visit fashion cities africa in the Tropenmuseum Amsterdam
Our favourite museum in Amsterdam East; the Tropenmuseum Amsterdam opens Fashion Cities Africa on October 6th. A new colorful exhibition that is completely filled by street style fashion and Africa. In the exhibition Fashion Cities Africa, you will meet four lively African fashion towns through the eyes of sixteen local creatures. From the cities of Casablanca (Morocco), Johannesburg (South Africa), Nairobi (Kenya) and Lagos (Nigeria). That’s where many famous fashion designers, bloggers and stylists come from. Think of fashion designers as Said Mahrouf (Casablanca), Marianne Fassler (Johannesburg) and fashion blogger Sunny Dolat (Nairobi).
The Fashion Cities Africa exhibition shows the blooming fashion industry in a special way. From streetwear to high fashion, experimental to modest, in the exhibition you will find out what kind of beautifulness Africa has to offer. Brother and sister of 2ManySiblings take you to the Nairobi market, where they buy second-hand designer clothing to refurbish. Also see creations from the brand Maki Oh (Lagos), worn by Beyoncé and Michelle Obama.
Tip: NEW LASTING EXHIBITION
If you are in the Tropenmuseum for the Fashion Cities exhibitions, also take a look at the other permanent exhibitions. Last October, “Present of the slavery past” has opened up, a semi-permanent exhibition in the run-up to a new permanent presentation about the contemporary legacy of slavery and colonialism (2021).
win 5 x 2 tickets for the tropenmuseum
In collaboration with the Tropenmuseum Amsterdam, we give away 5 x 2 tickets. So, do you want to see these new special exhibitions? Check out the Facebook page of Your Little Black Book and tag the friend or girl you want here! The winner will be announced on October 19th.
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.
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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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