Hotspot and lifestyle update week 14

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Hotspot & lifestyle update! week 14

30 March 2014

The weekend was so nice! Great to be outside not wearing a warm winter coat :-). Hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed the sun to the max! I was in Antwerp to meet with up my parents and enjoy the sun at some hotspots there. In this hotspot and lifestyle update I will share my latest discoveries with you! You can follow my daily adventures via social media here: Twitter (@yourLBB) or Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest at ‘yourLBB’

Hotspot & Lifestyle update week 14:

Roadtrip to Antwerp: Saturday my love and I went to Antwerp! Always love going there. It’s just a 2 hour ride from Amsterdam, but such a different vibe. If you’re looking for an affordable hotel in Antwerp check out Hotel Banks. It’s a design hotel located in the fashion district. Banks is in walking distance to most neighbourhoods!

Balls & Glory Antwerp: Het Eilandje in Antwerp is one of my favourite neighbourhoods. Around the MAS museum there are many cool restaurants and bars. We went to Balls & Glory for lunch which is located next to Felix Pakhuis. Tasty meatballs!

Le John Antwerp: Saturday night we went to Le John for dinner. I absolutely love this place! Very good food and great ambiance. Perfect place to celebrate the joy of life :-).

Dolfies: I spotted these sneakers at Hartje Oost and LOVE them! Didn’t buy them yet though since they’re a bit expensive (€ 165,-). But they definetely scream ANNE all over them :-).

Kimchi burger at Bouwplaats Festival: My Sunday was super relaxed. Chilling in the sun doing nothing :-). For dinner we went to Bouwplaats Festival in the former Volkskrant building. I had a super juicy Kimchi burger! The Volkshotel will open in June. Can’t wait to enjoy the sun at the rooftop of Canvas again!

Have a sunny week in Amsterdam!

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.

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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Anne de Buck