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. 

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,-. 

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! 

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! 

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.

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.

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. 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 

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. 

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? 

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. 

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!

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.

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 

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! 

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. 

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.

Enjoy!

Love,

Wander-Lust

*This calendar will be updated if new cool events occur

Amsterdam Event Calendar for September 2018

It’s been a while since we’ve published our Amsterdam Event Calendar. We had a little summer break, but now we’re back to tell you what’s going on in Amsterdam this September!

Sunday Market
When? 2nd of September 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.

Street Food Festvial
When? 1st & 2nd of September, DOK Amsterdam
A real open-air #StreetFood paradise for all of you. Expect a varied range of foodtrucks with a variety of dishes such as pokebowls, Surinams, vegetarian, organic pizza’s, royale BBQ and much much more…Lounge, soul and dance music from DJs and karaoke will create a great summer atmosphere. So get ready for some serious deliciousness and hell of a party!

Rooftop Summer Nights
When? 1st & 13th of September, Staalmeesterslaan 410
It’s time again to watch movies, sip cocktails and take in a gorgeous sunset at summer’s hottest outdoor film series. Turn off Netflix and take movie nights outside this summer, Rooftop Movie Night is back with a bang! Breathtaking views of Amsterdam, food & beverage service during the movie, comfy beanbags by Terapy and of course the best movies! Ticket and info here.

The Conscious Club x The Hortus ๑ Summer Sessions
When? 5th, 11th, 18th & 25th of September
We’re excited to share that The Conscious Club and Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam bundled forces to create a beautiful and exclusive program for body, mind and spirit in the Palm House! There are 4 events in september and vary between ∞ Sound Journey ∞ Deep Guided Meditation ∞ Breath of Life ∞ Yin Yoga.

Hortus Conscious

Noorderpark Festival
When? 9th September, Noorderpark
This cultural festival is for everyone and the entrance is free! There will be a circus, theater, a kids activity corner, music, workshops by and for the people & organisations from Amsterdam North. The event starts at 10:30am. 

Elrow Festival
When? 8th of September, NDSM Werf
Inflatables animals, funky gifts and colourful objects were passed around the crowd. People on stealths, carrying water pistols, and confetti canons that fire off stage. This was probably one of the best parties I’ve been to. Good news, because Elrow Town is finally coming to Amsterdam on the 8th of September! Tickets are currently sold out but keep an eye on this website to score a last minute ticket.


Source: The Nachtshaduw

Films With A View at Pllek
When? 11th of September (only with nice weather) 21:30 – 00:00
Films with a View Sunscreenings at Pllek beach. It’s on every Tuesday evening up to the end of September, but only with nice weather, so keep an eye out on the event page. You can pre-book your headphones and pay 5 euro when you arrive. On the 11th of September they will be showing the Floriday Project.

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The Rooftop Jazz Club
When? 15th of Sept, ZOKU
It’s pretty simple: Jazz is just better with a view! You take the elevator to the sixth floor and you enter one of the most photographed entrances in all of Amsterdam where on all sides you get an incredible view of the city. We will greet you at the back “stage” where you can get some drinks and enjoy the view over Amsterdam (we will be indoors*). You will then get to experience performances by some of Amsterdam’s finest up & coming musicians. After the show stick around for some drinks and hang with the artists. Tickets are available for €15,- here.

Vondel Disco #20 BDay Bash
When? 15th of September, De Tropen
Celebrating the end of the season, 6 years of Vondel Disco (but pretending it’s the 20th), this party is going to be big. There will be a DJ battle, cocktails, glitterdisco, confetti for life and of course the best tunes. Put on your disco shoes and don’t miss this one!

Umami Park Asian Food Festival
When? 22nd & 23rd of September, Umami
The Japanese food culture will stand central this year, 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.

Festival Wynwood
When? 29th of September, Thuishaven
Kris Kross Amsterdam, Rewind, Super Social, Chicago Vice & Models At Work join forces and will host this festival full with music, food and street art.It’s probably the last festival of the season, so if you want to dance to hiphop, 90’s and dance music, buy your tickets (€30,-) in advance! Tickets

Amsterdam Event Calendar for september

Amsterdam Wine Festival
When? 28th – 30st of September
During the weekend of 28, 29 and 30 September the harvest festival of the Northern Hemisphere is celebrated at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. 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

Ruigmarkt
When? 28th – 30st of September, Ruigoord
Funny enough we found out about these hippie market only a few months ago. It’s located in the created village of Ruigoort, where artist and hippies live. During the market (which is free of charge), you can enjoy market stalls, music, food trucks, drinks and workshops. It’s a different world full of spirituality and free spirits. Well worth your visit! Facebook Event

Have a great September!

