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August 7, 2007


Amsterdam International Fashion Week, the home of Dutch fashion was finally back last week !! Over 100 designers took their latest looks to the catwalk ! Amsterdam is really growing as a Fashion Business Capital. Trade Fairs Showroom and Mode Fabriek attract over 20.000 professional buyers from Holland and abroad. Amsterdam International Fashion Week was founded in 2004, as an initiative to put Amsterdam on the map as a vibrant and inspiring destination for fashion.

Amsterdam: Who wants to be a millionaire?

January 4, 2007


by sara bertoni

The Millionaire Fair is THE event in Amsterdam. The organizers shocked the Netherlands in 2002 by organizing an event unparalleled in luxury and size. 'A fairytale for the affluent, a cornucopia for culinary fans and a feast of superlatives', said the press.

Initiator Gijrath Media Groep, publisher of Miljonair Magazine, launched the idea for the Millionaire Fair on the basic theme of their magazine: 'The Luxury Lifestyle’ – and in 2003 the fair quadrupled in terms of size and numbers of visitors, this year over 40.000 with 210 exhibitors/participants.

For Dutch high-society members, the VIP night of the Millionaire Fair Amsterdam has become the most important event of the year, tickets over 300 euros, if you want to be with the stars.

Amsterdam: Alley Art

August 28, 2006


by katie lips Whilst art is ‘everywhere’ in Amsterdam, you might not expect to come across some on the Nieuwe Dijk, where you’d more likely expect shoe discount stores, and shops selling novelty cigarette lighters. Behind the Nieuwe Dijk, on Sint Nicholaasstraat however you might be enticed by something different.  The Kattenbak artists’ collective have […]

Amsterdam: A Slice of Italy

August 24, 2006


by katie lips In what was seeming like a dull month of August, Amsterdam is suddenly springing to life with new bars opening. This week, Terrazza Martini is coming to town. Somewhat of a touring circus, Terrazza Martini appears for a brief 4 days or so in Europe’s hip cities.  This week it’s Amsterdam’s turn […]

Amsterdam: Super Nuns

August 10, 2006


While the world is busy with “Superman Returns“, Amsterdam apparently is blessed with another super species, the Uebernun. Europe blogger, Move to Europe, reports on Amsterdam’s criminals chasing nuns: On Saturday the 23rd of July, two nuns in habits on bikes chased a thief through the southern part of Amsterdam. One of the two had […]

Amsterdam: Seg-away!

July 18, 2006


by katie lips 

As if things weren't difficult enough for visitors to Amsterdam what with avoiding the local cyclists; we're now asking them to ride around the city on segways.

Segways seem to be springing up, sliding about, wheeling around or whatever they do, rather a lot in Amsterdam this summer, often with a tourist attached.

Amsterdam: Save our Art

July 4, 2006


by katie lips Problems with “Art Vandals” – unfortunately not the name of a chic artists’ collective (as far as I’m aware) – are growing in Amsterdam. The latest this week is the news that a  69 year old man has confessed to the attempting to destroy ‘Celebration of the peace of Munster’ (1648) by […]