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Best of 2013! Top-5 hotspots of August

29 December 2013

The 5 most popular hotspots of August

Last August the weather was so nice that we could enjoy Amsterdam to the max. It was also a month with a lot of new hotspots that opened the doors. Have you been to all of them yet?

5 favourites of August 2013

1. Cafe Vrijdag
Cafe Vrijdag is a great addition to the cafe and restaurant scene of the Rivierenbuurt. This hotspot is laid back and serves good and affordable food. Also great for after work drinks!
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2. Marathonweg
With the opening of Marathonweg the Stadionbuurt in Amsterdam Old South became hot. Yummy pizzas and other dishes in a warm and cosy interior. Love this place.
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3. Societé Wunderbar
A hidden hotspot between the Rokin and the Kalverstraat. In the summer Societé Wunderbar has a nice outdoor terrace. Try the G&T’s!
Click here for the full blog about Societé Wunderbar

4. Pllek
An all time favourite for the summer ánd winter time. This urban beach is a great place to hang out! Go for drinks on Sunday afternoon when there’s often live music.
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5. HAY
Hello HAY!! One of the coolest new shops in Amsterdam that opened last year. I can’t wait until I have a new home and can shop some cool items at the new HAY house in Amsterdam.
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What were your favourites of August? Let’s hope that next August there will be many new hotspots openings too.

Missed the favourites of the earlier months?
– Click here for the top-5 hotspots of January
– Click here for the top-5 hotspots of February
– Click here for the top-5 hotspots of March
– Click here for the top-5 hotspot of April
– Click here for the top-5 hotspots of May
– Click here for the top-5 hotspots of June
– Click here for the top-5 hotspots of July

PS: 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.

More hotspots in Amsterdam

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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