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Arkwright’s Amsterdam

Categories: Food and drink
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British Food Store Arkwright’s Amsterdam has a new owner.

10367158_249826115219179_2020691359776904896_nArkwright’s is your true home from home, among its collection of goods, Arkwright’s offers Colman’s mustard, Aunt Bessie’s baking products, Cadbury’s Chocolates, Cheerios, Shreddies, Crunchy Nut corn flakes, HP sauce, Branston pickles, Irn-Bru and much more. They also stock premium Clonakilty Irish sausages and different types of bacon for those who crave an English breakfast. It is fully stocked with Christmas goodies, including Christmas Cakes, puddings, Brandy sauce, double and clotted cream, Christmas crackers, selection boxes, and more. The shop originally opened in 2001, but on 2013 changed ownership and has been rennovated and is now better than ever. Arkwright’s is conveniently located on the Rozengracht #13 – only 500m from Dam Square, and only 2 mins walk from the Westerkerk and the Anne Frank House.

Find us on Facebook @ ArkwrightsAmsterdam and on our webshop at

Summer Club for kids 6-16 years

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Our new courses just started, below you’ll find the lesson schedule. It’s still possible to join the course and you can always try the first lesson for free to see if you like it. You can email us for more information at

Summer Club summer-kids
Ages 6-16
July 14 – 18, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Costs: 225,- 200,- if you register before July 1st.
Location: Huis van de wijk Lydia, Amsterdam-Zuid. Entrance at Bronckhorststraat 3.

Summer holidays long and boring? Not this year! Artifact organizes a Summer Club from July 14 to July 18. Everyday from 10am until 3pm we’ll do fun and energetic drama games and we’ll work towards a play!
The Summer Club is for kids aged 6 and up.

Register before July 1st and receive an early bird discount!

Register by clicking this link. 

Alvin and the Queen

Categories: Theatre
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Performance of our Drama Rocks group

The teenagers of our Drama Rocks group will perform the play ‘Alvin and the Queen’ for you
on Wednesday June 25th at 8pm.

Alvin and the Queen

The play is about Alvin the nerd who’s in love with Barbara, the prettiest girl in school. Everyday he sees her at the Kozy Korner snack shop working up the courage to talk to her. Will Alvin and Barbara find their happily-ever-after?

Come and find out! The address is Bronckhorststraat 3 in Amsterdam. Admission is free.