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Amsterdam Weekend Guide for June 14, 15 & 16

12 June 2019


From wine festivals to yard sales. This weekend is looking to be very promising again! Fingers crossed that the weather gods will help us a bit this time around. Although, I my case it wouldn’t be the worse thing to spend some time indoors, as I have loads to do for the new Your Little Black Book website.But… We’re getting there! Did you make plans already? Heb jij al plannen? This weekend is packed with fun things to do, so check out the new Amsterdam Weekend Guide for June 14, 15 + 16. I have listed the 10 best tips for you. Enjoy!

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❶ Berlin, Hamburg, München, Cologne and loads more cool (and lesser known) German cities are featured in the  German Summer Cities festival in the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam Noord. Come enjoy the fun activities on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, like cabaret and wine tasting, plus you can do a test to find out which German city suits you best. Want to know more?  Check out the program and find out more about the times here  >>

❷ Want to contribute to a charity this weekend? Together with ReLove Exchange, Restaurant BAUT is organising ‘Krijg de Kleren’ on Friday June 14. This clothing swopping extravaganza is donating all their earnings to the charity  Because We Carry. Want to find out more about the rules at the event? Read all about it here >>

❸ Hooray! Because one of our Amsterdam favourites, restaurant De Ceuvel, is celebrating their 5th birthday on Saturday June 5. This special event will be all about sustainability and creativity. Want to find out more about the program, the workshops and the musical and food line up? Check out the Facebook event >>

❹ Herring season has officially kicked off! THE place to be on Friday June 14 from 4pm, is restaurant ZUID. With a G&T in one hand and a fresh herring in the other. Yes! Find out more in the Facebook event >>

❺ It’s International Day of Yoga on Sunday June 16. Between 12pm and 7 pm you can come to Dam square to enjoy loads of yoga activities. From workshops to demonstrations, and with lots of vega and vegan food options. Entrance is free, but you do have to download a ticket in advance. Check out all details and download your ticket >> 

 | AMSTERDAM TIPS: did you check out all these articles yet? Bam Boa, Cabrón, Pacific, Matcha Mafia, SjefietsheMeat & Greek, Spectrum, Nazka, Baohuis, Kim Chi WowRestaurant Watergang, Hola Poke, 19 x internationale restaurants in Amsterdam, The Hoxton New YorkRon Gastrobar Downtown, NneaThe Bab, Buurthaven, Naylor’s, The Lebanese Sajeria, Aesop & Aziatische High Tea.

❻ Wine festival Bacchus is back at the Amsterdam forest this weekend. Perfect for drinks with friends on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. And of course there will be plenty of delicious food options for everyone to enjoy. Check out the Facebook event for times >>

❼ Feel like a fun party? Then go to Thuishaven this Sunday for 10HRS Karotte and Secret Cinema. Check out the Facebook event for tickets >>

❽ Start of the weekend right during the ASIA edition of the Vrijmiboot in collaboration with Happyhappyjoyjoy. Boarding is on Friday June 14 at 6.30pm. Find out more about the line-up and further details via the Facebook event >>

❾ YES! This Sunday it’s time for another Korean brunch at Bar Karakter! With homemade kimchi and several delicious bowls with meat or tofu, all from the grill. Join the food fest between 12pm and 5pm! Check out the Facebook event for the full menu >>

Jutka & Riska has been one of my favourite stores for many years, because they do a perfect mix of vintage items, accessories and pieces of their own collection. And this weekend they are hosting a Yard Sale! Between 10am and 9pm at their shop in West. Check out the address and find more info in the Facebook event >>

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  •  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 30Buy your tickets online with a discount  >>



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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

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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.

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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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