THESE ARE THE BEST TIPS FOR FUN ACTIVITIES IN AMSTERDAM THIS WEEKEND
We are about to enjoy yet another extra long weekend. Now let’s hope it will be a dry one… And if not? Then go to one of our amazing museums and exhibitions in the city. I visited Moco the other day and this is still one of my favourite ones in town. Last week I went to New York city and boy oh boy this city has some energy! Everything that we did and saw here is still up on my Insta stories highlight if you feel like checking that out on Instagram. If you are looking for the perfect Staycation location in The Netherlands, then I highly recommend Gelderland (‘de Veluwe’) for that. We were here for a weekend of relaxing, nature and good food. In this new guide I listed 11 tips for Gelderland. Do you have plans for this (Pentecost) weekend? This weekend is packed with fun things to do, and for many of you it’s actually an extra long one, due to the national holiday. So check out the new Amsterdam Weekend Guide for June 7, 8, 9 + 10. I have listed the 10 best tips for you. Enjoy!
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10 X THE BEST TIPS FOR THIS WEEKEND IN AMSTERDAM
❶ Great news for sushi and ramen lovers, because this weekend city beach Dok is hosting their Sushi & Ramen festival. You can enjoy the best sushi and ramen dishes here from Friday till Monday evening. Read more about this festival on the Facebook event page >>
❷ Sunday Market Westergas is back this Sunday between 12pm and 6pm. The market will take place alongside the water at Westerpark and in front of hotspot Pacific. It’s always a very cozy and popular event, so if you are looking to get some drinks with friends this weekend and hang out, then this is the place to be. More info via the Facebook event >>
❸ Pop-up bagel shop Flo’s is taking over brunch in the kitchen at 4850 in Oost. What to expect? Bagels, bagels and more bagels. Check out the Facebook event for exact times on June 8 en 9 >>
❹ The coolest wine festival of Amsterdam is back this weekend (and the next one). During the popular Bacchus Wijnfestival you can come and taste over 300 wines and enjoy some good food. Get your tickets and find out more about the schedule via the Facebook event >>
❺ Do you know the jewellery by Wouters & Hendrix? The pieces are super gorgeous! Come score their last season collection during the sample sale at Droog, where you find discounts up to 70%. The address and all further details are listed in the Facebook event >>
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❻ Feel like partying? It’s time for OHAF (Oud Hollandsch Acid Feest) in Paradiso on Whitsunday. From acid house to early techno. Click here for the line-up & tickets >>
❼ Ever done a high wine? It’s a cool variation on the popular high tea! Rayleigh & Ramsay is hosting it this Saturday and Sunday, with a glass of crémant and super yummy bites. Be sure to make a reservation. More info in the Facebook event >>
❽ The Pure Market is still one of my favourite markets in the city. This Sunday this cool food market is back in the Amstelpark between 11am and 6pm. With loads of booths that serve great drinks and food. Fingers crossed for some dry weather so we can all go and enjoy a picknick in the park! More info and details about the event in the Facebook event >>
❾ Oyster happy hours are ALWAYS a good idea! And these are the spots that you can go visit with friends for some drinks and bites.
⋙ Friday // Frank’s Smoke House // € 1,- // More info & times >>
⋙ Saturday // The Good Companion // € 1,- // More info & times>>
⋙ Sunday // Maris Piper // 3 raw for € 5,- or 3 baked for € 7,50 // More info & times>>
❿ Sometimes you have to save the best for last! Are you a fan of rooftops like me? Then definitely go to Rooftop Festival Roef. A festival that is hosted on 14 different rooftops in the city, between June 7 & June 9. Want to know more about the line-up and score some tickets? Check out the Facebook event >>
Our newest lists
- Ever been to the Moco? It’s one of our favorite 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 30! Buy your tickets online with a discount >>
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THINGS TO DO:
⋙ 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!)
ONE OF A KIND:
⋙ Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
⋙ Red Light District tour
⋙ Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
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Our favourite hotels:
AFFORDABLE // €
☾ 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
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ 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.
TOP LUXURY // €€€
☾ 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