coming up #22 (amsterdam)

It snowed in Amsterdam earlier this week! Well, snowed might be an exaggeration, more like ‘sprinkled.’ But Amsterdam was very beautiful, and I hope it snows again soon. Coming up this week in Amsterdam…

  • It’s your last week to visit the exhibitions ‘Stanley Greene: Black Passport’ and ‘Sara-Lena Maierhofer: Dear Clark‘ (both till 5 Feb) at the photography museum Foam (Keizersgracht 609; see previous post).
  • It’s also your last week to visit the exhibition ‘The Greater Cloud‘ at NIMk (Keizersgracht 264), an exhibition that centers around the internet – the internet as platform, medium or subject matter functions as a source of inspiration for artists and influences their artistic practice. Should be interesting! On display until 5 Feb.
  • Have you heard of this Amsterdam goodie? Locals AMS is a private label that offers handmade desert boots from Spain. Love the variety of colors, really hope to get my hands on a pair for the spring. You can find Locals AMS at Labels (Utrechtsestraat 36), Heavens Playground (Westerstraat 158) or online at the Afura Online Store.
  • There are so many great design stores off the beaten path: Raw Materials (Rozengracht 229; see previous post), Friday Next (Overtoom 31), Store Without a Home (Cabotstraat 1) via NYTimes, Restored (Haarlemmerdijk 39) and Droog (Staalstraat 7b).
  • From Friday 3 to Wednesday 8, De Balie (Kleine Gartmanplantsoen 10) will be screening the documentary Urbanized, part of a three-part design documentary series by Gary Hustwit. Screenings daily at 8pm, 8 euros.
  • Amsterdam (and a selection of boutiques, vintage shops and cafes picked out by Victoria Smith of sfgirlbybay) are featured in the latest edition of Anthology Magazine, available to purchase at RESTORED (Haarlemmerdijk 39).
  • This weekend there will be, once again, a HUGE flea market in the IJ-Hallen, up North. The market is open on Sat 4 and Sun 5 Feb from 9.00am to 4pm and costs only 4 euros. Plus, see my post on Amsterdam-Noord.
  • The first Sunday Market of the new year at the Westerpark (see previous post). From 12.00 to 6pm on Sunday 5 Feb, find the best goodies for Valentine’s day at this edition of the market.
  • It’s COLD in Amsterdam and the winter temperatures will stick around till next week. So, I suggest warming up in a cozy cafe. How about a coffee a classic brown cafe in the Jordaan, Cafe de Pels (Huidenstraat 25), or something a little more quirky, Latei (Zeedijk 143). A cup of fresh mint tea at Singel 404 (Singel 404) or a fresh croissant and an espresso at Tearoom Lanskroom (Singel 385), a lovely caramel latte at Two For Joy Coffee Roasters (Frederiksplein 29 or Haarlemmerdijk 182), or a coffee and delicious slice of apple pie at Zuivere Koffie (Utrechtsestraat 39). So many choices!
  • And be sure to pick up the February edition of Time Out Amsterdam magazine, ‘All You Need Is Love,’ out now!

Click for more Amsterdam Insights, published every Wednesday, and here for previous Coming Up posts.

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