these series are perfect to bingewatch this winter
Especially the holidays are the days when everything is allowed and nothing is needed. For us, those days really mean only one thing: let’s bingewatch the day away! Sleeping in and relaxing in pajamas under a blanket on the couch with the best series. So many great series have been released lately. But which ones are so good that you can watch all episodes at once without a break? From thrillers to dramas: these are the best series to bingewatch this winter!
15 X SERIES THAT YOU DOn’T WANT TO MISS THIS WINTER!
Stranger Things: Just like the rest of the world, we are completely hooked on this series. When a boy disappears, his mother, a police chief and his friends must confront the scary troops to get him back. We’ve been a huge fan of team Steve and Dustin since season two ;-)
Black Mirror: OH YES! It’s almost time for the fourth season of Black Mirror. Somewhat dark, but therefore very exciting. Black Mirror takes you to the future, where the most beautiful technological inventions collide with the darkest feelings of men.
Broadchurch: A body of an 11-year-old boy washes up, after which a small village becomes the focus of the investigation of his death. The village becomes the center of all media attention, which entails problems. An exciting detective series that you absolutely want to have seen.
The Sinner: At the Yourlbb office we can’t stop talking about how good this series is. The Sinner is a very exciting crime series that you’ll finish in no time once you start watching. In the series, a young mother tries to find out what makes her have violent tendencies…
Downton Abbey: With this British series, we always get completely into the Christmas spheres. The series takes place in Downton Abbey, the stately home of the count and countess of Grantham, and follows the lives of the aristocratic family Crawley and their servants in the early reign of King George V.
The Crown: Since this December you can watch the second season of The Crown on Netflix! In this series the biographical story about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is told.
Gilmore Girls: Youth sentiment for many and, moreover, not too difficult. The series is about the relationship between Lorelai and her daughter Rory Gilmore, living in Stars Hollow. Don’t forget to bingewatch A Year in the Life after all seven seasons! ;-)
Rita: A funny Danish series about a teacher who is confronted with the past, that brings exciting scenes. Also an old love comes back in her life, exciting…
Orange is the new Black: Piper Chapman is sentenced to 15 months in prison for transporting drug money for Alex Vause, an international drug smuggler and former lover. In the women’s prison, she has to deal with a remarkable group of prisoners.
Call The Midwife: In Call The Midwife you follow the recently graduated midwife Jenny Lee, and the work of the midwives and nuns in an Anglican monastery in the poor neighbourhood of Poplar in the East End of London. This is the best viewed drama in Britain ever, so that probably says enough ;-)
Breaking Bad: Breaking Bad is considered by many to be the best series ever. A chemistry teacher in high school, diagnosed with non-operable lung cancer, turns to the production and sale of methamphetamine to secure the future of his family.
Game of Thrones: There will only be one more season of Game of Thrones, and so this winter is the perfect time to bingewatch all seasons, so you’re completely ready for the grand finale. Who will win the war, Cersei, Dany or the White Walkers? ;-)
Gossip Girl: One of our favourite series at Yourlbb. And although there were rumours that this series would disappear of Netflix, it’s going to stay in 2018! Time to bingewatch all six seasons. I mean, what’s more fun than watching all the drama in the Upper East Side?
Famous in Love: Famous in Love is actually similar to Gossip Girl but then it takes place in Los Angeles. Paige Townsen, a regular student, gets her big breakthrough after an audition for the leading role in a Hollywood blockbuster and must now learn how to deal with her new star life.
Dark: This series is very much like Stranger Things and is super exciting. The disappearance of two young children in a German city brings light to the broken relationships, double lives and the dark past of four families living there…
Crawl under your blanket on the couch and enjoy this series!
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.
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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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