Amsterdam’s very own ‘Bostheater’ has a proper intimate outdoor evening in store for the atmospheric summer nights ahead. During June, July and August you can find your favorite musicians serenading you, your family and friends amidst towering trees, while appreciating the magical retreat that lies just on the outskirts of Amsterdam’s city centre. Locals and tourists alike find a certain romance that lies in the Amsterdamse Bos and with an amphitheater set to accommodate nearly 1500 guests, it’s sure to be a memorable weekend escape.
For their second edition of Live at Amsterdamse Bos, Bostheater is hosting six open-air performances to be held over the course of three months with appearances made by local and international musicians alike. Texan-natives Midlake (June 29th), Australian-duo Angus & Julia Stone (July 1st) (SOLD OUT), Belgian singer-songwriter Milow (July 20th), Dutch local Bo Saris (July 27th), Belgian/Dutch group Novastar (August 10th), and Iceland’s Olafur Arnalds (August 18th) are scheduled to entertain your summer weekends that lie ahead. Performances are to begin at 21.00 and continue until midnight. For an even better taste of this great lineup (and other recommended bands), be sure to check out the Taylor-made Spotify (link to http://open.spotify.com/user/liveatamsterdamsebos) playlist “Live at Amsterdamse Bos”.
Looking to cure your hunger or quench your thirst after the journey to Bos? The people at Amsterdamse Bos have got you covered. Arrive a bit before the music kicks off and nestle down at the summer terrace as early as 17.00, where you can pre-order a curated ‘romantic picnic basket for two’ (for just 35 euros), snack on French tapas provided by ‘Souvenirs de France’, or indulge in digestifs sponsored by Grolsch, Grape District, and Cafeini.
Tickets range from 22-28 euros and can be purchased online ahead of time. Option to buy at the door remains available as long as the venue has not sold out. More information on tickets, picnics, and transportation can be found at liveatamsterdamsebos.nl. Bring a blanket. Sip your drink-of-choice. Escape to the city’s impressive forest.
photo: 3fm.nl, facebook.com/liveatamsterdamsebos