ART & EXHIBITIONS

Sonic Acts Biennal 2022: One Sun After Another

This Friday will see the launch of Sonic Acts Biennial 2022 with the One Sun After Another exhibition. It explores the implications of the climate crisis as illustrated by Sonic Acts’ long-term research. Prepare for an informative and engaging programme focused on ecology with interventions by researchers, artists and performers.  Expanding from Sonic Acts' long-term research focus on the implications of the climate crisis, one sun after another traces the inextricable nature of pollution and time. During the opening you can participate in an interactive open lab by artist Cesar Majorana, tasting sessions by designer Leanne Wijnsma and a collaborative performance by Loma Doom and G, directly responding to, and interweaving, the myriad of sonic elements present in the exhibition space.

One Sun After Another | Friday, 30 September | Het HEM

Anne Imhof – Youth

Step into the Stedelijk Museum's 1,100-square-metre basement where Anne Imhof was given free rein to transform it into a dystopian underworld, made of a labyrinth of high school lockers. The exhibit utilizes different media such as art, architecture, light and a unique soundtrack.

Anne Imhof – Youth | 1 October 2022 - 29 January 2023  | Stedelijk Museum

Opening of AI exhibition

The role of AI in art has been somewhat of a hot topic as artists debate originality and try to answer the question of what makes art. This NDSM-Fuse exhibition features works by artists responding to AI, from artists who use AI to create new works to those who oppose it or those who connect with it or use a scientific approach. 

Opening of AI exhibition | 1 October 2022 - 26 March 2023  | NDSM-Fuse

Also check out our seasonal exhibition guide for your next arty fix.

FESTIVALS & EVENTS

CAMERA JAPAN Festival

Just for this week, Camera Japan comes to Amsterdam with a selection of the weirdest and most unexpected cinema from Japan. Don’t miss over 30 movies ranging from animation to drama and action.

Camera Japan Festival | Thursday - Sunday | Lab111

Concertgebouw Orchestra Annual Gala

With a grand Annual Gala, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra celebrates the new season with lovers of classical music. In a stunning mise-en-espace by Pierre Audi, a moving Handel opera unfolds in the Royal Concertgebouw. Enjoy a fantastic concert that ends with an atmospheric afterparty that stretches until midnight.

Concertgebouw Orchestra Annual Gala | Friday, 30 September | Concertgebouw

The Oosterpoke Comedy Showcase

The last Friday of the month is reserved for proper laughs provided by the Oosterpoke Stand up Comedy which brings the most talented international comedians to the stage. Let go of your worries and start the weekend on the right note!

The Oosterpoke Comedy Showcase | Friday, 30 September | Plein Theater

Amsterdam Pub Quiz

Amsterdam is already preparing its residents for its 750 anniversary with a series of ultimate pub quizzes! Get ready to name the longest canal in Amsterdam, count the cobblestones on Dam square and much more. There are over 80 locations to participate in, in every district, so grab your friends and start quizzing!

Amsterdam Pub Quiz | 1 October - 15 October | Various locations 

All That Jazz

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The EYE museum highlights the history of jazz in a programme that showcases around 15 'jazz films' in which jazz sounds like exciting, atypical film music, All That Jazz presents live performances of new jazz scores to silent films. The exhibit focuses on exceptional avant-garde and activist filmmakers with a passion for jazz, from Miles Davis to Vincent de Boer, from Sun Ra to Ornette Coleman.

All That Jazz | Until 2 October | EYE Museum 

Don't forget to check our What's On agenda for more events.

FOOD & DRINK

Woof & Me

The wait is finally over! A new dog-friendly cafe has opened up, and it’s perfect for a quick stop with your furry friend as you head from the park. The menu features snacks for your four-legged friends as well as some sandwiches and bowl options for your breakfast and lunches.

Woof & Me | Verbindingstraat 3H

Moos

A new cafe popped up around Westergas, and it’s ready to welcome the neighbourhood with a solid breakfast and lunch menu that includes crispy oyster mushroom broodjes, cheeseburgers, mackerel and more.  

Moos | Spaarndammerstraat 53

A Beautiful Mess

Have you been to the pop-up restaurant in The Manor Hotel yet? For one year only, A Beautiful Mess, developed by Refugee Company, serves Middle Eastern and African dishes, celebrating the dishes of the chefs' homeland. It’s perfect for sharing, so grab a friend or two and support refugees while tasting delicious food. Win-win!

A Beautiful Mess | Linnaeusstraat 89

Discover more places to eat and drink in our September New in Town guide.

PICKING PUMPKINS

As autumn is in full swing once more, so is the urge to adorn our dwellings with some proper seasonal decor. If you are, like us, in the mood to spend some quality family time at the pumpkin patch, look no further for several recommendations that don’t stray too far from the city  within the bounds of Noord Holland: