“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 V: 2nd – 5th of May 2019
The ‘Porteño vibe’ will undoubtedly be present again at Encuentro Porteno. For 2019 we invited excellent Argentinian and European DJ’s.
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 • Amsterdam
In 2019 the encuentro will take place again in the first weekend of May from the 2nd to the 5th. Registration will open on the 21/11 from 19.00 on. To register follow the link that will appear in the Registration section.
We look forwards to see you soon in our lovely city Amsterdam!!!
“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, 2 May 2019
21.00 – 01.00
DJ JACOB VOSMAER (Ams)
Friday, 3 May 2019
15.00 – 19.00
‘Milonga del Encuentro’
DJ ROHAM (Ir)
22.00 – 03.00
DJ GUILLERMO MONTI (Bs As)
Saturday, 4 May 2019
15.00 – 19.00
‘Milonga de las Tulipanes’
DJ MARTIN OTTMERS (Du)
22.00 – 03.00
DJ ROBERTO ZUCCARINO (Bs As)
Sunday, 5 May 2019
14.00 – 18.30
DJ CORINE GROENEWEGEN (Ams)
18.30 – 19.00
19.00 – 21.00
Peña y Ceña
21.00 – 01.00
After-party ‘Siempre Carnaval’
DJ LUIS ROJAS (Bs As)
DJ's & More
“One good thing about music,when it hits you, you feel no pain”
— Bob Marley
Jacob Vosmaer | Amsterdam
Gentle and inviting are words that describe DJ ‘Jirafa’ Jacob. Being one of the house DJ’s of La Bruja, Jacob is clearly among the favorites of many dutch dancers. Jacob has a natural talent for DJ-ing. He does not talk a lot about what he does, he just does it. He connects the tango of the golden age with the needs of the dancers. He is just there… serving, observing, listening, and giving. He does not make compromises, and that keeps his dancefloors always full. Jacob entered the international tango scene some years ago. We are happy to have him at the opening salon of Encuentro Porteño in his hometown.
Roham | Iran
Roham discovered his intimate bond with music since his teenage years. For the last 20 years, he has played music in festivals as a musician. As a DJ, he believes that each milonga night is a unique story unfolded in close collaboration with the dancers on the floor. Living and breathing among his dancers is an integral part of his DJing approach. While he enjoys the creative co-creation of each night, he is meticulous about perfecting his craft outside the milongas (probably a lifelong journey by itself). He admires the philosophies and codes behind tango traditions. For him, La Bruja Amsterdam and Encuentro Porteño are among the best examples of communities devoted to such traditions.
Guillermo Monti | Buenos Aires
Guillermo is born in Buenos Aires and like many Argentinians he grew up with Tango. Guillermo is a Musician, Choir Director, Singer and Tango DJ. His grandfather had a tango orchestra in the 1940’s and his uncle, was no one less then Argentino Ledesma (the famous singer from ‘fueron tres anos’ from Hector Varela).
Guillermo: “I saw most of the orchestras in Buenos Aires playing live, when I was a child and went to milongas with my Mom and Dad who loved dancing. My mom used to rock me to sleep singing tango songs. This is how I got to know every tango song, orchestra, singer, and have learned all of this unconsciously growing up. As a DJ, whether I am playing digital music or original vinyls, it is important to me that the dancers can hear the best possible quality of music. Currently, I am DJ’ing in local Berlin milongas and travel throughout Europe for festivals and marathons.”
Martin Ottmers | Germany
Martin Ottmers is a celebrated DJ in his homeland Germany. Martin is a solid DJ, where-ever he plays music he creates good vibes. A laptop is not for him. He uses the newer version of vinyl: cd’s. Martin conserves the good ‘old school’ qualities. He is a gentleman by all means and an outstanding dancer and DJ. On the dance floor Martin never misses one tanda unless he is dancing himself. When Martin is DJ-ing he tells you a story that has a beginning a plot and a perfect end. Without understanding how exactly the milonga ends up perfectly full circle. Martin is a teacher of tango milonguero and has been organising successful milongas for over 12 years in the region of Koblenz.
