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Happyhappyjoyjoy Amsterdam Oost: 2nd location is open!

31 May 2016

Happyhappyjoyjoy amsterdam east is open!

Yes! At Yourlbb we were very happyhappy when we heard the news that Happyhappyjoyjoy is opening a second location in Amsterdam! This means even more Asian streetfood and shared dining, who doesn’t want that?

After the news about the second location was out in the open, we still had to wait on the exact location in Amsterdam-East. Would it be in the Indische buurt or more nearby Roest? And then the news came out: Happyhappyjoyjoy Amsterdam East will open its doors in the building of Panama on the Oostelijke Handelskade. There were until recently Mercat was housed. But indeed, the Spanish tapas and paella had to make room for the asian streetfood of Happyhappyjoyjoy. But for Happyhappyjoyjoy even better. Because in contrast to their location at the Bilderdijk this new one has a huge terrace. 

The news about the second location was already out, but the location was still a secret. Now we know where Happyhappyjoyjoy is going to come: in the building of Panama at the Oostelijke Handelskade. There where Mercat is now. SHOCK! because it means that Mercat will close it doors in the end of april!

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En nu is locatie nummer 2, mét bijbehorend terras, dus open! Vanaf nu kun je ook hier naar toe voor de lekkerste bao buns, hot & spicy shrimps,Har Kau en Shao Mai. En natuurlijk is ook hier het interieur net zo hip als bij de nummer 1. Pluspunt hier: die vrolijke Aziatische lampionnetjes hangen hier niet alleen binnen, maar ook in de tuin. Dat wordt met lekker weer dus heerlijk vertoeven!

So now location number two, with huge terrace, is open! From now on you can also go here for the best bao buns, hot & spicy shrimps, Har Kau and Shoa Mai. And of course the interior here is as cool as the first one. Another plus: the cosy Chinese lanterns are not just hanging inside, but also in the garden. Cannot wait to spend the summer nights there!

So from May 2016 you’ll get the steamed bun with pork belly and Peking duck (sooo good!), steamed dumpling with pork, shrimp, Chinese mushroom and vegetarian tempura also at Happyhappyjoyjoy in Amsterdam East. 

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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