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

wanderlust festival guide 2018

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.

ceuvel festival Amsterdam

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

Location: 18th floor of Adam Tower
Time: 5pm – 11pm
Tickets: €20,- (early birds are sold out)
Facebook 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

sneaker

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

14 x Valentine’s Day idea’s in Amsterdam

Whether you’re in love, in a romantic relationship, or still wondering where your big love is wandering around, Valentine’s Day should or could be for everyone! We’ve selected 10 romantic things you can do on Valentines Day! Some for singles, some for lovers, some for all! These are our top things to do on Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam.

1. Get Married for 1 Day!
At Wed and Walk you can get married for one day! Ok, it’s just for fun but you get a dress, suit and a picture to prove it! Maybe this is a good try out with your love to hence the feeling before the real big deal.. Cost are €75,- which includes a wedding picture and rings to remember the big day! www.wed-and-walk.com

Wed and walk Valentine's Day Ideas in Amsterdam

2. Valentines Movie Classics at the Concert Hall
You don’t need to be a huge fan of classical music to go here because everybody loves a good romantic movie soundtrack! On This special night, the Concert Hall in Amsterdam will play the film music such as Romeo & Westside story, Carmen and more. Tickets are available from €35,-.

3. Vegan Valentine diner
Imagine. While enjoying love flowing through the heart, Mr. & Mrs. Watson brings you love flowing through the mouth. On this beautiful day of love the vegan restaurant (located in Amsterdam East) serves a special vegan dinner for you and your love. They were fully booked last year so make sure to reserve your table! www.watson.bar

Mr & mrs Watson

4. Fly over Holland
Forget all of the old-fashioned Valentine’s Day stuff and fly over the Netherlands with your lover! Okok, not in a place but in front of a massive screen with stunning images that will make you feel like you are actually in the air due to all the technology. Receive 2 glasses of bubbles and a flight over the Dutch landscape for 17,50 per person. For tickets and more info check www.thisisholland.com

5. Jazzy Valentine’s dinner at In-Stock
Save a dinner for two! At In-Stock they only use ingredients that would otherwise be wasted. They want to break the food waste cycle by turning food surplus into an appetising breakfast, lunch and dinner. Think of fruits and veggies with some beauty flaws, one-day old bread, and fish and meat leftovers. They are planning to turn their restaurant into a lovers cave with candles and live music while you enjoy a 4-course dinner for two. Reserve your spot at www.instock.nl/restaurant/restaurant-amsterdam 

6. Valentines Day underneath the stars at Artis
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with you love under the stars. Come with your loved one or invite your Valentine at ARTIS Zoo. In the Planetarium you are introduced to cosmic couples, such as tight double stars and clashing galaxies and you explore the attraction between earth and moon. Once back on earth, you look up at the galaxy. Listen to mythical stories about the male and female hunt of Jupiter and the sneaky relationship between Mars and Venus. It starts at 7:30 pm and ends at 9pm. Regular tickets cost €25 for 2 persons, €20 with a membership and include a drink.

Starts at Artis

7. Valentine’s Boat Cruise
Imagine the romantic canals of Amsterdam, twinkling lights everywhere, in the background a romantic music is on, in your hand you have a glass of cold prosecco and outside the romantic views of Amsterdam pass you by. Can it be more romantic?? Enjoy a 90 minutes boat cruise while enjoying a drink on the heated blue boat during valentine. Book it here from just 19,50.

