40 newcomers to Amsterdam about the city of their life and work
About this project
Do you remember what triggered you to leave everything behind and take the first step to your new life and career in a new city? Was it the bubbling and fizzing creativity of the metropolis? The nightlife scene, or the daily hustle and bustle? Was it the city itself, that never seems to stand still?
WHAT IS OUTSIDERS AMSTERDAM?
A book about 40 different people and the Amsterdam dreams the’re making a reality. How did they fall in love with the city? How did they spent their first days and months there? How different did the city seemed to them then, than it does now?
Outsiders Amsterdam, our first book in the Outsiders series, is a book with 40 inspirational stories that newcomers to Amsterdam have to tell.
In this book they tell their own story about the city of their dreams, life and work. This book is about all of the opportunities that the city of Amsterdam offers them. Stories that will move you and show you the city of cheese, beer, healthy food & living, jeans, dance, comedy, start-ups, entrepreneurship, art and diamonds in ways you never saw it before.
Amsterdam Outsiders features the stories of:
Aernoud Bourdrez / Bourdrez Law – Ben Dragstra / Salvation Army – Cato Van EE / Paparazzi Model Management – Daniel Watts / J.D. Williams Whisky Bar – David van Traa / Expat Center Amsterdam – Erik Heinen / Erik’s Delicatesse – Ernst Coppenjans / Photographer – Eva Cleven / NPO3 Dutch Television – Fred Tiggelman / Hartog Bakery – Friederike Joppen / The Balkony – Grietje Braaksma – DWDD Bookpanel – Gunay Uslu / Corendon -Hans van der Heijden / ABN AMRO Meespierson – Howard Komproe / Stand-up Comedian – James Veenhof / Jean School Amsterdam – Jan Pieter Kind / Techno DJ J.P. Enfant – Jop van de Graaf / SLA – Liza van der Most / Ajax Football – Mark Bischof / Kinetic Artist – Martijn Garsthagen / Hairdresser – Martijn Nieuwenhuyzen / Curactor Stedelijk Museum – Max Coppens / Artist Manager – Miryanna van Reeden / Actrice – Nicola Ressa / Restaurant Manager – Pauline Willemse / Diamond Cutter – Pieter Kuijpers / Film Director – Renske Bijlenga / Dentist – Rocco Veenboer / Founder Awakenings – Rob van Dijk / Landscape designer – Sabine Vishnudatt / Cosmestic Product Development – Samantha Ellinson / Interior Designer – Sander van Engelen / Bruut Beer – Sander Groet / A’DAM Tower – Thomas de Graaf / Student Bike – Vera Magagnini / G-Star – Wybo Wijnbergen / We Work
Outsiders Amsterdam is a hardcover book.
– 300+ pages
– Outstanding black & white photography by Kasimir Szekeres
– Dutch & English version.
The creative team behind the book:
Martijn Frank Dirks – Creative Director / Graphic Design / Writer
Kathrin Jung – Graphic Design
Kasimir Szekeres / Photographer
People who also helped a lot: James Veenhof, Gunay Uslu, Janneke van Bemmel, Milou Buiter. Jenny Dirks, Daniel L. Istatia
Risks and challenges
All artwork and writing for OUTSIDERS AMSTERDAM have been completed. The book is at the final stages of design + layout and English translation. If fully funded it will be ready to go to print by the end of November 2016.