When it’s so cold outside I think about spring A LOT. May is such a nice month. And I’m not saying that because it’s my birthday then ;-). I think May is the perfect month for a city break. A small getway before the summer holidays. Last May there were a lot of things happening in Amsterdam when we’re talking hotspots. In this blog I listed the Top-6 new hotspots of May 2014:
Floor 17 | Amsterdam West | >> Best hotspots of May 2014 >>
How cool, a r rooftop at 85 meters high. The view over Amsterdam is amazing! In the winter they have a small ice skating rink on the rooftop and in the summer there are movie nights. If you haven’t been to Floor 17 yet… go there to check the view out yourself! Tip: the restaurant totally changed the concept and now serves a table d’hôte menu.
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Foyer | Amsterdam City Center | >> Best hotspots of May 2014 >>
All the pop-up restaurants of the guys Foyer are true gem. When I want a culinary but affordable night out this is one of my favourite places to go to. Luckily they are open for a few more weeks until the end of January. So try to get a table while you can!
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Rein | Rivierenbuurt | >> Best hotspots of May 2014 >>
Healthier than healthy. Everything is super fresh and organic where possible. Rein is one of the best new opening at the Rivierenbuurt last year. For juices, breakfast, coffee or lunch with friends.
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Mossel & Gin | Westerpark | >> Best hotspots of May 2014 >>
At Mossel & Gin they mastered the G&T trend. For mussels and Gin and Tonics in Amsterdam this is the place to be. We love the outdoor patio in the warm weather months!
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Cafe de Klepel | Amsterdam City Center | >> Best hotspots of May 2014 >>
A hidden gem which I should might keep for myself ;-). Cafe de Klepel is a cosy gastrobar in the heart of Amsterdam where I like to go for a night of wining and dining with friends. The menu changes (almost) daily and is always delicious!
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Van ‘t Spit | Amsterdam West | >> Best hotspots of May 2014 >>
Chicken is hot! You probably already noticed that. Van ‘t Spit was one of the first hotspots dedicated to chicken in Amsterdam. Perfect for an easy dinner with delicious chicken and side dishes!
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Curious about the other ‘Best of 2014’ hotspots? Click the links to check the top-6 hotspots of:
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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
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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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