World Food Day

Sunday 16 October 2016

Water is one of our core necessities, to be able to live. Food is on a close second place. For travellers, food is also a big focus point. For most of us, it will probably be the second thing – after accommodation – that we are looking for when travelling. Each year World Food Day is celebrated to commemorate the founding of the Food & Agriculture Organisation in 1945. Events are organised in over 150 countries across the world. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all. In the Netherlands, World Food Day is celebrated with various events in Rotterdam. Workshops on how to cook, farmers who show how tomatoes grow, or go see how oranges arrive in the harbour of Rotterdam.

Read more on the website of the Food & Agriculture Organisation of the UN and check the events in Rotterdam (NL)

Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week

Friday 7 to Sunday 16 October 2016

The Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week is a response to the ever growing popularity of Amsterdam Fashion Week and awareness of sustainable clothing. In the past week there have been several events all over the Netherlands, creating awareness and promoting sustainable clothing. Sustainable, in this case, also means fair trade, animal welfare and charitable causes (NL). This Friday there is a ‘Recycle pop-up market’ at Pakhuis De Zwijger (NL), where circular fashion, recycling and sustainability in fashion will be the main topics. Furthermore the website (NL)(Honest Shopping) has put together a shopping route in various cities. In Amsterdam there are about 35 shops along the sustainable shopping route (PDF).

Read more on the website of the Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week (NL)

Black Amsterdam in Amsterdam Museum

Friday 7 October to Sunday 13 November 2016

This exhibition celebrates the diversity of multicultural Amsterdam – a positive note in this world were hatred towards different cultures than our own, is spread more and more. The exhibition ‘Black Amsterdam’ in the Amsterdam Museum, features images, stories and objects associated with inspirational black people, who are nominated by other ‘Amsterdammers’.  These black role models include: writers, politicians, rappers, or even their next door neighbour or the local football coach.
Little side note: Did you know that Amsterdam has 180 different nationalities amongst their inhabitants?

Read more on the website of the Amsterdam Museum

Food in War Time in the Dutch Resistance Museum

Saturday 15 October 2016 to Sunday 28 May 2017

In the exhibition Food in War Time, you will discover how five Dutch chefs created a meal using only ingredients that were available during the German occupation. Imports stopped in 1940 so the Netherlands had to become self-sufficient. As a result, the Dutch ate less fat and meat and more vegetables, cereals and pulses. The Dutch diet actually became healthier than it was before 1940, at least until the Hunger Winter in the towns and cities in the west. An interesting fact, where we can learn from…

Read more on the website of the Dutch Resistance Museum

ADE Green

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Next week the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) will start again. ADE is “the leading electronic music platform and the biggest club festival in the world for the whole spectrum of electronic sub-genres.” – as they state themselves on their website. Events and festivals like this, are incredibly popular. But the downside is that it cost an immense amount of energy and that there is a problem with waste, especially for outdoor events. ADE and ID&T organising ADE Green to come to meaningful solutions through inspiring workshops, in-depth discussions, and panels as well as keynote speeches. Will we see you there?

Read more about the ADE Green programme on the website of Amsterdam Dance Event and check their Facebook page for updates