Jul 05 2011
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Summer Nights in Artis Zoo Amsterdam
Every saturday in July and August the entire Artis zoo is turned into a stage for theatre, dance and music. Visiters can enjoy a beautiful picnic basket, all trought the zoo there are stand that provide wine, drinks and food like bread and olives.
There is a special program for the children. They can get a tour around the zoo while caretakers tell about the animals and they can be made up into animals. Also a special knapsack for the children. the knapsack is made out of recycled material, like the sticks elephants and giraffes played with.
During the summer zoo nights visitors can enjoy the sunset while enjoying a picknick and stories told by famous writers. In the garden house next to the flamingos there will be performances from diferent artists.
Founded in 1838, Artis is the oldest zoo on the continent. The historical character is evident even before one passes through the gates: two golden eagles are perched proudly atop the main entrance. In an area of 14 hectares, 700 species provide a magnificent overview of the animal kingdom. Amphibians, reptiles, fish, birds, mammals and insects… all are superbly represented. The zoo's aquarium brings the visitor face to face with the secret life of Amsterdam's canals. There are several Dutch and European animal and plant species, as well as more exotic ones. Artis is also home to a Planetarium, museums and holds several exhibitions.
Adress: Plantage Kerklaan 38-40
Prices: Normal 10-64 years : €18.95/ Youth 3 – 9 years: €15.50 / toddler 0-2 years: € 0
Amsterdam Film Festival. 15.07 – 02.09.2011
After 23 successful years, the Sunsets Film Festival has become a true open-air institution in Amsterdam. The backdrop of the Vondelpark, complete with creeping shadows and a cool summer breeze, provides the perfect setting to sit back and enjoy film classics on a giant screen.
The Amsterdam Film Festival celebrates films that capture both the artistry and progressive nature of world cinema today. Created to recognize and award films that have potential to move audiences and change perceptions, the Amsterdam Film Festival is devoted to filmmakers whose quest is self-expression and communication.
For two months, film classics are screened every Friday night. And as the screenings take place on the Vondelpark pavilion terrace and are a collaboration of the EYE Film Institute with café/restaurant Vertigo.
This year, the wildly varied programme ranges from Easy Rider through indie classics such as Bienvenue chez Les Ch'tis to faves throughout the decades – think 1945's Brief Encounter and 80s vampire flick Lost Boys.
Don’t loose the opportunity to enjoy this Festival!! If you’ll want to find the best stay to enjoy this event Habitat apartments has the best apartments for you!! All of them central located and close to the main places of interest in this nice city.
Tickets are available one week before the show or on the night itself at the EYE ticket desk.