Help Fund this Great Initiative to Spice Up the Area Around Lelylaan

You may know the area around train / metro station Amsterdam Lelylaan (Amsterdam-West): there’s a wide open space that has been there for years and nothing is happening. Right now it looks like this: Luckily there is a group of people with great ideas to spice this place up with a restaurant, bar, club, small…
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24 Hour Vending Machine for Flowers @ NDSM

Recently 24 Flower opened a lovely flower shop on the NDSM terrain. Part of this shop is a vending machine for flowers, which gives you the opportunity to get fresh flowers every hour of the day! The flowers are packed in a handy back which can be hung on your bicycle, so it’s easy to…
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Get Your Take Away Meal @ Instock TOKO

The pop-up restaurant Instock is doing well! All meals are made with food they rescued from the local supermarkets. A great concept and with the creativeness of their cheffs they turn it into amazing & affordable meals. They already extended their stay at the Westergasfabriek, at least until May 2015. In the mean time they…
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Sleep for Free in the Newest Amsterdam Corendon Hotel

Corendon Hotels & Resorts is opening a new 4-star hotel in Amsterdam. And they want your advice on the last changes before they will open the hotel for real. So, during the weekend of February 7th and 8th they offer all 200 rooms for free. They only want your feedback in return! Among the facilities…
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Game of Thrones Exhibition is Returning to Amsterdam in 2015

UPDATE: THE DATES AND LOCATION HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED, MORE INFO HERE. In 2013 there was a small Game of Thrones exhibition in the ‘Posthoonkerk’ which turned out pretty popular with 3.000 visitors per day and long waiting lines in the street. At the moment a larger and far more interesting Game of Thrones exhibition is touring…
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‘Rainbow Station’ by Roosegaarde @ Amsterdam Central Station

Amsterdam Central Station celebrates its 125th anniversary this year. It was built between 1881 and 1889 by the design of Pierre Cuypers, who also was the architect of the Rijksmuseum. To celebrate the anniversary Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde was asked to create a light art work. Recently the Van Gogh bike path ‘Starry night‘ was…
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Win a Night in a Airplane with this KLM Competition!

Always wanted to spend the night on an airplane in complete luxury, but without ending up completely broke? Well here’s your chance! You can spend one night on an airplane with this KLM competition, hosted by Airbnb. To participate in this competition, click ‘contact host’ on the given website. Then pick any available date and tell…
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Albert Heijn Pickup Points: Now in Amsterdam!

How about not going to the supermarket anymore. Ever. Again. The rest of the country already has this great luxury, thanks to Aholds savvy supermarket chain – i.e. Albert Heijn. For a long time the capital was left behind (booh!) but since very recently, Amsterdam joined the list of pickup points. How does it work?…
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Kattencafé Kopjes – The first Amsterdam Cat Cafe Will Open Soon in de Baarsjes

UPDATE: click here for a new post on the opening of ‘Kattencafé Kopjes’. Cats are slowly taking over the world! First they mastered the online domain, and now they have moved on to reality: they are being displayed in cat cafes, where they are waiting for you to cuddle and cherish them. After taking over…
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Bag & Buy: The first packaging-free Supermarket in Amsterdam

In September the packaging-free supermarket Original Unverpackt has opened its doors in Berlin, just a month after the opening of zero-waste shop Robuust in Antwerp. Both shops tap into the popular concept of precycling. Dutch entrepeneur Wim van Dijk is planning to open the first Dutch supermarket – Bag & Buy – where no packaging…
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