@yourlbb’s favourite spring food events in Amsterdam!
At Your Little Black Book we love food events. The perfect combination: the vibe of a festival, but then with good food. Spring is one of the best seasons in Amsterdam for the food festivals. In this blog we tell you all about our favourite food events!
Food Film Festival
A long weekend full of food workshops, movies with food in the lead, a food market and pop-up restaurant by Joris Bijdendijk and not to forget, a change to meet fellow foodies from Amsterdam. Tip: don’t wait too long with your tickets for workshops and movies since they sell out fast!
May 9, 10 and 11 2014 Read the full blog with ticket and location info here.
Taste of Amsterdam
At Taste of Amsterdam you can have a bite at some of the best restaurants in Amsterdam. My favourite last year was the pop-up restaurant of the G6 with Het Bosch. New this year at Taste is &Samhoud Places! The vibe at Taste is less festival and more like an event for professional foodies too. Tip: buy a ticket online, they have good deals!
May 15-18 2014. Read the full blog about Taste of Amsterdam here.
Food trucks, food trucks and more food trucks. From burgers to lobster and from roasted pig to tacos. At the Rollende Keukens 2014 you can enjoy the best food from the coolest mobile kitchens in The Netherlands for 4 days in a row. This event is one of my favourites for years now! Tip: bring enough cash.
May 28 t/m June 1 2014 Read the full blog about Rollende Keukens here.
Het Hoofdgerecht is the newbie under the food events in Amsterdam. Last year was the first time for this new food event by Ome Ad and The Food Line Up and it was a huge success. This year will be even better, more fun and super tasty! Tip: don’t miss the after work drinks on Friday.
June 12 to 15 2014 Read the full blog about Het Hoofdgerecht here.
Save the dates and enjoy!
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!
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
| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money on entrance fees to museums and attractions, public transport and profit from discounts on everything from restaurants to concerts. You can also skip some lines to make the most of your time in Amsterdam! You can buy a card for 24 hours up to 120 hours. Check the prices here >>
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.
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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Anne de Buck
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