24H Oost

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Throughout 2013, 24H is exploring all corners of Amsterdam. Its second edition stops off in the district of Oost, presenting all that the area has to offer in a blistering 24-hour period.

Throughout 2013, 24H is exploring all corners of Amsterdam. Its second edition stops off in the district of Oost, presenting all that the area has to offer in a blistering 24-hour period. Be you an old Amsterdammer, new to the city, or a passing tourist, the area’s theatres, museums, clubs, shops and many other famously Amsterdam institutions will open their doors and throw up some special surprises – perfect if you live in the neighbourhood or are just keen to enjoy new experiences east of the Amstel. So check out the full 24H Oost programme below and enjoy the city!


Saturday 23 March


From 12:00: Hermitage Amsterdam (Amstel 51)
Renowned Dutch trumpeter Eric Vloeimans and accordionist Tuur Florizoone will fill Hermitage Amsterdam with music to open 24H Oost.
Performances at 12:00; 12:30; and 13:00.

Language no problem.


12:00 – 01:00: Lloyd Hotel & Culturele Ambassade (Oostelijke Handelskade 34)
A fine selection of snacks and drinks will be served all day long in the Lloyd Hotel. Prices start at 2.50 euros.
Language no problem.


12:00 – 15:00: Oostpoort (Linnaeusstraat 213)
The new residential project in Amsterdam Oost opens its doors to the entire city. Explore the shops, sport, culture, cafés, restaurant and fun activities that are available in the area.
More information www.beleefoostpoort.nl


From 12:00: TukTuk Sightseeing (Piet Heinkade 11)
You may have seen Amsterdam whizzing past you as you ride a bike, but you can also explore Amsterdam Oost from the alternative comfort of the back of a TukTuk. For the full 24-hours of 24H Oost you can take a TukTuk ride or tour for 2.50 euros.
Language no problem.


From 12:00: Tropenmuseum tours (Mauritskade 63)
Dive head first into a world of diverse cultures and Dutch colonial history. In these special tours within the Tropenmuseum you can see special murals, statues and ornaments. After the tour is over, you can visit the rest of the museum on your own for free.
Tours at 12:00; 13:30; and 15:00.
FULLY BOOKED (reservations will no longer be accepted)


12:00 – 04:00: Food Film Festival at Studio/K (Timorplein 62)
During the Food Film Festival you can learn about the world of food in the broadest possible sense. As well as the film screenings there are food workshops, a quiz and a fantastic food market that invites farmers, caterers, bakers and other producers to show off their products and tell their story.
Some elements free; see www.foodfilmfestival.nl for programming.
Language no problem.


12.00 – 15.00 uur: Animal ambulance Amsterdam (Voorlandpad 2)
Have you always wanted to know more about what an animal ambulance does? The stop by Amsterdam's animal ambulance and let them show you around.
Register by emailing info@dierenambulance-amsterdam.nl.

From 12:00: Koos Kneus Poppentheater (Iepenplein 40)
The puppet theatre hosts a family performance about a hare and a rabbit. Kids can immerse themselves in the characters via face painting, costumes and nibbling on carrots.
Performances at 12:00; 13:00; and 14:00. Price: 5 euros.


12:00 – 14:00: Running IJburg (IJburglaan 434)
Learn about running technique, efficient breathing and injury prevention, with a dedicated trainer from Team 10 telling you all you need to know to get the most out of running - from the warm-up to cool-down.
Register by emailing jitske@team10.nl.
Language no problem.
 

12:00 – 14:00: The Thinking Hut (Mauritskade 55c)
Looking for an inspiring, creative place to work? Today some of the creative members of The Thinking Hut will tell you more about this project. Of course, you can also just admire how this old Amstel Beer stable was transformed into a space for creative entrepreneurs.
Register by emailing Isaac@thethinkinghut.com.
Language no problem.


From 12:00: Restaurant De Kas (Kamerlingh Onneslaan 3)
This restaurant, which grows its own produce in a garden and greenhouse, has an exceptional reputation. This weekend, during special tours, the chef and gardener share their culinary secrets – and a snack.
Tours at 12:00; 13:00; 14:00; 15:00; and 16:00.
Register by emailing info@restaurantdekas.nl.
Language no problem.


