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Best of 2013! Top-5 hotspots of March

26 December 2013

The 5 most popular hotspots of March!

Every month new hotspots open the doors in Amsterdam. And last year I checked out 99% of them ;-). Here are the most popular hotspots of March!

5 favourites of March 2013

1. Fier
Great cafe restaurant in Amsterdam West where you can eat a good Belgian inspired meal for very small prices. And you don’t have to pay extra for the sides! Fier is a perfect place to go with friends for a dinner with friends or just afternoon drinks.
Click here for the full blog about Fier
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2. Ibericus
The first specialty shop in Amsterdam where it’s all about the delicious Spanish cured Iberico meat. At Ibericus you can buy ham to take-out or sit down at the back of the shop and enjoy a glass of red wine and a plate of Iberico ham!
Click here for the full blog about Ibericus
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3. Mata Hari
Mata Hari restaurant is located in the heart of the red light district and a nice place to go for dinner with friends. During the day Mata Hari is also great to go with your laptop and work or to meet up for coffee close to Amsterdam Central Station.
Click here for the full blog about Mata Hari
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4. Café Modern
Love this hotspot in Amsterdam North! Cafe Modern has a table d’ hôte concept and serves a 3 to 4 course daily changing menu. Cafe Modern is located in a former bank building and is one of the best restaurants in Amsterdam North.
Click here for the full blog about Café Modern
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5. Fa. Pekelhaaring
This restaurant at the Van Woustraat is always busy. The Italian inspired menu is good and affordable. I go back to Fa. Pekelhaaring all the time for the great vibe and yummy food.
Click here for the full blog about Fa. Pekelhaaring

What were your favourites in March? Love to hear about them!

Missed the favourites of January and February?
– Click here for the top-5 hotspots of January
– Click here for the top-5 hotspots of February

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
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
FAVOURITE MUSEUMS:
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
SEASONAL:
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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Anne de Buck