Get in the Christmas mood at Westergas

Westergas Christmas Market

There’s nothing dark about the short days of winter at Westergas. Over the next four or so weeks, a changing programme of events will unfold that includes a circus, theatre and various kinds of markets where you’re sure to find special gifts to place under your tree. Add food trucks serving tasty treats, bars, bands and DJs and you have a recipe for cosy winter fun. Plus, there’s an ice skating rink to enhance the festive vibes. Get those skates on. 

Until 5 Jan // Westergas

Celebrating queerness and migrants through film

Queer and Migrant Film Festival

Get the low-down on LGBTIQ issues across the world at the International Queer and Migrant Film festival, now in its fifth year. Features and shorts bring to life love, pleasure and drama with a focus on diversity and inclusion. There’s also a dynamic programme of debates and workshops, art exhibitions and an international talent programme, the IQMF Academy.

Until 8 Dec // LAB 111

Spinnin’ around like a record

Spinnin Records

To mark 20 years of releasing top-notch electronic music, Dutch label Spinnin’ Records celebrate their birthday bonanza at Amsterdam’s Paradiso. With acts such as Afrojack, Bingo Players, Firebeatz, Gregor Salto, Sidney Samson, Sander van Doorn, Chocolate Puma and Spinnin’ Allstars playing sets, this is going to be one big night of stomping tunes.

Fri //  Paradiso 

Rembrandt’s early days

Young Rembrant

This year marked 350 years since the death of Rembrandt. Museums from north to south celebrated the life and work of Rembrandt in exhibitions that highlighted his genius and influence on generations of artists to follow. The final Rembrandt Year exhibition to open is Young Rembrandt at Lakenhal in picturesque Leiden. The exhibition looks at the period between 1624 and 1634, when the artist laid the foundations for what was to become his signature style.

Until 9 February 2020 // Lakenhal

Banging electro from Belgium

Electrik World

If you like your electro banging, then you’re going to love Belgium’s hard-hitting greats Dr Lektroluv and electro-rockers Goose, who are at Q-Factory tonight with special guest Mason, a local hero from Amsterdam. 

Sat // Q-Factory 

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