Amsterdam Weekend Guide March 7-9 2014

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Amsterdam Weekend Guide for March 7 – 9!

6 March 2014

Amsterdam Weekend Guide for March 7-9!

OMG I can’t believe it’s March already… Just a few more weeks and we’ll be drinking wine and beer on the outdoor patios again. YAY! Since I’m in Austin on holiday to meet up with my university friends and to check out the SXSW festival Bianca is taking over the weekend guide on English Breakfast Radio. She’s back from NY and stays on the YourLBB team!

This Amsterdam Weekend Guide is all about new hotspots that opened the doors and markets. Bianca starred with Your Little Black Book on English Breakfast Radio (local radio 99.4 FM, or SALTO on TV) for the first time today. Every Friday we curate the best events in town for the weekend guide. In this blog you find things to do in Amsterdam where we would go to. Hope you like them too! Have a great weekend!

– Have you been to pop-up restaurant Repéré yet? They do two more night before the close down. Book your table now for March 24 or 25 here. Check out my review about Repéré here!
– Do you like good coffee? Then check out the new coffee spot White Label Coffee at the Jan Evertsenstraat!
– More great food at the Jan Evertsenstraat. March 8 the new delicatessen store Deli-Caat opens the doors. For delicious take-out and fresh local produce! So don’t go to AH for your Saturday grocery shopping but go to Deli-Caat and support this new local business.
– More food! Yourlbb selected the best weekly farmers markets in Amsterdam. These markets are there every Saturday!
– For more hotspots that just opened the doors scroll down this weekend guide or check out the latest hotspots that opened in 2013 here.


– Remember the cool Midnight Market at creative hub & club Toren? They have a Sunday Morning Market coming up this weekend! From 10 am to 4 pm Sunday March 9.  This market is cancelled. 
– Drop by the IJ-hallen flea market on Saturday or Sunday in Amsterdam North at the NDSM wharf (after your visit to the market at Toren maybe?). The best flea market in The Netherlands. Click here for more info!
– New exhibit at the Tropenmuseum! Black & White tells the story how ‘black’ and ‘white’ live together in Holland. Until July 1st. Tip: next Thursday March 13 there’s a special event about fashion and streetstyle.
– Did you know that the Van Gogh Museum is open till late every Friday? To me it feels very NY where the Guggenheim museum hosts cool parties during the weekend nights. At the Van Gogh Museum the theme is TRAVEL this month. With this Friday a live concert of the DWDD resident artist Lucky Fonz III.
– Every Sunday there’s a mini festival called Wintercircus going on at Thuishaven in Amsterdam Westpoort at the Moermanskade.
– Psssst… save the date for the weekend of the Rollende Keukens (food trucks) at Westerpark from May 28 to June 1. Read more here.
– Amsterdam East has a ‘new’ theater! Actually it’s a merge of two theaters, but what is brand new is the restaurant. The Oostblok theater serves dishes of local produce. Check out the agenda of the theater here.
– This week the exhibit for Barbie’s 50th birthday bash opened at Tassen Museum Hendrikje. This exhibit is celebrating that Barbie is in The Netherlands for 50 years. Fun to go to with your mum or sister! They also serve a special Barbie High Tea. Until May 5.
– LAST WEEKEND. We always love the exhibits at the Eduard Planting Gallery and I have good news.. they have a new exhibit opening this weekend! Until March 8 2014: ‘Arte e Eleganza’ – fashion photography by Gian Paolo Barbieri.
– New fashion exhibit at the Rijksmuseum about the history of the coat. From 1630 to 1940! Until June 8 2014.
– LAST WEEKEND! In FOAM there’s a new exhibit by William Klein from until March 12 2014.
– GO HERE WHILE YOU CAN. Fashion icon Fong Leng is honored with an exhibit about her life at the Amsterdam Museum. Until March 16 2014.


