The other day, I stumbled upon an article that scientifically explained why January for some feels like it lasts forever. Even though it naturally has the same amount of days as for instance December does. I learned that it has to do with multiple not so spectacular reasons, so I won’t bore you. And for those who can relate with a little “January hangover”, I’d like to congratulate you: February is just one lovely sleep away. To celebrate the beginning of a lovely new month, there are loads of things to do in my beloved Amsterdam. Let’s get to it, folks!
Bye January – Ramona, February 1st
Saying goodbye to January also means the end of “dry January” for many. Which means it is time to indulge in one, or perhaps many, drinks. Ramona seems to agree and is hosting a true pitcher party with some pretty special deals. Sounds like we’re off to a great boozy start, right?!
Opening event Vegan Sushi Bar – Kinkerstraat, February 1st
Another weekend, another (hopefully) great place opening its doors in my beautiful city. And sushi, my oh my, I am truly convinced that sushi will never grow old. This weekend, a vegan sushi bar is opening on the Kinkerstraat. Everybody’s invited to experience, and more important, taste, how they “roll”. 😉
No Art – The West-Indian House, February 1st
Groovy tunes, “gezelligheid” and contractionary to its name, a lot of art: the “No Art” events have been a great success from what I’ve heard. The first one of this year is sold out, but the after party hasn’t yet. And you know, what they say about the after: great fun. This edition’s after location is the West-Indian house on the Haarlemmerstraat. Time to get your dancing shoes on!
Slow Food with René Zanderink – Rijksmuseum, February 2nd
Art and food: a match made in Rijksmuseum this very Sunday. This Sunday, you’ll get the exclusive opportunity to go on a culinary tour in one of Amsterdam’s finest museums. This means that the guide, biology-journalist René Zanderink, will show you around 30 or 40 of Rijksmuseum’s masterpieces that include food. A wonderful way to look at some classics in a slightly different, and appetite awakening, manner.
And finally, two all-time favourites of mine: “De Kloffie Market” on Saturday at De Hallen and Sunday Market (Valentines Edition) at Westergas this Sunday. To me, these markets are just perfect for some relaxed strolling, treasure hunting and treating yourself to some homemade bites along the way.
Enjoy lovely people!