The Holland Festival’s political mandate

The Holland Festival’s political mandate

May 24, 2016 |  by  |  Art, Music

Each spring, the Holland Festival looms large over the Amsterdam arts scene, and for good reason. The festival has become synonymous with cutting-edge Dutch arts programming. (..more)

Breaking in Sherlocked's The Vault

Breaking in Sherlocked’s The Vault

May 10, 2016 |  by  |  Art, Lifestyle, Spots

In today’s technologically advanced, high paced lifestyle, many of life’s mysteries have ceased to captivate us. The answers have been found and we live in digital clarity. All of the smoke and mirrors can be rendered into a binary, explainable format. B.o.r.i.n.g! How can we suspend enchantment? An escape room is a good start. (..more)

Street artist Magic takes life by the horns

Street artist Magic takes life by the horns

May 1, 2016 |  by  |  Art, Lifestyle

This a contribution by Alexandra Turcea, an undergraduate student at Amsterdam University College specializing in Journalism and general Media Studies. “It’s my lifelong dream to read and write about other people’s stories, and to meet new people in my discoveries. I hope to keep publishing stories that people will love (..more)

Celebrate and enjoy digital art at the Volkshotel's GIF Weekender

Celebrate and enjoy digital art at the Volkshotel’s GIF Weekender

Apr 28, 2016 |  by  |  Art, Event

The popular digital art form GIF are everywhere nowadays, and it’s hard to miss them when you’re online. All the more reason to celebrate with an offline event; an entire weekend full of GIF madness! (..more)

Max Abysmal and Toto Blaauw are always Ready For More

Max Abysmal and Toto Blaauw are always Ready For More

Apr 20, 2016 |  by  |  Art, Fashion, Lifestyle

The world can be divided in people that are easily satisfied and generally accept the status quo, and people that never settle for less and always want more. And that’s exactly what Max Abysmal and Toto Blaauw are, which makes them ideal to review the new Chuck Taylor! (..more)

Imagine Film Festival is back at EYE

Imagine Film Festival is back at EYE

Apr 13, 2016 |  by  |  Art, Event

Film has this incredible immersive ability that allows us to get lost in imagined worlds. Sometimes so real it’s heartbreaking; so fantastical it’s mesmerising; so twisted it’s terrifying. Rosy romances. Extraordinary scenarios. Subtle nuances. Comical. Dramatic. Action packed. Dreamlike. Or downright nightmarish. The Imagine Film festival is back at EYE film institute to celebrate worlds in film. (..more)

Local Dealer: Barkloud up the right tree

Local Dealer: Barkloud up the right tree

Apr 8, 2016 |  by  |  Art, Event, Spots

Irish cailín Claire Monica Nolan is the founding artist and designer of Barkloud. She paints abstract art from bark rubbings of oak trees which she collects in different parks in Amsterdam. This month a Barkloud pop-up store has opened its doors. (..more)

Poetry and the politics of sex in Luk Perceval’s Het Jaar van de Kreeft

Poetry and the politics of sex in Luk Perceval’s Het Jaar van de Kreeft

Mar 30, 2016 |  by  |  Art, Event

The acclaimed director shares his understanding of Hugo Claus’ novel with us in this intense, minimalist Toneelgroep Amsterdam production. (..more)

Opera Forward Festival’s must-see musical lineup

Opera Forward Festival’s must-see musical lineup

Mar 14, 2016 |  by  |  Art, Event, Music

In honour of their 50th anniversary, the Dutch National Opera is presenting the Opera Forward Festival, an 11-day series from March 15 to 25 about the future of opera. The festival is not only about presenting a lot of opera, but about presenting it like you’ve never seen it before. (..more)