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Positioning Ballet: Behind the Velvet Curtain

Positioning Ballet: Behind the Velvet Curtain This is part 1 of a series inspired by the ‘Positioning Ballet’ Working Conference, hosted by the Dutch National Ballet, February 16 and 17. March 02, 2019 By REBECCA TOOK Last weekend, I was invited to attend ‘Positioning Ballet’, a working conference hosted by the Dutch National Ballet, which […]

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Photo Story: Amsterdam Celebrates the Chocolate Festival

March 1, 2019 By KIRA GUEHRING Amsterdam Celebrates the Chocolate Festival Cocoa beans, in all forms, were the main attraction at the Chocoa Chocolate Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Kira Guehring / The Amsterdammer 82 vendors from all over the world present their products at the Chocoa Chocolate Festival on Saturday. Kira Guehring / The […]

Life, Death and Sound at Sonic Acts Festival

Life, Death and Sound at Sonic Acts Festival February 27, 2019 By IOANA PINTILIE This edition of Sonic Acts Festival surprised the public with a new, powerful theme: Hereafter. At its 25th edition, the four-day festival (February 21-24) was not a nostalgic union that stuck to the past; instead, it embraced important matters surrounding humanity’s current […]

First Ever Amsterdam Ramen Festival Attracts Hundreds

Sunday, February 17 saw the first ever Ramen Festival in Amsterdam, which took place at restaurant De Bajes, Utrechtsestraat. The event is the brainchild of Susam Pang, the festival founder and one of the co-creators of Foodbloggers Award. A number of Japanese restaurants set up stands at the festival, offering various types of ramen and […]

GLOW’s 13th Edition Is To Be Held in Eindhoven Until November 17

From November 10 to the 17th, the 13th edition of GLOW is going to be held in Eindhoven. During the seven-day festival, visitors are invited to see various instillations of light for free. This year, artworks from 35 artists, both Dutch and non-Dutch, are spread in approximately five-kilometres long around the city. This year’s theme […]

Celebration of the Diwali Festival in Amsterdam

Diwali, the festival of lights, also known as ‘‘lichtjesfeest’’ in the Netherlands, is one of the major Hindu festivals celebrated around the world. It is a five-day-celebration, day three, which falls today, is the day of the Laxmi Puja and the return of Lord Rama, after defeating the evil king Ravana on Dusshera, 20 days […]