Oudemanhuispoort Book Market

Oudemanhuispoort Book Market

What the Marché du Livre or Marché Georges-Brassens is to Paris, the Oudemanhuispoort is to Amsterdam. In 1602 a care home called Oud Man Huis (Old Man’s House) was built to house approximately 100 poor elderly men and women. Initially, it was a home for men hence the...
Labyrinth Cocktail, Food & Poetry Bar

Labyrinth Cocktail, Food & Poetry Bar

What the iconic film Cocktail was to the 80s is Labyrinth Cocktail, Food & Poetry Bar to 2018 In English, the term labyrinth is generally synonymous with maze, but Labyrinth Cocktail Food & Poetry Bar started in 2016 is Amsterdam’s only soul and poetry bar,...
Book Group Review “Love and Summer”

Book Group Review “Love and Summer”

Our Review A classic novel with an excellent title. The Irish voices and the atmosphere of Ireland in the 50's are clearly heard and felt throughout this novel. His writing style is beautiful and authentic. The author makes subtle comments that indicate that not all...
Waterstone’s Poetry Evening “Make it New!”

Waterstone’s Poetry Evening “Make it New!”

Every couple of months Waterstones hosts a poetry evening called “Examining Poetry”. For a random Tuesday evening, a surprisingly large crowd of committed poets from the vibrant literary community descended on the 7th floor of the Waterstone’s building, in the...