From 12:00: Roeicentrum Berlagebrug (Weesperzijde 1094)
Rowing in Amsterdam is a special sporting experience and this rowing centre will offer introductory classes that take you along the Amstel past Hortus Botanicus and Artis. Naturally a qualified rowing instructor will be on each boat.
Register by emailing roeicentrum@oost.amsterdam.nl. Price: 12.50 euros (pre-registered) / 15 euros (on the day).
Language no problem.


From 12:00 – 24 hours long: Swinging from trees (Kastanjeplein 2 and 3)
You can swing from the branches of the Kastanjeplein’s enormous chestnut trees on a variety of original, crazy, large and small swings.
For more information visit www.handmade-heaven.nl.

12:00 – 16:00: University Sports Centre Universum (Science Park 306)
Fitness and games for the kids, including obstacle course and large games of tag.
Price: 6 euros.
More information on the UvA website.


12:00 – 17:30: Stichting Schaakschool Indische Buurt (Sumatraplantsoen)
Whether you’re an old hand or new to chess, this chess school aims to show the fun side of the game today.
Register by emailing mustaphajarmouni@hotmail.com.


12:00 – 17:00: MK24 (Mauritskade 24)
Take a look behind the scenes at MK24 art school. Visit their exhibition or participate in a drawing, painting or sculpting workshop. There is also a children’s studio and photography workshop for kids.
Register by emailing info@mk24.nl.
Workshops: 12:00 – 13:00; 14:00 – 15:00; and 16:00 – 17:00
Price: 3 euros per workshop

12:00 – 17:00: Vintage Market (Javaplein)
A trip back in time around the old Badhuis. Find unique and affordable furniture from the fifties and sixties, vintage lamps, dishes, clothes, records, books and art. Hosted by Jansen Vintage.
For more information, visit the Vintage Market Facebook page.
Language no problem.


12:00 – 17:00: Green fingers at Speeltuin Frankendael (Fizeaustraat 37)
Amsteldorp Actief and Speeltuin Frankendael are organising a ‘green’ weekend. Plant flowers, swap seeds and learn about the importance of bees from a dedicated beekeeper.


12:00 – 18:00: Stichting Beehive Cruqius (Cruqiusweg 79b)
Take a look behind the scenes of this creative workspot, which is an old warehouse full of shipping containers transformed into artist studios. There will also be art workshops for the kids.
Language no problem.

12:00 – 18:00: De Kraal (Laing's Nekstraat 44)
Ateliers LN 44 are organising this Open Studios weekend. Take the opportunity to view drawings, paintings and other artworks by local artists, as well as have a chat with the participating artists.
Language no problem.


12:00 – 19:00: Hotel Arena exhibition ('s-Gravesandestraat 51)
Admire the best entries of the ‘I Love Oosterpark’ photo contest. Naturally the Jan Wolkers sculpture, duck-feeding place and green jogging routes will be represented.
Language no problem.


From 12:00: Gassan Diamonds (Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 173-175)
Amsterdam is renowned for being a ‘City of Diamonds’ and during free tours of Gassan Diamonds (throughout the day), you can learn all about carats, colours, clarity and cuts, as well as the broader history of Amsterdam and diamonds. For more information see www.gassan.com.
Language no problem.


12:00 – 20:00: Mediamatic Fabriek (Van Gendthallen, VOC-kade 10-12)
Take a tour of the project ‘Freezing Favela’, a homebrew pop-up town that features a toasty factory, sauna, vodka distillery and hummus restaurant. Visitors this weekend can also enjoy vodka-making, cute ponics and sample food from the Mediamatic farm.
Price: 5 euros (or free with Mediamatic membership card).
More information on Mediamatic website.
Language no problem.


12:00 – 22:00: Spring party at Carla’s (Middenweg 34)
Stop by and celebrate spring! Carla is putting on a diverse day-long programme with live music, foot and shoulder massages and plenty of fashion.
For more information, visit www.carlavoorvrouwelijkemode.nl (in Dutch)

12:00 – 22:00: Haak-In recycling experiences (Molukkenstraat 68-70)
What comes next for plastic bags? At this recycling gallery anything is seemingly possible, including scarves, handbags and everyday utensils. Find out how it happens. There’s no entry price, but do take along a coloured plastic bag of your own.
Register by emailing corrievanhuisstede@gmail.com (before 22 March).
Language no problem.


From 12:00 (full 24 hours): Outline (Oetwalerstraat 73)
A strange and hallucinatory 24H performance. A sitcom hosted by a freak, there’s a host of performances by local poets, artists and musicians.
Language no problem.


