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Fatboy Slim exclusively at elrow Town Amsterdam this Saturday
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Fatboy Slim exclusively at elrow Town Amsterdam this Saturday

Events elrow Town Amsterdam is back in town, and how! On September 25, 2021, Grammy and NME award winning musician Fatboy Slim will perform an exclusive show at the iconic festival.     It is the only time this year that the British big beat legend, known for hits such as Praise You and Right Here, Right Now, will show his magical arts in the Netherlands. With that, elrow Town is back stronger than ever in one of her favorite cities! The most colorful festival in the world once again descends on the Havenpark, where it has fond memories. “In the woods and green plains of Havenpark we can experience the elrow madhouse perfectly!” the organization said. The Havenpark is being dressed up again as we are used to from the elrow family: into a colorful, wonderful world in which everything can and can happen. In addition to Fatboy Slim, top DJs Solardo, Claptone, Ilario Alicante, Iris Menza & Tini Gessler will climb one of the three stages, see the full line-up below. In area 1, Nowmads, visitors enter a parallel world of past, present and future, of course with the accompanying decor. Area 2, The Rowmuda Triangle, takes them on a submarine trip that would make Jack SparROW jealous and in area 3 the decor seems to be dropping to freezing point, but it's getting hotter than ever. Together we make magic happen is the slogan of the legendary festival. That will certainly work with this exclusive line-up and location.     Juan Arnau Jr: “We are busy with it planning an awesome new elrow adventure and can't wait to share it with you!"   elrow town amsterdam September 25, 2021 12:00 – 23:00 hrs   Line-up: Fatboy Slim, Solardo, Claptone, Ilario Alicante, Alan Fitzpatrick, Franky Rizardo, Secret Cinema, Egbert, Bastian Bux and others   Havenpark - Alderman of Essenweg, Amsterdam elrow Town Amsterdam is back in town, and how! On September 25, 2021, Grammy and NME award winning musician Fatboy Slim will perform an exclusive show at the iconic festival.     It is the only time this year that the British big beat legend, known for hits such as Praise You and Right Here, Right Now, will show his magical arts in the Netherlands. With that, elrow Town is back stronger than ever in one of her favorite cities! The most colorful festival in the world once again descends on the Havenpark, where it has fond memories. “In the woods and green plains of Havenpark we can experience the elrow madhouse perfectly!” the organization said. The Havenpark is being dressed up again as we are used to from the elrow family: into a colorful, wonderful world in which everything can and can happen. In addition to Fatboy Slim, top DJs Solardo, Claptone, Ilario Alicante, Iris Menza & Tini Gessler will climb one of the three stages, see the full line-up below. In area 1, Nowmads, visitors enter a parallel world of past, present and future, of course with the accompanying decor. Area 2, The Rowmuda Triangle, takes them on a submarine trip that would make Jack SparROW jealous and in area 3 the decor seems to be dropping to freezing point, but it's getting hotter than ever. Together we make magic happen is the slogan of the legendary festival. That will certainly work with this exclusive line-up and location.     Juan Arnau Jr: “We are busy with it planning an awesome new elrow adventure and can't wait to share it with you!"   elrow town amsterdam September 25, 2021 12:00 – 23:00 hrs   Line-up: Fatboy Slim, Solardo, Claptone, Ilario Alicante, Alan Fitzpatrick, Franky Rizardo, Secret Cinema, Egbert, Bastian Bux and others   Havenpark - Alderman of Essenweg, Amsterdam

MARTINI® AND SERGIO HERMAN LAUNCH READY-TO-SERVE COCKTAIL SPRITZANTE
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MARTINI® AND SERGIO HERMAN LAUNCH READY-TO-SERVE COCKTAIL SPRITZANTE

