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Amsterdam Weekend Guide for January 3, 4 & 5

2 January 2020

Happy new year! Have you had a fun New Year’s Eve? I’m curious to hear what you all have done! We had a great evening in Kuala Lumpur. First on the rooftop and then from our room with a view of the Petronas Twin Towers. I can check that one off the bucket list! When you’re reading this, we are on our way back to Amsterdam. Charged for a new year Your Little Black Book full of ideas for new articles and books. Although the first weeks of the new year are always a bit quieter in terms of events, I have managed to collect 10 great tips for you in this Amsterdam Weekend Guide for January 3, 4 & 5! Have fun during the first weekend of the year.

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❶ Start the new year the right way, with drinks at Strandzuid. And at the same time this will be the prefect way to start the weekend on this Friday evening. Want to know more? Check out the Facebook event page >>

❷ In 2019 we were able to gulp away the tastiest oysters during the happy oyster hours. Fortunately we can enjoy this again in 2020 and you can score your oysters this weekend during these three happy hours:

The Good Companion // Saturday Jan 4, from 3 – 5 PM
Visbar Beet // Sunday Jan 5, from 4 – 6 PM
Café-restaurant de Ysbreeker // Sunday Jan 5, from 3 – 5 PM

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❸ Did you not yet have the chance to see the new route of the Amsterdam Light Festival? Sail along until January 19 to see all the light art works of the Disrupt exhibitionCheck all details and times in the Facebook event >>

❹ Celebrate the last day of the Christmas holiday at the New Years edition of the Sunday Market at the Westergas. Check out the Facebook event >>

❺ Start your weekend at WesterFête at the Westergas. Come together with friends or colleagues to enjoy a drink, dinner and dance until the early hours. More info via the Facebook event >>

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❻ During the new exhibition Adorned – The Fashionable Show in Foam, fashion-related photography projects from a new generation of artists are exhibited. More info via the Facebook event >>

❼ On Friday January 3, you can dance the weekend away at the Marktkantine during the Wilde Renate New Years RaveCheck out the Facebook event for all details >>

❽ Sunday is Brunch Day, which is why you can enjoy a nice brunch at Persijn. During the Boozy Brunch together with Ketel One you can socialize with friends or family. Check out the Facebook event for more info >>

 |FOODIE TIP: Are you familiar with 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 € 26,50 you can book a 2 course dinner in Amsterdam, Utrecht 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 >>

❾ Always wanted to be good at wine tasting? During the Tour & Wine Tasting on Saturday January 4 at Chateaux Amsterdam you will learn everything about the skill that is wine tasting. For all details and information, check out the Facebook event >>

❿ This year we can again enjoy a good piece of meat from the bbq during the Sunday Roast at The Lobby Fizeaustraat. More info via the Facebook event >>

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! Natuurlijk ben ik heel erg benieuwd naar jullie goede voornemens. Maar wat je dit jaar ook wilt doen of juist wilt minderen… laten we er met zijn allen een fantastisch 2020 van maken. Als jij dit leest staat er weer een gloednieuwe Fïnley Sunday Guide online met 32 tips door heel Nederland voor iedere zondag in januari. Ik vind jullie positieve reacties op #DrySunday zo leuk dat ik dit jaar samen met @Finley_nl mee ga doen aan Dry January. YES, je leest het goed: 31 dagen niet drinken, ook niet op alle nieuwjaarsborrels die voor de deur staan. In mijn stories (highlight) kun je mijn motivatie lezen om mee te doen met Dry January én vind je een directe link naar de 32 tips voor januari! _______________________________________ #finley #dryjanuary #nietalcoholisch #finleysundayguide #yourlbbcollab #happynewyear

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