before we get things going, one really important thing not to be missed: these are the last days of the dream-like fantasy that is toren in noord! before the tower and the accompanying cafe will be transformed into a major cultural hub featuring a club, restaurant, a revolving platform, offices for creatives etc. (yes, this will be a’dam) these are your last chances to experience the place in its raw, unmolded form…

full list of final events (facebook)…

that being said, let’s have a look at this week’s schedule, which is filling up quickly already…


  • TODAY: cloud nothings and cheatahs at melkweg – after yesterday’s double-whammy of jagwar ma and roosevelt at paradiso, this promises to be another great night for indierocknroll!
  • TUESDAY: a big exhibition opening for several young artists at de ateliers, on from 5pm through 7pm – and the only chance to see the artworks for free! (facebook event)i will also check out coffee place berry and – finally – the re-design of the permanent “de atlassen” exhibition at het scheepvartmuseum. more on both soon!
  • WEDNESDAY: more arts – namely an exhibition opening at hôtel droog, edition #7 of their design column series; topic: wasted matter. (facebook event)i will stop by only briefly so that i can participate in the old amsterdam food tour as well. it takes you right through the red-light district, shedding light on a different aspect of this ill-communicated, actually quite interesting part of town. really looking forward to this!therefore i am probably going to miss out on the official opening of kunstvlaai in amstelpark (facebook event) – what a shame!there will also be talks with white label coffee about bringing some free coffee to the student hotel. so, dear residents, stay tuned for more on that!
  • THURSDAY: (still pretty) new cafe rue de sèvres on jan van galenstraat!
  • FRIDAY: any suggestions?
  • SATURDAY: a good time to in west: first, mercatormarkt takes over the usually dull mercatorplein (10am through 5pm). and in the evening of course the student hotel will hold its huge sziget festival-pre-party (9pm til you drop – facebook event)!

and this week maybe more than ever:

see you around!