Chinese New Year in Amsterdam

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Chinese New Year in Amsterdam is a big happening and is known to attract many non Chinese as well. As every large Western metropolis, Amsterdam also has a section in the city called Chinatown. This neighborhood overlaps and borders the Red Light district and is situated around the Nieuwmarkt. There are a lot of Chinese restaurants, shops and a real Chinese temple. Even the plates with the street names are bilingual. It Read more…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam  is (MBFWA) one of the top fashion festivals in Europe and definitely the number one fashion event in The Netherlands. The MBFWA is organized twice a year, and from the 23rd until the 27th of January it’s time for the next Winter Edition. The festival is held in multiple venues, mainly in the Westerpark. You can expect catwalks from both Dutch and international top designers. True Read more…

Jumping Amsterdam

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Jumping Amsterdam is one of the most storied equestrian events in the world. Equestrian is a fancy word for horseback riding. The event is held in the RAI whose huge halls are turned in to a spectacular concourse. It takes place from 23rd until and including the 26th of January. 2014 will mark the 55th edition of Jumping Amsterdam. It is known to host the best international horse riders in Read more…

Amsterdam Light Festival

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The Amsterdam Light Festival turns the already picturesque city into an even more magical place through various events around light shows. The city lights up from the 6th of December until the 19th of January 2014. If you are in town in this period, be sure to visit one of the events. Perhaps the most prominent event of the Amsterdam Light Festival is the Amsterdam Lights Cruise. This special cruise Read more…

High Times Cannabis Cup 2013

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The High Times Cannabis circus is coming to town again for their annual Cannabis cup. This event is not only about smoking pot and judging the quality of the entries in this election. The whole circus is a melting pot of seminars, education, expo’s, new products, concerts and of course visiting a coffeeshop and smoking marijuana. The Melkweg venue is homebase for the nightly entertainment with lots of bands and Read more…

Amsterdam Film Week

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Amsterdam Film Week is an annual film festival with movies from all over the world. The majority has won prizes at famous international film awards shows such as the Oscars, the Golden Globe and Cannes. Amsterdam Film Week aims to give you a selection of the best movies in 2013. The third edition takes place from the 28th of October until the 3rd of November. The movies are on display Read more…