8. Eat in the Dark at CTaste
Test your taste buds and eat in the dark! Upon arrival, diners are instructed to leave any light sources in lockers, so they can feel and taste their way through a three-course menu served by highly-trained blind (or partially-sighted) servers. We think this is an extra nice touch! The chef will offer foods that will make you talk about it so no need to worry about those awkward silence moments if it’s your first date! For more info visit www.ctaste.nl

9. Enjoy a Luxury High Tea
For all the best high tea spots, you’re good in Amsterdam. We’ve selected 6 of our favorite places that you can visit with your loved one, mother or friends!

high tea in Amsterdam

10. Valentine’s Movie Screening
Valentine’s day is not just for romantic lovers, it’s for all your pretty faces. Calling all lonely hearts, hopeless romantics and lovesick souls. Join Cinema of the Dam’d, a non-profit foundation that curates and presents unconventional film programs in Amsterdam, on Valentine’s Day for a special screening of Wong Kar-wai’s ravishing, bittersweet classic: IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE. Bring a date (or don’t). There will be chocolate for all! Tickets cost €6,50 and the bar opens at 7pm.

11. Pllek Valentine Dinner & Movie
From one movie screening to another. At Pllek (Amsterdam North), you can enjoy the movie screening of 500 days of summer. Between 6pm and 7.30pm they serve a 4-course lovers menu, and after that you can make your way into the candle lit room where you can relax with blankets and a free drink. The whole package costs €39,50. www.pllek.nl/pllek-agenda/valentijn_2019

12. Ice-Skating 
There is nothing more romantic than holding each others hand and skate in front of the Rijksmuseum. With the lights and hot chocolate on tap, you are in for some romance on skates! Amsterdam also offers ice-skating rings at Rembrantsplein and Jaap Edenbaan (the largest ice-ring), but the ice-skating ring at museum square has the be the most romantic one. They are open till 9pm until the 3rd of February.

13. Cuddle With Cats at Kopjes
Single and not ready to mingle but do you have enough cuddles to give? Then head down to the cat café in Amsterdam West. Kopjes is the first cat café in Amsterdam and was funded by a crowdfunding started on the internet. It has cats in all shapes and sizes that are rescued and looking for some love. Order a ‘catuccino’ or enjoy some of the sweet delights that they are serving. Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam has never been so cute. www.kattencafekopjes.nl

kattencafe Amsterdam

14. First Dates Café at Tolbar
You must have heard of the the popular reality TV programme; First dates. The Tolbar is hosting a first date night but without the camera’s. All ingredients will be present: couples, love match, handsome bartender with blue eyes, warm welcome including deep quote about love, delicious three-course menu with dessert to share, and of course the uncomfortable moment of payment where many feminists get crooked toes. Are you looking for love? Then sign up quickly! (Or sign up that father, grandfather, friend or girlfriend who does not dare but secretly really wants to find love.) All you have to do is to answer these questions on the Facebook Event Page and send a photo of yourself to info@tolbar.nl . You can register until February 7!

We wish you a year full of love!

Wander-Lust

Ramen Food Festival Amsterdam

After a the sushi, burger, and other inventive food festivals, it’s finally time for the first Ramen Food Festival in Amsterdam! 

Ramen is a Japanese broth noodle soup, which has gained immense popularity over the last couple of years, especially in Amsterdam. Time for for a festival! Thought Ramen lover Susam (also the founder of foodblog BySam)

The Ramen Food Festival is for anyone that wants to slurp some noodles!

Ramen Soup

“There are so many different Ramen, that I was hoping that someone a festival would come, but when that didn’t happen, I decided to organize it myself!” – Susam

On Sunday the 17th of February you can 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.

Tickets for the Ramen Food Festival will be available from the 23rd of January. Are you ready to slurp some noodles?!

Love,

Elke

Ramen Food Festival Amsterdam
17th of February
De Bajes, Utrechtsestraat 11
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Amsterdam Event Calendar for January 2019

Happy new year! (can we still say that?) Anyhow, it’s been a little while since we’ve posted an event calendar, but we’re back at it! Enjoy the Amsterdam Event Calendar for the first month of the year!

Amsterdam Light Festival
When? 29th of Nov until the  20th of Jan
It’s the 7th edition already! And this year it’s all about hidden messages that translate into beautiful objects that shine at night. ‘The Medium is the Message’ are the famous words from scientist Marshall McLuhan. 30 artists took these words to heart and created something beautiful, for you to see. Enjoy a boat tour, or just walk over the canals. More info here.

