THESE ARE THE BEST TIPS FOR FUN ACTIVITIES IN AMSTERDAM THIS WEEKEND
You might be away for a long weekend getaway, or maybe you are actually spending the Easter weekend in our amazing city of Amsterdam. Where ever your are, the weather is absolutely amazing this weekend so I am super excited for that. We will be taking our brand new Peugeot 2008 for a night away in Lille. I can’t wait, because I have a long list of hotspots to visit! Of course you can follow all of my adventures on Instagram Stories via @YOURLBB and @TRAVELKIDS.CO!
There are cool Easter-brunches- & dinners everywhere in the city. Also, do you already know what you are doing for Kingsday? A super cool pop-up bar will open it’s doors and there are more than 26 flea markets and of course more than enough fun parties in April 27 .
In this new Amsterdam Weekend Guide for April 19, 20, 21 and 22 I have listed the 10 most fun tips voor you guys, so you are certain of yet another great weekend in our favourite city!
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10 BEST TIPS FOR THIS WEEKEND IN AMSTERDAM
❶ Go to PARK Restaurant at Hotel Arena to celebrate Easter in style. They are serving a speciaal 3-course Easter menu for € 35,-! Start with asperges with a pouched egg and then enjoy their lams chop with lukewarm potato salad and the Easter egg made out of chocolate and filled with eggnog bavarois. Make your reservation via parkcafe-restaurant.nl >>
SUPER NICE: The little ones can come along and do some classic egg painting on first and second Easter day. And for the ‘big kids’ they are hiding 13 gold eggs in the Oosterpark on both days. Found one? Then you get a voucher for a free drink for one person!
❷ You want to know about this brand new service that I discovered! From now on you don’t loose precious family or chill time in the weekend by having to do laundry, because the people from the Miele Laundry Club will come and pick your laundry up from your home and they will return it clean and ironed at your doorstep within 48-hours. Followers of Your Little Black Book get a discount of € 10,- on their first order with the code: code ylbb10 Find out more about this service in this blogpost >>
❸ OOOH YES! Last week we found out that on of our favourite spots Roest will open back up at their old location at Oostenburg. This makes us happy! So go and kick your shoes off in the sand and enjoy a flammküchen with a beer in the sun. Want to know more? Read all about it in this blog >>
❹ You probably haven’t been to Magna Plaza a lot recently, but believe me, this is about to change! Not for the shops, but for the newly opened The Food Department. This good looking food hall is found on the top floor and we are excited! More info about the openings weekend in their Facebook event >>
❺ You will find the coolest market of the weekend at Ruigoord. This location is perfect for festivals too btw! So keep that in mind for sure! This Saturday 20 and Sunday 21, you can go here for the Ruigmarkt. Free entrance and sooo many cool shops and stands with items from designers and artists, and of course there will be plenty of good food available. Or maybe even join on of the workshops? Read more about the line up of Ruigmarkt here >>
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❻ Want to kick of the weekend with drinks on the Friday afternoon? Then go to Edelwise in ‘Het Sieraad’. A concept that doesn’t really need any explaining we think! Cheers! More info and times in the Facebook event >>
❼ Did you already check out my list with the 31 spots for Easter–brunches- en dinners on first and second Easter day? From bottomless brunches to brunches for the whole family. Check out all 31 tips here and maybe you’re still on time to book a table somewhere! >>
❽ This week we don’t have along list of oyster events for you, but just in case you are going out for some nice cava this Friday, then definitely go to Alex + Pinard where you can also enjoy their oysters! Read all about the time and location here >>
❾ Did you here? Last week was the kick off of World Press Photo in Amsterdam. From April 13 till July 7 you can come to the Nieuwe Kerk to enjoy this amazing event. More info and where to score tickets >>
❿ We can take it easy this weekend and sleep in, so going out partying is perfect! Like all years, the Easter weekend marks the official kick off of the festival season and there are the coolest parties in our book. Be sure to check out Ticketswap for lastminute tickets!
⋙ DGTL on the NDSM-werf. More info >>
⋙ Awakenings weekender. More info >>
⋙ Thuishaven easter-weekender. More info >>
Our newest lists
⋙ Chateau Amsterdam, our very own city vineyard in Noord, is hosting a tasting and a tour every Saturday.Join them for a tasting of 4 different wines, paired with 4 different cheeses for € 19,50. Want to know more and make a reservation? Find all details in their Facebook event >>
⋙Going to a museum before or after your lunch date is always a good idea. And of course I rounded up the coolest ones for you to go and check out! I have the annual museum card which allows you to visit most museums in the Netherlands ‘ for free’. Don’t feel like waiting in long lines? Book your tickets online!e!
- The last few months I have been collection art for the house. I spotted a cool exhibition that I want to share with you guys! The Hoxton is hosting the exhibition of Anne Mei Poppe through the middle of May, where you can check out her ‘one line drawings’ plus purchase them from the artist herself. Want to know more? Read all about it here >>
- Did you already check out Cool Japan in the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam? A recommendation for everyone that has been to Japan (you will see a lot of memories flash by) or that wants to go here soon to scratch this great country of the bucket list. Read all about this exhibition here >>
- Going outside in cities to spot street art is super cool, and the weather is definitely getting better for that. But we have some pretty amazing exhibitions in our city that I feel like would be a shame to miss out on. That’s why you should go to the MOCO museum. With lots of pieces by the famous Banksy, but they are also hosting a new exhibition with work by the New York artist Daniel Arsham.
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THINGS TO DO:
⋙ 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!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ 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:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ 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
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ 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.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ 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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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.
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Anne de Buck