Events Today Italian dolce vita icon MARTINI® unveils its latest ready-to-serve cocktail; Martini Spritzante. A sparkling cocktail born from a unique collaboration with Sergio Herman, star chef and lover of Italian cuisine. This creation is an ode to the Italian lifestyle in which good friendships and good food & drink prevail. Martini Spritzante has the fresh flavours of grapefruit, basil and a touch of vanilla. Well balanced with a subtle hint of bitterness. With Spritzante MARTINI and Sergio Herman offer a delicious cocktail, ready-to-serve and perfect to serve during the holidays for a cosy aperitif with family and friends. Martini Spritzante will be available exclusively and in a limited edition at Jumbo from the end of October.     For this special collaboration, Sergio Herman developed an entirely new palette of flavours together with MARTINI Master Blender, Beppe Musso. During a trip to Pessione, Italy -the heart of MARTINI-, the influences of the Italian Aperitivo moment, Sergio Herman's passion for perfection & top gastronomy flowed together with the 150-year craftsmanship of MARTINI. The result is a balanced, fresh cocktail with a subtle hint of bitterness that comes out perfectly in combination with delicious appetizers.       Sergio Herman: "Italy has been deeply ingrained in my heart since I started preparing my latest restaurant Le Pristine three years ago. The combination of my Zeeland roots with Italian flair was immediately embraced by our guests. When the opportunity came along to work with one of Italy's most iconic brands, I didn't have to think twice. Together with MARTINI's master blender, I developed my Spritzante. The fact that I was able to contribute to the rich oeuvre of this top brand makes me enormously proud."     More than ever, we appreciate the importance of true friendship. Enjoying the simple things in life, spending time without restrictions, reliving memories and making new ones together. Aperitivo is a good start of a nice moment together. Spending time with friends and family while enjoying a bite to eat and a drink is central to the Italian dolce vita culture and that is what MARTINI also wants to convey. With Martini Spritzante, MARTINI & Sergio Herman want to take these moments to an even higher level of quality.        Aperitivo with MARTINI Spritzante:   Spritzante is the cocktail to drink during a special aperitif with friends and family during the holidays. Surprise the guests with a nicely laid table, nice music and create a pleasant ambiance. Combine this fresh and slightly bitter aperitivo based on grapefruit, basil and a hint of vanilla with tasty appetizers for the most fun and delicious moments.      BACARDÍ® - MARTINI® Regional President Francis Debeuckelaere: "It's the perfect collaboration. MARTINI creates the ultimate aperitivo moments and Sergio creates incredible flavour combinations with the best quality food and drink. We knew that bringing MARTINI and Sergio together would result in something special and Martini Spritzante is just that - a fantastic aperitif for the party season."     Martini Spritzante is preferably poured into a wine glass. Fill the glass completely with ice, pour in the chilled Spritzante and garnish with a grapefruit wedge and a basil leaf. The cocktail is served at Restaurant Le Pristine in Antwerp. From the end of October, Martini Spritzante will be available exclusively and in a limited edition at Jumbo at the recommended retail price of 12.49 euros per bottle.     www.martini.com Today Italian dolce vita icon MARTINI® unveils its latest ready-to-serve cocktail; Martini Spritzante. A sparkling cocktail born from a unique collaboration with Sergio Herman, star chef and lover of Italian cuisine. This creation is an ode to the Italian lifestyle in which good friendships and good food & drink prevail. Martini Spritzante has the fresh flavours of grapefruit, basil and a touch of vanilla. Well balanced with a subtle hint of bitterness. With Spritzante MARTINI and Sergio Herman offer a delicious cocktail, ready-to-serve and perfect to serve during the holidays for a cosy aperitif with family and friends. Martini Spritzante will be available exclusively and in a limited edition at Jumbo from the end of October.     For this special collaboration, Sergio Herman developed an entirely new palette of flavours together with MARTINI Master Blender, Beppe Musso. During a trip to Pessione, Italy -the heart of MARTINI-, the influences of the Italian Aperitivo moment, Sergio Herman's passion for perfection & top gastronomy flowed together with the 150-year craftsmanship of MARTINI. The result is a balanced, fresh cocktail with a subtle hint of bitterness that comes out perfectly in combination with delicious appetizers.       Sergio Herman: "Italy has been deeply ingrained in my heart since I started preparing my latest restaurant Le Pristine three years ago. The combination of my Zeeland roots with Italian flair was immediately embraced by our guests. When the opportunity came along to work with one of Italy's most iconic brands, I didn't have to think twice. Together with MARTINI's master blender, I developed my Spritzante. The fact that I was able to contribute to the rich oeuvre of this top brand makes me enormously proud."     More than ever, we appreciate the importance of true friendship. Enjoying the simple things in life, spending time without restrictions, reliving memories and making new ones together. Aperitivo is a good start of a nice moment together. Spending time with friends and family while enjoying a bite to eat and a drink is central to the Italian dolce vita culture and that is what MARTINI also wants to convey. With Martini Spritzante, MARTINI & Sergio Herman want to take these moments to an even higher level of quality.        Aperitivo with MARTINI Spritzante:   Spritzante is the cocktail to drink during a special aperitif with friends and family during the holidays. Surprise the guests with a nicely laid table, nice music and create a pleasant ambiance. Combine this fresh and slightly bitter aperitivo based on grapefruit, basil and a hint of vanilla with tasty appetizers for the most fun and delicious moments.      BACARDÍ® - MARTINI® Regional President Francis Debeuckelaere: "It's the perfect collaboration. MARTINI creates the ultimate aperitivo moments and Sergio creates incredible flavour combinations with the best quality food and drink. We knew that bringing MARTINI and Sergio together would result in something special and Martini Spritzante is just that - a fantastic aperitif for the party season."     Martini Spritzante is preferably poured into a wine glass. Fill the glass completely with ice, pour in the chilled Spritzante and garnish with a grapefruit wedge and a basil leaf. The cocktail is served at Restaurant Le Pristine in Antwerp. From the end of October, Martini Spritzante will be available exclusively and in a limited edition at Jumbo at the recommended retail price of 12.49 euros per bottle.     www.martini.com

Style Meets Statement: Montblanc UltraBlack Collection Launch
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Style Meets Statement: Montblanc UltraBlack Collection Launch

Events Luxury Maison hosted the global launch of Montblanc UltraBlack, its first complete cross-category collection united by an all-black design theme at the Feuerle Collection in Berlin. Located in an imposing concrete bunker transformed into a minimalist gallery space, the Feuerle Collection opened its doors exclusively to Montblanc for the introduction of the new collection.     The immersive launch experience was inspired by the colour black, the absolute of colours, a statement of infinite beauty, core to the brand’s identity since the Maison’s inception in 1906, with ebonite as the main ingredient in the production of Montblanc’s original writing instruments, and one of only two colours in the company’s emblem, created in 1913.     VIP guests joined Montblanc CEO Nicolas Baretzki for a cocktail reception followed by a sit-down dinner, and a performance by Alessandro Ristori and the Portofinos. The new Montblanc UltraBlack pieces including the Montblanc UltraBlack Backpack, the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere UltraBlack Watch, Montblanc MB 01 UltraBlack Over-Ear Headphones and Montblanc UltraBlack Mini Folio were on display around the gallery space, in a play of darkness and light.     A celebration of the modernity of Montblanc’s most recognizable colour, Montblanc UltraBlack brings together with simplicity and timeless elegance multiple product categories from leather goods to writing instruments, fromwatches to new smart technologies. While unified by their black design, each product was carefully selected based on the everyday needs and mindset of those who leave a mark with everything they do, and follow their own path to success.     Montblanc UltraBlack Collection is available from September 2021 from Montblanc boutiques worldwide and online. Luxury Maison hosted the global launch of Montblanc UltraBlack, its first complete cross-category collection united by an all-black design theme at the Feuerle Collection in Berlin. Located in an imposing concrete bunker transformed into a minimalist gallery space, the Feuerle Collection opened its doors exclusively to Montblanc for the introduction of the new collection.     The immersive launch experience was inspired by the colour black, the absolute of colours, a statement of infinite beauty, core to the brand’s identity since the Maison’s inception in 1906, with ebonite as the main ingredient in the production of Montblanc’s original writing instruments, and one of only two colours in the company’s emblem, created in 1913.     VIP guests joined Montblanc CEO Nicolas Baretzki for a cocktail reception followed by a sit-down dinner, and a performance by Alessandro Ristori and the Portofinos. The new Montblanc UltraBlack pieces including the Montblanc UltraBlack Backpack, the Montblanc 1858 Geosphere UltraBlack Watch, Montblanc MB 01 UltraBlack Over-Ear Headphones and Montblanc UltraBlack Mini Folio were on display around the gallery space, in a play of darkness and light.     A celebration of the modernity of Montblanc’s most recognizable colour, Montblanc UltraBlack brings together with simplicity and timeless elegance multiple product categories from leather goods to writing instruments, fromwatches to new smart technologies. While unified by their black design, each product was carefully selected based on the everyday needs and mindset of those who leave a mark with everything they do, and follow their own path to success.     Montblanc UltraBlack Collection is available from September 2021 from Montblanc boutiques worldwide and online.

