Writing to the Future

CAFÉ BELCAMPO 19:00 until 22:00 Tuesday 25 June 2024

Write Yourself into the History of Amsterdam, Start of the Amsterdam 750 Letters Project

Take a glimpse into the life of a fellow city resident during this festive start of the Amsterdam letters project. Step into this intimate world full of stories from various Amsterdammers. Write your own letter, have a drink, and meet someone new from the city. From speed dating and confessing to being read to softly, it can all happen this evening.

Do you know your neighbors well? And do they know you? Exchange letters with a neighbor or fellow city resident you don’t yet know and get a glimpse into someone else’s world. People who wouldn’t normally speak to each other in everyday life are paired up and meet through letters or during one of our activities. For Amsterdam’s 750th anniversary, we are looking for 750 letter writers. On October 27, 2025, the city will receive this stack of letters as a birthday gift.

Free entrance

Café Belcampo

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