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NEW: The Amsterdam City Guide book with over 400 hotspots from Your Little Black Book

7 June 2016

now also a real little black book with OUR best ADDRESSES!

I can’t even remember how often I got the question if there was also a real printed version with the addresses of Your Little Black Book. … I can now finally answer that question with YES! Especially for all the English speaking followers of the blog we made a city guide so you can discover Amsterdam. In Dutch it’s in stores now as “De Amsterdam City Guide” with over 400 of my favourite addresses in Amsterdam and in English it’s called “The Amsterdam City Guide”. A must have guide for everyone who want to get to know Amsterdam even better. For newbies in town, but also for everyone who lives here for years. With this little black guide book I hope to inspire you to try new things in Amsterdam and to jump on your bike to discover new neighbourhoods. Discover Amsterdam through my eyes and enjoy it as a local.


“The Amsterdam City Guide” has a smaller size you can take it with you at all times. The whole guide has the clean look and feel from Your Little Black Book and my personal tips throughout the book.

A must have guide for everyone who want to get to know Amsterdam even better.

This is what to expect of The Amsterdam City Guide:

Over 400 hotspots of Amsterdam’s #1 blog Your Little Black Book
• Discover Amsterdam with handy routes in 6 different neighbourhoods 
11 shortlists that make your life easier with the best hotspots from hotels to breakfast to lunch and shopping.  
No tourist traps, only local favourites
• An itinerary to plan a city trip of 24-, 48- of 72 uur from hour to hour
• Checkbox the Amsterdam must do’s from our handpicked bucketlist
• Many personal tips from Yourlbb’s Anne about every neighbourhood in the city

The Amsterdam City Guide is designed completely in the look and feel of Your Little Black Book. I’m super proud to finally present this project to you!


Tip: did you also see I wrote another book? For now this book is only available in Dutch! It’s the first lifestyle guide that’s dedicated to travel and called Wanderlust. Check out the links below to order the books and discover more about Wanderlust.

Share your photo with The Amsterdam City Guide via #YOURLBB and I will retweet and regram the most beautiful shots!

Amsterdam Bucketlist
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!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>

Our favourite hotels:
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
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.
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.

More hotspots in Amsterdam

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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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| PS: Traveling to Amsterdam with kids? My other website Travelkids.co & @travelkids.co is dedicated to family friendly travel. Check it out here >>


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Anne de Buck