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.

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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

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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

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 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

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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

For all the best festivals, check our new Festival Guide!

Amsterdam Event Calendar for March 2018

We need to apologise to you. We haven’t released the Amsterdam Event Calendar for March until now. Yep, shame on us. With press trips in Thailand and France, we just didn’t have the time. BUT, the last 2 weeks of March are pretty full of events, so we hope we can make it up to you? Enjoy your weekend!

Open Toren Dag
When? 24th of  March, Frankendael park
What? Many historical and contemporary towers in Amsterdam will open their doors to the public
On Saturday the 24th of March 2018, the sixth Open Tower Day will take place in Amsterdam. Historical and contemporary towers in Amsterdam will open their doors to the public between 10:00 and 16:00, free of charge! There are, however, a few exceptions. Therefore, before visiting the towers, please read the opening hours and the terms and conditions carefully. Be quick to register, because full = full! www.opentorendag.nl

Secondhand Fashion Sale
When? 24th & 25th of  March,Fashion for Good: Rokin 102
What? Fashion for Good is joining forces with Trashformers to organize a weekend filled with secondhand fashion in the heart of Amsterdam!
Looking for something to spice up your wardrobe without added impact on the planet? Trashformers supplies you with the best secondhand treasures to give them a new life and keep them out of landfill. Facebook

Kindred Spirit Sample Sale
When? 24th & 25th of  March, Kindred Spirit Store
What? Discount prices at one of our favorite stores in Amsterdam!
Original boots price will start at €75,- * Sneakers are only €25,- & Rugs starting at €50,-!! * Clothing up to 70% discount and many more surprises! Music and drinks are on the house. It’s cash only and they open at 11am on Sat and at 12pm on Sun. This is a sample sale that you can’t miss out on. For more info about the store, check our review!

WijnSpijs Wandeling
When? 25th of  March, Around Amsterdam
What? A culinaire walk around Amsterdam
The perfect Sunday stroll if you ask us! While enjoying different meals at the participating restaurants, you are walking from one to another. Enjoy the best wines at different locations. This time there are 6 restaurants in Amsterdam East that are joining in. De vergulde Eenhoorn, Bijvangst, House of  Watt and Weesper are just a few. Tickets are €55,-. For more info check here. 

Atelier Des Femmes Sample Sale
When? 25th of  March, Singel 105
What? The best Barets and headscarfs are for sale!
The store is only small, so be quick before they sell out! Pin & cash. Facebook

Pure Market
When? 25th of  March, Frankendael park
What? The first Pure market of the new year!
Goods, food, drinks and music produced locally. Everything is organic and tasty! Bring your kids and stroll around.

Dutch Sunday Roast
When? 25th of February, Restaurant Floreyn
What?
 The famous English roast goes Dutch!
It’s the first edition of the Dutch Sunday Roast where you can enjoy a lazy, comfy meal for the whole family. Every last Sunday of the month, you can enjoy a meal where meat is the center piece. All ingredients are local and Dutch. Vegetarian of allergies? No problem, they are here to accommodate you. Reservations are €29,- per head.  Book your table here!

Moderne Hippie Market
When? 25th of March, Westerunie
What?
 Vintage and chique bohemian goods

Elke loves this market! Get the best items for this coming spring from clothes to accessories. Facebook


Easter Weekend
With this bankholiday weekend, there are tons of nice things to do! A complete Easter to-do, will be published soon!

Vind & Win X Conscious Hotel
When? 31st of March, 12pm – 2pm Westerpark
What?
 Easteregg hunting, but different!

Did you find an office item in the search area around the soon to open Conscious Hotel Westerpark, Bar Kantoor or Conscious Café? That means you’ve won a cool prize. From cocktails or lunch on the large terrace of Bar Kantoor to a sexy package of Conscious Café. The first prize is an overnight stay at the brand new Conscious Hotel Westerpark and a dinner for two at Bar Kantoor! Yes, you want that. Entrance is free and for 18+. Facebook

Easter Egg Hunt X Pulitzer Amsterdam
When? 1st of April, 11am – 12.30pm Pulitzer Amsterdam
What?
 Chocolate Bunny search for adults & kids

A ‘Chocolate Easter Bunny’ escaped from the Pulitzer gardens but left a trace of chocolate Easter eggs. A shout-out to our youngest fans; come and help us find the Easter Bunny and its lost eggs! All children 10 years of age and younger are invited to participate in the Easter Egg Hunt. Before the hunt kicks off, children will have the chance to festively decorate their egg collecting bag, while feasting on some lemonade & cookies. The lucky finder of the Easter Bunny wins a voucher for lunch at Jansz. for the entire family. Pre-register before the 28th of March by sending an email to marketing@pulitzeramsterdam.com. Facebook

Seafood Festival
When? 31st of March, DOK Amsterdam
What?
 For seafood lovers

Various stalls with oysters, lobsters, mussels, crab burgers, sea bass, sushi, fruits de mer and many other goodies from the sea. In addition, of course, tasty wines and a special gin and tonic bar. You will be able to see and taste it all at this great new event in Amsterdam. Free entrance.

