amsterdam weekend guide 2 3 4 augustus

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Amsterdam Weekend Guide for August 2, 3 & 4

1 August 2019

Happy weekend! Isn’t Amsterdam wonderful in the Summer? Normally I go away a lot during summertime, but this year my good intention to spend more time in and around Amsterdam seems to play out pretty well. You would almost think that Project Verbouwing and Project Redesign have anything to do with this. LOL.

Last week we finally picked our foodie dream kitchen! I will soon write an extensive blog in which I share all our tips & tricks and the choices we have made. The redesign of the site that we have been working on behind the scenes for months is finally moving towards the final phase and I am so excited to show you everything. This week I also updated the ABOUT page. If you have not been following Your Little Black Book for very long (or maybe you have!), you might like to read this.

Did you already make plans for the weekend? Wr are starting our Saturday at the Canal Parade, because of course this weekend Amsterdam is all about PINK and love! After that we might go for a picnic in our Artis zoo during their ZOOmeravond and Sunday we are taking out our bikes to go for a brunch in  Noord! In this new Amsterdam Weekend Guide for August 2, 3 & 4 augustus I have listed 10 great tips for you. Enjoy!

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❶ Saturday between 12.30pm and 5.30pm the canals of Amsterdam will host the biggest party of the year during Canal Parade. Want to learn more about the route of the boats? Check the Pride website for the best spots to go and support and party >>

❷ Continue the party from 5pm at Pride City Beach over at the new city beach DOK in Amsterdam East. Check out the Facebook event for all details >>

❸ Another great afterparty during pride will be hosted at Nieges right on the IJ. Starts at 6pm and will go on till late. All details in the Facebook event >>

❹ We are kicking off the Pride weekend on Friday during HeBiHo Vrijmibo on the Amstelveld. This party is always great fun and a perfect way to start the weekend with drinks in the outdoors. Check here for location and times >>

❺ Great news for lovers of markets, because this Sunday the Sunday Market returns to Westergas. Between 12pm and 6pm. Check here for more info about all the stands >>

 | AMSTERDAM TIPS: did you check out all these articles yet? Bar HoutRedbone, Dok du Nord, Karaat,  Stan & Co, Bam Boa, Cabrón, Pacific, Matcha Mafia, SjefietsheMeat & Greek, Spectrum, Nazka, Baohuis, Kim Chi WowRestaurant Watergang, Hola Poke, 19 x internationale restaurants in Amsterdam, The Hoxton New YorkRon Gastrobar Downtown, NneaThe Bab, Buurthaven, Naylor’s, The Lebanese Sajeria, Aesop & Aziatische High Tea.

❻ Have you had some mussels yet this season? Go to Pompet this Saturday for their mussel fest! You can pick from 3 different Moules-frites with salad options. Read all about it here  >>

❼ Sunday August 4 it’s time for the flea market and trunk sales over at Olympisch Stadion. Must visit for people that love treasure hunting. Check out the times here >>

 | TRAVEL TIP: did you know that Your Little Black Book is packed with hundreds of travel guides for all sorts of destinations worldwide? Check out all the city guides and  island guides and get inspired for your next trip.

❽ I absolutely love Pikaplant pots! Do you also have one on your wishlist? Then I have some great news for you. This weekend they are opening an outlet store on Friday and Saturday. You don’t want to miss this one! Read all about it in the Facebook event. 

Chateau Amsterdam is opening their pop-up wine bar in Amsterdam Noord till the end of September. From Thursday till Sunday you can enjoy the wines from their own vineyard and of course have some food as well. Want to find out more about the location and the times? Check out the Facebook event >>

❿ The Vondelpark Openluchttheater has started their new season. Loads of cool shows for young and old! Curious about the schedule for next week? Check out their website for all details >>

Our newest lists


⋙ 10 X the coolest rooftop bars to check out now

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⋙ 10 X our favourite city beaches in Amsterdam

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⋙ 23 X the best beach restaurants to go to after a long walk on the beach 

⋙ 32 X brunch hotspots that are perfect for a weekend date with friends

  • FOODIE TIP: Last week was our second time having dinner via SurpriSeat. This restaurant platform turns going out to dinner into a real exciting event again. I highly recommend trying this out for a date night. For  € 24,95 you can book a 2 course dinner in Amsterdam or Rotterdam. The restaurant you will be eating at is kept secret until a couple hours before dinner time. Want to experience this too? Use the code YLBB to get a € 7,50 discount on a surprise dinner for 2. Read more about it in this blogpost or make a reservation here for your own SurpriSeat >>
  • CULTURE TIP:  Ever been to the Moco? It’s one of our favourite museums in Amsterdam for modern art. From the cool work of  street artist Banksy to the Moco Masters and several temporary exhibitions. Right now they are hosting an exclusive exhibition from Yayoi Kusama where a complete room is decorated all in her distinctive style. Aside from that you can also enjoy an exhibition by Daniel Arsham. Both run until September 30Buy your tickets online with a discount  >>
  • How often do you think about the future of food and what will be on your plate in 2015? Last week I attended the event  ‘Voedsel van morgen’ in the new De Studio at Nemo Science Museum. A great exhibition that really gives you food for thoughts. Food in powder form made from your own DNA? What? Click here for more info and opening hours >> 



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{ WIN } Nee, dit is niet mijn nieuwe kantoor, maar mijn favoriete plek bij @stanenco_amsterdam om samen met het team te werken aan Your Little Black Book! Ik ben nog steeds heel blij dat ik mijn vaste kantoor heb opgezegd en als digital nomad kan werken vanaf iedere plek met goede wifi én lekker eten. Bij Stan & Co is de avo toast met hummus mijn favoriet! Op het moment zijn we heel druk bezig met de laatste loodjes van de nieuwe site en ik vind het zo spannend om het straks aan jullie te laten zien. Omdat successen gevierd moeten worden mag ik een mede-ondernemer trakteren op een dag werken bij @stanenco_amsterdam met onbeperkt koffie of thee én een lekkere lunch. Wil jij dit winnen of ken je iemand die dit verdient? Laat het weten in een comment! Stan & Co kiest de winnaar rond 2 augustus. #stanenco #yourlbbcollab #amsterdamfood

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