't Huis aan de Amstel and garden bathing in sunlight

Mid Summer Night Garden Concerts at Thuis aan de Amstel

Saturday 2 July (19.00-23.00)

Thuis aan de Amstel seems a bit out of town, but it is nicely located along the river Amstel, with a beautiful garden en great views. Pray for nice weather and dream off, on jazzy, soulful and bluesy tunes, during the Mid Summer Night concerts. Take your own blanket and lay on the grass, while sipping one of the local beers of KEK! and the Two Chefs Brewing. And enjoy the BBQ food they have on the menu this evening. Thuis aan de Amstel works with conscious local organic food suppliers like bakery Iambe and farm Lindenhoff.

Read more on the website of Thuis aan de Amstel (NL)

Poster of The Urban Sacred

Last weekend of exhibition The Urban Sacred

Saturday 4 June to Saturday 2 July

“An exhibition on visible and invisible religion in Amsterdam, London and Berlin.” An intriguing tagline… The exhibition marks the end of an international research done on religion and religious heritage in the three cities. For Amsterdam the focus was on the re-use of churches. Three young photographers show their view on the theme.

Read more on the website of Iconic Religion

Students playing the saxophone

Music School Amsterdam’s Jazz Marathon

Sunday 3 July (13.00)

What we love about students performing is the surprise effect. The passion of those young musicians is wonderful to see and sometimes they are damn good! A great way to spend your Sunday afternoon (especially as the concert only costs €6). You will be treated to an afternoon filled with music by talented young jazz musicians.

Read more on the website of the Bimhuis

View down from vide

Het Hanze Huis

Special gifts in a special store

After all those years, Het Hanze Huis is still one of our favourite shops in Amsterdam. The products from the Hanseatic cities, all exist for more than 100 years and have a special story. The latter you’ll hear from the friendly assistants and can you read on the pale yellow flyers that you get with your products. You are bound to find great souvenirs and gifts here!

Read our recommendation of Het Hanze Huis