Street art hits the museum
The name of this new museum in Amsterdam’s vibrant NDSM district gives the game away. Devoted to street art, STRAAT showcases the work of local and international street artists in a massive new space dedicated to the medium. See 153 works by a staggering 143 different artists including A Squid called Sebastian, Brigada Ramona Parra and Daan Rietbergen.
Until 30 June 2021 // STRAAT
ADE goes online
It’s the biggest electronic music festival in our fine world, and in normal circumstances it would have Amsterdam dancing. While 2020’s programme is smaller than previous years, the crew at ADE have put together a free virtual experience featuring music, art, film, studio tours, masterclasses and more. Participating artists include Bloody Mary, Carl Cox, DJ Marcelle, Jacco Gardner, Kim Booth, Pan-Pot and Speedy J.
Until 25 October 2020 // Amsterdam Dance Event
Dinner with a view
If you have ever wanted to dine while spinning around, then you’re in luck. Joris Bijdendijk of RIJKS® will be serving his favourite dishes at Smakenrad, a restaurant in a Ferris wheel at RAI Amsterdam. Take in a stunning view of the city as you rotate up high sampling tasty morsels in heated gondolas for up to five people from the same household. Don’t waste time before booking your spot as this is sure to sell out fast.
Until 3 January 2021 // Smakenrad (in Dutch)
Home is where the heart is
With everyone staying at home more than we thought possible this year, maybe it’s time to visit an interiors fair for tips and ideas about sprucing up your home! Taking place throughout October, WT Wonen & Design Beurs is the place to discover the latest trends in interiors with more than 300 exhibitors taking part.
Until 31 October // Amsterdam RAI
Enjoy a public art walk in Amsterdam
Autumn weather is perfect for exploring Amsterdam’s impressive selection of artworks in the public domain. Back in 2018, a number of the city’s cultural institutions joined forces to launch Public Art. Amsterdam. The website offers self-directed tours that take you to various works that live in public. Don’t miss our article about where to see art outdoors, either.
Fri-Sun // Various locations
Online events and more
Looking for extra entertainment? Here are a few bonus ideas to fill your weekend:
- Pakhuis de Zwijger is hosting a programme of English events online.
- Mezrab’s popular storytelling evenings take place every Friday on Facebook from 20:00.
- Check out our roundup of photography exhibitions in the city.
- Wander the streets taking in outdoor artwork.
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