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Amsterdam Weekend Guide

Amsterdam Weekend Guide for April 27, 28 and 29

25 April 2018

tips for kingsday and more in this amsterdam weekend guide

YES, one of the best days of the year is coming around. Oh yes, Kingsday! The weather forecasts are not that good unfortunately, but let’s not let it rain on our parade, right? We’ve already made several lists for you for this day. How about the 24 Best markets in Amsterdam, de ultimate partyguide for Kingsday and if you’re more into the evening parties we have the best parties on Kingsnight lined up for you. But of course there are lots of other things to do this weekend. How about a Bloody Mary Pop-Up Bar or the April parties on the Nieuwmarkt? These tips and more can be found in this Amsterdam Weekend Guide for April 27, 28 and 29. Enjoy!


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 tips for things to do this kings weekend in amsterdam

  1. Lovers of Bloody Mary, this one’s for you! Ketel One is opening a Bloody Mary Pop-Up Bar from April 26 till April 29 with over 40 Bloody Mary’s. The location is still a secret… exciting! Click here for the Facebook event with more info.
  2. YES, Kingsday. Do you already know what to do? Check out the ultimate Kingsday guide with the best parties here!
  3. Of course we didn’t skip Kingsnight either and also made a party guide for that evening!
  4. At Jansz you can again bring your entire family this Sunday at the Family Sunday. For the parents they have delicious food but they’ve also thought of the kids, as they have an entire entertainment room (with supervision!). Check the Facebook event here.
  5. YOU’LL WANT TO SEE THIS: The “My Name Is Prince” exposition can be visited up until June 8th in the Beurs van Berlage. Read all about this unique exposition on the life of pop legend Prince here >>
  6. Did you go all out on Kingsday and are you now too hungover and tired to do anything else this weekend? Completely understandable of course and that’s why we’ve made a list of the 11 x Netflix series you want to have seen for you!
  7. The spring has really started! And what is there to do in our city with this nice weather? Check out our 21 x Tips to celebrate the Spring in Amsterdam!
  8. Nice: The World Press Photo Exhibition in De Nieuwe Kerk is still going. Have you already been there? Click here for the Facebook event.
  9. Let our your inner nightingale at the Duke of Tokyo! They have several booths, for 4 to 25 persons. Nice!
  10. The April parties are happening this weekend at the Nieuwmarkt. Go for a round on the carousel, eat some tapas or just go for a drink: everything is possible. Check the Facebook event here.
  11. NOW OPEN: New seafood hotspot Zeewater has opened its doors on the Noordermarkt!
  12. This Sunday there’s normally not a market, but they’re making an exception this weekend at the Dappermarkt. They’re having the Voorjaarsmarkt then! Nice to do on your free Sunday to take a stroll around the market. Click here for the Facebook event.
  13. This festival is one you don’t want to miss! Camp Moonrise Festival is a new concept that has something for everyone.
  14. Kingsday can be quite a day and at the Metropolitain they understand that completely. That’s why they’re beginning on Saturday morning at 9AM with The Day After. They’re serving, in collaboration with Ketel One Vodka, a breakfast cocktail with wodka and Vitamin C. Super healthy ;-). Check the Facebook event here.
  15. The Sunday Market can be found on the recently renewed Rokin this Sunday. A different location for a change than the Westergasterrein! In the middle of the city, but close to the water, you can find the best items and food items here. Click here for the Facebook event.
  16. To be fair, it’s officially not in the weekend anymore, but I really wanted to share this tip with you: on Monday you can go see the documentary De Wilde Stad in Het Ketelhuis. How? By showing a selfie with your cat at the door. Nice!
  17. Do you already know which Food Festivals you’re going to attend this year in Amsterdam? Check out our ultimate Food Festival Guide of 2018!
  18. At Dichter onder de Tram they have a poet do a reading every two months in the Vondelpark (close to the Van Baerlestraat). This Sunday is the next edition! It starts at 8PM. Check the Facebook event here.
  19. Jeans brand Denham is collaborating with Ink District this Saturday. What’s the deal? At every purchase of a Denham product you receive a tattoo. Make sure to read the conditions! Check out the Facebook event here with more info.
  20. The season of asparagus has started and they’re celebrating it at Envy! Enjoy an extensive eight course dinner that’s full with asparagus and surprising combinations. Check out the Facebook event with more info here.
  21. 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!
  22. Feel like meeting up with friends this weekend? How about: one of these best coffee bars in AmsterdamOr at one of these nice wine bars?

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and make sure to not forget these tips…

  1. Feel like going for a walk this weekend and discover a new neighbourhood? Check out the best spots around the Stadionplein!
  2. Would you like to visit a sunny terrace this weekend, but you don’t know which one to pick? Click here for our list with the 74 best terraces in Amsterdam in every neighbourhood!
  3. Like to make some cultural trips this April? Check out our list with expositions you can visit this month!
  4. Don’t have any inspiration on what to do? Check out our Amsterdam Bucketlist with 56 things you’d want to have done at least once in your life!
  5. Tip: We have many more lists! Check them here >>

Amsterdam Bucketlist
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>

Our favourite hotels:
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

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I really hope you enjoy your time in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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