coming up #1 (amsterdam)

As you know, I have just started up Amsterdam Insights! Everyday Wednesday I’ll be sharing with you places to visit/things to see in Amsterdam, alongside posting about my everyday life here now that I’m a student at the University of Amsterdam and actually living here.

I also want to make it a habit to post about upcoming events/festivals/shows for those visiting Amsterdam in the near future. So up this week…

  • Ever heard of Lomography? It’s a new and exciting style of artistic photography and experimentation, and there’s now a whole culture behind it – there’s a magazine, shops around the world, and a whole online community dedicated to it. Fortunately for Amsterdammers, there’s a Lomography Gallery Store opening in the city on the Herengracht. There’s an official opening on Tuesday, September 13th at 8pm – RSVP by sending your name to shop.amsterdam@lomography.com.
  • The Spanish clothing line Massimo Dutti just opened a flagship store in Amsterdam on the Van Baerlestraat (17A, to be exact) on the corner of the PC Hooftstraat (via amsterdamNOW).
  • Interested in Amsterdam’s architecture? This weekend, September 10th and 11th, Amsterdam is celebrating the Open Monumentendag (Heritage Days), which means that about 4,000 historical buildings and sites are open to the public free of charge. Click here for a list of these buildings/sites.
  • As I mentioned in my first Amsterdam Insights post about the Westerpark (Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek), there will be a festival at the Westerpark on Sunday, September 11 from 1-6pm, called “Kijk op West.” You can enjoy free music, art, theater performances and sport activities.
  • Also this weekend, if you like markets and specifically, fresh produce, music and just a friendly atmosphere, visit the Pure Markt, on Sunday, September 11 at the Amstelpark from 11am-6pm.
  • Interested in up-and-coming musicians? Become a Subbacultcha member! It’s only 7 euros a month and you get a free bag, a monthly magazine and you can visit shows for free! Check their website for upcoming shows.
  • Other music venues include Bitterzoet, Melkweg and Paradiso. There’s always something going on so check them out.
Click for more Amsterdam Insights, published every Wednesday, and here for previous Coming Up posts: 234 and 5.
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