An afternoon at Strand Zuid in Amsterdam

Strand Zuid Amsterdam

Last Wednesday, my friend and I and the kids spent the afternoon at the newly opened Strand Zuid in Amsterdam (translates: Beach South). Since I only work part-time I try to enjoy my days off as much as possible, especially in summer. I like to go outside and explore new restaurants, stroll through Amsterdam, or go to the beach. I was therefore super curious about the new city beach in Amsterdam that is all of the aforementioned combined. My friend and I met for lunch and spent the whole … [Read more...]

Must-see: Hubert de Givenchy: To Audrey with Love exhibition

Givency to Audrey with Love

Being a major Audrey Hepburn fan, I couldn't be more excited about an exhibition than about Hubert de Givenchy: To Audrey with Love. From 26 November 2016 till 26 March 2017, the Gemeente museum The Hague is home to this awe-inspiring showcase. Legendary French couture designer de Givenchy pays tribute to his muze and style icon Audrey Hepburn. The exhibition is a retrospect of his work and was curated in close collaboration with the man himself. He even selected some of his most beloved … [Read more...]

Must-see: 90 years Marilyn exhibition in Amsterdam

Marilyn Monroe exhibition

  A must-see exhibition this winter is 90 Years Marilyn, Reflecting on a Female Icon. The exhibition celebrates the birthday of Marilyn Monroe who would have turned 90 this year. Until February 5, 2017 the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in Amsterdam showcases the life and the legacy of this remarkable lady with heirlooms and personal artifacts from her last home in Brentwood California. For decades, most of her belongings have been safeguarded by her heirs until they were auctioned by … [Read more...]

Peter Lindbergh Exhibition opens in Kunsthal Rotterdam

Peter Lindbergh exhibition

Today marks the official premier of the exhibition 'Peter Lindbergh, a different vision on fashion photography'. From September 10 till February 12, 2017 you can admire the internationally touring exhibition in the Kunsthal in Rotterdam. After that it'll move on to Munich. The exhibition, produced by the Kunsthal and curated by Thierry-Maxime Loriot is a thematic retrospect of Lindbergh's vision on female beauty, his fashion photography and his social engagement. Invitation to the … [Read more...]

Amsterdam Canal Cruising with ‘Bluespoon on Board’

Amsterdam canal cruising

  On beautiful summer days, there's nothing better than renting a boat and cruising the Amsterdam canals with a group of friends. Amsterdam is after all at its best when seen from the water. A perfect day on the water is however incomplete without drinks and bites. Now, you can go to the supermarket and prepare a picnic basket yourself, or even better, you can order the food and drinks at Bluespoon Restaurant & Bar. The Bluespoon on Board service not only saves you time, but also … [Read more...]

Must-see: Helmut Newton Exhibition in Amsterdam

Helmut Newton exposition Amsterdam

From June 17 till September 4, 2016, the photography museum Foam in Amsterdam is hosting the exhibition Helmut Newton: a retrospective. Yesterday, I had the privilege to attend the press preview. I was overthrown and intrigued. This is a must-see! Helmut Newton is a legendary, and iconic photographer, whose work shaped and influenced the art of photography since the early 1950s. The exhibition consists of over 200 photos, varying from famous iconic prints to never before seen photos. His work is … [Read more...]

3 Exhibitions in Amsterdam to go see now

What better way to spend a rainy day or bank holiday than by going to a museum? In Amsterdam there are plenty of museums, and there happen to be three exclusive exhibitions that you must go see now, as 2 of them are only here for one more week. I visited all three last month, and enjoyed them so much. (all photos were taken with my iPhone so might be of less quality than usual) Catwalk in the Rijksmuseum The exhibition Catwalk in the Rijksmuseum is near the end as it runs from from … [Read more...]