Amsterdam Weekend Guide for August 8, 9 &10

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Amsterdam Weekend Guide for August 8, 9 & 10!

7 August 2014

Amsterdam Weekend Guide for August 8, 9 & 10!

August is always a great month to be in Amsterdam. So much to do!  This weekend the Parade kicks off and there are plenty of festivals and open air movies to check out. This weekend I’m in Ibiza for a short break! Will keep you posted on Twitter and Instagram (@yourlbb).

Every Friday I’m a guest on Amsterdam FM where I share my favourite things to do in the Amsterdam Weekend Guide. Enjoy the weekend!

– Now open! New summer hotspot Waterkant.

– Fresh and made to order Mexican fast-food at the Salsa Shop. So good!!

– Two new restaurants at De Hallen! You can now wine and dine at Meat West (open in 2 weeks) and Halte3 (now open).

– Neo bistro style food and the new food hotspot Bistro Noord at the NDSM wharf.

– Always fun on Sunday! The Pure Markt at the Amstelpark in Amsterdam. For food and drinks with friends.

– Did you see our list with 48 terraces in 6 different neighbourhoods yet? Check it here!

Lobster Sunday BBQ at Vis aan de Schelde. All summer long!

– 10 hotspots that are perfect for super hot summer weather. From urban beach to rooftop. Check them here!

– Coming soon:
* George Burger Bistro
* De Foodhallen

– A great experience for cocktail lovers: Copper Kettle Serve. After New York and London you can enjoy this experience at some of our favourite cocktail bars in Amsterdam: Hugo’s, Franklin, Dvars, Vesper and Tales & Spirits.

– Going for lunch or coffee this weekend? Check out our top picks of 20 new places that opened the last few months!

– Spend the Sunday afternoon on the patio at Trouw. From 4 pm you can enjoy the pizza club there for dinner!

&Samhoud Places has a new foodie concept on Sunday! Feel Good Sunday between 12 and 5 pm. Cocktails, oysters, burgers, seafood, Live Music and DJ Beats. Check the Facebook page here!

– If you need some restaurant inspiration check out these 20 new restaurant hotspots in Amsterdam. Have fun on your next dinner date!

– Always great for some good healthy food on Saturday or Sunday: my 10 favourite healthy hotspots here.

– Do you have your own boat? Check out Bluespoon on Board for the best take out on the Prinsengracht!

Vuurtoreneiland is back! You can now book your dinner at this very special restaurant at an island near Amsterdam.

Two tips for a great weekend brunch. Brunch is hot in Amsterdam!
* Saturday and Sunday you can book your spot on G’s (former G&T’s) brunch boat! Sailing at 11 am or 13.30 pm. Reservations via
* Bennys and Marys are back at Struik this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. More info here.

– 3 pop-up restaurants in Amsterdam! Foyer (LOVE this place!!), Henk (until December 2014) and InStock. ENJOY!

– Best oyster happy hours in Amsterdam! Every Saturday and Sunday between 3 – 7 pm at Hugo’s Bar & Kitchen. All oysters for only € 1,-! Great deal right?! And soooo NY ;-).

– Nothing better than shopping at the weekly farmers markets in Amsterdam. Our Saturday favourites!


– Tip for everyone who needs to eat glutenfree! A store where everything is glutenfree.

– Have you been to the pop-up shop of Ace & Tate at Hôtel Droog yet? You can try on all the frames of this cool eyewear brand that’s usually only available online. Read all about the pop-up here.

Anna + Nina, one of my favourite concept stores in Amsterdam opened a 2nd location. More info here.

– Not new, but newly discovered by me ;-). Cosmania at the Herenstraat for beautiful beauty brands. Check out the blog to win Cowshed products.

– At the Thuyskamer all products are for sale. And the good news is that everything is made from re-used materials. Great concept.

– Gekaapt at the Kinkerstraat is the latest pop-up by the guys from the Jan Eef.

– Drie of my favourite vintage shops in Amsterdam:
* Tatski & Kar at Koningsstraat 27a.
* Libertine is a gallery slash store for vintage curiosities at the Prinsengracht.
Kaufhaus is a cool vintage clothing and furniture store at the Sweelinckstraat 21 in Amsterdam.

