Art City

Welcome to Amsterdam!

Whether you are planning your first visit, or have lived here for years, our podcast Art City Amsterdam gives you a taste of the city’s rich and diverse art scene.

Joost Bosland and Rubiah Balsem interview leading curators, artists, collectors, and politicians about why they love their city. Along the way, we’ll take you to one of Europe’s most important cultural hubs, the Museum Square, and far off the beaten path. Our guests share their favourite spots in the city, the best places to eat, project spaces you should not miss, and young emerging artists working in Amsterdam on which to keep an eye.

This podcast is produced by Stevenson and Studio Balsem.

Music by the Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw.

Check out the tune of our Podcast ‘Blues for the Date‘ by Jazz Orchestra of the Concertgebouw.

Your hosts

Rubiah Balsem

Rubiah Balsem is an intermediairy and strategist in arts & culture. With Studio Balsem and Cultural Professionals Collective she stimulates future Creative DiverCities where citizens are co-creators and artists are actors of positive change, contributing to social, economic and cultural capital. She is an advocate for inclusive arts and culture ecosystems where non-Western perspectives are equally valued.

Rubiah Balsem 
Founder Studio Balsem, arts & culture intermediary and strategist
+31 6 29 29 39 49

Joost Bosland

Joost Bosland is one of the thirteen partners in Stevenson, a gallery with spaces in Cape Town, Johannesburg, and Amsterdam.

Joost Bosland