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NYX AMSTERDAM
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NYX AMSTERDAM

Things to do Nyx, the Greek goddess of the night, was the daughter of Chaos. She was the mother of several children like Oneiroi (dreams) and Philotes (friendship).     Club Nyx is a home for everyone. Our favorite element? The element of surprise! In a four-story building that used to be a carriage house, we’ve created a colorful world of wonders, one to fall in love with and get lost in. Nyx is a space created for anyone who wants to have fun, and who loves what a great nightlife experience is all about: a celebration of acceptance that unites people through music, performances and creativity.     With her vivid and free character, Nyx strives to resemble her one true love: the city of Amsterdam. It’s a magical place that offers room to people of all walks and talks. Whether it’s the music, the entertainment, the decor, the staff or the crowd; Nyx’s attitude will always be bright and easy-going. Initially founded as an open-minded club, Nyx has become a warm melting pot of likeminded people, a place without prejudice, where gender has no name and where self-expression is key!     Explore more about NYX on their website: https://clubnyx.nl Nyx, the Greek goddess of the night, was the daughter of Chaos. She was the mother of several children like Oneiroi (dreams) and Philotes (friendship).     Club Nyx is a home for everyone. Our favorite element? The element of surprise! In a four-story building that used to be a carriage house, we’ve created a colorful world of wonders, one to fall in love with and get lost in. Nyx is a space created for anyone who wants to have fun, and who loves what a great nightlife experience is all about: a celebration of acceptance that unites people through music, performances and creativity.     With her vivid and free character, Nyx strives to resemble her one true love: the city of Amsterdam. It’s a magical place that offers room to people of all walks and talks. Whether it’s the music, the entertainment, the decor, the staff or the crowd; Nyx’s attitude will always be bright and easy-going. Initially founded as an open-minded club, Nyx has become a warm melting pot of likeminded people, a place without prejudice, where gender has no name and where self-expression is key!     Explore more about NYX on their website: https://clubnyx.nl

