The Wander-Lust of..| DJ Joey Daniel

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Interview | DJ Joey Daniel
Hotel The Toren

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

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

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

So how do you balance conference and parties?

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

What is your favourite breakfast spot in Amsterdam?

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

Beji's Toko | Asian Newcomers
Benji’s Amsterdam

And your favourite place for late night dinner?

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

Where do you go to get away from the madness?

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

Spa Zuiver

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

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

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

Elke

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Amsterdam Weekend Guide September 2019

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

Frits Borrel at IJver

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

West Beach Film festival

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

Weekend Guide September

Amsterdam Beer Festival

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

Raindance Project

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

Raindance Project Amsterdam

Tuinen van WestFest

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

Amsterdam City Beach Festival

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

Kids Music Festival at Tolhuistuin

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

September weekend Guide Amsterdam

Enjoy your weekend!

Wander-Lust

The Amsterdam Pride Guide 2019

The Amsterdam Pride 2019 is happening and because we support equality and love, we’ve made a separate Amsterdam Pride Guide for you so you know where to be to find the rainbow this weekend!

Vrijdag is NYX: Let your inner unicorn out!

When & where? 2nd of August, Club NYX from 11pm
Phalerieau, Joshua Walter, Raphaella Brown and Miss Bunty are some of the DJ’s that will spin on this great Pride night that you don’t want to miss!

Supernature presents: The Station

When & where? a twelve hour long after Pride rave, Lofi
We had to include this into our Pride Guide for this year. After the Canal Parade and pull up to THE STATION for a 12 hour disco rave at Amsterdam’s newest warehouse. For the queer & curious!

Pride 2019

Inclusivity is the soul of liberty!

Duke of Tokio // Lips Pride Special

When & where? 2nd of August, Duke of Tokio
The infamous Karaoke bar is throwing a party from 11pm. Sing and enjoy!

Ink goes Pink bottomless brunch

When & where? Sunday the 4th of August, Ink Hotel
INK goes PINK… and so does their well-known Bottomless Brunch! The hotel turns turning into PINK Hotel for 10 days in a row to celebrate Pride Amsterdam. On the 28th of July and 4th of August, INK is hosting a special PINK edition of their monthly brunch.

Ink hotel

PRIK Pride Street Parties – Gay Pride 2019 Amsterdam

When & where? 2nd of August, Spuistraat 109
Happy People / DJ’s & Performances / Great Cocktails / Outdoor Bars / Free Entrance.
After last year’s huge success the Prik pride street party is back in the Spuistraat. A line up of Amsterdam’s best DJ’s will be on the outdoor stage opposite PRIK. Together with the outdoor bars, food trucks and happy crowd all the ingredients are there for a wonderful party.

Chocolade Explosion at The Duchess 

When & where? Until the 4th of August, at The Duchess
The Duchess in Amsterdam launches its iconic Chocolate Explosipon desert in the theme of love especially for the Pride. The chocolate ball gets a rainbow sprinkles and explodes after a spectacular splash of nitrogen in a colorful and sweet flavours. www.the-duchess.com

the-duchess-amsterdam-pride-guide

LOCO GAY PRIDE Special – Chin Chin Club

When & where? 2nd of August, Chin Chin Club 10pm – 5am
A full party program in collaboration with Colourful Rebel. Expect drag queens, sing battles and more crazyness.

Pride at Homomonument

When & where? 3rd of August, Homomunument Amsterdam
Another free party stage that goes on all day. Entrance is free, drinks are cheap, and toilets are clean. From 4pm till the end!

Pride 2019

Amsterdam Pride Canal Parade 2019

Where & when? Saturday the 3rd of August
What? Last but certainly not least is of course the best party of the whole pride. The canal parade.
From 10am till 10pm you can feast your eyes on colourful boats with half naked men and women dancing to loud music and pink confetti. 

Amsterdam Pride Guide 2017

Closing Party Pride at Dam Square

When & where? 3rd of August, at Dam Square from 2pm – 10pm
We end the Pride with a free concert from 2pm at the most famous square in Amsterdam. 


After Parties

Der After // Pride Canal Parade Special

When & where? 3rd of August, Adam tower
The Gaypride after party at the Adam tower

Canal Parade After // Meneer Nieges

When? From 6pm until 3am
Pink baloons, drinks, music, DJ’s, did we say pink baloons? Best of all, entrance is totally free!

HeBiHo VrijMiBo 2019

When? 2nd of August, Amstelveld 5pm -11pm
The Amstelpark is the place to be for dancing with people that want to share the love. Joost van Bellen is included in the line-up so what are you waiting for! Entrance is free of course.

 

Enjoy this year’s pride and remember. Love = Love.

Wander-Lust

Amsterdam Event Calendar for July 2019

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

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

Zoomeravonden
Zoo nights in Artis

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

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

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

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

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

Amsterdam event calendar for july 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Latin Breeze

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

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

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

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

Enjoy the event calendar this month!