From 13:00: ARCAM film screenings (Prins Hendrikkade 600)
On the southern bank of the River IJ there’s now a great deal of space for living, work and culture, but this redevelopment was a huge project. The film ‘The Rediscovery of the IJ’ (De herontdekking van het IJ) visually presents these changes since 1987.
Film screenings at 13:00; 14:00; 15:00; and 16:00.


13:00 – 13:45: Studio/theatre beside playground Gerardus Majella (Tidorestraat 172)
Especially for kids aged 3-10, Dansproducties Angoramuis is hosting musical workshops, costumes, make-up and acting workshops, culminating the performance of a short play.
Register by emailing angora@angoramuis.com or between 12:30 – 12:45 at the location.
Language no problem.


From 13:00: Artis Bibliotheek tours (Plantage Middenlaan 45)
Learn all about this historic library building and its contents, maintained by the University of Amsterdam. During special presentations you can view key pieces from the collection, including books, letters and watercolour paintings.
Presentations at 13:00; 14:00; and 15:00.
Register by emailing j.mulder1@uva.nl (before 23 March).


From 13:00: University Sports Centre Universum (Science Park 306)
The Noble Art organises boxing clinics for 12 to 18 year olds, with trained coaches offering tips on the intricacies of the tactical sport.
Clinics from 13:00 -14:00; 14:00 - 15:00; 15:00 - 16:00 and 16:00 - 17:00. Register by emailing the.noble.art@hotmail.com (before 21 March). More information on the UvA website.
Language no problem.


13:00 – 15:00: Scheepvaartmuseum (National Maritime Museum, Kattenburgerplein 1)
Come and meet the brand new mascot of Dutch East India Company ship Amsterdam! An adventurous rat will guide you through a variety of activities like hoisting cargo, crawling through the hold and shooting off canons. Have you face painted and take pictures with the mascot, too.
Price: 5 euros when you show your 24H flyer
For more information visit www.hetscheepvaartmuseum.nl.


13:30 – 15:00: KIT Library tour (Mauritskade 63)
A special tour of the Royal Tropical Institute's library, exploring artefacts that stretch around the world from east to west.
CANCELLED


14:00 – 15:00: Hermitage Amsterdam lecture (Amstel 51)
This lecture in the auditorium will help you form a vivid picture of St. Petersburg, with special attention on the greats of Russian literature and travel texts.
Participants of 24H Oost receive a 20% discount on museum entrance costs.
In Dutch only.
 


14:00 – 15:00: Running event (Muziektent, Oosterpark)
Hardlopen Amsterdam hosts a dedicated running clinic. Learn how to improve your technique, speed and comfort.
Price: 3 euros
Register by emailing
hardlopenamsterdam@gmail.com.
Language no problem.
 

14:00 – 16:00: Atelier Bruno Filho (Zuider IJdijk 26)
The Brazilian artist Bruno Filho leads artistic workshops. Try your hand at papier-mâché sculpture or painting on canvas. The theme of the day is ‘free and happy Amsterdam, summer 2013’.
Register by emailing brupe@telfort (before 20 March)
. Price: 25 euros.


From 14:00: Tour departing Muziektent (Oosterpark)
The Oosterpark is full of many special artworks and monuments but do you know their history? Herman van Gessel of the Royal Tropical Institute leads a group around the great works of Dutch artist Jan Wolkers.
Departures at 14:00 and 15:30
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From 14:00: Boat trip by Rederij de Nederlanden (Nijlpaardenbrug, Entrepotdok)
A literary boat tour around the canals and islands of Oost.
Departures at 14:00 and 16:00. Register via www.denederlanden.com  (before 23 March). Price: 17.50 euros (including welcome drink).
 


From 14:00: Stichting Accu at Muiderkerk (Lineausstraat 37)
During the workshop ‘World Citizens’, young kids (6 to 12 years) can dress up and try out instruments and articles that bring the flavour of the East to Amsterdam Oost. They can then take part in a parade through the Dapperbuurt.

From 14:00: De Verhalenwinkel in Bagels & Beans (Ruyschstraat 52)
De Verhalenwinkel presents special stories from Amsterdam Oost. Do you want to learn how to spin a good yarn? Story specialist Anne van Delft and Peet van Duijnhoven offer professional advice.
Sessions at 14:00; and 15:15. Register by emailing verhalenwinkel@xs4all.nl (by 20 March).


