A few weeks ago I went to “Unseen”. This photo fair was a four days celebration of inspiration and talent at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. Galleries from all around the world presented their work. I was overwhelmed by the diversity of ideas, techniques and subjects of photographers. Close to my heart was were the collages with different materials integrated such as paper and threads. Till next year! The thread works are by the amazing Julie Cockburn. The tower in the photo is a real tower (!) in Hong Kong. The big portraits on the floor and walls are a part of this.
+ I’m regularly updating this guide. Adding new exciting places and address. If you want to be updated you can register to my mailing list on the right, thanks! After many requests to share tips about good places to visit in Amsterdam,….here it is: “The best secret guide to Amsterdam – De Pijp” or “Don’t forget to bring your umbrella!” When visiting other cities there is nothing I like doing more than following a local guide and discover the hidden treasures of a place. The kind of places that only locals knows about. All the places & shops mentioned in this guide are based on my personal recommendation only. I don’t have any benefits from sharing this information. I collected them because for me they make this place special. All photos are taken by me (unless mentioned otherwise). I also included Google maps for easy searching and localization. De Pijp/Museum Quarter is where I live for the last 10 years, the neighborhood that I love very much. You can find here museums, parks, shops, cafes, …
A vintage, second hand, art and design shop run by mother and daughter – Jane (designer and artist) and Nina (goldsmith). Here you can find rare and unique vintage design items. Customized or entirely hand made. Very Friendly and full with beautiful treasures… Address: Gerard doustraat 86, Amsterdam Website: alltheluckintheworld.nl
Kwinkel voor kinderen is a children’s shop for new and second-hand cloth and toys, located in the heart of the Albert Cuyp market. The shop is a paradise for vintage toys lovers and the wonderful atmosphere makes it a great place to visit with your kids. Address: Albert Cuypstraat 161, Amsterdam Website: Kwinkel-voor-kinderen