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July 20, 2017

Amsterdam by boat

Did you know that every year more than 3 million people enjoy a canal cruise in Amsterdam? There are three ways to see Amsterdam: by foot, by bike or with a canal cruise. By boat?! Yes, by boat. Amsterdam is famous for its UNESCO 17th century canal district. The best way to see these canals with beautiful bridges, gorgeous (expensive) houses and local shops and restaurants is in a boat. There are many different companies offering canal cruises in Amsterdam, because there is so much demand for it.

Most asked question in wintertime: ‘Is it a closed boat with a roof?’ Luckily, most boats are closed. With the unpredictable Dutch weather, it is recommended to stay dry when it is raining and go for a closed boat cruise. The boats are nice and warm inside and usually go more frequently (every 20 minutes) compared to the open boats. As the closed boats do not have a bar inside, they are flexible when it comes to bringing your own beverages. The prices for these canal cruises in Amsterdam usually vary between €15 and €18. And most of them leave in front of Central Station.

There are different options to enjoy a canal cruise in Amsterdam. For example, there are small open boats with a very intimate atmosphere, only leaving when the weather is good enough. With the first raindrop the open boat will cancel the cruise. On some open boat cruises there is one drink included. That’s why the prices are a bit higher compared to the closed boat cruises.

Do you want more advice on which company is the best company to do a cruise with or you want to buy tickets in advance so you can […]

March 8, 2017

Saskia Laroo, Pompstation, Amsterdam, 17 March

Saskia Laroo took birth on 31 July 1959, based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She is a musician and a multi-instrumentalist who plays saxophone, Trumpet, vocals, piano, cornet, and upright bass. Saskia Laroo’s music touches on the genres like bossa nova, post-bop, jazz rap, Nu jazz, and jazz fusion. She is famous with the name of Lady Miles Davis.
Saskia Laroo has released seven albums and has done a great job in each one of them. Her first album got released in 1994 titled as It’s Like Jazz followed by Bodymusic in 1998, Jazzkia in 1999, and Saskia Laroo meets Teddy Edwards feat. Ernie Andrews – Sunset Eyes 2000. Saskia’s further albums were Really Jazzy in 2008, Two of a Kind in 2011 (Saskia Laroo and Warren Byrd), and Live in Zimbabwe in 2014.
Saskia Laroo is going to do a stage rendition in Amsterdam on Friday, 17 March 2017, 20:00
Address: – Pompstation, Zeeburgerdijk 52, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Loreena Mckennitt, Koninklijk Theater Carré, Amsterdam, 16 March

The complete name of Loreena Mckennitt is Loreena Isabel Irene McKennitt. He took birth on February 17, 1957 in Morden, Manitoba, Canada. She is a skilled Musician, producer, and singer-songwriter. Loreena is a multi-instrumentalist as well, who plays the instruments like harp, piano, and accordion. She has been doing the magical work in the music industry since 1985. The genres that she makes use of while creating music are world, Celtic, and new-age.
Her first release hit the grounds as Elemental in 1985 and continued working since then and there was no looking back. She has also created some EPs, live albums, compilations, boxed sets, singles, and videos. The most recent compilation of the talented singer is The Journey So Far – The Best of Loreena McKennitt which appeared in 2013.
Loreena is an amazing performer and makes everyone hold their breath with her superb performances. She is up to a performance in Amsterdam on Thursday, 16 March 2017, 20:00.
Address: – Koninklijk Theater Carré, Amstel 115 /125, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Tom Chaplin, Paradiso, Amsterdam, 15 March

Tom Chaplin is also known as Thomas Oliver Chaplin, who took birth in Hastings, East Sussex, England on 8 March 1979. Tom plays a variety of musical instruments and makes his music using the Alternative Rock. He plays instruments like the piano, organ, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and timpani.
Apart from a multi-instrumentalist, he has established his name as a singer-songwriter, musician, and composer. Tom also lends his voice as the lead singer of Keane, a British pop rock band. He also keeps on touring to various countries.
Tom’s repertoire includes his solo album, The Wave in 2016 and some of his notable albums with the band Keane. Hopes and Fears (2004), Under the Iron Sea (2006), Perfect Symmetry (2008), and Strangeland (2012) are some of the names of his albums with the British band.
Tom Chaplin is a mesmerizing performer and delivers the best stage renditions. Stay tuned for his latest live show in Amsterdam on Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 00:00.
Address: – Paradiso, Weteringschans 6-8, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Fenech-Soler, Bitterzoet, Amsterdam, 15 March

Fenech-Soler is a band that is originated from Kings Cliffe, England. The band, Fenech-Soler marks its existence from 2006 and the main element of their music is electropop. The band is made up of two members Ben Duffy and Ross Duffy. The band was founded by Andrew Lindsay and Daniel Fenech-Soler, who happened to leave the band in 2016. The band’s name is taken from the full surname of Daniel Soler’s. The band is known to hit on the sounds like Delphic  and Friendly Fires for their big dance-inflected melodies and hybrid of summery indie. The band is signed by the So Recordings.
The band has a lot of recordings in the forms of studio albums, as a featuring artist, EPs, promotional singles and single soundtracks. The most recent studio album of Fenech-Soler is Zilla, which got released in 2017.
Fenech- Soler leaves an unforgettable imprints on the hearts of their fans with their performances on stage. They are coming to Amsterdam to deliver one such stage rendition on Wednesday, 15 March 2017, 19:00.
Addres: – Bitterzoet, Spuistraat 2 HS, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Maren Morris, Melkweg, Amsterdam, 14 March

