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When What Where April

April prepares her green traffic light and the world thinks Go”.
Christopher Morley

Dear all,

Allow me to highlight three of the events I am SUPER looking forward to this month:

First of all, SHFT Happens, on Saturday 7! A one-day immersion where work feels like a retreat, where you get energy & nourishment from focusing and getting stuff done. Amsterdive partnered up with SHFT and we’re giving away discount codes – check all the info below.

Then, in the category of dancing as if there was no tomorrow, an evening of Lumberjacks in Hell at Noorderlicht, on Saturday 14, with the bright presence of DJs Mr Mendel, Marcel Vogel & Tom Noble!

Finally, in the category of culture, the concert “Symphonic Cinema: Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé’ a concert + film at Het Concertgebouw, courtesy of the Amsterdam Culture Club.

A cool thing? You can join me for all three of these programs – let me know if you do! And for now, enjoy the cultural agenda, and feel free to add any cultural suggestion of yours in the comments down below. 💫

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When What Where March

Amsterdive’s WHEN WHAT WHERE is back, ladies & gents!

WWW is a cultural agenda focused on art, music, lesser-known cultural venues, sustainability & community events, self-development. With a soft spot for world-music and multicultural events. 

This list is updated weekly, so make sure to follow Amsterdive’s Facebook page for keeping up to date with When it happens, What it is & Where it takes place.
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WHEN WHAT WHERE | January

Welcome to the first 2018’s WHEN WHAT WHERE, ladies & gents!

WWW is a cultural agenda focused on art, music, lesser-known cultural venues, sustainability & community events, self-development. With a soft spot for world-music and multicultural events.

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

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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! 💥

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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Weekly agenda | 13th – 19th Feb

Yesterday I kept myself busy with a sort of poem. Yes, that is what I did the entire day. I got totally obsessed by it, while trying to – ingloriously – finish an article. I also did yoga, vacuum cleaned, went to the movies, and cycled half the city, in attempts to get inspired and energized for the actual article. The article remained in draft, after all, silent as the night, but the words of the poem wouldn’t stop plaguing me. Then, before bed, I did an instagram story with parts of it, and felt a slight relief. Conclusion: don’t watch a Jim Jarmusch movie on Sunday evening if you need to have an article ready the next day. Especially not one where you hear things like “If you ever left me I’d tear my heart out and never put it back”. My poem started like this: There’s a black space in my chest. That space is you.”

And let’s hover over to important stuff. This week’s cultural agenda. Don’t forget that every listed event includes a link to its website, and free events are signaled as well. To get updates please like Amsterdive’s Facebook page. And if you did it already, you have a place in my heart, obviously.

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Weekly agenda | 30th Jan – 5th Feb

Dear readers of mine, how are you coping with the winter-situation? Yes, I’m back to one of my beloved subjects for the sole reason that, this week, I am actually feeling the greyness of winter kicking in. While last week I wrote about learning to appreciate the cold season, now, all of a sudden, I feel SO white. I can only dream of tropical rhythms, cocktails, sun-kissed bodies walking around, large smiles + bright eyes, light clothing, open shoes, long days, the scent of some coconut body lotion in the air. Something like this. While the aforementioned is not exactly around the corner, I do what I can to cheer up my mood with stuff that makes my heart beat faster. In case you’re dealing with the same heaviness, listen: it’s not going to get better if you don’t do anything about it. You have got to play an active role in this ( is it very obvious that I’m  self-talking here?)

One of my antidotes to the seasonal blues are parties were I can dance, dance, dance to some of my favorite hot rhythms: samba, cumbia, african and middle-eastern drums, turkish folk, swing, good-old rock’n’roll, you name it. That’s why you see those programs so often on the Amsterdive’s weekly agendas ( check what’s on for the coming Friday and Saturday!). Don’t forget that every listed event includes a link to its website, and free events are signaled as well. To get updates please like Amsterdive’s Facebook page. And if you did it already, you have a place in my heart, obviously.

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Weekly agenda | 23rd – 29 Jan

Have you been keeping your good intents for this year, people?

Yesterday I got this message from a friend saying how much he had liked my previous story, that it was original, that he appreciated my “contemporary fairytales”, that I should definitely keep on going this way. At a moment when I’m panicking loaded with work, this incentive meant the world to me.

So, boys and girls, whatever you are into, stay strong. In case you find yourself in a down, change the game immediately. Get outside, go for a walk, do some sport, talk to an uplifting friend, go out dancing, find a cliff or a corner where to scream from, whatever works. Breathe and take it from there. The moment is now. This whole conversation is the consequence of me thinking that maybe a little reminder could give you guys that extra kick in the butt you might be in need of.

As for your leisure time, allow me to suggest a number of things I think are worth of our attention. Don’t forget that every listed event includes a link to its website, and free events are signaled as well. To get updates please like Amsterdive’s Facebook page. And if you did it already, you have a place in my heart, obviously.

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Weekly Agenda | 9 – 15 Jan

The beginning of any year goes always slow for me. I usually feel spaced out, tired and fat. I got sickish around Christmas, and it took me ages to recover, especially because I didn’t really have the chance to stop until the first days of 2017. To add up to that, it is my habit to hate January ( days are short, it is cold and unbearably grey, – and I usually look as pale as I can be, which for me is *panick*). But!, this year I’m coping. January still is not my month but hey!, we’ll always have yoga. And saunas. And coffee ( thank god).

And what’s on to cheer us up this week? Luckily, LOTS. Don’t forget that every listed event includes a link to its website, and free events are signaled as well. To get updates please like Amsterdive’s Facebook page. And if you did it already, you have a place in my heart, obviously.

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Places, Stories

The Wind – or the farmer and his healing potions

Last weekend I had a city-break and ventured to Belgium, where I was hosted at a stunning little castle near the city of Ghent. It was a two full days in the countryside, listening to the birds, contemplating nature, and strolling around the property. That trip reminded me of the tale of the farmer – The Wind.

Once upon a time there was a farmer living in a castle. He was no duke, in fact he had absolutely no noble title before his name, but he lived within the property of one. The duke liked having such a hard-working man around, one he could trust to help protecting his domain, together with the concierge. The farmer didn’t come from afar but none knew much about him, except for he was named after the wind. The Wind – just like a native of some long lost tribe – the last man of his own people, one bound to a special mission.

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Week (end) Agenda | 12th – 18th Dec

And here we are again, with a new week ahed of us. My biggest luxury is setting off my Monday as if it was Saturday, as I usually do. I watch everyone rush as I do just the opposite. I head to my morning Yoga class. Starting the week with Yoga is a serious priority as it sets the tone of what’s to come. It brings me the focus and peace of mind I need to go sit and write for a few hours. This way I have the feeling I pampered myself, and that brings up my motivation for working. This has become a ritual, as in a preparation moment before the journey starts. And it truly brings me joy.

Putting this agenda together also gives me the feeling I’m organizing my week. That is why I love doing it. And without further ado, let’s take a look at exciting stuff. Don’t forget that every event includes a link to its website, and free events are signaled as well. To get updates please like Amsterdive’s Facebook page. And if you did it already, you have a place in my heart, of course.

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