Bas Kosters presents his fashion on Amsterdam Fashion week 2012.
Amsterdam based fashion designer Bas Kosters is an eclectic designer with a keen eye for innovation in both fashion and other arts. Bas Kosters started the Bas Kosters Studio in 2005 as a platform to host all his fashion and fashion related activities.
Bas Kosters believes in history and continuity. His work comments on fashion and the fashion industry. Hurrying to present a new collection every half-year doesn't fit in that picture. The most important thing is that visualizations and the body of thought keep coming back, and function as a focal point for the spectator. That's why he believes strongly in building an oeuvre. For Bas Kosters Studio a collection is something that you build up, rather like a collection in a museum. Bas' work evolves throughout the creative process, his earlier work leading, seemingly inevitably, to his newest creations. This assures that Bas' work stays relevant as a whole, rather than becoming a series of isolated creations.
Dutch ESA astronaut André Kuipers will blast off into space for the second time in late November. Here he talks about his extraordinary mission, the possibilities of space tourism and the magic of travelling through the universe. Explore outer space with André Kuipers!
ESA astronaut André Kuipers is now officially ready for liftoff on 21 December: he and his crewmates have passed their final exams and left for the launch site yesterday.
Every crew destined for the International Space Station must endure two days of final exams in the simulators at Star City near Moscow before they are cleared for flight.
And it is not a formality - they have to show they can control their Soyuz spacecraft and handle the Station in all situations
On 30 April 2013, Amsterdam will host a special royal boat parade on the River IJ to celebrate the inauguration of the new king and queen. The royal couple will set sail from the EYE Film Institute Netherlands and travel past the Oeverpark, via the northern side of the River IJ to the Kop van Java and Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ. Well-wishers will be able to greet the royal couple from the quayside. A unique programme of festivities featuring art, culture and sport will take place at various locations along the parade route, providing entertainment for the whole family.
The programme will commence at 10:00 on 30 April with the abdication of Queen Beatrix at the Royal Palace on Dam Square, after which the royal couple will join the departing queen to make an appearance on the palace balcony. The inauguration will take place at 14:00 in De Nieuwe Kerk. This will be followed by a private reception at the Royal Palace, and then the new king and queen will depart for the EYE Film Institute Netherlands. The royal parade is planned to set sail at approximately 19:30.
Museumplein will be transformed into the Oranjeplein (‘Orange Square')
One for the Main event places on Queen's day 2013 is Museumplein. On 30 April, Amsterdam's Museumplein is set to be transformed into the Oranjeplein (‘Orange Square'). During the day, the free Orange Festival caters to families with performances by famous Dutch artists before the King's Dance takes over in the evening. 3,000 seats are being made available to offer additional comfort to visitors during the evening program. These tickets cost 10 euros with the proceeds of the tickets being donated to Jeugdcultuurfonds Amsterdam (the Amsterdam Youth Culture Fund).
The Amsterdam Student Festival is a festival on the 25th and 26th of April where talented students get a chance to perform in front of a live audience. There will be a music stage, where loads of bands and DJs will perform, and a theatre stage, where the performances will be ranging from theatre and singer-songwriters to comedians. There will also be an art exposition. The students will be evaluated by a jury and can win prices, like bigger performances, studio time and professional workshops, to give their potential cultural career a serious boost!
The slogan 'Our Heroes are Back' is used to announce that, after an absence of one decade, all major pieces in the Rijksmuseum's collection are back where they belong. This is what happens when they suddenly emerge in an unsuspecting shopping mall somewhere in The Netherlands. With the support of main sponsor ING, entrance to the museum is free on the 13th of April from 12:00 to 00:00.
"This Flashmob recreates Rembrandt's Night Watch. It's considered one of the most famous paintings in the world."