THESE ARE THE BEST TIPS FOR FUN ACTIVITIES IN AMSTERDAM THIS WEEKEND
Despite the rain this has been a great week in Amsterdam. And we are just getting started! I am SO happy, because this week we finally got a big renovation project approved for the house! This means that Manuel will finally get his own bedroom. So for any of you that are wondering if we will be staying in the city now that we have a child? OOOOH YES! And of course you can now find me on Pinterest every evening. just scrolling through pages of inspiration. Love it. I really feel like I have the best job in the world, because I definitely get SO MUCH inspiration from all the cool new restaurants and stores that are opening their doors in the city. Especially places like Ron Gastrobar Downtown!
This week I also stopped by fgelopen The Bab for a delicious lunch. They are now open during the day, for their soft launch. Did you already make plans for this weekend? On Friday we are going to one of our favourite restaurants (follow my Insta Stories to find out which place this is!) And to make this week even cooler, we are going to the press opening in Norway of Under. Hello bucketlist! In our new Amsterdam Weekend Guide for March 15, 16 & 17 I have listed 10 tips for you. Happy weekend!
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10 BEST TIPS FOR THIS WEEKEND IN AMSTERDAM
❶ At first sight, this looked like your average garage sale. BUT, of course I did some heavy digging and I found out that this is the garage sale of one of everyone’s favourite store: concept store Hutspot. So YEP, you want to go here! Up to 80% discount on great brands like: Won Hundred, Filippa K, Samsøe & Samsøe, SELECTED, RVLT & Second Female. Friday March 15 and Saturday March 16 from 11am – 6pm. More info about this and the location in the Facebook event >>
❷ The Amsterdam Cocktail Week (until March 17) is in full effect! With loads of gorgeous tastings in the most beautiful cocktailbars in Amsterdam. Check out the daily program on their Facebook page. Check here for more info >>
❸ So cool! IF the weather allows it and the sky is somewhat clear, how cool is it to go this Saturday to the stargazing event at zoo Artis. Between 7pm and 11pm in the Planetarium. Free admission, but they do appreciate a small donation! More info in the Facebook event >>
❹ Looking for a cool spot for your VrijMiBo (Friday afternoon drinks)?
⋙ Lotje in het Vondelpark = sold out, but there are always people that can’t go last minute, so keep your eye on Ticketswap! Check out the Facebook event here >> Looking to score tickets for the next edition is ALWAY a good idea of course.
⋙ Enjoy their signature cocktail for € 7,- at Fridak in Bar Dak from 9.30pm More info in the Facebook event >>
❺ For those of you who missed this: it is the Week without Meat this week. That’s why we have our lists with the best vegan and vegetarian restaurants handy for you:
❻ Now that I know that we will be renovating, I am also looking for some new art. Come see what’s going on at the Rembrandt Art Market in De Hallen this Saturday and who knows, you might find some art piece you absolutely love! Click here for more info and the times>>
❼ We are always in the mood for a big brunch during the weekend. Especially when it’s at our beloved Pikoteo , that normally only opens their doors in the evening for dinner. What to expect? Huevos rancheros, fried chicken, the classics, cocktails and some nice beats. Check the Facebook event for all the info >>
❽ It’s time for Aperitivo Sunday at Winehouse Somm this Sunday between 4pm and 7pm. With 2 glasses of wine and 3 bites to share for € 23,- for 2 people. Making a reservation is preferred. More nfo in the Facebook event >>
❾ Ever heard of cashewbert ? It’s really a thing! Vegan cheese made out of cashew nuts. This Saturday you can join a workshop where they teach you how to make this yourself! Curious? Check the Facebook event if there are any spots available>>
❿ Finish off the weekend at the Good Stuff Maker Market and score some beautiful items by local designers at the Volkshotel. Between 1pm and 6pm. Check out the Facebook event >>
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⋙ Chateau Amsterdam, our very own city vineyard in Noord, is hosting a tasting and a tour every Saturday.Join them for a tasting of 4 different wines, paired with 4 different cheeses for € 19,50. Want to know more and make a reservation? Find all details in their Facebook event >>
⋙This weather is perfect for museum days and checking out new exhibitions. And of course I rounded up the coolest ones for you to go and check out! I have the annual museum card which allows you to visit most museums in the Netherlands ‘ for free’. Don’t feel like waiting in long lines? Book your tickets online!
- Did you already check out 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 bucket list. Read all about this exhibition here >>
- Going outside in cities to spot street art is super cool, but let’s be honest, super cold right now. That’s why you should go to the MOCO museum. With lots of pieces by the famous Banksy, but they are also hosting a new exhibition with work by the New York artist Daniel Arsham.
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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
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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