W Amsterdam
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W Amsterdam

Travel Mixing historic Dutch arhitectural elements with cutting-edge design right next to Dam Square, W Amsterdam is at the epicenter of this energetic and forward-thinking city. Marvel at dazzling views from our spot between the Royal Palace and the UNESCO-listed Singel canal.       The amazing city location   Lots of cultural and historic highlights, e.g. Royal Palace on Dam Square, Rijksmuseum, The Hermitage, The Anne Frank House UNESCO Canal District. Total of 44 museums housing 23 Rembrandt paintings and 201 Van Gogh paintings. Amazing Culinary experiences from charming local“brown cafes” to 12 Michelin-rated restaurants. Amsterdam hold 1,325 restaurants in total. Go Dutch and rent a bike or take a boat tour through the 165 canals to discover the city.     About the hotel and its facilities   300-Meter walk to Dam Square, 238 Rooms & Suites, 2 Destination Restaurants: MR PORTER & THE DUCHESS, with private dining possibility, Burger Bar THE BUTCHER, Rooftop W Lounge & WET Deck, Great Room, 414 square meters of Events Space, Wired® Business Center, WHATEVER/WHENEVER® Service, AWAY® Spa & FIT® 24/7 gym, XBAR, X BANK Concept Store, W Insider Team.       Make up of captivating views, integrates spaces and interesting lines that echo its previous role in connecting the people of Amsterdam. The Exchange building has 172 stylish rooms including 10 fabulous suites, varying from Cool Corner Suites to an Extreme WOW suite, and sets the scene for endless nights where the pulse is set high. Located on the sixth floor of the Exchange building, W Lounge will be at the heart of the hotel with unparalleled 360-degree views over the city. Do not leave without taking a dip in the one and only WET Deck, our heated rooftop swimming pool overlooking the Royal Palace. Make your event memorable in W Lounge. We can reserve a semi private area or privatize the W Lounge for an exclusive event.     Guests looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city can now check-in to the Bank building where the stylish rooms and sumptuous AWAY® Spa provide the ultimate city retreat. The Bank building offers a sophisticated sanctuary with 66 rooms including 13 suites and AWAY® Spa. The ideal space to detox, retox and repeat. Welcome to an escape within an escape, where the whirlwind of W winds down and AWAY® means a disappearing act from the everyday into an insider scene of surprising sensations.     X BANK is a 700m2 hybrid store in the centre of Amsterdam presenting the most comprehensive collection of predominantly Dutch fashion, art and design in the world. X BAR is your own boosting station. It’s a placewhere you can refuel for the day & night ahead or detox after a memorable evening.     Welcome to an escape within an escape, where the whirlwind of W winds down and AWAY means a disappearing act from the every day into an insider scene of surprising sensations. AWAY Spa at W Amsterdam is the go-to place for glamour. They offer: 7 treatment rooms, Facials, Massages, Waxing, general wellbeing, Hands & Feet, Hair treatments, Tanning, Guy’s grooming.     Experience an unforgettable night at The Duchess. Their restaurant within the historical atrium of the Bank Building offers an a-la-carte breakfast, lunch and dinner with Nouveau Niçoise cuisine. The Duchess enhances a shared dining concept and offers a wonderful tearoom providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea. The Duchess has graced Amsterdam with its presence since June 2015 and was awarded a Michelin star as of 2018. Their rooftop fine dining restaurant offers a unique international breakfast buffet and un unforgettable lunch and diner experience. MR PORTER offers a steakhouse dining concept with an amazing view over the city of Amsterdam. THE BUTCHER serves the best bloody delicious burgers in Amsterdam and specializes in haute fast food, available from early until late. Situated on the corner of W Amsterdam Bank building beneath X BANK.   "The hotel is based on the most spectacular location in the very city centre on Dam Square. Truly could not be on a better centre location, with all the best shops, restaurants, sigthseeing amongs other things around the hotel such as the Nine streets, Flower market, Royal palace and many more amazing places. W Amsterdam not only offers the best views, stylish design but also great fine dining at their restaurants THE DUCHESS, MR PORTER & THE BUTCHER, one beautiful outdoor pool on the rooftoop with mesmerizing panoramic views but also the sexiest, stylish and modern rooms. Not to forget the AWAY SPA which is my favorite in Amsterdam and both entry lobbies which already take your breath away when entering the hotel that also is truly memorable from the exterior design and of course its location which is noticable from the plane when landing in Amsterdam already.  All in all this has been one of the recent travel highlights definitely, and cannot wait to stay there again soon." - Timotej Letonja   W Amsterdam is a fantastic luxury hotel spread over two beautiful, historic buildings right in the center of Amsterdam. The hotel includes a rooftop pool, W Lounge, the incredible Spa Away, outstanding restaurants, nice terraces with stunning views over the Royal Palace, the Single Canal and more.  The trendy and warm ambiance with relaxed and friendly staff create a vibrant atmosphere that I love. Rooms are hip, edgy designed, modern, spacious and have special details incorporating Dutch culture.  The Spa Away is one of the best Spa’s I have ever been. It includes a sauna, steam room, fire bath, cold plunge pool, whirlpool and changing, relaxation areas. All made with high quality materials and so well designed. A perfect getaway to relax, recharge and to get inspired. - Bart Grein     Explore more about the hotel here: wamsterdam.com     Mixing historic Dutch arhitectural elements with cutting-edge design right next to Dam Square, W Amsterdam is at the epicenter of this energetic and forward-thinking city. Marvel at dazzling views from our spot between the Royal Palace and the UNESCO-listed Singel canal.       The amazing city location   Lots of cultural and historic highlights, e.g. Royal Palace on Dam Square, Rijksmuseum, The Hermitage, The Anne Frank House UNESCO Canal District. Total of 44 museums housing 23 Rembrandt paintings and 201 Van Gogh paintings. Amazing Culinary experiences from charming local“brown cafes” to 12 Michelin-rated restaurants. Amsterdam hold 1,325 restaurants in total. Go Dutch and rent a bike or take a boat tour through the 165 canals to discover the city.     About the hotel and its facilities   300-Meter walk to Dam Square, 238 Rooms & Suites, 2 Destination Restaurants: MR PORTER & THE DUCHESS, with private dining possibility, Burger Bar THE BUTCHER, Rooftop W Lounge & WET Deck, Great Room, 414 square meters of Events Space, Wired® Business Center, WHATEVER/WHENEVER® Service, AWAY® Spa & FIT® 24/7 gym, XBAR, X BANK Concept Store, W Insider Team.       Make up of captivating views, integrates spaces and interesting lines that echo its previous role in connecting the people of Amsterdam. The Exchange building has 172 stylish rooms including 10 fabulous suites, varying from Cool Corner Suites to an Extreme WOW suite, and sets the scene for endless nights where the pulse is set high. Located on the sixth floor of the Exchange building, W Lounge will be at the heart of the hotel with unparalleled 360-degree views over the city. Do not leave without taking a dip in the one and only WET Deck, our heated rooftop swimming pool overlooking the Royal Palace. Make your event memorable in W Lounge. We can reserve a semi private area or privatize the W Lounge for an exclusive event.     Guests looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city can now check-in to the Bank building where the stylish rooms and sumptuous AWAY® Spa provide the ultimate city retreat. The Bank building offers a sophisticated sanctuary with 66 rooms including 13 suites and AWAY® Spa. The ideal space to detox, retox and repeat. Welcome to an escape within an escape, where the whirlwind of W winds down and AWAY® means a disappearing act from the everyday into an insider scene of surprising sensations.     X BANK is a 700m2 hybrid store in the centre of Amsterdam presenting the most comprehensive collection of predominantly Dutch fashion, art and design in the world. X BAR is your own boosting station. It’s a placewhere you can refuel for the day & night ahead or detox after a memorable evening.     Welcome to an escape within an escape, where the whirlwind of W winds down and AWAY means a disappearing act from the every day into an insider scene of surprising sensations. AWAY Spa at W Amsterdam is the go-to place for glamour. They offer: 7 treatment rooms, Facials, Massages, Waxing, general wellbeing, Hands & Feet, Hair treatments, Tanning, Guy’s grooming.     Experience an unforgettable night at The Duchess. Their restaurant within the historical atrium of the Bank Building offers an a-la-carte breakfast, lunch and dinner with Nouveau Niçoise cuisine. The Duchess enhances a shared dining concept and offers a wonderful tearoom providing guests the opportunity to enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea. The Duchess has graced Amsterdam with its presence since June 2015 and was awarded a Michelin star as of 2018. Their rooftop fine dining restaurant offers a unique international breakfast buffet and un unforgettable lunch and diner experience. MR PORTER offers a steakhouse dining concept with an amazing view over the city of Amsterdam. THE BUTCHER serves the best bloody delicious burgers in Amsterdam and specializes in haute fast food, available from early until late. Situated on the corner of W Amsterdam Bank building beneath X BANK.   "The hotel is based on the most spectacular location in the very city centre on Dam Square. Truly could not be on a better centre location, with all the best shops, restaurants, sigthseeing amongs other things around the hotel such as the Nine streets, Flower market, Royal palace and many more amazing places. W Amsterdam not only offers the best views, stylish design but also great fine dining at their restaurants THE DUCHESS, MR PORTER & THE BUTCHER, one beautiful outdoor pool on the rooftoop with mesmerizing panoramic views but also the sexiest, stylish and modern rooms. Not to forget the AWAY SPA which is my favorite in Amsterdam and both entry lobbies which already take your breath away when entering the hotel that also is truly memorable from the exterior design and of course its location which is noticable from the plane when landing in Amsterdam already.  All in all this has been one of the recent travel highlights definitely, and cannot wait to stay there again soon." - Timotej Letonja   W Amsterdam is a fantastic luxury hotel spread over two beautiful, historic buildings right in the center of Amsterdam. The hotel includes a rooftop pool, W Lounge, the incredible Spa Away, outstanding restaurants, nice terraces with stunning views over the Royal Palace, the Single Canal and more.  The trendy and warm ambiance with relaxed and friendly staff create a vibrant atmosphere that I love. Rooms are hip, edgy designed, modern, spacious and have special details incorporating Dutch culture.  The Spa Away is one of the best Spa’s I have ever been. It includes a sauna, steam room, fire bath, cold plunge pool, whirlpool and changing, relaxation areas. All made with high quality materials and so well designed. A perfect getaway to relax, recharge and to get inspired. - Bart Grein     Explore more about the hotel here: wamsterdam.com    

