Your shortlist with 7 things you don’t want to miss at Buiten Westen Festival!
This June we can dance at one of the best festivals in Amsterdam: Buiten Westen! Pleinvrees, Next Monday’s Hangover, ZeeZout, NGHTDVSN, Cartel and Paardenkracht will make sure you dance of your shoes between 12 and 11 pm at music of the best dj’s. Did you know Fritz Kalkbrenner, Guy Gerber and Aeroplane playing as well?
I can’t wait! Really looking forward to a day with friends, sun, beers and good music. But! Buiten Westen is more than only good music. I’ve selected 7 to do’s en to see’s at the festival.
The Ferris wheel >> to do at Buiten Westen Amsterdam 2015
It’s an eye-catcher, the Ferris wheel at the festival! Although you sometimes have to stand in line for a while to get in. But it’s so awesome to make a ride while you have view on the whole festival!
Line-up >> to see at Buiten Westen Amsterdam 2015
The line-up of Buiten Westen gets better with the years! This year for example with Fritz Kalkbrenner! This German producer we know from “Sky and Sand”, a song he produced with big brother Paul Kalkbrenner. Fritz facilitates a live show you don’t wanna miss!
Festival market >> to buy at Buiten Westen Amsterdam 2015
As in previous years there’s a festival market at Buiten Westen where you can buy a new festival outfit or some cool accessories! Want to make it even better? Get yourself a tattoo! At Human Rights Tattoo they tattoo a letter out of the declaration of universal human rights. You’re a cool tattoo richer and at the same time you supports a really good project.
Foodtrucks >> to eat at Buiten Westen Amsterdam 2015
I am so happy that the food at festivals is getting better and better! On Buiten Westen you’ll find food trucks of Burgermeester, Pomms, Acai and for example Sateman. And I’ve heard that we can expect different organic products from small Amsterdam caterers!
Water >> to drink at Buiten Westen Amsterdam 2015
Buiten Westen was one of the first festivals last summer where you could get free water from water taps! It is now mandatory to let party people refill their bottles. When the sun shines I could use some extra moisture, so you understand that I am very happy with the water taps!
6 stages >> something for every one at Buiten Westen Amsterdam 2015
Also this year there are than 6 stages at Buiten Westen! Pleinvrees, Next Monday’s Hangover, ZeeZout, NGHTDVSN, Cartel and Paardenkracht selected the best dj’s. What stage is gonna be your favourite? I think it’s really hard to choose!
Afterparty >> where to go after Buiten Westen Amsterdam 2015
With a great festival comes a great afterparty! The official afterparty takes place in the Westeruni/Westerliefde. The line-up will be announced last minute, but it promises it to be a top party!
There are still a few tickets for sale, so make sure you don’t miss Buiten Westen Amsterdam! Every year it is completely sold out.
Buiten Westen Amsterdam
When: 18 July 2015
Where: Westerpark Amsterdam
Website and info: www.buitenwesten.am
THINGS TO DO:
⋙ Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
⋙ A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
⋙ The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
⋙ Visit Artis Royal Zoo
⋙ Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
⋙ Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
⋙ Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
⋙ MOCO Museum for street art
⋙ Photography museum FOAM
⋙ Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
⋙ Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
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Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
☾ The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
☾ Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
☾ CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
☾ Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
☾ Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
☾ Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
☾ Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
☾ Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
☾ Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
☾ Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
☾ INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
☾ The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
☾ Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
☾ Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
☾ QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
☾ Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
☾ L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
☾ Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
☾ W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.
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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.
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