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KWAKOE FESTIVALThe festival of the Surinamese community, every Saturday and Sunday from 5 July until 10 August.
From the website:
The Kwaku Summer Festival is the biggest multicultural festival in the Netherlands and is held every Saturday and Sunday in the months July and August. It takes place in the Bijlmerpark in Amsterdam Southeast. For six weekends long, the organization offers a very extensive program containing (live) music, movies, sports, food, dancing, information and meetings. The Festival has a different theme every year which is noticeable in the music, performances, art, literature and several elections.
Traditionally, the Festival functions as a platform for ethnic-cultural societies from all over the Netherlands. Thus the Kwaku Festival contributes in a special way to the (multicultural) society; a society in which acceptation and harmony between different communities and individuals is of essential importance. *
Dress Code: Happy !
I'm going this year (2008) and hope to add my own photo's then.
Address: Area near Amsterdamse Poort
Directions: Public transport:
Take train, metro or bus to station NS Bijlmer near Amsterdam Arena.
Walk to the shopping center Amsterdamse Poort near the station.
Follow signs Arena (Ajax Stadion) and park there or near Amsterdamse Poort.
Theme: People Watching
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