Have you been to the 6 most popular hotspots of January ’14 yet? >>
It’s almost December 31, so time for a series of ‘best of 2014’ blogs. From today on we’ll be sharing the best of the best in 2014. A checklist for you to see if you discovered them all! Looking back at 2014 I have to say that it’s unreal how many new places opened the doors in Amsterdam.
The 6 most popular hotspots in Amsterdam of January 2014:
Sinne | De Pijp | >> Best of January 2014 >>
A real gem in De Pijp is restaurant Sinne. They even got their first Michelin-star this year. niet! Have you been to restaurant Sinne yet? They serve a 3 to 6-course meal starting at only € 35,-.
Read the full blog about Sinne & check more photos >>
Hugo’s Bar & Kitchen | Amsterdam West | >> Best of January 2014 >>
We love to go to Hugo’s Bar & Kitchen for a night out with friends. Or for date night with the lover! They have oyster happy hour on the weekends with oysters for only € 1-.
Click here for the full blog about Hugo’s Bar & Kitchen & check the photos >>
Bar Huf | Amsterdam Centrum | >> Best of January 2014 >>
Bar Huf is perfect for an easy dinner or drink on Saturday night. We like to go there before going to the movies. Try the burger!
Click here for the full blog about Bar Huf & check the photos >>
5&33 | Amsterdam Centrum | >> Best of January 2014 >>
Meet us on the corner! 5&33 is a great spot for dinner and drinks close to Amsterdam Central Station. The dishes are made for shared dining.Tip: drink a cocktail at the bar before dinner!
Click here for the full blog about 5&33 & check the photos >>
Julius Bar & Grill | De Pijp | >> Best of January 2014 >>
The burger at Julius Bar & Grill is one of Your Little Black Book’s favourites! This spot at De Pijp is also nice if you’re planning on a dinner with a group. The meat is very good and when you have a spot at the bar the view on the open kitchen is amazing!
Click here for the full blog about Julius Bar & Grill & check the photos >>
De Luwte | Amsterdam Centrum | >> Best of January 2014 >>
Do you restaurant De Luwte yet? Whenever I have something special to celebrate I like to go there for a great night of wining and dining. The Tomahawk steak delicious and made for sharing!
Click here for the full blog about De Luwte & check the photos >>
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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