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Amsterdam Weekend Guide

Amsterdam Weekend Guide for July 6, 7 and 8

5 July 2018

32 tips for this weekend in the amsterdam weekend guide

Oh Amsterdam, I just love you in the Summer! Whenever I ride my bike along the Amstel and see people in the water it makes me want to go straight home and put on my bathing suit. Have you ever done that? Swimming in Amsterdam? I’m going to enjoy all the tips this weekend of our summer lists. What are you going to do? The 32 best tips can be found in this Amsterdam Weekend Guide for July 6, 7 and 8. Enjoy!

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32 tips for thinsg to do this weekend in Amsterdam

  1. Have a shot at winning a card for ten treatments at Sense! This spa is turning ten years old and the birthday one has to give out presents of course ;-). Like spray tans, pedicures, manicures, massages and more… and: you can still participate! Read all about it here >>
  2. Breezers a thing of the past? Most certainly not! At least that’s what they think at Venster 33, where they’re hosting a Breezerparty this Saturday. No worries, it’s not the Bacardi Breezer but home made! A little more classy, and much more tasty ;-). Check the Facebook event here.
  3. Are Breezers not your thing, but you do like sangria? If so, the Grote Sangriafeest at De Vergulden Eenhoorn might be more your cup of tea. On Friday there’s enough sangria here for everyone, there will be a BBQ and you can also play jeu de boules. Nice! Check the Facebook event here.
  4. This Saturday there’s yet another nice festival to attend, Georgies Wundergarten. Unfortunately not at Ruigoord anymore but at Riekerhaven, but that’s a little closer in the city ;-). Be quick if you still want to buy tickets, or check Ticketswap! Click here for the Facebook event.
  5. Silent disco, a sunset and the great vibe of the Amsterdam North. This Saturday at Noorderlicht there’s a Silent Disco party and chances are that you favorite music will be played, as there are three channels to choose from. Check the Facebook event with tickets and info here.
  6. Unfortunately we can’t cheer for our own country this year, but there are lots of teams that we can root for! And the finale is in less than two weeks already. Check the 9 x Spots where you can watch the WK 2018 in Amsterdam here >>
  7. This weekend we can go out for a movie night on the rooftop again at Floor17. Take place on one of the bean bags enjoy the view and the movie of course. Check the Facebook event here with more info and the schedule of the movies.
  8. Want to do something different on Sunday? Then go to artist Ruben Hein in the Vondelpark Openluchttheater. He has a new album coming out where it’s mainly about two things: his voice and the piano. A nice closure of the weekend! Check the Facebook event here with more info.
  9. Are you also a lover of Spanish tapas, then the Tapas Food Festival at DOK Amsterdam this Saturday might be your go to this weekend. There will also be DJs and live bands and of course enough tapas for everyone. Good to know: entrance is free! Check the Facebook event here.
  10. Fans of Moroccan food, pay attention! As there is a pop-up restaurant in Amsterdam North this weekend at the Wilhelmina-doc. On Friday night a dinner and a lunch on Sunday. Reservations are a must! That’s possible via
  11. Craving a movie night? These 6 Movies are the ones you want to see in theatres this month >>
  12. Nice: a Gigantic Open Air Flea Market in the Olympisch Stadion. That’s there this Sunday and that means you can search for that one (or several ;-) ) great finds! Check the Facebook event here.
  13. Strolling around the market at the Ten Katemarkt? Then visit Van De Markt for a coffee or something sweet (a raw vegan avocado lime pie for example ;-) )!
  14. Craft beers and tasty food at El Jefe’s Wild West Brew Fest at the Westerdoksdijk this Saturday and Sunday. Here you’ll find breweries like Troost, Gebrouwen door Vrouwen, Oedipus and many more. Check the Facebook event with all the info here.
  15. Is the Amsterdamse Terrassen Festival already noted in your schedule? This might be the best new comer of last year >>
  16. The Artis zoo is hosting Zoomeravonden every Saturday in the summer months. There are also performances by several artists during the evening. Click here for the Facebook event.
  17. Drinks this weekend? YES PLEASE! At these 18 x Best spots for drinks in De Pijp you’re good to go >>
  18. This Saturday there’s a new edition of the Mercatormarkt at, surprise surprise, the Mercatorplein! Lots of market stalls of course, but also street theatre, a carousel and more. Check the Facebook event here.
  19. YES, the sun is shining and you want to grab a bite out on a terrace? Check out our 38 x Restaurants with a terrace in every neighborhood of Amsterdam >>
  20. Are you leaving Amsterdam for the weekend and going to the shore? These 31 x Beach clubs in The Netherlands are the spots to have on your radar >>
  21. Have you already set the dates of De Parade 2018 in your schedule? This event in August 2018 remains the best closure of the summer.
  22. TIP: The World Press Photo Exhibition in De Nieuwe Kerk is still in full swing. Have you already been there? Check the Facebook event here.
  23. Hotspots The Hoxton is turning three years old and they’re celebrating this with an elaborate brunch on Sunday. There will also be a live jazz band, lots of delicious food and course and drinks like mimosas. Check the Facebook event here.
  24. Nice: the Pure Market is back this Sunday in the Amstelpark. Buy things here and go for a picknick in the park, of shop for stuff at home. You’ll also find terraces where you can have a seat, and for the kids there’s a carousel and a live band. Check the Facebook event here.
  25. At Lokaal Edel they’re having a nice Boozy Brunch again this Sunday. For € 14,50 pp you’re getting all sort of bites to share on the table, from savory to sweet. There will also be lots of mimosas and prosecco, and enough alcohol free options. Click here for the Facebook event.
  26. Do you also love to go out for a nice lunch? If so, you’ll definitely want to know these 27 x Lunch hotspots in Amsterdam West >>
  27. Neighbourhood hotspot TapZuid has a Beer Festival this Saturday. In the cosy Maasstraat they have several craft beers, and short ribs of the grill. Tasty! Click here for the Facebook event.
  28. Have you already been here? An exposition by Van Der Laan De Mooiste Stad in the Amsterdam Museum! Check the Facebook event here with more info.
  29. We LOVE Bali! And they also love it at Mama Makan. This Sunday there’s another Indonesian Bali brunch with dishes like Gado Gado or a soto soup that you can put together yourself. Nice! Click here for the Facebook event with all the info.
  30. Would you like to stay up to date of all the spots that are opening soon? Then keep an eye on our ‘Coming Soon‘ list!
  31. Something different on Saturday for a chance, like a Cheese Souffle Party 2.0 at the SkateCafe. After a successful edition last year this spot will be transformed yet again into an all night snackbar for one evening. Including frikadellen eating contests, and music of course. Check the Facebook event here with all the info..
  32. Nice for every age: The Roast Cookout Party. Entrance is free, and there’s a special kids corner, stand-up comedy and lots of food (and an unlimited BBQ!). It’s this Sunday in the Noorderpark starting for 2.30PM. Check the Facebook event here.

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Amsterdam Bucketlist
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!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
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
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.
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.

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