Love, 

Wander-Lust

*This calendar will be updated weekly

Amsterdam Event Calendar for June 2019

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

The Taste Of Amsterdam

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

Sneakerness

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

Sneakerness Amsterdam

Roef Festival

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

Bacchus Wine Festival 2019

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

Wine festival

Redlight Jazz

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

Komm Schön Alter Festival

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

wanderlust festival guide 2018

24H Zandvoort

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

5 Years Ceuvel Festival

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

ceuvel festival Amsterdam

Doek Festival

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

Its Festival

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

Tony’s Chocolonely Serious Friend Event

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

CV Workshop & Personal Branding

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

Fête du Champagne

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

Vondelpark Open Air Theater

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

More than enough to keep you busy this month!

Love,

Wander-Lust

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These Are The Best Parties On Kingsday 2019!

If you’re not Dutch and you are visiting our country on the 26th/27th of April, you’re in for a treat.. Kingsday 2019 (previously called Queensday) is a true happening in the Netherlands. First of all, we celebrate the Kings birthday and everybody gets a day off work. Secondly, there are a large number of flea markets. It’s all happening throughout the country but the city of Amsterdam is probably the biggest when it comes to selling “stuff” on the streets and organizing cool parties. 


Kingsday in Amsterdam last year


KINGSNIGHT:

Afterwork Kingsnight Edition at Bar Lely
When? 26th of April from 6pm till 3am
Bar Lely serves traditional Dutch Frikandelen and oysters. The in house Bar Lely DJ will play some disco-funky tunes until late..

Friendzone Kingsnight
When? 26th of April from 10pm -4am
Line-Up: Abstract / Lee Millah / Sergio Obergh / Jereno Joël / Alain Kuipers / Godzenzonen. Tickets are €16,- at the door.

Kingsnight at Le Patron
When? 26th of April 6pm – 1am
This year they host a Dutch night with many Dutch sing along numbers. The Line up? Quincy Schellevis, Danilo Kuiters, Robert Leroy Danny Plezier. Entree is free and the beers are cold!

P. King (restaurant) Kingsnight and Kinsgday
When? 26th of April 7pm – 1am / 27th of April 12pm – 8pm
Probably the best Kingsnight & Kingsday street party in Amsterdam if you ask us. For the last 10 years, this is the place to be on the corner of the Vijzelstraat & Herengracht. Deep house and techno makes this a yearly dancing event which attracts a large crowd. Be early or have a bad dancing spot. They also do a free party on Kingsday. for more info check: Facebook This is an outdoor event.

Oranjestad Kingsnight
When? 26th of April 10pm – 5am
With 3 area’s this party is going to be a bang! DJ’s like Geza, Heartbreak, DIO and Yung Internet will perform. Tickets cost €20,- and are still available!

Kingsday 2017
P.King on Kingsday


Best free parties on Kingsday 2019:
» Westerstraat for beer, music and games. Outdoor
» Vijzelstraat, in front of cafe P.King or Le Patron as mentioned above. Outdoor
» Noordermarkt, Rewind & het Partyfeest, outdoor
» 9 Straatjes, always a party! We love this neighbourhood during Kingsday.
» King of the Jungle: de Tulp x Super Social, at Heineken Marieplein. In and outdoor
» 
Koningsdag FISSA at Waterkant, Hip-Hop tunes overlooking the waterfront in the middle is Amsterdam. In & Outdoor

» NDSM Vrijhaven, for a party called These Guys Indoor & Outdoor
» Pllek in North Amsterdam for escaping the mass, live bands and cocktails. Info Inside and Outdoor
» Koning Nieges – Baskèts / Jajem at Meneer Nieges. Enjoy a BBQ, cool drinks and lot’s of DJ’s. Info

» Kingsday Westerpark and in particular at Mossel & Gin where the gin is flowing and the music is free. Outside
» Anywhere alongside the canals of Amsterdam!


Best Kingsday 2019 paid parties:
» Oranjebloesem at Olympish Stadion, is sold out but check ticketswap for last minute tickets. In and Outsidel 
» Loveland van Oranje (Techno) at Meerpark for 25 euro Info Outdoor
» Cartel Kingsday 2019: Indoor, Outdoor, Day & Night with 18hours of non-stop music. Tickets and Info. In and Outdoor

kingsday events 2016


Best Flea markets on Kingsday 2019:

»Vondelpark (large and best flea market for children)
» Jordaan (flea market along the canals for all)
»Beethovenstraat (flea market for all in South Amsterdam)
» Apollolaan is a huge street where you can walk for hours
» IJhallen flea market at the NDSM (for children) Inside
» Erasmus Park, with live music and food, from 10am
» Westerpark, on the grass and anywhere else


Kingsday After Parties

» Audio Ubscura & Adriatique, Temp Amsterdam from 10pm, tickets.
» The Breakfast Club at Bret from 7am till 6pm on the 27th of April. Tickets are €17,-

Have fun and take some pictures!! 

Wander-Lust

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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

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. 

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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