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Independent films in World Cinema Amsterdam

Independent films in World Cinema Amsterdam

Aug 13, 2011 |  by  |  Art, Event

I love watching films. Who doesn’t? And I love to watch non-Hollywood and non-American film even more, just to feel different. Listening to a language I can’t understand for two hours, enjoying a different view to the world and getting to know another country through its films. This year’s World Cinema Amsterdam is exactly this kind of festival. It’s going to show ‘the best independent films from Latin America, Asia and Africa’, and I’m already watching trailers and reading information to decide which ones are truly worth watching. (..more)

Meet and Eat: Dine in darkness at ctaste

Meet and Eat: Dine in darkness at ctaste

Jul 29, 2011 |  by  |  Spots

I like unusual places, with unusual food and an unusual atmosphere. Restaurant Ctaste, where you dine in the dark, is such a place. I found out about Ctaste two years ago during the annual Restaurant Week, so with three friends we went over for a dinner. We had fun eating tasty dishes and guessing what exactly they were, discussing how people feel when they are blind all their lives and admiring the work of waiters, who not only serve you dishes in the complete dark, but are all also either partially or completely blind themselves. (..more)

Feel the history in Museum Willet-Holthuysen

Feel the history in Museum Willet-Holthuysen

Jul 19, 2011 |  by  |  Art, Spots

If you are like me – if you like museums and lifestyle in the old times – then follow my advice and visit Museum Willet-Holthuysen, which is located just in the centre of Amsterdam. Actually, I will correct myself. If you like to know how people used to live a few centuries ago, but you do not like museums – you should visit this museum anyway. Reason? It does not feel like a museum at all, rather a memorial house or a small peek in the 18th/19th century. (..more)

Dance with Julidans

Dance with Julidans

Jul 3, 2011 |  by  |  Art, Event

There are several ways one can show his/her affection for dance – reading books about famous dancers, watching dance films, attending workshops and practising dancing, going to a club and, of course, seeing dance performances. That's what Julidans is for. (..more)

Kerkennacht Amsterdam guides you from one church to another

Kerkennacht Amsterdam guides you from one church to another

Jun 25, 2011 |  by  |  Art, Event

Although I am not a (very) religious person, there is one event this weekend I do not want to miss: Kerkennacht (or Church Night) Amsterdam. It is an event not only for religious ones, but also for those who simply adore architecture, darkness and unusual happenings. Imagine. 12 churches in the centre of Amsterdam. Darkness or about-to-get-dark. Music, photography, performances, talks, a cup of coffee/tea and a tasty cake, depending on each church. (..more)