10 x the best tips for this weekend in Amsterdam


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Event: Hotel evening

This weekend, Mastercard Hotelnacht Amsterdam celebrates its tenth anniversary. In 40 places in Amsterdam, hotels open their doors to allow Amsterdammers to enjoy dinners, guided tours, brunches and guest accommodation at a limited price. Celebrate a Mexican party Saturday night at Kimpton De Witt, listening to a mariachi band over tacos and tequila cocktails. Or visit the Conservatorium Hotel, where the hotel bar has been renamed a Jordanian pub in collaboration with Café Nol.
Saturday, Sunday, various locations, €28.49

Music: Piano concerto Florin Mantale

Sunday afternoon you can go to a piano concert by Florin Mantale. The Romanian pianist graduated from the Amsterdam Conservatory in 2021; he now travels the world as a soloist. That he is loved by the public was confirmed when in 2019 he won the people’s award at both the Friends Culture Prize in Tilburg and the Music Award Maastricht. At the weekend he plays works by, among others, Ravel and Schumann in Broeker Kerk in Broek in Waterland.
Sunday, 3pm, Broeker Kerk, Broek in Waterland, €20

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Picture Tropenmuseum

Children: Children’s exhibition gift, why?

Want to teach the kids how to wrap a gift the Japanese way? Or what is the meaning of the mangoes that the Chinese leader Mao gave as a gift to a group of workers? It is the last weekend that it is possible to visit the Tropenmuseet for the children’s exhibition: Gift, why? In this exhibition you will learn about giving and receiving gifts in different countries and cultures through festive decorations and royal gifts.
Friday to Sunday at 10.00-17.00, Tropenmuseum, child €8, adult €16

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Picture true pepper

Theatre: Year of the Lobster

What happens when two people can’t live without each other, but also can’t live with each other? Actors Maria Kraakman and Gijs Scholten van Aschat from the ensemble of the International Theater Amsterdam illustrate this one last time this weekend in dance and acting: Year of the Lobster. Luk Perceval adapted the play from Hugo Claus’ novel of the same name from 1972. The performance is accompanied by piano music by Jeroen van Veen.
Friday, Saturday, at 20.00, ITA, €10

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Picture Troy Edige

Comedy: Can’t by Daniel Sloss

Suffering from a January slump? Maybe Daniel Sloss’s comedy show can help transition into a night out. Be warned: this comedian has become famous for taking the edge off. During his show, he often humorously deals with dark and difficult subjects, such as sexually transgressive behavior and death. The theater performance Can not is his twelfth international solo show and was passed over New York Times described as: ‘Dirty, cute and clever‘.
Friday, Saturday at 20.00, Square, €74.25

Film: Shortcutz Amsterdam International Audience Awards

Shortcutz Amsterdam is a platform that offers a stage for new and emerging film talents. Every year it organizes the International Audience Awards. To determine the winner of the awards, they show the seven nominated short films to film lovers in more than twenty cities worldwide. Viewers can then vote for their favourite. The film screening will take place here this weekend, and Amsterdammers will have the opportunity to help decide who will be this year’s winner.
Friday at 19, Melkweg Cinema, €7.50

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Movie: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

On Saturday evening, Melkweg shows a film about King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. Viewers are taken on the Australian band’s latest tour. Pictures from the shows are packed with pictures of the band backstage, on the tour bus and at the gas station. The film was released online once during the corona pandemic, but was only shown in theaters for the first time in December. Due to its success, it will be screened twice again this weekend.
Saturday at 19 and 21.15, Melkweg Cinema, €11

Art: Exhibition Cobra and North Africa and Corneille 100

This is the last weekend you can go to the Cobra Museum to visit the exhibition Cobra and North Africa. This exhibition illustrates how Cobra artists have been inspired by African culture. Also the exhibition Cornelius 100in honor of the centenary of the late painter Cornelis Guillaume van Beverloo, will be exhibited for the last time in the museum this weekend.
Friday to Sunday at 10am-5pm, Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Amstelveen, €15

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Sculpture Pieter Kers

Music: Paradiso Korendagen 2023

140 choirs from all over the Netherlands will take the stage at Paradiso this weekend to show off their musical skills for fifteen minutes. The choirs were selected by lottery from the large group of choirs that had applied. The offer at the weekend varies from a singing duo to a 150-strong choir. All kinds of music genres will also pass: from sea shanties to pop music and gospel. The event has taken place annually since 1968, making it one of Paradiso’s longest-running projects.
Saturday, Sunday, at 11-23, Paradiso, €3

Circus festival: ‘This is not a circus’ in Theater Bellevue

Theater Bellevue organizes the circus festival this weekend in collaboration with Tent This is not a circus. The festival is dedicated to discovering new forms of acrobatics and illusionism that have entered the circus world in recent years. Various shows are on the program throughout the day. In the afternoon there will be shows that are also suitable for children aged 8 and over.
12 to 15 January, various times, Theater Bellevue, €8 to €19.50

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