14:00 – 21:00: Mini Street Art Festival (Hotel Casa 400, Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4)
During the Mini Street Art Festival there will be an exhibition of street art, live music and marketplace. There are also live art demonstrations and until 16:30 there are also workshops for kids.
Register for workshops by emailing anne@casa400.nl.


15:00 – 16:00: Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ (Piet Heinkade 1)
Entertainment for the full family. Kids from 7 years and up can make a playful racket in Muziekgebouw’s Sound Playground.


15:00 – 16:00 and 17:30 - 18:30: Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ and Bimhuis (Piet Heinkade 1 -3)
Take in a tour of the concert hall and the adjoining Bimhuis.

15:00 – 16:30: Lloyd Hotel & Culturele Ambassade kids' workshop (Oostelijke Handelskade 34)
A cupcake baking workshop for kids.
Register by emailing cultureleambassade@lloydhotel.com.


From 15:00: Nederlands Uitvaart Museum Tot Zover (Kruislaan 124)
Guus Sluiter, the museum director of the Dutch Funeral Museum, gives a guided tour of the exhibition ‘Dichters van dienst – over de eenzame uitvaart’.
Guided tours at 15:00; and 16:00.


15:00 – 17:00: Het Juridisch Spreekuur (Molukkenstraat 147)
Got a legal matter on your mind? Speak with an expert during this take on a speed dating session. Receive advice, a referral to a lawyer, or follow-up appointment.


15:00 – 17:30: University Sports Centre Universum (Science Park 306)
Kids up to the age of 16 years can try out their skills on the climbing wall with help from experts.
More information on the UvA website.


16:00 – 17:00: Hortus Botanicus concert (Plantage Middenlaan 2A)
The long-running Dutch rock band The Nits perform some of their hits in one of Amsterdam’s most magnificent gardens.
Price: 8.50 euros.


From 16:00: De Appel tour and entertainment (Prins Hendrikkade 142)
Artist Jasper Krabbé leads a guided tour of the exhibitions of Dirk Braeckman and Zarina Bhimji. In the basement of the arts centre there’s live music, a film screening and food and drink (until 23:45).
FULLY BOOKED (reservations will no longer be accepted)


16:00 – 19:00: Galerie Pien Rademakers (KNSM-Laan 291)
Ingrid Baars photographed African sculptures and masks, top models and works by talented fashion designers. Check out her new exhibition ‘Part Two’ while enjoying a drink and some fitting music.


16:30 – 01:00: Dance workshops in De Kompaszaal (KNSM-Laan 311)
Before there was rock ’n’ roll there was big bands and the Lindyhop. Today you can take park in Lindyhop dance workshops to ensure you have the basics down, and later on you can see how the experts do it in the Lindyhop group marathon.
Workshops at 16:30 and 20:30; performance at 19:00.
Register by emailing info@kompaszaal.nl (before 22 March).


17:00 – 17:30: Hotel Arena tour ('s-Gravesandestraat 51)
From a women’s care home to quality cultural hotel accommodation with Dutch Design rooms, club nights and a bustling terrace. Learn about the rich history of this building in a special tour.
Register by emailing events@hotelarena.nl.


17:00 – 18:00: Muiderpoorttheater performances (Tweede van Swindenstraat 26)
Always wanted to shine on stage? Go for it during the ‘U’r Stage’, an open stage event that invites young people to collaborate with a director and choreographer to create a performance piece.
Register by emailing info@muiderpoorttheater.nl (before 22 March). Price: 7.50 euros (for participants); 5 euros (for viewing public).


17:00 – 19:00: Dutch Resistance Museum tour (Plantage Kerklaan 61A)
Hidden in the courtyard behind this memorable museum is a brand new development: the new children’s wing. Explore the existing museum and grab a peak at its extension, which is due to open in October.


17:30 – 18:30: Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ tour (Piet Heinkade 1)
Take a tour of this modern concert hall on the bank of the River IJ. Also included is the adjoining jazz hall, the Bimhuis.


17:30 – 22:30: Hotel Arena dining ('s-Gravesandestraat 51)
Reserve a spot and tuck into a special three-course dinner made with delicious products sourced from Amsterdam Oost.
Reserve by emailing events@hotelarena.nl. Price: 33.50 euros (per person).
Language no problem.


18:00 – 23:30: University Sports Centre Universum (Science Park 306)
Are you ready for a Saturday night workout? But this won’t be any old gym class, as this Fitness Disco comes with a real DJ and a party spirit.
More information on the UvA website.


