Welcome to the weekend! And to be fair, the weather out there gets us in the mood for long Netflix marathons and not really for anything else… BUT I still gathered the top 10 tips for you with activities in Amsterdam for this weekend. I will mostly be busy organising my closet and getting rid of stuff before we have to move out for the renovation. My mornings will be filled with this and then we will go out for the afternoon because there is a lot going on in the city that we don’t want to miss. Want to find out what? In this new Amsterdam Weekend Guide for August 16, 17 & 18 augustus I have listed 10 great tips for you. Enjoy!
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10 X THE BEST TIPS FOR THIS WEEKEND IN AMSTERDAM
❶ Always fun: watching a movie outdoors! The Pluk de Nacht film festival is going on till August 25 and like previous years, it’s at Stenen Hoofd. Check out the program and reserve your beach chair here >>
❷ Saturday August 17 it’s time for the yearly Prinsengracht concert and believe me, this is a big happening! The concert will be held in front of the Pulitzer hotel and is completely free, but if you want the best spot, come early. Read all about it in the Facebook event >>
❸ Feel like treasure hunting at the IJ-hallen? This weekend the biggest flea market in Europe returns at the NDSM-grounds on Saturday and Sunday. More info via the Facebook event >>
| FOODIE TIP: Last week was our third time having dinner via 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 € 24,95 you can book a 2 course dinner in Amsterdam 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 >>
❹ YESSSSSS De Parade is back in Amsterdam! So this means drinks with friends and lots of cool shows to go and watch. Want to find out more? Check out all the info about De Parade here >>
❺ RAUW by Razmataz returns this Sunday August 18. And if you know what this means, then you know that you will be enjoying the best steak tartare here starting from € 10,-. Want to know more? Check out the Facebook event >>
| AMSTERDAM TIPS: did you check out all these articles yet? Bar Hout, Redbone, Dok du Nord, Karaat, Stan & Co, Bam Boa, Cabrón, Pacific, Matcha Mafia, Sjefietshe, Meat & Greek, Spectrum, Nazka, Baohuis, Kim Chi Wow, Restaurant Watergang, Hola Poke, 19 x internationale restaurants in Amsterdam, The Hoxton New York, Ron Gastrobar Downtown, Nnea, The Bab, Buurthaven, Naylor’s, The Lebanese Sajeria, Aesop & Aziatische High Tea.
❻ The Pure Market is back at the Amsterdam forest this Sunday! Go for a nice walk first and then come here for drinks and snacks. Check out the location and times in the Facebook event >>
❼ Perfect for rainy weather: a high wine over at Rayleigh & Ramsay on the Overtoom. With a glass of crémant and great bites for € 17,50 p.p. More info via the Facebook event >>
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❽ Winehouse SOMM is hosting their Sunday Aperitivo this Sunday from 4pm where you can come and enjoy a glass of wine and some shared dishes. Want to be sure you get a table? Make a reservation! More info via the Facebook event >>
❾ After the success of their ‘crab fest’, Frank’s Smoke House is hosting their ‘lobster fest’ this Sunday between 12pm and 6pm. With loads of dishes that have lobster as their leading ingredient. Read all about it in the Facebook event >>
❿ Brunch with unlimited bubbles? Come over to the Bottomless Brunch at ‘Ons Huis’ in the beautiful hotel Mercier in the Jordaan. Find out all about this brunch >>
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YOURLBB’S SUMMER TIPS
- CULTURE TIP: Ever been to the Moco? It’s one of our favourite museums in Amsterdam for modern art. From the cool work of street artist Banksy to the Moco Masters and several temporary exhibitions. Right now they are hosting an exclusive exhibition from Yayoi Kusama where a complete room is decorated all in her distinctive style. Aside from that you can also enjoy an exhibition by Daniel Arsham and let’s not forget about the pink palm trees in the garden that are totally the new Insta hotspot! Buy your tickets online with a discount >>
- How often do you think about the future of food and what will be on your plate in 2015? Last week I attended the event ‘Voedsel van morgen’ in the new De Studio at Nemo Science Museum. A great exhibition that really gives you food for thoughts. Food in powder form made from your own DNA? What? Click here for more info and opening hours >>
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Misschien wel het allerbeste nieuws van deze week! BH90120, mijn favoriete serie uit de 90’s, is vanaf donderdag 8 augustus terug op de buis bij FOX met een reboot. Vroeger miste ik geen enkele aflevering, was Brenda mijn stijlicoon en was ik stiekem verliefd op Dylan (R.I.P.). Deze nieuwe dramaserie geeft een kijkje in de echte levens van de toenmalige cast met hilarische terugblikken. Je begrijpt: ik zit ieder donderdag om 21.00 uur klaar of ga de herhaling kijken op zondagavond om 19.00 uur (weet je nog? De originele BH90210 avond!). Wie was jouw favoriet uit de originele serie? #BH90210 @fox_nederland #yourlbbcollab
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