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Amsterdam is overloaded with Restaurant. And when it comes to eating, in Amsterdam everything is possible. Therefore, we made a list with dining experiences you will never forget.
This restaurant definitely fits on the list of unique restaurants in Amsterdam. At de Kas they believe that food tastes best when it is prepared with the freshest, local ingredients and therefor they grow their own herbs and vegetables in the greenhouses. Another unique detail: the restaurant itself is also a greenhouse.
Address: Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3
2. REM eiland
Located in the harbor of Amsterdam you can find this restaurant. Dining 22 metres above the water in a former pirate radio. Isn’t that a unique dining experience?
Address: Haparandadam 45
Neighborhood: Amsterdamse Houthavens (Amsterdam-North)
Is it a gallery? A club? A restaurant? No! It’s all in one. This restaurant pursues the concept of bringing you a night to remember. You will enjoy unique food concepts while laying on the crisp white beds, by being amazed by the performances and the décor.
Address: Singel 460
In this restaurant it all comes down to your senses. Enjoy the journey of taste, sound and touch all in the dark. Yes, that’s right. This is a dark restaurant. It is proven that if one sense is closed out, the other senses are strengthen. So, let this restaurant surprise your senses.
Address: Amsteldijk 55
30 minutes after start, this cruise will serve you freshmade pizza’s. While enjoying your delicious pizza, an interesting introduction of Amsterdam, the canals and the landmarks will be given. Mmmmm.
Address: Damrak 26 (Tours & Tickets)
AMSTERDAM – The Holiday season just started! Amsterdam loves December, so enjoy the art works in the Van Gogh Museum or get surprised by the wonderful Amsterdam Light Festival.
Amsterdam Light Festival - From December 1st until January 22nd Amsterdam lights up for the fifth edition of the annual Amsterdam Light Festival. Over 35 artworks from international artists, designers and architects find their way to the city of Amsterdam. The artworks are located alongside two different exhibition routes; Water Colors, the boat route and Illuminade, the walking route.
Where? Various locations in the city
When? December 1st until January 22nd
How much? You can make it as expensive as you want with the different tours
More info? www.amsterdamlightfestival.com
Local goods weekend market: Sinterklaas edition – Every once in the two weeks enthusiastic artist come together in De Hallen. Original, crafts and handmade foods and non-foods. Don’t forget to have a drink afterwards at Restaurant Remise47.
Where? De Hallen, Hannie Dankbaarheidspassage
When? Sunday December 4th, 12.00 am – 5.30 pm
More info? www.dehallen-amsterdam.nl
Van Gogh Museum - The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam is one of the most popular museums in the world, attracting visitors from every corner of the globe. Naturally, this is in large part due to it housing the largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh – more than 200 paintings, 500 drawings and 700 of his letters.
Where? Museumplein 6
When? Daily, 09.00 am – 5.00 pm
How much? € 17,-
More info? www.vangoghmuseum.nl
Bites or drinks. Or both…
Lab111 – This hotspot is the place to be for filmmakers and –lovers. A program full with interesting movies and delicious drinks make this place a must go.
Where? Arie Biemondstraat 111
When? Daily, 05.30 pm – 01.00 am
More info? www.lab111.nl
Mooie Boules Bar – This pop-up bar is a must go! Namely, it is the first jeu de boules bar of the Netherlands. You probably think: isn’t this boring? No it is hot again! While live music is played and delicious drinks are served you see young people having the time of their lives.
Where? Westergasfabriek, Haarlemmerweg 8A
When? Tuesday until Thursday, 3.00 pm – 0.00 am. Friday until Sunday, 12.00 am – 03.00 am
More info? www.mooieboules.nl
Hearth Restaurant - This spot makes the vegaterian hearts beat faster. Think about a urban jungle style and enjoy the delicious meals. Put on your jungle clothing and get to this paradise.