DGTL Festival
When? Easter Wknd, NDSM Amsterdam North
What?
 The first Techno Festival of the season!
One of the best music festivals in Amsterdam (and worldwide!) But this festival is rather special and this is why: They are super green. At least, they are trying to be one of the most sustainable festivals in the world by re-using energy, serving only vegetarian food and re-cycling the plastic they use at the festival. Tickets are still available but be quick! https://dgtl.nl/dgtl-ams-2018

Have two amazing weekends y’all!

Love,

Wander-Lust

Amsterdam Event Calendar for February 2018

Days are getting longer, and winter is slowly coming to an end. What’s happening in Amsterdam this month? You’ll read it in the Amsterdam Events Calendar for February!

Little Italy
When? 2nd – 4th of February, Zuiveringshal Westergas
What? Visit Italy in Amsterdam!
Planning a trip to Italy and you are ready to be inspired? You should definitely visit this 3 day event. Italian food area’s, workshops, destinations, wine and everything that makes Italy such a wonderful place. For tickets and opening times check littleitaly-event.nl

Kloffie Markt
When? 3rd & 4th of February, De Hallen
What? Local vintage sale
Find something pretty even if you were not looking for it, or discover a new label! Locals are selling it all this weekend! Facebook

Sunday Market Valentines Edition
When? 4th of February, Westergasterrein
What? The nicest market in Amsterdam!

Badplaats Wintersessions
When? 4th of  February, Volkshotel
What? Music, drinks and jacuzzi
Every first Sunday of the month you’re invited on the 8th floor of Volkshotel for Badplaats Sessions. Get in the tub and treat yourself with a Sunday full of music and quite a view to stare at. volkshotel.nl

Expats Republic Valentine’s Dinner & Drinks
When? 14th of February
What?
 A cool way to get to know expats and professionals in Amsterdam

No date for Valentine’s Day? Who cares! Valentine’s Day is no longer just for couples. Rather than spending Valentine’s Day staying home and watching Netflix, why not go out and embrace single life! Meet Amsterdam’s most dynamic international community at one of the city’s most rustic venues! Market 33 is fun, relaxed and is the perfect place to get to know other folks! Expatrepublic.com

Chinsese New Year
When? 16th of February
What? The traditional Chinese New Year will be celebrated in Amsterdam
It’s the year of the dog, and festivities traditionally take place on Amsterdam’s Dam Square and around the historic Nieuwmarkt/Zeedijk neighbourhood.

Makers Markt
When? 24 & 25 February, De Hallen Passage
What? Local goods, made with love
This weekend the Maker Market will take place, the offline stage for creative culture and innovative brands with a good story. New on the – crowded – market this month are: Sabbel and Brabbel: a brand new Amsterdam baby brand. CK Ceramics: minimalistic, handmade ceramics from Denmark.

Alfred S * cks: socks that you can also use as hand puppets. Classie: notebooks from Amsterdam, designed by an award-winning designer from Japan. Masashi also signs live on the market. Have fun!

Nacht voor de Nacht
When? The night of 24th of February at several restaurants & clubs
What? In association with 25 clubs, Nacht voor de Nacht (Night for the Night) guides you along the diversity of Amsterdam night life.
For only € 17,50, you’re entitled to enter clubs from all sides of the musical spectrum. By purchasing a ticket, you directly support the activities of Stichting N8BM A’DAM and therefore the club culture of Amsterdam. You can also have night dinners at several restaurants. www.nachtvoordenacht.nl

Opening Puck Airhockeyhall
When? 23rd of February
What? Indoor fun games are back!
It’s going to be the first airhockey hall in Europe and it’s opening in Amsterdam West. There will be 16 airhockey tables and you can enjoy drinks and food with a French twist. Facebook

Chocoa Festival
When? 24th – 25th of Feb, Beurs van Berlage
What? Everything about chocolate!
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

Sterrenkijk avond in Artis
When? 24th of February from 7 til 11pm
What? Watch the stars in the planetarium in the Zoo of Amsterdam
Entrance is free but you can donate what you like. (be nice). No reservations available and the last group can enter at 10pm. artis.nl

Movie Nights at the Royal Concert Hall
When? 27th & 28th of February, Concert Gebouw
What? Enjoy the best filmmusic, played by the world famous Dutch metropole orchestra.
Bucketlist thing if you live in Amsterdam! Tickets always go fast so be quick! avondvandefilmmuziek.nl

Where will you be going? Enjoy this month!

