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Bankjesliefde | Love on Benches






5:00 pm — 3:00 am


Marius Jopen


Willem Roeloofstraat 9
1062JX Amsterdam

BenchesCollective and Love Foundation invite you to their first collaboration: “Bankjesliefde | Love on Benches”.

During the day, several benches will be opened by locals of the district Nieuw-West. Here you can enjoy a wonderful afternoon playing games and chatting with your neighbours. In the evening we’ll gather everyone with a parade, have a BBQ together and then round off the day with a Love Foundation dance party in club VLLA.

The program during the day is free and the entrance for the party is €5. If you wish to open a bench during the day, you’ll get free entrance.

The profits of the party will go to a water development project in Kenya.


17:00 - 20:00 Open benches in Nieuw West (free/donation based)
Enjoy a chat and a game with the locals. Have a look at to see where the benches are located.
19:00 - 20:00 Music parade along all benches to VLLA
20:00 - 22:00 Open BBQ in front of VLLA (free) - bring your own food and grill it on our BBQ
22:00 - 03:00 VLLOVE dance party at club VLLA (€5, profits are donated to a water development project)

Would you like to open a bench? Register your bench on the or contact Mischa (mischa[at] for more information. By the way, bench hosts get free entrance to the dance party :)

+++Dance party line-up+++

Native Response
Native response is a Amsterdam based collective. This night they will present us Deltitnu, which is driven by two seasoned Amsterdam DJs that strive to explore electronic music by leaving behind their original identity.

Innellea comes from the fertile grounds of the south of Germany, more specifically the renowned city of Augsburg. A city which is not necessarily known for its electronic music, but a city that raised one of our favourite DJ Duos from last year. Their sets from Kater Blau and Sysiphos are among the best warm up sets for a night out and we are very happy that we could invite them to come to the Netherlands for their first Amsterdam Set. We will share several of their tracks in the upcoming days but let us begin with the set that put them on our wish list:

Ground method b2b Noah Lyas
Ground Method aka Carmine and Mali Yorks have been residents of LF Amsterdam since the first hours in 2015. And when they spontaneously played a b2b at the Waterhouse New Years Party this year, we knew that we have to show this to you guys as well. They will be closing the night for us in the style of the good old LF Episodes from 2015. For a memory refreshment enjoy Ground Method’s set from Episode 2, you will find some classics in there ;)


BenchesCollective initiates the largest open-air café in the world. We encourage everyone to use the benches in the street or park as a meetingplace for the neighbourhood. So far over 1.000 benches have been opened around the world. Hosts serve a nice cup of coffee or a piece of cake at their bench or they organise a salsa course or a sports competition. Everything is possible! In addition to this local open-air café BenchesCollective organises the largest open-air café on July 1st and 2nd, everywhere around the world. >

Do you want to convert public space into a meetingspace? Please register your bench at Do you want to become an ambassador and convert your neighbourhood into a open-air café with several benches? Please send an e-mail to mischa[at] for inquiry.

++++Love Foundation++++

Love Foundation is an open network of artists and activists. Together we organize event to spread love, connect people and fundraise money for water development projects in Kenya with our partners Viva con Agua and Simavi. In the past we have organized dance parties, festivals, art exhibitions and sport tournaments, fashion shows and sold fair trade clothing. Our range of activities is continuously widening and we are always looking for new opportunities to spread the universal idea of love. Currently we have 200 active members in our hubs in Maastricht, Amsterdam, Perth, Dresden, Berlin and Milan.

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