amsterdam weekend guide

Amsterdam Weekend Guide

Amsterdam Weekend Guide for November 18, 19 & 20

17 November 2016

Imagine this: Friday afternoon you close your laptop, get on your bike and you arrive at Baut around 5 pm for some oysters, G&T’s and bubbles. After your friyay drinks you follow your way to Scandinavian Embassy for a 5-course dinner and after that, you dance the night away at the newest party in Hotel Arena. Saturday you wake up, eat a freshly baked croissant at one of these places and you go shopping at one of the five (!) markets in the city or go on adventure in West during Artwest or for a Singapore Sling to the pop-up of Singapore Airlines. Sunday is funday, so you go ice skating on Museumplein. Sounds like a perfect weekend, right? These and many more fun things are all possible in Amsterdam this weekend. Read on and discover the newest hotspots and other fun to do’s in this Amsterdam Weekend Guide >> Enjoy!

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TEMPLATE WEEKEND GUIDE F&D– Three lists to make the weekend even more fun:
>> 19 x the best hotspots with beautiful fireplaces in Amsterdam
>> 8 x the best heated terraces in Amsterdam
>> 7 x the best green shops for original gift shopping

– Until December 23 you can order a heavenly Truffle menu at Italian restaurant 5&33. We tried and tasted it and it’s sooooo good!

– Good news for vegetarians: on the Albert Cuyp is H/earth now open. A great, green spot with only vegetarian dishes on the menu. Oh, and you can shop here as well.

– And good news for meat eaters as well. This Friday as well they organise a 5-course dinner at Scandinavian Embassy with meat, meat and more meat. You can make your reservations via their website.

– For your breakfast and lunch inspiration: I’m a fan Samen in Bos & Lommer. A small, but very nice and quiet place with delicious breakies.

– How do you start the weekend better than with G&T’s, oysters and bubbles? That’s why Baut Oesterfest at Baut is your place to be this Friday at 5pm.

– Sunday brunch day! At Wilde Westen in Bos and Lommer the Bottomless Brunch is waiting for you!

– Also Bar Kauffmann celebrates the Sunday brunch. You’re welcome from 10.00 hours.

The best Friday after work drinks in the city:
* The Borrl Kitchen in Amsterdam-East!
* The oyster feast at Baut!
* Check our blog with 14 x the best Friday After Work drinks in Amsterdam!

Three delicious foodie lists for a very tasty weekend:
>> 10 x the best cheese fondue in Amsterdam
>> 6 x the best croissants in the city
>> 10 x de lekkerste bowls in Amsterdam

We have many more lists! Check them here >>


– YES! From this weekend on we can go ice skating on the Museumsquare, because ICE Amsterdam opens this Friday.

– In De Baarsjes and in the Hallenkwartier is ARTWEST the whole weekend: artists and creative hubs open their doors for public. Only this weekend!

-Ruigoord will be transformed into a magical paradise for Georgie’s Wintergarten this Friday and Saturday. Do you want to be enchanted on a special party? This is the place to go.

– IDFA has started! Check out which documentaries you may not miss in our list with 5 x the best docu’s of IDFA 2016!

Amsterdam Weekend Guide shopping

– OK, well… this sale is not until next week but if you want to go you have to register asap to assure a spot. Say YES to the DRESS! The Ladress sample sale is coming up next weekend! Invite only, so get your invite here >>

– For all the interior fanatics out there: the newest member of the Gekaapt family – Huis Gekaapt – is born in Old-West. In this beautiful store you shop the best items of Doing Goods, Hunting the Pretty, Brût Amsterdam and Stoned. Only open on Friday and Saturday!

– Sunday the Zuiveringshal on the Westergasterrein is taken over by the Neighbourfood & Flea. How cool to score crazy curiosa for the upcoming holidays here.

– You can also shop in the Amsterdamse Bos at the Pure Markt.

– And of course Noord cannot be missed: the IJ-hallen are back on Saturday and Sunday.

– Do you want to take your Christmas decorations to the next level? Then you want to shop at the luxurious Christmas market in the Waldorf Astoria. With flower decorations of Ivy Flowershop, pastries from Sidney Schutte, delicious Guerlain products, jewelery of Angela Caputi and other perfect gifts.

– Okay, one more market: on the Museumplein you find the Museum Markt, with loads of art and food trucks.

– Discover the city in a complete new way this fall with my tips from the Amsterdam City GuideOf course you shop this andWanderlust at Hutspot, YAY, Hartje Oost, All The Luck In The World, Pluk, Toon, MaisonNL, Ninour, Restored and Mendo!

– And of course there are many other shops on the blog. Check them here >>

More hotspots


– Last call alert! Het Kunsthuis shows the beautiful photographs of wild life photographer David Yarrow for the last time this weekend.

– The exhibition of the Swiss artist Jean Tinguely in the Stedelijk Museum will definitely make an impression. His arts consists of moving machines, very cool! Until March 5!

– At the Tropenmuseum you can check out the newest exhibition “The Boeddha”. This expo will learn you all about the Buddha and Buddhism. Until January 29!

– You can still go to the cool street art of Banksy in the MOCO museum until December 31.

– In Foam you can check out the impressive pictures of the Chinese photographer Ai Weiwei about the refugee crisis. Until December 7!


– Do you miss the festival summer? Welcome To The Future is going to soft your pain, because they will celebrate their indoor festival this Saturday at Warehouse Elementen. Tickets are sold out, but you should definitely try Ticketswap!

– Are you more into R&B? You want to be at ‘t Blauwe Theehuis this Friday for RenB Drive In #7.

– But you can also dance on the beats of FS Green this Friday night in Claire.

– Now that Park – the restaurant of Hotel Arena – is open, the rest cannot stay behind. That’s why you can go to Fissa x Desperados in Hotel Arena.

– Back to the 90’s at Club Knijn this Saturday at Knijn.

– Have you also heard our Happy Weekend Playlists? Check our playlists here! >>


PS: there’s a new editor’s letter online! Check it out here!

Have a great weekend!





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