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)

Merel's Mind: Visit the obscure before you go for sun

Merel’s Mind: Visit the obscure before you go for sun

May 22, 2014 |  by  |  Art, Spots

Summer has finally begun, but before you lose yourself to the shiny rhythm of festivals and hanging in the park, there are some dark places you have to visit first. I drew about the obscure, which we have to celebrate, before we go for sun. (..more)

Brocante, a secret French vintage market with the power of the past

Brocante, a secret French vintage market with the power of the past

May 13, 2014 |  by  |  Art, Spots

To me, and many of my friends with scepticism towards technological advances, old stuff has something quite special to it. Whether it’s using real hand-crafted way-too-expensive lavender soap in ancient shapes and sizes, listening to music on vinyl, or wearing clothes originating before the time Sylvie Meis had a working brain; The Old instantly makes everything more interesting and therefore it has my fullest attention. (..more)

Merel's Mind: King's Day chaos

Merel’s Mind: King’s Day chaos

Apr 24, 2014 |  by  |  Art

Queen’s King’s Day is probably the most crowded day of the year in Amsterdam. All we want is gallivant down the road, enjoy sun, sip our drink, end up on an unexpected good party, being thankful for our dear friend Willem-Alexander and eat cake with his face on it. Right? (..more)