“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 IV: 17th – 20th of May 2018

The ‘Porteño vibe’ will undoubtedly be present again at Encuentro Porteno. For 2018 we invited excellent Argentinian and European DJ’s.

At saturdaynight, the heart of the encuentro, we celebrate ‘Noche de las flores’  The dresscode will be ‘flowers’. The flowers will florish abundantly at Encuentro Porteño.
Last best is sundaynights cena / peña, a carefully chosen 3 course dinner with Argentine and Chilean folklore music to be followed by an unforgettable despedida with the best of tango, combined with cumbia and chacarera for a true Porteño feeling.

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If you like your friends to be at Encuentro Porteño please let us know. We are very much in favor of a group of great dancers that grows gradually from our friends to friends of friends and who all embrace and enjoy tango no less then to the limit.
Encuentro Porteño 2017 • Amsterdam

In 2018 the encuentro will take place again in the third weekend of may from the 17th to the 20st. Registration will open on the 21/11 from 21.00 on. To register follow the link that will apear in the Registration section.

We look forwards to see you soon in our lovely city Amsterdam!!!



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


Program 2018

“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 17th of May

21.00 – 1.00Pre-party milonga Flor de Lino
 DJ Santiago Onel (Ur)

Friday 18th of May

15.00 – 19.00Salon de Bienvenida Clavelito en flor
 DJ Jacob Vosmaer (NL)

22.00 – 3.00Noche Milonguera Rosas de Otoño
 DJ Myriam Alarcon (Fr)

Saturday 19th of May

15.00 – 19.00Salon de la tarde Flor de Lis
 DJ David Alvarez (Fr)

22.00 – 3.00Noche de Las Flores, Flor de Tango
 DJ Luis Rojas (Arg)
 Dress code: FLORES

Sunday 20th of May

15.00 – 19.00Salon de Despedida “‘Pobre flor
 DJ Martin Ottmers (De)

18.45Champagne in the lounge

19.00 – 21.00Peña y Cena / Folklore & Dinner
 Singer: Verónica Castro, Guitar: Hernan Ruiz

21.00 – 1.00Afterparty!!! Flor de Monserrat
 DJ Lucas Malec (Arg)


“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 17th of May

21.00 – 1.00
Pre-party milonga Flor de Lino
DJ Santiago Onel (Ur)

Friday 18th of May

15.00 – 19.00
Salon de Bienvenida Clavelito en flor
DJ Jacob Vosmaer (NL)

22.00 – 3.00
Noche Milonguera Rosas de Otoño
DJ Myriam Alarcon (Fr)

Saturday 19th of May

15.00 – 19.00
Salon de la tarde Flor de Lis
DJ David Alvarez (Fr)

22.00 – 3.00
Noche de La Magia Blanca, Flor de Tango
DJ Luis Rojas (Arg)
Dress code: FLORES

Sunday 20th of May

15.00 – 19.00
Salon de Despedida “‘Pobre flor
DJ Martin Ottmers (De)

Champagne in the lounge

19.00 – 21.00
Peña y Cena / Folklore & Dinner
Singer Verónica Castro
Guitar Hernan Ruiz

21.00 – 1.00
Afterparty!!! Flor de Monserrat
Lucas Malec (Arg)


DJ's & More

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

Thursday Night (Pre-Party)

Pré-party of Encuentro Porteño 2018 with special Vocal guest Guillermo Fernandez.
Free for participants of Encuentro Porteño. Open for other dancers to.

Santiago Onel

Santiago started with tango 15 years ago in Uruguay. Having moved to Europe, he has been active as dancer, teacher and DJ. His way of DJing can be seen as the product of the influence of his native country, the regular visits to Buenos Aires and his life in Europe. He believes that tango (including DJing) is a never ending learning process. His DJing is neither dogmatic nor tainted by an academic approach of playing unknown tangos just for the sake of it. His selection always looks to touch the heart of the milongueros and milongueras and keep them on the dance floor. Santiago likes to participate in Encuentro Porteño, also ‘on the other side’ of the dancers, contributing to make this year’s Encuentro an unforgettable event.


Guillermo Fernandez

Guillermo has more then 50 years of tango and learned tango directly from Maestros Aníbal Troilo, Lucio Demare, Carlos Figari, Roberto Goyeneche, Sebastián Piana, Roberto Grela, Alberto Marino, Floreal Ruiz, and others! Guillermo Fernandez is The Argentinian voice of the Tango. Its an honour to have Guillermo singing for us at Encuentro Porteño!

Friday Afternoon

Jacob Vosmaer
(The Netherlands)

Jacob Vosmaer is one of the house DJ’s of La Bruja and one of the favorites of many local 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 full of tango. Jacob entered the international tango scene since some years. We are happy to have him at Encuentro Porteño in his home-town.


Friday Night

David Alvarez

David Alvarez  is a well known DJ in the circuit of Tango Milonguero. He is also involved in organising events in the south of France. David is very aware of what a dancer needs. His music has this power, this intensity that makes a dancer wanna lift from his chair. Davids talent to keep the spirit up and the concentration high on the dance floor turned him into the praised DJ he is. It will be a pure pleasure to be enchanted again by his music at Encuentro Porteño 2018 on the Saturday afternoon!


