THESE ARE THE BEST TIPS FOR FUN ACTIVITIES IN AMSTERDAM THIS WEEKEND
Last week was very special for me! I was invited as one of the first people in the world (!) to take a look and eat inside Under in Norway. The first underwater restaurant in Europe. Exactly how special this was, you can see in the video below. I definitely want to go back with the boyfriend, because this was a bucketlist experience for sure! We are visiting a classic spot this weekend, because we will be out for lunch at Daalder. Did you hear that the team behind this gastrobar is starting a very cool new project in Edel? Our other plans for this weekend are yet to be decided, and I’m sure I will be inspired, as I hope you are, by the tips in this Amsterdam Weekend Guide for March 22, 23 & 24! Have fun with the 10 best things to do in Amsterdam this weekend!
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10 BEST TIPS FOR THIS WEEKEND IN AMSTERDAM
❶ A must see: The Hilton in Amsterdam is hosting their new photo exhibition (until March 31) all about the famous Bed-in for Peace by Beatle John Lennon and Yoko Ono. This week marks the 50th anniversary for the historic event of the iconic duo locking themselves into the Amsterdam hotelroom as a protest for world peace. The most special pictures by Nico Koster, Cor Jaring, Bert Sprenkeling, Govert de Roos and Claude Vanheye are on display. Free entrance! More info via the Facebook event >>
❷ Plans to go for drinks with friends this weekend? Then definitely check out the Amsterdam Wine Festival! From Friday March 22 at 3pm till Sunday the 24th of March. This edition it’s all about the wines from the Southern hemisphere. More info about the event? Read all about it here >>
❸ This Friday March 22 the’ winterborrel by Strand Zuid’ kicks off . Always a fun spot to grab some drinks with colleagues after work. They have a foodcourt and the party goes on until late. Read more about it in the Facebook event >>
❹ Are you a BIG FAN like me of the truffle ravioli at Spaghetteria? Great news! Because this weekend they are hosting their ‘Il weekend del tartufo’ on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Truffle everywhere! Want to know more about this? Read all about it here >>
❺ Want to work on your Summer body this weekend? Go to the Booty Club in the Pulitzer hotel. Start with a work out of 60 mins and enjoy a healthy brunch at Pause after. Plus take home a goodiebag with something special from Triumph. The event costs € 20,- and you can sign up here>>
❻ Feel like updating your wardrobe? This Saturday House of Watt is hosting their SWOPS kledingruil event. So go through your closet, take whatever you don’t want anymore, and start swopping! Read all about the event and the rules >>
❼ Do you love steak tartare as much as me? Then definitely go to Razmataz this Sunday for their new edition of RAUW! Starts at 4pm and you can get the best steak tartare here for only € 9,-. Check out all the info in the Facebook event >>
❽ YESSSS! We can now go to the new pop-up kitchen in the Kopstootbar. Sergeant Pepper cooks the best Indonesian dishes here till the end of April. 3 courses for € 21,- Dishes like: (vegan) curries, butter chicken and samosa’s. Sounds good right? Read all about it here >>
❾ Want to do something cultural in the city this weekend? Then maybe you can check out the Open Toren Dag Amsterdam on Saturday March 23. Several towers in the city will be open for public between 10am and 5pm. betekent dat er tussen 10.00 en 17.00 uur verschillende torens open zijn voor het publiek. Check out the participating towers here >>
❿ A weekend without oysters doesn’t really count as a weekend… does it? I listed all the best spots for you to go and enjoy this delicious dish:
⋙ Friday // Haas & Popi // € 1,- // More info & times >>
⋙Friday // Frank’s Smoke House // € 1,- // More info & times >>
⋙ Saturday // Rayleigh & Ramsay // € 1.- // More info & times >>
⋙Sunday // The Good Companion // € 1,- // More info & times >>
⋙Sunday // Maris Piper // 3 raw for € 5,- or 3 baked for € 7,50 // More info & times >>
⋙ Sunday // Walter’s // € 1,- // More info & times >>
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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