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3 x Amsterdam’s most popular hotspots of April // BEST OF 2016

21 December 2016


I always find April such a fun month! With a little bit of luck the very first spring days of the year arrive in Amsterdam and all the little boats will return back on the canals. And of course, April is also the month of King’s Day, one of the best parties of the year. Do you remember what you did that day? Probably something with alcohol involved ;-) And no need to say that April 2016 has been a good month for the Amsterdam hotspot industry, because some very popular places opened their doors. In this blog I’m sharing the BEST OF 2016 for the month of April. Did you go to there yet?

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  1. TAQUERIA TACO BAR: 2016 is definitely called the year of the tacos in Amsterdam. At various places in the city taquerias were popping up like mushrooms. Also on the Tweede Helmersstraat in West. The concept here is simple: you have a choice of tacos with chicken, beef, prok, fish and vega. And even better: the tacos are very affordable ;-)
    taqueruia tacobar amsterdam
  2. HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY OOST: After the success of HappyHappyJoyJoy in West, it was obviously waiting for a second location somewhere else in town. Which came in the former building of Mercat on the Oostelijke Handelskade in Oost. One big advantage: this property also has a large garden, which is now beautifully decorated with lanterns á la HappyHappyJoyJoy style. Like!
    happyhappyjoyjoy amsterdam oost
  3. MEATLESS DISTRICT: The arrival of Meatless District was already announced at the end of 2015, but it took a while before they found the perfect location. They found their dream location on the Bilderdijk in West. The result: a cool, industrial restaurant that only serves delicious vegetarian dishes.
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PS: did you already spot our other best of lists?

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

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