Gea Schoenmakers is our favorite silversmith in town. She designs under the name Esparc Jewelry. Her work features combinations of precious metals, gems and enamel, leading to surprising results. You can visit Gea and Esparc on the Westerstraat 196, where you will find the work of number of designers.
If you have special wishes, Gea can design a personal and unique piece for you.
In the Western docklands of Amsterdam lies a green oasis called Ruigoord. The village is a cultural free state, where artists, craftsmen and free-thinkers escape the city to work on their art or to simply to enjoy the feeling of freedom.
On most Saturdays you can dance in the Church until the sun comes up. On most Sundays the Church is open for some nice and easy (live) music, poetry and homemade food. A few times a year, you can experience one of the magical festivals of Ruigoord. When visiting, please respect it’s residents and keep the village clean and safe! Check out the calendar to see what’s happening! www.ruigoord.nl
Getting there by Public Transport: Go to Sloterdijk Station and take bus 82 (direction IJmuiden). The journey from Sloterdijk takes about 15 minutes.
Amsterdam Roest is one of the city’s fairly new places that we really love and enjoy. Roest combines an historical industrial atmosphere with a very creative and relaxing ambiance. Roest offers you a city beach, a very nice bar and café and lots of things to do, see and experience. Being a cultural sanctuary, you will be able to enjoy refreshing new concepts of theatre, art, film and lots of music. When you visit Roest on a Friday or Saturday night, you might want to put on your dancing shoes! Check out what’s happening on www.amsterdamroest.nl
Living is easy at local bar Café Checkpoint Charlie. You can enjoy food and drinks, rock-and-roll, art, literature and live performances!
The bar serves a wide range of drinks, including 24 types of beer, 5 of them on draft.