18:00 – 00:00: Total Active Media (Pedro de Medinalaan 9)
The office space of Total Indentity in IJburg caters for lectures, workshops and discussions about Amsterdam’s identity and creative industry, from graphic design to communication. What connects us and what do we leave behind in this world?
Register by emailing marts@totalactivemedia.nl (by 22 March).
Language no problem.


18:00 - 23:45: Moes restaurant & café (Prins Hendrikkade 142 sous)
BLACK and WHITE night with live music and a film.
18:00 - 21:00: Play it again Cesar: Cesar Latorre plays the piano while you enjoy a four-course black and white dinner.
22:00 - 23:45: Play it again Sam: Screening of Casablanca in the Chambre Separée.
Dress code: black and/or white
For more information and reservations, email reserveren@totmoes.nl.
Language no problem.


19:00 – 20:00: De Appel tour and entertainment (Prins Hendrikkade 142)
De Appel’s director Ann Demeester leads a guided tour of the exhibitions of Dirk Braeckman and Zarina Bhimji.
Register for tour by emailing reservation@deappel.nl


19:00 – 23:30: University Sports Centre Universum (Science Park 306)
Join a spinning class and watch a sports film or documentary while working up a sweat.
More information on the UvA website.


19:00 – 00:00: University Sports Centre Universum (Science Park 306)
Put your best foot forward in this dance marathon, where you'll be introduced to a variety of dance styles.
More information on the UvA website.


20:00 – 22:00: Brainstorming at Brainstormbureau (Eikenweg 66)
How can you be creative and come up with original ideas? Seek inspiration from videos, art and tips of the Brainstormbureau.
Register by emailing robert@robertpennekamp.nl (before 23 March).


20:00 – 22:00: Transvaal without walls (starts at café of Hotel Casa 400, Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4)
Drink tea in the mosque, meet local business owners, enjoy the fresh flavours from the local neighbourhood garden and see the transformation planned for the Krugerplein. The tour is organised by Transvaal Museum Zonder Muren.
Register by emailing museumzondermuren@gmail.com.
Price: free (donations welcome)


From 20:00: Canoe trip (starts at Camping Zeeburg, Zuider IJdijk 20)
A canoe trip by starlight. The tour begins at the Zuider IJdijk and heads off in the direction of Diemerpark.
Tours at 20:00; 22:00; and midnight. Register by emailing info@campingzeeburg.nl (before 23 March).
Language no problem.
 


20:00 – 22:00: Screening at Mustafa’s Koffiehuis (Javastraat 111)
Discussion about Italian immigrants in Amsterdam Oost, including excerpts from Giovanni Massaro's documentary ‘Nieuw in Amsterdam-Oost’. Giovanni’s father bought an ice cream shop in the Sumatrastraat in 1960. Annemarie de Wildt (director of the Amsterdam Museum) and Daniela Tasca, coordinator of 1001 Italians will offer historical context.
Register by emailing rsvp@amsterdammuseum.nl (with the subject ‘Nieuw in Amsterdam-Oost’).


20:00 – 23:00: Lloyd Hotel & Culturele Ambassade (Oostelijke Handelskade 34)
Readings by Hanna Bervoets, Jan Donkers, Henk Rijks, Philip Snijder and other authors in one of the hotel rooms.


20:00 – 23:00: Lloyd Hotel & Culturele Ambassade (Oostelijke Handelskade 34)
A sneak preview of the TV series concept ‘De Kamermeisjes van het Lloyd’. Guests include Karin Giphart, Tamar Tieleman, Tes op den Dries, Bas Sligting, Jessica Zeylmaker and Michelle Courtens, plus there’s a peak behind the scenes with music, interviews and an exhibition.


20:00 – 01:00: Music Matrix at MuzyQ (Atlantisplein 1)
Check out a host of musical talents in the practice rooms of Music Matrix. You can also speak to experts about music lessons, sound advice and coaching. 


20:00 – 02:30: Puerto Pata Negra (Oostelijke Handelskade 999)
Coconuts #2: Garage & Rock ’n Roll evening in a Spanish restaurant overlooking the IJ River.

20:15 – 21:30: Krugerplein experiment
Take part in an urban technology experiment by exploring the potential of augmented reality with your smart phone.

