7 questions x Sunny Jansen aka DJ Covergirl Sunny
In the new stories series “Sunday 7” Your Little Black Book interviews special Amsterdammers about their Amsterdam. Sunny and I always see eachother at THE stylish parties of Amsterdam. She’s a creative multi-talent! An icon in Amsterdam’s nightlife scene and you probably know here as DJ Covergirl Sunny. Sunny spins records at fashion and lifestyle events all over the world. On her website sunnyjansen.com or via @Sunny_Jansen_ on Instagram and Twitter you can follow her inspiration on fashion, lifestyle, art, people and music!
Most beautiful spot in Amsterdam:
“My home at the Silodam with view over the IJ. The water and skyline give me so much rest in my busy life. Sometimes there are cruise ships or I can hear a festival at the NDSM wharf. It makes me realise that I live in an amazing city with an international vibe. The morning views are the best. I can watch the city waking up!”
“I would love to DJ at the Stenen Hoofd some day. Organise some kind of neighbourhood festival. There are so many festivals in Amsterdam and people that live there often complain about the music. At the Silodam and Westerpark you can hear the NDSM and Westerpark events. I think it’s time to do something back for the people that don’t like to go to these massive parties.”
“I DJ at so many events… in my free time I like to go to hotel bars. The international vibe there… love it! The vibe and people are different there then what you usually see in Amsterdam. My favourites are Conservatorium, SkyLounge Amsterdam and Hotel de Hallen. My drink? Always Vodka Cranberry.”
You can wake me up for…
“My fav food is rendang with white rice and veggies. Very simple! I make it myself or go to Kantijl Tijger for it.”
Paris Je T’aime
“The restaurant of Hotel Costes in Paris is great. The vibe, interior design and people… it’s perfect!”
PS: don’t forget to check Sunny’s blog at: sunnyjansen.com
>> Check out more Sunday 7 stories and discover the Amsterdam favs >>
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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Anne de Buck
- Amsterdam Tips -
- To do -
Amsterdam Light festival
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Rent a bike!
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Fabrique des Lumières
Perhaps the best new experience in Amsterdam West where art comes to life!Reserve a time slot »
- Stay -
Pillows Maurits Park
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Hotel Jakarta is sustainable, has a wonderful Indonesian restaurant and a nice swimming pool.Discover prices »
Hotel Boat & Co
Affordable and family-proof hotel with studios and a cozy restaurant near the Westerpark.Discover prices »
- Deals -
Antwerp from € 21,-
What about a day trip to Antwerp? Go by train! Check the direct connections here.Find train tickets »
London return from € 91,-
Travel in 4 hours and 13 minutes and without changing trains with the Eurostar from Amsterdam to London.Find train tickets »
Paris from € 35,-
Much more relaxed than flying! With the Thalys to Paris and get off at Gare du Nord.Find train tickets »