Posts tagged ‘Party’

May 5, 2014

5 May in The Netherlands

Happy Liberation Day to my fellow Dutchies!


Bevrijdingsdag DLCS

Bevrijdingsdag DLCS


Today we celebrate we are FREE. Yesterday, 4 May, we thought of those that are not.


For this cause there are lots of festivals and parties today, while the country has only just recovered from its first Kingsday.


Kingsday 2014 DLCS

Kingsday 2014 DLCS


For more information in English about 4 & 5 May in The Netherlands, click HERE


For the complete program for all the festivals and parties today (Dutch) CLICK HERE   


My tips: Remember the Amsterdam Klezmer Band?  Check: Today @19.00 they play in the Westerpark in Amsterdam and you can listen to them for FREE.


Het Vrije Westen

Het Vrije Westen


Plus not to forget; for a classic (and one of the best!) FREEDOM party: visit the Homo Monument.


Homomo:Bevrijdingsdag DLCS -photo taken from Facebook:

Homomo:Bevrijdingsdag DLCS -photo taken from Facebook:

November 15, 2013

A circuesque moment of fame

What did you once dream of? Yes, to join the Circus and Travel the world !! Now you can !!!
Circus Hoppa

Circus Hoppa

Would you like to have your moment of fame?
Do you have an act?
Play an instrument?
Can you dance?
Do you like to party?

Are you an artist and want to exhibit your work?

Want to create a circuesque performance?
Do you have a crazy idea you’d like to present to Circus Hoppa audience?

Write the CIRCUS HOPPA family at: & convince them of your skills!

Join the circus on Facebook:
June 26, 2013

Amsterdam Roots Festival

The 16th  edition of Amsterdam Roots Festival returns to Amsterdam from 4 to 7 July 2013. Taking place in five locations around Amsterdam, the festival features four days of music from all cultures and corners of the world. Expect to experience the latest development in world sounds, inspiring headliners, up-and-coming international talents at the city’s venues. Amsterdam Roots concludes festively with the annual outdoor festival Roots Open Air in the Oosterpark.

Roots Indoor

Well-known city venues such as Bimhuis and Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ traditionally host the Roots Indoor programming. This year’s programming gives platform to inspiring acts. For example, Bombino (Niger) a Sahel blues rocker who has recently collaborated with The Black Keys, will headline in the Melkweg on Thursday July 4th. At the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Brazilian stars Paulinho Leite & Andre Rio explore and celebrate Carnaval & Fórro from Pernambuco. Vibrant big band Spok Frevo turns out elaborated arrangement from Frevo, Brasil.

Roots Open Air

The festival traditionally culminates in the fabulous Roots Open Air in Oosterpark on Sunday July 7th. From noon until 22.00, visitors can enjoy a day filled with music across multiple stages spread throughout the leafy park, with both international and local bands, the latest talent from Amsterdam, DJs, dance workshops, adventurous kids’ programming and extensive market with exotic foods and accessories and a lot more. Foodies surely won’t be disappointed by the variety of global goodies to be sampled.

This year singer-songwriter Rokia Traoré (Mali) headlines Roots Open Air. Having just released her latest album Beautiful Africa and performed in the musical theatre production Desdemona at Holland Festival, it’s the perfect time to catch this mesmeric songstress.

Other highlights include guitarist Jupiter Bokondji (Congo), singer-songwriter Emel Mathlouthi (Tunisia) – who became known for her protest songs during the Arab Spring – and the avant-garde classical and rock of Geomungo Factory (South Korea). As well as showcasing non-Western pop music; the Bass Stage will celebrate 5-year anniversary and blast out slices of modern bass and electronic music with a global twist. Urban Groove stage showcases some of the best international innovative acts such as Coely (Congo/Belgium), Next of Kin (NL), Gato Preto (PT) the world and Amsterdam has to offer.

Roots Open Air requires a small entrance fee of €7.50. Entrance for children aged 16 and under remains free.

For me the higlight of the festival is the yearly Roots Open Air. One of the best parties of the year! Check out the schedule below, see you in the Oosterpark on July 7 to make a dance?

Amsterdam Roots Open Air 2013

Amsterdam Roots Festival 2013

Amsterdam Roots Festival 2013

May 1, 2013

Queensnight, Queensday, Kingsnight 2013

Yesterday, 30 April was our last queensday; since yesterday we have a king.

Here’s a small impression of my Queensnight, Queensday and Kingsnight. Next year we will celebrate Kingsday on April 26.

September 26, 2012


Flirtation is a “Woman- only- party”  in Amsterdam. I’ve visited this party for openminded women many times and to me it’s one of the best parties in Amsterdam. I’ve never seen so many women partying together. Partygirls, students, housewifes, straight, lesbian and bisexual women, it’s simply a huge mix of 1000 (!) partying women. And no, besides some security personnel, there are NO MEN. All waiters, dj’s and performers are female. I think for every woman it’s a special experience to party without men around.

