Stop the presses
There's still news coming from Trouw (Wibautstraat 127, www.trouwamsterdam.nl ), a temporary restaurant and club in a former newspaper printing warehouse in east Amsterdam, but these days the news has more to do with cocktails, cuisine and art. The place is now a sleek backdrop for a young crowd who read their news on iPads. On summer evenings the terrace is packed with late-night revelers.
Source: New York Times, April 17, 2011
Gay Canal Parade 2011
The famous Amsterdam gay canal parade is coming up from 5 to 7 August. The highlight of the Amsterdam Gay Pride weekend is the famous Canal Parade on Saturday afternoon. Where most parades use trucks, Amsterdam has boats! 75 spectacular decorated boats with beautiful boys and girls will sail from 14:00 till 18:00 through the Prinsengracht and Amstel river. The gay parade is watched by 500.000 spectators every year.
Harry Potter in Amsterdam
On July 30th, Rupert Grint will be joined by co-stars James and Oliver Phelps (Weasley twins) to launch a Harry Potter photo exhibition on June 30th at the Rembrandtplein in Amsterdam!
The exhibition will feature a wide selection of exclusive and never-before-seen photos from the Harry Potter films. The exhibition will be on display until July 17 and fans can go see it for free!
Photo exhibition Anton Corbijn
World-famous photgrapher Anton Corbijn has an exibition in FOAM Amsterdam (Keizersgracht 609) from 24 June to 1 September 2011.
Anton Corbijn once declared his interest in portraying the pain of creation and the people who struggle with that process. Foam proudly presents Anton Corbijn's latest photographic series devoted to some of the most renowned artists of today.
The Uitmarkt (26 to 28 August in the cultural heart of Amsterdam) is the national opening of the cultural season and the largest cultural festival in the Netherlands. Over the years, the Uitmarkt has evolved into a festival attracting 500,000 visitors and featuring 2,000 performers at more than 30 venues. And it's all free!
This year, the Uitmarkt takes place at Museumplein, Leidseplein and the Vondelpark. Performances will be held at numerous theatres, museums and at venues near these three primary locations. A book market can be found on Museumplein and a world of information is available at stands en route between Leidseplein and Museumplein.