What to do at Museumnacht this year

What to do at Museumnacht this year

Oct 30, 2014 |  by  |  Art, Event

A couple of weeks ago my news feed was bombed with sweaty, naked human bodies. The women held a golden necklace in their mouth with two words: Art Sells. To my surprise this campaign wasn’t Suit Supply, but the cultural institute of Museumnacht. (..more)

Feed your photography appetite at YellowKorner without going (too) broke

Feed your photography appetite at YellowKorner without going (too) broke

Oct 6, 2014 |  by  |  Art, Spots

We all know the feeling of pure torture when you find yourself in your favourite store when you’re flat broke. It sucks like hell. That’s also the reason why I never go to art galleries. Even when I’m not broke I’m still not able to buy even the tiniest drawing or painting. Thank God YellowKorner finally opened its first gallery in The Netherlands. (..more)

Relive the Seventies with Toneelgroep Oostpool

Relive the Seventies with Toneelgroep Oostpool

Sep 5, 2014 |  by  |  Art, Event

Sometimes I think I was born too late. I would’ve loved to live in the hippie age; wearing flared jeans, protest with a guitar and blow ideals into the world. I’d travel down to San Francisco to experience a summer of love and then go back to Amsterdam to lie in bed with Yoko Ono. Unfortunately I would never meet my historical heroes in real life, but the play They are Just Kids by Toneelgroep Oostpool can let me dream away. Writer Roeland Hofman tells me more about it. (..more)

Merel's Mind: Extravaganza at De Parade

Merel’s Mind: Extravaganza at De Parade

Aug 19, 2014 |  by  |  Art, Event

Yesterday I was at De Parade. For the 24th time a diversity of actors, performances, tents, dancers and musicians come together in the Martin Luther King Park to enjoy the crowd. De Parade breathes extravaganza, circus, magic, humor and fun, and will alleviate your evening immediately. (..more)

Tailored city picks from DELI Amsterdam

Tailored city picks from DELI Amsterdam

Aug 1, 2014 |  by  |  Art, Event, Fashion, Food, Music, Spots

What? What do you mean? Overdose.am is not the only going out guide in town? Who knew? OK, there are lots of ways to find the best spots, gigs, bars, clubs, museums, shops, etc in Amsterdam but July saw the launch of a stylish new start-up which brings something different to the mix. So maybe there’s room for just one more … (..more)

Merel's Mind: An illustrated Buiten Westen

Merel’s Mind: An illustrated Buiten Westen

Jul 22, 2014 |  by  |  Art, Event

Buiten Westen was a wonderful cold shower on Saturday’s steaming hot day. (..more)

Public goes public

Public goes public

Jun 20, 2014 |  by  |  Art, Music

Even though we’ve been told that the Netherlands had slouched its way out of recession, not all is as it once was. Especially in terms of funding (unless you were a part of the disproportionate police operation to raid the Valreep); a life stream crucial to the cultural sector. (..more)

KOPSTUKKEN at the House with the Heads

KOPSTUKKEN at the House with the Heads

Jun 5, 2014 |  by  |  Art, Event

You gotta love the weekends of June. The sun kissed Amsterdam, its urbanites and both are more awake than ever. You would almost think the city is starved when you saw the crowds at The Rolling Kitchen last weekend. You might believe in fairy tales again when leaving the magical forest of Lentekabinet or cruising back to the mainland after the last bash of Toren. (..more)

Become a word wizard at Logos Festival

Become a word wizard at Logos Festival

May 24, 2014 |  by  |  Art, Event, Spots

Of course festivals are all around this summer. But instead of letting your hips do the talking, how about using your words? De Balie and the Krakeling combined forces to organise the second edition of Logos Festival. (..more)