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The Van Gogh Disco and other artistic looks at Museum Night in Amsterdam [Review]

Amsterdam’s annual Museum Night (Museumnacht in Dutch) is a work of art entirely within itself. The event not only gives attendees access to 55 of the city’s grandest and most nuanced museums for the price of a single ticket (about 20 euro), but re-envisions many of the city’s spaces for a nightlife-conducive affair, hosting DJs, […]

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Exclusive: Gear up for ADE’s daytime dancefloors with Eelke Kleijn [Mix]

Don’t let Eelke Kleijn‘s affinity for DJ-ing in his socks distract from his dexterity, not only behind the decks, but in the studio. His voracious musical appetite as a multi-instrumentalist (i.e., guitar, piano, and bass) and composer have earned him tenures scoring for Hollywood films like Rush and This Means War alongside official remix sanctions […]

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Amelie Lens to spin all night at Amsterdam’s Shelter

Take a daytime stroll through the city square that houses Amsterdam’s Shelter and you may never know it’s there, as the entrance to the underground nightclub is unmarked and the stairway leading into it hides like a secret passageway during the day. Shelter is well worth locating though, particularly on the evening of Sept. 19 […]

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Dutch authorities distributing MDMA-scented perfume

Ever walked into work on Monday morning smelling like a heavy weekend bender? Of course not, right? Though now, in the Netherlands, smelling like the afterparty is acceptable—in fact, it’s all in the name of law enforcement. Dutch authorities are producing and distributing a new perfume that’s scented like MDMA in the hopes of using […]

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Drumcode Festival will be back for a 2019 sequel

No longer the newbie of the festival circuit, Drumcode Festival will follow its inaugural 2018 installment with an encore, as the event prepares to make its second annual return to Amsterdam in August 2019. Drumcode spearhead, Adam Beyer, will partner with Dutch techno brand, Awakenings, to host Drumcode’s sequel. The 2019 edition of Drumcode is […]

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Pegboard Nerds re-join Knife Party for new collaboration

It’s looking like the next year is about to see a bountiful release harvest from illustrious Australian outfit Knife Party. They certainly know how to stir a frenzy among their fan base, slowly teasing out a variety of raucous new music through their Knifecast show and other platforms. It seems they’ve enlisted a tried-and-true partner […]

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ADE begins revealing names of 2,500-strong 2018 artist roster – Richie Hawtin, Martin Garrix, Jon Hopkins, & More

An already-popular Amsterdam is filled to its very peak each October, when Amsterdam Dance Event settles into the city. The annual conference and celebration of all-things dance music has become the biggest and most influential of its kind, with countless artists, fans, and industry professionals coming together to build their networks and enjoy long hours of […]

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Amsterdam to raise tourist tax, ban Airbnb rentals to discourage mass tourism

Those traveling to Amsterdam might soon find the search for accommodations to be much more limited than in previous years, as the Dutch capital’s government begins to take measures against mass tourism in an attempt to improve the quality of residential life in the city. Amsterdam’s government will begin by raising its tourist tax, an […]

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The Man Who Built His House Out of Stuff He Bought on eBay

Frank Alsema describes himself as a “city maker.” The retired TV producer lives in north Amsterdam, where his house has become a lab for more sustainable urban lifestyle. The community there and throughout the Netherlands aspire to what they call a “circular economy.” That means recycling and reusing everything,…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The Way This Dutch Designer Dealt With Light Pollution Is Ingenious

The Afsluitdijk is a 20-mile dam that has been protecting the low-lying Netherlands from the force of the ocean for decades. According to Daan Roosegaarde, a Dutch artist who works in urban environments, it’s quite famous in the country because “basically, it protects us from drowning.”Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Study says Amsterdam’s wastewaster has highest ecstasy concentration in Europe

A wastewater analysis conducted by the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) has identified Amsterdam’s wastewater as containing the most ecstasy residuals in all of Europe. The analysis tested the wastewater of 56 European cities in 19 countries in an effort to “explore the drug-taking habits” of those residing there. Conducted regularly […]

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Dyro – Amsterdam ft Hailz

Dutch DJ Dyro deals in crossover constructions on his latest single, “Amsterdam.” A pop-future bass offering that enlists Hailz—memorable as the featured vocalist on Dante Klein‘s “Harder”—Dyro’s latest is a phosphorescent release of a laidback character. Most notably, the happy-go-lucky nature of the track achieved by “Amsterdam’s” playful lyrical content and breezy chord progressions — […]

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Armada Music to launch video platform

Armada Music fans are about to get a glimpse into a whole new aspect of the Amsterdam-based label. The Dutch music collective has announced the launch of its own video platform called YourArmada, coming Dec. 1.YourArmada will be available both in website and app form and will be home to exclusive content and previews from the […]

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