Houseboats and row-houses and flowers, oh my! Spotted along the Amstel, around the corner from the Waterlooplein flea market. Coming up this week…
- Interested in a gallery opening? On Thursday, September 29th, Floyd Douglas opens his temporary Galerie Modern, 800 square meters of modern art and with this size, can be named the largest gallery in The Netherlands, via amsterdam NOW.
- After the Patterns + Pleasure festival, check out the Off Centre festival, which celebrates the “electrifying world of new electronica” with performances by Jamie XX, Shabazz Palaces, The Gaslamp Killer and Nathan Fake. Hosted primarily at the Melkweg, it also branches out to the nearby Sugar Factory and the Westerunie at the Westergasfabriek. Check out the program of events here.
- How about visiting a few “different” shops in Amsterdam, something other than your usual H&M and Zara? hipshops brings you a selection of interesting shops in Amsterdam that are definitely worth a visit! I can’t wait to check out the bookstore Mendo on the Berenstraat 1 as well as fine bags and goodies at Property Of… on the Herenstraat 2 and RESTORED, located at Haarlemmerdijk 39.
- If you haven’t been to a Sunday Market yet, check out the Westergasfabriek this Sunday (yes, this is where I took a few photographs for Amsterdam Insights, as well as where the “Cool Globes” exhibition was held until September 25th). Open from 12-6pm.
- This week is your last chance to visit the exhibition, “From Dada to Surrealism – Jewish Avant-Garde Artists from Romania” at the Jewish Historical Museum. This exhibition shows more than 70 works of art from the period between 1910 and 1938, and offers the opportunity to “discover the achievements of these avant-garde artists, underscores the long-neglected importance of Bucharest to the European avant-garde and explores the relationship between Jewish identity and radical modernity” (iamsterdam). The exhibition is only display till October 2nd, and the Jewish Historical Museum can be found at Nieuwe Amstelstraat 1. Check the website for times and prices.
- Oh and while you’re there, check out the other exhibitions on display, including “An Encounter in Paris,” featuring four works by Amedeo Modigliani, Chaim Soutine, and Ossip Zadkine (also on display till October 2nd), and the exhibition, “Unguarded Moments: Photographs by Marianne Breslauer” (on display till November 3rd).
- And if you’re in the area, why not check out the Waterlooplein flea market, and Soup en zo for a quick (but delicious) lunch!
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