Amsterdam’s ADE Insiders: Shinedoe
The Shinedoe story has been one of a relentless, infectious passion for quality electronic dance music for some two decades.
Starting in 2001 her Amsterdam-based Inmotion parties presented the international elite of techno and tech house to the Dutch capital’s community. But, being an Amsterdam ambassador isn’t just because of a local event series. Rather, Shinedoe is also owner of Amsterdam’s Intacto Records, and has traveled the world from Spain to China with a down‐to‐earth, positive vibe that surrounds her DJ sets, as well as compositions.
On ADE’s Friday, 21 October, Shinedoe will headline Project Sugar‘s Happily Ever After event at Amsterdam’s Sugarfactory. Anticipating this event, as well as her other ADE dates (21 October @ Club ABE & 22 October @ Pioneer Sessions – De Brakke Grond – Live Stream 16:30 -17:30) this Amsterdam favorite has put together five of her top places to hang in the ‘dam. How do they compare to some of your favorites?
There are many lovely parks in Amsterdam, but personally I enjoy Westerpark the most.
It’s very near to the city centre but isn’t overly filled with tourists – it’s definitely more of a local spot. Around this area there are plenty of cool bars, good lunch spots and nice restaurants.
Every month you can find Sunday markets and various outdoors events.
Jay’s Juices (Haarlemmerstraat 14)
A nice way to start the day at Jay’s; a small independent tropical juice shop. There is a cool, relaxed atmosphere and it’s also fun to have a chat with Jay if he is around.
Pacific Bar (Polonceaukade 23)
I love the inside decoration of Pacific bar/restaurant & it’s really nice to sit outside in the summer time. I like to meet up there with friends, it’s very chilled and spacious, and again it’s very popular with locals there.
Photography exhibition on the Keizergracht, easy and fun to work around, and not too huge. They’re always displaying fresh topics – surprising and varied exhibitions.
The Movies (Haarlemmerdijk 161)
This is one of the oldest movie theatres in Amsterdam. I love to watch Art house movies there. The atmosphere and design gives an intimate feeling. Also, you can eat at their restaurant, but I haven’t yet so I don’t know how the food tastes!
Photo Credit: Petros Toufexis