THESE ARE THE BEST TIPS FOR FUN ACTIVITIES IN AMSTERDAM THIS WEEKEND
The past couple weeks really flew by! I celebrated my birthday and took my bike all over town for meetings and hotspot articles. Definitely a fun week! And now we are ready for some Summer weather and fun barbecues. Can’t wait to have bites and cocktails with our friends! This weekend is looking promising weather-wise, and that’s great because there are loads of fun pop-ups and foodie events happening in the city. In this new Amsterdam Weekend Guide for May 24, 25 and 26 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 Would you never turn down good ice cream? And do you love cocktails? Then definitely go to the Oppo Ice Cream Cocktail pop-up from May 26 in the Tunes Bar! For the pop-up, the mixologist has created two different cocktails with Oppo as their main ingredient. The cocktails are € 12,50 and these are the opening hours: Thursday 4pm – 1am, Friday 12.30pm – 2am, Saturday 12.30pm – 2am and Sunday from 12.30pm – 12am. See you there?
❷ Do you find it stressful to go out to dinner with the whole family? Not when you go to Family Sundays at Jansz. Between 4.30pm and 6.30pm they are all about the little ones! Quick service, a kids menu with loads of options and chaperoned playtime in one of the Copper Rooms, so you can have your meal in peace. More information and to make reservations, click here!
❸ Experience Las Vegas in Amsterdam this weekend! In honour of the new direct KLM flight from Amsterdam to Las Vegas, which will start next month, Las Vegas is bringing an unique experience to Amsterdam for one weekend. On Saturday 25 May and Sunday 26 May everyone who comes to the Tobacco Theater (Nes 75-87 in Amsterdam) will have the opportunity to “travel” to Las Vegas through a series of Instagrammable spaces with interactive art installations. The Las Vegas showgirls are of course present as well and you have the chance of winning a trip to Las Vegas including a hotel stay at the luxurious Palms Casino Resort. The doors are open Saturday and Sunday from
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❹ The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam is celebrating their 5 year anniversary and they are doing a special afternoon tea till the end of the month. Last week I went and tasted this afternoon tea on my birthday and you can check out all the wonderful creations that pastry chef Vipin Charly and his team came up with, over on my Instagram Stories. Do you also have a celebration soon? Read all about the afternoon tea in the Peacock Alley here >>
❺ Ever did a wine tasting at Chateau Amsterdam? If not, then go to the Bottlefeest on Sunday May 26, where they are bottling the wine of the year in a festive way and where you of course want to go for all the tastings of the Amsterdam made wines. With cheese from Kef and sausages from Brandt & Levie! Want to know more of score tickets? Check out the Facebook event >>
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❻ Pizza fanatics, pay attention! Because Saturday May 25, the Rembrandtpark is doing their Amsterdam Pizza Festival! Come an enjoy pizza tastings by some of the best pizzeria’s in the city. Curious who to find here and what else there is to do? Read more about it in the Facebook event >>
❼ Vintage lovers, this one is for you: This Saturday and Sunday, vintage shop Zipper is opening the doors to their storage in Amsterdam Noord, for their mega popular Warehouse Sale. Come shop some of their best gems, that they just picked up in LA last month, between 10am and 6pm. Check out the Facebook event for the address and more info >>
❽ It seems like all the best events are on a Sunday! Because this Sunday you can also go to Razmataz to enjoy some fine oysters during their Zilte Zondag. Oysters for € 1,-, what’s not to like! Check the Facebook event for times and more info >>
❾ Festival season has officially started! This weekend you can go to these parties in Amsterdam:
Lentekabinet // May 25 // More info & tickets >>
909 // May 25 // More info & tickets >>
The Summer opening of Thuishaven // May 25 // More info & tickets >>
Tip: sold out? Check Ticketswap for tickets!
❿ The Sunday Market will be at the Rokin this Sunday between 12pm and 4pm. You can find the market on the strip along side the water at ‘de Oude Turfmarkt’ Check out the Facebook event for more info >>
Our newest lists
- Ever been to the Moco? It’s one of our favorite 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
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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
- Amsterdam Tips -
- To do -
(Private) Canal Cruise
Make a boat tour and enjoy the Amsterdam Light Festival from the water during a cruise on the canals.Tickets from € 16,- >>
This new experience with unique and colourful installations is the Instagram hit of Amsterdam.Book a time slot >>
- Stay -
This trendy hotel with a rooftop, restaurant and club is located in hot and happening Amsterdam East.Check the rates >>
This lifestyle hotel is located on Herengracht in the Canal District and also loved by locals.Check the rates >>
- Deals -
Visit the number one photography museum of Amsterdam for exhibits about contemporary photography.Get tickets for € 12,50 >>
Tulips at Keukenhof
One of the most Instagrammable places in Holland during this season!Get that Insta-photo >>