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Amsterdam Weekend Guide (1-2 April)

What is going on? How is it April already? We’re as excited for Spring as you are, so here is a delightful round-up of festivals, foodie pop-ups and cultural tips to get you out and about in Amsterdam this weekend.


The Amsterdam Coffee Festival

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Add that extra caffeine dose (or two or three) to your weekend at the Amsterdam Coffee Festival in Westergas. With over 100 exhibitors, competitions by speciality roasters, artisanal cafes, a street food market, exciting workshops, and more, you will be spoiled for choice. Learn the precision of latte art, enjoy a quality brew and soak up the hyper-caffeinated atmosphere.

Kaboom Animation Festival

The leading animation film festival in the Netherlands returns to Amsterdam this weekend with another bumper programme. The central theme of this year's edition is Beyond Perfection - about society's constant search for perfection. Don't miss Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman, an imaginative animation based on short stories by writer Haruki Murakami.

De Kloffie Markt

Join Amsterdam’s curated market, where you can find a range of pre-owned and vintage clothing varying from mid-priced brands to high-end designers, vintage streetwear, workwear, and much more. Visit the market this Saturday, and grab your unique pieces. Entrance is free. 

De Kloffie Markt | Saturday April 1 | De Hallen, Hannie Dankbaarpassage 47


Pérez Siquier: Colours and Contrasts of Spain

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Huis Marseille presents a retrospective of the work of the Spanish photographer Carlos Pérez Siquier (1930-2021). This exhibition will show Spain through the years of his work with a focus on his most important series, made between 1957 and 2018, which go from social critique to bringing Spain in the postwar years of the Franco regime into focus.

Quentin Tarantino weekend at The Movies

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To mark the publication of Quentin Tarantino’s new book Film Speculation, the Movies are opening the doors to a weekend of screenings of Tarantino’s work and the films that inspired him. The line-up includes Taxi Driver, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, Deliverance and Pulp Fiction, so grab a ticket and a copy of the book at the cinema and settle in for a great time.

Quentin Tarantino | Saturday to Sunday, 1-2 April | The Movies, Haarlemmerdijk 159 - 163

MANDO - Paintings

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Delve into new and unexplored territories this weekend at EM Studio Gallery’s new MANDO exhibition. With a calculated use of materials, this artist’s work focuses on uncovering avenues of the unexpected through various images and peculiar combinations to provoke participants to explore new and perhaps entirely unfamiliar realms. Free your mind and let your imagination be taken to uncharted worlds.

MANDO | 31 March - 6 April | EM Studio Gallery, Witte de Withstraat 2


Thai pop-up lunch at Yellow House

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Yellow House will open its doors this Sunday for a Thai street food-inspired pop-up lunch. Developed in collaboration with Bang Bang 187, the menu will highlight classic Thai dishes and bring some surprises from mushroom Nam Tok to black sticky rice pudding, so don’t miss this culinary experience in the heart of the Houthavens district.

Thai pop-up lunch at Yellow House | Sunday, April 2 | Danzigerbocht 45-R

Borisov Pikoteo takeover

Borisov, a unique restaurant situated in the Houthavens, offers an exclusive dining experience where various chefs get the opportunity to showcase their individual culinary styles. This weekend, the spotlight is on Miguel Martin Gomez, the chef of Taberna Pikoteo. As the name suggests, which is derived from the Spanish word picotear meaning to nibble, you can expect an assortment of small, shared dishes with a modern and global twist.

Borisov | 30 March & 1 April | Rigakade 10


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This weekend you can check out a specialty coffee and wine bar that offers breakfast plates like poached eggs or sandwiches but they also have bites, and very tasty dinners. Located right next to Vondelpark, you can take a little stroll right after breakfast if the sun is out.

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