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CUT_

Electronic Act

CUT_ is a live electronic act based on live composition and looped vocals. Music inspired by the moment, every show is unique

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Hanneke Peeters

Foodie & Cafe Owner

Beter & Leuk is all about ‘Stop eating shit, eat good food!’ Owner Hanneke Peeters is passionate about honest, healthy, organic food. Beter & Leuk is the place where she sells her delicious homemade cakes and pastries, lunch and brunch dishes and high quality teas and coffees. You will find fashion and personal care product here too, and yes, those are organic and sustainable too.

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Tom van der Leij

Photographer

Born and raised Amsterdammer Tom van der Leij has travelled the world as a photographer and editor. His true home will always be Amsterdam though especially because the city is a magnet for one of his passions: fun, eco friendly initiatives. And above all its so photogenic when you know how to take a photo and where. Dare to take pictures of inhabitants, thats his lesson during the Amsterdam Phototour.

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Serena from Beautylab.nl

Beauty Blogger

Beautylab is the beauty blog for everyone who loves makeup, skin care, and positive thinking.

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BAK Restaurant

Award-winning Chefs

BAK started as a pop-up restaurant. Always cool, fresh, and organic. Without a permanent location, but with the best young chefs, the best ingredients and the best atmosphere.

Recently, the guys opened a fine dining restaurant and lunch cafe with great waterfront views.

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Studio JUX

Design. cool as a nepal ice.

Studio JUX creates fashion that you can wear proudly. Dutch design made of stylish and innovative materials. With an eye for detail. Like an unexpected colour detail or a special story. Chunky cardigans are hand knitted by Nepali ladies in a women empowerment project. And the beautiful dresses are made of wood. Studio JUX even runs its own workshop in Nepal to offer you the best possible fashion: with respect for people, planet and style.

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Jasper Lijfering

Vintage watch store owner

Established in 1987 in a historical building in the heart of Amsterdam, our family run business has become a favorite among connoisseurs and collectors alike. We are selling and buying mechanical watches, jewelry and ‘objets d'art’, as well as offering valuation, restoration and new jewelry services.

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Maikel Kerseboom

Makeup Artist

I travel a lot between Amsterdam and Hamburg. It’s such a pleasure to be living in these wonderful cities. For years, I’ve been working with luxurious cosmetics and brands as a makeup artist. Besides working in the beauty industry i also am the owner of my own website and vlog channel.

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Anya and Leo

Travelling Bartenders

Anya Montague and Leo Boys of Travelling Bartenders bar consultancy are worldwide mixology specialists that have been traveling and mixing drinks in London, Hawaii, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Singapore and currently Amsterdam.

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Noni May

Freelance Editor & Photographer

I work as a freelance editor and photographer. I write about health & happiness, travel, lifestyle, career and art. I photograph models and I like to combine styling + product/food photography. I’m the creator of Amsterdam Curated and my personal website, www.nonimay.com.

I’m creative and technical. I like tech, traveling, films and series, fashion, online privacy, books, lifestyle, politics, coffee, starting new businesses, parties, discussions and football.

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Rena Noordermeer

Shop Owner

Rena Noordermeer is the founder of Hear Hear, a tiny two story shop in Amsterdam.

I love extraordinary details and products with a simple design and a pristine feeling.

I live together with my love Sam and our four guinea pigs. In our house you’ll find a few fast bikes, a large comfy couch, a white dinner table, ever changing art work on the walls and over fifty plants.

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Mihaela Lica Butler

Food Writer

I love good food and good family fun. I recently published my first book ‘Garden Super Hero Tales’, the 1st volume in a series of 10 that will set the stage for 100 different veggies, herbs and fruit, to show their true super powers for a healthy diet. The books - available on Amazon.com - are inspired by my son, Paul-Jules, who is the main hero of the stories. I also share my cooking experiences with young mothers on Fusion Mom, and I’m sharing the best family experiences on Stay.com.

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Ivana Perkovic

YouTuber

Ivana is a YouTuber and currently traveling the world. On her channel EnterpriseMeTV she makes video’s for Dutch women with the highest ambitions. Also she makes travel blogs of her adventures abroad.

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Joni Kort

Theater Amsterdam

Hi! I am Joni. Two years ago I moved to Amsterdam and I still discover new places in the city. Last May, I started working at Theater Amsterdam, located in the ‘Westelijke Houthavens’. I never knew this part of the city had so much to offer!

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Vicky Hampton

Writer, Cook & Foodie

Vicky Hampton is a writer, cook and avid foodie who has lived and worked in the Netherlands for nine years. Vicky has written for various publications including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Time Out, Eyewitness Guide and Michelin Guide. She has recently had her first cookbook, Vicky Hampton’s Working Lunch, published in The Netherlands. She also manages the blog content for Eating Europe Food Tours, including the Eating Amsterdam Tour.

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Nathalie Paak

Travel blogger

On my website I reveal where to shop, eat and stay around the globe. Hot spots which stand out in concept, styling, location etc.

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GirlsLove2Travel

Travel Bloggers

Bloggers Fiek, Manon & Vi: We believe that in order to live, we must travel…

The world is our playground.

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Rick Kempen

Beer Expert

For well over a quarter century, my life has been all about beer. Flunking out of University because of my side-job as a waiter in De Pilsener Club turned out to be one of the best things ever happening to me. I work as Export Manager for Bier&cO which includes distributing American Craft beer all over Europe. Bier&cO’s efforts helped change the European beer culture. For the past decades I have devoted my life to making craft beer more available for everyone who has more than one taste bud.

