What a summer of extremes, in terms of weather. Not normal! At the bottom of this weekend guide you will find lots of summer tips and lists. From the best swimming spots to the coolest rooftop bars. My weekend also starts well, because on Friday I will eat at & Moshik and Saturday at Goldfinch Brasserie. Behind the scenes I am very busy redesigning the website. It will be different, but recognisable and those who pay close attention will recognise the new style because I am already implementing some new things step by step. Project Renovation is still going strong too. We are busy putting together our dream kitchen and I will soon tell you all about it in an extensive blog. Did you already make plans for the weekend? Check out the new Amsterdam Weekend Guide for July 26, 27 + 28. Happy Weekend!
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10 X THE BEST TIPS FOR THIS WEEKEND IN AMSTERDAM
❶ Your Little Black Book congratulates Wolf Atelier with their 4th birthday! If you’ve never been to this restaurant before, then make sure to put in on your bucketlist. Or just go for it and book a table for this special weekend, where they are serving their most popular dishes from the past 4 years. Read all about it in the Facebook event >>
❷ This Sunday it’s time for the Pure Market in Park Frankendael and the way it’s looking now, it might just be perfect weather for a picnic then. I’m definitely going to stop by to check out this edition! Check out the times and details in the Facebook event >>
❸ Atelier des Femmes is on of my favourite brands for accessories. They just make every outfit better! This Saturday July 27 there will be a sample sale where you can core loads of items for small prices. Love! Check out the times and the location in the Facebook event >>
❹ This weekend a lot of Pride 2019 events are already happening throughout town. And if I have to pick one, then I’d go for the bottomless brunch at Pressroom in the INK Hotel. INK goes PINK! Their brunch is alway packed, so make sure to book your table. More info in the Facebook event >>
❺ Are you a lover of seafood? Then go to the Seafood Festival bij DOK. Kick back with your feet in the sand and enjoy the best seafood, from lobster to crab burgers. Read more in the Facebook event >>
| AMSTERDAM TIPS: did you check out all these articles yet? Redbone, Dok du Nord, Karaat, Stan & Co, Bam Boa, Cabrón, Pacific, Matcha Mafia, Sjefietshe, Meat & Greek, Spectrum, Nazka, Baohuis, Kim Chi Wow, Restaurant Watergang, Hola Poke, 19 x internationale restaurants in Amsterdam, The Hoxton New York, Ron Gastrobar Downtown, Nnea, The Bab, Buurthaven, Naylor’s, The Lebanese Sajeria, Aesop & Aziatische High Tea.
❻ One of the best and most fun festivals during Summer if you ask us is Milkshake, where all goes (ok, almost all). This Saturday and Sunday in the Westerpark. Check out the Facebook event to score your last minute tickets >>
❼ Come to the NDSM-werf this Sunday to hunt for those treasures, during a new edition of the IJ-hallen Flea Market. Get there early to make your move and then go over to Pllek to chill out. Perfect! Check out the times and more info via the Facebook event >>
❽ Concept store Kindred Spirits on the Utrechtsestraat is holding a festival sale this Saturday and Sunday, with discounts on their collection. From kelim boots to bohemian backpacks. Check out the prices for items in their Facebook event >>
❾ This Sunday between 3pm and 7pm it’s time for Zilte Zondag over at Razmataz. With delicious oysters for € 1,-. Which friends are you bringing to this salty food fest? Check out more about the location and general info in the Facebook event >>
❿ I think this last event is SO cool! Restaurant ZUID is taking a holiday break and they are cooking everything that is left in their fridge. You can now make a reservation for a 6 course surprise dinner for € 29,50. Top deal if you ask me! Read all about this in their Facebook event >>
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YOURLBB’S SUMMER TIPS
- FOODIE TIP: Last week was our second time having dinner via 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 € 24,95 you can book a 2 course dinner in Amsterdam 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 >>
- CULTURE TIP: Ever been to the Moco? It’s one of our favourite 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 >>
- How often do you think about the future of food and what will be on your plate in 2015? Last week I attended the event ‘Voedsel van morgen’ in the new De Studio at Nemo Science Museum. A great exhibition that really gives you food for thoughts. Food in powder form made from your own DNA? What? Click here for more info and opening hours >>
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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
| 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:
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