Amsterdam Weekend Guide


Amsterdam Weekend Guide for January 2, 3 & 4!

2 January 2015

What to do in Amsterdam on January 2, 3 & 4?

Happy new year everyone! I hope you had a great NYE with your friends and loved ones. I’m so curious what 2015 will bring! New hotspots, festivals and other cool things. Not to forget about all the beautiful travels you’re going to make. Everything is possible in 2015! Let’s kick it off on the first weekend. We listed the best things to to in the Amsterdam Weekend Guide. Enjoy!

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– This Sunday there’s the first edition of the Sunday Market at the Westergasfabriek. Great for food and drinks with friends!

– January 2 there’s a new year drink at PLLEK! From 5 pm, DJ’s start at 9 pm. Free entrance!

– Another cool new year drink by Amsterdam Yard Sale! Sunday January 4 from 5-8 pm at Graceland BBQ.

– What about a new year’s brunch with friends? Discover our favourite brunch hotspots here! 

– Are you planning on eating more clean in 2015? Then you have to check out Lavinia, Beter & Leuk, ROOTS and The Cold Pressed JuiceryOr check out the list with other healthy hotspots here!

– Treat yourself to a massage at Het Massagehuys for a great start of 2015. The only hip massage studio I know in Amsterdam.

– Coffee and cake with friends to celebrate the new year. Discover the new hotspot at De Pijp: My Little Patisserie

– Do you love pasta? Then check out Italian gastrobar Eddy Spaghetti in Amsterdam East!

– In case you missed it… these are the most popular hotspots of 2014:
* January
* February
* March
* April
* May
* June
* July
* August
* September
* Oktober
* November
* December

Pssst… pop-up restaurants Foyer is open until the end of January!

– Some foodie proof lists to make your life easier! Did you check them yet?
* 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
* 20 of the newest restaurants in Amsterdam
* 9 best places to drink G&T’s in Amsterdam
* 10 restaurants where parking your car is no problem
* 20 new places for coffee and lunch
* 20 new restaurant hotspots
* 10 favourite healthy spots
* 5 Saturday food markets

– LAST WEEKEND >> Did you go to the winter edition of The Loft already? The most beautiful curated home and living items at the Vaudeville Theatre on the Singel.


– Healthy start of the new year! Work out with Stadswild at Westerdok on Sunday. More info here >>

– Did you hear about Bodytec Lounge yet? A new way to work out and start working your body in 2015!

Winter in Amsterdam:
– Ice skating in Amsterdam: Zell Am Rembrandt, Jaap Eden Schaatsbaan & ICE Amsterdam.
– The Amsterdam Light Festival is on! Beautiful light sculptures all over town. Discover them here >>

– Do you like street art? Discover the best street art in Amsterdam and book a tour. Check out our blogs about Street Art Amsterdam tours. Also very cool if you live in Amsterdam!

– Dinner and a movie at De Filmhallen at De Hallen in West. Tip for the pre-movie dinner: De Foodhallen, Remise47, Halte 3 or Meat West before the film starts!


– Check out this new expositions at photo museum FOAM:
* Araka, Photography of the after life | Until March 11
* Vivian Maier, Street Photographer | until January 28

– LAST WEEKEND >> Marlene Dumas x Stedelijk Museum until January 4.

– Beautiful expo at the Hermitage in Amsterdam: “Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age”. Tip: go for lunch or drinks to Neva afterwards!

Modern Times photography expo x Rijksmuseum until January 11.


– Saturday at ClubUp & De Kring. Hotel Quartet!

– The best party for the Sunday: Thuishaven!

– We Eat DJ’s for Breakfast! Saturday afternoon at Paper Planes.

– My favourite clubs in Amsterdam for techno: Studio 80 & Canvas.

– A bit older crowd, great tunes and good vibe: Disco Dolly.

– Always fun: cocktails and dancing at Chapter21!

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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