DGTL Festival & SkyNRG open doors to Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for use in the music industry
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DGTL Festival & SkyNRG open doors to Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for use in the music industry

Music DGTL’s Sustainability Coordinator Mitchell van Dooijeweerd commented: “We feel a responsibility to continuously improve and maintain our social and environmental impact on the globe and we are committed to leave the world a bit better than we found it. That’s why we are always researching and implementing innovative measures to progressively reduce emissions. But we’re looking beyond our own emissions too. Through this partnership with SkyNRG, we reduce CO2 emissions together with our artists and ensure that what we do inspires our surroundings. Replacing fossil kerosine with SAF is a huge step forward for unavoidable flights. Furthermore, it is a scalable solution that can reduce air travel emissions for other events too where air travel may be unavoidable. DGTL’s festivals have a huge reach, which is why it is important we lead by example and plant the seed for change.”     SAF is fuel for aircrafts that is produced from sustainable resources, instead of being refined from petroleum, like fossil-based aviation fuel. SAF can significantly reduce CO2 emissions compared to fossil fuel, depending on the technology and feedstock used.     SkyNRG’s Program Manager, Jef de Vries commented: “Although SAF has been in commercial use since 2011 and over 300,000 flights so far have been powered by it, it still makes up less than 1% of the overall fuel use in aviation. Therefore, SkyNRG scales up supply and demand by building new production capacity and forging partnerships with industry pioneers like DGTL festival.”     Explaining how DGTL has collaborated with artists across its multiple global line-ups to drive the SAF initiative, festival booker Jelle Lobbes said: “When we reached out to the artists about this project, we found out most of them were already engaged in more sustainable travel. Agencies already implemented offset programs for their roster and really thought about their journeys. This showed we’re all on the same page and motivated us to join forces and take the next step forward.”     SkyNRG uses a system for supplying SAF to DGTL called Book & Claim. With this system, SAF is not used on the aircrafts the artists fly with, but rather tanked into the fuel system of an airport close to the SAF production facility. The SAF produced and supplied is continuously tracked and the corresponding carbon emission reductions are then allocated to DGTL and the artists. The benefits of this system are that it reduces carbon emissions from fuel transport and uses existing supply chains. This system is also commonly used when purchasing green electricity. Green electricity is added to the overall grid by the person paying for it, without it being delivered to that specific person’s home, for example, thereby improving the overall sustainability of the grid.     The overall aim of the DGTL-SkyNRG partnership is to show the industry and all music fans - many of whom regularly use air travel - how they can reduce their own CO2 footprint by using SAF. To that end, DGTL and SkyNRG, together with climate tech builder CHOOOSE, will soon launch a leading-edge carbon emissions calculator that both the industry and general public can use to evaluate and reduce their CO2 footprint.     Thanks to their work with SkyNRG, more sustainable travel can now finally be ticked off DGTL’s sustainable ‘to-do’ list, making them true trailblazers in the world’s quest for achievable sustainability.   DGTL’s Sustainability Coordinator Mitchell van Dooijeweerd commented: “We feel a responsibility to continuously improve and maintain our social and environmental impact on the globe and we are committed to leave the world a bit better than we found it. That’s why we are always researching and implementing innovative measures to progressively reduce emissions. But we’re looking beyond our own emissions too. Through this partnership with SkyNRG, we reduce CO2 emissions together with our artists and ensure that what we do inspires our surroundings. Replacing fossil kerosine with SAF is a huge step forward for unavoidable flights. Furthermore, it is a scalable solution that can reduce air travel emissions for other events too where air travel may be unavoidable. DGTL’s festivals have a huge reach, which is why it is important we lead by example and plant the seed for change.”     SAF is fuel for aircrafts that is produced from sustainable resources, instead of being refined from petroleum, like fossil-based aviation fuel. SAF can significantly reduce CO2 emissions compared to fossil fuel, depending on the technology and feedstock used.     SkyNRG’s Program Manager, Jef de Vries commented: “Although SAF has been in commercial use since 2011 and over 300,000 flights so far have been powered by it, it still makes up less than 1% of the overall fuel use in aviation. Therefore, SkyNRG scales up supply and demand by building new production capacity and forging partnerships with industry pioneers like DGTL festival.”     Explaining how DGTL has collaborated with artists across its multiple global line-ups to drive the SAF initiative, festival booker Jelle Lobbes said: “When we reached out to the artists about this project, we found out most of them were already engaged in more sustainable travel. Agencies already implemented offset programs for their roster and really thought about their journeys. This showed we’re all on the same page and motivated us to join forces and take the next step forward.”     SkyNRG uses a system for supplying SAF to DGTL called Book & Claim. With this system, SAF is not used on the aircrafts the artists fly with, but rather tanked into the fuel system of an airport close to the SAF production facility. The SAF produced and supplied is continuously tracked and the corresponding carbon emission reductions are then allocated to DGTL and the artists. The benefits of this system are that it reduces carbon emissions from fuel transport and uses existing supply chains. This system is also commonly used when purchasing green electricity. Green electricity is added to the overall grid by the person paying for it, without it being delivered to that specific person’s home, for example, thereby improving the overall sustainability of the grid.     The overall aim of the DGTL-SkyNRG partnership is to show the industry and all music fans - many of whom regularly use air travel - how they can reduce their own CO2 footprint by using SAF. To that end, DGTL and SkyNRG, together with climate tech builder CHOOOSE, will soon launch a leading-edge carbon emissions calculator that both the industry and general public can use to evaluate and reduce their CO2 footprint.     Thanks to their work with SkyNRG, more sustainable travel can now finally be ticked off DGTL’s sustainable ‘to-do’ list, making them true trailblazers in the world’s quest for achievable sustainability.  

