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Amsterdam Weekend Guide // 10 tips for February 21, 22 & 23

20 February 2020

Do you recognize this? January went by painfully slow and February feels like a whirlwind, where there seem to be way to little hours in a day. We want to go everywhere to try out the new hotspots, we want to see all the new exhibitions, but there are also 101 things on the to-do lists. Incidentally, I will complete that list from South Africa in the coming weeks, where I will be for an update of the travel guides and the necessary time offline to refuel before it’s March! And after that we can (hopefully) finally move back to our own house in Amsterdam. Exactly on time to bike to all the markets with the sun on my face and to drink coffee on the terrace for the first time. Can you tell I have springtime on my mind…? Because the weather has let us down for quite a few weeks now, I made an attempt to collect more tips that you can also do well with storm E. or thundercloud A. above your head. Have fun with the 10 X tips from the new Amsterdam Weekend Guide for February 21, 22 & 23.

| FÏNLEY SUNDAY GUIDE: It’s back! In the new Fïnley Sunday Guide for February, you can find 35 tips for all of the Netherlands.  From the coolest (food)markets, to hotspots for Sunday afternoon drinks, all the must-see expositions, and tips for beautiful walks in nature. Mix and match the tips for your perfect Sunday! Click here for the February Guide >>

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Infinity rooms are hot! And the one you definitely want to see right now is this one at the MOCO, where the brand-new exhibition Reflecting Forward has recently been opened in collaboration with Studio Irma. Walk through the different rooms: Diamond Matrix, We All Live In Bubbles, Kaleidoscope, Connect the Dots & Universe and be amazed by the unique artworks!Check out the website of MOCO Museum for a preview and more info >> 

Book tickets

❷ This week we visited Happyhappyjoyjoy on the Zuidas, which has just opened, and this weekend you want to go to the location on Ceintuurbaan. Believe us! Why? Because only on Sunday you can only order their colourful boa buns there for € 3.50 each. . Want to know more? Check out the Facebook event for all details and times >> 

❸ The festival season seems to be starting earlier and earlier each year. And if you can’t wait until Spring, then score a last minute ticket for Overwintering Festival on the NDSM shipyard on Saturday February 22. Check out the line-up and all info >> 

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❹ Those who love ramen want to go to The Amsterdam Ramen Festival this Sunday in Het Sieraad. With a food line-up that makes your mouth water! Check all details and get ticket info via the Facebook event >>

❺ Movie classics with Audrey Hepburn always do well. Especially if you can watch them on the big screen at LAB111 and before or afterwards eat something in the restaurant. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is running this Sunday! Check out the Facebook event for all details >> 

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❻Do you know the ‘Fruittuin van West‘? If not, really visit them! This Sunday you can for example help with planting trees, but you can also have a nice lunch or drink coffee surrounded by greenery. Check the Facebook event here >> 

❼ Looking for something unique? On Sunday February 23, you can “flea” again at the flea market Bring Your Own Kleedje at Qru. Go early for the best finds! More info via the Facebook event >>

❽ There’s a lot of slurping going on again this weekend during the oyster happy hours in the city. And this Sunday a special shout out to Razmataz. Last week we received a message that this great spot will stop after 11 years and that means that this week is the very last edition of the Zilte Zondag.

The Good Companion // February 22, from 3 – 5 PM
Razmataz Zilte Zondag // February 23, from 3 – 7 PM

Are you familiar with SurpriSeat? This restaurant platform turns going out to dinner into a real exciting event again. I highly recommend trying this out for a date night. For € 26,50 you can book a 2 course dinner in Amsterdam, Utrecht or Rotterdam. The restaurant you will be eating at is kept secret until a couple hours before dinner time. Want to experience this too? Use the code YLBB to get a € 7,50 discount on a surprise dinner for 2. Read more about it in this blogpost or make a reservation here for your own SurpriSeat >>

❾ Want to end the weekend with a brunch with friends? The bottomless brunch at the INK hotel is always a cozy option (and always sold out). Check the Facebook event quickly to reserve your spot before February 23 >> 

❿ Last week we were at the new exhibition about Bali in The Tropenmuseum. Nice as a preparation, if you have plans to go on holiday to this island and want to know more about the culture and the impact of tourism on this beautiful island. Informative, interesting and an exhibition that makes you think. You can have a drink at Café De Tropen where they’ve put Indonesian dishes on the menu especially for this exhibition (and believe us that you want to taste the saté Lilit!).


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