Amsterdam Weekend Guide


Amsterdam Weekend Guide for November 7, 8 & 9!

7 November 2014

Amsterdam Weekend Guide for 7, 8 & 9 november!

Is it winter or is it winter? Perfect weather to put on your warmest coat, scarf and hand gloves again and explore Amsterdam. There is so much happening… it’s almost unreal! Another weekend of cool things to do in Amsterdam, like the Local Good Market. Discover the best in the Amsterdam Weekend Guide!

I’m so excited to check out all the new places in town. You can follow my daily adventures on Instagram and Twitter. Search for Your Little Black Book via @yourlbb!

PS: Every Friday around 11.45 am I share some of my favourite things to do on Amsterdam FM!

– If you like BBQ… and then I mean real BBQ… you have to check out Graceland BAR-B-Q at De Marktkantine in Amsterdam West. An American style roadhouse restaurant.

– One of my favourite restaurants in town celebrates its 1st Bday this weekend. Congrats Hugo’s Bar & Kitchen!

– Good news! Americano Bar & Kitchen opened the doors last week and is now taking reservations.

– Last weekend it was Museum night, but I have another good reason to go back to the RijksmuseumRijks is the new fancy restaurant at the Rijksmuseum by Chef Joris Bijdendijk. Discover Rijks here!

– Fries are always a good idea! In Amsterdam Old South has its first Frietboutique. Open now!

– Opened this week! Thrill Grill at the Gerard Doustraat for the best burgers.

Razmataz starts their oyster happy hour again this Sunday! They did some remodelling too. So check out ‘zilte zondag’.

– Yourlbb created lists to guide you through all our favourite spots:

20 of the newest restaurants in Amsterdam
* 9 best places to drink G&T’s in Amsterdam
* 10 restaurants where parking your car is no problem
* 20 new places for coffee and lunch 
20 new restaurant hotspots
10 favourite healthy spots
* 5 Saturday food markets 

– Coming soon:
* George Burger Bistro

More foodie proof recs that are around every weekend:

Brunch is hot in Amsterdam!
* Here’s a link to all the brunch spots in Amsterdam Yourlbb loves.
*Saturday and Sunday you can book your spot on G’s (former G&T’s) brunch boat! Sailing at 11 am or 13.30 pm. Reservations via

– 2 pop-up restaurants in Amsterdam! Foyer (LOVE this place!!), Henk (until December 2014)!

– Best oyster happy hour in Amsterdam! Every Saturday and Sunday between 3 – 7 pm at Hugo’s Bar & Kitchen. All oysters for only € 1,-! Great deal right?! And soooo NY ;-).


– There’s a pop-up store at De Ruyschkamer in Amsterdam East! Purple Pineapple is a colourful store selling the best treasures from accessories to revamped vintage furniture. Until December 31.

Vintage for city men! YES, a vintage event dedicated to men clothes. Saturday from 10-17 at the Wicked Warehouse.

FvF is hitting Amsterdam for their European book tour! From 6-9 pm at Tenue de Nimes at Haarlemmerstraat with drinks by Hiding in Plain Sight. More info here! 

– Pop-up store Gekaapt is back! You find this cool store with local indy brands for 6 months at the Bilderijkstraat. With Nikki Namasté, Doing Goods, Cup of Jo & others. More info & photos here >>.

– Good news! The Things I Like, Things I Love, stores stays at De Pijp. For good!

– Three of my favourite vintage shops in Amsterdam:
* Tatski & Kar at Koningsstraat 27a.
* Libertine is a gallery slash store for vintage curiosities at the Prinsengracht.
Kaufhaus is a cool vintage clothing and furniture store at the Sweelinckstraat 21 in Amsterdam.


– One of the coolest new markets of the moment: the Local Goods Market at De Hallen on Saturday!

– This weekend it’s KLIK festival! The Amsterdam Animation Festival at EYE.

– Start your Saturday or Sunday with Yoga at PLLEK! From 10.30-12.00, € 12,-.

– Do you like street art? Discover the best street art in Amsterdam and book a tour. Check out our blogs about Street Art Amsterdam tours. Also very cool if you live in Amsterdam!

– What about ice skating at the Jaap Eden Ijsbaan? Stay for lunch or dinner at the hottest canteen of Amsterdam: Cafe Jaap.

– New expo at the Eduard Planting Gallery! Fashion photographer Rohn Meijer “Dreams go on”. Until December 1.

– Do you like street art? Check the new expo at the Go Gallery on the Prinsengracht for “Spread Your Wings”. Two artists, two styles! Until December 31.

– Perfect for cold winter weather! Go to the movies at De Filmhallen at De Hallen in West. Go for a dinner at De Foodhallen, Remise47, Halte 3 or Meat West before the film starts!


– Check out this new expositions at photo museum FOAM:
Vivian Maier, Street Photographer | until January 28

– Marlene Dumas x Stedelijk Museum until January 4.

Modern Times photography expo x Rijksmuseum until January 11.


– We Eat DJ’s for Breakfast! Saturday afternoon at Paper Planes.

– Parties on Saturday afternoon seem hot! Check out Happy Feelings at REM this Saturday.

– This Saturday it’s Bandits at Jimmy Woo! Enter at your own risk ;-).

– My favourite clubs in Amsterdam for techno: Studio 80, Canvas & Club Trouw.

– A bit older crowd, great tunes and good vibe: Disco Dolly.

– Always fun: cocktails and dancing at Chapter21!

My long list of hotspots that I’ve been to recently or that are top of my mind!

– Have you been to the new &Other Stories shop in Amsterdam yet?

– Healthy juices & more at Roots at the Amstelveenseweg. Try the number 2!

– Miuse is a new concept store at De Pijp for a collection of beautiful labels for ladies. Gerard Doustaat 80.

The 20 new hottest restaurants in town in one list.

De Foodhallen are open! I’ve been there 3 times already and I love it there. Many food stalls with great food, a bar for drinks and a nice crowd who likes to food too.

– Have you been to Remise47 yet? Also located at De Hallen but then at the design hotel. Nice spot for dinner and cocktails.

– New bar in town! Bar Jones at the Nes. Just a laid back place for drinks with a vintage interior.

– Sotto is a nice pizza place who now has a second location at the Roelof Hartstraat. Pizza, like pizza is supposed to be!

– Back to Black is a new coffee bar in the heart of Amsterdam. At this cool concept everything is for sale. More about Back to Black here.

– Psssst… did you know that the Marie Stella Maris archive has a cute coffee and water cafe in the basement? Just saying ;-).

– Betty Blue is a cool new pastry store in the city center which is all about sweet stuff. Yum!

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!

Tip: discover more city- and travel guides by @yourlbb!

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