Hello winter! What a nice week we’ve had with that cold, but bright sun. Do you already have plans for the weekend? There are so many great markets and hotspots that are opening their doors. And … cheese fondue season has also started again. For those who are into that! I have to say that Amsterdam is becoming very cozy again. And can you believe that the ice rink will be starting on Museumplein again in two weeks? Maybe you have tickets for the Museum Night? Then you want to continue reading for the two routes that we mapped out! No tickets? Don’t worry, because this new Amsterdam Weekend Guide for November 1, 2 and 3 contains enough tips for a wonderful weekend.
| FÏNLEY SUNDAY GUIDE: Great news for all Sunday lovers, because the new Fïnley Sunday Guide is live! Here you can find 37 tips for activities and locations in the Netherlands for the perfect Sunday. From the coolest (food) markets to the best place for a Sunday afternoon drink and tips for that one exhibition that you must see. Click here for the November Guide >>
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10 X THE BEST TIPS FOR THIS WEEKEND IN AMSTERDAM
❶ This Saturday it is time again for Museum Night, one of the best nightly events of the year. Did you manage to score tickets for this evening? View the two routes that we have mapped out for you to visit our favourite highlights during Museum Night. Check out our routes here >>
❷ Do you want to do something cultural this weekend? Then go to Museum van Loon. Anyway a very nice museum in a beautiful monumental canal house. This weekend is the last chance to see the installation of contemporary artist Stéphanie Saadé. The installation is based and inspired by the 18th-century wallpaper paintings by Jurriaan Andriessen (1742-1819) in the Drakensteyn room of the museum. For Saadé, the literal and metaphorical journeys of the paintings tell a large number of visual stories. When you enter the Drakensteyn room as a visitor, the paintings come to life! You can find Museum van Loon at Keizersgracht 672. Read all about the exposition here >>
| FOODIE TIP: Are you familiar with SurpriSeat? This restaurant platform turns going out to dinner into a real exciting event again. I highly recommend trying this out for a date night. For € 26,50 you can book a 2 course dinner in Amsterdam, Utrecht or Rotterdam. The restaurant you will be eating at is kept secret until a couple hours before dinner time. Want to experience this too? Use the code YLBB to get a € 7,50 discount on a surprise dinner for 2. Read more about it in this blogpost or make a reservation here for your own SurpriSeat >>
❸ Pllek is celebrating its 7.5 year anniversary this weekend. And they do that with a weekend full of fun events! Go to the Pllek tasting on Friday, go to dine & dance on Saturday or enjoy live music on Sunday. For more info check out the Facebook event>>
❹ This one remains a favourite and it is always fun! The Sunday market is back on Westergas this Sunday. Perfect for a winter drink with friends, good food, shopping at the stalls and listening to live music. Check out the Facebook event for the times>>
| 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 We love vintage! Go to the Kloffiemarkt XL edition this weekend and shop the best vintage treasures. From designer clothes to a vintage lottery, there are loads of things to do. Check out the location in the Facebook event >>
❻ It’s the first Friday of the month and that means it’s time for WesterFête. This Friday evening no fewer than ten locations of the Westergas participate. All doors are open and everywhere is a special program with delicious, cozy, exciting, musical and culinary indulgences. Check the Facebook event for all info >>
| WINTER TIP: your 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 >>
❽ Crazy about cheese fondue? Then you want to go to Fondue van de Kaaskamer this winter. At the location where Ijscuypje was located near Westergas, you can find this cheese fondue pop-up this winter, until March 1. Want to know more? Check the Facebook event all about the opening weekend >>
| TRAVEL TIP: did you know that Your Little Black Book is packed with hundreds of travel guides for all sorts of destinations worldwide? Check out all the city guides and island guides and get inspired for your next trip.
❾ Good news for everyone who loves specialty beers, because on Friday November 1, Tapperij de Eeuwige Jeugd will open the doors of their own pub at Oosterpark. With a silent disco and all their brews on tap. Read all about it in the Facebook event >>
❿ This weekend you can score the tastiest oysters again, starting from € 1 during Oyster happy hour. These are the nicest places to slurp oysters:
| TIP FOR EVERYONE THAT ENJOYS A GOOD FOOD MARKET: In this blog you find a list with 18 food markets that you can visit this month!
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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
COMFORTABLE // €€
☾ 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 >>