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STREET CALLED STRAIGHT Sebastiaan Bremer

STREET CALLED STRAIGHT Sebastiaan Bremer

STREET CALLED STRAIGHT – Sebastiaan Bremer Galerie Ron Mandos has the pleasure to announce STREET CALLED STRAIGHT, the first solo exhibition of Sebastiaan Bremer (1970) with the gallery. Bremer spent part of his youth in a house across the canal from where Galerie Ron Mandos is now situated. Having left for New York...
Dutch National Ballet presents Giselle

Dutch National Ballet presents Giselle

Giselle AS TIMELESS AS THE NIGHT WATCH Giselle is one of the most romantic works of the classical repertoire, but also one of the most challenging when it comes to dancers’ dramatic and emotional empathy. Its lively, colourful first act with the moving mad scene, and the ensuing unearthly, pure ‘white’...
Photography month in September: Foam, Unseen and Fotoweek

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Photography month in September: Foam, Unseen and Fotoweek

 Photography month in September: Foam, Unseen and Fotoweek   Three exhibitions by talented photographers opened last week: Anne de Vries – E _ M E R G E, Foam Paul Huf Award winner Momo Okabe – Bible and Dildo completed by Foam Talent Jean-Vincent Simonet – Maldoror. In addition to these presentations, the grand...
NEW NOW

NEW NOW

NEW NOW supports Europe’s emerging artists. It presents the work of those advancing from art academies towards their professional careers, and provides them with a framework for further development.   The annual NEW NOW festival showcases a selection of work from all disciplines and art academies across Europe. During the...
Prinsengracht Concert 2015

Prinsengracht Concert 2015

Prinsengracht Concert 2015 The first Prinsengracht Concert was organized in 1982 as an initiative to bring classical music from the exclusivity of the great concert halls. Music Entrepreneur Hans Duijf and Theo Inniger – then director of Hotel Pulitzer – invited Barbara Nissman out for a classical piano concert on...
Tibet Art Now

Tibet Art Now

TIBET ART NOW, 6-23 August Amsterdam – Exhibition Wandering over the world, contemporary art today is connecting with a global audience. Nomads Art Agency promotes artists with a need (ambition) to connect with people. High profile contemporary art, collectable and specific. We don’t believe in having a fixed gallery space: we...
Unseen Festival 2015

Unseen Festival 2015

Over the past three years, Unseen has established an acclaimed photography fair, as well as an on-site festival programme at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. For the 2015 edition, Unseen is proud to introduce Unseen Festival 2015 – an extended festival programme in the city that celebrates photography in all its...
DUTCH NATIONAL BALLET GALA

DUTCH NATIONAL BALLET GALA

Dutch National Ballet develops, produces and presents ballet at the highest international level. Dutch National Ballet aims to reach a wide public and bring today’s audiences into contact with the beauty and passion of this art form. Come and be inspired in our theatre, where you will be given a...
Art-Sleep-Experience in Amsterdam

Art-Sleep-Experience in Amsterdam

UrbanCampsite Amsterdam is a publicly accessible open-air exhibition of artworks in an unlikely place and new experience in Amsterdam. The exceptionality of these artworks is the fact that they can serve as accomodation, whereby the exhibition acts as a temporary campsite at the same time. The arrangement of the artworks...
New in Amsterdam: The Dutchess

New in Amsterdam: The Dutchess

  THE DUCHESS, inspired by the splendour and eminence of the Belle Époque, took residence in Amsterdam as of the summer of 2015. True to her imperial roots, THE DUCHESS resides in one of the best-kept historic gems, the former KAS Bank and W Hotel Amsterdam, where she will introduce...
Dior and I at the Eye Film Amsterdam

Dior and I at the Eye Film Amsterdam

A look behind the scenes at Dior and the shaping of Raf Simons’ first collection. The film offers an intimate look into the creative process of this minimalistic fashion designer and is free of any stereotypical glamour or backbiting. The documentary stresses the almost uncanny similarity between the celebrated Christian...
Hôtel Droog

Hôtel Droog

©Droog When you think about Design in Amsterdam, it is necessary to think about Hôtel Droog. It is a place that every style lover should visit or, why not, sleep at. Located in the historical centre of Amsterdam, you will find a hospitality experience like no other. Hôtel Droog is...
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LUST's typographic installation

LUST’s typographic installation

LUST: Type/Dynamic Work / Graphic Design LUST’s typographic installation visualises the information surrounding us LUST not only has a great name, but is a studio covering a huge range of disciplines in an extraordinary way. Based in The Hague, Netherlands, it’s this project the studio did last year at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam that...
SALON/

SALON/

flowerSALON/ *photos Cristina Stoian SALON/ acts as a platform for talents from the fields of fashion, design, art and culture. Using a physical route through a city, SALON/ showcases its passion for interdisciplinary collaborations aiming to stimulate the interaction between designer, public and location. SALON/ is an initiative that creates a crossover experience, in order...
Woonbeurs started today

Woonbeurs started today

Woonbeurs was founded in 1993 VT wonen&design beurs, popularly known as Woonbeurs, is the largest interior design live event in the Netherlands. It starts on September 29th till October 4, 2015 at the Amsterdam RAI. Woonbeurs Amsterdam is a organized in direct cooperation with all living and outdoor magazines of Sanoma. All the magazines are showcasing a fully furnished and...
Unseen 2015

Unseen 2015

Costume Jewelery in Amsterdam

Costume Jewelery in Amsterdam

One of my favourite stores in Amsterdam to buy Costume Jewellery is called Droom Fabriek Antiek and is located on the old antique dealers street Spiegelstraat. They feature original custome jewellery pieces dating from the 1920-1970, displayed on antique furniture, which is also for sale. Depending on your luck, you could find a vintage Chanel...
The Roast Room Restaurant

The Roast Room Restaurant

THE ROAST ROOM is the unique meat eating experience of Amsterdam. Surrounded by the craftsmanship, open kitchens with Beech ovens and the sturdy, yet classically designed interior, you can enjoy the best cuts of meat, burgers, charcuterie and sausages from the restaurant’s own butchery. THE ROAST ROOM consists of THE ROAST BAR and the ROTISSERIE....
The City Street Spa

The City Street Spa

THE CITY STREET SPA A boutique spa for the discerning ladies and gentlemen of Amsterdam, urbanites who want to completely escape without leaving town and a welcome home from home for travellers passing through. Once you step inside, feel your troubles fade in our beautiful light filled sanctuary and indulge yourself with a range of...
The Playing Circle

The Playing Circle

The Playing Circle INSPIRED MEETING ROOMS IN THE HEART OF AMSTERDAM Sometimes you need to get out of your routineous circle. Sometimes you need some space to play. The Playing Circle provides the most inspiring meeting spaces in Amsterdam for your trainings, meetings and workshops. They take care of every detail you don’t want to think...
Arti et Amicitiae Private Club

Arti et Amicitiae Private Club

Society Society Arti et Amicitiae Arti et Amicitiae means art and friendship. It is the name of the largest association of artists and art lovers from the Netherlands. The imposing building on the Rokin where the association resides bears that name. Arti is a private club. The membership consists of ambitious players in the art...
The Huis Hajenius, famous European cigar house

The Huis Hajenius, famous European cigar house

The Rokin in Amsterdam, has been home to one of the most illustrious cigar house in Europe since 1914: the Huis Hajenius. The history of Hajenius goes back to 1826. In this year, the 19-year old Pantaleon Gerhard Coenraad Hajenius moved from the place where it all started, Doesburg, to Amsterdam. With one dream: opening...
The Hoxton, Amsterdam

The Hoxton, Amsterdam

Hoxtown was created by The Hoxton to showcase the good and great from the neighbourhoods we live in. It’s their eclectic programme of monthly events featuring friends from around the way, it’s our guide to the ‘hood curated with a little help from the locals and it’s The Hoxton blog, the go to place for inside...
BREITNER HOUSE - Opulence in East

BREITNER HOUSE – Opulence in East

Initially constructed by Pieter Loosdrecht in 1882, the luxurious Breitner House has been a home to many cultural bohemians since the beginning of the 19th century. Ever since, the Breitner House has been closely connected to art and literature, its location and architecture providing inspiration to well-known artists throughout Dutch history. Famous impressionists such as...
De Plantage

De Plantage

De Plantage Amsterdam’s historic zoo, Artis has just had a makeover and the showpiece of the redesign is de Plantage, the café-restaurant helmed by local chef Koen van Brunschot. Housed in an enormous 1870 orangery, with a six-metre ficus tree at its centre, the venue has a grand scale made intimate by Paul Linse of...
Dutch Digital Design #1

Dutch Digital Design #1

This new evening is all about the best interactive and digital design work from the Netherlands. The best work is shown by the best agencies and creatives from the Netherlands, and les hommes prennent l’initiative de la rencontredurban simples clubsmotovation pour les célibatairesdatant des clubs sociaux they will talk about how it is made. There...
Type/Dynamics: Jurriaan Schrofer

Type/Dynamics: Jurriaan Schrofer

©Gert Jan van Rooij  An exhibition by Lust at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam This exhibition is inspired by the publication of the doctoral thesis by Frederike Huygen on the graphic designer, photo-book pioneer, art director, teacher, arts administrator, and environmental artist Jurriaan Schrofer. The Stedelijk Museum invited LUST, a multidisciplinary graphic design practice based in The...