contemporary art at the affordable art fair 2017
This year it’s time for the 12th edition of the Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam 2017. From November 2 until 5, the Kromhouthal in Amsterdam North will turn pink and contemporary artists and young talent will show their work for ‘affordable’ prices. Well, relatively speaking, because the prices are between 100 and 6000 euros ;-) This year also a number of ArtTalks are scheduled. If you would like to know how to maintain a new piece of art or what different techniques there are, you are here at the right place.
Now about the art fair: eighteen years ago, the Scot Will Ramsey introduced a new concept to the market to make contemporary art accessible to all. The Affordable Art Fair became a great success and is now a recurring event in several cities worldwide. Since October 2007, the fair takes place in Amsterdam every year. The Affordable Art Fair lowers the threshold of art bying for a new generation of collectors. We can’t wait to stroll around beautiful works of art!
personal shopper service and re-entry tickets
If you often have a hard time making decisions, there is a new option for you this year: you can get a Personal Shopper Service. For € 25,- extra you can enable a personal shopper that selects a number of art works that suit you. Handy!
If you even can’t make a decision with a personal shopper or if you’re just always in doubt, there’s another option. Get a re-entry ticket at the fair and delay your decision moment. More relaxed if you ask us ;-)
WIN two tickets for the affordable art fair Amsterdam
In association with the Affordable Art Fair we can give away 3 x 2 tickets. Do you want to score a new piece of art for at home at this fair? Then check out the Facebook page of Your Little Black Book and tag your friend that you want to take there! The winner will be announced on October 31.
Ps: Ticket sales have already begun so if you want to make sure you have tickets for this art fair, order them now before it’s too late!
affordable art fair amsterdam 2017
Date: November 2 until 5, 2017
Price: € 11,- (Early Bird)
Location: Kromhouthal Amsterdam
More information and tickets: affordableartfair.com/amsterdam
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
⋙ A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
⋙ The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street art
⋙ Photography museum FOAM
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
⋙ Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>
Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
☾ Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
☾ CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
☾ Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
☾ Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.
Let’s get social
I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.
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Photocredits: Affordable Art Fair