What we're about

It's very simple: time to get expats out of their fishbowl, and into the ocean called Amsterdam! :)

When do you TRULY connect to the city anymore? Meeting Dutch people, visiting start-up companies, experiencing new ideas and concepts, helping out with charities and having a place to go to for any problem you might run into.

AMS Connected modestly aims to do Three Groundbreaking Earth-shattering Things:

1. Connect The City (as we ARE special, in Amsterdam) more to the expats

Sneak peak at new concepts, connect with new Dutch start-ups, show life in Amsterdam with a twist!

2. Connect to Other Fishbowls

Get to know Dutch people (tough cookies), help out at Dutch charities once every 2 months, and meet and greet with some of the most interesting Amsterdam folks around!

3. Back to True Connection

Putting expats in a room with fancy music doesn't create *MAGIC*. For that to happen, we go deeper, and have creative, fun, and serious activities, pulling you more and more out of your comfort zone, and into a true Group Feeling again!

My name is Rowin, a true Dutchie who has lived all over the world, but always ends up right back here, in this gorgeous city filled with canals. After having organized original and fun activities for expats in Amsterdam for over 2 years, it's time to take it a step further. This is my own group, my try at giving expats more than just parties, and a chance to give something back....:)

Happy to have Chef a.k.a. Abraham and our team of organizers help me with organizing the best activities out there for all of you. Time to CONNECT. The city is, after all, our playground.....:)

Upcoming events (5+)

AMS Plays and Dances @ Knijn Bowling

Knijn Bowling

Hi everyone, Do you like to play bowling? Even if is your first time, you will have a lot of fun, winning is not always the most important thing! We will play, have some drinks during and after the game. We celebrate all strikes, spares and even gutterballs =) Join us at 8:00 pm at Knijn Amsterdam RAI. Price: € 15,00 per person, no drinks included. The price includes the shoes' rent and a dish with snacks. How to confirm your spot: As our belowed Row says, I am not a bank and organize only for fun. Please to confirm your spot, send your share to: NL94 INGB[masked], A OCON CABALLERO before the deadline announced on the comments. Please in the giro mention your name in the meetup and Bowling Night ;) After the Bowling, we will have some drinks at the private bar at Knijn's and after (depending how big the group) we will head to one of the hottest dancing places in Amsterdam, everytime will be a different and undisclosed place ;) Procedure to follow being there: Once we meet and we all are ready we will go to pick up our shoes. Remember to try them first to check if they fit well. I see you all there, please RSVP ASAP. If all the seats are taken and you still want to join us, put yourself in the waiting list and it might be possible to open more seats until one week before the event. Let me know if you have any questions and be ready to rock!!! See you there!! Chef[masked]

AMS Helps @ Cooking for the homeless....:)

Stichting Stoelenproject

RSVPs will open ten days before the scheduled event date. An announcement will be sent out to all group members. Important: Once you RSVP please make sure to transfer the groceries money and message the event organizer to confirm your spot, otherwise your RSVP will be changed to Not Going. Please find the rest of the description below. *** Hi everyone, At AMS Connected, we try to always give back as well. And that's why we will cook for 50 homeless people every couple weeks :-) The cooking project "Koken in een andere Keuken" takes place at the Stoelenproject, which is a shelter for homeless people at the Marnixstraat in Amsterdam. At this location, from September 1st until May 1st, 50 homeless people find a nice place to spend the night. A cooking project makes sure that they also find a healthy meal at night. This cooking project started from scratch in 2010. After 3 years, over 1.000 people had cooked for a night for the homeless. It is a beautiful way to connect groups of people which would else have never interacted. We LOVE this project, and we wish to support it! Will you come help us, to represent the expats? We will cook this Sunday, and we will first do groceries together for 150 euros. This is the money the project always works with, and we have to pay it ourselves. We will share the cost with the cooking team, which consists of 6 people (25 euros per person). After this, we will prepare the vegetables, meat etc, and cook for around 50 people (homeless and staff, plus ourselves). The food needs to be ready at 18:00 sharp. We can then decide if we stay and help to serve/interact, or if you wish to go home after a long afternoon of cooking :) So the schedule: 13:00 meet at the venue to check the kitchen, the equipment, and then do groceries together 14:00 - 18:00 start cooking and preparing dinner 18:00 dinner is served! 18:00 - 20:00 you can decide if you wish to stay and help at the dinner, and socialize with the 50 homeless people! :) (and taste what you made ;)) This way, we can give back and understand in a better way the challenges faced by the homeless. No money will be lost, as we consume everything we give/spend. Please make sure to send your groceries contribution of 25 euros to: Name: VL Smoc IBAN account number: NL32 INGB[masked] Please state your Meetup name in the transfer

AMS Dances @ Fiesta Latina!

OT 301

Dear all, Do you like latin music and food?? We have been invited for another chance to help (please read below) and to dance at the same time! :) Our friends of educate. are hosting a Latin dance party at OT301 in Amsterdam - a night full of salsa and latin tunes and delicious homemade snacks and food ‘al estilo Latino.’ Below more info from their Facebook event: ================================================== 8:00pm - Doors open 8:50 - Presentation about educate. by the organisation’s directors All night long - DJs Fonky Mierda and Pie Suela Masajista On the 7th of March, educate. is hosting their second Latin dance party at OT301 in Amsterdam - a night full of salsa and reggaeton tunes and delicious homemade snacks ‘al estilo Latino.’ The party will take place at the OT301 (Overtoom 301, Amsterdam). Doors open at 8pm. Because every cent earned will be going towards a community-driven library initiative in Honduras, the ticket price is €8. BACKGROUND: This party is organized by educate., a grassroots non-profit organisation that works to empower children and young people in Honduras through supporting community-driven development projects. Find out more at http://www.educate-ngo.com LOCATION: OT301 is a non-profit alternative cultural space in the heart of Amsterdam. It provides a platform where artists can live and work together on a public programming that offers a stage for new and alternative art, music, film, dance, theatre or workshops. ================================================== Here the FB link if you want to join there too: https://www.facebook.com/events/2246267082103917/ I see you all there! Chef[masked]

AMS Enjoys @ Sunday Morning Coffee

the cake of my aunt

Come join us for Sunday Morning Coffee - an informal meet up of caffeine and conversation lovers! We meet at a different coffee cafe each month for good coffee in nice surroundings - and most importantly, great conversations with interesting folks!

Past events (704)

AMS Helps @ Cooking for the homeless....:)

Stichting Stoelenproject

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