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

22 December 2016


For all foodies and culinary enthusiasts the month of May has been quite a good one. Why? Well, one of Amsterdam’s newest A-locations opened its doors: the A’dam Toren! That meant not just one, but up to six (!) new hotspots all to be found in this new creative hub. And also to other places in the city May 2016 has been very good. In this blog I’m sharing the BEST OF 2016 for the month of May. Did you go to there yet?

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  1. MENEER NIEGES: And suddenly Meneer Nieges arrived in town, the newest member of the Bloemenbar, Disco Dolly, Cannibale Royale and Vergulde Eenhoorn-family. Perched in the cursed (=nieges) building on the Westerdoksdijk. With a beautiful terrace along the water and an interior that makes us very happy. Curse? What curse?
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  2. MADAM: Madam Amsterdam is the panaroma bar and restaurant on the twentieth floor of the old Shell Tower. During the day you can go here for a drink and the stunning 360˚ degree view, but in the evening … Then Ma’dam transforms into the top nightclub in Amsterdam.
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  3. SCHEEPSKAMEEL: The youngest sister of one of the best restaurants in the city: Rijsel. That means high expectations and yes, they are met here. The view of the open kitchen of the Scheepskameel alone ensures that you have a nice evening when eating here. O the menu you find pure food and German wines.
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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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