Where? Albert Cuypstraat 208
When? Daily, 10.00 am – 10.00 pm
Drinks and parties
Wicked Weekender – Sugarfactory, Lijnbaansgracht 238, Saturday 3th and Sunday 4th of December, 11.30 pm - 05.00 am
Het Warenhuis Cocktailbar – Haarlemmerstraat 65, Monday until Thursday, 07.30 am – 01.00 am
Experience Amsterdam Light Festival 2016
From December 1st 2016 to January 22nd 2017, the fifth edition of Amsterdam Light Festival takes place. Light works by famous artists and upcoming talents will transform the center of Amsterdam to a celebration of light. The Amsterdam Light Festival, started in 2012, is one of the most popular light festivals in Europe. Dozens of works and installations by international artists, designers and architects will participate in this year's festival. The works can be seen in two ways: with Amsterdam Light Festival cruise (Watercolors) or by means of a walk, the Illuminade.
Unforgettable light festival in Amsterdam
Projections on historic buildings, installations in the streets and on the squares and many interactive works; anything goes at the Amsterdam Light Festival. Unique in Amsterdam Light Festival is the public-private partnership. Both municipal, business and different creative sectors are involved in the organization of the event. There is no place today where historic downtown and technology come as close together as in Amsterdam Light Festival.
8 Reasons to visit Amsterdam Light Festival 2016
Not convinced of the Amsterdam Light Festival by the information above? We like to give you the final push by summing up eight reasons for visiting this year’s Amsterdam Light Festival
#1: More applications than ever
For this anniversary edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival, more artists enrolled than in earlier editions. Over 500 works from 46 countries registered for the event. The jury had the difficult task to select the actual participants of the festival.
#2: Second most popular free festival
With no less than 730 thousand visitors at the last edition, Amsterdam Light Festival is on the second place when it comes to popular free festivals in the Netherlands! If you have never been to the Amsterdam Light Festival, then it is an absolute must. Only the Nijmegen Marches parties annually attract more visitors.
#3: See the works of leading architects
The fifth edition of the Amsterdam Light Festival visitors can admire light works by some great architects. The leading Dutch agencies UNStudio and Benthem Crouwel Architects participate for example. Besides that, it is even possible to see light projects from America (Choi + Shine Architects) and even from Singapore (DP Architects).
#4: Only European light festival by boat
Nowhere else in Europe you will find light festivals that can be admired from the water. A cruise through the canals of Amsterdam at the Amsterdam Light Festival is a very special experience. Book your tickets for Amsterdam Light Festival tour and experience the art of light near the water!
#5: Beautiful canal cruise: ‘A view on Amsterdam’
This year’s slogan of the Watercolors canal cruise is "A view on Amsterdam”. Artists are encouraged to give a new look at Amsterdam, its architecture, and the future role on the world stage. Each artist interprets the theme in a unique way, sometimes historic, futuristic or with a good dose of humor and irony. The results are discovered best with the Amsterdam Light Festival cruise.
#6: The most beautiful hike of the year: Biomimicry
The Illuminade walk this year has the theme of biomimicry. Biomimicry is the science that applies ideas from nature to solve problems. Biomimicry is not something of the past few years, for many centuries we get our inspiration from nature. However, an increasing number of disciplines consciously use biomimicry. Translating biomimicry into concrete objects is difficult, so one can imagine how hard it is to design a light sculpture concerning biomimicry. Nevertheless, the artists have succeeded.
#7: Over 35 light sculptures!
The Amsterdam Light Festival is growing. This year there are more than 35 light works present in the city center of Amsterdam. The interactive art works probably are the most unique, sometimes it is even possible to walk through these light artworks. Make a walking route yourself along the most impressive works, or take a canal tour during Amsterdam Light Festival to have a closer look at the works.
#8: New: One light work chosen by primary school children
It wasn’t only organization that was very busy with determining which of the 500 entries may actually participate in the festival. For the first time a children jury was launched, they come up with what they would like to see in their city. One of the light artworks in this way was chosen on behalf of all primary schools in Amsterdam!
Make sure you don’t miss this unique event, pick a date and enjoy the Amsterdam city like never before. Learn more about Amsterdam Light Festival? Than have a look at the official website of Amsterdam Light Festival.
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