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What to do in Amsterdam

James McGrath 11 December 2012
What to do in Amsterdam

With its world-class museums, original festivals, comedy, live music, laid-back bars and delightful restaurants, there’s never a shortage of things to do in Amsterdam. So browse these inspirational ‘language no problem’ suggestions for ISE 2013 visitors and make the most of all that’s going on in Amsterdam!

North Sea Jazz Club (Music/Clubbing, Pictured)
Music, Dinner, Drinks and Dancing

The recently opened North Sea Jazz Club deals in live jazz and jazz related music. Like the well-known North Sea Jazz Festival, it’s not just jazz; many musical styles are represented in its intimate setting. Famous artists from all around the world perform on stage. Before and during the live acts, you can dine in the Club or in the Café-restaurant
Leon Ware  | Saturday 2 Feb 21:00   |  €18 – € 24 |

Boom Chicago (Comedy)
Comedy shows, dinner, dancing… Boom Chicago has it all

Boom Chicago is Amsterdam’s premier English language comedy venue. Their Chicago Social Club features a bar and restaurant and is regularly transformed into a nightclub. Boom Chicago’s multimedia comedy shows are a fast-paced mix of sharp writing, quick improvisation, video, music and the internet.
Shot of Improv | Wed 30 Jan 20:00 | €14
Reality Check | Thur 31 Jan | 20:00 | €22

Amsterdam Museum (Museum)
A rich collection of art, objects and artefacts that tell the story of Amsterdam

The Amsterdam Museum tells the compelling story of Amsterdam, from its growth and glory days through to the present. In this 1,000-year-old city of waterways, it is the spirit of enterprise, creativity, civic values and freedom that counts most. The exhibition Amsterdam DNA aims to tell the story of the city based on these core values. Intended as a three-dimensional travel guide, this informative multimedia presentation takes the visitor on a 45-minute historical tour of Amsterdam.
Wintersalon 2013 until 17 February 2013 |  €10 |

EYE (Film and Exhibition)
Famed film institute housed in an architectural masterpiece

The EYE Film Institute Netherlands cinematography museum in Amsterdam is home to an internationally-renowned collection of films covering the whole history of cinema, from the very first silent movies to the latest contemporary digital productions. The EYE Film Institute Netherlands recently moved to a brand new exciting architectural masterpiece located across the IJ waterway directly behind Amsterdam Central Station.
The institute is currently running a major exhibition exploring the works of Oskar Fischinger, a pioneer of the animation film and abstract cinema. This German avant-garde filmmaker made short films that were highly influential in the development of the animation film, music video and computer graphics. The exhibition Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967): Experiments in Cinematic Abstraction, which also focuses on his earliest experiments and inventions, is accompanied by an extensive film program.
Oskar Fischinger (1900-1967) |  until 17 March 2013 |  €8,- |

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