On April 9th 2016 a new museum will open its doors: the Moco Museum (Modern Contemporary Museum). The first two expositions are two legends: Banksy and Warhol. The museum is located on the Museum Square, between the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum in a beautiful villa, built in 1903. It will be open every day and on Fridays even until 9pm. The menu at Moco Cafe looks very promising as well. Address: Honthorststraat 20.
In the weekend of March 18th to March 20th, the Amsterdam Coffee Festival is organised at Westergasfabriek. You can go for a coffee and food pairing (organised by the Scandinavian Embassy), or zip a cocktail at the espresso martini bar. There are also interactive workshops, live music and art exhibitions. Let’s hope we will have a sunny weekend in Amsterdam. Enjoy! http://www.amsterdamcoffeefestival.com/Home
Every year the Nieuwe Kerk displays a religious Masterpiece from a museum or private collection. This year’s choice is ‘Calvary‘, painted by Marc Chagall in 1912. It was the first time Chagall painted a Jewish Christ on the cross. The painting is on special loan from the Museum of Modern Art in New York. You can see it from February 20th to April 10th at Nieuwe Kerk. More information: https://www.nieuwekerk.nl/en/exhibitions/masterpiece-2016-is-marc-chagalls-calvary/
If you are in Amsterdam during the weekend of March 12th and 13th, you should discover Amsterdam’s westside. During 24H West, some unusual events take place. You can listen to opera while drinking beer, do a literary wine tasting or watch street art during a night tour. Check out all the details: http://www.iamsterdam.com/en/visiting/whats-on/24h-amsterdam/24h-west?pg=0