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9 x must sees during Sail Amsterdam 2015

18 August 2015

From august 19 to 23 it’s Sail 2015 in Amsterdam!

It’s almost time for Sail in Amsterdam again! My lover just can’t stop talking about it for weeks already. He thinks that the biggest parade party on water that returns to our city every five years is really awesome. How crazy does it sound, that starting this Wednesday there will be over 600 ships sailing through the North Sea Canal! Not really a (big) fan of boats? Then go to Sail Amsterdam 2015 for the side events! Because for the coming few days this is going to be one huge party in Amsterdam. From events to expositions and from concerts to special dinners.

9 things not to miss during Sail in Amsterdam:

>> Sail in >> sail amsterdam 2015

On Wednesday August 19 the parade of the SAIL fleet starts at 10 AM. Hun-dreds of ships will sail from Ijmuiden to Amsterdam. A huge party where according to the boyfriend, you must attend! Extra special: the parade is twice as long as it was five years ago!

>> Pop-up L’Invité le Restaurant >> sail amsterdam 2o15

During Sail you can enjoy of the French classical kitchen of L’invité le Restaurant at the bridge Jan Schaeferbrug. This bridge is built a couple of years ago specifically for Sail and thus it’s the perfect place for a pop up restaurant. Combine an incredible meal with a beautiful view over the water.


>> Hannekes Boom >> sail amsterdam 2015

Did you know that Hannekes Boom wasn’t even around the last Sail? I think it’s hard to think of the days that we didn’t have this wonderful summer hotspot in Amsterdam. This is also a nice place during Sail because you can watch the parade and competitions on the water from here.

>> Photo exhibition NDSM >> sail amsterdam 2015

At Pllek you will also have a good view over the water. But at Pllek there’s so much more to do! For example there’s a photo exhibition here where you can see vinyl prints hanging from the archive of the old NDSM Wharf. Then you can see how NDSM looked like when there where still ships being built there!

>> BBQ-ing at Choux >> sail amsterdam 2015

On Friday Boys Bier are organising a Boys BBQ outside of Choux! They guarantee tropical tunes, the best meat off the grill and BOYS beers. Fun, you can freely watch boats here with friends! Oh and girls are welcomed too ;-).


>> Music & Film >> sail amsterdam 2015

There’s music during Sail. A lot of music. From concerts to live bands and DJs. Pirates of Caribbean in Concert is a really cool one. On a big screen they will show ‘The Curse of the Black Pearl’ while the 80 members big Gelders Orkest will play along live!

>> Firework show >> sail amsterdam 2015

Every day Sail Amsterdam ends with a smashing firework show above the IJ. The best place to see this? From the Java-eiland! So let’s go, with a bottle of bubbly and say cheers to the good life.

>> EYE and ADAM >> sail amsterdam 2015

For the coming days you also have to go to EYE! EYE will be transformed into a big open air cinema. Here they’ll screen cartoons, animations and film fragments. And here A’DAM Toren will take care of the music line-up. Fun!

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The place to be for drinks during Sail is the floating bar. A cool initiative from Tosti Creative in association with Disco Dolly, KLEAR, 22tracks, Deep House Amsterdam & Fat Kids Cake. The TO GO place for a sailor party! Free entrance at the Oosterdokszijde. The floating bar has an Asian theme. With everyday live (Sailor) tattoos, ping pong shows (yes really!) and Tiger beer. Do we see you there?

Have fun at Sail Amsterdam!

Anne de Buck

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