ZALANDO ASSISTS ATHLETES WITH AN INSPIRING STORY IN SPORTS CAMPAIGN 'SUPPORTER FOR ATHLETES'
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ZALANDO ASSISTS ATHLETES WITH AN INSPIRING STORY IN SPORTS CAMPAIGN 'SUPPORTER FOR ATHLETES'

Fashion Zalando, Europe's leading fashion and lifestyle platform, launches the new sports campaign 'Supporter of Athletes'.     This campaign focuses on three inspiring stories of athletes. Assisted by well-known personalities and athletes Arie Boomsma and Inge de Bruijn, Zalando selects three talents for their latest campaign: Romy Rockx from Rotterdam, a trans man with his own gym for queer people, Rosalie van Druenen from 's Hertogenbosch, a young swimmer with a prosthetic leg training for the 2024 Paralympic Games and the Hadda family from Eindhoven, who have started a gym, Totally-Fit, where the community can feel welcome.     Zalando hopes to inspire and motivate people to start exercising (again). The campaign will go live during the Olympics on July 28.     Last June, Zalando appealed to all Dutch people to sign up and stand a chance of a motivation boost. Zalando selected three special sports stories for this campaign. Driven by ambition and passion, Romy Rockx, Rosalie van Druenen and the Hadda family have been captured in their daily lives by Zalando. Assisted by gym owner, presenter and ally of the LGBTQIA+ community Arie Boomsma and former top swimmer and four-time Olympic champion Inge de Bruijn, Zalando provided the three candidates with support and guidance during training and coaching sessions, with the aim of capturing their personal transformation and growth. promote their gyms.     Megan Maley, General Manager Zalando Benelux, explains: “With the 'Supporter of Sportsmen' campaign, we want to appeal to all Dutch people to bring out the best and strongest version of themselves through sport. It has been clear to us for some time that a little extra motivation and the right equipment influences your confidence and performance. That is why we think it is important to support local and diverse talent and to provide a platform to inspire people with their personal sports story. The campaign follows the success story after our sponsorship of RKSV Sterksel, the fifth-class finalist that has completely regained confidence and fun in the game thanks to Zalando's support.” Zalando, Europe's leading fashion and lifestyle platform, launches the new sports campaign 'Supporter of Athletes'.     This campaign focuses on three inspiring stories of athletes. Assisted by well-known personalities and athletes Arie Boomsma and Inge de Bruijn, Zalando selects three talents for their latest campaign: Romy Rockx from Rotterdam, a trans man with his own gym for queer people, Rosalie van Druenen from 's Hertogenbosch, a young swimmer with a prosthetic leg training for the 2024 Paralympic Games and the Hadda family from Eindhoven, who have started a gym, Totally-Fit, where the community can feel welcome.     Zalando hopes to inspire and motivate people to start exercising (again). The campaign will go live during the Olympics on July 28.     Last June, Zalando appealed to all Dutch people to sign up and stand a chance of a motivation boost. Zalando selected three special sports stories for this campaign. Driven by ambition and passion, Romy Rockx, Rosalie van Druenen and the Hadda family have been captured in their daily lives by Zalando. Assisted by gym owner, presenter and ally of the LGBTQIA+ community Arie Boomsma and former top swimmer and four-time Olympic champion Inge de Bruijn, Zalando provided the three candidates with support and guidance during training and coaching sessions, with the aim of capturing their personal transformation and growth. promote their gyms.     Megan Maley, General Manager Zalando Benelux, explains: “With the 'Supporter of Sportsmen' campaign, we want to appeal to all Dutch people to bring out the best and strongest version of themselves through sport. It has been clear to us for some time that a little extra motivation and the right equipment influences your confidence and performance. That is why we think it is important to support local and diverse talent and to provide a platform to inspire people with their personal sports story. The campaign follows the success story after our sponsorship of RKSV Sterksel, the fifth-class finalist that has completely regained confidence and fun in the game thanks to Zalando's support.”

ADE launches new Arts & Culture program with creative residencies,  artistic crossover projects and more
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ADE launches new Arts & Culture program with creative residencies, artistic crossover projects and more

Events Amsterdam Dance Event launches its brand new Arts & Culture program, which aims to let electronic music enthusiasts explore the world of dance outside of the dancefloor throughout the city of Amsterdam from October 13 through 17. Highlighted collaborations include Nelly Ben Hayoun, Helena Basilova, an artist residency program with Nxt Museum and more.     Electronic music and art are inseparably bound together, and ADE is devoted to providing a stage to the creative expressions that connect dance music culture and the world of arts. Through a dedicated program of exhibitions, special performances, art installations, documentaries and more, ADE Arts & Culture is set to become the ideal place to explore the cross-pollinations between club and culture.     The first confirmed ADE Arts & Culture highlights include an artist residency showcase by Nxt Museumand ADE on ADE’s opening night, a series of spiritual healing experiences for ravers by award-winning director and designer Nelly Ben Hayoun and an unplugged performance by pianist Helena Basilova surrounded by 800 candles, alongside events by Tools for Action x NDSM, Foam, Nederlands Kamerkoor, Connor Schumacher and more.     In addition, ADE calls upon artists and entrepreneurs for its collaboration projects with Villa Buitenlust and Music Moves: Music Moves aims to make the dance floor accessible for everyone and offers a free traineeship program to organise an official ADE event for the elderly, special needs children and/or homeless people. Another invitation to participate is offered by Villa Buitenlust, through a creative residency to develop and present new works.      Individual ticket sales for the ADE Arts & Culture program are set to become available soon. Moreover, the ADE Pro Pass grants full access to the entire Arts & Culture program, in addition to ADE's conference and festival offering and all other benefits.      The ADE Pro Pass is available at an Early Bird rate here.       Read more about it on their website: https://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/en/news/ade-launches-arts-culture-p... Amsterdam Dance Event launches its brand new Arts & Culture program, which aims to let electronic music enthusiasts explore the world of dance outside of the dancefloor throughout the city of Amsterdam from October 13 through 17. Highlighted collaborations include Nelly Ben Hayoun, Helena Basilova, an artist residency program with Nxt Museum and more.     Electronic music and art are inseparably bound together, and ADE is devoted to providing a stage to the creative expressions that connect dance music culture and the world of arts. Through a dedicated program of exhibitions, special performances, art installations, documentaries and more, ADE Arts & Culture is set to become the ideal place to explore the cross-pollinations between club and culture.     The first confirmed ADE Arts & Culture highlights include an artist residency showcase by Nxt Museumand ADE on ADE’s opening night, a series of spiritual healing experiences for ravers by award-winning director and designer Nelly Ben Hayoun and an unplugged performance by pianist Helena Basilova surrounded by 800 candles, alongside events by Tools for Action x NDSM, Foam, Nederlands Kamerkoor, Connor Schumacher and more.     In addition, ADE calls upon artists and entrepreneurs for its collaboration projects with Villa Buitenlust and Music Moves: Music Moves aims to make the dance floor accessible for everyone and offers a free traineeship program to organise an official ADE event for the elderly, special needs children and/or homeless people. Another invitation to participate is offered by Villa Buitenlust, through a creative residency to develop and present new works.      Individual ticket sales for the ADE Arts & Culture program are set to become available soon. Moreover, the ADE Pro Pass grants full access to the entire Arts & Culture program, in addition to ADE's conference and festival offering and all other benefits.      The ADE Pro Pass is available at an Early Bird rate here.       Read more about it on their website: https://www.amsterdam-dance-event.nl/en/news/ade-launches-arts-culture-p...

