The last weekend of August. Traditionally the weekend of the Uitmarkt that gives the go-ahead for the next season. The stores are slowly packed with Teddy coats and boots. I love the seasons, but this weekend I definitely have mixed feelings about it. Another summer that has flown by. As if the sun feels it too, we will be rewarded with tropical temperatures this weekend. To enjoy the last weekend of August even more. Maybe with a picnic in the park, a late evening with a dinner on a terrace or on one of the rooftops in the city This weekend is also a weekend of many last chances. The last time ZOOmeravond in Artis, the last weekend of the Amsterdam Forest Theater and De Parade. Secretly I am looking forward to a new season. A season full of restaurant openings, new hotels and events. But first enjoy summer in the city for one last time! Do you already know what you are going to do? In the new Amsterdam Weekend Guide for August 23, 24 & 25 I have again listed 10 favourite tips for you. Lots of fun!
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10 X THE BEST TIPS FOR THIS WEEKEND IN AMSTERDAM
❶ From August 23 to 25 you will get a taste of the new cultural season during the Uitmarkt. This year you can find the Uitmarkt on Museumplein and Leidseplein. Check the Facebook event for the complete line-up>>
❷ A few years ago I was already tipped about Het Hem. A kind of NDSM yard-like site in Zaandam. I was a little skeptical, but I’m all in now. At Het Hem they opened restaurant Europa now, where you can eat an 8-course dinner (but secretly more) in an old shed omakase style at a bar overlooking the kitchen. I have your attention huh? Want to know more? Check it out here >>
❸ On Saturday, ‘Tropical East’ (Tropisch Oost) will be organised for the second time and the gardens of Hotel Arena Amsterdam, Generator Hostel Amsterdam, De Tropen and the KIT Royal Tropical Institute will be transformed into a mini festival with live music, good food and lots of tropical vibes. Admission is free! Check the line-up and the times in the Facebook event >>
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❹ Have you been to the pop-up restaurant of the Amsterdam city vineyard Chateau? Every weekend from Friday to Sunday open for a nice drink with tasty snacks. Want to know more? Check the Facebook event for all details >>
❺ Sunday August 25 between 3 and 7 pm it is time again for Zilte Zondag. You know what that means. Oyster slurping for € 1,- at Razmataz! Check the address in the Facebook event >>
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❻ Fancy an extensive lunch with very tasty food? If you have not yet been to Ron Gastrobar Downtown, do it at least once for sure. I think it is one of the nicest places to have an long lunch at the weekend with delicious Indonesian food. This Sunday with live performances! Check out the Facebook event for all info >>
❼ Another nice lunch on Sunday, at another address that we keep returning to, is Celsius Sunday at C. Amsterdam on the Wibautstraat. This time in a Spanish atmosphere and also 4 or 5 courses on the terrace. Want to know more? Check the Facebook event >>
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❽ Pssssst … a new pop-up restaurant has opened in Amsterdam that sounds very promising. Restaurant Rust (named after chef Bobby Rust who, among other things, cooked at Bridges and Ron Gastrobar) is opening a pop-up in Restaurant Czaar. Want to know more? Go to the Facebook event >>
❾ This weekend, the Pure Markt lands in Park Frankendael with a lot of stalls full of goodies. To take home, or to eat directly at a picnic or drink in the park. Check out the times and the location in the Facebook event >>
❿ This is the last weekend of the open-air film festival Pluk de Nacht at the Stenen Hoofd. If you ask me, this weekend will have the perfect weather to catch a movie from a lazy beach chair. Check out all the details here >>
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