New Yeard Eve in Amsterdam 2012 - 2013

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New Years Eve in Amsterdam 2012 -2013: tips for a great night out!

31 December 2012

What are your plans for New Years Eve in Amsterdam or else in the world?

New Years Eve in Amsterdam is so much fun! There are lots of outdoor parties going on at De Dam and Museumplein and clubs open their doors hosting the best DJ’s. A few weeks ago I blogged about the best parties in town. Read my blogpost about New Years Eve in Amsterdam here. Last year my love and I spend NYE in Paris. It was such a great party and wild night, that we decided not to set plans for New Years Eve in Amsterdam 2012-2013. Our night in Paris is hard to exceed ;-). We’re on the guest list at several parties so we’ll see what the night brings. Most important thing about NYE is spending it with friends! So that’s what we’re going to do. Having a lovely dinner with our friends who live in Oud Zuid and watch the fireworks at their roof terrace. And as the night passes by I let you know where we end up!
PS: this picture was taken at this cool private party at Marie-Suzy in Paris last year. A glass of bubbly in one hand and a party horn in the other, lol!

Have a great one!

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.

More hotspots in Amsterdam

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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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With love,


Photo credit: found this very cool picture of the bottle of bubbly at the Tumblr Heels and Inspiration!

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Anne de Buck