Happy weekend! Let’s all enjoy the last bit of Summer in Amsterdam. It looks like the weather gods are working in our favour this weekend. Activity wise, there is a lot to do this weekend in the city and the number of bottomless brunches that are organised is almost impossible to keep up with. Everyone is back to school and back to work, the routine is back and that’s why this weekend is the perfect weekend to do something fun with friends or your lover. I’m going to do something fun in between packing (YUP, the move is getting closer!), So keep an eye on Instagram Stories. In this new Amsterdam Weekend Guide I have collected the best tips for you for September 13, 14 & 15. And have you seen that there are a lot of new articles on the site about hotspots that have just opened their doors or will open soon?
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10 X the best tips for this weekend in Amsterdam
❶ Good news for those who haven’t been to Daniel Arsham’s ‘Connecting Time‘ exhibition at Moco Museum. Due to its success, the exhibition has been extended to January 7 2020. Extra special is that the New York artist made a pink limited edition of his famous Cracked Bear especially for Moco Museum. The Pink Cracked Bear can be purchased exclusively in the museum shop and can be reserved online. Read all about Daniel Arsham in Moco >>
❷ From September 13 till15, the Marineterrein in the Homeland area will be transformed into the Amsterdam Beer Festival with specialty beers from 12 breweries from all over the country, barbecue and live music. Check all info and the line-up in the Facebook event >>
❸ Start this weekend in the perfect way with a VrijMiBo from Frits. This always event on Friday will be hosted on Friday, September 13 at IJver in Amsterdam Noord on the NDSM wharf. Fun fact: we have recently been there to check this new hotspot for you and YES, it’s a must go! . Read all about Frits. & Check out our review of IJver >>
| AMSTERDAM TIPS: did you check out all these articles yet? 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.
❹ On Sunday September 15, the Gardens of West (Tuinen van West) will be organising West Fest. With lots of activities and performances for young and old and of course good food from the local harvest. Check out the line-up and times in the Facebook event >>
❺ Something special to celebrate soon? Last week the Viktor & Rolf Afternoon Tea started at the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam. This very special event can be booked daily until the end of November between 3pm and 5pm, but it’s extra special with live piano music on weekends. Read all about it here >>
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❻ Perfect for the weekend! I’ve listed the best bottomless brunches in a row and at all these places they do a free flow of bubbles:
❼ Saturday September 14 and Sunday September 15 it is Open Monument Day (Open Monumentendag) again and more than 50 monuments in Amsterdam will be opening their doors. From the Betty Asphalt Complex to De Kleine Komedie. Read all about the program and the several locations here >>
❽ If you do not live there, New West is probably not the area where you come most often. So let yourself be surprised by the diversity in the neighbourhood during 24H New West. There is an extensive program of activities that will guide you to the nicest and most special places in the neighbourhood. Check out the Facebook event for more info >>
❾ Sunday September 15, it’s time for RAUW at Razmataz. Lovers of steak tartare now know what that means. From 4pm you choose the perfect weight and seasoning for your steak tartare. More info in the Facebook event >>
❿ Also nice on a Sunday: at Sjefietsche you can grab a table from 1pm for the second edition of La Fiesta Los Visburger. With a thick fish burger as the perfect anti-hangover food and of course you can also simply order the classic ceviche. Want to know more? All info and the address in the Facebook event >>
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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
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