amsterdam weekend guide 19 20 21 juli

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Amsterdam Weekend Guide for July 19, 20 & 21

18 July 2019


Did you enjoy your week? We are working insanely hard behind the scenes on our new website, but luckily we also had time this week to enjoy the new afternoon tea at the Waldorf, go to the exhibition Voedsel van Morgen and to the Amsterdamse Bostheater for our annual theatre picnic! Also, don’t forget to score your last minute ticket to Welcome To The Future! Did you already make plans for the weekend? Check out the new Amsterdam Weekend Guide for July 19, 20 + 21. Happy Weekend!

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❶ Did you pick a day yet to go to the Three Musketiers in the ‘Amsterdamse Bostheater’? Go for a cozy picnic with friends first and then when the sun sets, enjoy the show in the beautiful arena of the forest theatre. Want to know more? Read the blog here >>

❷ Like I mentioned before, we heard that there are some tickets left for Welcome To The Future. Feel like going to a festival this Saturday July 20? This cool festival over at nature area Twiske is one of our favourites! Score your tickets here >>

❸ This weekend marks the return of Groovy Tables by Gin Mare on the rooftop of Hoogtij in Amsterdam Noord on July 19 and 20. Want to find out if you can still reserve a spot for this special Mediterranean dinner? Check out all dates and times >>

❹ Your Little Black Book congratulates restaurant BAK. They are celebrating their 6th anniversary and will be celebrating this on Saturday and Sunday with a special menu. Curious to find out if they still have a table available? Check out the Facebook event >>

❺ Fancy a boat ride and some oysters? Then join The Seafood Bar Cruise on July 21. With oysters for € 1,- and a lot of other delicious things. More info and details via the Facebook event  >>

 | AMSTERDAM TIPS: did you check out all these articles yet? Redbone, 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.

Vintage Per Kilo is returning in the Posthoornkerk this weekend for their mega sale. Come treasure hunting and vintage clothes shopping and pay per kilo! All info via the Facebook event >>

❼ Want to go for Friday afternoon drinks this Friday? Then FRITS! is your place, over at the Amstelhotel. Ticket are all sold out, but they will be selling 100 tickets at the door. So you know what that means: be on time! Read all about it in the Facebook event >>

| TRAVEL TIP: The brand new Lille travel guide is live! With lots of tips for a perfect Friday till Sunday road trip. Check out the video and the guide with 17 of the coolest hotspots.

❽ QRU on the Cruquiusweg 144 is organising a flea market again this weekend. So bring your rug or old blanket and start selling! Want to find out more about this? Check out the Facebook event >>

❾ Feel like going for a bottomless brunch? Then come to the Hoxton on Sunday from 11am. Disco theme included! Read all about it in the Facebook event >>

❿ Kwaku Festival is back this weekend at the Nelson Mandelapark. One of the most colourful festivals that we have in this city! With loads of great food from all across the world and of course the most fun and upbeat live music. Want to know more about this? Check out the festival website >>

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⋙ 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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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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Anne de Buck