Happy weekend! While there is a lot of work going on in our own house, we are on staycation in Zeeland this weekend and are staying at the brand new Hotel Franklin in Middelburg. I have to say that it is nice to live somewhere else temporarily. This way you discover other parts of the city, such as the new restaurant Gijsbrecht in Buitenveldert (that I never visited before and now every week). Next week there will be a lot of new content live with new hotspots in the city and I also have some other nice news. But now, WEEKEND! In this new Amsterdam Weekend Guide for October 25, 26 & 27 I have listed 10 great tips for you. Have fun!
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10 X THE BEST TIPS FOR THIS WEEKEND IN AMSTERDAM
❶ Good news for all truffle lovers! Restaurant 5 & 33 kicks off the truffle season this weekend with a 4-course menu that has been put together in collaboration with Freek van Noortwijk and Guillaume de Beer (known from Restaurant Breda, among others). The special menu with dishes made with white truffles from Italy can be reserved until December 15, but do not wait too long with booking it because it is sold out every year. Check out the Facebook event for all info & reserve your table via 020 820 5333 or email@example.com.
❷ Klaproos, the nicest pop-up in Noord is going to stop! That is why you can taste the delicious pizzas one more time this weekend at Arrivederci Ciao, the Final Party. To close the pop-up with a BAM, there is of course a lot of pizza, but there is also a DJ and other favourite artists from the past 18 months who will be here to perform again. so make sure to stick around after dinner!Check the Facebook event for all info >>
❸ Rediscover your favourite place in East on Saturday during 24H East. Different hotspots open their doors or organise an event. Curious which hotspots are participating? Read more about this in the Facebook event >>
❹ Now at Your Little Black Book, we are not necessarily a fan of a buffet. But believe us that you want to taste the brunch at Gijsbrecht. This restaurant was opened not so long ago in Buitenveldert and on Sunday October 27 you can join here for a Sunday Brunch! More info about the menu in 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 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 Do you celebrate Halloween? We have a list ready for you with the best Halloween events in Amsterdam, but if you want to combine this with good food, then you want to go to the special Supreme Halloween brunch at Izakaya this weekend. Don’t forget to make a reservation. Check out the Facebook event for all details >>
❻ This weekend you can score the tastiest oysters again, starting from € 1 during Oyster happy hour. These are the nicest places to slurp oysters:
❼ This weekend The maker Market is back in ‘De Hallen’. Young entrepreneurs will be ready to tell you all about their locally produced products that they sell. A creative market with unique finds! More info and times via the Facebook event >>
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❽ In the heart of Amsterdam, this Friday you can go to the October edition of the New Market on – yes – the Nieuwmarkt. From tasty snacks and drinks from one of the many food trucks, to stalls for shopping. Check the Facebook event for all details >>
❾ Want to go for a brunch somewhere on Sunday? Go to the pop-up brunch at Flora in the Bilderdijkpark. What can you expect? The brunch is all about Fried Chicken & Biscuits. They also serve their new brunch tacos this day. So if you fancy comfort food on Sunday, then you have to be here. All details and more info via the Facebook event >>
❿ Last weekend we were in the Amsterdamse Bos and this weekend the Pure Market is settling in at Park Frankendael. Lots of stalls sell fresh artisan products and good food and drinks here, while little ones float around in the mary go round. Check the Facebook event for the location >>
PS: Are you a lover of food markets? In this blog I listed the best food markets in the Netherlands
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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
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