Happy weekend! As I’m creating this weekend guide, I have to stand still for a moment. This Sunday it’s already December… And another year has flown by. A year in which so much has happened and ‘busy busy busy’ are perhaps the most heard words. That is why I think we should enjoy the December month to the fullest. For me it will be a month with lots of quality time with friends and family and for doing something fun together. What are your plans for December? In the Amsterdam Weekend Guide for November 29 & 30 + December 1, I have listed 10 tips for you. Enjoy!
| FÏNLEY SUNDAY GUIDE: It’s back! The new Fïnley Sunday Guide for December is now live. For this festive month we give you 40 tips for activities and locations in the Netherlands for the perfect Sunday. From beautiful nature walks to the coolest (food)markets and great hotspots for drinks with friends on your Sunday afternoon Click here for the December Guide >>
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10 X THE BEST TIPS FOR THIS WEEKEND IN AMSTERDAM
❶ Last week we were one of the first to sail along to admire the light artworks of the Amsterdam Light Festival . Have you heard that there is a new route this year? Very nice to see the artworks along a lesser known part of Amsterdam! There are various boarding locations, including in the vicinity of Central Station and Leidseplein. TIP: you can order tickets with a 25% discount with the code LOVERSFRIENDS25!
| NYE TIP: Do you already know what you will be doing on New Year’s Eve this year? At restaurant NENI you sit down for an extensive dinner and afterwards there is a DJ to usher in the new year. You can score tickets with a € 30 Early Bird discount until December 3. Want to find out more? Read all about NYE @ Neni >>
❷ We love sample sales! Martens Fashion Group is organising a sample sale on November 29 and 30, with discounts of up to 70%. During this sample sale you can score brands like: Bella Dahl, Articles of Society, Adrianna Papell, Liverpool Jeans, Chaser, PAULXCLAIRE and Ilse Jacobsen. Do you want to go shopping here? You can request a day pass at the desk of the World Fashion Center to go to the sale. Check all details, the address and the invite in the Facebook event >>
❸ Want to meet up with friends to do something fun before the December madness breaks loose? Sunday December 1, the Sinterklaas edition of the Sunday Market takes place at Westergas. Perfect spot for a nice drink and to shop for Sinterklaas gifts! Check the Facebook event for the times >>
❹ Want to start the weekend with cozy Friday afternoon drinks? Good news, because on Friday November 29 it is time for Edelwise again! The doors will open from 6 p.m. and you and your friends (or colleagues) will be at the right place here to have a drink, eat and dance. Check the Facebook event for all details >>
| AMSTERDAM TIPS: did you check out all these articles yet? Wondr, Georgio’s Café, Oslo Beers, Fred’s Kitchen, Simon de Wit, La Fiorita, Ginger & Gems, Oeuf, Hula Hula, Bar Hout, Redbone, Dok du Nord, Karaat, Stan & Co, Bam Boa, Cabrón, Pacific, Matcha Mafia, Sjefietshe, Meat & Greek, Spectrum, Nazka, Baohuis, Kim Chi Wow, Restaurant Watergang, Hola Poke, Ron Gastrobar Downtown, Nnea, The Bab, Buurthaven, Naylor’s, The Lebanese Sajeria, Aesop & Aziatische High Tea.
❺ La Cervecería is officially opened on Beukenplein! In the corner building where Smokin’ Barrels used to be, you can now have a drink and eat in a Spanish atmosphere. Perfect for a tapas date with friends. Want to know more? Check their Facebook page for more info >>
❻ Attention lovers of vintage clothing! Indianaweg 10 is opening a second boutique with perfectly sorted and unique vintage clothing, gadgets and other fun (fashion) accessories. You can find the new store at Kinkerstraat 104H!Want to find out more? Check the Facebook event >>
| WINTER TIP: you can now book your tickets for the Amsterdam Light Festival with an early bird discount. Did you hear that there’s a new route? Fun to do with colleagues or friends! Score your tickets for the best time slots here >>
❼ This one is fun for men! During BarBarShop at 5 & 33 on Saturday November 30 there are gourmet burgers, prohibition style cocktails and the gents can have a shave at the pop-up barbershop. Check all details in the Facebook event >>
❽ Want to quickly score a nice dress for the holidays? This weekend, LaDress will also hold a sample sale on November 29 and 30 and December 1. With discounts up to 80%! Do you want to go here? Order a ticket via the Facebook event for one of these days >>
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❾ We agree on one thing for our new house. A record player will be part of the interior! And that is why we are already looking for nice records to start collecting. For all vinyl lovers, there is a mega sale of records during the Good Music Vinyl Market at the Volkshotel this Sunday. Check the Facebook event for more info >>
❿ This weekend you can score the tastiest oysters again, starting from € 1 during Oyster happy hour. These are the 4 nicest places to slurp oysters:
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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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- 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 >>