– I blogged about many other cool stores that opened the doors this years. Discover 5 other new stores in Amsterdam here.


– Watch a movie in the open air at the cool festival Pluk de Nacht!

– More open air movies at theater and restaurant Oostblok in August (every Friday). August 8: The Dresser!

– Theater festival De Parade is back in town! Until the end of August at the Martin Luther kingpark in Amsterdam. Close to Cotignac, so swing by for a wine there.

– Cool photo expo at gallery Polyester in Amsterdam: Kiss me deadly! With raw pictures of from American newspapers in the 60s and photos of 50s pin-up Betty Page. until September 7.

– Are you going on a date soon? Why not check out one of the summer sessions at North Sea Jazzclub in Amsterdam West?

– Live concerts at the Amsterdamse Bos. All summer long at the open air theater in the forest! Yay :-).

– Every summer one of my fav things to do! The ZOOmer avonden at Artis.

– New expo at the Stadsarchief. Vintage Amsterdam photos by legend Ed van er Elsken. Until September 14.

– Floor 17 does Rooftop Movie Nights! Imagine watching a movie at 85 meters high. Tickets include popcorn and a drink. Make sure to check the schedule if there’s a movie playing this weekend.

– The Vondelpark Openluchttheater (open air theater) is back in business every Sunday! Check the website for the latest artists.


– If you like photography check out the new expo at the Tropenmuseum: Masters of Photography with the best pictures from National Geographic photographers. Until October 19.

– Two new expositions in photo museum FOAM:
* Larry Clark – Tulsa & Teenage Lust – until September 12
* Don’t Stop Now: Fashion Photography Next – until September 7

– NEW photo expo at Felix and Foam! 5 years of talent is all about the young photography talents from The Netherlands. Until September 30.

– Did you know that the Van Gogh Museum is open till late every Friday? To me it feels very NY where the Guggenheim museum hosts cool parties during the weekend nights.


– Festival update: Appelsap festival (Saturday), Landjuweel (until August 10) and Gaasper pleasure (weekender)

– My favourite clubs in Amsterdam for techno: Studio 80, CanvasClub Trouw.

Club Odeon has a cool new club night on Friday: Nachtdieren!

– A bit older crowd, great tunes and good vibe: Disco Dolly.

My long list of hotspots that I’ve been to recently or that are top of my mind!

– New on the Wibautstraat: Stek! For breakfast, lunch and afternoon drinks.

– Betty Blue is a cool new pastry store in the city center which is all about sweet stuff. Yum!

– Lite / Dark has a new location at the Zeedijk! With delicious gazpacho, raw cheesecake, quiche and ice cream. Read the full blog here!

– Have you been to Canvas op de 7e for dinner yet? Great view over Amsterdam and affordable food. We like! Check the blog here.

– Italian food and gluten free proof, that’s cool looking Bocconi at the Spaarndammerstraat.

– New pizza studio in town! Pistache is the new restaurant concept at the location where the Lobster House used to be.

– Officially open: brasserie style restaurant Nacional by Casper Reinders. Read our full report here!

– Porter Bar & Kitchen is the newest hotspot in Amsterdam Old South. From lunch to dinner!

– Salad bar SLA opened a 3rd location in Amsterdam. SLA Zuidas serves you lunch and breakfast during business hours. Yay!

Check the overview with 20 new restaurants that opened the last 3 months here.

– Rooftop bar and restaurant Canvas opened the doors again last week! Beautiful view over Amsterdam East and delicious dishes.

– New summer hotspot in Amsterdam North! Cafe De Ceuvel is crowd funded. How cool! Another great summer spot in Amsterdam North is De Tolhuistuin.

– Some of my fav restaurants I always go back to: Rijsel, De LuwteAan de Amstel and Wilde Zwijnen.

PS: more hotspots are in the Amsterdam Little Black Book. A city guide to Amsterdam with the best restaurants, shops and things to do. Always new addresses coming up so check out your online Little Black Book daily for the latest hotspots in town!

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