In August, serval nice hotspots opened there doors in Amsterdam. But which places were the most popular? Yourlbb already discussed popular hotspots from January until July. Now it’s time for the summer month August! Have you been to the next hotspots yet?
The 6 most popular hotspots in Amsterdam of August 2014
Waterkant | Amsterdam West | >> Best of August 2014 >>
Go chilling at the waterfront of Waterkant: a nice tropical hotspot! Imagine yourself in a place with a tropical atmosphere and enjoy delicious Surinamese food. The Waterkant is a very relaxed place to hang out with friends and beers all day.
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Pho 91 | De Pijp | >> Best of August 2014 >>
Meet the Vietnamese cuisine at Pho 91 on the Albert Cuyp! In this cozy eatery they serve authentic food. Tasty summer salads, spring rolls and soups. Nice to combine with a visit to the Albert Cuyp market!
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Lot Sixty One | Amsterdam West | >> Best of August 2014 >>
The real coffee lovers among us must have been here already: at Lot Sixty One! A coffee shop in West where they serve really good coffee from own roasted beans. Take your coffee with a piece of homemade apple pie and you’re a happy person.
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Salsa Shop | Amsterdam Centre | >> Best of August 2014 >>
Mexican food at the Salsa Shop! At this hotspot you get super fresh and homemade fast food. And the great thing is: you can create your own meal! Mix and match your favourite ingredients. Remember to order a frozen margarita on the side!
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Café Lennep | Amsterdam West | >> Best of August 2014 >>
Do you like to eat at a cozy neighbourhood gastrobar? Cafe Lennep is a nice place to go to. They have a good menu with enough options for vegetarians, meat and fish lovers. And you can’t miss the dishes from the grill!
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Things I Like, Things I Love | De Pijp | >> Best of August 2014 >>
Your Little Black Book loves Thing I Like, Things I Love! Don’t you? In this cool concept store you’ll find a combination of vintage, second hand, new clothes, young designers and customised item.
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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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Anne de Buck
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Fabrique des Lumières
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