Archive | June 2017

Cheese, Stroopwafels & History, oh my!

Just spent a very active weekend exploring more of The Netherlands. First stop Gouda, South Holland! It also happened to be the Stroopwafel Festival, as Gouda is where they originated. Yummm! So of course this required sampling some freshly made delicious warm ones. Gouda is also known for the cheese market, so of course I had to indulge in tasting the many flavours of cheese that it has to offer. Apart from  all the sampling, and the rainy weather, it was a delightful trip. Gouda is charming and filled with lots of history, museums, a market filled with treats and some very old stunning buildings.

Next stop, The Hague! This city will require another visit back, as it is the third largest city and cannot possibly all be seen in one day. The weather held up more so than Gouda, which made walking around more enjoyable. My favourite parts of the day were the Panorama Mesdag and the visit to the beach. However not to be missed are The Prison Gate Museum, Madurodam (the coolest interactive miniature park I’ve ever seen), The Peace Palace, The Knights Hall, the antique market and more!

Stay tuned for further travel and acting adventures in Europe! Let me know any places that you suggest I visit!

Cheers,
Melissa

And…Action!

Some time has passed and I can officially say that I am an Actor in Amsterdam. I have now been on set a couple of times, each experience unique in its own. I must say it’s very similar to sets on Canada. The main difference being the language barrier, which means I will definitely have to work on my Dutch skills ASAP. Luckily most people also speak English and are willing to help out! Props to the craft and catering department, as the food options have been amazing and the lunches very satisfying! The crews have also been professional and super friendly. Lastly, figuring out the train system to find my way to set has been an experience as well.

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Here is one of my first videos from a gig in Amsterdam. You may not see me… but I am in there a few times: https://www.facebook.com/dutchcasting/videos/1758395250844323/

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I will hopefully have more to show you from my other booked gig shortly. I can’t say much, but I can say in this one you will be seeing me a lot!

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Though very different compared to Toronto, Amsterdam still has a lot to offer in the acting industry. They have an abundance of events going on in the city for art, culture and entertainment. I hope to see more shows coming up and can’t wait for Amsterdam Fringe!

Annnnd for #TBT… Here’s a photo from when I was a red carpet host!

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Cheers,
Melissa