Amsterdam Weekend Guide for July 31, August 1 & 2

30 July 2015

Weekend tips for July 31 and August 1 & 2

The first weekend of August is of course all about the Gay Pride! And luckely the rainy days are over and so we’ll have a (somewhat) sunny weekend again! Do you still remember last year? At dawn it was pouring rain. We’ll have more luck this weekend :-) The sun also means good news for food festival Amsterdam Kookt that’s starting this Thursday! Or are you looking for a hotspot at De Pijp? Check our guide with the 81 best hotspots at De Pijp! >> ENJOY!

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BUTTON WEEKENDGUIDE FOOD– Did you read our blog about the secret restaurant Appartement K? On Friday they have the next dinner planned! Make sure you book your seat at the table.

Instock is organising their first Friday after work drinks with BBQ, live music and cocktails!

– Because we’ll never get tired of food festivals: this weekend there’s Amsterdam KooktAt the NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam North.

– Looking for a nice all day hotspot? Go to Jack Dish at the Stadionbuurt!

– Have you already been to restaurant / winebar Barrique at the Gerard Doustraat?

– Oysters for 1 euro! Thursday during the Oesterfest at Baut Zuid.

– Looking for a nice hotspot for lunch or dinner? Then go to the new Rooster in West!

– There’s also a new dining cafe at De Pijp: Tolbar!

– Not exactly new, but they recently had a make-over: the Portugese restaurant Girassol! Share your delicious bites while enjoying your view besides the Amstel.

– Go to The Rolling Rock Kitchen in Amsterdam North for daily and weekly changing meals! A cool cafe with a view over the IJ.

– And did you check out our guide with the 81 best hotspots at De Pijp yet? Yes, so many!

We love these places for Friday afterwork drinks!:
* Looking for a place at the Rivierenbuurt and Amsterdam Old South to have some beers? Then check out the beer garden at Strandzuid!
* Pllek is always a good idea for Feeling Friday.
* From 17:00h you can enjoy drinks with a twist at BAUTzuid.
* SoSo Lobi at Waterkant is highly recommended for summer vibes, beer and roti!
* And have you checked the new place called Bret yet? Recommended for everyone living in BOLO or passes by Sloterdijk.
* Or check out our list with 10 Friday afterwork drinks spots in Amsterdam!

These spots just opened!:
* Plato Loco
* Oedipus Taproom
* Salad & the City
* Braai
Lotti’s Bar & Grill
* Dikke Graaf

– Some foodie proof lists to make your life easier :-)
*81 hotspots in De Pijp you should know
* 25 hotspots at the Jordaan to go to
* 5 summerproof rooftops in Amsterdam
* 91 hotspots you should know in West
* 43 restaurants in Amsterdam West
* the best hotspots at the JP Heijestraat
* 48 best terraces in Amsterdam
* 10 summer hotspots
* 6 x city beaches
* 20 x the best take-out addresses
* 11 x of the best Italian food
* 12 burger bars you must know
* 17 nicest breakfast spots in town
* 9 x cheese fondue in Amsterdam
* 14 healthy hotspots we love
* 9 cool spots with a fire place
* hotspots in Amsterdam where you can eat gluten free!
* 17 x the best brunch spots
* 15 great bars and cafes in Amsterdam
* 5 spots in Amsterdam for Italian coffee
* 5 favourite hotspots for hot coco
* 36 great coffee bars in Amsterdam
* 18 best cocktail bars in Amsterdam
* 8 spots for free wifi, good coffee & lunch
* 9 best places to drink G&T’s in Amsterdam
* 10 restaurants where parking your car is no problem
* 10 favourite healthy spots
* 5 Saturday food markets

– Friday and Saturday are all about the Gay Pride! On Friday there is the HeBiHo Vrijmibo at the Amstelveld and Saturday we’re of course checking out the (boat) parade!

– From Saturday until August 29, Vette Vis is organizing (outdoors) cinema evenings at Het Ketelhuis. Entrance is free, but come in time to get yourself a good spot!

– Learn a second language and meet new people at the same tim? Go to the Amsterdam Language Cafe, this time in Cafe Belcampo at the Filmhallen! An socializing event with music, food and drinks.

– Woody Allen is becoming 80 this year and the EYE is celebrating that with around 25 film screenings including the premiere of Woody Allen’s latest film Irrational Man. Until September 9 you can watch the comedies of Woody Allen.

– On Saturday you can go to ZOOmeravonden at Artis again! Until the end of August the zoo will be open every Saturday until sunset so you can listen to music and do other fun activities.

– Have you been to Vondelpark Openlucht Theater? Until September 27 you can go here for free music, theater, dance and cabaret performances.

Live At started in the Amsterdam Forest! This series of open air concerts in the Bostheater has some good artists in their line-up that you definitely don’t want to miss.

BUTTON WEEKENDGUIDE SHOPPING– The cutest shops are at shopping street Gerard Doustraat! With shops like MiuseBloemWildAnna + NinaFelice, Charlie & Mary and Brick Lane

– For the best must-haves you need to go to Gathershop at the Van Woustraat! Here you’ll find some unique and handmade items.

BUTTON WEEKENDGUIDE MUSEUM– Go to Foam for the recently opened expo Swinging Sixties London – Photography in the Capital of Coo. Until September 2nd.

– Must see: The Beauty of Pop exposition of  Frank E Hollywood at the gallery of 5&33!

– Did you already go to the Tropenmuseum for the expos Secret Love and Bodyart? Both are really worth checking out!

– Check our list with 5 x museum expositions that you want to see this summer!

– Looking for a nice party after the Gay Pride? Then go to Valtifissa at Waterkant!

– Up for some good weekend music? Every weekend we make a new playlist on Spotify! Check our playlists here >>

– Feel like clubbing this weekend? This is where you need to be: The Warehouse, Club Closure and Radion. They have great parties every week!

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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Anne de Buck

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