“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor.
It’s to enjoy each step along the way.”

— Wayne Dyer

Encuentro Porteño II: 19th – 22nd of May 2016

For lovers of tango in a real embrace, who like looking… nodding… laughing… speaking in piropos… and last but not least: who can only give it all when dancing!!

We warmly invite you to join the second Encuentro Porteño in Amsterdam from 19th – 22nd of May 2016.

We are very much looking forwards!



Impressions of last year by Marta Kossakowska © hrum.nl
(Click on images/albums for more)



“All that is important is this one moment in movement.
Make the moment important, vital, and worth living.
Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.”

— Martha Graham

Thursday 19th of May

21.00 – 1.00Pre-party milonga “Lejos de Buenos Aires”
 DJ Jose Luis (Barcelona / Bs As)

Friday 20th of May

15.00 – 19.00Salon de Bienvenida “Fumando espero”
 DJ Irma Gross (Basel / BsAs)

22.00 – 3.00Milonga “Bien Porteño”
 DJ Constanza Elizondo (Bs As / It)

Saturday 21st of May

15.00 – 19.00Salon de la tarde “Entre tu amor y mi amor”
 DJ Paola de Venezia (It / Bs As)

22.00 – 3.00Milonga d’Oro*, “Siempre es Carnaval”
 DJ Lucena La Morocha (Lis)
 *Dress code: Gold / d’Oro

Sunday 22nd of May

15.00 – 19.00Salon de Despedida “Quiero verte una vez más”
 DJ Jacob Vosmaer (Ams)

18.45Champagne in the lounge

19.00 – 21.00Peña y Cena / Folklore & Dinner
 Music: Orlando Miño
 Dinner: Bellini

21.00 – 1.00Afterparty!!! “Hasta siempre amor”
 DJ Corine Groenewegen (Ams)


“All that is important is this one moment in movement.
Make the moment important, vital, and worth living.
Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.”

— Martha Graham

Thursday 19th of May

21.00 – 1.00
Pre-party milonga “Lejos de Buenos Aires”
DJ Irma Gross (Basel / BsAs)

Friday 20th of May

15.00 – 19.00
Salon de Bienvenida “Fumando espero”
DJ Jacob Vosmaer (Ams)

22.00 – 3.00
Milonga “Bien Porteño”
DJ Constanza Elizondo (Bs As / It)

Saturday 21st of May

15.00 – 19.00
Salon de la tarde “Entre tu amor y mi amor”
DJ Paola de Venezia (It / Bs As)

22.00 – 3.00
Milonga d’Oro*, “Siempre es Carnaval”
DJ Roberto Zuccarino (Bs As)
*Dress code: Gold / d’Oro

Sunday 22nd of May

15.00 – 19.00
Salon de Despedida “Quiero verte una vez más”
DJ Lucena La Morocha (Lis)

19.00 – 21.00
Dance & Dine / Cena & Baille

21.00 – 1.00
Afterparty!!! “Hasta siempre amor”
DJ Corine Groenewegen (Ams)



“One good thing about music,when it hits you, you feel no pain”
— Bob Marley

Jose “Pepe” Luis
(Barcelona / BsAs)

Lover of tango music from all eras, Jose Luis (Pepe) likes to center his Djing in the Golden Age of tango, with some touch of Guarda Vieja and the great orchestras of the 50s and 60s. He intends to create a relaxed and fun atmoshpeare by choosing different orchestras in order to vary from melodic to  rhythmic and viceversa. D`Arienzo, Troilo, Pugliese,Di Sarli, D`agostino, Caló, Tanturi are the backbone of his playlist.

irmaIrma Gross
(Basel / BsAs)

What does Irma ‘not do’ concerning tango? This would be a proper question when you talk about Irma and her relation to tango. Irma is a dancer, a musician (violin) of Argentinian Tango and Folklore, she has her own brand of Argentinian tango shoes (Munay) and last but not least she is a DJ!
Irmas connection with the tango is strong and full of passion. For years she has been the violin player of the successful tango-orchestra “Silencio”. Together with Riccardo Herrera, her Argentinian partner in life they play Argentinian Folklore. Last year we had the pleasure to hear them play a wonderfull set, together with Julian Althabe, during the Peña at Encuentro Porteño.
Irma is tango DJ since 15 years and runs her own milonga in Basel. Living partly in Basel en partly in Argentina her selection of music is strongly influenced by what is being played at the moment at the milongas of Buenos Aires. We are very happy that she will play music for us at Encuentro Porteño II.

