Amsterdam Light Festival

It’s getting dark early, the temperature has dropped – it’s the perfect time of the year to experience the magical Amsterdam Light Festival. We took a quick tour to bring some highlights.

For all the info about the festival, go to


‘Brilliance’ short film crowdfunding appeal

If you missed our live interview with Matthew Curlewis, you can watch it here:

For viewers who’d like any more information on the Brilliance film, here’s the crowd funding video:


and/or visit their crowdfunding Indiegogo page: only a few days left to help them reach their target …

Teaser for So Dam Local 06.05.14

Join So Dam Local at 18:00 tonight for:

  • SketchCrawl, Amsterdam: sketch groups met up around the city for the 43rd Worldwide SketchCrawl and we were there to film it.
  • The Open Draw: a live interview with The Open Draw’s Gail Howard on the launch of their new Sketchy Sunday event
  • Ijhallen Flea Market, a film feature on the city’s favourite vintage destination, by Lisa Frey
  • The OT301 art cinema, a filmed interview
  • Film chat: Tracks – out in the Dutch cinemas from Thursday.

Watch on Salto 1 (UPC channel 32) or online at Salto.

Tonight on So Dam Local …

LuisterfinkJoin So Dam Local at 18:00 tonight for:

  • Amsterdam Kitchen: ‘Soil to Table’, the start of a mini food series featuring local farmer, Andre.
  • ACCESS, a live interview with Exec Director, Deobrah Valentine. We will talk about the support ACCESS gives to internationals in the Netherlands, the Amsterdam courses that are part of the ACCESS network, the approaching June issue of the ACCESS magazine and the new book, Ready Steady, Go Dutch.
  • Luisterfink Educational Garden, Part 1: Introducing the garden.
  • Taster for a new satirical news show from Greg Shapiro (launch 6 May).
  • Film chat: The Railway Man – out in the Dutch cinemas from Thursday.

Watch on Salto 1 (UPC channel 32) or online at Salto.

Preview of tonight’s So Dam Local

doubledutchJoin us at 18:00 tonight for:

  • Amsterdam Kitchen visits the Old Amsterdam Food Market: a film feature
  • Anke de Vrieze from Farming the City, a live interview
  • Dutch Doubles choreographer, Juanjo Arques, a live interview
  • A new herb garden on the Weteringschans, a film feature
  • Film chat: Love Eternal – out in the Dutch cinemas from Thursday

Watch on Salto 1 (UPC channel 32) or online at Salto.

So Dam Local, tonight’s preview

At 18:00 tonight we’ll bring you:

  • Amsterdam Kitchen: Nic gets some local inspiration for Vietnamese spring rolls
  • Imagine Film Festival, a preview w/ artistic director, Chris Oostrom
  • Live chat w/ organiser of ReVersed, poetry in film festival
  • Jazz singer Anne Chris (pictured) plays from her new album
  • … and we’ll even try out some possible new So Dam Local logos onscreen.

Watch on Salto 1 TV (UPC channel 32 or live stream).