SILENT DISCO ICE-SKATING AT MUSEUMPLEIN AMSTERDAM

This winter the first silent disco ice skating club will open on the Museumplein in Amsterdam.

At ICE ICE CLUB, founded by TV presenter Sol Wortelboer and his wife, you can go to silent disco ice-skating this winter. Besides that, Bootcamp on Ice and ice hockey lessons will be held at the famous museumplein in the centre of Amsterdam.

Burning Calories

It is said that you burn around 550 kilocalories per hour with skates and around 353 kcal per hour with dancing. “We combine the best of both worlds with Silent Disco Ice-Skating”, Says founder Sol Wortelboer. You can enjoy the silent disco ice-skating from early mornings till late. It is advised you come before 3pm, because after that, it will be quite busy on the ice-skating ring in Amsterdam.In the morning – before regular ice rink opening times – you can also visit Bootcamp on Ice and ice hockey.

Woman ice-skating at night Amsterdam

This brings the old-skool 80’s disco vibe to life!

ICE ICE CLUB

Last summer Sol Wortelboer opened the successful SUP SUP CLUB in Amsterdam and the Betuwe. With the winter version, he wants to make just as many people happy with the same elements in different conditions. And thanks to a great collaboration with Ice* Amsterdam, this dream is now coming true.

ice ring

Nice to know: ICE ICE CLUB is for everyone and accessible with Onefit and Classpass.

ICE ICE CLUB can be found from November 21 on the iconic ice rink of Ice * Amsterdam. For all info you can visit www.iceiceclub.com and www.iceamsterdam.nl.

Find out when and what Christmas Markets are on in Amsterdam this month!

Wander-Lust

 

The Amsterdamsche Kerstmarkt is back at a new location!

With the weather turning colder and the Nexflix evenings started, it’s also time to start preparing for the festive season and Amsterdam has a new Christmas Market coming up!

Previously held at the Kromhouthal in Amsterdam North, the Amsterdamsche Kerstmarkt lands on the iconic Westergas near Westerpark for the first time. A new and free Christmas fair transformed into a winter wonderland, with (live) music, food and drink, market, children’s activities, a cool cultural program and a big party every night!

Christmas comes early this year

Amsterdamsche Kerstmarkt 2019

What’s New?

The Amsterdamsche Kerstmarkt is going to be a place where you can pre-celebrate the holidays with friends, family and colleagues. But it’s also the place for traditional Christmas shopping for those gifts under the Christmas tree. In addition, you can check out various music performances, DJs, food trucks, children’s activities and ice-skate. Furthermore, there is an extensive cultural offer,  with Cineville and the Ketelhuis that offer a movie program, and Jägermeister organizes a Christmas karaoke. Love it!

Fireplace at Amsterdam Christmas market
The Amsterdamsche Kerstmarkt at the Kromhouthal last year

All together

In total, the Amsterdamsche Kerstmarkt will last for four-days and has been created for and by Amsterdam; co-creation is key. Together with creative entrepreneurs, non-profit, art and culture makers. But also high-profile brands, local parties and food pioneers, the organisation is building a Christmas party where everyone feels at home.

Amsterdamsche Kerstmarkt Kromhouthal

Founder Brent Roozendaal says: “With the Amsterdamsche Kerstmarkt we are organising a new type of Christmas market; one with a full program. A free event including a beautiful city festival. Both for visitors and a cultural message for entrepreneurs, creatives and the city. 

We can’t wait for this Christmas Festival!

Amsterdamsche Kerstmarkt
20th – 23rd December, Westergas
Website

Love,

Wander-Lust

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

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

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

What is Qommunity?

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

Kiki en Kim
Kiki & Kim

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

The Event

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

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

Q2: The Freelance Event

Happy networking!

Elke

Where to Party during ADE 2018

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

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

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

ADE 2018
ADE 2018 is everywhere

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

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

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

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

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

komm Schon Alter ADE

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

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

ADE
Are you ready for ADE 2018?

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

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

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

Love,

Larissa

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

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

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

Blijburg

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

Blijburg feest

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

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

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

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

Blijburg aan Zee
Pampuslaan 501, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Website

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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.

Amsterdam Event Calendar

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

 

Sissy-Boy is hosting a Summer Night Market in Amsterdam!

We love the Sissy-Boy Christmas and Spring Market, so when we heard the news that one of our favorite concept stores is hosting a night market, we just had to tell you about it!

It’s going to be the ultimate Sissy-Boy evening because the location of the market will be at the Sissy-Boy headquaters in Amsterdan North.The summer Night Market will be located beside the Amsterdam waters, Het IJ. Summer Night Market is aan het zonnige IJ, waar de Sissy-Boy Daily en Hangar zorgen voor drinks en bites.

Sissy Boy market

So What to Expect?
Well, discounts! And many! From fashion to furniture, it’s all there. The velvet schel or egg chair in your home for only a small price? Yep, on this night it’s possible. You can also find many fashion and home accessories and items to pimp your bedroom with. Drinks and bites will be served by the Sissy-Boy Daily and Hangar.

Entrance is completely free but you need to order your tickets in order to gain access. The Sissy-Boy Summer Night Market works in different time shifts so items can be re-stocked. 

See you there?

Sissy-Boy Night Market
Aambeeldstraat 34, Amsterdam North
When?  28th of  June 2018
Time: 17.00 – 22.00 
Free Tickets

Elrow Town is coming to Amsterdam!

