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Amsterdam Weekend Guide for October 11, 12 & 13

10 October 2019

Team jet lag here! But despite that, it’s so good to be back in the city. Or well, the city… Because we are renovating our house into a dream house (including a large living room and two new bedrooms in our garden, so that Manuel finally gets his own bedroom), we are temporarily living in Amstelveen. If you would like to follow all the struggles and happy moments surrounding the renovation, you can follow all the Instagram Stories that I share about this via the stories highlight ‘De Verbouwing’. So far this update. Much more important, of course, is what there is to do in Amsterdam. And my-oh-my that’s a lot. This week, the new restaurant WILS was opened by one of my favourite chefs, Joris Bijdendijk. We are going to eat there on Saturday, so again … keep your eye on my Insta stories! On Sunday I will finally taste the Viktor & Rolf Afternoon Tea over at my friends from the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam. Ok, enough about my plans … In this new Amsterdam Weekend Guide for October 11, 12 & 13 I have collected 10 things to do this weekend with yourself, friends or your lover.

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❶ Do you want to start the weekend in style? The Aperitivo’s at 5&33 have started again! Every day between 5 and 7 p.m. (so this weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday) you get a free selection of snacks with your drinks in the bar. One of the Italian traditions that we like best at Your Little Black Book!Zin om het weekend in stijl on te luiden? Check out the Facebook event for all details >>

❷ Winter is coming! This weekend the skating season will open on the Jaap Edenbaan in Amsterdam East and traditionally you will pay €0.20 to come skating on October 12. More info via the Facebook event >>

❸  The Pure Market will be back in Amstelpark on Sunday October 13. With of course lots of good food and drinks and nice products to take back home. More info, address & times via the Facebook event >>

 | 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 HoutRedbone, Dok du Nord, Karaat,  Stan & Co, Bam Boa, Cabrón, Pacific, Matcha Mafia, SjefietsheMeat & Greek, Spectrum, Nazka, Baohuis, Kim Chi WowRestaurant Watergang, Hola Poke, Ron Gastrobar Downtown, NneaThe Bab, Buurthaven, Naylor’s, The Lebanese Sajeria, Aesop & Aziatische High Tea.

❹ Do you like to drink bubbles? Check. Do you like to eat burgers. Check, check, double check. Then you want to go to Burgers & Bubbles Festival at The Roast Room on Saturday October 12! For € 49.50 you can drink unlimited bubbles that evening and a tasting of burgers will be waiting for you. Want to know more? Check out the Facebook event >>

❺ So fun! Driving North is back at the NDSM shipyard this weekend with a drive-in cinema. Friday and Saturday from 5 pm you park here for a movie on the big screen. Want to know more about how that works and score tickets for the entire car? Check out the Facebook event for all details >>

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❻ Loads of oyster happy hours this weekend, with oysters € 1,-. Time to list the best ones for you again:

Frank’s Smoke House // October 11 from 4 – 7 pm

Café Americain // October 11 from 5 – 8 pm

The Good Companion // October 12 from 3 – 5 pm

Rayleigh & Ramsay // October 12, all day

Bar Mimi // October 13 from 3 – 6 pm

❼ Amsterdam Center will be another fun destination this Sunday where you want to go! The Sunday Market lands on the Rokin (along the water) for the October edition. Check out times and exact location in the Facebook event >>

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❽ Crazy about vintage and pre-loved clothing? Then you want to go to the Vintage Kilo Sale at Radion on Saturday October 12. You pay for the vintage finds – yes big surprise – per kilo! Check out the location, times and conditions via the Facebook event >>

❾ There are considerably fewer Oktoberfest events in the city this year, but I have found one for you. Not a normal Oktoberfest, but a Boktoberfest on October 11 and 12 at De Prael in the Houthavens. With long beer tables, beer mugs, bok sausage and more. There’s some tickets left for the Friday via the Facebook event >>

❿ Always nice when the weather outside is getting really autumnal. A cheese tasting with matching wines from L’Amuse at Zuid. Taste 10 cheeses and 5 matching wines. Make a reservation ahead of time!  Check the Facebook event for all info >>

PS: Are you a lover of food markets? In this blog I listed the best food markets in the Netherlands

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Ben jij qua fotografie TEAM camera of TEAM smartphone of een MIX? Het avontuur in Australië zit er bijna op en ik ga naar huis met een smartphone vol met duizenden foto’s en video’s. De dag voor mijn vertrek pakte ik mijn nieuwe Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ uit. Niet alleen een heel knappe telefoon om te zien (in deze foto neemt hij de kleuren van mijn eten aan in de reflectie van het dak), hij kan zo veel meer dan ik gewend ben op het gebied van video en fotografie. Ik merk dat ik daardoor tijdens deze reis nog zelden mijn ‘normale’ camera heb gebruikt. Handig, want thuis met Manuel heb ik vaak maar één hand over en hoe minder spullen ik nodig heb hoe beter. Speciaal voor deze reis naar Australië kocht ik er een gimball handgrip voor extra stabilisatie bij waardoor ik met de Note 10+ zulke mooie videobeelden heb kunnen maken tijdens de road trip. Zodra ik de duizenden clipjes heb uitgezocht ga ik jullie het resultaat snel laten zien! _______________________________________ #Samsung @Samsungnederland #Samsungnederland #withGalaxy #DoWhatYouCant #yourlbbcollab #ambassador #travelwriter #instatravel #travelgram #instago #passportready #foodlover #travelblogger #wanderlust #ilovetravel #writetotravel #instatravelling #instapassport #postcardsfromtheworld #traveldeeper #travelstroke #travelling #traveltheworld #igtravel #yourlbb #travelblog #instago #wanderer

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Amsterdam Bucketlist
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!)
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:
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
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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