HUNKERING IN. CONCERT  IS FIRST LARGE-SCALE INDOOR EVENT IN THE GASHOUDER
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HUNKERING IN. CONCERT IS FIRST LARGE-SCALE INDOOR EVENT IN THE GASHOUDER

Events Festival organization Hunkering returns with a new concept after previous successful editions. On Saturday the 10thof July, the Gashouder in Amsterdam will be filled with frenzied dance fans for Hunkering In Concert, making Hunkering In Concert the first large-scale indoor event to take place in the venue after a long time. The lineup consists of DJs/Producers HOSH, Klangkarussell, Fur Coat and Alex Niggeman who will perform together with special soloists, a grand orchestra and a beautiful audiovisual decor, making it an evening that will not be forgotten anytime soon.     During Hunkering In Concert, the audience will be treated to a fantastic musical experience, where the DJs will perform existing songs and new material together with a large live orchestra. A mix of indie dance, deep house and melodic house in combination with live elements will be performed against the backdrop of the imposing Gashouder, one of the most iconic festival locations in the Netherlands. Both the organization and the DJs can't wait to enjoy a fantastic event with like-minded music lovers again.     Robby Krist, programmer of Hunkering: “In this time when coming together and celebrating together has been so scarce, we as a team have done everything we can to be ready with Hunkering in Concert as soon as we received an opening from the government. After a lot of planning and replanning, we can finally set up a musical experience for the public again. The feeling that this is now possible again is magical!”.     Safety first, which means that there are only a limited number of tickets available. Hunkering In Concert follows the government rules regarding Corona, so visitors must be tested before entering via Testing voor Toegang. Al measures are also carefully followed by the artists, crew and location itself.     All the information about the event:   Hunkering In Concert Date: Juli 10th 2021 Location: De Gashouder, Amsterdam Time: 22.00-0.300u   Tickets are available via https://store.ticketing.cm.com/HunkeringInConcert   Follow Hunkering on social media bellow: https://www.instagram.com/hunkeringnl/https://www.facebook.com/hunkeringhttps://www.facebook.com/hunkering/events   Also follow our social media for live coverage of the festival.   Festival organization Hunkering returns with a new concept after previous successful editions. On Saturday the 10thof July, the Gashouder in Amsterdam will be filled with frenzied dance fans for Hunkering In Concert, making Hunkering In Concert the first large-scale indoor event to take place in the venue after a long time. The lineup consists of DJs/Producers HOSH, Klangkarussell, Fur Coat and Alex Niggeman who will perform together with special soloists, a grand orchestra and a beautiful audiovisual decor, making it an evening that will not be forgotten anytime soon.     During Hunkering In Concert, the audience will be treated to a fantastic musical experience, where the DJs will perform existing songs and new material together with a large live orchestra. A mix of indie dance, deep house and melodic house in combination with live elements will be performed against the backdrop of the imposing Gashouder, one of the most iconic festival locations in the Netherlands. Both the organization and the DJs can't wait to enjoy a fantastic event with like-minded music lovers again.     Robby Krist, programmer of Hunkering: “In this time when coming together and celebrating together has been so scarce, we as a team have done everything we can to be ready with Hunkering in Concert as soon as we received an opening from the government. After a lot of planning and replanning, we can finally set up a musical experience for the public again. The feeling that this is now possible again is magical!”.     Safety first, which means that there are only a limited number of tickets available. Hunkering In Concert follows the government rules regarding Corona, so visitors must be tested before entering via Testing voor Toegang. Al measures are also carefully followed by the artists, crew and location itself.     All the information about the event:   Hunkering In Concert Date: Juli 10th 2021 Location: De Gashouder, Amsterdam Time: 22.00-0.300u   Tickets are available via https://store.ticketing.cm.com/HunkeringInConcert   Follow Hunkering on social media bellow: https://www.instagram.com/hunkeringnl/https://www.facebook.com/hunkeringhttps://www.facebook.com/hunkering/events   Also follow our social media for live coverage of the festival.  

Milkshake in conversation with MA’MA QUEEN
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Milkshake in conversation with MA’MA QUEEN

