amsterdam weekend guide 31 augustus 1 2 september

Amsterdam Weekend Guide

Amsterdam Weekend Guide for August 31, September 1 and 2

30 August 2018

33 tips for this weekend in the amsterdam weekend guide

Oh my, time really does fly! This weekend is already the first weekend of September and I’m afraid it’s really time to say goodbye to Summer. But to be fair, we didn’t have much to complain about when it comes to Summer weather this year ;-). Personally, I can’t get enough of the sun and that’s why I’m going to a sunny destination – I’m going to Marrakech for a week! So excited for that and I also can’t wait to see the city. But don’t get too jealous, because there are lots of things to do in Amsterdam. Like the show De Meeuw in the Amsterdamse Bos, a street food festival, the Kloffie Market and this is already the last weekend of De Parade! And this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to our weekend tips ;-).

Do you already have plans for the weekend? Here’s a brand new weekend guide for you including 33 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 31, September 1 and 2.


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33 tips for things to do this weekend in Amsterdam

  1. Do you like streetfood? Then go to the Street Food Festival at DOK Amsterdam this Saturday or Sunday (or perhaps both of course)! Entrance is free and you can find all kinds of street food that you can imagine. Check the Facebook event here.
  2. If you’re even just a little bit of a party-goer you know this name: Fritz Kalkbrenner will be performing this Saturday in the Marktkantine. So that’s guaranteed to be a night full of dancing! Check the Facebook event for info and tickets.
  3. A nice way to close the weekend: the Boozy Sunday Brunch at Persijn. Between 12PM and 3PM they’ll serve Espresso Martinis and Bloody Marys, while enjoying all kinds of dishes – from oysters to pancakes or eggs! Click here for the Facebook event.
  4. The pop-up store of Analogie is only open this Saturday, so be quick! All the jewellery are handmade and they have an Amsterdam theme. Nice! You’ll find this store in De Pijp. Read our blog about it here >>
  5. LAST CHANCE! De Parade is having its last weekend 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 >>
  6. 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 >>
  7. This Saturday is the Kloffie Market in De Hallen. For both men and women, as they have many cute items that are all sustainable and not bad for the environment. Click here for the Facebook event with all the info.
  8. Spot RAZMATAZ is starting a new concept op Sunday: RAUW. The best steak tartare, exactly the way you like it. So that means you get to pick the sides and toppings to your liking! And next to it you of course drink a nice G&T or a nice glass of wine. Click here for the Facebook event.
  9. Nice: a big picknick in Artis! In collaboration with the botanical gardens and the Conservatorium – they’ll be students playing music on Sunday. With a little bit of luck the weather will be nice and we can enjoy ourselves on the grass. Check the Facebook event here.
  10. You can visit one of the last festivals of the season on Saturday at Thuishaven, namely Valtifest. The theme this year is ‘Limoland’ so you can go all out when it comes to getting dressed up! 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. Do you already have a trip planned to Rotterdam? If not, this is definitely a reason to do so anyway! Because the Foodhallen at the Kop van Zuid have opened its doors. Read all about it 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. Close the weekend in French style: go to Le Dimanche at The French Connection. Once a month, on the first Sunday, they’re serving a special five course menu for € 37,-. Reservations are a must! Click here for the Facebook event.
  17. Tapas meets theatre: Het TapasTheater is open for business! Read all about this great combination here >>
  18. It’s time for the Summer Sessions at The Volkshotel on the roof again. Bring your swimsuit, as there are jacuzzis and saunas! 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. This Sunday a tourguide of the Tropenmuseum will bring you along a food tour across the Javakwartier. You’ll stop by several spots in the East of Amsterdam where you’ll get sorts of bar bites. Nice! Check the Facebook event for all the info.
  21. We’ll never get bored of this: Brunch on Sunday. And especially not at hotspot HOPP. A nice green rooftop spot where you can cure your hangover this Sunday in the best way; with day drinking and tasty food ;-). Check the Facebook event for all the info!
  22. What’s your standard karaoke go-to song? In case it’s a song by Michael Jackson, you might want to visit Duke of Tokyo this Saturday. It was The King of Pop his birthday this week and they’re going to celebrate it here! Click here for the Facebook event.
  23. Do you already know monsieur.dame? This is the newest all-day spot in the Overtoomseveld!
  24. Let’s enjoy the summer while we still can at the Rooftop Movie Nights at Floor17. Watching a movie at 70 meters, take a blanket and a drink, what more could you possibly want on a Saturday evening? Check the Facebook event here.
  25. Flea Market lovers, pay attention! The Gigantic Flea Market is back in the Olympic Stadion this Saturday. Around 200 – 250 sellers, so you won’t get bored here anytime soon. Entrance is free! Check the Facebook event here.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. One of our favorite spots, Pikoteo, is the host of the Let There Be Brunch in collaboration with Ketel Vodka this Sunday. What to expect? A nice all-in brunch with cocktails and live music. Nice! Check the Facebook event here.
  29. YES, Bar Mimi is the newest spot of the Da Costabuurt >>
  30. Have you already been to the Kopstootbar? Indo spot Mister Makan is taking over their kitchen and is serving a tasty pop-up menu! Check the Facebook event for the complete menu and more info.
  31. The Sunday Market can be found at the Westergasterrein this Sunday! Perfect to score musthaves, but also to stop by for a drink or a bite. Entrance is free as always. Click here for the Facebook event.
  32. TIP: The Health Food Wall will open in the Kinkerstraat this weekend!
  33. 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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  1. Do you also have a hard time keeping them apart, the Negen Straatjes? Check  the 9 x Hotspots in the Huidenstraat here!
  2. Are you panning on crashing down on a terrace this weekend, but don’t know which one to pick? Click here for our list with the 9 x Best terraces in the city centre of Amsterdam!
  3. Do you feel like having a quiet weekend? Check out the 8 x Netflix series and movies you want to have seen!
  4. Don’t have any inspiration on what to do? Check out our Amsterdam Bucketlist with 58 things you’d want to have done at least once in your life!
  5. Tip: We have many more lists! Check them here >>


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