Coming up this week…
- This week is your last chance to visit the exhibition “Temporary Stedelijk 2 -Making Histories: Changing Views of the Collection” at the Stedelijk Museum. See photographs of my visit to the museum and the book sale. Visit the website for ticket prices and opening hours.
- The other week I went to see Midnight in Paris at The Movies (Haarlemmerdijk 161-163). On a rainy afternoon, why not check out the oldest movie theater in Amsterdam (dating back to 1912)! Click here for opening hours and movie times. P.S. From Thursday to Sunday you can opt for a dinner & movie menu at the restaurant for E22.50!
- And when you’re there, run across the street to Two For Joy Coffee Roasters (Haarlemmerdijk 182).
- This weekend, Amsterdam North will once again be hosting the largest indoor/outdoor flea market in Amsterdam, the IJ-Hallen. The flea market will take place October 8th & 9th, from 9am to 4.30pm and the entrance fee is 4 euros. Click here for the address.
- Last weekend, the Scheepvaartmuseum or “Maritime Museum” (Kattenburgerplein 1) reopened its doors to the public after a four-year renovation, via iamsterdam. Read the NYTimes article here. Why not take a walk through Amsterdam’s maritime history?
- I mentioned the Go Gallery (Prinsengracht 64) a few weeks ago, but now there’s another exhibition on display featuring work by Shepard Fairey, Logan Hicks, Will Barras, Lunar, Swanski en Joe Holbrook & Vanwa bekijken, brought together by The London Police, via amsterdamNOW.
- Oh and here’s another great resource for art exhibitions, galleries, etc. that I just discovered: ArtSlant.
- Did you know that the famous publisher TASCHEN Books opened a store in Amsterdam? The TASCHEN Store Amsterdam can be found on the P.C. Hooftstraat 44.
- I finally went to Frozz last week! Their pop-up stores have now closed (those at Schiphol Airport, Waterlooplein, Hartenstraat and Javaplein) but you can still get your frozen yoghurt fix (with more winter-friendly toppings) at the locations Rokin 30 and Bijenkorf Amsterdam. Check out blog posts by Dutch bloggers from the winter-toppings tasting here, here and here, and follow Frozz on Facebook for updates.
- It’s no surprise that Amsterdam was awarded ‘Most bicycle-friendly city” by the Copenhagenize Consulting Index, via iamsterdam. Check out a previous Coming Up post highlighting bike routes around the city.
- And for more Amsterdam tips, check out Time Out Amsterdam magazine, an insider’s guide to everything Amsterdam, published monthly. You can find the magazine in most bookstores in the city or subscribe online. And for more updates, follow Time Out Amsterdam on Facebook and Twitter.
Click for more Amsterdam Insights, published every Wednesday, and here for previous Coming Up posts: 1, 2, 3 and 4.