What’s Up Amsterdam TV March 17, 2014

This week Nate is joined by Anne, Jim and Trista from Easylaughs Improv group.

MONDAY 17th

bitcoinBitcoin: A mixed Blessing?

Tonight at Valreep community center (squat, whatever) at 7:00pm, they are showing a documentary explaining bitcoins and then they will have a discussion to, you know, keep the party going.

BITCOIN EXPLAINED | VALREEP – Polderweg 620 |7:00pm |

TUESDAY 18th

Open mic comedy at Vibes

More laughs: stand up comedy at Vibes Cocktail bar in West. Currently the ONLY monthly English language stand-up comedy open mic in Amsterdam.

Features a mixture of new and establish performers.

Vibes Cocktailbar |Jan Peter Heijestraat 137 | 8:00pm

WEDNESDAY 19th

Freddy Cole, the younger brother of Nat “King” Cole is at at North sea Jazz company

Freddy Cole | North Sea Jazz Club |9:00pm | €22 -26

Intergalactic Lovers at Paradiso

FFO Ting Tings, Fiest kinda dancy discoy

Thursday 20th

Cirque performs Kooza

Cirque du Soleil is performing their show Kooza in Amsterdam. From March 13 until April 27.

KOOZA tells the story of The Innocent, a melancholy loner in search of his place in the world.

OH, LA, LA PARTY at De NIEUWE ANITA

1899893_10151862778931207_202542816_n-300x200Our friend DJ Nataska AKA Nastymoves AKA Natasha Cloutier is hosting and DJing a night of French music, at  De Nieuwe Anita cafe. Thomas Rietstra sings live, wine, cheese and aperitives are served and you look mah-velous.

100% French music by DJ Natashka (all night), LIVE: Thomas Rietstra sings (Concours de la chanson française), wine, cheese, tarot and lovely people!

Pretend you’re in Paris, wear something French and we’ll drink and dance the night away, à la française !

Friday 21st

nicole-luke-easylaughsEasylaughs presents The Tower.

It’s an improvised comedy show in English. The audience decides in what kind of tower the actors live, and they’ll improvise funny scenes taking place in that building. The show starts at 9pm, and it’s only 10euros (4 if you’re a student). The shows are at the Muziekzaal in Crea Amsterdam.

SATURDAY March 22

REBELLION FEST at MELKWEG

Cock Sparrer, The Damned, The Ruts DC and literally 27 more of the finest old school punk rock bands that ever existed….or kept enough members alive to reunite are coming together for a 3 stage – all day – beer soaked – rock and roll event. The doors open at noon and the last band hits the stage at 10:15 – you’ll be passed out across the alley from The Waterhole before midnight. Oi!  Hit the website for times of specific bands but I would love to hear the Ruts play this.

REBELLION FEST at MELKWEG | 12:00 | €50

 SUNDAY 23rd

Kasteel De Haar

JVH_7555-300x20030 minutes from Amsterdam is Kasteel De Haar. Originally built in 1391 it was in the De Haar family until 1441 when the last De Haar died with no male heir. Which is shitty since maybe he had a daughter that wanted a castle. After dude dies it was passed to the Van Zuylen family then in 1641 the last male Van Zuylen died — of dehydration from trying to make a son — the castle fell into ruins and then in 1890 Etienne Gustave Frédéric Baron van Zuylen van Nyevelt van de Haar was given the castle, which is ALSO the plot of the John Goodman movie, King Ralph. Etienne Gustave Frédéric Baron van Zuylen van Nyevelt van de Haar knew he had a long ass name, but had to be shocked when out of fucking NO-WHERE he was given a fucking CASTLE. So he’s married to this chick named Baroness Hélène de Rothschild who’s loaded to the tits and she pays to have the castle rebuilt. They hire a famous architect named Pierre Cuypers and he soaks them for 15 years rebuilding the castle to its current glory of 200 rooms and 30 bathrooms. Wikipedia lists the condition of the castle as “good” which seems insulting.

Finally, you should know that although the castle is entrusted to the foundation that maintains and runs the castle the van Zuylen has use of the castle for one month a year, so if you see a dude walking around in a robe, that’s a van Zuylen.

 

 

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