Is Amsterdam Turning Into A Museum?

'De Gouden Bocht in de Herengracht in Amsterdam vanuit het oosten', Gerrit Adriaensz. Berckheyde, 1671-1672

Recently I came across reviews of two apps: the ‘Amsterdam 1850-1940’ app, which contains information and imagery of over 3500 buildings in Amsterdam built in the heyday of Amsterdam history, and the app called ‘History2go’, which literally claims to “change historical city centers into open-air museums”. Reading the articles and taking a look at the apps in question lead me to rethink the so-called ‘museumification’ of the city of Amsterdam.

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Your Neighbor’s Living Room Is Your New Office!

Huiskamerkantoor

In april a new way of working was introduced in Amsterdam. Huiskamerkantoor (Living Room Office) is a new marketplace that enables users to turn their living rooms into co-working spots. The platform offers a great alternative to expensive office spaces or stylish macchiatos in the coffee bar, but above all Huiskamerkantoor introduces a new perspective on working together, meeting people, creating networks and sharing space. The living room is the new office! We spoke to Misha Velthuis, the man behind the new co-working platform.

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The World’s First Fair Phone, Vacuum Cleaner Architecture And More At PechaKucha Amsterdam

Klaas Kuiken's bird house roof tiles.

As you may know we curate and host the PechaKucha Night Amsterdam besides our Pop-Up City activities. We’re happy to announce a new mind-blowing edition that’s taking place at Roest this Wednesday! Expect fascinating ideas, stories and doses of inspiration by twelve enlightened minds, restricted by the world-famous rule of 20 slides x 20 seconds.

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