6 December 2016 | Hutspot Tips

Hutspot Tips | December

Dum Dum Palace

The newest Hotspot in Amsterdam just opened their doors, and it’s called Dum Dum Palace! It is located in the heart of Amsterdam’s China town, de Zeedijk. Expect some good asian food that is made for sharing.

The guys from “Hot Mama Hot” and “Mooie Jongens” had a shared dream, and that is opening their own restaurant. They started from scratch, and in only two months time they completed the concept and finalized the restaurant. The staff has had a special wine course to give the best wine advice.


Hiroshi Sugimoto exhibition at Foam

On the 16th of December a new exhibition opens at Foam, one of Japanese photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto. The exhibition is called Black Box, and shows an overview of his best artworks from his most famous series.


The exhibition, curated by Philip Larratt-Smith, consists of thirty-four artworks that all together show more than 40 years of Sugimoto’s work as a photographer. Some of the series aren’t even finished yet, and the exhibition gives you an opportunity to have a preview of what’s coming in the future. Hiroshi Sugimoto’s exhibition at Foam is open from December 16th till March 8th



Harry Potter bookstore Utrecht Central 

If you’re a Harry Potter fan, something that we all dreamed of when we were little kids just became reality… A real Harry Potter bookstore! The bookstore is an initiative by AKO, a bookstore chain.




The pop-upbookstore was opened at midnight to celebrate the release 0f the latest Harry Potter book: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Besides books of course, there’s much more to it: in the store you’ll find a mini maze and some of the spaces are build like scenes from the book. The bookstore is open for 9 3/4 weeks, and it’ll close on the 31st of January.

Amsterdam Lights Festival

Every year, it’s a true ‘highlight’: Amsterdam Lights Festival. For almost two months, Amsterdam lights up the city center and its canals with 35 art installations of international artists, designers, and architects.


There are 2 routes that you can follow to see the artworks. one over water, which is called Water Colors. And one walking route, the Illuminade. Both tours have their own artworks that relate to a unique theme per route. Almost all the light installations are especially made for the Amsterdam Light Festival. A lot of participating artists use concepts and techniques that they have never applies before. Every year the technical team from the festival supports the artists in the development and implementation of their concepts.

Kino Rotterdam

KINO is a new cinema in the center of Rotterdam. The historical building at the Gouvernestraat is together with KINO already a fact in the Rotterdam film industry.

But KINO isn’t just your ordinary cinema. There’s a bar, restaurant and last but not least… a creative workspace for people that work in the audiovisual industry. If you want, you can spend the whole day at KINO. You can work, eat, have some drinks and of course watch a movie. And there’s always something for everyone. Arthouse, blockbusters, short movies and classics. You can find KINO Rotterdam at Gouvernestraat 129 – 133.



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