20:15 – 21:30: Badhuistheater performances (Boerhaaveplein 28)
Anything goes in the ‘Historical Incorrect Hobby Evening’. Actors, musicians, writers and actors play out scenes, sing songs or recite poems. The starting point for these turns is Bertolt Brecht and Sean O'Casey.
Price: 5 euros.


From 20:30: Bimhuis (Piet Heinkade 1-3)
The acclaimed Dutch sextet The Houdini’s puts a modern spin on jazz and hard bop. After 25 years, they're still bursting with energy.
24H price: 12 euros (regular price: 18 euros) 
For more information www.bimhuis.nl

20:30 – 23:00: Nowhere (Madurastraat 90)
During this ‘Lyrical Night’, Akwasi (from Zwart Licht) and Zanillya (the first female MC to win the ‘Grote Prijs van Nederland 2011’) will perform a brief showcase of numbers that have inspired them as artists. A selection of promising young singers, poets and rappers will also get the chance to prove themselves with a live backing band featuring musicians from the bands of Dio and Gers Pardoei. Come see the pop, hip-hop and R&B stars of the future.
More information: www.nowhere.nl


20:30: Vrijburcht theatre (J.O. Vaillantlaan 155)
Enjoy special performances by a variety of artists from Vrijburcht’s renowned open stage, including poets, dancers and musicians of all ages.
Price: 5 euros
Register by emailing theater@vrijburcht.com.
For more information visit www.theatervrijburcht.nl
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20:40 – 23:00: Jaap Edenhal IJsbaan (Radioweg 64)
Ice, Ice, baby! It's an ice disco at the famous ice rink. There is capacity for 500 participants. Please note: Speed skates aren't allowed, but gloves are required.
Price: 5.90 euros.
More information at www.jaapeden.nl. 


From 21:00: Caffe Milo (Linaeusstraat 71)
East got Soul and you betta enjoy it! Stop by get down to the sounds of soul music. DJ Silvester will get you swinging to soul, funk, Afrobeat, boogaloo and hip-hop.
More information is available on their Facebook page.

From 21:00: Camping Zeeburg party (Zuider IJdijk 20)
A fun dance party with a gnome theme, with music, dancing, tastings and maybe a bit of face painting.
Language no problem.

21:30 – 22:00: Canvas op de 7e tour (Wibautstraat 150)
A short tour and presentation in the basement of the Volkskrantgebouw building, also offering a snapshot idea of the future of the building.
Register by emailing alex@canvas7.nl (by 23 March).


22:00 – 01:00: Nature night walk (from Camping Zeeburg, Zuider IJdijk 20)
A stargazing nature trip in collaboration with the Volksterrenwacht Amsterdam (VSA).
Register by emailing info@campingzeeburg.nl (before 23 March).

Language no problem.


22:00 – 03:00: Canvas op de 7e party (Wibautstraat 150)
An international-themed dance party showcasing hip-hop, moombahton, electro and dubstep tunes from around the globe. With DJs Denver and Makina.
Price: 8 euros.
Language no problem.


22:00 – 04:00: Hotel Arena party ('s-Gravesandestraat 51)
A fun dance party with a good cause. Stichting Monkey Business celebrates its 10th birthday with proceeds helping to save the orang-utans of Borneo and Sumatra.
Price: 12.50 euros / 10 euros (advance)
Language no problem.


22:30 – 01:00: Royal Theater Carré (Amstel 115)
This evening the Ashton Brothers close their Dutch theatre tour with another grand cabaret performance in Carré. Celebrate after the show by heading to the afterparty in Carré.
For for more information on ticket sales see www.carre.nl.
Language no problem.


23:00 – 00:00: Lloyd Hotel & Culturele Ambassade night tour (Oostelijke Handelskade 34)
Walk by flashlight and discover the most special corners of this building, which previously served as a youth prison and art storage centre before being transformed into a hotel.


23:00 – 00:30: Vrijburcht Theater (J.O. Vaillantlaan 155)
Transport yourself to sunny Italy by taking in a screening of Woody Allen’s recent comedy To Rome With Love.
Reserve by phoning 020-416 5005.


23:00 – 07:00: Trouw Amsterdam party (Wibautstraat 127)
Dance the night away at club evening SWTBOX. Techno and electro tunes are provided by DJs Aril Brikha, Kompakt, Transmat, Stockholm and Nuno Dos Santos.
Price: 15 euros / 8 euros (before midnight)
Language no problem.


