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Amsterdam weekend guide // 10 tips for January 17, 18 & 19

16 January 2020

HELLO WEEKEND! I am so happy to see you. A wonderful weekend during which we have not made any plans (yet) and you can for sure find me at one of the tips from this new weekend guide. I always find it bizarre how quickly you lose that festive feeling once you have started working in the new year. While we were still starting up a bit slow last week, this week we are already going for it full force. I planned the trip to South Africa at the end of February in detail, spontaneously booked two more tickets to Bangkok and we decided that we will be touring Western Canada with a camper next summer. Last week we toured the entire city to visit new hotspots. A new year full of new openings that I am really looking forward to. And last week the Michelin stars were also given out. In short: never a dull moment in the city and you can now read the best tips in this new Amsterdam Weekend Guide for January 17, 18 & 19. Have fun!

| 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 NetherlandsClick here for the January Guide  >>

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❶ This weekend it’s buzzing in a lot of the Amsterdam hotels during Hotel Night! One of the nicest parties is Saturday January 18 at the Victoria Hotel. With a speakeasy bar and VIC’s BAR where you can dance well into the night. Extra fun: with every DJ set, a signature cocktail is served by a well-known bartender! Check the Facebook event for more info & tickets >>

❷ Still haven’t seen the Amsterdam Light Festival? This weekend is your FINAL chance. Score your lastminute tickets here for your tour on the water >>  

|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.

❸ Did you hear? BAUT has a permanent location now in Amsterdam-Zuid! What once started as a pop-up that traversed the entire city and surfaced again and again at a new cool location, has now become an a location that is here to stay. Officially open from this week!

❹ Want to start the weekend in the best way possible? ‘Het Wilde Westen‘ (The Wild West) is organising a Vrij-Mi-Bolo. You read that right! The best afterwork drinks on Friday for everyone who lives on the west side of the city. Check the Facebook event for the times >> 

❺ Have you already had a major New Year’s clean in your house and found some stuff you want to sell? Take your rug with you and plop down on the best new flea market in town, because there will be a new edition of Bring Your Own Kleedje on Sunday. Check the Facebook event for all info >>

 |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 >>

❻ This is always so fun: the National Tulip Day that turns Dam Square into a colourful sea of flowers with tulips that you can pick for free. On Saturday you can pick a bunch from 2 p.m. to brighten up your house. Check the Facebook event for all the rules  >> 

ZOKU is organizing another Jazz evening with a view on Saturday January 18! They are now a household name and (almost) always sold out. Check out the Facebook event for the last tickets >>

| 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.

❽ Want to do something special during a date this weekend? Then check out the special Skalar sound & artificial light installation from Berlin that is being shown for the first time in the Westergas in Amsterdam. Curious? Check the Facebook event for videos and more info >> 

❾ Close off the weekend in a relaxed way this Sunday! Go to Hannekes Live at Hannekes Boom to have a drink and chat with friends while a different band keeps appearing. Curious who will play this weekend? Check the Facebook event >> 

❿ Want to escape the winter weather this weekend? Then take a dip in the heated swimming pool of Hotel Jakarta during a tropical pool party on Saturday. PLEASE NOTE: ‘Hotelnacht’ wristbands are required. Want to find out more? Check the Facebook event >>

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Op de helft van Dry January! En hoewel ik in de afgelopen weken best wel een paar moeilijke momenten had, vind ik de energie die het geeft als start van het nieuwe jaar zo verfrissend. Ga jij net als ik deze zondag iets leuks doen met vrienden? Check dan snel de Fïnley Sunday Guide van januari met 32 tips voor de leukste dingen om te doen door heel Nederland. Van hotspots die perfect zijn voor een Zo-Mi-Bo tot gezellige markten, must see exposities en mooie wandelgebieden om even aan de stad te ontsnappen. VEEL PLEZIER! Heb je zelf nog een tip? Laat het dan weten in een comment! ______________________ @finley_nl #zomibo #finleysundayguide #yourlbbcollab #zondagtips #sundayfunday #nederland #weekendtips #alcoholfree

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