Author: Vlietstra

Anyone can play padel

There’s a small area for relaxation amidst the high-rise building of the Zuidas: the three courts of the Play Padel Club. Erik de Wit, the 38-year old founder of this…

There’s a small area for relaxation amidst the high-rise building of the Zuidas: the three
courts of the Play Padel Club. Erik de Wit, the 38-year old founder of this club, is a man with a mission: he wants to put padel, a hybrid between tennis and squash, firmly on the map in this country.

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Padel op de Zuidas, een spel voor iedereen

Tussen de hoge kantoorgebouwen van de Zuidas ligt een fijn stukje ontspanning: de drie padelcourts van de Play Padel Club. Erik de Wit, de 38-jarige oprichter van de Play Padel Club,…

Tussen de hoge kantoorgebouwen van de Zuidas ligt een fijn stukje ontspanning: de drie padelcourts van de Play Padel Club. Erik de Wit, de 38-jarige oprichter van de Play Padel Club, is een man met een missie. Hij wil padel, een kruising tussen tennis en squash, op de kaart zetten.

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Theatre play about life at the Zuidas: Safaripark Zuidas

How do people work at the Zuidas? What are the rules, regulations and patterns within the various offices? That’s what the play entitled Safari Park Zuidas, performed from 2 November …

How do people work at the Zuidas? What are the rules, regulations and patterns within the various offices? That’s what the play entitled Safari Park Zuidas, performed from 2 November  onwards in five different locations at the Zuidas, is all about. Don’t worry, playwrights Roos Schlikker and Erris van Ginkel haven’t gone for the usual clichés.

Today the first show starts, tomorrow it’s the real première.

Performed in buildings on the Zuidas

It will be performed in different buildings at the Zuidas: Circl, Infinity, Auditorium Goede Doelen Loterijen, ROC Boulevardtheater, De Nieuwe Poort and the WTC building.

Roos: “That’s what

SAFARIPARK ZUIDAS

Max van den Burg en Janke Dekker are playing the leads PHOTO: NICK VAN ORMONDT

so nice about Safari Park Zuidas. I’m sure many of us have driven on the A10 ring road, amazed at seeing people working late at night in the high-rise office buildings of the Zuidas. And probably intended to go and have a look at the area but never gotten around to doing it. Well, if you’re going to see Safari Park Zuidas, you’ll kill two birds with one stone: you’ll get to know the Zuidas and you’re in for a good night out.”

For seven years now, writer Roos Schlikker has been teaming up with dramatist, writer and director Erris van Ginkel. They’ve enjoyed success together before, with their play scripts for Hart tegen Hart (‘Heart against heart’) and Soof de musical.

Check for tickets here.

Read the whole interview in our magazine; ZUIDAS. magazine is also in written in English and you can find a copy in every public area on the Zuidas.

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Better focus with mindfulness from MindfulBizz

The Zuidas thrives on an ambitious business mentality, with working weeks of 70 to 80 hours being the norm. But to strike a balance there needs to be time for…

The Zuidas thrives on an ambitious business mentality, with working weeks of 70 to 80 hours being the norm. But to strike a balance there needs to be time for relaxation. Leonie Stekelenburg offers a ‘mental reboot’. She is co-owner of MindfulBizz, a company organizing a ‘Stretch & Meditate’ class twice a week at ClubSportive.

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Window-cleaner at the Zuidas: Risky Business

Together with his colleagues, 54-year old Rinse – a certified window-cleaner working for Ruitenheer Gevelonderhoud – makes sure all residents and visitors of the nine towers of WTC Amsterdam can…

Together with his colleagues, 54-year old Rinse – a certified window-cleaner working for Ruitenheer Gevelonderhoud – makes sure all residents and visitors of the nine towers of WTC Amsterdam can enjoy the magnificent views. A rewarding task but not one without risks.

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TailorMates: ‘Men are more sexy in costume then naked!’

TailorMates is located at George Gershwinplein, right in the heart of the Zuidas. It was here that Ronald Gans opened his flagship store four years ago and he wouldn’t have…

TailorMates is located at George Gershwinplein, right in the heart of the Zuidas. It was here that Ronald Gans opened his flagship store four years ago and he wouldn’t have wanted to start this journey anywhere else. “I’ve seen the Zuidas being built, and most of Buitenveldert as well.”

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Behind the scenes of the traumaheli from VUmc

There’s a yellow helicopter, the Lifeliner 1, parked on the roof of the VU medical center in Amsterdam. VUmc was the first hospital in the Netherlands with a helicopter and…

There’s a yellow helicopter, the Lifeliner 1, parked on the roof of the VU medical center in Amsterdam. VUmc was the first hospital in the Netherlands with a helicopter and a Mobile Medical Team (MMT). They’ve been saving people’s lives for 23 years now. Fenny Dunning, chief nurse, and Marcel de Leeuw, chief doctor and medical coordinator, tell me the story behind this special team.

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Stylists of Rob Peetoom bring out the beauty in you

Rob Peetoom Hair & Make-up & Brows opened a new salon at the ground floor of the Chanel Building at the Zuidas in October 2015. Their stylists will make you…

Rob Peetoom Hair & Make-up & Brows opened a new salon at the ground floor of the Chanel Building at the Zuidas in October 2015. Their stylists will make you look better than ever. How? His daughter Rochelle Peetoom and Phoebe de Winter, creative director and co-owner of the Amsterdam Zuidas salon, explain.

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Josh Veldhuizen: ‘Living on Zuidas is great!’

Josh Veldhuizen, owner of fashion label JOSH V, lives at the Zuidas. “Two years ago, when there were only a handful of people living here, my boyfriend Nick Amman and…

Josh Veldhuizen, owner of fashion label JOSH V, lives at the Zuidas. “Two years ago, when there were only a handful of people living here, my boyfriend Nick Amman and I bought an apartment in the Intermezzo Building.”

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Gelderlandplein, shopping centre with international character

We like it tidy, that’s the motto at Gelderlandplein in Amsterdam-Zuid. This shopping centre with almost a hundred stores is a real shopper’s paradise. And if you need a break…

Winkelcentrum Gelderlandplein

The wonderfull shoppingmall Gelderlandplein

We like it tidy, that’s the motto at Gelderlandplein in Amsterdam-Zuid. This shopping centre with almost a hundred stores is a real shopper’s paradise. And if you need a break from all that shopping, there are plenty of places to relax and have a coffee, grab a healthy snack or order a nice meal.

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