As you’re reading this I am on my way to Australia for a workation. I have never been there before and am so incredibly curious how I will like it Down Under. A road trip is planned from Sydney to Byron Bay, where we will spend most of the first part of the trip. Despite being in the middle of a move in Amsterdam, I have been looking forward to this inspiration trip for weeks at the start of the new season. Do you want to follow my adventure in Australia? Travel with me on Instagram Stories via @YOURLBB! Before I got on the plane, of course I made a selection of the best events and other things to do in Amsterdam for you. Have fun with the 10 tips from this new Amsterdam Weekend Guide for September 27, 28 & 29 . Have a nice weekend!
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10 X THE BEST TIPS FOR THIS WEEKEND IN AMSTERDAM
❶ Brunch lovers pay attention, because on Sunday September 29 it’s Kettle One #NationalBrunchDay and you can join at more than 30 locations throughout the Netherlands for a delicious brunch with Bloody Marys. Teds All Day Brunch, G’s and Stan & Co, among others, are participating! Check out the Facebook event for an overview of all brunch hotspots >>
❷ So much fun: a night market (as we know it from Asian and African countries) is being organised for the first time on Saturday September 28 at the NDSM wharf. With lots of delicious food, special lifestyle stalls and a meeting place for everyone. Read all about the opening hours in the Facebook event >>
❸ Jansz. Family Sundays is back this fall. Parents can go for a carefree dinner with their kids between 4:30 PM and 6:30 PM. With extra fast service, an extensive kid’s menu and playtime for the children, who can play under the supervision of the friendly nannies in the Copper Rooms. Every last Sunday of the month! In the Facebook event you can find more info about this edition >>
| 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.
❹ In the South of America it’s a weekend tradition: a crawfish boil. At The Good Companion they bring this tradition to Amsterdam as a brunch option, and you can join on September 29 for this crawfish party. Reservation required! Read all about the Sunday Boil in the Facebook event >>
❺ Are you a vintage lover just like I am? Then you want to go to Javaplein on Saturday September 28, because there will be a vintage market there between 12 PM and 5 PM. Want to know more? Check out the Facebook event >>
❻ Do you want to start this weekend with some nice Friday drinks? At Bam Boa it’s time again for OH LA LA Sangria from 8 p.m. With yes, Sangria! And very nice tunes from behind the turntable All info in the Facebook event >>
❼ Nothing is more fun than strolling through a food market where you can eat and drink as much as you feel like on a Sunday. The Pure Market is back in Park Frankendael this Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.. More info about the stands in the Facebook event >>
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❽ Do not laugh at this tip and say that you have heard it before… But this is the very last weekend of Roest. Saturday September 28 from 6 pm to late. HAVE FUN! Check out the line up in the Facebook event >>
❾ The indoor food festival season kicks off this weekend with the Amsterdam Wine Festival in the Westergasfabriek, which is all about wines from the Northern Hemisphere. For the beginner and the connoisseur, with many different types of wines that can be ordered by the glass. From Friday afternoon to Sunday! More info via the Facebook event >>
❿ Canceled because of the weather.
The Rembrandtpark festival is being held for the 14th time on Sunday September 29 in the Rembrandtpark. A free event with live music, a flea market, poetry, theater, many delicacies from a diverse selection of kitchens and a makers market. Read all about it 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