New Years Day Amsterdam

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From pinball to cheese fondue: these are the things to do on New Years Day

30 December 2015

start 2016 the best way possible with on of these awesome things in amsterdam

I probably sound really old when I say this, but 2015 has gone by so fast! The first of January is always a good day to think about how fast time flies and to work on my New Year’s resolutions. Although I forget about them after a few weeks anyways… That’s why it might be a better idea to go to Amsterdam on the first day of the new year. When the fatigue and the hangover of last night have passed, I’m going to do something fun. What are the places to be on January first 2016? Yourlbb found out for you!

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Yourlbb wishes you a very happy New Year!

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what to do? >> new years day amsterdam

– What is better than starting the year with a calorie bomb? ;-) Hit the supermarket before January 1st for some ingredients for a cheese fondue with friends. Tip: besides your regular baguette and vegetables, also get yourself some fresh raviolis and small meat balls. These will give your fondue an upgrade. Not feeling like shopping for groceries? Then have some cheese fondue at these hotspots in Amsterdam >>

– Want to do something more active on January 1st? Then let’s game at TonTon Club. They have different arcade games and pinball machines to entertain you all day. Next to their first location in the Red Light District they recently opened a second venue on the Westergasterrein. That means even more pinball fun. Check their Facebook page for the opening hours >>

–  Is this too active for you? Coffee is always a good idea, right? Looking for some inspiration for cute coffee places? Then check out this blog with 47 coffee bars in Amsterdam. There must be some place you’ll like!

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– Want to do a romantic lit up walk or boat tour? Then go to the Amsterdam Light Festival! Of course you don’t have to take your lover, your best friends will do just fine! Grab a wine and let’s enjoy the beautiful light sculptures.

– New Year’s Day is also a great day to sit in a cinema chair and see a good (or really bad, that’s okay too ;-)) movie. We already made a list of nice Indie movie theatres in Amsterdam. On January 1st, they’re even better.

– Really want to stay inside on January 1st? Then stay on the couch with a blanket and a nice tv show. At the moment, we are big fans of Jessica Jones because of all the chick power. But we also like Master of None (really funny) and Narcos a lot here.

– Let’s sweat out last night’s alcohol and go ice skating. On the Jaap Edenbaan, for example, or between the I Amsterdam letters on the Museumplein. Every year again a magical experience!

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where to eat? >> new years day amsterdam

– Around the holidays, the vibe in hotels is even better. People from all over the world came to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam and that leads to some great situations. Would you like to eat in a hotel restaurant on January 1st? For inspiration, check out our list with 12 x hotel restaurants in Amsterdam. 

– Have you already been to these new restaurants in Amsterdam? If not: The first day of the new year is a good day to do so. Check out our blog here >>

– Don’t want to cook, but want to stay in? Then check out our list with take-out restaurants in Amsterdam for inspiration on the best take-away meals.

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parties >> new years day amsterdam

– Not hungover or tired, but looking for a good party? Great news: from 01:00 pm you can go to Thuishaven: de Nieuwjaarsdans. So if you want to start your year off right, this is the place to go.

– Like techno? Then you can start your year in style at the Morse Festival on the NDSM. From 8 pm to somewhere around the second day of the year: we like!

– In Café Noorderlicht in North the year starts nice with Tweeduizendfestien. Sounds good, right?

– Party a bit more after a long night of partying on December 31st? That’s possible, because Breakfastclub is in town again. Never sleep, let’s do it! Click here for more info >>

– Start of your new year right? Go to WesterUnie. On the first of January you will find the Ultieme Sjonnie & Anita Verkleedfestijn. Dress code? Gold on gold and trailer trash chique. Check info here >>

For more parties, check out our blog for NYE & New Year’s Day Parties >>

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new years day drinks >> new years day amsterdam

–  Everyone knows that Café Thijssen in the Jordaan is the place to be on the first day of the new year. This year, there’s a New Year’s Day drink too. Cheers to the new year! For more info, check the Facebook page >>

Café ter Brugge is also opened on January 1st. So come and raise your glasses to the new year here. The dips will be donated to charity, so be generous. ;-) Check out the info here >>

– From 02:00 pm on you can drink a beer at Café Lennep on New Year’s Day. Good place to discuss all the crazy shit that happened last night. With a plate of bitterballen of course. More info, check here >>

Have fun on the January 1st 2016!

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Anne de Buck