QO Amsterdam Ambassador Favorites

Out and about in Amsterdam - March

Our Amsterdam Ambassadors like to share their love and knowledge of the city with you. Offering you insights in things to do, places to visit and people to meet.

We take great pride in curating a list of events each month. When cultivating our list of “Amsterdam Favourites for the Month” we are always on the lookout for that off the beaten track, which in turn opens up a different and inspirational side of Amsterdam to you.

Therefore we connect you to the city and help shape your experience.


The Tropenmuseum is a museum of world cultures, housed in one of the most impressive museum buildings in the Netherlands. From the monumental Great Hall there is a wide view of what the museum has to offer. Some very exciting exhibitions coming up and currently on and we have outlined two of them below for you.

Cool Japan – all things Japanese

Date: Until 1st September 2019

Longing for Mecca – a pilgrimage to Mecca

Date: Until 12th January 2020

Venue: Tropenmuseum

Location: Linnaeusstraat 2, 1092 CK Amsterdam

Admission: 16 euro

Bocca Coffee – an accidental quest

The Bocca Coffee journey began nearly two decades ago in Ethiopia when founder Menno – then a trader of organic sesame seeds – stumbled upon a hillside of beautiful coffee trees ripe with red cherries. It was love at first taste. Menno vowed then and there to introduce it back home – help the farmers he’d befriended to get an organic certification– and make them benefit from their hard work. Back home in Amsterdam, Menno hid away in his garage with a small PROBAT Roaster and experimented with the different ways of roasting his haul of Ethiopian coffee beans. Before long, he was selling small batches of coffee to delighted friends and neighbours. And taking repeat orders. Bocca was born. And thus began a lifelong pursuit of perfection.

Workshops for home baristas

Date: every Saturday

Venue: Bocca Coffee

Location: Kerkstraat 96HS, Amsterdam

Admission: 65 euro

Taste Before you Waste Foundation

Taste Before You Waste is a foundation with the mission to reduce consumer food waste by providing citizens with the knowledge and opportunity for responsible and waste-free consumption. Creating a welcoming community of foodies from all over the world by hosting donation-based events such as Food Cycle Markets, Wasteless Wednesday Dinners, Educational Workshops, Event Caterings, and Presentations, showcasing that the food that is currently regarded as waste is actually delicious and valuable.

Wasteless Wednesday Dinner is the evening in the middle of the week, during professional cooks present the most environmentally conscious choice for your get together with friends and the neighbourhood, with surplus food from markets and stores.

Wasteless Wednesday Dinner

Date: March 20 and 27, 2019

Time: 6:30pm till 10pm

Venue: Taste Before You Waste

Location: Plantage Doklaan 8-12

Admission: Pay-as-you-feel

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