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Danzigerkade 5 / Westpoortnummer 2036 1013 AP Amsterdam  http://www.theateramsterdam.nl/en
 
Danzigerkade 5 / Westpoortnummer 2036 1013 AP Amsterdam  http://www.theateramsterdam.nl/en
 
tel. +31 88 123 2411 [email protected]  
 
tel. +31 88 123 2411 [email protected]  
Theater Amsterdam, situated in the west part of Amsterdam, is a beautiful, modern building the theater'€™s atrium is striking. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide a panoramic view over the harbor.
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Theater Amsterdam, situated in the west part of Amsterdam, it's a modern new building and the theater'€™s atrium is striking. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide a panoramic view over the harbor.
 
The theater was specially designed for a play, ANNE based on Anne Frank's life.  
 
The theater was specially designed for a play, ANNE based on Anne Frank's life.  
In the critically acclaimed play ANNE you get to know the young Jewish girl through her own written words, as a strong-willed and funny adolescent who dreams of a hollywood career as her diary is brought to life on stage.
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In the new play ANNE you get to know the young Jewish girl through her own written words, as a strong-willed and funny adolescent who dreams of a hollywood career as her diary is brought to life on stage.
  
The 4,200-square-meter theater incorporates state-of-the-art technology called StageAround where sets are rotating and implementing 3D visuals, film footages, and gigantic screens surrounding the audience to create an unprecedented theatrical experience. The play features a high tech innovation the Multi-Lingual Translation System that allows visitors from around the world to enjoy the show. It is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese and Dutch. Anne Frank's new play "ANNE" currently running at Theater Amsterdam in Amsterdam. The play is recommended for tourists, locals, adults, teenagers and children over 12 y.o.
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The 4,200-square-meter theater incorporates state-of-the-art technology called StageAround where sets are rotating and implementing 3D visuals, film footages, and gigantic screens surrounding the audience. The play features a high tech innovation the Multi-Lingual Translation System that allows visitors from around the world to enjoy the show. It is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese and Dutch. Anne Frank's new play "ANNE" currently running at Theater Amsterdam in Amsterdam. The play is recommended for tourists, locals, adults, teenagers and children over 12 y.o.
 
Theater Amsterdam also offers theater enthusiast and visitors an elegant dining space before the performance at restaurant Boven de Planken http://www.bovendeplanken.nl/en/Restaurant/
 
Theater Amsterdam also offers theater enthusiast and visitors an elegant dining space before the performance at restaurant Boven de Planken http://www.bovendeplanken.nl/en/Restaurant/
 
The venue is accessible by car, bus, boat and bike. The car park, with 300 parking places, is situated next to the theater. Parking vouchers cost €12.50, and they can be arranged when you book your tickets. Visitors can also walk from Amsterdam Centraal Station, which will take about 40 minutes, or hop onto the bus, either line 22 or 48. From the Oostzaanstraat bus stop, it is a 20-minute walk to the theater.
 
The venue is accessible by car, bus, boat and bike. The car park, with 300 parking places, is situated next to the theater. Parking vouchers cost €12.50, and they can be arranged when you book your tickets. Visitors can also walk from Amsterdam Centraal Station, which will take about 40 minutes, or hop onto the bus, either line 22 or 48. From the Oostzaanstraat bus stop, it is a 20-minute walk to the theater.

Revision as of 01:04, 29 January 2015

The West of Amsterdam is a vast suburban area, generally off the beaten track for most travellers.

Understand

This district can be split in Old West, a modern neighborhood built in the first half of the twentieth century, and New West, a multicultural area built after World War II and generally off-the-beaten path to tourists. The heart of Old West is (confusingly enough) the neighborhood of Old West proper, the area closest to the city center, bordered to the south by Overtoom and the Vondelpark and in the west by the Rembrandt Park. Other areas in Old West are Westerpark, a large park bordering the center with some interesting nightlife; De Baarsjes, a neighborhood built in Amsterdam School and New Objectivity architectural styles; and Bos en Lommer, most similar to New West with some remarkable buildings.

New West has often dominated the headlines for social and ethnic tensions, crime, urban decay. Most infamous is Slotervaart, bordering Old West to the east; other districts are Geuzenveld/Slotermeer and Osdorp. A special district is the vast area of Westpoort, a harbor occupying a large area to the north of Amsterdam West, but not of much interest to most visitors.

