YEs! THE ICE RINK ON MUSEUM SQUARE IS BACK FOR A NEW SEASON
It’s hard to admit, but winter is almost here and the city is already filled with lights! The temperatures have dropped, rain showers and cold weather are fact and it gets dark at 4 pm. But as Johan Cruijff used to say: every disadvantage has its advantage. And that also goes for the dark winter months. In the form of lots of cozy lights on Museum Square, because Ice Amsterdam is back and there to stay until February 4.
Ice Amsterdam is probably better known as the ice rink on Museum square. Since 2013 people from all ages come here to ice skate the day away in a cozy, winter’ish setting. In fact, last year the icerink was visited by a whopping 150,000 people.
ice amsterdam 2017/2018
Date: November 18 till February 4 2018
Price: Online: €4,50 and the ice rink: €6
Information: check the website
The fanatics among us already know: there’s more. Ice Amsterdam is just the rink and from December 20 till 30 also Ice Village Amsterdam will open its doors. Aka the winter market for all your original Christmas gifts, accessories and fashionable winter-gear. And don’t be afraid of the upcoming winter colds, because the enclosed restaurant will heat you up with some delicious hot chocolate or glühwine.
ice village amsterdam 2017
Date: December 20 till Deceber 30
Information: check the Facebook event
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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