In October Amsterdam was mainly dominated by ADE of course. But there were also a few great hotspots very popular this month. Here the top-6 hotspots in Amsterdam where you can quickly go before the end of the year!
These are the most popular hotspots of October 2014:
Smokin’ Barrels | Amsterdam East | hotspots in Amsterdam >>
Lobster, burgers, salads, cocktails and beers. Our Yourlbb hearts beats a bit faster hearing this! And a surf and turf menu at Smokin’ Barrels that will make you happy too! Mmm, mmm, mmm.
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Americano Bar & Kitchen | Amsterdam East | hotspots in Amsterdam >>
Are you an Italian food fan? Then go to this New York style Italian restaurants at the Amstel. Americano is like a chic vintage spot in New York where you go for dinner. Also a nice spot for cocktails!
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& Other Stories | Amsterdam Center | hotspots in Amsterdam >>
Good news for fashionistas! & Other Stories is now also located in Amsterdam! The perfect hotspot to buy fashion, beauty products and accessories. So, let’s go shopping!
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Paper Planes | Amsterdam Center | hotspots in Amsterdam >>
The perfect hotspot for self-employed among us! During the week you are welcome here to work. But, during the weekend Paper Planes is perfect to have breakfast. All day long! From super healthy to the perfect anti hangover food.
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Snappers | Amsterdam Centrum | hotspots in Amsterdam >>
Are you a spare rib lover? Snappers is a nice spot where they have pubfood style soft-shell crab; perfect for a laid back bite with friends. Sometimes you just have to skip the superfoods for dinner and go for classic bar-food ;-).
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Gesponnen Suiker | Amsterdam West | hotspots in Amsterdam >>
For the fashionistas there is another nice hotspot: Gesponnen Suiker! Go shopping for trendy blouses, jackets, soft scarves, coloured hats and warm sweaters. And even better: everything is super affordable!
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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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