Art and plants

Cut/Paste Cacti workshop with Martijn Baas

Whilst some artists use oil paint as their medium, Martijn Baas uses plants, literally. His art pieces implement intricate horticultural techniques to manipulate plants to grow into unusual forms or he’ll join (graft) different cacti together so they grow as one. Learn directly from the plant whisperer himself during a 1.5-hour cactus grafting workshop at Mediamatic. Martijn will teach you the basics of grafting and inspire you to design your own cactus.

Mediamatic // Dijksgracht 6
Sat June 12, 4 - 5:30 PM

Hortus Botantical Prints Sale & Exhibition

The botanical gardens at Hortus are an inexhaustible source of inspiration for so many. To raise funds during the pandemic, a group of illustrators decided to help a lending hand by doing what they do best: drawing their favourite plants in the collection. Eight unique ‘Inspired by Hortus’ works are now for sale as limited edition signed giclée prints. Check out the new exhibition in the Palmenkas greenhouse this weekend and find out how you can get your hands on one of these special pieces. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Hortus.

Palmenkas, Hortus Botanicus // Plantage Middenlaan 2A
Fri 11 - Mon 14 June, 10 AM - 5 PM

Restaurant openings

Cantine de Caron Amsterdam

Cantine de Caron

After a successful summer last year dishing out delicious Franco-inspired dishes at their pop up, CANTINE de Caron now has a permanent location. Join them for great brasserie food, exceptional French wines and the usual warm Mediterranean hospitality during their opening weekend at the Westergasterrein. There’s never been a better time to slurp on oysters and langoustine bisque followed by steak and a side of poussin.

CANTINE de Caron // Pazzanistraat 8

Corner Store

This new concept bar and restaurant in Amsterdam-Noord takes the finer things in life (great music, Asian-inspired food and all-day rosé) and smashes them together with some on-trend finesse. Along with a beautifully thought-out menu - dishes like white asparagus with miso and wild garlic or wild sea bass with kosho and fennel - you can enjoy DJs spinning tunes from the record bar at the back and some exquisite wines and sakes.

Corner Store // Papaverweg 11

Exhibition picks

The Amsterdam Treasure Room

Amsterdam’s history is a treasure trove of stories and wonderful documents, with the City Archives as its guardian. All housed in the monumental De Bazel building - an art deco gem - discover over 45km of shelves with old books and papers, photographs, maps, prints and drawings. Wander through the Treasure Room to find out about Rembrandt, Johan Cruyff and Anne Frank as you track the transformation of this small medieval port into the city we know and love today.

Stadsarchief Amsterdam // Vijzelstraat 32

Quote from the Street

What happens when you take street art off the streets and place it into a gallery context? The debut exhibition at STRAAT, a new museum dedicated to graffiti, considers what happens when street art comes inside. Its 8,000m2 warehouse space features 153 artworks by 140 artists (with names like Wayne Horse, A Squid called Sebastian, and Buff Monster) from 32 nationalities, meaning you can see a huge range of work from across the globe in one spot. Also check out the museum’s hip new cafe deck!

STRAAT Museum // NDSM-plein 1
Until 27 June

Read our full exhibition round-up here.

Musical treats

RadioRadio Sitdown Session Amsterdam

Radio Radio sit-down sessions

After many months, Radio Radio can once again welcome 50 guests for sit down events like last summer. Expect loud music, drinks, food, friends and the option to upgrade your ticket to include pizza. This weekend's lineup features FS Green, Jasmín and WaxFiend.

Fri 11, Sat 12 & Sun 13 June 6 - 10 PM

Radio Radio // Pazzanistraat 3, Westerpark

Clara & Igor Walking Concert

Classical music on the move? This walking concert on the edge of Amsterdam brings to life the work of Clara Schumann and Igor Stravinsky. Before or after the concert you can take a walk around the picturesque village Durgerdam, just to the North East of the city centre; directions will be provided.

Clara & Igor // Dorpskerk Durgerdam, Durgerdammerdijk 76

Sun 13 June, 2 PM

Opening Weekend Nieuwe Noten Amsterdam: Tuning adventures

Claudio Jacomucci (microtonal accordion) and Stefan Gerritsen (31-tone guitar).

Plein Theater // Sajetplein 39

Sun 13 June, 3 PM

Terrace bar fixes

Terras van de Nacht Amsterdam

Terras van de Nacht

Terras van de Nacht is back in a new jacket. Enjoy summer cocktails, speciality beers, a new menu courtesy of Las Fritas and tasty background tunes at an appropriate distance. This pop-up roof bar is an urban oasis just a 5-minute walk from Sloterdijk station.

Terras van de Nacht // Humberweg 7

Bar Bistro Bureau

Another hidden rooftop gem, Bar Bureau gives the people what they want. The inside space falls somewhere between an industrial-chic bar, a swanky restaurant or a living room hangout. All this is surrounded by a sprawling terrace that wraps around the entire building with killer 5th floors views over Amsterdam West. Swing by for dinner, snacks or drinks and soak up some rays.

Bar Bistro Bureau // Johan Huizingalaan 763a

Read our full round up of terrace bars to enjoy by neighbourhood: West, Noord, Oost, Zuid, Centrum.


European championships start

The orange bunting is up! The games kick off on Friday, June 11 and the Netherlands will play the group matches in the  on June 13, 17 and 21. Although there won’t be big screens this year, football fans can still celebrate (or commiserate) together through unique Fan Connectors around the city.

For the latest updates about coronavirus (COVID-19) in Amsterdam, visit our coronavirus information page.