– Did you see our blog about the cool home & living pop-up store Scotch Collectibles yet? Check it out here! And go to the Lobster House (Frederiksplein) this Saturday and Sunday to get yourself a unique item from this online shop.
– Only this weekend on Saturday and Sunday! A pop-up shop by at Rozengracht 110. Moli (My Own Little Indian) is a webshop specialised in cool Indian slash Native American items. Check out their website. It’s pretty cool!
– The first home and living store at the NDSM Wharf is now open! Woodies At Berlin is an industrial looking store and workplace where all the furniture is locally produced.
– LAST WEEKEND. At the Prinsengracht 436 there’s a fashion pop-up store by Raibufashion until March 9. A handpicked selection of clothes collected on travels to Japan and Korea.
– Have you been to the pop-up store at the Jan Eef yet? They’re open until the end of March.
CP113 is a new concept store on the East side of town. Located at the upcoming Tsaar Peterstraat in Amsterdam you’re welcome for coffee, clothes and more.
– If you’re into beautiful stationary the Misc store is the place to be in Amsterdam. What started as a successful webshop is now one of the coolest stationary stores in Amsterdam.
– Click here for an overview of the best shops in Amsterdam that opened the doors last 6 months.
BUTTON WEEKENDGUIDE JUST OPEN – Looking for a nice place to have breakfast or lunch? Omelegg is only open for a few months now and has the best omelets and other egg dishes in town!
– Club Odeon is open again!
– The new and second location of Spaghetteria opened the doors in Amsterdam West.
– Another new hotspot in Amsterdam West is located at the Bilderdijkstraat for coffee and juices you can now go to Berry Amsterdam!
– Did you already book one of the foodie workshops at Sla LABDiscover them here! Most of them under € 30,-.
–  Dophert is a new foodie hotspot at the Spaarndammerstraat in Amsterdam West where it’s all about vegan deliciousness! Open for lunch during the day and take-out dinners!
– Do you like Japanese food? Then Ku Kitchen at the Utrechtsestraat is a restaurant you will like!
Dr. Blend is a great new place for superfoods! For the healthiest smoothies and wraps in Amsterdam at the Herenstraat. I’m sure you will love it!
– Did you already go to Dvars for the best cocktails in town? Good news! They serve brunch now as well.
– Bar Mick is a new cafe restaurant in the Spaarndammerbuurt in Amsterdam West. Beside De Walvis one more reason to go down to this district!
– Do you have plans for coffee with friends this weekend? Here are some of our favourites:
Coffee Bru
Six and Sons
De Ruyschkamer
Two For Joy
De Laatste Kruimel
Bakers & Roasters
Stach Food 

– What about some healthy food for the weekend? Yourlbb’s favourite healthy hotspots are: SLAVenkelDr. Blend and Lite/Dark. Get ready for spring!

– Great hotspots in Amsterdam West! Voldaan is the place to be for soup and (meat)balls. I was there this Saturday and love this place and the food. Perfect for an easy dinner or lunch!
– Recently I discovered restaurant De Luwte at the Jordaan. This place is around for 27 years and has a brand new concept since last year. It’s a real neighbourhood gem and if you haven’s been there yet… it’s a must go. Check out the delicious food we had there. You will love it.
– The Culinaire Werkplaats is open again! With a brand new tasting experience with the theme ‘Moscow Design’. Until March 2. If you’re looking for a vegetarian restaurant this is a great place!
– Our favourite salad bar SLA opened a second location at the Westerstraat last week. So start the new year with a healthy salad! They are also going to do workshops at SLA LAB this year so stay tuned for more info on that.
– YES! The pop-up store at the Jan Evertsenstraat in Amsterdam West is open again. With more than 14 vendors with unique items. Almost like Artists and fleas in New York!
– Curious about the restaurants that opened late 2013? Click here for an overview with the best new restaurants in Amsterdam

Enjoy your weekend!

More hotspots are in the Amsterdam Little Black Book. A city guide to Amsterdam with the best restaurants, shops and things to do. Always new addresses coming up so check out your online Little Black Book daily for the latest hotspots in town!

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.
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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