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Best of 2013! Top-5 hotspots of September

29 December 2013

The 5 most popular hotspots of September

Although all I need now is some warm and sunny weather, September is actually a great month for the urban life. I hope we get another Indian Summer in Amsterdam and can’t wait for all the new hotspots to open next year!

5 favourites of September2013

1. Chow
Chow is one of the newest Asian hotspots in town. Delicious dishes and a cool interior. Try the dim sum!
Click here for the full blog about Chow
2. ABE
Where do 30 somethings go for clubbing? To club ABE! Located close to the Rembrandtplein and with a great cocktail bar.
Click here for the full blog about Abe
3. De Ruyschkamer
An all day living room style cafe that could have been an East Berlin hotspot. Try the Ruyschballen! They’re delicious :-). De Ruyschkamer also does take out.
Click here for the full blog about De Ruyschkamer
staring at jacob
4. Staring at Jacob
This is one of my favourite new brunch hotspots in Amsterdam West! Staring at Jacob is also great for just drinks later at night.
Click here for the full blog about Staring at Jacob
5. Ricardo’s in Odeon
If you want to go out for dinner to a very nice place in the heart of the city center go to Ricardo’s in Odeon! The menu changes daily.
Click here for the full blog about Ricardo’s in Odeon

What were your favourites of September? We enjoyed all the opening parties so much last year. And we are regulars at De Ruyschkamer just across the street from where I live.

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
– Click here for the top-5 hotspots of August

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.

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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