Opening Pages Bookstore Café Amsterdam

Pages Bookstore Café is popping up at the Prince Claus Fund Gallery in Amsterdam as of 12 June 2017. Samer Al-Kadri created the original Pages Bookstore Café in Istanbul as a meeting place and a space for spontaneous events, where locals and displaced Syrians alike could meet and enjoy literature, music, performance and art. Its motto: “Pages, it’s your home.”

At Pages Bookstore Café in Amsterdam you can discover a new book, stop by for a show, join an Open Mic or organise your own event. Have a cup of coffee! Bring the kids! Pages has enjoyed great success bringing people together in Istanbul. Now it hopes to foster understanding between Dutch citizens, Syrian refugees, and everyone who stops by.

Pages Bookstore Café Amsterdam is a collaboration between founder Samer Al-Kadri, the Prince Claus Fund and the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK), with support from the Lutfia Rabbani Foundation.

Starting on 12 June, Pages will be open daily from 11.00 to 22.00. All Pages events are free and open to all. See Pages Bookstore Café Amsterdam on Facebook for upcomming events.

About the Prince Claus Fund and the AFK

The Prince Claus Fund and the AFK will start a new collaboration in 2017 to present international art and extraordinary creators in Amsterdam. Through this partnership, the Prince Claus Fund and the AFK have the following goal: to create and stimulate mutual inspiration and co-creation in the city, and inspire new social-cultural ideas.

Opening Pages Bookstore Café Amsterdam

"Now Pages Bookstore Café is opening in Amsterdam"

Pages Bookstore Café

Pages Bookstore Café

Pages Bookstore Café in Amsterdam is the home for music, arts, and literature. It is the place where you can discover a new book, stop by for a show, join an Open Mic or organise your own event.

Samer Al-Kadri created the original Pages Bookstore Café in Istanbul as a meeting place and a space for spontaneous events, where locals and displaced Syrians alike could meet and enjoy literature, music, performance and art. Now it hopes to foster understanding between Dutch citizens, Syrian refugees, and everyone who stops by. Its motto: “Pages, it’s your home.”

Amsterdam Fund for the Arts

Amsterdam Fund for the Arts

The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK) invests in the arts which enriches the experience of life in the city of Amsterdam. The AFK encourages the quality, dynamism and diversity of the arts in Amsterdam, and contributes to the city's strong and richly varied cultural climate. The fund is available to all disciplines within the cultural sector, for cultural organizations and artists. The AFK supports both experimentation and proven quality, established organizations and those that are relatively new, the professional arts and amateur arts - from every district of the city. 

 

Lutfia Rabbani Foundation

Lutfia Rabbani Foundation

The Lutfia Rabbani Foundation is convinced that dialogue is essential for people to be able to unlock their collective wisdom, passion and creativity. Politically, economically, and socially, the fate of people across Europe and the Arab region is intertwined. Both regions are facing challenges and opportunities as a result of the same root causes. The foundations is deeply committed to help building sustainable, inclusive societies in Europe and the Arab World by facilitating Euro-Arab dialogue and educational exchange.

Opening Pages Bookstore Café Amsterdam

 
 
 
 

Opening Pages Bookstore Café Amsterdam

Pages Bookstore Café is popping up at the Prince Claus Fund Gallery in Amsterdam as of 12 June 2017. Samer Al-Kadri created the original Pages Bookstore Café in Istanbul as a meeting place and a space for spontaneous events, where locals and displaced Syrians alike could meet and enjoy literature, music, performance and art. Its motto: “Pages, it’s your home.” At...