It was about 5 years ago when I experienced my first Elrow party. It was in the city where it all started, Barcelona. At a square, surrounded by houses and walls, there was a stage where the biggest techno DJ’s played the craziest sets. Inflatables, gifts and colourful objects were passed around the crowd. People on stealths, carrying water pistols, and sexy girls dancing on stage. This was probably one of the best parties I’ve been to.

Good news, because Elrow Town is finally coming to Amsterdam!

© Photography by Khris Cowley

It’s the third city where Elrow Town will be celebrated and you can expect all the craziness that I just mentioned. It’s happening on the 8th of September and will be held at the industrial NDSM Werf in Amsterdam North. What the theme will be this year is still a secret but it will be announced later this year. Keep an eye out on their website.

Pre-sale tickets are going on sale from the 29th of January!

Love,

Wander-Lust

Het Amsterdamse Terrassen Festival is coming!

If you know one thing about Amsterdam, it’s that people love to sit outside whenever they can. When the first rays of sunlight appear, you will see outside terraces in each part of the city. To celebrate the end of an already fantastic terrace season, several cafe’s and restaurants are joining forces and will transform into the largest outside terrace at the Amsterdam Terrace Festival! (Amsterdamse Terrassen Festival)

Amsterdam terrace festival

From East to West and North to South, you can expect them all!

On the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of September you will be able to find around 20 different cafe’s and restaurants at the festival, all with their own specialty and allure. It’s being organised by the same people behind popular party starters Het Amsterdams Verbond and Bevrijdingsfestival so these guys know what to do to create a successful festival with all elements. Some of the participants are ROEST, Brandstof, Terpentijn X JAJEM, ‘T Blauwe Theehuis and Het Paardje. From East to West and North to South, you can expect them all! Some of them will host a bar whilst others highlight their food.

Besides the drinks and food, there will also be some entertainment such as Karaoke from Duke of Tokyo, Silent Disco by Vondel Disco and DJ’s. There will be an ongoing competition where they can win the titel for best terrace, best bar host (men and female) and best served beer. (very important of course ;-))

Oh and one more thing, the entrance is totally free! Who will join us in September?? (and celebrate Elke’s birthday :-))

Het Amsterdamse Terrassen Festival
1 – 3 September in Oosterpark
Facebook

Love,

Wander-Lust

Amsterdam Event Calendar for October

Leaves are starting to fall to the ground but Amsterdam is still shining as always! As the temperatures beginning to lower down, it’s time to grab those jackets out of the closet and head over to these cool events this October!

90 years of Marilyn Monroe
When? until the 5th of Feb, De Nieuwe Kerk
What? Celebrating the iconic style icon
In the year that she would have turned 90 years old, the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church on the Dam Square) is showcasing photographs and items from her house in this exhibition. Items include accessories, clothes and other personal belongings. Website

90 years of Marilyn Monroe
90 years of Marilyn

Klik! Amsterdam Animation Festival
When? 25th – 30th of Oct, EYE
What? Everything to do with animation
Celebrating it’s 9th edition, the Klik! Animation Festival is a 6 day treat for animation lovers. You can follow workshops, see movies, masterclasses and 2 premieres with a party to end the festival. More info here: www.klik.amsterdam

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Green Up Your Life & National Geograhic Channel present: Before The Flood Screening
When? 26th of Oct, Chicago Social Club
What? Exclusive screening of the documentaire Before The Flood
Elke and Emanuelle Vos are organizing this event in collaboration with the National Geographic Channel. The documentary will be aired on Television on the 30th of October so this screening is the exclusive premiere. Directed by Fisher Stevens, Produced by Leonardo Dicaprio and Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese. Before The Flood is the most important film you will see this year.

Before The Flood Screening

A Mokum Halloween story
When? 29th of Oct, Elementenstraat Amsterdam 9pm – 5am

What?  Halloween party
Fat Kids Cake, Absolut & Levi’s bring you to a classic horror flicks from the ’80s; the golden age of horror on Elementenstreet!
You will find three floors each representing a classic ’80s horror theme:
1. For Urban / Eclectic / Party lovers
Massacre at Prom Night, Class of ’89 Elementenstreet High
Urban / Eclectic / Party
2: For House / Disco lovers
Absolut presents: Close Encounters of the Stranger Things
3: For ’90s / Classics / Anything goes lovers
Stomping Ground of the Louisiana Lagoon Bog Beast
Dresscode?
Anything Halloween goes. ’80s inspired outfits are a bonus.
Informatie & tickets here

halloween

24H Noord
When? 29th of Oct, Amsterdam North 6am – 6pm
What? Discover North Amsterdam in 24 Hours
24H Amsterdam is an opportunity to experience the city in new ways. In 24 hours, you have the time to discover the best of Amsterdam North this month. Clubs, restaurant, shops and other venues are grabbing their chance to show their best bits on the 29th of October. Website

24H Noord

IJhallen Market
When? 29th – 30st of Oct, IJhallen North Amsterdam
What? Amsterdam biggest fleamarket
Find old furniture, clothes, antiques and other quircky finds. The market is inside and starts at 9am until 16.30. Our advice is to be quick because they won’t keep the best till last here! The next market will be in the last weekend of October. www.ijhallen.nl

Love,

Wander-Lust

*This calendar will be updated throughout the month