Getting Horizontal in Nieuw-West (Windmill Windup)
Yes, it’s all about your body and the wind. Amsterdam Nieuw-West is a perfect place to explore the power of us, especially when it comes to sports, cultures and nature.
Neither Nieuw-West nor the Windmill Windup event (celebrating 10 years anniversary now) are on the map of iAmsterdam yet, but it’s not for long, I’m sure.
The news of this cult, cheap, organic and full of exciting people from all over the world, the biggest in Europe gathering of professional hobbyists specialising in Ultimate lifestyle, and in particular: Frisbee, will spread before you know it.
- over 2000 people came to the event from EurAsia to USA
- 90% of the competition is self-sponsored
- this is a non-profit volunteer driven venture
- all the products and food are hand-made and organic
- there is plenty of food and activities for all ages and sizes
When a friend of a friend of a friend asked me to host a Russian couple, of course I said ‘yes’ : another chance to talk about my Street Art Museum :) But instead, they have educated ME about MY hood!
Here’s France vs Ukraine: Dyki Crali have the coolest pants :)
Some other shots from the game:
Attire is important but is self Sponsored. I also got a t-shirt!
Food is good. Not a lot of choices, but healthy salads, smoothies, good coffee and a bar are all at hand’s reach, AND it’s organic and hand-made on a spot. This means Fresh and Nutritious!
It is a shame that I’ve only got a glimpse of the activities, but Next year, I’m buying a ticket and definitely hanging out for the rest of the event!
You can see the full photo reportage here: ON FLICKR