“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 III: 18th – 21st of May 2017

The “Porteño vibe” will undoubtedly be present again at Encuentro Porteno. For 2017 we invited excellent Argentinian and European DJ’s.

Being an event of magical surprises we invited philosopher-magician Tilman Andris to perform close up magic. Join him at his table in between dances and let yourself be astonished by the tricks of this surprisingly likeable deceiver.

At saturdaynight, the heart of the encuentro, we celebrate “La Magia Blanca” with DJ Zucca (Roberto Zuccarino from Bs As) and magician Tilman Andris. The dresscode is white for a night full of small white wonders.

Last best is sundaynights cena / peña, a carefully chosen 3 course dinner with exquisite wines. Argentine and Chilean folklore music will be played by Orlando Miño (Argentina) and Alvaro Pinto Lyon (Chile), both renown musicians and true artists. Luis Rojas (Bs As) will ensure us of an unforgettable despedida with the best of tango, combined with cumbia and chacarera for a true Porteño feeling.

Facebook group
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

10 years La Bruja september 2017 // Encentro Porteño 2018
From 8 – 10th of september we celebrate 10 years our La Bruja. Please send a mail to corine@labruja.nl if you’d like to be part of this festive weekend. You are most welcome!

Next year the encuentro will take place again in the third weekend of may from the 17th to the 21st. 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)



“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 18th of May

21.00 – 1.00Pre-party milonga “Fumando Espero”
 DJ Santiago Onel (Uruguay)

Friday 19th of May

15.00 – 19.00Salon de Bienvenida “Almanaque de Ilusion”
 DJ Jirafa ~ Jacob Vosmaer (Netherlands)

22.00 – 3.00Noche Milonguera “Ilusion Azul”
 DJ Elisabetta Pirto (Italy)

Saturday 20th of May

15.00 – 19.00Salon de la tarde “Embrujamiento”
 DJ Martin Ottmers (Germany)

22.00 – 3.00Noche de La Magia Blanca, “Palomita blanca”
 Dress code: WHITE
 DJ Zucca ~ Roberto Zuccarino (Argentina)
 Magician Tilman Andris (at the bar)

Sunday 21st of May

15.00 – 19.00Salon de Despedida “‘La Ultima Copa”
 DJ Tina Ferrari (Slovenia)

18.45Champagne in the lounge

19.00 – 21.00Peña y Cena / Folklore & Dinner

21.00 – 1.00Afterparty!!! “Tango Brujo”
 DJ El Mono ~ Luis Rojas (Argentina)


“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 18th of May

21.00 – 1.00
Pre-party milonga “Fumando Espero”
DJ Santiago Onel (Uruguay)

Friday 19th of May

15.00 – 19.00
Salon de Bienvenida “Almanaque de Ilusion”
DJ Jirafa ~ Jacob Vosmaer (Netherlands)

22.00 – 3.00
Noche Milonguera “Ilusion Azul”
DJ Elisabetta Pirto (Italy)

Saturday 20th of May

15.00 – 19.00
Salon de la tarde “Embrujamiento”
DJ Martin Ottmers (Germany)

22.00 – 3.00
Noche de La Magia Blanca, “Palomita blanca”
Dress code: WHITE
DJ Zucca ~ Roberto Zuccarino (Argentina)
Magician Tilman Andris (at the bar)

Sunday 21st of May

15.00 – 19.00
Salon de Despedida “‘La Ultima Copa”
DJ Tina Ferrari (Slovenia)

Champagne in the lounge

19.00 – 21.00
Peña y Cena / Folklore & Dinner

21.00 – 1.00
Afterparty!!! “Tango Brujo”
DJ El Mono ~ Luis Rojas (Argentina)



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

Confirmed DJ’s so far:

santiagoSantiago Onel

jacobJacob “Jirafa” Vosmaer

elissabettaElisabetta Pirto

martinMartin Ottmers

Roberto “Zucca” Zuccarino
(Buenos Aires)

Tina Ferrari
(USA, BsAs, It, Sl.)

Luis “El Mono” Rojas
(Buenos Aires)



“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: €95
  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!!

In the unfortunate case you need to cancel your participation; there are no refunds after 18th of March. We have to refer you to your cancelation-insurance to get the money for the registration of the encuentro and/or the reservation in Botel back. We can provide for a receipt if that is needed.
Reservation for dinner and bikes can be made still.



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

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



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: €16, four days: €19, five days: € 22.
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.

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 ± 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 / 391 / 391 every 4 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 / 391 / 394 (every 4 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)


Brand new restaurant and café close to the venue.

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 graphic design of Enuentro Porteño & La Bruja 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 and keeps it updated.

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

Sieske Luneman


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.

Massage and Troubleshooter
Jawi van de Kraats


Troubleshooter and available for questions and logistics etc.
Hopefully there is not much trouble to shoot because for the other moments he is available to revive tired feet with a nice footmassage.

Daily crew
Jeanette Franz and Gerda Greeven


Support and helping hands where ever is needed.

Filosopher and Magician
Tilman Andris


Magic Close-Up
Philosopher-magician Tilman Andris will perform close-up in the bar room several times throughout the Encuentro. Join him at his table in between dances and let yourself be astonished by the tricks of this surprisingly likeable deceiver.

Tilman Andris studied philosophy in Leiden and Oxford, but became a professional magician after graduation. His stage act was one of the highlights of the ‘Circus of Thoughts’ in Royal Theatre Carré. For TEDx he spoke about trust as seen from the perspective of a philosophical deceiver. He performs at cultural events, academic conferences and private occasions throughout Europe.

Orlando Miño en Pinto Alvarez


“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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