Discovering Food Photography at Foam
When? from the 13th of January, Keizersgracht 617
Photography gallery Foam is hosting this brand new exhibition. Explore beyond #foodporn! Join As Soup As Possible on a guided tour of “Feast for the Eyes – The Story of Food in Photography”, the upcoming exhibition at Foam, and discover the visual history of food with us.

Bali Brunch at Mama Makan Hotelnacht edition
When? 20th of January, Hyatt Hotel
You can order a few dishes à la carte and step up to the buffet, where you can grab some traditional Gado Gado, Salads, Soto Soup and go crazy on the colourful dessert table. You can go back as many times as you want, so make sure you arrive with an empty stomach! The brunch costs €35,-. Facebook

Bali Brunch at Mama Makan

Jazzy Sundays
When? Sun 20th of January, Hoxton Hotel
It may be chilly outside, but nothing blows away the frost like some soul-warming jazz. Our series of Sunday night concerts continue in Lotti’s, the Hoxton hotel restaurant/bar. Enjoy jazzy sounds and cocktails!

Museum Market January edition (with the ice skating rink!)
When? 20th of January, Museumsquare, 12pm – 6pm
Put on your warm wintercoat and go shopping at the Museum market where there will be fashion, food and drinks. ChinChin to the new year!

Boozy Brunch
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

Oysters & Bubbles at MOER
When? Sunday 13th of January, Restaurant MOER Amsterdam
Oysters for €1,- and bubbles for €5,-! Add some live Jazzy sounds and you have yourself a chill Sunday! Facebook

Hotel Nacht
When? 19th & 20th of January, several hotels in Amsterdam
Discover the best and funky hotels in Amsterdam with parties, drinks and games throughout the evening and daytime! It’s a staycation because Hotel Nacht was officially set up for Amsterdammers by Amsterdammers. Check the full program here.

First Art Fair 2019
When? 16th – 20th of January, Passenger terminal
The FIRST ART FAIR is new years art event for modern art and it’s celebrating it’s second edition. At the fair you will find painting and sculpture, glass, photography and jewellery from hundreds of renowned and young artists, spread over the stands of about 30 selected galleries from all over the country. www.firstartfair.nl

National Tulip Day
When? 19th of January, Damsquare
Each year, the dam square is covered in thousands of beautiful tulips that the public can pick for free! National Tulip day is here to kick off the new tulip season and to celebrate the Dutch flower. Last year, we had the privilege to pick the first ones. Entrance is free and starts at 1pm.

Go With The Glow Vegan Brunch
When? 26th of January, Persijn at QO
They are back with a brand new vegan brunch in the new year. They are also celebrating their 3 year anniversary so it’s going to be a great edition. The brunch will cost €45,- and guest receive a 4-course meal, a 7 Days Glow Challenge e-book, and all the info you need about veganism. Reserve your spot here!

IJhallen Flea Market
When? 26th & 27th 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

This calendar will be updated regularly so keep an eye out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 x Christmas Markets in Amsterdam

It’s Christmaaaaaaaaas! (ok, not quite, but almost!) It’s the first time in three years that I’m celebrating Christmas at home in Amsterdam. One of the things that really gets us in the Christmas Spirit are the markets in the month December. You don’t have to look far to find some of the best Christmas Markets in my hometown. Here are 6 amazing Christmas Markets in Amsterdam you should visit this month!

Museum Market Christmas Edition
When? 9th of December, 12pm – 6pm at Museumsquare
Every third Sunday of the Month, the Museumplein will be filled with stylish stands full of design. In between the main museums around the pond you can meet the (Dutch) designers yourself, shop for their products and enjoy the great food and atmosphere. Info

Vogue Christmas Market
When? 9th of December, College Hotel
It’s the first ever Vogue Christmas market in Amsterdam, so you can’t miss this one! There will be beautifully decorated Christmas stalls with amazing brands and gifting. Drink glühwein at the Vogue café, go crazy in the photo booth and score Vogue goodies! Kids are welcome! More info here.