Love,

Wander-Lust

Amsterdam Event Calendar for October 2017

October, with your wonderful colors and colder days.. We can’t wait to see what you have lined up this month! Enjoy the Amsterdam Event Calendar for October!

Weekend van de Weteschap at NEMO
When? 7th & 8th of October, NEMO
What? Free entrance to the best kids museum in Amsterdam
During the Weekend of Science on the 7th and 8th of October, the NEMO Science Museum is open for free! This way everyone get’s the chance to meet the science museum. The whole weekend is about ‘life in the universe’. You can participate in several workshops and enjoy spectacular demonstrations. 

Nemo
Check out NEMO for free this weekend! (photo by DigiDaan)

Pure Market
When? 8th & 15 of October, Amstelpark & Amsterdamse Bos
What? A food and goods market in our favorite park!
It’s the 2nd Sunday of a new month, so this means that the lovely Pure Market is here! It’s great to bring your kids too! On the 8th it’s held in Amstelpark (one of our favorite parks), and on the 15th it’s being held in the Amsterdamse Bos. For all editions check this link.

Markt of 1001 Smaken
When? 8th of October, Foodcentre

What? Food of different countries
Once a year, the food centre opens up to the public instead of just businesses. There will be a BBQ contest and the gehaktbal of the year. It’s inside the hall so 100{8b669be72a7f340f9ef2d6d852585cd40ddf0e79ccf763f3ea93c1234c3d888b} dry! www.foodcenter.nl

Kloffie Market
When? 14th & 15th of October, Foodhallen passage
What? Second hand clothing & products
Selected choice of private sellers who offer one-of-a-kind garments of mid & high-end segment. Facebook

Kloffie Market Amsterdam

Amsterdam Jacuzzi Festival
When? 14th of October
What? With bubbles in bubbles
Amsterdam’s first Jacuzzi festival in the heart of the city… A relaxing & dancing festival with a lot of jacuzzi’s, amazing, entertainment, massages, lounge area, the tastiest drinks, LIVE music stage with dancefloor & many Dj’s. Facebook

Beyond Green
When? 20th of October

What? Beyond Green is an annual symposium that uses the collective power of students and industry to design the future of fashion and tackle issues throughout the fashion system. 
It started in 2005 at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) and since 2016 has been a collaborative initiative between Circle Economy and AMFI. We will take students and industry on a 5-step journey into circularity and introduce you to the latest tools, innovations, and know-how that you need to challenge the status quo. Between the keynotes and guests, you will find the experts, innovators, and business mavericks who are boldly reimagining the future of fashion. The audience of 400 will include AMFI students and brands (last year’s attendees included G-Star, Filippa K, H&M, Calvin Klein, IKEA) as well as the new circular eco-system of collectors, sorters and recyclers (eg. Salvation Army, Recover, Worn Again). More info and tickets here.

Amsterdam Dance Event
When? 18th – 22nd of October, at many locations in Amsterdam
What? The biggest dance & techno festival in the Netherlands
Amsterdam is famous for a lot of things but when it comes to dance music, it’s ADE. Amsterdam Dance Event. More than around 300.000 people visit Amsterdam in October to dance their butts of to the biggest names in the dance and techno scene. Kicking off with ADE Green on October the 18th which you can still buy tickets for. More info on www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl

dgtl at ADE Green

Halloween in Amsterdam
When? 27th – 31st of October, several locations
What? fright night in Amsterdam
Get your scariest outfit out of the closet, because it’s time for Halloween! There are many events and parties in Amsterdam but some of the highlights are the official Halloween Parade, Mokkum Halloween, The Amsterdam Dungeon, and the Toyland Halloween Party.

Expat Republic Networking Drinks
When? 19th of October, from 6pm at Market 33

What? A cool way to get to know expats and professionals in Amsterdam
Join Expat Republic (check their website for more events!) an evening of professional networking, social networking and fun. This event is for those looking to expand their professional as well as personal network. This event is about connecting you with folks who can be of assistance and vice versa. Need a sounding board for something? come by. The event is free but you need to buy your own drinks at the bar. More info here

How to make the most out of a business trip

Enjoy this month’s events calendar and remember to check it every weekend as we will add new events throughout the month!

Love,

Wander-Lust

Amsterdam Event Calendar for September 2017

It’s the month where we normally say goodbye to summer and slowly see the green leaves change into a yellow color. But September also gives us Elke’s birthday (happy birthday to meeee), enough light and sunshine to get through the day and lot’s of cool events! Enjoy the Amsterdam Event Calendar for September.

