Do you think back about last summer too sometimes with this cold weather? The long nights at terraces, festivals, being on a boat at the canals. Last summer was so nice in Amsterdam. And I’m not even talking about the new hotspots that opened the doors yet. In this blog we list the most popular spots of July 2014 once again.
Top-6 hotspots of July 2014:
De Foodhallen | Amsterdam West | >> Best hotspots of July 2014 >>
De Foodhallen didn’t even open in July but were the talk of town already. And I have to admit that I love this indoor food market! Perfect for a drink or brunch with friends. They have delicious food from Burgers to Vietnamese and so son!
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Nacional | Amsterdam City Center | >> Best hotspots of July 2014 >>
Looking for a spot to go for lunch or coffee close to Leidseplein? Nacional is located on a super central location. Perfect for a break during a shopping spree. The interior design is very nice. It feels like if you’re in a French bistro in Paris!
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Cafe De Ceuvel | Amsterdam North | >> Best hotspots of July 2014 >>
Together with Waterkant, Cafe De Ceuvel is the coolest new hotspots on the waterfront. An oasis in Amsterdam North where you can even swim when it’s warm outside! De Ceuvel is worth the ride to Amsterdam North. For drinks, a chill out day or a bite with friends.
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Carter Bar & Kitchen | Amsterdam Old South | >> Best hotspots of July 2014 >>
One of the best restaurants in Amsterdam Old South if you ask me. Carter Bar & Kitchen has a great menu for both drinks and a bite or a full night of wining and dining. Their cocktails are amazing and the burrata is a must try!
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Betty Blue | Amsterdam City Center | >> Best hotspots of July 2014 >>
Do you like sweet pastry? And good coffee? Then you have to check out Betty Blue if you haven’t been there yet. A nice coffee bar and bakery close to the Nieuwmarkt. Also perfect for pastry take out!
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Friterie Par Hasard | De Pijp | >> Best hotspots of July 2014 >>
Who lives in De Pijp probably went to Friterie Par Hasard for fries and a snack already. I have to admit… when I had drinks on Friday this is my secret spot for after drinks cravings… The frikadel here is just too delicious! ;-).
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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
- Amsterdam Tips -
- To do -
(Private) Canal Cruise
Make a boat tour and enjoy the Amsterdam Light Festival from the water during a cruise on the canals.Tickets from € 16,- >>
This new experience with unique and colourful installations is the Instagram hit of Amsterdam.Book a time slot >>
- Stay -
This trendy hotel with a rooftop, restaurant and club is located in hot and happening Amsterdam East.Check the rates >>
This lifestyle hotel is located on Herengracht in the Canal District and also loved by locals.Check the rates >>
- Deals -
Visit the number one photography museum of Amsterdam for exhibits about contemporary photography.Get tickets for € 12,50 >>
Tulips at Keukenhof
One of the most Instagrammable places in Holland during this season!Get that Insta-photo >>