Summer videos

During the summer we’ll have plenty of new short videos about Amsterdam to share on our YouTube channel – subscribe at

Our TV season on local channel, Salto 1, ended on 31 March 2015 but we should be back on your TV screens after the spring-summer break.

Coming up again for the Autumn 2015 TV season …

English-language TV for all of Amsterdam. Tuesdays, 20:00-21:00


SO DAM LOCALSo Dam Local – covering food, culture, music, community events: live studio interviews and film features.



Amsterdam Film Show thumbAmsterdam Film Show – weekly cinema releases in the Netherlands, local reviewers and special film events in the city. @amsfilm

Dam FunnyDam Funny – local Amsterdam comedy in English.



Amsterdam Writers Platform

Amsterdam Writers Platform – interviews with writers living or inspired by Amsterdam.


An update on our other shows  … 

wua thumbWe said goodbye to What’s up Amsterdam TV – only because writer-presenter, Nate moved to Bavaria. So great while it lasted. Catch the archive here (S1), here (S2) and here (S3).

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We thanked Greg Shapiro’s United States of Europe for three silly seasons on European politics. New seasons of  #GSUSE will be hosted on another platform.

Episode 1 in the can!

Not long now and we just finished recording the first episode. It features comedian John Robertson discussing freedom of speech with Greg. There will also be news from Greece after the elections, we get the low down of how Greece is reacting from our local correspondent. Plus the monologue and Greg!! Tuesday 3rd February on Salto 1 and youtube thereafter. #GSUSE

GSUSE is coming back!

Not long to go, we are polishing the desk and have revamped everything including Greg’s ties. In the meantime, here is Greg to give you the lowdown on Season 3. We start again on Salto on Tuesday 3rd February and our first guest will be UK comedian, John Robertson. Subscribe to us on to stay up to date with the latest videos. #GSUSE

It’s the New Year – so here are some bits from last year

A very Happy New Year to you all, and may 2015 bring you joy! To help with that, whilst Greg is busy ironing his ties for the new season in February, we have collected his monologues all in one place. So sit down and enjoy some bitesize United States of Europe.

The Sinterklaas monologue

Greg Shapiro provides a whirlwind tour of the Dutch Sinterklaas celebrations, from the dark/light pagan roots of the winter solstice, to the gradual shift of public attitudes regarding the figure of Zwarte Piet.


and so the end is near……


It was the last show of the season and we went out on a high. By crashing into the debate about the changing Zwarte Piet. Greg was joined by Lauren Comiteau, Cole Verhoeven and Jonathan Groubert and discussed the how Zwarte Piet is changing his face and what this means for Dutch culture. Is this for the better? Does it matter? Catch the show here and see what they had to say. There was a lot to talk about, too much to fit into the show. So catch the second part of the discussion here. Who wants the ugly mirror held up to their face?

It’s Zwarte Piet Unchained

Tuesday 25th November, it’s the last show of the season!! It’s a big one, Greg and his guests – Lauren Comiteau, Cole Verhoeven and Jonathan Groubert discuss how Zwarte Piet is changing, for the better? Find out tonight on Salto 1 at 21.30