Above, a gorgeous view of the Prinsengracht, from the other week. 2012, it’s a new year and Amsterdam Insights are off to a slow start this month. I just got back up to Amsterdam after two lovely (and utterly relaxing) weeks off, and I’m back at work and seeing friends. As of next week, expect new restaurants and shops and museums and more! In the mean time, check out my past few months: September, October, November and December. And here are a few things happening in Amsterdam this week…
- The EYE Film Instiuut is closing its doors in the Vondelpark and moving up North in just a few days! Until Sunday 8 Jan, the EYE will be showing a series of movies that were voted ‘the best movies ever shown at EYE’ by the public. Check out the full schedule here.
- So many new (and interesting) photography exhibits in Amsterdam right now! Head over to the photography museum Foam (see previous post) for the exhibitions ‘Stanley Greene: Black Passport,’ ‘Sara-Lena Maierhofer: Dear Clark‘ and ‘Joel Sternfeld: Color Photographs since 1970.’ And at Huis Marseille, there are two exhibitions, ‘Siebe Swart: Land of Air and Water‘ and ‘Naoya Hatakeyama: Natural Stories.’ I know what I’ll be doing this weekend…
- The Museum of Bags and Purses, as of 1 Jan 2012, accepts the Museumkaart! This is great news! Do you have your Museumkaart yet? It’s a great investment if you’re going to be in Amsterdam or the Netherlands for more than a few months – for only E39.95 you get free access to almost all museums in the Netherlands for an entire year.
- This weekend there will be, once again, a HUGE flea market in the IJ-Hallen, up North. The market is open on Sat 7 and Sun 8 Jan from 9.00am to 4pm and costs only 4 euros. See my post on Amsterdam-Noord.
- Why not sit in on a ‘Sunday Lecture’ at the Van Gogh Museum, featuring Rachel Esner, Assistant Professor Art of the Modern Period at the University of Amsterdam who will be discussing ‘Snapshots of Intimacy’ based on the exhibition, ‘Snapshot: Painters and Photographers 1888-1915.’ The lecture starts at 2pm and is free with your ticket to the museum.
- And until Sun 8 Jan, there’s a ‘Wintergasfabriek‘ at the Westergasfabriek (see previous post) – ice skating, food, a circus and more!