If you think that goat wool socks have a dusty image in 2017 (or rather 2018, because that’s what it almost is after all!) then you’re completely wrong. Look at sustainability, for example, maybe twenty years ago this was something that only the ‘goat wool socks types‘ were occupied with, but now you can’t ignore that either. And precisely for this reason, the goat wool sock is placed on a pedestal in this pop-up. As the early adopter of sustainability!
You’ll probably, just like me, only be more focused on sustainability in the choices you make since a year or three. In the Vandebron pop-up, shoe designer Luc Aarts is showing this weekend what is possible with goat wool socks. The goat wool sock atelier is free and for everyone to visit. Are you a shoe freak, sneakerhead, or just interested? Then come by with your old shoes and turn them into creative goat-wool sock shoes.
goat wool sock pop-up atelier
Where: Prinsengracht 715, Amsterdam
When: December 15 & 16 // 10 AM -5 PM
Good to know: Don’t forget to bring your old shoes to the atelier so that you can have them customized by designer Luc Aarts!
Will we soon all become ‘goat wool socks’?
Wondering why it is that Vandebron puts the focus on goat wool socks in the coming months? It’s the ambition of this young company to accelerate the transition to sustainable energy and they want to involve as many people as possible. How do they do that? By showing that sustainability is accessible, and can even be fun.
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
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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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In collaboration with Vandebron