Amsterdam Fringe Festival with Performances in the city
In a short month, Amsterdam will be transformed in the theater, dance, performance and music walhalla Amsterdam Fringe Festival for the twelfth time already. From September 7 till 17 we can visit over 320 shows from 73 national and international talents in, on and at more than 30 special locations throughout Amsterdam. You can for example go to shows in the small theaters, but also at unexpected fun locations such as in a furniture store, on a boat, in a gallery and even in a restaurant. Okay, it’s kinda impossible to visit all the 320 performances, but we can see a lot in ten days, right?!
Back to Fringe, Fringe is a platform and playground for quirky makers and their audience. Think of out-of-the-boxers, strange birds, artistic homeless people, post avant-gardeists and well, a lot of creative creatures. During the Amsterdam Fringe Festival they invite us all to join their Fringe adventure. You can guess how those nights will go. It will be a special, exciting, sometimes rough but always surprising and diverse evening!
There will be performances about silence, the gender question will be asked to you (how manly or feminine are you?), you can go to an award winning horror comedy and a tragicomic onemanshow about the cruelty of love.
PS: Amsterdam Fringe Festival turns Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond this year into their festival heart. This is the place where you plan your Fringe route, buy your tickets, get some drinks, go to Fringe4Free shows and sneak previews, eat the Fringe day dish and go to fabulous parties.
amsterdam Fringe Festival 2017
Date: September 7 till 17
Prices: Free. Do you want to visit a show? Tickets cost € 7.50 for a short one, € 11.50 for a long show and € 13.50 for the Fringe Nightclub. There is also a CJP discount and stack discount.
More information, the program, the performances and tickets: amsterdamfringefestival.nl
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: Amsterdam Fringe Festival