This month we go for pink, we go for walks, we might even do some serious dancing and we do a little responsible shopping on the side. Let the spring begin!
- To eat: Mama Kelly
Olympisch Stadion 35
When opening a new restaurant in the age of Instagram you’d better make it post-worthy. Mama Kelly understood and she did by opting for a whole pink interior. It sounds simple and it works like a charm; just like their menu: chicken or lobster. Although that is not quite true – a look on their menu reveals other dishes like risotto, lamb and steak tartare – we do agree that “chicken or lobster” is a lot more # worthy. So we’ll play along. Lobster please.
- To watch: De roze filmdagen
March 8 until the 18th, Ketelhuis, Westergasfabriek, Pazzanistraat 4
A recurring event in March, just as uplifting as the daffodils that spruce up the surrounding Westerpark. The 21st edition of this LGBTQ film festival dishes up the best international pink movies du moment. With special guests and discussions to attend. This year the works shown revolve around icons, musicals and the relation between parents and their LGBTQ-children.
- To do: Architectural tours with Local Experts
Explore Amsterdam’s architecture with Local Experts. Choose your favorite type of transportation (walking, cycling or sailing) and learn about both the old and new buildings that make up Amsterdam’s ever changing face. There are tours in the Eastern Docklands and the Western Islands, or you can opt for a theme, like the waterfront or the new city.
- To dance: Awakenings Easter Special
31st of March, De Gashouder, Westergasfabriek, Polonceau-kade 27
Dance the winter away and start the festival season in the Gashouder where, like every year, the Awakenings Easter Special is held. Check the line-up on their website. On a different note; Bach’s Matthäus-Passion is performed in practically every church and concert venue in Amsterdam.
- To shop: Pop-up Unrobe
What started on Kickstarter is now an actual pop-up shop in the busy Haarlemmerdijk. Expect cool minimalistic sweaters, classic T-shirts and some chunky knitwear for women. The items are surprisingly affordable for what you would expect in a hip, new, furnitureless, cool dude behind the cashier-kind of place. Unrobe guarantees full transparency in pricing and sourcing, which is rather revolutionary in fashion. By cutting out the middleman they keep their prices low. Everybody happy – except perhaps, the middleman.