WHEN I THINK OF AMSTERDAM A FEW THINGS COME TO MIND....
ASIDE FROM THE OPENLY PUBLIC USE OF DRUGS AND SEX, I THINK OF ART, URBANISM, AND TALENT.
THAT IS WHAT YOU WILL FIND AMONG THE LOCAL PEOPLE - THEY HAVE CREATED A COMMUNITY OF RESTAURANTS, GALLERIES, BOUTIQUE HOTELS, SPECIALITY SHOPS, AND FUNKY ACCOMMODATIONS TO DISPLAY THEIR INDIVIDUALITY TO THE WORLD.
IF AMSTERDAM FINDS A WAY INTO YOUR FUTURE, I WOULD LIKE YOU TO CONSIDER A DIFFERENT STYLE OF LODGING...AT LEAST FOR ONE NIGHT. BREAK AWAY FROM THE INNER CITY AND HOTELS TO SPEND A COUPLE OF NIGHTS UNDERNEATH THE NETHERLAND SKY AT URBANCAMPSITE AMSTERDAM.
UrbanCampsite Amsterdam is a publicly accessible open-air exhibition of artworks in an unlikely place in Amsterdam. The exceptionality of these artworks is the fact that they can serve as accomodation, whereby the exhibition acts as a temporary campsite at the same time.The arrangement of the artworks in a special location of Amsterdam such as this underused area offers the visitors a different view of the city and the place itself. Where nothing has been before, art and life suddenly bloom. UrbanCampsiteAmsterdam shows that even the most remote place can receive an exciting dimension.The same is true for the artworks: due to the fact that they also serve as accommodation the usual distance between viewer and artwork is eliminated, which paves the way for a new view of the works. Thus the use adds another layer of significance, both for those sleeping inside and those coming to look at the objects.Besides from being an exhibition and temporary settlement UrbanCampsiteAmsterdam is also a gathering place for local residents, tourists, architects, artists and kids. With a lively framework programme the site is always lively and active. In various workshops visitors are encouraged to actively participate in the appropriation and transformation of this place. Different performances aim to continually attract new groups to grace UrbanCampsite with their visit.UrbanCampsiteAmsterdam brings a broad public into contact with contemporary art and shows this art’s potency to transform a location. This transformations revolves both around the visitors’ experience and the physical location. source
LOCATED JUST 20 MINUTES OUTSIDE OF THE CITY, ON AN ARTIFICIAL ISLAND, OUTDOOR LOVERS ARE INVITED TO COME STAY IN ONE OF 12 FUNKY ART INSTALLATIONS, AKA CAMPSITES, CREATED BY LOCAL DESIGNERS. THE CAMPSITE IS PORTABLE TOO - EACH YEAR IT IS SET UP AT A DIFFERENT CAMPSITE!
Each pod comes with a comfortable bed and just like traditional camping there is no electricity. But it is maintained like a hotel so you will be provided clean sheets, and romantic lighting. On sight you will find bathrooms, showers, hammocks, fire pits, and a small kitchen.
It reminds me of a hostel but outside........basically this is Glamping at its quirkiest!
You can book your stay at UrbanCampsite Amsterdam through Airbnb or if you are in the military United Military Travel can provide you with a #travelnowpaylater vacation!