NDSM North Amsterdam

Posted: May 18th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Art, Places | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

NDSM provides a really cool (mini) escape from the hustle of Amsterdam. It’s only a 5 minute (free!!!) ferry ride from Tasmanstraat or Central Central and is perfect for a little lounge in the sun. It’s basically a haven for artists, creative types and and people choosing to live below the borders of society.

NDSM, Netherlands

According to the NDSM website: A former shipyard on the northern banks of the IJ and larger than 10 football fields, the NDSM wharf is now a center for underground culture in Amsterdam. This huge area contains the NDSM hall, a hangar-like structure 20,000 sq. meters in area and 20 meters in height, and two historic ship slipways (Hellingen) housing workshops and artists’ studios.

NDSM, Netherlands

If you wander around the surrounding area, you’ll notice that bohemians and anarchists alike have taken to alternative living quarters from broken down buses, to abandoned buildings and manholes.  Make sure to check out Noorderlicht, which is a really cozy cafe with delicious snacks housed in an old greenhouse.

NDSM, Netherlands

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Humongo Flea Market

Posted: March 5th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Places | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Ij Hallen is a huge monthly flea market in North Amsterdam. You take the free ferry from central station to the North of Amsterdam and then you end up in a warehouse with 500 stalls full of stuff. The pictures look like something straight from the 1970s which makes me even more intrigued. I hear you can   snag some interesting stuff for cheap. The next opening is this weekend on Saturday, March 6 and Sunday March 7 from 9:00-16:30.  The market will move outdoors on May 2.

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The Ij River

Posted: September 7th, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: photography | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

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