00:00 – 02:00: Night dining at Trouw Amsterdam (Wibautstraat 127)
During a special night dinner, Trouw Amsterdam showcases what 24-hour culture can potentially bring to the city. The Chef at Trouw serves small but exciting vegetarian dishes to those who need a break from partying.
Reserve by emailing info@trouwamsterdam.nl. Price: 40 euros (including wine and admission to the club).


01:00 – 01:45: Jeugdland horror tour (Valentijnkade 131)
Take a late-night walk in Jeugdland, the nature playground at Flevopark, and hear real-world horror stories (naturally for adults).
Register at the building in the park.
Make a reservation via www.nowhere.nl and fill in the form.


Sunday 24 March


07:00 – 12:00: Lloyd Hotel & Culturele Ambassade (Oostelijke Handelskade 34)
Especially for 24H Oost, the hotel is offering a selection of tasty eats and drinks to start your day, including a breakfast buffet.
Prices start at 2.50 euros.
Language no problem.


08:00 – 10:00: Artis Royal Zoo breakfast (Plantage Kerklaan 40)
It’s not every day that you get to shake off the shackles of sleep by having breakfast in Artis, but today, in the flamingo conservatory you can do just that. It’s also a great opportunity to experience the morning rituals that take place in the zoo.
SOLD OUT


From 09:00: University Sports Centre Universum (Science Park 306)
Kids can start their Sunday with a brisk game of squash.
Available times at 09:00 - 10.00, 10.00 - 11:00 and 11.00 - 12.00.
Price 5 euros inclusive breakfast.
More information on the UvA website.


09:00 – 10:30: University Sports Centre Universum (Science Park 306)
Get prepped for a healthy day with the entire family. Take part in a meditative yoga session, or, if you’re feeling more hardcore, a bootcamp or group fitness class. For 5 euros you can also enjoy a sporty breakfast.
More information on the UvA website.


From 09:00: Gassan Diamonds (Nieuwe Uilenburgerstraat 173-175)
Amsterdam is renowned for being a ‘City of Diamonds’ and during free tours of Gassan Diamonds (throughout the day), you can learn all about carats, colours, clarity and cuts, as well as the broader history of Amsterdam and diamonds. For more information see www.gassan.com.
Language no problem.


From 09:00: Food Film Festival at Studio/K (Timorplein 62)
During the Food Film Festival you can learn about the world of food in the broadest possible sense. As well as the film screenings there are food workshops, a quiz and a fantastic food market that invites farmers, caterers, bakers and other producers to show off their products and tell their story.
Some elements free; see www.foodfilmfestival.nl for programming.
Language no problem.


09:00 – 12:00: CBK Amsterdam (Oranje Vrijstaatkade 71)
Wake up to a delicious breakfast and from 10:00 enjoy a jazz concert by the Dominic J. Marshall trio as well as a contemporary photo exhibition. If you’re feeling particularly crafty you can also participate in a workshop to create your own tile with a proverb painted onto it (starts at 10:30).


09:00 – 12:00: Hotel Arena ('s-Gravesandestraat 51)
Admire the best entries of the ‘I Love Oosterpark’ photo contest. Naturally the Jan Wolkers sculpture, duck-feeding place and green jogging routes will be represented.
Language no problem.


09:30 – 12:00: Roeicentrum Berlagebrug (Weesperzijde 1094)
Rowing in Amsterdam is a special sporting experience and this rowing centre will offer introductory classes that take you along the Amstel past Hortus Botanicus and Artis. Naturally a qualified rowing instructor will be on each boat.
Register by emailing roeicentrum@oost.amsterdam.nl. Price: 12.50 euros (pre-registered) / 15 euros (on the day).
Language no problem.


From 10:00: Amsterdam Heritage Days
In this first 2013 edition of Amsterdam Heritage Days, the focus is on the birth and rapid growth of Amsterdam’s canals, and the 17th-century architecture, interiors and lifestyles that emerged with them. Explore important buildings, monuments and private homes.
Visit the Open Heritage Days page for additional programme information.
Language no problem.


10:00 – 11:30: Boat trip by Rederij de Nederlanden (Nijlpaardenbrug, Entrepotdok)
A literary boat tour around the canals and islands of Oost.
Register via www.denederlanden.com (before 23 March). Price: 17.50 euros (including welcome drink).


