One Day in ‘Dam
Some of the Enigma team are about to leave for Amsterdam, one of our favourite cities. We’ll be attending iGB Live! We can’t wait as this iGaming show will be full of fresh ideas and excitement. As we’re often in Amsterdam we thought we’d put together our top 3 things to do when you’re visiting the city. See you there?
Design is at the very heart of our business and so we’re constantly seeking inspiration wherever we go… For instance, in the street, through social media, day-to-day experiences, advertising, film and TV, and visiting art exhibitions too. We often try to pop into galleries. We find they simultaneously ground us (in a quiet, soothing environment) and stimulate our creative juices. And what better way than at the Moco Museum, Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh galleries in the heart of Amsterdam? Firstly, the Moco Museum showcases modern, contemporary and street art (like the 3D room below in the style of Roy Lichtenstein). Next, the Rijksmuseum is chock full of works by some of Europe’s greatest masters such as Rembrandt, Van Dyke and Vermeer. Finally, the Van Gogh Museum contains the world’s largest collection of works by the renowned artist. It’s always a privilege to view some well-known paintings and lesser works too.
Out / About
Amsterdam is a wonderful city to walk/cycle round and soak in the atmosphere. Distinctive Renaissance-era architecture and its modern equivalents, winding canals, characterful vistas, charming shops and numerous waterside cafes make for great exploring possibilities. Comfortable shoes, Google Maps and a couple of hours take us away from frenetic show halls and help relax us in one of Europe’s most distinctive locations.
The A’Dam Tower is a great multi-venue location. It was designed in the 1970s by architect Arthur Staal for Royal Dutch Shell and was used until 2009 by BP. It’s now home to a mix of offices, cafes, bars, restaurants, a hotel, a nightclub and an observation point. It even has its own revolving restaurant near the top. Its regeneration has reignited interest and development in the Overhoeks area of the city. This area is fast becoming a hub for the local art scene. The A’Dam Tower is a great place to go for a drink and dinner (and a dance), with the ever-changing Amsterdam scene below to spark conversation and interest.