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kiyoko

Lifestyle Brand

kiyoko is a lifestyle brand that represents quality and design. Founded by Evelien and Merel, the brand offers a beautiful sweater, made of 100 percent organic cotton, and a 100% natural lip balm. With their brand, Evelien and Merel hope to inspire others to take a little bit of risk as well and chase dreams as much as possible.

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Maaike Bloem

History Student

I’m a 21 year old History student, currently doing an internship at the Amsterdam City Archives (Stadsarchief). I’ve been living in Amsterdam for the past 3.5 years. My hobbies are running and photography.

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Heleen Dura - van Oord

Business Woman of the Year

Heleen is the founder and main shareholder of DQ&A Media Group and co founder and partner at investment company Peak Capital. She’s an inspiring leader and has a passion for online entrepreneurship.

She is Prix Veuve Clicquot Business Woman of the Year 2013.

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The Green Girls

Food Bloggers

De Groene Meisjes (The Green Girls) Jamie and Merel are the girls behind the successful blog with the same name. They blog about vegan, organic and healthy food.

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Max Zorn

Street Artist

I’m a street artist from Amsterdam. My art work consists only of many layers of packing tape. Once pasted on street lamps, they unfold their illuminating effect.

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Concerto Record Store

Amsterdam's Best Record Store

Concerto is a unique concept: nostalgic, while ahead of its time. It opened in 1955, and has been a reference for music lovers ever since. It offers a wide range of both new and used CDs, LPs and DVDs in every conceivable genre.

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Karlijn Visser

GoodiebagGirl

I’m the founder of GoodiebagGirl, the company that creates goodie bags for companies and events. Besides, I’m a freelance journalist and I work with different lifestyle magazines.

‘Life is like a Goodiebag. You never know what you’re gonna get’.

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Mirik Milan

Night Mayor of Amsterdam

I’m the Night Mayor of Amsterdam - the Ambassador of Amsterdam Nightlife Culture 2012 - 2014. and I’m a producer. My life motto is ‘Work Hard, Party Hard!’

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Elles Beijers

Journalist and Blogger

As a journalist for various magazines I’ve specialized in articles on health and happiness. That means whipping up a new superfood recipe or trying a new yoga class is labeled as ‘research’. Yep, love the job. Almost daily I stumble upon new books, great advice and yummy, healthy recipes that are a great inspiration for my blog selfhelpeditor.com- tips and tricks for a happy, healthy life (and shiny karma).

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Yolanda van der Jagt

Chef and Food Stylist

As a professional chef I love to taste, try and explore good food and food places. I develop and write new recipes for my own cookbooks (Lekker Hollands and Hollandse Kramen) but also for magazines, supermarkets and commercial products. Foodstyling and cooking on locations is also part of my job.

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DrtyLndry

Lifestyle Bloggers

Bloggers from Amsterdam who aren’t afraid to get some dirt on their clothes while exploring and experiencing new (or old but really good) things.

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Claudia

Stay.com's Content Manager

Stay.com Content & Community Manager | World Traveler | Health Coach | Yoga Teacher | Vegetarian

Creator of tons of Stay.com guides focusing on health and budget. Expect juice bars, independent cafes, yoga studios, free attractions and a whole lot more.

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Luxury Shopping in Amsterdam

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Yours truly

The shopping capital of the Netherlands . Amsterdam is the shopping capital of the country, boasting an unbelievable mix of trendy, luxurious and lavish items, alongside bargain offers from all niches. A local and visitors' favorite, the De Negen Straatjes area is dotted with specialty shops, luxury fashion boutiques, and other designer labels. The ultra touristy Dam Square area is a shopping mecca as well. Some of the best shopping destinations in Amsterdam are featured below.

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    Premsela & Hamburger

    New and antique jewelry, silver, and paintings
  2. De Rijnstroom Hajenius +Add

    P.G.C. Hajenius

    Purveyor of cigars, pipes, smoking accessories, and gifts
  3. Antiques +Add

    Mathieu Hart

    Selling fine antiques since 1878 in Amsterdam
  4. Bathroom for Suite +Add

    Miauw

    A business hotel offering space for suites, stores, projects
  5. Several Metres of Chain +Add

    Mister B

    A gay leather shop in the heart of Warmoesstraat
  6. Royal porcelain +Add

    Jorrit Heinen Royal Gifts and Collectables

    This is an art gallery that sells Delftware
  7. Magna Plaza - Amsterdam +Add

    Magna Plaza

    A shopping mall filled with specialty shops
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    De Ware Jacob

    A small but personable wine and whiskey shop
  9. De Kaaskamer, Our Favorite Cheese Shop in Amsterdam +Add

    De Kaaskamer

    One of Amsterdam’s best cheese stores and delicatessen
  10. The (mostly) French food roadtrip @ HESO Magazine +Add

    Abraham Kef's

    The oldest French cheese shop in Amsterdam
  11. More pics of old dresses +Add

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    A unisex vintage clothing store in two locations
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    Betsy Palmer

    Trendy women’s footwear and designer shoes for sale
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    Van Ravenstein

    Designer Clothing store in the Nines Street neighborhood
  14. Kalverstraat +Add

    Kalverstraat

    A great shopping area with restaurants, clubs, and museums
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  15. Lingerie +Add

    Webers Holland

    Avant-garde sexy designer leather fashions and more
  16. Chocolate Truffles +Add

    Puccini Bomboni

    A chocolate store par excellence
  17. 2010 is a Box of Chocolates +Add

    Chocolaterie Pompadour

    An eat-in or take-out pastry shop
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