10:00 – 12:00: Brainstorming at Brainstormbureau (Eikenweg 66)
How can you be creative and come up with original ideas? Seek inspiration from videos, art and tips of the Brainstormbureau.
Register by emailing robert@robertpennekamp.nl (before 23 March).


10:00 – 12:00: Portuguese Synagogue tours (Meester Visserplein 3)
Explore this historic synagogue, completed in 1675. Part of Amsterdam Heritage Days, you can take a tour of the old Jewish library or walk through the Jewish Cultural Quarter (both from 11:00 – 12:00).

10:00 – 12:00: Huize Frankendael (Middenweg 72)
Enjoy breakfast amidst the art exhibition of Nels Aerts. Naturally you can also explore the art outdoors and there’s a special tour organised by the Frankendael Foundation at 11:00).
Register by emailing lisa@frankendaelfoundation.nl.


10:00 – 12:00: Street Art brunch (Hotel Casa 400, Eerste Ringdijkstraat 4)
Sweet eats and tasty drinks for all ages, while local artists from Amsterdam Street Art create live art and collaborate with guests.
Register by emailing anne@casa400.nl (before 21 March). Price: 10 euros (adults) / 5 euros (children).
Language no problem.


10:00 – 12:00: Natuurlijk Drieburg (Drieburgpad)
Become one with nature and build a protective hedge from branches and twigs that can be used as protection by birds, small mammals and insects.
Language no problem.


10:30 – 11:00: Hotel Arena tour ('s-Gravesandestraat 51)
From a women’s care home to quality cultural hotel accommodation with Dutch Design rooms, club nights and a bustling terrace. Learn about the rich history of this building in a special tour.
Register by emailing events@hotelarena.nl.


10:30 – 12:00: Meerzicht (Middenweg 398)
A storytelling walk through the Betondorp neighbourhood.
Register by emailing rsvp@amsterdammuseum.nl  (before 21 March, with the subject: ‘Verhalenwandeling 24H’).


10:30 – 12:00: CBK Amsterdam (Oranje Vrijstaatkade 71)
Be playful with language and proverbs and make your mark with an imaginative tile.


11:00 – 12:00: Tropenmuseum tour (Mauritskade 63)
Dive head first into a world of diverse cultures and Dutch colonial history. These tours of the Tropenmuseum take you past special murals, statues and ornaments. After the tour is over, you can visit the rest of the museum on your own for free.
FULLY BOOKED (reservations will no longer be accepted)


11:00 – 12:00: Hotel Arena ('s-Gravesandestraat 51)
Chow down on an anti-hangover brunch at this renowned nightclub/hotel/restaurant.
Price: 18.50 euros.


11:00 – 12:00: The Thinking Hut (Mauritskade 55c)
Looking for an inspiring, creative place to work? Today some of the creative members of The Thinking Hut will tell you more about this project. Of course, you can also just admire how this old Amstel Beer stable was transformed into a space for creative entrepreneurs.
Register by emailing Isaac@thethinkinghut.com.
Language no problem.


11:00 – 12:00: VitaalBoost (Oosterpark)
Sort out your fitness with an hour of ‘boost training’. You can also pick up tips for a healthy lifestyle.
Price: 4 euros.
Register until 22 March by email info@vitaalklaar.nl.


11:00 – 12:00: Pleintheater (Sajetplein 39)
If you missed the Saturday performance, you can still catch an excerpt from the ‘X-show’ while you enjoy a generous brunch buffet. Storyteller Anne van Delft and oud player Karim Eharruyen bring the Indian fables from the book Panchatantra to life. (Performance in Dutch)
Register by emailing
reserveren@pleintheater.nl (before 22 March).
Price: 15 euros.


11:00 – 12:00: De Verhalenwinkel (Tweede Boerhaavestraat 49)
See the neighbourhood through new ideas. During this short walking tour, writing expert Peet van Duijnhoven dishes out writing projects and invites you to create short texts. Previous writing experience is not required.
Register by emailing verhalenwinkel@xs4all.nl (by 20 March).


11:00 - 12:00: Vrijburcht theatre (J.O. Vaillantlaan 155) 
Danie's mad pet shop: A special marionette peformance for toddlers by Janet Cratchley.
Price: 7.50 euros
For more information visit www.theatervrijburcht.nl.


From 11:00: Pure Markt (Oosterpark)
Enjoy quality food and drinks at this renowned ecological market that promotes sustainable products.
Language no problem.


Want to experience even more Amsterdam Oost? Then visit inoost.metmik.nl!