Roberto Zuccarino | Buenos Aires
Roberto is born in Mataderos (Buenos Aires). He is raised with dancing and music and grew up since a young age as the allround dancer. Tango, rock & roll, cumbia, name it and he does is. With the amazing dancer Inez Bogado he gives breathtaking performances. Roberto and Magdalena Valdez, his partner in life, are internationally acclaimed for their skill, professionalism and above all: their kindness. They have an impressive CV each on their own right. From directing the company “Tango y Nada Mas”, organizing “Buenos Aires Festival Tango de Salon” and the weekly tangosalon “Zucca” (in former “Niño Bien” / Bs As). We are very happy to have DJ Zucca behind the DJ console at Saturdaynights “Noche de primavera”. Be ready to to be rocked!
Corine Groenewegen | Amsterdam
Corine, organizer of Encuentro Porteño and Milonguero salon ‘la Bruja’ in Amsterdam, is the most enchanting Brujita we know!
She is a DJ with a very own brand, in which we can feel her personality, strong and sensitive at the same time. The ‘golden age’ of tango is clearly her gauge, in the wake of the ‘guardia vieja’. The high energy she generates on the dance floor, emerges from the unforgettable tangos and from lively ‘cortinas’. Her choices are the reflection of a rich experience, as a milonguera, as an organizer, as a teacher and as a woman, constantly traveling to Buenos Aires, as the rest of Europe.
Tekst by La Morocha Lucena, organizer of Encuentro ‘Te Quiero Lisboa’.
Luis Rojas | Buenos Aires
Luis Rojas is a milonguero by heart. He dances since the age of eight and passed the tango on to his son Agustin Rojas who also entered the Buenos Aires milongas at the age of 8 (and who is now a brilliant dancer).
Luis radiates a contagious positive energy. Like no one else he knows how to create a tango-party. At the after party of Encuentro Porteño Luis will send us home with the best of tango. We will have tango under our skin and in our blood, we will breath and talk tango and the smile on our face will last for a long time. Luis Rules, let yourself be rocked to the last minute.
“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane
by those who could not hear the music.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
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.
• 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 1st of January and a full refund of dinner reservation until the 1st of April.
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 (2.200 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 (2.200 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 (2.500 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: firstname.lastname@example.org ; payment is at StarBikes. Please don’t forget to bring a creditcard, they will ask you a copy as a warranty for the bike.
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
Maximum price to Schiphol airport by using the tca.app : € 37,50
- 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 Antonius • 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
From Central Station go to the bus platform at ‘IJ-zijde’
Bus 394 exit Floraweg, walk 4 minutes to Kamperfoelieweg 207.
Take Metro 52 from Central Station to Noord, exit metrostation Noorderpark (3 minutes).
From there walk to Kamperfoeliestraat 207 or take bus 34, exit Pinksterbloemstraat.
To the milonga by car
The milonga is easy accessible, and you can park your car for free after 19.00! 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 Metrostation Noorderpark. Take the Metro to Central Station.
From Pinksterbloemstraat to Central Station
Times: 01:00 / 02/00 / 03:00 / 04:00 / 05:00
Friday night, Saturday night & Sunday night
From Pinksterbloemstraat to Central Station
Times: 00:57 / 01:27 / 01:57 / 02:27 / 02:57 / 03:27 / 03:57 / 04:27 / 04:57 /
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!
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.
Thursday: 12.00 – 16.00
Friday & Saturday: 12.00 – 17.00
Thai restaurant, close to Casa Antonio.
Great hang-out run by amazing people. Close to Casa Antonius.
Nice restaurant in between Casa Antonio and the ferry.
Another great hang-out. Hip, chill, nice people, fire-place and good food.
Citybeach, Loungeplace, Lunchplace, Hangout, etc with spectaculair views over water to the Old Town.
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.
Restaurant with great views over the water.
Excellent food, beautiful terrace to watch amazing sunsets.
Another “eye”catcher in Amsterdam. Hosts filmmuseum, a restaurant and and most important an amazing terrace overlooking the IJ.
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.
http://www.labruja.nl • http://www.corinegroenewegen.nl
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). http://www.oostenwind.nl
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 [and Nicole] designed the webpage of Encuentro Porteño and keep it updated.
More to follow…