A Genderful World at Tropenmuseum
What A Genderful World at the Tropenmuseum hosts an extensive interactive exhibition exploring the wide world of gender. Learn how traditional ‘ladies and gentlemen’-type addresses are being replaced with more inclusive greetings, how the colour pink came to be associated with girls, why Fijian policemen wear skirts and much more. For example, did you know that the words ‘he’ and ‘she’ don’t exist in the Turkish language? Or that in Mexico there’s a third gender?
Until 23 August 2020 // Tropenmuseum
Dance the nights away
Starting Wednesday, the 2019 Amsterdam Dance Event unfolds across the city. If electronic dance music is your bag, you’re going to find yourself busy this weekend. With hundreds of events and many more artists taking part, this all-consuming festival and conference celebrates all aspects of the genre, from music production and staging through to sustainability, catering, waste and music, naturally. Oh and there’ll be a lot of dancing too.
Wed-Sun // Amsterdam Dance Event
One for the chocolate lovers among us
The Origin Chocolate Event is all about sustainable cocoa production and the very best chocolate experience you can have. Learn all about how beans are cultivated and what effect different cocoa varieties have on flavour. Join a passionate crew of top pâtissiers and chocolatiers to learn more about their methods and products, not to mention sample and buy their mouth-watering products.
Sat // Royal Tropical Institute
Making the invisible visible
Americans Seth Bloom and Christina Gelsone aka Acrobuffos are fascinated by air and have created their production Air Play around it. With an array of colourful props including umbrellas, big balloons and colossal kites, this fabulous and funny show turns everyday objects into mesmerising works of sheer beauty to the delight of audiences of all ages, as they’re whisked away into an enchanting dreamscape full of breathtaking images.
Fri // Zaantheater
Feeling peckish? While you’ll find plenty of sustainable, organic and artisanal products at the Pure Markt, you’ll also discover a dazzling array of street food vendors. Sample delicious Dutch Gouda cheese, munch on a Surinamese roti or savour an Indian curry. Wash it all down with some organic beer, coffee or wine and find yourself a treat or two among the 90 stalls. This weekend’s market will be at Amsterdamse Bos, a stunning park on the edge of the city.
Sun // Pure Markt
Inspired to see more? Don't miss our complete What’s On guide for a full overview of events.