Amsterdam Fringe Festival
When? 7th – 17th of September, De Brakke Grond
What? Theater, Dance and everything crazy
For 11 days the Amsterdam Fringe Festival will be presenting theater and dance by talented new, undiscovered and untamed makers at more than 30 venues across Amsterdam. Fringe is open and un-curated. We present a varied program featuring artists from a wide range of backgrounds, origins and futures. The festival is an ode to the madness of the stage and to independence of spirit and it is a plea for artistic freedom. A big, fat, heartfelt embrace of experimentation in the true sense of the word: one whose outcome is able to effect a real surprise. amsterdamfringefestival.nl

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Pure Market
When? 10th of September, Amstelpark
What? A food and goods market in our favorite park!
It’s the 2nd Sunday of a new month, so this means that the lovely Pure Market is here! It’s great to bring your kids too! Facebook

Kloffie Market
When? 9th & 10th of September, Foodhallen passage
What? Second hand clothing & products
Selected choice of private sellers who offer one-of-a-kind garments of mid & high-end segment. PS: Singer-songwriter Dusty Wax will join on the 9th September with beautiful acoustic music. Facebook

Wicked Thoughts 3
When? 13th of September, Wicked Grounds 19.30 – 22.30
What? Food for thought..
Wicked Thoughts is there to bring you new thoughts or revive the old ones. This can be the first step toward a more meaningful and conscious life that will guide you to a new path. Set up by a few friends, this is the third edition already. Too confusing? Check the Facebook event page for more info.

Museum Quarter Festival
When? 16th of September, Museum pont (across from the Rijksmuseum)
What? Local shops, brands and restaurants showcase what they have to offer
Music, fashion, food and culture. You can find it at the first ever edition of this neighborhood festival at the museum district in Amsterdam. Enjoy free tours through several museums, participate in workshops and enjoy food stands and music. The festival is free and for everyone but you can buy a VIP ticket for 10 euro where you will receive a goodiebag and you can use a luxe taxi service. For the program and times please check museumquarter.com/festival

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Bier West Festival
When? 15th – 17th of September, Rembrantspark

What? Beer & Food in Amsterdam West
After two amazing BierWest editions, they are back with a third! Once again, a part of the beautiful Rembrandt Park will be transformed into a beer, eating and dancing paradise. Tickets are no more than 12,50 and on Saturday there is an 18’s and over event so check the Events Page for all the info on the different days.

bier-west-festival

24H Zuidoost
When? 16th Sept, All around South East Amsterdam

What? A cool way to get to know South Eastern Amsterdam
24H Amsterdam is the perfect way to experience the city in a new way. Whether it’s east, west, north, south or south east, take a look at the special events near you – or better: explore other parts of the city! 24H Zuidoost takes place on September 16th and shows all the beautiful in southeastern Amsterdam. Info

Food Festival, Heel Mokkum Kookt!
When? 17th Sept, Erasmuspark / 2pm – 8pm
What? A community festival for everyone
It’s affordable, it’s organised by the community and it’s sponsored by several companies like Resto van Harte. Entrance is free!

English Comedy Night
When? 22nd of September at Boom Chicago, 22.30pm
What? special event co-organised by Expat Republic
Enjoy English comedy with headliner and Canadian Superstar Phil Nichol! Phil is an acclaimed actor, award winning comedian, producer, presenter, writer and musician there is no end to his talent. Dutch talent Kristel Zweers will also take to the stage. It’s a great night of laughs with stand-up comedians from around the world performing in English. Hurry and get your advance tickets today as they are only 11 euro!

Go with the Glow Vegan Brunch
When? 23rd of September, The Hoxton
What? Vegan hotties Loulou & Isabelle are back with their popular vegan brunch
It has been a little while since they had their last vegan brunch but they are back at it and this time they will throw their vegan food party at The Hoxton Hotel in Amsterdam. Be quick to book a table as they are always sold out! Facebook

Go with the glow vegan brunch, Hoxton

Photography Exhibition; Lost Away
When? 8th Sept- 18th of October, Cloud Gallery

What? Analog photography with a tropical touch
The series “Lost Away” is a collection of analog photographs taken between 2015 and 2017 in Australia, Hawaii and South Africa by photographer Frank van Bennekom. In this series Van Bennekom studies the correlation between escapism and the natural environment. Focusing on beauty, the photographer’s work often has a nostalgic aesthetic, supported by his use of soft colour film and choice of vintage cameras. A must see! 

lost-away-exhibition

 

Amsterdam Wine Festival
When? 29th of Sept – 1st of Oct, Westergas
What? The best festival for wine lovers
This is the second edition of the Amsterdam Wine Festival and this time you can enjoy wines from France, Portugal, Austria, Germany and even California. Besides the drinking, there will be food to compliment the best wine! Tickets are €12,- that includes a glass. www.amsterdamwinefestival.nl

Enjoy this month’s events calendar and remember to check it every weekend as we will add new events throughout the month!

Love,

Wander-Lust