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Amsterdam weekend guide // 10 tips for January 10, 11 & 12

8 January 2020

This last week was probably all about BACK TO WORK for you too! The mailbox is full again, everyone is back in town, you pick up your sports regime and it is of course the time for New Year’s drinks, breakfasts, brunches and dinners with friends. As you may have read, I am doing Dry January and I must say: the first days when we were traveling in Kuala Lumpur were quite difficult, but now that I am back to work in Amsterdam, things are getting easier for me . Last week we had the New Year’s dinner at Choux with #TEAMYOURLBB and there they also have a fantastic arrangement of special home-made non-alcoholic drinks, which made life a lot easier. In the meantime, there is some hard work going on in our house and hopefully we will be back in our own house in just less than two months. We are busy with the colours for the walls, a new mega large corner sofa and the layout of the walk-in closet. When everything is ready I will give you a room tour! But until then we flee our temporary home in the weekends to do fun things in Amsterdam. In the new Amsterdam Weekend Guide for January 10, 11 & 12 I have again listed 10 tips for you!

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What else is on the schedule at the start of the year? is LIVE! A dedicated Instagram account where you can find a new tip for Amsterdam every day. Following is sweet! Liking is fun, tagging your friends if you want to go somewhere too, but if you use this account to just lurk (look and silently do something with the tips) that’s also completely fine. This account is there for you and especially for myself so that I can finally post the hundreds of photos of Amsterdam without being ‘punished’ on things like engagement, likes and followers. is LIVE
And I have more great news. Last week I worked extra hard on and the site is LIVE. With a lot of tips that all (new) parents who like to travel would want to know. From packing lists to tips for the plane and from specific destinations to lifestyle items that I use for the little one. You can also follow on Instagram if you like it!

| FÏNLEY SUNDAY GUIDE: Great news for all Sunday lovers, because this year we will be making a new Fïnley Sunday Guide every month for you guys, To kick it off, we have 32 tips for you to do fun things all over the Netherlands. Click here for the January Guide  >>

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❶ We were already counting down to the first edition, because with our new house in mind, all home & living inspiration is more than welcome. Sunday January 12 you want to go to De Hallen for the first edition of the brand new Homeware Market .
Want to find out more? Read our elaborate blogpost >>

❷ Another nice market this weekend is the vegan market that The Hoxton is organizing on Saturday January 11. Tip for anyone who wants to buy less animal products or who has a vegan lifestyle. Check out the Facebook event for times and more info >>

❸ On Sunday January 12, The Morning is organising another new event. This time at ZOKU and the morning will be all about fermenting. What to expect? Check out the Facebook event for more info >>

|Bucketlist tip: Did you already start making your bucketlist for 2020? Check out our Bucketlist page with the best tips that you want to add to your list.

❹ From this weekend on you can go to the SKALAR at the Westergas . A special audiovisual light art installation from Berlin that can now be seen in the Gashouder. A whole mouth full! It is best to take a look at the site yourself, to see what you can expect, because it looks really cool. Tickets and more info >>

❺ Chatting with friends while enjoying a good glass of wine and tasty snacks? Then the High Wine from Rayleigh & Ramsay is your cocktail spot this weekend. It’s all possible on Saturday and Sunday at the location on the overtoom. Check out the Facebook event for all info and to make a reservation >>

❻ Do you want to make a special trip this year and hear the experiences of people who have actually been there? Then visit the Holiday Fair for Special Travels on January 11 or 12 in the Beurs van Berlage.Want to know more? Check out the Facebook event >> 

 |FOODIE TIP: 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 >>

❼ In 2019 we were able to gulp away many oysters during the happy oyster hours. In 2020 there will be plenty of nice places to score an oyster during the happy hours and this weekend you can score one (or more) at The Good Companion.

The Good Companion // Saturday January 11 from 3 – 5 PM

❽ Do you intend to collect more art for your home this year? Anne Mei Poppe has an exhibition at 5 & 33 starting this week. I also have one work from her at home and I’m still so happy with that. Want to know more about the style? Check the Facebook event for more info >> 

| TRAVEL TIP: did you know that Your Little Black Book is packed with hundreds of travel guides for all sorts of destinations worldwide? Check out all the city guides and  island guides and get inspired for your next trip.

❾ It almost seems like all the fun events nowadays are on Sunday, but if you feel like closing the Sunday afternoon with live jazz music then you want to go to Thuis aan de Amstel on the 12th. Check the Facebook event for times and more info >> 

❿ On Sunday January 12, the Poesiat & Kater brewery is organizing their New Year’s drinks where you can taste the newest beer and of course there are several tasty bites for those who want to linger. Check the Facebook event for all details >>

Our newest lists

Yourlbb’s winter-tips

⋙ 18 X cosy heated terraces in Amsterdam 

⋙ 19 X wine bars in Amsterdam that you want to know about 

⋙ 30 X Gault&Millau restaurants in Amsterdam to go try out this fall 

⋙ 63 X coffee bars in almost every Amsterdams city part 

⋙ 32 X brunch hotspots that are perfect for a weekend date with friends


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The perfect present for yourself or someone that loves travel just as much as you!

With love,


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