Amsterdam Weekly Chosen as One of Europe’s Top Designs

DATE: 23 May 2005

AMSTERDAM WEEKLY, the city’s free cultural paper, has been named by London’s Design Museum as one of the “most inspiring and innovative design projects in Europe over the past two years.”

The paper will appear in an exhibition called The European Design Show which opens on Friday, 28 May in the British capital. The museum is the world’s leading museum of industrial design, fashion and architecture.

“Amsterdam Weekly is the perfect example of how a freely available newspaper can maintain incredibly high design standards — every city should have one!” said Sophie McKinlay, curator of the Design Museum.

Besides AMSTERDAM WEEKLY, The European Design Show will showcase the Design Museum’s selection of the most exciting developments in contemporary design, from fashion and furniture, to ingenious websites, innovative product design and ice cream packaging, and even a newly invented shade of black.

AMSTERDAM WEEKLY’S eye-catching design was created by art director Danny Calvi. He is assisted by a team of designers including Aquil Copier, Bas Morsch and Simon Wald-Lasowski. The paper regularly publishes the innovative work of local freelance photographers and illustrators, including the “Photo Notes” series by acclaimed photographer Hans Eijkelboom.

The exhibit runs from 28 May to 4 September 2005. For details, see

About Amsterdam Weekly
AMSTERDAM WEEKLY, a free cultural paper publishing since March 2004, was inspired by North American free weeklies like the Village Voice but is something new in Amsterdam: a free city paper combining quality journalism with a critical guide to arts and entertainment in the region. The paper has a free circulation of 21,000 and is distributed to nearly 550 locations all over the city, including cafés and restaurants, bars, bookshops, record stores, fitness clubs, and the Amsterdam Uitburo.

AMSTERDAM WEEKLY is English-language, and the editors and writers are offering stories which appeal to curious Amsterdammers of all backgrounds, both international and native Dutch residents.

Upon its debut in March 2004, Het Parool said: “Amsterdam Weekly is visibly made with a lot of love.”


For more information, please contact
publisher Todd Savage of Amsterdam
Weekly at +31 20 522 5200
Amsterdam Weekly BV
De Ruyterkade 106
1011 AB Amsterdam