Love,

Wander-Lust

 

Amsterdam Event Calendar for June 2018

The Taste Of Amsterdam
When? 1st – 3rd of June, Amstelpark
What? 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

Amsterdam Event Calendar for June 2018

Amsterdam Bodypaint Art Event
When? 3rd of June, NDSM in Amsterdam North
What? Live Bodyart
About 100 body painters and live canvases are on display at this rather special event. Good thing it’s going to be warm outsite! Entrance is free!

Live At Amsterdamse Bos
When? All summer, Amsterdamse Bos
What? Theater and music performances in the open air theater in the forest. Check the programma and ticket info here

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

Artis Zoomeravonden

The Kloffie Market
When? 2nd of June, De Hallen Passage
What? Vintage Sale & local goods
Find something pretty even if you were not looking for it, or discover a new label! Locals are selling it all this weekend! Info

Red Light Jazz Festival
When? 1st – 3rd of June, Various locations at the Red Light District
What? Jazzy sounds in and around the red light 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

Red Light Jazz Festival

Vondel Festival
When? 2nd of June, Vondelpark
What? Discover the Vondelpark, for young and old!
One day before the festival starts, you receive an email with the meet-up location. From there you will walk around and discover 3 secret locations in and around the Vondelpark. Once found, you can enjoy performances of 30 minutes that vary between theater and music. Meanwhile you may see other surprises along the way.. For more info check www.vondelfestival.nl

Fried Bao Ice0Cream Pop-Up Bar
When? 9th – 10th of June, Shanghai Bistro

What? Crispy Golden Fried Sweet Bao Buns filled with Various Ice Creams and Toppings.
No need for an Ice Cream Cone here. Shanghai Bistro will also have an Asian Street Food Menu and Specially created Cocktails for the event. Info

Q2; Het Freelance Bedrijfsuitje
When: 7th of June at Noorderschip
What? The place to be for freelancers
This is the place to be if you are a creative freelancer that would like to connect with fellow creators or businesses. It’s held in Amsterdam’s newest club, The Noorderschip. Expect inspiring speakers, bingo, a mini workworkwork workshop, cool prizes to win, drinks, bites and tunes! Tickets are only €13,- and available to buy via the Facebook Event Page.

Komm Schön Alter
When? 9th of June
Where? Tuinen van West, Amsterdam
This festival is one of Elke’s favorites. It’s small, intimate festival and 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 Budakid, Eagles & Butterflies, Lövestad LIVE, Michael Mayer, Olivier Weiter, Miss Melera and more. www.kommschonalter.de

wanderlust festival guide 2018

Veggie Festival
When? 15th – 17th of June, NDSM
What? The first Veggie Festival in Amsterdam North
Veggie everything at this new food festival. The usual tasty veggie food plus cocktails, speciality beers, good tunes and perfect for kids too! (and even the meat eaters will love it) www.veggiefestival.nl

Veggie festival Amsterdam

Mystic Garden Festival
When? 16th of June, Sloterpark
What? A mysterious music festival in the woods
Last year we had a look at Mystic Garden Festival and it blew us away. The setting is in Sloterpark and stages are hidden in between the trees. Smoke machines and dreamcathers hanging from the trees, made the experience feel like a fairy-tail. The line up includes Gaiser, Egbert, Mees Dierdorp, Monika Kruse, Noir, Oliver Weiter and many more. There are a few tickets left! www.mysticgardenfestival.nl

ITS Festival
When? 19th – 24th of June, Brakke Grond
What? Young theater makers showcase their pieces
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

Roef Festival
When? 22nd of June, various rooftops in Amsterdam
What? 
An intimate festival celebrating the best rooftops in Amsterdam
Rooftops participating are QO, Bureau, The Student Hotel, Volkshotel, ADAM Tower,  NEMO, W Hotel, Zoku , and more. On the 8th of June there is an exclusive dinner called the Drie Draken Diner, where you have dinner on the rooftop for €60,-. For more info visit their website

AMCAT Festval
When? 30th of June – 1st of July, Westergas
What?  Culture & Talent
This is the first time the fashion, music & lifestyle festival is held. Experience the latest in youth culture while being a part of history and creating future. AMCAT will educate both brands and the youth by bringing together forward thinking leaders in fashion, art, sports and music. We are exited to see what it will bring. www.amcatfestival.com

Where will we see you this month?

Love,

Wander-Lust

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