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Best of 2013! Top-5 hotspots of July

29 December 2013

The 5 most popular hotspots of July!

July means summer in the city! Spending hours on the terraces drinking cold beers and wines. I hope this summer will be as good as last year :-). We LOVE summertime!

5 favourites of July 2013

1. Sla
The first restaurant that is fully focused on lettuce (translated as sla in Dutch). Sla is a great hotspot and so popular for their healthy and delicious salads. I’m a fan too!
Click here for the full blog about Sla
2. Bar Bukowski
In Amsterdam East there are so many cool bars now. Bar Bukowski has a nice sunny terrace in the summer! At night it’s cool to go to Henry’s Bar which you can access via Bar Bukowski.
Click here for the full blog about Bar Bukowski
3. Supermercado
If you like Spanish food then Supermercado is a place to check out! This restaurant is super cosy and the food very affordable. Perfect for a dinner with friends!
Click here for the full blog about Supermercado
4. Boterham
A neighbourhood gem in Amsterdam East with delicious sandwiches. At Boterham the egg salad is yummy and the homemade pies perfect with a coffee.
Click here for the full blog about Boterham
5. Edelwise
The Edelwise parties in Amsterdam are epic. Did you know that the same organisation has a new party now called Essen? Both highly recommended and one of the most popular posts in July when they have their outdoor festival.
Click here for the full blog about Edelwise

What were your favourites of July? Fingers crossed for another great summer in 2014!

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

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