Edelwise Christmas Drink Show

Ring the festive season in with EdelWise’s supercharged Christmas drink show. It has everything you could possibly want: from quizzes to live music, madcap competitions that will have you and your friends bring out their competitiveness, to karaoke and prizes followed by a closing DJ session to really get your party on. The show must go on!

EdelWise | Friday, 26 November |  Postjesweg 1

This is not a circus

Theater Bellevue and TENT are bringing a new circus festival into town! Dedicated to new inventive circus skills and performances, it’s here to leave your old conceptions of circus arts in the dust. The festival unites everything from movement to theatre, visual arts and drag, to bring you this vision of contemporary circus. In Surface, the acrobatic quartet Familiar Faces will explore the intricacies of balancing over a water-covered stage, while House of Circus will plunge you into a world of drag arts, circus and music.

This is not a circus | 26-28 November | Theater Bellevue, Leidsekade 90


Museumplein ice village Amsterdam Rijksmuseum  It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Cue the lights, snow cannons, wooden chalets and mulled wine, and get among the shiny ice and twinkly lights for a skating session at one of these iconic spots in Amsterdam:
  • Ice*Amsterdam is back at the Museumplein. Book your tickets here.
  • IJsbaan Rembrandtplein is waiting for you. Book tickets here
  • Jaap Eden Ijsbaan, the 400m track in Watergraafsmeer is for more serious skaters who don’t need to hold on to the sides. Book your tickets here

Search the music guide or cultural agenda for more events.



Fashion illustration and portraiture is blossoming at the Atelier K84 this weekend, all created with ink. Renowned artists Sjoukje Bierma and Margot van Huijkelom will both be available at the exhibition to shed some context on their greyscale works filled with elegance and poetry. Expect an exploration of the duality in every person, reality and beauty intermingled.

INK |19 November - 15 January | Atelier K84,  Keizersgracht 84h

Listening out of the window

Step into the Orchid and the Wasp show space container to discover designer and media artist Kirsten Spruit’s hybrid installation and explore her work on the website Using audio and visual means, it explores the dualities of information (overload), (non)productivity and (spending) time.   

Listening out of the window | 27 November, 14:00 to 19:00 | NDSM-FUSE Wunderkammer, The Orchid and the Wasp, NDSM-Plein 29

See the exhibition guide for the most recommended shows in town


Super Lyan

The venerable Super Lyan delights once again with a new cocktail menu to brighten the autumn greyness. How about a journey to the tropics? You won’t have to go far at all, not with cocktails inspired by The Savoy Cocktail Book. It’s the 1930’s come alive and filled with new takes and old classics such as a Sidecar and a Harvey Wallbanger.  

Super Lyan, Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 3

Capital Kitchen

Capital Kitchen is new in town and ready to impress with locally sourced ingredients and fresh and inventive pairings to tickle your taste buds. Their mission is clear: to unite food, art, and local stories all in one space. As far as their menu, start with a croquet from the famous Patisserie Hotkamp and continue on to smoky North Sea mackerel in sour lemon. For mains, the options present fried cod, flat iron steak stew and several vegetarian options. And how about a candied carrot for dessert?

Capital Kitchen, Weesperplein 4A

For more places to eat and drink check out our monthly New in Town guide.