I amsterdam Magazine
Published quarterly, I amsterdam Magazine highlights the best events, exhibitions and concerts taking place in the city and surrounding areas. Each issue focuses on a season providing visitors with all the information they need to get the most out of their trip to Amsterdam.
Working for a small agency in the grachtengordel, I coordinated the English What’s On section of the magazine responsible for promoting the best cultural things to do in Amsterdam. The 17-page section covered art, music, film, family, performance, theatre, classical, clubbing, LGBTQ events and others. I particularly enjoyed writing about the many exhibitions taking place in the city, from blockbusters at the Rijksmuseum to intimate shows at artist-run spaces.
The start of the cultural season
Every August the new cultural season launches in Amsterdam. It’s when museums, theatre production companies and institutions reveal their programs for the coming 12 months. In this feature-length article, I rounded-up everything in the world of art, theatre, stage and music with tips and quotes from curators and directors.
Curated by her son Sean Hepburn Ferrer, the heartwarming Intimate Audrey exhibition at Beurs van Berlage shone the light on Audrey Hepburn’s role as a mother and her life more generally. For the magazine, I spoke to Sean about how this touring exhibition came about and what his intentions were. Billed as a homecoming, Intimate Audrey at Beurs van Berlage was as beautiful and as it gentle. Image: Audrey and Sean in Burgenstock, Switzerland. Copyright Audrey Hepburn Family Archive.
Scattered throughout the What’s On section are tips from people engaged in Amsterdam’s cultural sector about what to do in the city. Huis Marseille’s Benjamin van Gaalen was incredibly generous with his tips, as was Dutch actor Robert de Hoog. Image from The Miracle Garden.
Home to scores of museums and galleries, Amsterdam stages a huge range of exhibitions annually. Each issue I wrote about the must-see exhibitions, from blockbusters to independents, and everything in between. Image: Ikko Tanaka, ‘Noh Performance’, 1958. Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.