When | What | Where November

Amsterdive’s cultural agenda WHEN | WHAT | WHERE was taken over by aliens!
(well, not, but almost)

Ladies & Gentlemen,

I’m delighted to present you a cultural agenda for November curated by a handful of my favorite fellow bloggers (and instabloggers)! Andra Stefan from Amsterdamming, Carole Rey from¬†Good Enough Darling, Dana Marin from Amsterdamian, Dani Bordiniuc from Coffee & Stories, Deepa Paul from Instagrambloggers, and, last but certainly not the least, Jan Arsenovic from Jan in Amsterdam, all accepted my invitation to participate in the Blogger’s Edition of When | What | Where! ūüí•

It feels AMAZING to have these fine creatives onboard with me. You might know some of them already. They’ve been commitedely documenting and creating content about Amsterdam and The Netherlands by means of articles, photography, video, even books (!). So this is my present for you, guys (better said – our present). After all, Sinterklaas is just around the corner. Make sure to visit the blogs of these marvellous six and check out what they’ve been up to.

With no further ado, let’s take a look at what is getting this¬†team¬†excited for the upcoming month!

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Amsterdive‚Äôs When What Where for October

The Amsterdive’s Cultural Agendas have become

When | What | Where

YEY!

WWW is an art, culture & multicultural oriented agenda focused in lesser-known cultural spots, indie & underground venues, not-for-profit initiatives, sustainability & community events, relevant free activities, creative festivals, self-development. With a special focus in world-music. 

This list is updated weekly, so make sure to follow Amsterdive’s Facebook page for keeping up to date. 

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Amsterdive’s Cultural Agenda: September

Art, culture & multicultural oriented agenda focused in lesser known cultural spots, indie & underground venues, not-for-profit initiatives, sustainability & community events, relevant free activities, creative festivals, self-development. With a special focus in world-music. 

Every listed event includes a link to its website. Make sure to follow Amsterdive’s Facebook page for weekly updates.

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Say hello to Elise Gherlan

I kept on bumping into her. We met for the first time at an Instagrammers event and then we stumbled upon each other at the Creative Mornings. She was cheerful, super talkative, and she came across as a real creative entrepreneur because she not only had loads of ideas but also the sort of energy which is necessary to put them into practise. The second time we met she told me, “I took a nice photo of you, last time at the meet-up, you know? I’ll send it over.” The next morning I had the photo you see on the right bar of the blog in my e-mail box. I had a wow-reaction. I was kick-starting Amsterdive at the time, so the picture came in handy. Elise’s kindness stuck to me.

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Amsterdive’s Cultural Agenda: August

¬†[Amsterdive’s Cultural Agenda is a¬†selection of art + cultural activities for the city of Amsterdam. Every listed event includes a link to its website, and a reference in case the entrance is free of charge. Make sure to follow¬†Amsterdive‚Äôs Facebook page for weekly updates]

(want to go straight to the point? click on “continue reading” for the events)

I’m back from my mini sabbatical. I did miss writing cultural agendas this past month. It¬†feels¬†good to have an overview¬†of the interesting things going¬†on¬†in the city and to curate the cultural possibilities Amsterdam offers us, even if – as you can imagine –¬†I cannot attend¬†all of the events¬†that I¬†highlight. This is a bit of a weird job to do, at times, if I think that I spend time working on something so ephemerous. I mean, one writes everything down after hours of research, nice and carefully, and then puff! the thing is gone. Whether you’ve been to the event or not, it is over, and nobody ever cares to go back to that one article again. Other than that, it is also an intangible, never-ending job. You can keep on organizing agendas for your whole entire life and you might have a feeling you are not accomplishing anything, as opposed to a thoughtful essay or article, which is supposed to have a long lifespan. But then there’s this: the cultural agendas are useful. Not just for me, but for others as well. This way, I hope I can be of service. I mean, I might write about a very interesting festival but if I never let people know in advance when and where is it happening, making possible for others to experience it too, I feel I am doing just half of the job.

To ease everything out though, Amsterdive’s¬†agendas are going to be published monthly from now on and will be updated weekly. So that we all have a reason to come back to it for one whole entire month. AND, from September on, we are going to have contributors sparkling everything up with their¬†best advice.

