Over Het IJ Festival – Last weekend

Friday 8 July to Sunday 17 July 2016

Over Het IJ Festival is a 10-day long theatre festival on NDSM-Wharf. The festival offers an accessible stage to young, new, up and coming and established theatre talent. There are some over the top performances and sometimes you go: W.T.F? But the atmosphere of this festival is always great. The industrial area of NDSM-Wharf is a perfect backdrop for this varied theatre festival.

Read more on the website of Over Het IJ Festival

3D Street Art Project by Dopper

Wednesday 13 July to Sunday 17 July 2016

We love street art in general (although not all of it is very sustainable), but in particular we love (clever) 3D street art. This summer three 3D street artists will participate in the Pop-up Street Art Project by Dopper. They will create three different works in three different cities. The project starts in Amsterdam on Wednesday 13 to Sunday 17 July at Museumplein. On Saturday 16 July at 13.00 hours, the 3D street artwork will be revealed. And maybe you even get hold of one of the 100 free Dopper water bottles. Antwerp will take it over from 20 – 24 July and the project ends in Berlin from 27 – 31 July.

Read more on the Facebook page of 3D Street or on the website of Dopper

Bar Prik 10 Years old

Thursday 14 July & Saturday 16 July 2016

After all these years, this is still one of our favourite bars in Amsterdam: Bar Prik. Casual, accessible, unpretentious, openminded mixed crowed, great cocktails, fairly priced and last but not least: very friendly staff. In a decade where many gay bars in Amsterdam closed, Bar Prik survived and is now celebrating their 10 years existence this weekend. On Thursday 14 July there is a modest party, but with one full hour of unlimited prosecco for everybody. On Saturday 16 July you can congratulate Prik and its staff until 3am, while enjoying the cosy atmosphere of the birthday bar.

Read more on the website of Bar Prik Amsterdam and read our recommendation of Bar Prik

On the Verge of Insanity in Van Gogh Museum

15 July to 25 September 2016

What was ‘wrong’ with Vincent van Gogh? His mental instability has always been know, but was he depressed? Was he addicted to Absinthe? For the first time, an exhibition is being dedicated to this subject in the Van Gogh Museum. The exhibition sheds new light on Van Gogh’s illness and how it affected his work, based on paintings, drawings, letters and rarely shown documents. The many diagnoses of his illness are also addressed.

Read more on the website of Van Goghmuseum and read our recommendation of Van Goghmuseum