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Amsterdam Weekend Guide

Amsterdam Weekend Guide for August 24, 25 and 26

23 August 2018

28 tips for this weekend in the amsterdam weekend guide

WEEKEND! And even though it looks like we’ve really said goodbye to summer weather… that doesn’t mean that we all have to stay inside. On the contrary! As this weekend is the weekend of the Amsterdam Terrassen Festival, but also of the Asian Food Festival Umami in the Oosterpark. And let’s not forget that De Parade is also still going strong… so even though the sun might not be shining, this is definitely one of those weekends that should last a little longer than two days. At least for me, I already have trouble making decisions on what to do ;-).

Do you already have plans for the weekend? Here’s a brand new weekend guide for you including 29 tips that you definitely will want to check out. Because… plans are always bound to change! Have fun with the tips from the Amsterdam Weekend Guide for August 24, 25 and 26.


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28 tips for things to do this weekend in Amsterdam

  1. Oh YES, we’ve been looking forward to this! This weekend is the weekend of the Amsterdamse Terrassen Festival! It’s already starting on Thursday and won’t stop till Sunday evening. What day are you going? Read all about this event here >>
  2. This weekend in the Geheime Tuin in the Oosterpark, it’s all about the Asian Food Festival Umami. Saturday and Sunday you can come here (free entrance!) for some delicious Asian bites. Read our blog about this event here >>
  3. Do you know the Belgian designer duo FAÇON JACMIN? Until August 26 you can visit their first pop-up store in Amsterdam where they present the new denim collection. Made of Japanese denim and produced in their atelier in Europe. You can find the pop-up store at the Gerard Doustraat 76! Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 am – 6 pm and on Thursday until 8.30 pm with drinks! Check out the Facebook event >>
  4. De Parade is still going strong in Amsterdam. Have you already been there? And will we see you at the sangria bar? ;-) Read our blog on the best closure of the summer here >>
  5. TIP: Before visiting De Parade, go have dinner at Amstel Boathouse. As they have a special Parade BBQ-menu, including entrance ticket for De Parade and a ticket for a show of your choice. Read all about it here >>
  6. ‘Bij óóóns… in de Jordaan!’ Oh yes, this weekend is also the weekend of the Jordaan Festival at the Marnixstraat. So Friday, Saturday and Sunday you will find the best Amsterdam performers here. As always, it’s free of entrance! Click here for the Facebook event.
  7. Dancing the day away for the last time at Thuishaven… this weekend is your last chance! At The Closing they’re partying one last time on Saturday and Sunday, after that you’ll have to wait until next summer… Click here for the Facebook event.
  8. Go out for a movie night this Saturday or Sunday. And by that we mean the movie night at PLUK de NACHT at Het Stenen Hoofd! This is an open air movie theatre where they’re showing lots of movies, and this is the last weekend. Check the Facebook event here with all the info.
  9. We’re still a fan after all these years: Justin Timberlake will be performing in the Ziggo Dome this Friday evening. You might think that it’s completely sold out, but that’s not the case! Both the official ticket sales as Ticketswap still have tickets. Check the Facebook event for info and tickets.
  10. Hotspot DOK Amsterdam is all about their Latin Food Festival this Saturday, Brazilian, Mexican, Caribbean or BBQ… YUM! With Latin American cocktails of course. Check the Facebook event here.
  11. Wanna go for a cultural trip? Then go to the Moco Museum! They’re having an exposition by Icy and Sot. These Iranian street artists are nicknamed the ‘Bansky of Iran’. Definitely recommended! TIP: If you buy your tickets online and use the code freeposter you’ll get a free poster to take home worth € 25,-! Check out the site for all the info.
  12. Are you into the real American music? Such as the real country or the best guitar riffs, because that’s what it’s all about at the Once In A Blue Moon Festival in the Amsterdamse Bos this Saturday. They’re promising authentic and traditional American music. Nice! Check the Facebook event here.
  13. Rooftop bars are FUN! Agree? Then go to Nemo, that is open till 9PM every evening this summer and has free entrance. Extra tip: go on a Thursday evening, because they have some live music as well. Nice! Read our blog about it here >>
  14. Craving a movie night? These are the 8 x Netflix movies and series you want to watch >>
  15. In the Amsterdamse Bostheater they’re doing the play De Meeuw until September 8. This is a play originally by Anton Tsjechov. A comedy about all the attempts to create some meaning to life. Fun to do on a summer evening! Check the site for all the dates and more info.
  16. We’ll never forget him: The King Of Pop, also known as Michael Jackson. And the Paradiso is definitely not forgetting him either and even devotes its entire Saturday evening to him. Besides that all of his hits will be played, they’ll also show his videoclips and even have a Thriller ‘scare zone’. Check the Facebook event for all the info.
  17. The Happy Feelings party is often held in the Chin Chin Club, but this Saturday they’re going on a trip. On a boat that is. The Supperclub Cruise will take you on a boat ride while dancing to the best hits. Click here for the Facebook event.
  18. 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.
  19. The Tropenmuseum has another great exposition, named Things That Matter. As the name already suggests, they’re exhibiting personal belongings that matter a lot to different kinds of people. This differs per culture for example, and it gives an interesting image of people. Check our blog on this exposition here >>
  20. Do you already know Café Cliché? Tasty and delicious in a nice atmosphere in East >>
  21. A fit Sunday combined with a tasty brunch? That’s possible at The College Hotel! It starts at 10.30AM and then you will go for a run at the Run & Brunch. You can choose between 5k or 10k and afterwards you’re going for a brunch. Check the Facebook event for more info.
  22. Doesn’t matter what the weather’s like: the Pure Market is happening this Sunday. Perhaps it’s not going to be a picknick but they also have a nice terrace. And of course delicious bites, to eat there or to take home. This edition is being held in Park Frankendael. Check the Facebook event here.
  23. Comedian Martijn Koning has a new show prepared and is doing some try-outs in Toomler. Nice! Want to be there? Check the Facebook event.
  24. Amsterdam has a new all-day spot! Café Beis has opened its doors close to the Vondelpark >>
  25. A lot has been written about it already, and the reviews are not really consistent. But of course the best thing to do is go see it for yourself! I’m talking about the Blind Date show in the DeLaMar Theater with exes Katja Schuurman and Thijs Römer. There are still tickets available for several shows. Check the Facebook event for the schedule and tickets.
  26. 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.
  27. This is also the weekend of the Uitmarkt in Amsterdam. This marks the start the cultural season of 2018 – 2019. You can find everything that has to do with culture; from literature, to dance and acting. Check the site for all the info.
  28. Rain or no rain, Jazz at the Plantage is always a nice event to go to. Students of the Conservatorium will be performing this Saturday and Sunday, and meanwhile you can take place in the grass. But just to be sure, bring an umbrella ;-). Check the Facebook event here.
  29. 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!

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