The party takes place in Club Panama in Amsterdam and the next edition is coming up soon! It’s a Black & White edition with in the big room Miss Sugaware & Lina-Ann with Dj duo CAT CARPENTERS. In the studio DJ duo Cherr du Perr & Darling 10 playing smooth R&B. As always there’s more…dancers of Entertainment Matters, competitions with Nat-2 and the 5 best dressed Flirts will win Lady Gaga’s new black perfume Fame. If you come from outside Amsterdam, Flirtation recommends you to sleep in the unique Lloyd Hotel , which is on a 75 meter walk from Panama. If you visit Flirtation and book your night in the Lloyd Hotel, you will receive 25% discount on the official roomprice.



The next edition is Flirtation Black & White on Saturday October 6.
Location: Club Panama, Oostelijke Handelskade 4, Amsterdam
Time: 23.00-04.00 uur
Dresstip: black en/of white
Tickets: (€ 17,50 euro inclusive ticket fee) or Free Record Shop (17,50 euro exclusief ticketfee)

P.S.: Soon more about the history of Flirtation and the woman behind this concept!

July 5, 2012

New in Amsterdam: Lockdown Festival

You know I love festivals… here’s a new one;

New in Amsterdam: Lockdown Festival.

Reblogged from

Lockdown Festival Amsterdam

June 21, 2012

Protected: The Posse’s BDay, Event & Party agenda. II

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May 15, 2012

Protected: The Posse’s BDay, Event & Party agenda.

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April 21, 2012

Koninginnedag is coming up!

Koninginnedag or Queen’s Day is a national holiday in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, celebrated on 30 April. Koninginnedag is Queen Beatrix’s official birthday. Though Queen Beatrix was born on 31 January, the holiday is observed on 30 April as it was the birthday of her mother and predecessor, Juliana.

Koningin Beatrix

Koningin Beatrix

The first time Koninginnedag took place, it was celebrated on 31 August 1885 as  Prinsessedag or Princess’s Day, the fifth birthday of Princess Wilhelmina, heiress to the Dutch throne. On her accession, the holiday acquired its present name, Koninginnedag. Following the accession of Wilhelmina’s daughter Queen Juliana in 1948, the holiday was moved to her birthday. Her daughter, Beatrix retained the celebration on 30 April after she took the throne in 1980. Koninginnedag is known for its nationwide vrijmarkt (“free market” or flea market), at which many Dutch sell their secondhand items. Those taking part in Koninginnedag commonly wear orange clothing in honour of the House of Orange-Nassau, which rules over the Netherlands, causing “orange madness” or oranjegekte, for the national colour; everyone becomes patriotic.

When Queen Beatrix succeeded her mother Juliana  on 30 April 1980, the new queen decided to keep the holiday on 30 April as a tribute to her mother. The reason was practical as well—Beatrix’s actual birthday on 31 January is less conducive to the traditional outdoor activities.The birthday of the Queen’s son and heir, Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange is 27 April.


The future king; Willem Alexander with his Argentinian-born wife Maxima & their daughters Amalia, Alexia & Ariane by ANP LEX VAN LIESHOUT

Willem-Alexander, Maxima & prinsesjes by ANP LEX VAN LIESHOUT


Koninginnedag is the one day of the year that the Dutch government permits sales on the street without a permit and without the payment ofvalue added tax. Koninginnedag now sees large-scale celebrations, with many concerts and special events in public spaces, particularly in Amsterdam. The Vondelpark is reserved for children and their activities. The city centre is closed to cars, and no trams ride in the heart of the city; people are urged to avoid Amsterdam Centraal railway station and use other stations if possible from their direction. International trains that normally begin or terminate at Amsterdam Centraal are instead directed to a suburban stop.

In recent years parties and concerts have been held the evening before Koninginnedag; Koninginnenacht(Queen’s Night). Many young people celebrate in the streets and squares (and in Amsterdam, the canals as well) throughout the night, and after all-night partying join the crowds at the vrijmarkt. Street parties on Koninginnenacht are this year permitted from 19.00 untill 23.00, after which party people generally move inside to clubs and bars.
Queensday Museumplein 2011

Queensday Museumplein 2011

In The Netherlands, unfortunately we work on May 1. I have already asked permission to sleep a bit longer before going to work that day.

Koninginnedag is for me the best party of the year! Have you ever heard of it? Are you in The Netherlands these days? What are your plans? P.S.: I was looking for my own old QDay pics, can’t find them. I’ll make new ones this year,ok?



(With a bit of help from Wikipedia.)

March 7, 2012

My footage in Amsterdam Klezmer Band’s new clip “Op een Goppe”

I totally forgot! Remember I went to the concert of The Amsterdam Klezmer Band? (Read all about it HERE;

Here’s the video of  “Op een Goppe” recorded live by the audience in Paradiso, Amsterdam at their 1000th concert! And HOW COOL!! They used my footage in their clip!!!!  Images @1.03, 1.08, 2.27, 2.44, 2.50 & the last shot are mine! 🙂

I think “Op een Goppe” means “At a wedding”.


Klezmer music makes me happy!