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This month we are giving away tickets to the LINKS AF party on June 16. Take your loved one(s) to dance with you as if there was no tomorrow – house & techno are on the menu with sprinkles of disco. You can find all the info about how to enter the giveaway down below, under WEEK 3. As for the rest, the cultural menu for June is diverse and exciting. Let me know in the comments if there’s anything else you’re looking forward to that I should definitely add up to the list!
Fri 1, 17.30 / Robotanica Exhibition / Tolhuistuin – free entrance
OUTDOOR EXHIBITION Robotic creatures seem to be here to stay. Can we integrate them in our environments order to enrich mankind and nature? How? And how would it impact us? Artists, designers and scientists researched this subject and their explorations are displayed in Robotanica. Until June 15.
A subsequent ROBOTANICA program of PERFORMANCE / SHORT-FILMS / DEMOS will take place on June 12, at the EYE Filmmuseum.
Fri, 1, 17.15 / Meneer Vrijdag met Mezrab / Mediamatic – free entrance
BOAT TRIP There was once a boat which brought refugees to Europe. Now the refugees take the locals to sail around in Al Hadj Djumaa, which translates to Mister Friday. This time, Mezrab‘s storytellers are going to be onboard and I wouldn’t miss the experience for the world!
Sat, 2, 22.00 / Roda da Holanda / Pllek – free entrance
SAMBA CONCERT I have talked about Roda da Holanda a good number of times here. They play Brazilian Samba in a circle – the traditional way – and everybody is welcome to go shake their limbs around them. Their parties are always hot and full of energy and people so make sure you arrive early.
Fri 1, Sat 2, Sun 3 / Red Light Jazz / Zeedijk
JAZZ FESTIVAL Red Light Jazz is taking over De Wallen (or Red Light District) and bringing awesome live music to locals & tourists alike in 37 different locations around the ‘hood.
Sun, 3, 19.00 / ClinckNOORD Music & Networking / ClinckNoord – free entrance
BLOGGERS MEET-UP Are you a blogger or a content creator? Then you might be interested in this meet-up in which you can meet some like-minded bloggers while listening to live the concerts of WINDOW and James Chatburn.
Tue, 5, 20.00 / Rito: Siccilian Bacchanal / De Ruimte
MUSIC + MEAL Rito is an edible and musical feast and, if you’ve been to Sicily, you know what I’m talking about. From traditional starters to desserts, not forgetting the best wines of the island and different delicatessen. Rito focuses on the joy of being together in the sharing of a delicious meal to the folk tunes of Etna sun. This event is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
TALK A team of psychologists, mentors & coaches invites you to an immersion dedicated to burn-out prevention and emotional intelligence. Powered by the SHFT Happens community.
Thu 7, Fri 8, Sat 9, Sun 10 / Surfana Festival / Bloemendaal
BEACH FESTIVAL Mega looking forward to this! If you want to know why, just take a look at my Surfana experience here. Are you coming as well? 😀
Fri, 8, 07.30 / Vinyasa yoga & meditation + pranayama / The Green Living Lab
YOGA CLASS Go try the yoga flows + meditation by lovely Ananda, and start the day fresh and invigorated. She’s teaching every Monday and Friday at the Green Living Lab which is an idylic nature-in-the-city place. If you’re a student you’ll get a discount.
Sun, 10, 17.00 / Grassroots: The Bag / Noorderlicht – free entrance
LIVE CONCERT Spending the afternoon at Noorderlicht is one of my favourite programs for my Sunday afternoon. This time it’s going to be about Rhythm & Blues with a twist with The Bag.
WEEK 3 + GIVEAWAY!
OPERA / BALLET I’ve written about the Amsterdam Culture Club here and here. I’m a fan. This time, ACC is taking us to a modern interpretation of the classic “Tristan + Isolde” at the Dutch Opera. Not only we’ll see the performance, but there will be an exclusive reception + backstage tour + drinks + luxury programme. This is an opportunity not to miss.
Fri, 15, 16, 17 / Open Garden Days / Amsterdam
GARDEN HOPPING I find myself phantasizing a lot about the canal houses and their inner-gardens, a reason why I feel drawn to the Open Garden Days, organized by Museum Van Loon. This is an opportunity to discover historical and more recent gardens that are usually closed to the public.
Fri, 15, 16 & 17 / Veggie Festival Amsterdam / NDSM
VEGETARIAN FESTIVAL Weren’t we all waiting for the rise of the veggie festival in Amsterdam? Well, I was. Food stalls of every possible vegetarian sort + live music the whole day + childcare for the ones bringing little humans along. At the former shipyard NDSM, (still) the coolest area of Amsterdam.
Sat, 16, 21.00 / LINKS AF (CLUB NIGHT) / Recycle Lounge Gallery Club – WIN!
CLUBBING For the ones always asking me where to go dancing in Amsterdam, here’s a special suggestion: LINKS AF. Just check their description: “When individuals are brought together in a segregated space, hearing and feeling the same frequencies, moving to the rhythm. It’s a form of meditation. Meditation lets us quiet our minds and reset our outlook on life. Doing so in a warm and loving environment can shift our thought patterns in a new direction. We can be more open, more forgiving and more loving. Our goal with LINKS AF is to use the power of music and atmosphere to provide that environment”. The best thing here is that Amsterdive’s readers can win 2 tickets for the party! Oh yeah.
Here’s what you need to do to ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:
>>> The winners will be randomly picked (random.org) and announced on June 13 <<<
Sun, 17, 15.00 / Holland Festival – Stadium / Stadschouwburg
THEATRE A show about football fans by French director Mohamed El Khatib. As you might expect, the podium is to become a stadium with personal stories which give anthropological insight into the hierarchy and codes of the group. We Are Public Cardholders have a (generous) discount to this show.
Wed 20, 19.00 / My own private Idaho – Gus van Sant / Lab 111
CINEMA I love having the opportunity to watch cult movies on the big screen. This time, we can (re)watch Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix as prostitutes on a drama that was inspired in Shakespeare’s “Henry IV”. Free entrance for We Are Public Cardholders.
Thu, 21, 19.00 / Opera in het park / Park Frankendael – free entrance
OPERA IN THE PARK Bring your own booze and snacks to Frankendael and go watch Offenbachs’ opera comique “Les contes d’Hoffmann” by the Dutch National Opera from the comfort of your beach chair.
Sat, 23 & Sun 24, 12,.00 / Strange Sounds from Beyond / Noorderlicht
MUSIC FESTIVAL This is the place for you to get lost in a musical exploration, in a festival that is “committed to shining a light on novel sounds off the beaten track and under-celebrated artists”. Tickets are almost gone.
Woe 27, 20.00 / Holland Festival – Crowd / Stadsschouwburg
DANCE Crowd is taking us to a rave from the 90’s. Fifteen dancers onstage are going to open the space for the expression of emotions and for individual and collective stories to arise. We Are Public Cardholders have a (generous) discount to this show.
Sat, 30, 12.00 / Nomads Festival / Amsterdam
MUSIC FESTIVAL They talk about oasis, tribes, like-minded spirits, a nomadic trip & a stellar line-up. Expect to levitate.
Sat, 30, 14.00 / Expat Blogger’s Meet-Up #2 / Amsterdam
blogger’s MEET-UP There’s a blogger’s get together coming up SOON! If you’re an international blogger living in The Netherlands you should definitely join us here and we’ll send you the invitation with the details.
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