Without further ado, here are some events I’d like to highlight for the rest of the month of August. If you get overwhelmed with so many options, feel free to shoot me a message: I can help you out navigating this list.

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Amsterdam: Cultural suggestions for June

If you follow Amsterdive you might be in the know of the current state of affairs.¬†Amsterdive burned out.¬†From that moment on, the only way out of the swamp was taking it easy. Instead of trying to go against the grain, just surfing the wave of exhaustion and anxiety. Accepting, that is. Accepting what is. Forgetting all the self-imposed projects and focusing my last energies on the payed projects and the deadlines which couldn’t be avoided. I started taking one day at a time, and inevitably, I was forced to taking a break from the blog. I finished one important deadline yesterday and today, after morning yoga, I felt… how to say it. I don’t know if I can proclaim myself better, but I guess, a bit more operational. That led me to thinking that putting together a few cultural suggestions for the rest of the month couldn’t hurt. Without further ado, here they are. Please, people. Do enjoy the glorious summer in this extraordinary city. You know what I’m talking about. And if you don’t, go explore these events and find out for yourself. Thank you for being there *

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Weekly agenda | 15th – 21st May

 [The Weekly Agenda is a selection of cultural events for the city of Amsterdam, with an alternative feel. An activity per day, or sometimes two if they can be combined with each other. Every listed event includes a link to its website, and free events are signaled as well. For updates please like Amsterdive’s Facebook page]

Okay. I’ve half an hour to finish this agenda, as I need to cycle afterwards to the work which pays my rent. So here are the events which strike my fancy this week. Might you have any question about any of these, just shoot it in the comments down below, or via Facebook, and I’ll get back to you. This is my way of compensating my readers for the lack of the usual event descriptions. Above all: go explore, and enjoy!

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Weekly agenda | 8th – 14th May

 [The Weekly Agenda is a selection of cultural events for the city of Amsterdam, with an alternative feel. An activity per day, or sometimes two if they can be combined with each other. Every listed event includes a link to its website, and free events are signaled as well. For updates please like Amsterdive’s Facebook page]

Hi, all!

This week’s agenda is long¬†and full of exciting events and activities. Sometimes it is just very difficult to select because I literally want to go everywhere, and there are so many interesting things going on at the same time in the city. Decisions, decisions!… Anyway, here’s my list of priorities for the week:

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Weekly agenda | 1st – 7th May

[The Weekly Agenda is a selection of cultural events for the city of Amsterdam, with an alternative feel. An activity per day, or sometimes two if they can be combined with each other. Every listed event includes a link to its website, and free events are signaled as well. For updates please like Amsterdive’s Facebook page]

Dear all,

After a week of silence, our cultural agenda is back! And you know what I learned from this week of absence? I can’t miss my own agendas anymore. I have never been a great planner and, at a certain point, I was just overscheduling myself, and having to cancel things last minute. I started putting these together for the sake of my own organization so I would have an overview of my week leisure-wise. Other than that, I wanted to have a link to redirect my friends, when they asked me about “plans for the weekend”. Here’s the menu for this week, for your amusement.

(For suggestions and comments, do get in touch via amsterdivemail@gmail.com. Enjoy!)

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Weekly Agenda | 17th – 23rd Apr

[The Weekly Agenda is a selection of cultural events for the city of Amsterdam, with an alternative feel. An activity per day, or sometimes two if they can be combined with each other. Every listed event includes a link to its website, and free events are signaled as well. For updates please like Amsterdive’s Facebook page]

Dear all,

How complicated can it be to fully go for it? You know, not just half time, not in the way of the hobbyist, but full on, or – if you want – professionally. Whether we believe the path we’d like to follow is an impossible one, whether we have no clue where to start, whether we think we are not good enough to do it. Or maybe our path is not carved yet, and we don’t really have examples around to get guidance from. And then there are the others, all the people who doubt, who project their fears on us, who urge us to stay on the safe side of the road “for our own good”.

Don’t listen.

More than ever dig into yourself, and search for that flame which is burning inside. Trust the direction it propels you into. Even if you can’t see the road ahead. Even if you can’t exactly picture the outcome. Even if you can’t (not yet) put everything into beautiful and logical words which would impress a TEDx audience. Or your parents for that matter.

Just go.

(and, in the meanwhile, do get some inspiration and some uplifting energy from the events below)

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