constanzaConstanza Elizondo 
(Bs As / It)

Being Argentinian, I have always been related to tango, almost as a natural circumstance, I would say.
Tango DJing allows me to experience the milonga from a different perspective, putting together two passions, design and tango, by “giving shape” to a night at the milonga.
My wish, or, I rather, my need to be a DJ at the milonga, started twenty years ago, as a way of connecting with my city; but it was only after ten years of study and preparation, that I decided, timidly, that I was ready to start actually as a DJ.
My school and my reference points were, and are: the milongas of Buenos Aires –a “religiously milonguero” circuit– as well as the milongueros themselves, along with some musicians-teachers who taught me to “listen” to tango in a richer and more complete way. The latter represented an immense motivation to me.
Undeniably, I focus on the ” decada de oro “, going well into the ’50 -only if I feel that the dance floor is ready, and I cannot hide my predilection for the great “cantores”, that certainly affect the color of the milonga.
I choose to be the DJ only at places where I feel the organizers share my idea of “milonga”, and that is why I am so glad about this first experience with Corine, as well as about all my previous experiences, mainly in Italian cities such as Bari, Naples, Rome, Parma, Milano, Rovigo, Vicenza, Cagliari, Venice, among others”

paolaPaola de Venezia
(Nocitango) (It / BsAs)

Paola is a true milonguera with pure passion for dance and for DJ-ing which she mainly developed when she lived and worked in Argentina. Paola soon became an appreciated DJ. Being who she is, she radiates a highly positive energy. Her choice of music does the rest to create wonderful athmosperes in the milonga. Paola and her husband Sandro organize together the much enchanted events “Nocitango”, “Aventura Milonguera Peace & Love”, “Belen Milonguero” and “Campo Afuera milonga”.

lucena2Lucena “La Morocha”

Some good things in life just should not change… because with the time you realize, they became the heart of that what you believe in…. This is what I feel when I present you my friend, DJ and organizer Lucena “La Morocha”
Lucena: “When DJ-ing I just place myself on the dance foor and flow tanda after tanda with my intuition!” Lucena lives tango fully and intensively, in particular in the context of the milonga. Lucena music is powerful, she has a strong sense of what is right to play and never misses the point. Her music impresses, pulls people from their seat and keeps them dancing. Lucena is DJ at her own Milonga Brava, and at numerous International Encuentros. Together with Gonçalo Trindade they organize Te Quiero Lisbon every second weekend in November.

jacobJacob “Jirafa” Vosmaer

Being one of the ‘house DJ’s’ of La Bruja, Jacob is clearly among the favorites of many dutch dancers. Jacob is a ‘natural’ talent. He has the gift to connect with the soul of the tango ánd to the needs of the dancers. He is just there… serving…. observing… listening… and giving… in his own perfect way. He does not make compromises, and that draws people onto the dance floor and make them never want to leave. After a night with Jirafas tango, you go home feeling touched and full of tango. Not seldom he gained huge compliments from true milongueros. No surprise that Jacob entered the international tango scene. We are happy to have him at Encuentro Porteño in his home-town.

Corine Groenewegen

While music is one of the universal things that touches our soul, dance allows us to speak with the heart without the limitations of words. And those two aspects beautifully merge together in tango. No matter the circumstances, tango can bring you back to a peaceful spot. It shines light on those parts in us that easily get forgotten in the routines of daily life.
As a DJ Corine has a preference for tangos that ‘tell a story’ over the simpler rhythmical tangos. A ‘good’ tango for her is one that resonates in many of us and without limit of the period we are in. Like a piece of classical music, that always moves you. Corina give quite some importance to the cortinas as they co-create the atmosphere. Her cortinas are lively and give a warm party-feeling to the night. The ultimate moment in the milonga is where dancer, partner and music fall together in the beautiful time capsule of tango. It is not about the single parts but the complex mix of things that leads to the magic mood of a milonga. This is what Corine aims for as a DJ.



“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane
by those who could not hear the music.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Casa Antonio”
The main event takes place in “Casa Antonio”. The most Authentic Porteño place in Amsterdam with a great wooden dance floor, a lovely garden, a lounge-room and a bar that serves Argentinian wines and Dutch delicacies during Encuentro Porteño.

  Huize Antonius, Kamperfoelieweg 207, Amsterdam



 Milonga-pass; 7 milongas / 30 hours of dancing: €90
  Three course dinner & Peña by Orlando Miño (€25)
Dinner includes water and a glass of wine.
Reservation for the dinner is still possible until saturday.