People know her by the name of Maren Morris. Her birth name is Maren Larae Morris. She took birth in Arlington, Texas, U.S. on April 10, 1990, and is based in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S. Maren is a notable musician who is a singer- songwriter and a record producer. She plays the guitar as well and is seen playing music since 2005. Morris is known for associated with the labels like Columbia Nashville.
Ever since she has started working she has created a huge discography. Morris has released four albums, an EP, multiple singles, music videos, written lyrics and has also made appearances on the television. Maren Morris is also a Grammy 2017 laureate in the category of Best Country Solo Performance for “My Church”. She has also bagged many nominations and has won an award at the Country Music Association Awards in 2016.
Her latest album Hero got released in 2016 did an outstanding business and was much liked all across the World. It has fetched 174,000 sales in the US alone. Maren Morris is an incredible singer and a stage performer. She is coming to Amsterdam for a live rendition.
Details: Tuesday, 14 March 2017, 19:00
Address: – Melkweg, Lijnbaansgracht 234A, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Pete Doherty, Melkweg, Amsterdam, 13 March

The birth name of Pete Doherty is Peter Doherty, who took birth in Hexham, Northumberland, England on 12 March 1979. This English musician, actor, songwriter, poet, artist and writer is active in this industry since 1997 and uses the elements like garage rock revival and post-punk revival. Pete is also a multi-instrumentalist who plays the instruments like harmonica, guitar, bass guitar, melodica, organ, piano, and also does the vocal part. The very famous English virtuoso creates the music on EMI and Parlophone.
Pete Doherty is renowned for being a co-frontman of the band, the Libertines, which was founded in 1997 by him and Carl Barât. Some of his other musical projects include Babyshambles, an indie band. His discography includes many solo albums, singles, albums featuring him and also some other appearances. He has also done filmography and bibliography. “I Don’t Love Anyone is her most recent single, which has made sensations all over the people’s hearts.
Pete Doherty is coming to Amsterdam on Monday, 13 March 2017, 19:00.
Address: – Melkweg, Lijnbaansgracht 234A, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

John Heckle, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 11 March

John Heckle is a Merseyside, United Kingdom born DJ and record producer. John is associated with the labels like Mathematics Recordings, Crème Organization, Tabernacle Records, Lunar Disko, etc. He has a rich repertoire and immense experience in this field that makes him a notable musician. He has released two studio albums, namely, The Second Son and Desolate Figures . John Heckle has also created a mini album, titled, The Last Magic Maker. This is not all because he has also released remixes, multiple singles, and EPs.
Talking about the awards, he has won the Qwartz Electronic Music Award for Life on Titan for Mathematics in 2014. Another milestone that he achieved was producing 9 EPs anonymously and also debuted PA at Tresor Berlin.
John Heckle is a well to do stage performer and is going to do a live rendition on Saturday, 11 March 2017, 00:00 in Amsterdam.
Address: – Unpolished 2017 at Warehouse Elementenstraat, Amsterdam.

Battleme @ Checkpoint Charlie in Amsterdam, 11 March

Battleme is another name of Matt Vondy who is originated from Austin, Texas, U.S. Matt is active in the music industry since 2009 and is also associated with the band Lions as a lead singer. He plays the elements like slacker rock, pop and folk rock. Battleme is signed by the labels namely, Trashy Moped Recordings, El Camino, and Get Loud.
Matt Vondy of the Battleme has done multiple albums and has made several appearances. His debut album Big Score was released on Get Loud label in 2010 followed by Songs of Anarchy: Music from Sons of Anarchy Season 1-4 on Columbia Records in 2011. Furthermore, appeared his next album, Battleme on Trashy Moped Recordings in 2012, which saw great success. In 2012 Bettleme came up with two of his works, Green Fields Session 1 and Sons of Anarchy : Volume 2 and an EP in the following year, namely, Weight on the Brain EP. His latest albums account to Future Runs Magnetic and Habitual Love Songs in 2014 and 2016.
Bettleme is a skilled virtuoso and is going to be on air in Amsterdam on Saturday, 11 March 2017, 19:30.
Address: – Café Checkpoint Charlie, Nassaukade 48, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Dave Hause, Bitterzoet, Amsterdam,10 March

Dave Hause took birth on March 12, 1978 in Philadelphia, United States. He is a renowned songwriter and musician whose main elements are Punk rock, folk rock, alternative rock, and Americana. He plays guitar and piano and has been doing it since mid 90’s. Dave house is associated with the labels like Jade Tree Records, Fat Wreck Chords, Paper + Plastick, Xtra Mile Recordings, and Rise Records.
The American singer Dave Hause has a rich repertoire which includes studio albums, EPs, and videographies. Dave Hause has also worked with many punk and hardcore bands from Philadelphia and apart from this, he plays solo as well. He also lends his voice as a singer for the bands like The Falcon and The Loved Ones.
The debut EP “Melanin” 7″ of Dave Hause released in 2010 and his foremost album Resolutions appeared in 2011. Most recent album of this highly talented virtuoso is Bury Me in Phill, which came out in 2017.
Dave Hause is a stupendous stage performer and is going to a stage performance in Amsterdam on Friday, 10 March 2017, 20:15.
Address: – Bitterzoet, Spuistraat 2 HS, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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