On mondays in BIMHUIS café: many genres, many disciplines

Every two months Space is the Place presents INTERGALACTIC NIGHTS in the BIMHUIS café. Slightly inspired by the ditdit-dada-ditdits in de Ruimte, you will hear adventurous music, inspiring theatre, intriguing poetry, dance and much more in four or five short performances. There is one common ingredient during all the nights: Ernst Glerum plays the piano in between the acts.

EDITION I // October 7: Han Bennink / Ernst Glerum + Dodó Kis / Julie Kurris + Jeff Aendenboom (theatre) + Peter Zegveld (music theatre)

EDITION II // December 16: Ernst Glerum + A.L. Snijders (very short stories) + Ensemble Extra Ordinair (Han Buhrs / Nora Mulder) + Kenzo Kusuda (dance)

Tickets (12E) are for sale at
(picture: Menno van der Meer)

Ab Baars solo this thursday in de Ruimte

Amsterdam legend and solo specialist

We are proud the great Ab Baars will play solo this thursday september 5. Ab is focussing on new solo material lately and will play various concerts this year.

Space is the Place and de Ruimte have good memories of Ab Baars. We are thinking of his solo at our old place, before an explosive concert of the Ethiopian dancers and musicians of Fendika. An what about his beautiful 60th birthday in de Ruimte, with a lot of musicians, food and love.

Check here a longer version of the video portrait

Also on the schedule this thursday: Bram Stadhouders / Nathan Wouters / Felix Schlarman


Be there in de Ruimte thursday August 29!

Next week we start with a new exciting season of Space is the Place concerts. Please write down the season opener on THURSDAY AUGUST 29 in de Ruimte (Distelweg 83 // Amsterdam):

Entrance: 20.30 // 9€ // TICKETS AT THE DOOR

More info check HERE


Editions september and november online

Buy your ticket(s) soon for the first two Interplanetary Nights of the new season in the legendary Bimhuis Amsterdam. Both nights present a wild, crazy and big line-up of adventurous musicians and artists

SEPTEMBER 9TH THE EX-40 FESTIVAL with: Ada Rave & Hanne de Backer & Christine Abdelnour / Keiko Shichijo / Tsead Bruinja & Zea / Katerina Borefeld & George Hadow / Thurston Moore & Paal Nilssen-Love / Christine Abdelnour & Genevieve Murphy / Terrie Ex en Jaap Blonk / Brader Musiki / Trash Kit / Andy Moor & Anne James Chaton / Lena Hessels / Zewditu Johannes / The Ex.

NOVEMBER 9TH AN INTERPLANETARY NIGHT: Orquesta del Tiempo Perdido / Aaron Lumley solo / Los Piranas / Superinca & The Galactic Green


Where should we go the coming weeks?

Space is the Place has a summer break which we use for creating new programs next season. So where should we go now? Well, what about:
July 6&7-7 HERTME Afrika Festival
12-7 BIMHUIS King Ayisoba and Kologo Power
12-7 NORTH SEA JAZZ John Zorn's Bagatelles Marathon
13-7 De Ruimte <3 Lolaland Festival
till 27th-10 RIJKSMUSEUM TWENTHE Peter Zegveld, wat beweegt...

Afrika Festival (july 6-7 - HERTME): for many years the best festival to see known and unknown African musicians

King Ayisoba and Kologo Power (july 12 - BIMHUIS): wild rhythms and great energy...

John Zorn's Bagatelles Marathon (july 12 - NORTH SEA JAZZ): not to miss marathon concert with an highly impressive line-up (Zorn, Taborn, Ribot, Evans, Medeski, and many more)

De Ruimte <3 Lolaland Festival (13 july): lots of our favourite improvising musicians will play in various combinations at one of our favourite summer spots in Amsterdam

Peter Zegveld, wat beweegt... (till october 27th - RIJKSMUSEUM TWENTHE): one of our favourite artists has a beautiful exposition in Enschede ('The best one I ever had')