11 Feb Art galleries, Eye Film Museum, diamond factory and much more
The most important are Radar (art and architecture gallery with urban-inspired exhibitions), Galerie Fons Welters (a complete industrial space for art exhibitions and installations) and KochxBos (a kind of living room where emphasis is placed on art kitsch art and surrealist). Most of Amsterdam’s most beautiful galleries are located in the Jordaan district and admission is free. Take advantage of it to support your creative side.
EYE FILM MUSEUM
Even if temporary exhibitions are paid for, the permanent collection is accessed free of charge, so you do not have any excuses not to make a leap into the world of cinema. The Panorama room envelops visitors with hundreds of film scenes projected on the walls and can be managed via control panels. There is also a futuristic cabin with a sofa, the perfect place to enjoy a movie. In addition, the entire EYE building is a true work of art in itself. Really wonderful and the views from the bar and restaurant are unbeatable.
Go to the daily market Albert Cuyp Markt in the De Pijp district , or the Noordermarkt in the Jordaan district , ideal for the purchase of organic food. But if what drives you crazy are vintage antiques, then do not miss the ” flea market ” in Waterlooplein . Looking for a nice bouquet of flowers? Go to Bloemenmarkt , the market with the highest concentration of tulips you’ve ever seen.
The permanent exhibition at the Stadsarchief (the Amsterdam City Archives ) is a good place to get to know more about the local history. Here are preserved original documents related to the city of Amsterdam , such as a police report on the theft of the bicycle of Anne Frank , or photos of John Lennon and Audrey Hepburn . The building that contains it is an old brick building decorated with geometric patterns. Access is free, and the visit interesting!
Wednesday at lunchtime the Concertgebouw (the third best concert hall in the world ) is accessible to everyone and rehearsals are open to the public, which means that you can watch (and listen) for free the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra perform, or even groups maybe smaller. Go early because the performance usually starts at 12:30 and is very popular with the locals. If you prefer jazz , Bimhuis has a free night a month (usually on Monday) where improvisation is the order of the day. Also at the Jazz Café Alto Belgiqueyou can listen to live music for free . Lovers of the Classical and opera music can enjoy free concerts from 12:30 to 13:00 every Tuesday, from September to May, at the Muziektheater .