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POLYESTER

POLYESTER Unique art gallery & bookstore specializing in 20th-century pop culture. This is the place to visit if you are keen to know the dutch cultural development over century. For current events visit POLYESTER website. Open: Tue-Thu 11-6, Fri & Sat 11-10, Sun 12-5

Mauritshuis gallery, hague

Mauritshuis The Hague offers a unique chance to feast your eyes on many of the most famous paintings front he last six centuries in one fell swoop! The Mauritshuis is undergoing an expansion and restoration plan, but there is no need to miss out on the highlights of its collection as the main places, such as Vermeer’s view of Deft, the exit by Potter and Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson of...

Museumkaart

Costing just €17.50 for students, the Museumkaart gives free or discounted entry to all major institutions in the city and in the Netherlands, ensuring a far more varied and cultured school year.

Lambiek (Book Store)

Lambiek Opened in 1968 Lambiek claims to be the oldest comic-book store in Europe. These days it's a hipster hang-out serving everyone from skinny-jeaned designers to bleached-blonde rockabilly babes with a vast selection of mainstream and underground comics, graphic novels and art books - ranging in languages from English through Japanese to Swahili. They even have a large selection...

De Kjikkasten

De Kjikkasten It's no secret that the Nieuwendijk, that tourist-tat heavy shopping street leading from the Dam to Central Station, is one of the most terrifying places in the world. Once you've fought your way through the overcrowded street (it's always overcrowded, rain or shine, Saturday night or Monday morning: tat-shoppers know no office hours) you'll be ready to spend the rest of your...

Flevoland & Museum De Paviljoens

Museum The Pavilions A hundred years ago, there was nothing but water here. Flevoland is the Netherlands' youngest province: the land was impoldered (yes, that is a real verb) in the first half of the last century; more and more parts of it were made habitable between the 40s and the mid-'80s, and in 1986, the province of Flevoland was officially founded. It's now home to beaches and forests, to a...

Record Mania

Record Mania While Amsterdam boasts an impressive stable of record stores (Record Palace at Weteringschans 33a is definitely worth a visit), it is Record Mania that truly takes the Grammy. Situated in a blink-and-you'11-miss-it store on Ferdinand Bolstraat, this unassuming outlet not only knows its LPs from its EPs, but the records filling the place are true treasures. You may find full...

iLLUSEUM

iLLUSEUM The iLLUSEUM, an alternative gallery and theatre in De Baarsjes that was founded by three visual and performance artists in 2001, calls itself a contemporary wunderkabinett, or cabinet of curiosities, like those idiosyncratic and sometimes gruesome collections popular in the 17th century. 'It's a collaborative, evolving installation. An experience/ says artist Alexander van...

International Theatre School (ITS) Festival

This well-established festival is a platform for talented budding theatre-makers of all disciplines who are attending accredited performing arts colleges in the Netherlands and abroad. 2012 Schedule From 21 JUNE - 28 JUNE, for programs check the the festival web. For Tickets call +31 (0)20 626 68 66 . Prices vary according to the program.

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum A visit to Amsterdam isn’t complete without a visit to the Van Gogh Museum. Who was this mysterious, industrious, very talented man? Get to know the artist through his paintings, drawings and letters. Vincent van Gogh is one of the most famous Dutch artists of all time. He was only active as an artist from 1880 until his death in 1890, but because of his enormous passion, Van...

Groninger Museum

Groninger Museum One of the most exciting young contemporary designers, former Alexander McQueen intern Iris van Herpen has impressed the design industry with clothes that look simultaneously organic and futuristic. The Groninger Museum presents the first large-scale exhibition of her work.

Van Abbemuseum

Van Abbemuseum Put mildly; exhibitions of early video art tend not to be crowd magnets. The typically black-and-white works are often disarmingly simple; some are even readily available to peruse on YouTube. Put brutally; why bother going to a museum when you can watch free videos that lack the formal intricacies, immersive experience and production values of contemporary video art... at...

Tot Zover

Tot Zover Pick up a map and explanatory text at the Tot Zover café / museum: it’s free, and essential for finding the five outdoor installations of the ‘Afterlife’ exhibition at De Nieuwe Ooster cemetery - some of which could easily be mistaken for tool sheds or even toilet blocks. Map in hand, I find myself sitting in one of the aforementioned structures listening to timing forks ring...

Amsterdamned Orange Tea Theatre

Amsterdamned Orange Tea Theatre This English-language theatre company puts the finger on the pulse of cultural differences for this new staged reading. A good pick for those looking for provocation and humour.

Istanbul Modern (Art Exhibition)

This exhibition, put together by the chief curator of the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Levent Calikoglu, is the first large-scale show of contemporary art from Turkey in Rotterdam. The exhibition showcases works by 14 artists from the 1970s to the present. They vary in technique: photography, painting, sculpture and video installation all collaborate to give an image of...
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