Amsterdam Weekend Guide May 1, 2 and 3!

1 May 2015

Weekend tips for May 1, 2 en 3!

It’s already the first weekend of May, and liberation day is coming soon! This year it’s an official holiday, so most of you have the day off! Do you already have plans on the 5th of May ? Maybe you can go to one of these festivals:  Vrijland, Het Vrije Westen or het Amsterdams Verbond! This weekend you can get some rest before partying, and maybe have dinner in one of these 15 new restaurants. Or already shop some new summer outfits and shoes at the shoebaloo outlet, the fab. sample sale or the ani ani pop up store.  And don’t forget to check out all the new hotspots listed in the Food & Drinks section we tested for you the last weeks!  >> Happy Weekend! 
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– Before you read any further….  let’s do a check if you already know these 15 new restaurant hotspots in Amsterdam!

– Don’t you just love the Nine Streets? Pluk is the newest lunch hotspot there. Read all about Pluk here!

– YAY! Baut Zuid is up and running :-).

– Good news for all the Lobster-fans: restaurant Remise47 will serve lots of Lobster dishes from Sunday the 3th of May till Sunday the 17th of May!

– Looking for a great Sunday Brunch spot with met Bloody Mary’s? G’s has a new location in Amsterdam East!

– If you want to eat out at a nice café NELIS is a must try.

– There’s a new place for lunch, drinks and bites in West! Meet Bar DK!

– Venster 33 is a new hotspot de Pijp! Delicious breakfast, lunch, dinner or just drinks!

– Are you crazy for seafood? The Seafood Bar has a (new) second location at the Spui!

– In the mood for healthy juice this weekend? Visit Blendbar at the Ferdinand Bolstraat! Or check out the Juice Brothers at the Van Woustraat.

–  In this Amsterdam West Guide there certainly are enough places to have dinner or drinks this weekend!!

– Have you seen this new lunch spot at the Van Woustraat? At De Turk you can have amazing lunch & do some turkish groceries afterwards!

– Tips for drinks on Friday!
* SoSo Lobi at Waterkant: the best friday-afternoon drinks!
* or check out the renewed Tapmarin at the Van Woustraat

– And also good news for all the oyster-lovers: this Friday there will be Happy Oyster Hours again at East57! And of course our favourites Razmataz and Hugo’s Bar & Kitchen have oyster specials too on the weekend!

 – Some foodie proof lists to make your life easier! Did you check them yet?
* 91 new hotspots in West
* 43 restaurants in Amsterdam West 
* the best hotspots at the JP Heijestraat
48 best terraces in Amsterdam
10 summer hotspots
20 x the best take-out addresses
* 11 x of the best Italian food
* 12 burger bars you must know
* 17 nicest breakfast spots in town
* 9 x cheese fondue in Amsterdam
* 14 healthy hotspots we love
* 9 cool spots with a fire place
* hotspots in Amsterdam where you can eat gluten free!
* 16 x the best brunch spots
* 15 great bars and cafes in Amsterdam
* 5 spots in Amsterdam for Italian coffee
* 5 favourite hotspots for hot coco
* 36 great coffee bars in Amsterdam
* 18 best cocktail bars in Amsterdam
* 8 spots for free wifi, good coffee & lunch
* 9 best places to drink G&T’s in Amsterdam
* 10 restaurants where parking your car is no problem
* 10 favourite healthy spots
* 5 Saturday food markets

– This Saturday the Local Goods Market will have a special Vintage Edition
– In the mood for an evening full of live music? Go to the recording of the television show The Best Singer- Songwriter of the Netherlands, Saturday the 2nd of May at The Marktkantine.
– On Sunday you can visit the Sunday Market at the Westergasfabriek
– Ever wanted to visit a Rollerdisco? This Sunday is your chance to go! At Club Lite in West!
– Are you a real art & design lover? Then you must visit this new concept: ArtDeli. This great new place combines Art, Design and Food!

– Every first Sunday of the month het BankjesCollectief (The “bench” collective) forms the biggest open air café in the world! This Sunday there will be at least 40 benches, where Amsterdam locals will be pub-owner for a day. Get out of your house and go meet your neighbours at the nearest bench!


– Sunday another exposition will open at the TropenmuseumSecret Love is a contemporary art exhibition about the taboo on homosexuality, lesbians, bisexuality and transgenders in China. (till september 13)

– The William Kentridge exposition in EYE Amsterdam. William Kentridge is famous for his special animation films, charcoal paintings and room-filling installations! This will be his first exposition in the Netherlands (till August 25)

– Also nice at the Tropenmuseum: Bodyart! This exhibit is all about Bodyart from all over the world. Warning: you might want a tattoo after visiting ;-). Read all about the expo here. (Until August 30)

– Saturday the 18th of April is the start of the World Press Photo  exhibition! A must see! (Till July 5th )

– In the city archives of Amsterdam there is a cool exhibition with photos of Cor Jaring! This selfmade photographer is a true “Amsterdammer” and made several photo’s of rebellious activities in Amsterdam. (Till July 12th)

– The English design duo Jimmie Martin, famous for their special furniture, will open their first exposition in the Urban Art House Gallery Store in Amsterdam. Famous costumers are Kylie Minogue, Kelly Osbourne, Jamie Oliver and Madonna. Go and have a look! (from April 10 till June 30)

– A publication of Terry O’neils new Rock ‘n’ Roll photo book at the Eduard Planting Gallery! Come and see a great selection of the stars of the music industry, like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Presley, Amy Winehouse, Diana Ross and many others (till May 23).

– Visit these nice expositions at the FOAM photo museum: Broomberg & Chanarin (till June 6) + Geert Goiris – Flashbulb Memories, Ash Grey Prophecies (till may 24)


– Looking for the perfect bag or a cute wallet? On Saturday & Sunday Fab. will host a sample sale at Pistache!
– From Friday the 1st of May, at 10:00 am you can shop designer shoes with more than 50 precent discount at the Shoebaloo Outlet

– This weekend is your last chance to pay a visit to the Rollie Shoes pop-up store at the Haarlemmerdijk! Really cute summer shoes.

– If you’re going on holiday soon and need a new swim suit the Kabana Resort Wear store is a must visit! Or check out the Ani Ani pop-up store at De Pijp.

– Did you spot Bloem at the Gerard Doustraat yet? Great spot for kids stuff!


– This Friday you can dress yourself up for VERKLEED at the Sugarfactory. Hits, 80’s, 90’s, r&b, house and more!
– And did you know we have many cool playlists on Spotify? Check the latest here!

– And check out these parties for Tuesday the 5th of May: VrijlandHet Vrije Westen en het Amsterdams Verbond

– Did you go to these cool clubs in Amsterdam yet?! The Warehouse, Club Closure and Radion. They have great party’s every week!

PS: more hotspots are in the Amsterdam Little Black Book. A city guide to Amsterdam with the best restaurants, shops and things to do. Always new addresses coming up so check out your online Little Black Book daily for the latest hotspots in town!

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