Spring in Amsterdam. One of my favourite seasons in Amsterdam. The first festivals, so many new places that open the doors and the first drinks with friends on a terrace. April is a lovely month to look back at. To how many of these six Best of 2014 hotspots have you been yet?
These are the most popular hotspots of April 2014:
Ree7 | Nine Streets | >> Best of April 2014 >>
The coolest new spot of the Nine Streets for coffee or lunch with friend is Ree7. It’s the little sister of De Luwte and one of our favourite addresses in the Nine Streets.
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Lavinia Good Food | Amsterdam City Center | >> Best of April 2014 >>
Do you like to eat clean? And you’re a digger for healthy food? Check out healthy food hotspot Lavinia Good Food. This lunch room in the heart of Amsterdam has a very nice interior design and is one of out favs!
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Cotignac | Rivierenbuurt | >> Best of April 2014 >>
My secret address for escargots in Amsterdam is Cotignac. I’be been here many times and always had a great evening. I think the value for money at this spot is really good.
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Hotel Not Hotel | Amsterdam West | >> Best of April 2014 >>
Hotel Not Hotel is maybe one of the most special hotels in Amsterdam. Budget design and rooms in all shapes and standards. You have to experience this by yourself!
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Cannibale Royale | Amsterdam City Center | >> Best of April 2014 >>
Who loves meat, loves Cannibale Royale. One of the few addresses in Amsterdam which are great for late night dining. Try the ribs!
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&Samhoud Streetfood | Amsterdam City Center | >> Best of April 2014 >>
One of my fav things about travelling is the streetfood. That’s why I love the Streetfood concept of &Samhoud Places so much. Delicious food from all over the world.
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Have you been to the Top-6 most popular spots of April 2014 yet?
Planning a trip to Amsterdam?
– KLM is the Royal Dutch airline and offers very good deals from all over the world. >> click here to find the cheapest flights >>
– NS International connects most of the European cities to Amsterdam. Very convenient way of travelling, from your city center to the heart of Amsterdam. Tickets from € 29,- and up. >> Click here to search for ticket deals >>
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
| 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:
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.
Let’s get social
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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