Amsterdam Weekend Guide


Amsterdam Weekend Guide for January 16, 17 & 18!

17 January 2015

What to do in Amsterdam on January 16, 17 & 18?

Happy weekend! Like always Amsterdam is full of cool things to do on these cold winterdays! The downtown programme of FashionWeek Amsterdam starts this weekend. Or what about staycation in Amsterdam? Somethings I can highly recommend doing. Waking up in a hotel in a different neighbourhood is just so much fun! In this Amsterdam Weekend Guide you read all about the Amsterdams Hotel Night, FashionWeek and more!

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Zalando presents 10 days Downtown >> FashionWeek Amsterdam
Fashionista alert! This weekend the downtown programme of FashionWeek kicks off. With many cool and fashionable activities from pop-up stores to drinks. This are the highlights you don’t want to miss this weekend:
>> Friday January 16 >>
– Friday is the opening party for FashionWeek at the Melkweg Club & Gallery! Check out the expo “Time to Show” by photographer Henri Verhoef and dance until the early hours at MBFWA (entrance € 12,-)!
>> Saturday January 17 >>
– Don’t miss this pop-up: the Zalando Fashion House opens this Saturday at Haarlemmerdijk 41. Open daily from 12 pm during FashionWeek. With everyday a different brand of Zalando; from Topshop to River Island, live fashionshows and free coffee!
– Do you like the items of fashion designer Ilja Visser? Until January 26 you can get a unique and limited edition bag of her brand Ready to Fish for only € 5,- at the Zalando Fashion House.
– After a visit to the pop-up store it’s time to check out Canvas at the Volkshotel for “Fashion Evolution” a market with local concept stores and designers from 12-7 pm. Join the party at Club Canvas later at night (free entrance)!
>> Sunday January 18 >>
– Everything for a lazy and fashionable Sunday! The Dutch Opera and fashion designer Zyanya Keizer host a fashion concert. Very curious about that! From 4-7 pm at the Nationale Opera (entrance € 10,-)

– Another event not to miss this weekend is the Amsterdam Hotel Night on January 17. We created a shortlist with the 7 coolest parties >>

– Saturday it’s fun to go to the Hallen for the Local Goods Market and brunch at the Foodhallen. And perhaps a movie at the Filmhallen afterwards?

– Do you like old school games like Monopoly? Check in at “Spelletjes op zondag” (this Sunday) at Roest to play games with your friends.

– Tip for everyone who loves books. The Stedelijk Museum organises a book fair on January 17 + 18!

– You want to go to the theater? The performance ‘Omstanders’ of Mtg De Koude Kermis is a tragicomedy about small-scale disaster tourism. A Saturday night show at De Balie!

– Do you want to get fit for spring? These special gyms might be something for you:
* Bodytec Lounge (20 minute workout!)
* Delight Yoga 
* Vondelgym

Last weekend, so check it while you can!
– Ice skating in Amsterdam: Zell Am Rembrandt, Jaap Eden Schaatsbaan & ICE Amsterdam.
– The Amsterdam Light Festival is on! Beautiful light sculptures all over town. Discover them here >>

– Do you like street art? Discover the best street art in Amsterdam and book a tour. Check out our blogs about Street Art Amsterdam tours. Also very cool if you live in Amsterdam!


– New at Foyer: Blauwe Zondag. Brunch with comfort food, wine and tunes.

– This Sunday there’s Neighbour Food Market again. With more vintage than ever, great food and drinks.

– Open next week! But good news: you can already reserve a table. Chef Ricardo van Ede opens a new restaurant! How, what, where? Read it in this blog >>

– Finally! SLA opened a new location in Amsterdam East at the Middenweg.

– Looking for a spot for after work drinks? Check PLLEK in Amsterdam North for feeling Friday.

– Did you go to these new hotspots yet? Must visits!
Thrill Grill
* Le Coq
My Little Patisserie
Eddy Spaghetti

– Some foodie proof lists to make your life easier! Did you check them yet?
* hotspots in Amsterdam where you can eat gluten free!
* 16 x the best brunch spots
* 15 great bars and cafes in Amsterdam
* 5 spots in Amsterdam for Italian coffee
* 5 favourite hotspots for hot coco
* 36 great coffee bars in Amsterdam
* 18 best cocktail bars in Amsterdam!
* 8 spots for free wifi, good coffee & lunch
* 20 of the newest restaurants in Amsterdam
* 9 best places to drink G&T’s in Amsterdam
* 10 restaurants where parking your car is no problem
* 20 new places for coffee and lunch
* 20 new restaurant hotspots
* 10 favourite healthy spots
* 5 Saturday food markets

– Check out this new expositions at photo museum FOAM:
* Araka, Photography of the after life | Until March 11
* Vivian Maier, Street Photographer | until January 28

– “Try before you buy!” that’s what it’s all about at Lena. The first fashion library in Amsterdam!


– The best party for the Sunday: Thuishaven!

– We Eat DJ’s for Breakfast! Saturday afternoon at Paper Planes.

– My favourite clubs in Amsterdam for techno: Studio 80 & Canvas.

– A bit older crowd, great tunes and good vibe: Disco Dolly.

– Always fun: cocktails and dancing at Chapter21!

Get in the weekend mood wit our new Happy Weekend Playlist >>
PS: more hotspots are in the Amsterdam Little Black Book. A city guide to Amsterdam with the best restaurants, shops and things to do. Always new addresses coming up so check out your online Little Black Book daily for the latest hotspots in town!

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