these are the must know beauty addresses in amsterdam
Before you know it Christmas is already knocking on your door. I personally love the coziness that comes with the Christmas vibe: family, delicious food and drinks. And of course you want to look at your very best at the table and chances are that you’re just like me and are planning to fix your nails last minute! And even though it might get freezing cold during the holidays, Amsterdam will always be so special and beautiful during the winter. The lighted streets, everyone’s inside in front of the fireplace drinking hot chocolate or glühwein… I love it.
But december is also a month when you’re really busy. Rounding up the last things for work, quickly catch up with friends in the old year. Busy with lots of fun things! But between all the gift shoppings, working and drinks you of course want to look your best. That’s why we’ve put together a lists of tips with beauty addresses in Amsterdam where you can get holiday-ready! Don’t want too long with making an appointment, because I probably won’t have to tell you that these are busy times… Enjoy your me-time and happy holidays!
7 x the best beauty addresses in amsterdam
Sense Beauty & Lifestyle: The address in Amsterdam for shellac, manicures, pedicures, but also spray tans, eyebrows and other beauty treatments.
Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 103, Amsterdam – senselifestyle.nl
De Building Green Dutch: A very good hairdresser in the South of Amsterdam and in de Haarlemmer area. What I personally love about this place is that they work with products of Keune. To make a reservation on time here is a must, if you want to have a new hairdo before the holidays! Stadionweg 184, Amsterdam – thebuildingams.com
Haartheater: New at this location of the Haartheater is the gigantic Beautyshop, where you can stop by for quick fixes like manicures, eyebrow treatments, small facial treatments to destress, hand and foot massages and of course lots more.
Beethovenstraat 96, Amsterdam – hethaartheater.nl
Skins: If you really want to treat yourself, book a beauty treatment or massage, and certainly don’t forget your bikini so you can dive into the pool afterwards and hang out in the sauna of the hotel where the salon that does the treatments is situated.
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 2, Amsterdam – skins.nl
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
VERY VERY NICE // €€
☾ 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.