Christmas market

Van der Helstplein Weinachtsmarkt
When? 8th & 9th of December 12:30 – 22:30, van der Helstplein
This German inspired Christmas Market, will be about family & friends (or making new ones!). Traditional glühwein, apfelpunch, currywurst, hot choco or winter beer, you will find it here. There will be stuff to buy, live music and entrance is free! Facebook

Scandinavian Christmas Market
When? 7th & 8th of December, Muiderkerk
Get into the Scandinavian spirit with this special market where you can knit and make decorations for “jul”: the wheel of time that spins the year into lighter days. The market is not complete without some real Scandinavian flavours (like cookies) of course! Facebook

Sissy Boy Christmas Market
When? 15th of December, Aambeeldstraat 34 (Sissy Boy Office)
This is one of the winter markets we are looking forward to the most! Besides the usual Sissy-Boy fashion, interior and accessories, you can also enjoy glühwein, live music, nice food and of course many different stands with all your winter wannahaves!  To find out which brands you can find at this years market, check the Facebook event.

Ruige Kerstmark
When? Sat 15 December 12.00-18.00 / Sun 16 December 12.00-18.00, Ruigoord
Two days X-mas shopping Ruigoord style. Winter Wondermarket with 40 to 50 hand-picked stands with handmade, art, fashion & lifestyle, delicious food, kids activities, glühwine, music & lots of wonderful vibes. Free entrance and also indoor! Check Facebook for all the details.

Christmas Maker Market
When? 15th & 16th of December, De Hallen
The Christmas specials of the market where it all began for Sisters James and us. If you’re stuck for Christmas gifts for friends and family, look no further. This market is jam-packed full of beautifully crafted local Amsterdam products. Facebook

Sushi & Japan Food Festival X-Mas Edition
When? 15th & 16th of December 12 – 9pm, NDSM Loods
Sushi & Christmas? Yes, it’s happening in the NDSM Loods in North Amsterdam! Who doesn’t love Sushi or Ramen, or Takoyaki? Japanese food is something you can eat anytime of the day. Any day of the week and any week of the year. are available from €8,-.

Funky X-Mas Market (Sunday Market)
When? 16th of December 12- 6pm, Westergasterrein
THE place for your funky Xmas presents! For the 10th year running you will find lots of beautiful stands full of original creations. Of course there is great food & drink (mulled wine), live music and more!

Pure Wintermarket at Amstelpark
When?  16th of December
Go here for your organic and fairtrade Christmas products. Local produce and goods make this one of the nicest Christmas Markets in Amsterdam and one of a kind. It’s the last Pure Market before heading into 2017 so grab your winter coat and check this one out. Info


Also worth visiting:

Het Amsterdamse Winterparadijs
When? 21st – 30st of December, RAI Amsterdam
Like last year, this massive winter wonderland will be open during December at the RAI in Amsterdam. This year it will be even bigger! There will be an ice-skating ring in and outside, music performances from Lil Kleine, Xander & friends, food, tube sliding, kids activities and everything to get you into the Christmas spirit. Tickets cost €5 euro, or €17,50 when you include activities. www.hetamsterdamsewinterparadijs.nl

Christmas Market at Floor 17
When? 1st of Dec – 11th of Jan 
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. Check out the curling games on the 16th of December. For more info visit  www.floor17.nl/rooftop-terrace

Floor 17 ice skating

Christmas Ice Village, Museumsquare
When?  Until the 30th of December
From December 17th – 30th, Amsterdam hosts the magical and tasty Ice Village Amsterdam at the Museumplein. A true adventure of warm winter chalets who offer you a variety of lifestyle, fashion, Christmas gifts, live entertainment and delicious food. Info

Haarlem Christmas Market
When? 8th & 9th of December in Haarlem
Not in Amsterdam, but only 15 minutes away and so worth visiting! The main square and streets are filled with more than 300 Christmas stalls, food, wine, lights and music. Bring the whole family and go shopping. www.facebook.com/HaarlemKerstmarkt

Which ones are you visiting?

