THESE ARE THE BEST TIPS FOR FUN ACTIVITIES IN AMSTERDAM THIS WEEKEND
Be careful what you wish for! Because we might be looking at a heatwave soon. We hope that you guys survived your workweek ok. Did you end up at the beach on any of the evenings? We highly recommend it for this weekend, so be sure to check out one of these beach hotspots! Did you know that Amsterdam has a lot of places that are officially marked as ‘outdoor swimming spot’? If you want to check out where these spots are, be sure to check out the website of Waternet . And of course we also made our own little list with all our favourite spots to go for a swim, but just so you know – this list also contains spots that are not officially checked for water quality. You can always go check out one of the many city beaches if that’s more your thing! Also good: go for drinks with friends on one of these amazing rooftop bars that overlook the city. Nice!
Did you already make plans for the weekend? Check out the new Amsterdam Weekend Guide for June 28, 29 + 30. I have listed the 10 best tips for you. Enjoy!
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10 X THE BEST TIPS FOR THIS WEEKEND IN AMSTERDAM
❶ Shiraz is one of the best wine bars in downtown Amsterdam. And this weekend they are hosting their Masters of Wine event. At this event you can come and taste and drink the more than 500 wines for € 25,- per person. This weekend you can go here on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday from 4pm. Want to know more about this event? Check out their Facebook page here >>
❷ Champaign lovers, this is for you! From June 28 till June 30, Fête du Champagne is hosted in Rembrandtpark. Very French of course, with over 100 champaign options and of course loads of French food and drinks. Want to know more and buy tickets? You can do this via the website >>
❸ Are you working in the Zuid-As district? Then go to the Friday afternoon drinks over at Zuidas Culinair Zomerfeest. Starts at 4.30pm with great bites and music! Want to know more? Read all about it in the Facebook event >>
❹ You guys know how much we love our Sunday marktets!This Sunday the place to be is the Olympisch Stadion where the market starts at 9am with over 300 stands to shop at. Want to know more? Check out the Facebook event >>
❺ If there’s one oyster event you want to go to this weekend, then it’s the one at Karakter in Amsterdam West this Sunday. With oysters for € 1,- with an Asian twist! Want to find out more about the location and the times? Find more info in the Facebook event >>
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❻ Did you already plan to go to Artis-ZOOmeravonden on one of these Summer nights? If not, then go this weekend! Because this Saturday June 29, ‘de Jeugd van Tegenwoordig’ is performing. Find out everything there is to know about this event on their Facebook page. Click here for all info >>
❼ Your Little Black Book is congratulating Mossel & Gin, because this hotspot over at Westergas is celebrating their 5th birthday. With free mussels and fries from 1pm on Saturday. All you have to buy is the famous gin! Want to know more? Read all about it in the Facebook event >>
❽ The Jan Pieter Heijestraat in West is up and coming, but we already knew that! This Saturday June 29 all the entrepreneurs in this street are hosting their ‘Bij Ons in de JP Zomermarkt.’ This Sunday Market starts at 10am and goes on till late. Want to know more? Check out the Facebook event >>
❾ This Saturday the Mercatormarkt is hosted again on the Mercatorplein. With loads of fun stands, good food and drinks. Find out more about the program and the schedule in the Facebook event >>
❿ It’s time for the Rooftop movie nights! With movie classics, popcorn and great drinks for in your beach chair or beanbag. Want to know more about the program on June 28, 29 or 30? Read all about it in the 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 >>
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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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