Quality time

While many of these activities are fun to do by yourself, when done together with your other half it will really be a night to remember. Saturday 15 September has more than enough excitement on offer. Together with your partner you could watch a movie in a subway tunnel, prepare cocktails like a pro, salsa dance, or puzzle your way out of an escape room.

Metro movies

The Gaasperdammer Tunnel is still under construction and normally off-limits to curious visitors. But for one weekend only – 24H Zuidoost – the tunnel will be transformed into a cinema and open its doors to the public. Films such as ‘Captain Fantastic’ and ‘Straight Outta Compton’, and a documentary about the Kleiburg artist colony in Zuidoost will grace the big screen. While you’re at it, treat yourself to delicious snacks, drinks and a whole range of other performances.

12:00-23:00 | Gaasperdammer Tunnel

Cocktail Workshop

If the way to a (wo)man’s heart really is through the stomach, put those magic fingers to work and transform yourself into a bartender extraordinaire. During this workshop you’ll learn how to prepare an irresistible cocktail that will leave your lover eating out of your hand. And it goes without saying that you’ll also be able to enjoy a tipple yourself – our little secret.

And if you’re ready for a toast, visit GLLRY ZOH for art & cocktails (14:00-22:00).

16:00-16:45, 17:00-17:45 and 18:00-18:45 | EBS Amsterdam, Paasheuvelweg 34H | €5

Dancing at the Kizomba Social XL

Have you got the moves that turn heads, or could your two left feet secretly benefit from a bit of help? Then head to No Limit, where you and your partner will experience an evening of dance workshops, ranging from salsa and semba to kizomba. And once you’ve mastered the tricks of the trade, allow yourself to be lured onto the dancefloor by DJs and live performances where you can dance until the early hours.

19:00-02:00 | No Limit, Geldershoofd 80 | €2.50

Golf in the Bijlmer

From total beginners to seasoned pros, à la Tiger Woods, during 24H Zuidoost the golf course, located between the Kruitberg flats, is open to all. Whether you make a lasting impression on your date with a hole-in-one, or really don’t know one end of the club from the other, a fun day out is guaranteed.

15:00-18:00 | Stichting K-Zone Sports, Kruitberg 3016

Writing and reciting poetry

Romantic souls eat your heart out. Put pen to paper under the watchful eye of prize-winning Iranian poet, Sholeh Rezazadeh and the result is sure to get your true love’s heart racing.

11:00-14:00 and 19:00-22:00 | Sholeh Rezazadeh, Kleiburg 16B | Register | €5

Escape from the towers

The Holiday Inn’s giant towers have been reserved for thrill-seeking lovebirds and adventurous couples. The hotel hides an escape room full of complex riddles. Escape is only possible once you’ve cracked the codes (and your brain) – experience the thrill for yourself.

14:30-15:15 and 16:30-17:15 | Holiday Inn, Arena Towers, Hoogoorddreef 66 | Register

Surinamese party: Bigi Poku Lounge

A trip to Paramaribo is closer than you think, and you don’t even have to clear customs! This sunny city has been brought to you by the Bigi Poku Lounge, located in the heart of Bijlmer East! During 24H Zuidoost, the party gets going early in the evening with a Surinamese market and a selection of kaseko and kawina bands. After sampling some of the tastiest Surinamese food, drag your (dance) partner onto the dancefloor and burn off the calories together. This is sure to be a night to remember.

18:00-01:00 | Bonte Kraai, Kraaiennest 68

Nature lovers? Take a heavenly stroll through the great outdoors together during 24H Zuidoost.