More people are picking up their towed bike at the Fietsdepot (bike depot outside of the city where bikes are taken when removed from marked construction zone) since they recently changed the retrieval deadlines from 12 to 6 weeks.
Crowd control of the future, thanks to AMS-institute (Amsterdam Metropolitan Solutions), who invented a counting camera with a special lens to detect the number of people present in a particular area as well as the crowd flow (example: can detect that there are 421 people passing by De Ruijterkade during SAIL).
Member of city's administration (SP party) Laurens Ivens (housing) would like to see Amsterdammers rent out their homes to refugees, "If there are Amsterdammers with a large home and they have an extra room to rent out to refugees, that would be wonderful."
AMS ACAD tips for Events/Things to do:
Bostheater - Much Ado about nothing, Fri. Aug. 28, 21:00
Boom Chicago - 21 Years of mockery (playing through Sept. 19, except for mon & tues), 20:00
Camping Zeeburg - A'dam Song-writers guild, open mic, 22:30
Cultural philosopher and write Jan Drost (39) teaches a course about love. This past weekend he was at Lowlands with his book The romantic misunderstanding - "in the name of romance, people do terribly egotistical things." Jan Drost works at The School of Life Amsterdam.