December. One of my favourite months of the year! All the coziness around the holidays, all those cheerful lights. Makes me o so happy! But there were a lot hotspots to visit too! Here a Top-6 with hotspots in Amsterdam.
>> These are the most popular hotspots of December 2014 >>
From Amsterdam South to Amsterdam West, to how many of these 6 most popular hotspots did you go already?
63graden Foodbar | Amsterdam South | hotspots in Amsterdam >>
A nice new near by Hoofddorpplein. 63graden Foodbar is a perfect hotspot to meet with friends, to share a platter or hang at the bar drinking gin & tonics. And nice to known: the menu changes almost every week!
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Le Coq | Amsterdam Center | hotspots in Amsterdam >>
This is a pop-up restaurant at a very special location! It’s a restaurants floating above the waterclose, nearby Amsterdam Central Station and Westerdok. Le Coq is a restaurant for fine food, good cocktails and specialty beers.
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The Breakfast Club | Amsterdam West | hotspots in Amsterdam >>
Are you looking for a place to have breakfast or b brunch The Breakfast Club is all about fresh juices, smoothies, good coffee and of course breakfast and lunch.
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Koffie Academie | Amsterdam West | hotspots in Amsterdam >>
We can’t ever get enough of new coffee bars! The Koffie Academie on the Overtoom serves own roasted coffee and homemade croissants, brownies and carrot cake.
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George Bistro | Amsterdam Old-South | hotspots in Amsterdam >>
Burgers, chicken and lobster. George Bistro is a great all day spot where you can eat. The bistro makes you feel like you are in Paris. Thanks to al those tiny tables with brown cafe chairs. Love it!
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Holy Ravioli | Amsterdam West | hotspots in Amsterdam >>
If you love pasta this hotspot is a must visit! At Holy Ravioli you can get fresh ravioli all day long. From ravioli classics to ravioli with seasonal stuffing and a pasta of the day.
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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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