Characteristics of Encuentro Porteño, the place to be for dancers able to create a nice flow and togetherness on the floor:
 Invitation by mirada and cabeceo,
 Dancing in a milonguero embrace,
 Considering the dancers when entering the floor,
 Fluent ronda in touch with the other dancers,
 Leaving the floor after each tanda ,
 Seating options for women, men and mixed couples,
 Music played in Tandas and lively Cortinas,
 Golden era: Yes Guerdia Vieja: No ,
 And last but not least: 100% tango-ambiance!!

Registration is closed.
For questions about registration, please send a mail to: registration@encuentroporteno.com

In the unfortunate case you need to cancel your participation; there are no refunds at this stage. We have to refer you to your cancelation-insurance to get the money for the registration of the encuentro. We can provide for a receipt if that is needed.



Places to stay during Encuentro Porteño 2016

In 2015 a brand new Hostel opened in between Central Station and the milonga:
Clink Noord / www.clinkhostels.com/amsterdam/clinknoord
2 – 4 – 6 or 8 persons bedrooms. Apart from the rooms it provides several comfortable lounges and relaxing areas. Breakfast can be booked for €5 a day
8 minutes biking (2200 meter)
Price between 25 and 46 per person per night

If you like to be rocked on water:
Botel / www.amstelbotel.nl
At night free transport from the milonga to Botel
8 minutes biking (2200 meter)

Casa Antonio is situated in the area “Volewijck”
Amsterdam is a rather small city and provides free ferries that take you 24 hours crossing the IJ-river, so many areas are within reach. Especially the areas around the Central Station and Amsterdam North

If you like to camp:
Camping Vliegenbos / www.amsterdam.nl/vliegenbos
Price: €10 – €75 per night
Accomodation: Tent, Caravan, Hiking hut, designerhut etc.
Beautifully located in a green lush park
9 minutes biking (2500 meter)

If you bring your own camper:
Amsterdam Citycamp / www.amsterdamcitycamp.nl
Price €15 per camper a night
Basic, but with amazing views across the water from the camp site
2 minutes biking (500 meter) from the venue



Moving around during Encuentro Porteño 2016

The Amsterdam way

A bike is a very pleasant tool to move around in Amsterdam. Get yours at StarBikes / www.starbikesrental.com
Reduced prices for visitors of Encuentro Porteño: three days: €15, four days: €18, five days: € 20.
Make your reservation at: registration@encuentroporteno.com ; payment is at StarBikes. Please don’t forget to bring a creditcard, they will ask you the number as a warranty for the bike.

Public Transport
In case you prefer to use public transport there are numerous buses, trams, ferries, metro etc that take you to any corner of the city. In front of the venue is a bus stop with buses to Central Station until deep in the night.
You will need a chipkaart, single or multiple use. Info here: OV-chipkaart
Check out the websites 9292.nl or en.gvb.nl for real time information on public transport. Both sites are also available as Apps!

From the airport

From the airport to Central Station by train
The fastest (15 minutes), easiest (from inside the airport) and cheapest (€4,20) way.

Tickets: You can travel with the Railway (NS) with either a single-use chipcard or an OV-chipkaart. Both are available from the yellow ticket machines or at the Ticket- and Service desks. OV-chipkaart is especially recommended if you plan to make more trips with public transport. You can use the chipcard also for the tram, bus and metro. Use your chipcard to check in. Don’t forget to check out when you leave the train/bus/metro/tram.

Airport: +31 6 21 24 03 73 or info@taxibestellen.nl (Say you are from the TANGO to get the reduced price of €45)

General Taxi TCA +31 20 777 77 77

From Central Station

From Central Station to Starbikes
Starbikes • De Ruiterkade 143 • 1011 AC Amsterdam
Walk to the riverside of Central Station, turn right. Walk along de Ruyterkade until you reach number 143 after ± 0,5 km.

From Central Station to the milonga by bike
Huize Antonius (‘Casa Antonio’) Kamperfoelieweg 207 • 1032 HM Amsterdam
Take the free ferry to Buiksloterweg (every 5 minutes).
Bike straight ahead through the Van der Pekstraat to the Kamperfoelieweg. After passing the pink houses on your right side (about 8 minutes biking) you find a church and a green area on your left side. in the white building you find Encuentro porteño in Huize Antonius at nr 302.