Love,

Elke

 

 

 

Amsterdam Event Calendar for November 2018

Get your warm coat and step outside, the Amsterdam Event Calendar for November is here!

Affordable Artfair
When? 2nd – 4th of Nov, Kromhouthal
Art doesn’t have to be crazy expensive. At the Affordable Artfair you can walk out with a piece, for less than 200 Euro. When you enter, take a look behind the Campo Viejo & Warsteiner bar, where you might spot us on a large poster! Tickets are available from €13,- affordableartfair.com/fairs/amsterdam 

De Kloffie Market
When? Sat 3rd of November, 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 3rd November when the market celebrates it’s 2 year anniversary. Info

Museumnacht
When? Sat 3rd of October, Various Museums in Amsterdam
On Saturday the 3rd of November more than 50 Amsterdam based museums are open from 7PM until 2AM for the annual Museum Night. Apart from seeing the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions there is plenty more to see and do, also for non-Dutch visitors. On this 19th edition you can enjoy live music, DJ’s, dance, performances, film, special tours and food & drinks in the many museums of the city. For the full program check here.

Sunday Boozy Brunch
When? Sun 4th of November 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

Bali Brunch with We Like Bali
When? Sun 4th of November at 12.30pm, Hyatt Hotel
Kicking off this month’s Bali Brunch are the wonderful ladies from We Like Bali. You can order a few dishes à la carte and step up to the buffet, where you can grab some traditional Gado Gado, Salads, Soto Soup and go crazy on the colourful dessert table. You can go back as many times as you want, so make sure you arrive with an empty stomach! Sign up here!

Bali Brunch at Mama Makan

Sunday Market, Autumn Edition
When? Sun 4th of November 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? 17th & 18th of November, 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

Super Sonic Jazz Festival
When? 13th – 18th of November, Various locations
6 days, 5 churches in Amsterdam. From the Paradiso to The Vondelkerk, enjoy Jazz in the most amazing settings.Every artist presented by Super-Sonic Jazz blends elements with other musical styles, such as hiphop, funk, soul, electronic music, and free improvisation. Tickets and more info here.

Ice Skating Ring Amsterdam
When? Sun 17th of November, Museumsquare
Opening on the 17th of November, is the famous Amsterdam Ice Skating ring. Grab your blue skates and skate infront of the prettiest museum of Amsterdam. And don’t forget to take that Instagrammable photo. 😉

The Maker Market X Etsy
When? 24th of November, De Hallen
The November edition of the Maker Market takes place on the 24 & 25th of November. During this special edition we will collaborate with Etsy Made in NL, a nation-wide event organised by Etsy sellers. Half our market will be dedicated to Etsy makers.

Moderne Hippie Market
When? 25th of November, Westerunie
The sustainable, bohemian & wonderful market is back! Come here to score homemade/sustainable fashion, food and accessories. Entrance is only €2,50 (plus the event is inside, so cozy & warm!) More info here.

Amsterdam Light Festival
When? 29th of Nov until the  20th of Jan
It’s the 7th edition already! And this year it’s all about hidden messages that translate into beautiful objects that shine at night. ‘The Medium is the Message’ are the famous words from scientist Marshall McLuhan. 30 artists took these words to heart and created something beautiful, for you to see. Enjoy a boat tour, or just walk over the canals. More info here.

Amsterdam Light Festival

Enjoy this month!

Love,

Wander-Lust

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

Beer

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.

Dinner

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!

plant bathing

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!

Amsterdam Dance Event

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.

Heineken Experience Amsterdam

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