Get in

See

Theater

Theater Amsterdam - A new theater has moved into Amsterdam scene, joining other established venues. Danzigerkade 5 / Westpoortnummer 2036 1013 AP Amsterdam http://www.theateramsterdam.nl/en tel. +31 88 123 2411 [email protected] Theater Amsterdam, situated in the west part of Amsterdam, it's a modern new building and the theater'€™s atrium is striking. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide a panoramic view over the harbor. The theater was specially designed for a play, ANNE based on Anne Frank's life. In the new play ANNE you get to know the young Jewish girl through her own written words, as a strong-willed and funny adolescent who dreams of a hollywood career as her diary is brought to life on stage.

The 4,200-square-meter theater incorporates state-of-the-art technology called StageAround where sets are rotating and implementing 3D visuals, film footages, and gigantic screens surrounding the audience. The play features a high tech innovation the Multi-Lingual Translation System that allows visitors from around the world to enjoy the show. It is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese and Dutch. Anne Frank's new play "ANNE" currently running at Theater Amsterdam in Amsterdam. The play is recommended for tourists, locals, adults, teenagers and children over 12 y.o. Theater Amsterdam also offers theater enthusiast and visitors an elegant dining space before the performance at restaurant Boven de Planken http://www.bovendeplanken.nl/en/Restaurant/ The venue is accessible by car, bus, boat and bike. The car park, with 300 parking places, is situated next to the theater. Parking vouchers cost €12.50, and they can be arranged when you book your tickets. Visitors can also walk from Amsterdam Centraal Station, which will take about 40 minutes, or hop onto the bus, either line 22 or 48. From the Oostzaanstraat bus stop, it is a 20-minute walk to the theater. The boat, on the other hand, provides an attractive method of travel. The boat ride lasts about 30 minutes and costs €8.50 for a round trip ticket. For evening shows, the boat departs from Pier 14, while matinee performances pick up at the Coffee House, located in front of Centraal Station. Visit www.theateramsterdam.nl for additional details.

Parks

  • Rembrandtpark. Not too far west of the Vondelpark, but much quieter and larger in size.
  • Westerpark, [1]. Newly expanded park, at the western edge of the centre, with cultural activities in a former gas factory. Access from Haarlemmerweg.

Beaches

  • Strand West, Stavangerweg 900 (take bus 22 or 48 to 'Spaarndammerstraat'). A city beach with a nice harbour view. No swimming though!

Buy

The Ten Kate markt is a day market on the Ten Kate straat, open Monday - Saturday, 9:00-18:00. It's crossed by shopping street Kinkerstraat.

Eat

  • Orontes west, Hugo de Grootplein 8. Great Mediterranean food.


Drink

Nightclubs

  • Pacific Parc, Polonceaukade 23 (Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek), [2]. Bar, restaurant and club.
  • Club 8, Admiraal de Ruijterweg 56b. A large alternative place with lots of art on its walls. There's ping pong, a very local and fairly young crowd.
  • Flex Bar, Pazzanistraat 1 (Tram: Van Limburg Stirumstraat, in the Westerpark), +31 20 486 21 23‎, [3]. often until 05:00. Flex Bar is known for its innovative musical program and their openminded approach towards music as well as their public. Expect electro, techno, house, dubstep, hiphop, indie, funk and soul.

Sleep

Mid-range

  • Bastion Hotel Zuidwest, Nachtwachtlaan 11, +31 20 669 1621, [4].
  • WestCord Art Hotel Amsterdam, Spaarndammerdijk 302, +31 20 4109670 (), [5]. checkin: 15:00; checkout: 12:00. 80-150.
  • Stayokay Vondelpark, Zandpad 5 (Tram Stadhouderskade), +31 20 589 8996 (, fax: +31 20 589 8955), [6]. checkin: early check-in begins at 7:30AM, rooms available at 2PM; checkout: 10:30AM. Fairly large youth hostel, very clean and professional, operated by the Dutch affiliate of Hostelling International. Credit cards are accepted. Next to the pleasant Vondelpark, puts you on the southern side of downtown and just a few blocks from the Van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum. Also a short stumble away from the partying Leidseplien.The breakfast is filling and has a social atmosphere. This location is popular with school groups. Bring a padlock for your locker, or purchase one at the desk. Also available are bath towels and shower shoes. Wifi and internet kiosks are available. Museum tickets available at the desk.....avoid the long lines to purchase tickets at the museum. Free city maps available at the desk.All in all a safe, clean place to stay. Dorms €17+, privates €50+.

Contact

Many bars and coffee places offer free wifi.

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