80%! It’s cash only and they open at 11am till 6pm. Be there! Facebook

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Kloffie Market
When? 9th of February, De Hallen
Discover mid-range brands and high-end designers at the Kloffie Market in De Hallen.

 

Access One-to-One MBA Event
When? 6th of February, Double Tree Hotel
Join the Access MBA Tour and connect One-to-One with world’s best business schools. Find your MBA or EMBA match with the help of our international team of business education experts. Hold personal meetings with Admissions Directors from prestigious MBA and Executive MBA programs, get advice from our business education consultants and instructors, hear from school representatives and alumni during Panel Discussions, and earn about EUR 2 million in scholarship opportunities.

High Wine at MOER
When? 10th & 24th of February, MOER
Wine, Food and Music are the ingredients for a relaxing Sunday at MOER. Nice to know; all the bites are organic and come from local farms around Amsterdam. At High Wine you’ll get 4 wines to taste, 4 bites/snacks to suit each wine, Live jazzy tunes for €29 p.p. Reserve your spot here.

14 x Valentines Day in Amsterdam
When? 14th of February (duh)
We’ve put together a list of 14 things you can do on Valentine’s Day. Get married for a day or have dinner in the dark. Single? Don’t worry, you can do many things such as cuddling with cats and much more. Check here for all the Valentine’s Ideas.

valentines day
Get married for a day on Valentines Day in Amsterdam!

Ramen Food Festival
When? 17th of February, De Bajes
Check out the food line up, which is quite impressive and filled with 10 Ramen specialist like; Tokyo Ramen Iki, Vattenramen, KU Kitchen & Bar, Ramen Brothers and many more. Besides the different Ramen you can enjoy ramen burgers, Japanese snacks likt karaage, okonomiyaki, takoyaki, Japanese sweets and even free karaoke. www.bysam.nl/ramenfestival

Chocoa Festival
When? 23rd & 24th of February, Beurs van Berlage
What are the new flavors? How can chocolate be more sustainable and fair? You can find all the info at this tasty and informative festival in the beurs van Berlage near the Dam Square. Chocoa.nl

Ramen
Get ready for the Ramen Food Festival

Overwinteren Festival
When? 23rd of February, Riekerhaven
No music festivals during February? Think again! Riekerhaven will be transformed into a winter wonderland with DJ’s such as Kris Kross Amsterdam, Michel de Hey, De Sluwe Vos, Girls Love DJ’s and more. Tickets are on sale from €15 to €39 and are going fast! www.overwinterenfestival.nl

Het Grote Fiasco
When? 22nd & 23rd of February
They call it a mix of Rollende Keukens, The Parade and Extrema Indoor. If we have to believe that, it’s going to be a fun two days where you can eat, dance, listen to bands and drinks with a chaotic vibe. Tickets cost €10 and you an get them at hetgrotefiasco.nl.

Enjoy!

Wander-Lust