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Your Little Black Book weekend update on English Breakfast Radio

19 April 2013

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New weekly item on English Breakfast Radio by iannsterdam!

From this Friday I’m a weekly guest with Your Little Black Book on English Breakfast Radio (local radio 99.4 FM). Here’s my weekend update for this weekend! Have great one :).

Out & About in Amsterdam

– The Rijksmuseum opened its doors again! Open daily, more details here.
– Sunday 21 April: Neighbourfood market at the Westergasfabriek. Special coffee lovers edition, with slow coffee, roastings and workshops.
– Save the Date: 9-12 May Weekend of the Rollende Keukens at Westergasfabriek. More than 100 food trucks and music. Free entrance, more details here.

Food & Drinks in Amsterdam

– After work drinks at hotspot Bar Spek (with lovely terrace!). Admiraal de Ruyterweg 1, more details here.
– Cocktails and dinner at Bar Franklin. New hotspot with a New York vibe! Amstelveenseweg 156, more details here.
– Brunch with friends at Little Collins. Cosy cafe restaurant at De Pijp. Eerste Swelinckstraat 19, more details here.

Shops in Amsterdam

– New Marks & Spencer store at the Kalverstraat 226 (close to the Munt). Great selection of fashion and food. Prepare for a long line ;).
C4C vintage pop-up store at the Ferdinand Bolstraat 182. Affordable shopping mall until April 29th.

For more weekend tips or any questions about the good life in Amsterdam tweet me at @byiannsterdam!

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
COMFORTABLE // €€
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.

More hotspots in Amsterdam

Let’s get social

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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| PS: Traveling to Amsterdam with kids? My other website Travelkids.co & @travelkids.co is dedicated to family friendly travel. Check it out here >>

Anne de Buck

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