Free ride with ABEL!

This morning ABEL brought our festivaldirector Nathan Wiersma and Coby van Ven from Digi-lab to BNR nieuwsradio for a live interview about our festival. You can do the same! We have a cooperation with ABEL! If you come to our festival, you have your first ride with ABEL with a €15,00 discount! Therefore you can use actioncode: ABEL-amf

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FIRST AID IDEA Makers meets crowdfunding

This year we proudly present our FIRST AID IDEA Makers area. Different kind of experts will help you with your start up challenges as a maker. But that is not all. We also have gathered a little crowdfunding platform.

Crowdfunding experts: VoordeKunst.nl & Collin Crowdfund, on all days from 13.00 – 20.00 hrs.

Voordekunst gives you a little introduction of crowdfunding
Colling Crowdfunding gives you the success formula of crowdfunding.

Check the Twoppy app for the program on First Aid Idea Makers

Are you a maker with a new idea, do you want to test this with other/more experienced makers?

You can do that during the Amsterdam Maker Festival.


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Collaboration Julian Dash & Hempje

We managed to give this edition an international collaboration opportunity.

Holy Stitch Director: Julian Dash from San Francisco, California, USA will join us again this year. 

Julian will be joining the festival on Saturday and Sunday to take part in an Open Design Session with De Nieuwe Makers
He will also do his magic together with Clarent Savi from Hempje in Amsterdam.

These makers will operate from Gebouw 025, where also other cool collaborations and makers will be demonstrating and are hosting workshops.

More info on Holy Stitch
More info on Hempje 

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Amsterdam Made Café – the menu

Amsterdam Made presents the Amsterdam Made Café at the Amsterdam Maker Festival

Amsterdam Made will host their very first biobased materials event about sustainable, local biobased materials and their applicability.

The makers, architects, end-users and all visitors will learn about the possibilities biobased materials have to offer.

To give you an idea on what you will see, taste and drink – check out the menu!

Facebook event Amsterdam Made Café


Escape from the escape room and take your chance to win a paid job



Is this title exciting enough to read more? We will explain here what you should do to get into this ‘challenge’.

Netsquare, Uniserver and Advisor join hands to get more ICT talent on their radar. On Friday August 19th they will team up during the Amsterdam Maker Festival, at the Marineterrein in Amsterdam, to search for the best developers.

  • Are you a front-end or backend developer (junior, medior or senior)?
  • Do you speak taal PHP of .NET?
  • Are you familiar with Javascript, HTML, CSS, MySQL, AJAX and Angular JS?
  • Do you like real life gaming?

That’s it, we want you! Send your e-mail to challenge@amsterdammakerfestival.nl with a short motivation and your CV.

A select group of maximum 28 people will get access to this special Escape Room Challenge. Will you escape within the time set and did you get all the assignments right? Then you will get the chance to win a year contract with Uniserver, Netsquare or Advisor. After the challenge we’ll treat you to some beers, good food and music!

We challenge you, see you on Friday!


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VRackathon – call for challenge


Call for everyone curious about Virtual Reality

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From August 19th-21st 2016 you will be challenged to help create the world’s coolest anti-violence Virtual Reality experience. The best concepts will be selected to turn into Virtual Reality at the VR Days Europe.

VRappstore invites you to join the conceptual process with the aid of the Maker Festival.


1. Introduction to Virtual Reality
2. How to conceptiualize solutions and games in Virtual Reality
3. Learn how to start working in Unity
4. Brush up on your presentation skills
5. Participate in your first VRackathon
6. Build the world’s coolest anti-violence game
7. Meet the makers and shakers of VR

To sign-up, please use https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-vrackathon-27021978465

The programme

[You are free to join any day for a full afternoon]

Date 19th of August
Location: Kattenburgstraat 7. Building 025.

13:00 – 13:30 Doors open
13:30 – 14:00 Explanation of the VRackathon concept
14:00 – 16:00 Introduction lesson Unity
16:00 – 17:30 Time to play some VR games
17:30 – 18:00 Wrap-up

Date 20th of August
Location: Kattenburgstraat 7. Building 025.

13:00 – 13:30 Doors open
13:30 – 14:00 Explanation of the VRackathon concept
14:00 – 17:00 Create teams and start brainstorming
17:00 – 17:30 Present the concepts
17:30 – 18:00 Wrap-up

Date 21st of August
Location: Kattenburgstraat 7. Building 025.

13:00 – 13:30 Doors open
13:30 – 14:00 Explanation of the VRackathon concept
14:00 – 17:00 Create teams and start brainstorming
17:00 – 17:30 Present the concepts
17:30 – 18:00 Wrap-up







3rd -6th of November 2016 – VR Days Europe (www.vrdays.co)

The VRackathon will continue during the VR Days Europe to be held on the 3rd-6th of November where the initial concepts will be built by VR developers.


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Sublime FM – Media partner

We are happy to announce the partnership between Sublime FM and the Amsterdam Maker Festival.

More info on this special partnership to be followed shortly!

In the mean time, enjoy the Fresh Jazzy Sounds via the live stream.


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Amsterdam Made Café during Amsterdam Maker Festival is a fact!

On August 19th, 20th and 21st the pop up Amsterdam Made Café will be present at the Marineterrein Amsterdam. All snacks, drinks – from juices to chocolate and from french fries to voda – are all made by local Makers from Amsterdam.
During the whole weekend we will host some nice DJs to get the action going. More info on this will be announced shortly!

The café is being organised in partnership with the Amsterdam Maker Festival 19-21 augustus 2016, where visitors can take a look at the making processes from sleepingbags to brand new apps for your phone.

Opening hours are on Friday & Saturday from 1pm – 10pm, on Sunday we’ll probably be finished by 8 pm.

Sign up with the Facebook Event

You’ll get a choice of nice foodies from:
Frites uit Zuyd
The Stillery
Breugem Brouwerij
Brouwerij ‘t IJ
Recht & Rond
Lemon Poppy
V2C – Dutch Dry Gin
Lowlander Beer
…more to be announced!


For the love of drones – lecture August 17th

Eddie Codel is well-known for his amazing Burning Man drone shots and founder of the Flying Robot International Film Festival.

During this special edition he will give a lecture about the history of drones, the rapid development and he will show some of his favourite drone films.

Appsterdam Lunchtime Lecture with Eddie Codel: for the love of flying robots

Wednesday, Aug 17, 2016, 12:30 PM

No location yet.

14 Appsterdammers Attending

We’ll prepare something extra special during this Lunchtime Lecture, Nerderlands edition, as Eddie Codel is here with us especially for the festival.Eddie Codel is a San Francisco-based live video streaming consultant, aerial cinematographer, drone maker and founding director of the Flying Robot international Film Festival. In his role as a live v…

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Throwback 2014 edition

RTL Z at the Amsterdam Maker Festival in 2014