these are the best tips for amsterdam this weekend
Last week I was in Bangkok and my oh my what a great city this is! Relaxing at the rooftop poolside during the day, and exploring Chinatown and all it’s great food at night. And after a somewhat crazy first week of the new year due to the storm in the South of Thailand, it was great that we were able to enjoy Bangkok and go out and do fun stuff.
As I’m writing this I am back in Amsterdam and already packing for a new job (adventure). From 32 degrees to -5 on the ski slopes of Sud-Tirol! After that I am looking forward to some quality time in Amsterdam, my favourite thing ever. Because however much I might love traveling and creating the guides for you guys, nothing beats a fun weekend in Amsterdam. This week I gathered the coolest tips for you again, so you are guaranteed to have a great weekend. Have fun with all these tips in the Amsterdam Weekend Guide for January 11, 12 & 13!
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10 best tips for this weekend in Amsterdam
❶ Walter’s – The Walter Woodbury Bar is still one of my favourite cafés in Amsterdam. Normally I would say come find me there late in the evening (it’s the perfect spot for after dinner drinks!), but this Sunday you want to make sure you are inside at 16! Because you don’t want to miss out on their Happy Oyster Hour with oysters for € 1,- and Bloody Marys for € 5,-! Check the Facebook event here >>
❷ Things like this always make me happy: this whole month you get a free glass of prosecco if you make an online dinner reservation for Sunday or Monday at PARK Café-restaurant. You can book via park-caferestaurant.nl! Don’t forget to ad the promocode ‘prosecco’ in the comment field when you make the reservation to get the drinks. Cheers to 2019!
❸ Did you know I have a tattoo of the star sigh Ursa Major on my arm? This weekend the worldwide event ‘100 hours of Astronomy’ starts and that is why Artis is opening the doors of their Artis-Planetarium on January 12 between 19.00 and 22.00. Throughout the park there will be telescopes lined up and volunteers that can tell you all about the night sky. Entrance is free and from 12 years old. Check the Facebook event here >>
❹ Want to start the weekend off right with some nice drinks on Friday? Then you definitely want to go to Zuidpool around 18 (you know, the winter version of Strand Zuid). And if you’re really feeling the vibes here, why not stick around for dinner? Read all about the Zuidpool Winter drinks here >>
❺ Feel like going clubbing for a night (or morning)? I have gathered some tips for you!
⋙ Every second Saturday of the month it is time for Happy Feelings in the Chin Chin Club. Put on your dancing shoes on Saturday January 12 for the nicest Disco, House, RnB, 90’s & 00’s and a whole lot of confetti! Buy your tickets at the door.
⋙ Have you heard of Club MAÏA? It’s the newest addition to Amsterdam’s clubscene!
⋙ Feel like going clubbing, but don’t feel like going to bed super late? Set your alarm early on Sunday the 13th of January and go to The Raving Ones morning-rave at Sexyland in Amsterdam Noord. Read all about it here >>
❻ You want to come shopping here this weekend, we promise! Enjoy huge discounts at the sample sale by The Souks, Birds of Nature and Maed for mini. Sunday January 13 between 11.00 and 17.00 at Studio/K.
❼ This weekend is the opening of the FOAM pop-up FOAM Next Door. A completely new expo with all the FOAM talents. And while you’re there, make sure to check out the cool expo that runs till March 3 all about the history of food photography. Feast for the Eyes is a must-visit for everyone that (like me) lets the camera eat first!
❽ Sunday tips for foodies!
⋙ Love the flavour of truffle? And cheese fondue? Then you definitely want to go to Proeflokaal A this Sunday where they are serving truffle cheese fondue from 17.00! Read more about the event here >>
⋙ It’s always cosy around the fireplace at Meneer Nieges. Just the right spot for those Sunday brunches that turn into a whole day well spent. Food, drinks, boardgames or just catching up with friends. Who doesn’t love that.
⋙ Make sure to keep this perfect Sunday going, by moving your group to Razmataz for RAUW, an homage to the steak tartare. After 16 you can enjoy your steak tartare here for 10 euros, together with some toasted brioche bread, fries from ‘het friethoes’ and Spätburgunder. Read more about the Facebook event >>
❾ Do your New Year resolutions include absorbing more culture this year? Then make sure to go to Cool Japan in the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. A recommendation for everyone that has been to Japan (you will see a lot of memories flash by) or that wants to go here soon to scratch this great country of the bucketlist. Read all about this exhibition here >> Tip: afterwards, go for drinks or a coffee at Bar Botanique, Louie Louie or Bar Bukowski!
❿ Want to wrap up the weekend with a cocktail and some live music? You can do this at The Hoxton from 16.30 during Jazzy Sundays.
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⋙ Do you love looking at the city with all it’s pretty lights? Come admire all the great art pieces during the Amsterdam Light Festival . Enjoyed best from the water! I am going on one of the last days with my family. Do you want to make sure you see it all too? Check here for availability on one of the boats:
- Rondvaart vanaf Centraal Station >>
- Rondvaart vanaf Leidse Plein >>
- Rondvaart met Rederij Kooij >>
- Rondvaart met Blue Boat Company >>
⋙ Cheesy, but soooo much fun! The ice skate rink at ICE* Amsterdam until February 3 at Museumplein.
⋙ For the sporty types!: curling at 85 meters above the ground on a rooftop
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