From Central Station to the milonga by public transport
Exit Pinksterbloemstraat, 150 meter from the Encuentro.
Bus 34 / 35 / 393  every 5 minutes

To the milonga by car
The milonga is easy accessible and you can park your car for free 24 hours. In other parts of Amsterdam there is paid parking.

From Encuentro Porteño to Central Station

During daily hours
Bus 34 / 35 / 393  (every 5 minutes)
From Pinksterbloemstraat to exit Central Station at Prins Hendrikkade

Thursday & Fridaynight
Bus 763
From Pinksterbloemstraat to exit Central Station at Prins Hendrikkade
Times: 01:00 / 02:00 / 03:00 / 04:00 / 05:00

Saturday & Sundaynight
Bus 763
From Pinksterbloemstraat to exit Central Station at Prins Hendrikkade
Times: 02.57 / 03.27 / 03.57 / 04.27


Hot Spots

Amsterdam-North has lots of nice places to eat. Here is a nice selection of places to have lunch and/or dinner, arranged by distance from the venue ‘Casa Antonio’.
Of course feel free to discover your own, Amsterdam-North has lots to offer!

Hanimeli (400m)


Brand new restaurant and café close to the venue.


Waargenoegen (650m)

This lunchroom does not have the looks but it has sooo much the taste. Great people who run the place and a true kitchen queen at Waargenoegen.

Open on:
Thursday: 12.00 – 16.00
Friday & Saturday: 12.00 – 17.00


Pasoek (700m)

Thai restaurant, close to Casa Antonio.


De Ceuvel (900m)

Great hang-out run by amazing people. Close to Casa Antonius.


Smaaqt (1,3km)

Nice restaurant in between Casa Antonio and the ferry.


Noorderlicht (1,5km)

Another great hang-out. Hip, chill, nice people, fire-place and good food.


Pllek (1,7km)

Citybeach, Loungeplace, Lunchplace, Hangout, etc with spectaculair views over water to the Old Town.


Bbrood (1,7km)

Having breakfast at the terrace of BBrood is very pleasant. Great coffee, all kind of break rolls, soup and sweets and your day can start.


IJ-Kantine (1,8km)

Restaurant with great views over the water.


Loetje aan 't IJ (2,2km)

Excellent food, beautiful terrace to watch amazing sunsets.


EYE (2,4km)

Another “eye”catcher in Amsterdam. Hosts filmmuseum, a restaurant and and most important an amazing terrace overlooking the IJ.



Corine Groenewegen


Corine has been at the heart of Amsterdam tango for over 20 years, promoting, teaching, inviting high profile milonguero maestros and organising milonga “La Bruja” since 2007. Always on unique locations, La Bruja has become the favourite of milonguero style dancing in Amsterdam. The idea of Encuentro Porteño is one she has been dreaming of since many years. Her gratitude goes towards the milongueros/as and her experiences in Buenos Aires that are the inspiration that lead to Encuentro Porteño in Amsterdam.

Webpage and design
Nicole Herink and Bart Hakvoort


Nicole has put tango on the map in the east part of the Netherlands. Her enthousiasm is contagious, no matter what she does. She is a professional designer. The clog/shoe symbol for Encuentro Porteño comes from her hand and many things more.

Bart was most determined when he decided to learn tango. After dedicating himself to tango for some years we see him now on the dancefloors of encuentros. Bart designed the webpage of Encuentro Porteño.

Daily crew
Katharina Schaekerman, Suzanne Reekers, Jeanette Fransz and Gerda Greeven


Massage and Troubleshooter
Jawi van de Kraats


Jawi takes care of tired feet, neck and shoulders. And support by all means.

Marta Kossakowska


“She knows how to capture the real art of life! Her photos are poetic and sensual, the atmosphere strong, the passion and longing and happiness so real… you can hear the sound that lies behind, you can touch the air that fills the space… she really knows how to make a good photo!” And she will be official photographer at Encuentro Porteño”.
– Sonia Zivanovic

Tango trousers for men
Jose “Pepe” Luis

Orlando Miño

Smallest crewmembers
Ruth, Laura, Chris and Mathe





“One womans trash is another ones treasure”

Invitations to ladies ánd men to bring tango wear, that you actually do nót wear anymore! Bring the clothes (or shoes) that you like to sell and we take care of a clothes rack, hanger and price tags with your name, phone number and the price. Three good things in one go: empty your closet, earn some money, and the best: give your clothes a new life!


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