PSST… these were the most populair articles of June
Time flies when you’re having fun! July was a month with a lot of fun in the sun and fun in the rain. ‘Cause even though the weather was bad sometimes, we do went to some amazing festivals, restaurants and events with friends. Let’s hope that August will be the same, with a bit more sunshine of course!
The past month we’ve shared a lot with you and if you missed it, at the end of the month you can read the ‘best of July’ in the most read articles here. Look at it as a list as, for example, new restaurants for inspiration for your next dinner date with your friend or lover, but also trend articles and inspiration for new events.
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De Tulp: Amsterdam has a new tropical paradise in the Pijp at Marie Heinekenplein. De Tulp Amsterdam makes sure that you don’t have to get on a plane to get that tropical feeling, you just have to jump on your bike. Nice for lunch, dinner and a drink!
Hotspots Leiden: When you think of Leiden, you probably see Leiden as a city mostly for students. That it was also a very fun city for a weekend away in your own country wasn’t the first thing that came to Annes mind either. But my-oh-my, Leiden is such a nice city! You have several cute coffee places there, cafes and good restaurants and it’s great for some shopping at small boutiques and unique concept stores.
Juniper & Kin: We need to wait a little while, but we’ll do that with a lot of excitement. Later this year a new hotel opens its doors in Amsterdam at the Amstelkwartier: QO and this hotel is going to have a such nice hotel bar! Soon we can have a cocktail and enjoy Amsterdam from the 21th floor at Juniper & Kin.
Hoed & Krelis: Hoed & Krelis Amsterdam is a new all-day spot on the Ferdinand Bolstraat in the Pijp. A new place where we really want to go soon. If it was possible, we would jump on our bike and cycle all the way to the Pijp right now. The menu with flowers, the chic interior and the pictures of the food. Okay, we’re excited!
Fiko: A few weeks ago a new pizzeria opened at the Eerste Constantijn Huygensstraat in Amsterdam West. And not just a pizzeria. Fiko is a restaurant where you can eat your pizza in an amazing luxurious setting. The interior of Fiko is blacker than black and has a lot of golden details. Ps: they also have a golden pizza ;-)
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.
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