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Amsterdam Weekend Guide for november 15, 16 & 17

14 November 2019

Happy weekend from Singapore! When you are reading this I am making a very nice tour with Singapore Airlines, from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Penang in Malaysia. Destinations I have never visited before, so I am super excited. You can already follow this adventure online via Instagram Stories and watch the video series about the Asia Trails early next year. After this trip I’m putting a big cross in my agenda to spend the last weeks of the year in Amsterdam with my men, friends and family and to publish all the travel guides of the past months online before the new year starts. After all, now is the best time to start making bucketlist plans for next year! Not yet making plans for next year, but are you planning for this weekend? For everyone who is curious what there is to do this weekend in the city, we have a new guide ready for you. Of course I’ve collected the 10 best tips again in this new Amsterdam Weekend Guide for November 15, 16 & 17. Enjoy!

 | SUNDAY is the new Saturday! Great news for all Sunday lovers, because the new  FïnleySunday Guide is live! Here you can find 37 tips for activities and locations in the Netherlands for the perfect Sunday. From the coolest (food) markets to the best place for a Sunday afternoon drink and tips for that one exhibition that you must see. Click here for the November Guide >>

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❶Nice at NEMO: on Friday and Saturday you can go to the new exhibition for free from 6pm onwards (officially opening on November 23). There are workshops and there is a lot to do around the theme of ‘humans’. Want to know more and get your free ticket? Check the Facebook event for all info >>

❷ What do you do when two of Amsterdam favourites join forces for a Sunday Roast? Yes, you get disappointed that you are in Asia right now, because you want to be at this Sunday Roast from Brandt & Levie at Vermeer *. Sunday, November 17 at noon. Reservations required. More info via the Facebook event >> 

 |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 >>

❸ Are you a lover of red wine? This weekend is your last chance to go to the pop-up wine bar of the Spanish wine region of Ribera del Duero. You can find the pop-up on the Nieuwezijdes Kolk in the city center. Read all about it in this blog >>

❹ Team Yourlbb congratulates Bo Nam this weekend, which has been around for three years on Saturday, November 16. And they celebrate that with The Aiscream Karaoke Show. So no dinner plans for Saturday yet? Then go and eat delicious Vietnamese food!Want to know more? Check the Facebook event for all details >>

 | AMSTERDAM TIPS: did you check out all these articles yet? Wondr, Georgio’s Café, Oslo Beers, Fred’s Kitchen, Simon de Wit, La Fiorita, Ginger & Gems, Oeuf, Hula Hula, 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, Ron Gastrobar Downtown, NneaThe Bab, Buurthaven, Naylor’s, The Lebanese Sajeria, Aesop & Aziatische High Tea.

❺ Should Christmas last a month in your opinion? Then get in the winter wonderland mood this weekend , because November 16 the skating rink on Museumplein will open again for a new season! Read more about this here >>

❻ This weekend you can score the tastiest oysters again, starting from € 1 during Oyster happy hour. These are the 4 nicest places to slurp oysters:

Haas & Popi // November 15 from 5pm
Frank’s Smoke House // November 15, from 4 – 7pm
The Good Companion// November 16, from 3 – 5pm
Rayleigh & Ramsay (Van Wou)//November 16, all day

| WINTER TIP: you can now book your tickets for the Amsterdam Light Festival with an early bird discount. Did you hear that there’s a new route? Fun to do with colleagues or friends! Score your tickets for the best time slots here >>

❼ The Museum market will be back on Museumplein on Sunday November 17 and you can come shopping and enjoy good food at the different booths. Nice to combine with a visit to that one exhibition in the Stedelijk or MOCO that you still want to see! Check the times in the Facebook event >>

❽ We often get the question if we know places in Amsterdam with live music. For that you have to be at The Hoxton this Sunday from 4 pm for Jazzy Sunday’s. Want to find out more about this? Check the Facebook event >>

| 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.

❾ Want to watch the Sinterklaas parade this weekend? That is possible at George Marina! Then cozy up with a hot chocolate by the fireplace. Check out the exact times in the Facebook event >>

❿ Are you a fan of fried chicken? Then you want to go to brunch this Sunday at Flora in the Bilderdijkpark, because there is another new edition of the Fried Cicken & Biscuits brunch pop-upMore info via the Facebook event >>

| TIP FOR EVERYONE THAT ENJOYS A GOOD FOOD MARKET: In this blog you find a list with 18 food markets that you can visit this month!

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⋙ YES, the ice rink on Museumplein opens on November 16 

⋙ Save the date for the Amsterdams Winter Paradise 

⋙ 18 X cosy heated terraces in Amsterdam 

⋙ 19 X wine bars in Amsterdam that you want to know about 

⋙ 30 X Gault&Millau restaurants in Amsterdam to go try out this fall 

⋙ 63 X coffee bars in almost every Amsterdams city part 

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


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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.

More hotspots in Amsterdam

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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