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ACTING UP IN AMSTERDAM./

MATTHEW CARNEY IS A MAN OF MANY TALENTS: ACTOR; PRESENTER; RADIO HOST; WRITER; CULTURAL STRATEGIST… THE LIST GOES ON./

ORIGINALLY FROM THE NORTH WEST OF ENGLAND, MATTHEW TRAINED IN THE NETHERLANDS + BERLIN, BEFORE LANDING IN AMSTERDAM, WHERE HE NOW LIVES./ IN ADDITION TO HIS ACTING + STRATEGY WORK, HE ALSO HOSTS A RADIO SHOW, WHERE HE + CO-HOST MAXINE PUT THE WORLD TO RIGHTS ON A VARIETY OF TOPICS./ AND IF ALL THAT WASN'T ENOUGH, HE RECENTLY SET UP 'KNAP HOUSE', A QUEER CULTURE CONSULTANCY HELPING TO SHED LIGHT ON WHAT'S REALLY HAPPENING IN QUEER CULTURE - + NOT JUST THE MANUFACTURED VERSION./

A MAN WITH HIS FINGER FIRMLY ON THE PULSE, WE ASKED MATTHEW TO SHARE SOME OF THE HOTTEST SPOTS IN AMSTERDAM...

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@matthew.b.carney

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RADION

"One of my favourite clubs! - Lots of rooms + spaces to roll around on a night out, + I always seem to meet amazing people on the dancefloor. - One of my fave nights there is Spielraum."

@radionamsterdam

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PAMELA

"A new bar which is really well curated in terms of drinks, food, artwork + music, the owners are building + celebrating a community on the side of queer. A nice addition to the Amsterdam bar scene with links to 'Is Burning', another great club night."

@pamela.amsterdam

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HET HEM

"In Zaandam, this venue was an old military factory, but despite its dark history, the space is amazing - really well curated art exhibitions, a little art + design library, chill out areas to work + really nice café."

@hethemnl

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DISCOVER MORE AMAZING LOCALS

UNCOVER TOP PICKS + INSIDER TIPS FROM OUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF INSP1RATIONAL LOCALS./  FROM CREATIVES + MUSICIANS, TO ENTREPRENEURS, WE MEET THE PEOPLE WHO MAKE UP THE VERY FABRIC OF THE CITY.   //

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All photos are copyright F1FTY except: Portrait (Image courtesy of Matthew B. Carney); Veronica Schip (Instagram @veronicaschip); Radion (Instagram @radionamsterdam); Pamela (Instagram @pamela.amsterdam); Het Hem (Instagram @hethemnl). This feature was not paid for in any way.