Saturday Afternoon

Myriam Alarcon

Myriam was DJ on the very first Encuentro I ever attended myself. She impressed me then and she did that over and over again. Myriam creates a great energy with her music. She likes and knows what she does ánd does well what she knows. Myriam Alarcon just has it; the complex touch with the people and with the music. Oh yeah, and she is a great dancer too! A bailar!!!


Saturday Night

Luis Rojas

Luis Alberto Rojas (Arg) has tango running through his veins. Dancing, teaching, DJ-ing, he does it all. Luis radiates contagious positive energy. Before you know it you are under his spell of happiness. Great tangobeats do the rest… Enjoy the Argentinian flow! It is a true pleasure to have Luis again at Encuentro Porteño in Amsterdam. DJ at saturday nights ‘Noche de las Flores’. No doubt that it will be a flowery night! And yes, the dresscode is FLOWERS!!!


Flower Power

‘La Noche de La Flores’ on Saturday night is the heart of Encuentro Porteño. Amsterdam the city of Flowers. With the dresscode Flores (Flowers) the night will be blooming more then ever!

Sunday Afternoon

Martin Ottmers

Martin Ottmers (Du) never misses one tanda unless he is DJ-ing himself. Martin is a funny living tango-encyclopedia, he can tell you not only how certain tango-musicians came to their end (often tragically), but also with who they had affairs or which orchestra payed them best for a gig. When Martin is DJ-ing he also tells a story that has a beginning a plot and a perfect end. Without understanding how exactly the night ends up perfectly full circle. Martin will DJ Sunday afternoon at Encuentro Porteño. Afterwards we will drink together a glass of champagne, coincidently Martins favourite drink!


Encuentro Porteño would be incomplete without bubbles!

Sunday while the tables are being prepared for dinner we will have a toast together!

Peña y Cena


Who has been to Encuentro Porteño before knows that the Peña should not be missed!
With the amazing voice of  Verónica Castro and Hernán Ruiz (guitar) and DJ Lucas Malec (Arg).

Reservation can be done by mail/message until wednesday 16th of May.

Sunday Evening

Lucas Malec

Lucas Malec (Arg) is an appreciated tango DJ, dancer and a tango musician playing Sax with the ‘Pannonica Quartet’. As a DJ Lucas is a guarantee for excellent music, he keeps the energy levels high and he is on top of what happens on the dance floor. Boredom does not exist in his voculabary. Technical mistakes neither. Lucas also runs his own milonga (Tinta Roja) and knows what to do from within. Lucas is DJ during the after-dinner-party to squeeze our last bits of energy out.



“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: €100
  Three course dinner & Peña: €25 (optional)

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, apart from a few ‘golden’ pieces,
 And last but not least: 100% tango-ambiance!!

We take your registration serious so when we send you a confirmation we assume that you will come. If you do not know yet for sure we kindly ask you not to register (yet).

In the unfortunate case you need to cancel your participation; there is a refund of 50% until the 17th of march and a full refund of dinner reservation until the 7th of may.



Places to stay during Encuentro Porteño

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

Bed and Breakfast
Site for Bed and Breakfasts: www.bedandbreakfast.nl



Moving around during Encuentro Porteño

The Amsterdam way

A bike is a very pleasant tool to move around in Amsterdam. Get yours at StarBikes / www.starbikesrental.com
Three days: €17, four days: €21, five days: € 25.
Make your reservation at: registration@encuentroporteno.com ; payment is at StarBikes. Please don’t forget to bring a creditcard, they will ask you a copy 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.

Taxi from or to the airport by TCA


  • Order your TCA taxi through the TCA App, our dispatch centre (+31 20 777 77 77)
  • Tell your dispatcher you want to go to Schiphol Airport, or set this in the app

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 ± 500 m.

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 207.

From Central Station to the milonga by public transport
Exit Pinksterbloemstraat, 150 meter from the Encuentro.
Bus 34 / 35  every 5 to 10 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 (every 5 to 10 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: 00.26 / 00.56/01.26 / 01.56 /02.26 /02.56 / 03.26 / 03.56


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.


Eetcafe Mosveld (1000m)


Smaaqt (1,3km)

Nice restaurant in between Casa Antonio and the ferry.


Il Pecorino (1,5km)

Italian restaurant.

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.


Nicole Herink

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 graphic design of Enuentro Porteño & La Bruja comes from her hand (and many things more).


Bart Hakvoort

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 and keeps it updated.


Gerda Greven

College since ever, friends for life. Support and helping hand wherever needed.


Sieske Lunneman

Sieske is one of the few crew-lids that does not dance. She knows many things about tango though since she is one of the main faces in La Bruja. Since two years she helps to host La Bruja. At Encuentro Porteño she will be there for all your questions.


Marta Kossakowska
Official Photographer

Marta Kossakowska is a true artist, for me she Camillie Claudell in Photograpy. Every picture is a story in itself. A still moment with an immense world behind it.

“Marta Kossakowska has been wooing me with outstanding images that cull the constellation of emotion and moment in tango. From her photos emerge joy, surprise, discovery, friendship, quiet repose, and more – all without sacrificing the sensuality and excitement of the embrace.”
— Precious Johnson-Arabitg (Presh)

Dale Dresses

Specially for Encuentro Porteño Dale dresses designed larger models for taller women!
Dale dresses are made with eye for detail, quality material and beautiful designs.

You can count on an special discount of 10% at Encuentro Porteño!



“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!

Foot massage

At a special request!


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