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Amsterdam Weekend Guide for April 5, 6 & 7

3 April 2019


Weekend! And that means time to unwind after a busy week. When I’m writing this weekend guide, the weather reports show that it will be a very nice weekend with loads of sun. Can’t wait to chill on a patio of some nice restaurant downtown, or walk around in my summer jacket and visit a cool market. After a couple insanely busy weekends, this wil be the first weekend where I have absolutely nothing planned. And boy does that feel good. I highly recommend keeping one weekend per month completely free of plans, so you have time to relax, make spontaneous plans and just wander around through the city with no agenda. Big chance you will find us at one of the tips from this week’s weekend guide. In this new Amsterdam Weekend Guide for April 5, 6 & 7 I have 10 great tips for you for fun activities this weekend in Amsterdam with friends or your lover. Enjoy!

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❶ Sundays are for brunch with friends! And this Sunday April 7 you can do that at Meneer Nieges during their Spring edition of Let There Be Brunch. The ultimate lazy brunch with the most delicious Ketel One Bloody Mary’s & Espresso Martini’s. For just €25,- you get a 3 course brunch, including a Ketel One Bloody Mary or an Espresso Martini! There are games and music too. Want another cocktail? You can order one extra Bloody Mary or Espresso Martini for € 5,-. They will be working with two shifts: from 11.30a, – 1.30pm and from 2.30pm – 4.30pm. Want to book a table? Buy your ticket via this link or send an email to evenement@meneernieges.nl. More information about the Facebook event >>

❷ If you love Scandinavian brands, then you want to go to the  New Market sample sale in the Diamond Factory this weekend. With brands like:  Baum und PferdgartenDante 6ModströmSessùnLeon & HarperNotes du Nord and LEÏ 1984 will have huge discounts on April 5 & 6.  Check out the blog with additional information >>

❸ 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 >>

❹ We think that this might be the last weekend that the beautiful Sakura in the Amsterdamse Bos will be blooming. The Japanese cherry blossom is in full bloom right now and if you ask me, is really a bucketlist thing to see in Amsterdam. In this blog you can find out all about these trees and where to find them >>

❺ Last week we had dinner at Spectrum** (previously know as Librije’s Zusje) for the first time and that was so A-MA-ZING. They opened their doors a few weeks ago with their new concept and I wrote a big blogpost all about this special night that you can now book at Spectrum. Click here for the review >>

 | BONUS TIP: Did you check out all these articles yet? Spectrum, Nazka, Baohuis, Kim Chi WowRestaurant Watergang, Hola Poke, 19 x internationale restaurants in Amsterdam, The Hoxton New YorkRon Gastrobar Downtown, NneaThe Bab, Buurthaven, Naylor’s, The Lebanese Sajeria, Aesop & Aziatische High Tea.

❻ Feel like going to a market this Sunday? The Sunday Market is back on April 7 april at the  Westergasfabriek with their Spring edition. Between 12pm and 6pm you can go here to shop at all the stands, have drinks with friends, get some fresh air after a long night out or just to enjoy the Spring sunshine in Amsterdam. Learn more about this market via their Facebook event >>

❼ Another cool thing for the Sunday, because on April 7 Cantina Nieuw West is opening their Summer season where they will open the doors 6 days a week again from breakfast till 7pm. A hidden treasure where you want to go to relax, and enjoy their special dishes straight from their garden.  Read all about this new spot here >>

❽ Vintage lovers and tr(e)ashure hunters can go all out this weekend at the IJ-hallen. Hundreds of boots will be ready to sell all their stuff this Saturday and Sunday, during the first outdoor edition of the year at the NDSM-terrein. Check for opening hours and location>>

❾ One of the best pre-loved fashion markets is back this weekend with their lovely Spring edition in  De Hallen. Saturday April 6 between 12pm and 6pm you can come and score your next festival outfit, at the Kloffiemarkt XL. Read more about the market and it’s participants >>

❿ Because you guys seem to love all the oyster events so much (based on all the click-throughs!). Here are the events for this weekend:

⋙ Friday // Frank’s Smoke House // € 1,- // More info & times >>

⋙ Saturday // Rayleigh & Ramsay // € 1.- // More info & times >>

⋙Saturday // The Good Companion // € 1,- // More info & times >>

⋙ Sunday // Maris Piper // 3 raw ones for € 5,- or 3 baked for € 7,50 // More  info & times >>

⋙Sunday // Ysbreeker // € 1,- // More info & times >>

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⋙ 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 >>

⋙This weather is perfect for museum days and checking out new exhibitions. 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!

  • 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 >>

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  • Going outside in cities to spot street art is super cool, but let’s be honest, the weather isn’t always great for that. 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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  • A must see: The Hilton in Amsterdam is hosting their new photo exhibition (until March 31) all about the famous Bed-in for Peace  by Beatle John Lennon and Yoko Ono. This week marks the 50th anniversary for the historic event of the iconic duo locking themselves into the Amsterdam hotelroom as a protest for world peace. The most special pictures by Nico Koster, Cor Jaring, Bert Sprenkeling, Govert de Roos and Claude Vanheye are on display. Free entrance! More info via the Facebook event >>


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