Where: Rembrandtpark, 1058 Amsterdam
Give summer the send off it deserves at Amsterdam’s last beer festival of the year… West Tapt kicks off in Rembrandtpark this Friday, and as the 5th anniversary edition it is set to be a ripper of a party! With a stellar selection of local and international breweries such as De Molen, Two Chefs, Brewdog and Oedipus, there will be no shortage of fine ale to toast away the summer with. But don’t fear, the fun doesn’t end beer-e! DJs, food stalls, beer pong, giant jenga and a whole lot more is on offer at West Tapt’s 5th birthday soiree, and you’re invited! After all, what better way is there to farewell summer than by drinking copious amounts of sunshine in a cup? Grab your tickets here: www.taptfestival.nl
Where: De School, Doctor Jan van Breemenstraat 1, 1056 AB Amsterdam
At De School’s infamous Het Weekend, there’s only one rule: You can stay for as long as you want, but in is in, and out is out. Get it? Let us explain; you need to spend your week resting, stocking up on nutrients and increasing fluid intake, because you won’t wanna leave this party. Running from Saturday to Monday, this is a non-stop dance extravaganza you’re gonna need some serious stamina for. With hot young thing Pasiphae headlining a sparkling line up of DJs, you won’t even notice the hours pass as the beats carry you through the weekend. Will you be one of the last ravers standing?
Where: Outsider Art Museum, Amstel 51, 1018 EJ Amsterdam
At this dizzying journey through the work of the Netherlands most famous Outsider artist, Willem van Genk, visitors get a profound insight into his troubled, yet undisputedly genius mind. His works can be seen as frantically beautiful windows into his imagination and perception of the mad world around him. Dominated by dark themes of war, fascism, communism and mental illness, Genk’s works are a confronting reminder of the times he endured. More than this, they are a touching reflection of his own confusion, and his ability to use his boundless creativity to process this longing for meaning in a senseless world. Don’t miss your chance to see over 60 works from one of the Netherlands’ greatest twentieth-century artists, including some rare pieces which have never before been exhibited.