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Toko Sarinah, Stadsarchief Amsterdam, Martin Alberts

Collecting the City #3 on the theme of Gay Games, Amsterdam women and the disappearing Indian toko 

From 23 June, a new edition of Collecting the City will be on show at the Amsterdam Museum on the Amstel. For the third time, museum and city join forces to bring stories of Amsterdam into the limelight. This time, the focus will be on Amsterdam's tokhes, portraits with stories of women from Nieuw-West, Noord and Southeast will be on display,... 

image by Prophetiques by David Kadoule

Dancing into the night - Prophétique (on est déjà né-es) by Nadia Beugré splashes off the stage.

Sometimes the run-in to a performance is so pleasant that you hope everyone will continue to drone on for a bit. Make it last longer! It feels like you're at a rehearsal, or a private party, at a private event, where you can peek in. That is certainly the case with Prophétique (on est déjà né-es) by Nadia Beugré, which... 

PR image Queer Puppetry Festival by Paulina Matusiak and Eddy Wnting

[PRESS RELEASE]Plein Theater and Puppetry Workspace present the second edition of the Queering Puppets Festival Amsterdam from 28 March to 2 April 2023! In doing so, Plein Theater celebrates a 40-year anniversary.

QUEERING PUPPETS FESTIVAL AMSTERDAM 28 March to 2 April 2023 Queering Puppets Festival Amsterdam has provided a stage for genre-transcending forms of visual theatre and puppetry since 2022. A fusion of craft and technology, dissolving traditional categories before the eye of the beholder. Plein Theater and Puppetry Workspace defy the norm with this festival full of garish visual excesses from... 

Amsterdam Museum on the Amstel -Panorama Amsterdam. Photo: Amsterdam Museum Gert Jan van Rooij

Events at the Amsterdam Museum - Month of January 2023

Besides a permanent collection presentation at Amstel 51 and at Huis Willet-Holthuysen and changing exhibitions, the Amsterdam Museum offers a public programme. At various locations and for a diverse audience. The following events are scheduled for January 2023. Visit for the latest information. ---------------- Queer Gaze Tour: A guided tour from an LGBTQ+ perspective 22 January 2023.... 

House of Circus kicks off in drag and brothers Simon and Vincent Bruyninckx open Festival Circolo hanging by their teeth

After another year of dreaming and planning, the 10th edition of Festival Circolo - the largest circus festival in the Netherlands - is finally here today! Until Sunday 30 October, Tilburg's Spoorpark will transform into an oasis full of spectacle, acrobatics and humour. The opening shot was given on 20 October 2022 at 20:00h by two circus performers... 

10th edition Festival Circolo; stage for acrobats in drag, performers from Morocco and Syria and circus for babies

From 21 to 30 October, the number of open mouths, gaped eyes and squeezed buttocks in the heart of Tilburg increases dramatically. The Netherlands' largest circus festival will then descend on Spoorpark Tilburg for ten days of top-quality contemporary circus. The 10th edition of Festival Circolo presents an accessible and universal programme where the stories of circus artists responding to current... 

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