Events Milkshake would be nowhere without the constant inspiration and breathtaking bravery shared and shown in the queer community. For our ten year anniversary, we've portrayed some of our favourite people. These are their stories.     WHAT DRIVES YOU?   The interest for fashion and designing runs in my family. My grandmother worked as a dressmaker and my mom always really enjoyed designing and making clothes for me and our family. When I was just seven years old, my mother gave me a designer kit for my Barbie doll that allowed me to draw outfits for Barbie. I guess you could say that’s where the love for designing started. Later on, in middle school, I started to design and create my own clothes.    My other passion was dancing. I’ve danced a whole bunch of different styles throughout my life; from classical ballet to jazz to modern dance et cetera. When I moved to Arnhem to study fashion design, I got the opportunity to work in a circus. I finished my education in Rotterdam, where I got an internship at an entertainment agency and I expressed my desire to get back on stage. One night was pivotal in my career as a performance: we got a request for two drag performers to join Amanda Lepore. That’s when my drag career started.    Looking back, I think it makes complete sense that I ended up where I am now. It’s not just performing. It’s also the styling, designing, helping people express themselves through costumes. Choosing fashion could have limited me to a cycle of designing, marketing and selling. It’s so thrilling to see the costumes I designed live a life on stage, I think it’s become essential for me in my work. As for my drag performance, it feels like a natural part of me. I’ve always dressed and expressed myself more feminine.      WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO MILKSHAKE?   I believe that it was five or six years ago that I first visited Milkshake. I already knew a bit about the festival and I was very curious about it. Little did I know that Milkshake would become an instant favorite the moment I set foot on the festival site. I loved every single thing about the festival. In the following years, I visited in drag with my drag daughters, worked as a stylist and performer for the Supertoys stage, as a stage host for the Totally Stages and it’s just been so much fun! You have to pay attention to every second because before you know it you’re dancing to the final song at the end of the day. The rush of working backstage, performing, meeting the international community, celebrating with friends; those are the memories we will all cherish for life.      WHAT’S YOUR DREAM FOR OUR COMMUNITY?   That’s a beautiful question. I have so many thoughts and ideas when I try to envision a future for our community. One of the most important things for me is that I don’t want our community to be looked at as this isolated thing. A collection of people that all tick one or more minority boxes. If people keep telling us we’re a minority group, how are we ever going to make the next step in emancipation? For example when people in interviews ask me questions about the hard things or my fears I try to challenge them: ask me about my happy encounters, ask me about the things that strengthen me. Ask me about the things that put a smile on my face.    If you imagine each and every one of us probably have one or two allies in our lives, there’s way more free and open minded people than we think. I think the future is free and those who have a free mindset must be a majority, right? Take Milkshake for example, there’s so many people there who aren’t necessarily a part of the community but who have the right mindset when it comes to freedom and respect. Those people play an important role in our collective future.    As a community, we need to take the lead and show others how they can be themselves. The best way we can teach the world is by being one hundred percent authentic. This way we might show others the limiting mindsets they have been raised with. We all have so much more in common than we can possibly imagine. I think radical freedom can be infectious and I want to use it to strengthen our community from within. We’re not weak. We’re strong.    I want a future where you don’t have to dress up in the toilets of a bar in Amsterdam to go to your favorite festival. I want a future where I can get on a train in any tiny village in this country and feel safe and appreciated. I want a future where no parent has to be worried about the safety of their child. It’s that happy feeling that sticks with you a while after visiting Milkshake: you’d wish that feeling could be around forever.      Credits: Photography & Post Production: Wouter van Gens || Art Director: Marieke Samallo || Styling: Dylan Westerweel || Model: Ma'ma Queen || Chief MUAH: Sebastiaan van der Ham || Make Up: Tom Haegens/ The Countess || Nails: Fleur Hissink || Interview: Maartje Weijers Milkshake would be nowhere without the constant inspiration and breathtaking bravery shared and shown in the queer community. For our ten year anniversary, we've portrayed some of our favourite people. These are their stories.     WHAT DRIVES YOU?   The interest for fashion and designing runs in my family. My grandmother worked as a dressmaker and my mom always really enjoyed designing and making clothes for me and our family. When I was just seven years old, my mother gave me a designer kit for my Barbie doll that allowed me to draw outfits for Barbie. I guess you could say that’s where the love for designing started. Later on, in middle school, I started to design and create my own clothes.    My other passion was dancing. I’ve danced a whole bunch of different styles throughout my life; from classical ballet to jazz to modern dance et cetera. When I moved to Arnhem to study fashion design, I got the opportunity to work in a circus. I finished my education in Rotterdam, where I got an internship at an entertainment agency and I expressed my desire to get back on stage. One night was pivotal in my career as a performance: we got a request for two drag performers to join Amanda Lepore. That’s when my drag career started.    Looking back, I think it makes complete sense that I ended up where I am now. It’s not just performing. It’s also the styling, designing, helping people express themselves through costumes. Choosing fashion could have limited me to a cycle of designing, marketing and selling. It’s so thrilling to see the costumes I designed live a life on stage, I think it’s become essential for me in my work. As for my drag performance, it feels like a natural part of me. I’ve always dressed and expressed myself more feminine.      WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO MILKSHAKE?   I believe that it was five or six years ago that I first visited Milkshake. I already knew a bit about the festival and I was very curious about it. Little did I know that Milkshake would become an instant favorite the moment I set foot on the festival site. I loved every single thing about the festival. In the following years, I visited in drag with my drag daughters, worked as a stylist and performer for the Supertoys stage, as a stage host for the Totally Stages and it’s just been so much fun! You have to pay attention to every second because before you know it you’re dancing to the final song at the end of the day. The rush of working backstage, performing, meeting the international community, celebrating with friends; those are the memories we will all cherish for life.      WHAT’S YOUR DREAM FOR OUR COMMUNITY?   That’s a beautiful question. I have so many thoughts and ideas when I try to envision a future for our community. One of the most important things for me is that I don’t want our community to be looked at as this isolated thing. A collection of people that all tick one or more minority boxes. If people keep telling us we’re a minority group, how are we ever going to make the next step in emancipation? For example when people in interviews ask me questions about the hard things or my fears I try to challenge them: ask me about my happy encounters, ask me about the things that strengthen me. Ask me about the things that put a smile on my face.    If you imagine each and every one of us probably have one or two allies in our lives, there’s way more free and open minded people than we think. I think the future is free and those who have a free mindset must be a majority, right? Take Milkshake for example, there’s so many people there who aren’t necessarily a part of the community but who have the right mindset when it comes to freedom and respect. Those people play an important role in our collective future.    As a community, we need to take the lead and show others how they can be themselves. The best way we can teach the world is by being one hundred percent authentic. This way we might show others the limiting mindsets they have been raised with. We all have so much more in common than we can possibly imagine. I think radical freedom can be infectious and I want to use it to strengthen our community from within. We’re not weak. We’re strong.    I want a future where you don’t have to dress up in the toilets of a bar in Amsterdam to go to your favorite festival. I want a future where I can get on a train in any tiny village in this country and feel safe and appreciated. I want a future where no parent has to be worried about the safety of their child. It’s that happy feeling that sticks with you a while after visiting Milkshake: you’d wish that feeling could be around forever.      Credits: Photography & Post Production: Wouter van Gens || Art Director: Marieke Samallo || Styling: Dylan Westerweel || Model: Ma'ma Queen || Chief MUAH: Sebastiaan van der Ham || Make Up: Tom Haegens/ The Countess || Nails: Fleur Hissink || Interview: Maartje Weijers

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