Sunday 7: Gino Louman aka DJ Gino Christiano

14 June 2015

In Sunday 7 we tell stories about our favourite business people in Amsterdam. This

weekend we have Gino Louman speaking, aka Gino Christiano! Amsterdam based DJ and producer. Gino can be seen on stage often at Jimmy Woo and 5&33 and this summer he will even be the main act at Electronic Picnic Festival! We’re also quite honoured that he’ll be performing at Your Little Black Book’s first Rooftop Disco :-).

But we’re also very curious about Gino’s favourite places in Amsterdam. Read it in this Sunday 7.

PS: follow Gino via Twitter @ginochristiano or Instagram @ginochristiano.

The ideal Sunday

“My ideal Sunday for starters has to be sunny! I would like to be floating through the canals on a boat, take in some fresh air from the IJ, have some good food and drinks and then go clubbing for a bit. On the Sunday evening you can find me at the Jimmy’s!”

Most beautiful place in Amsterdam

“The city center! There around the Golden Bend, where the water is. Generally I think Amsterdam is the most beautiful at the canals…”

Favourite neighbourhood

“East! Around the Indische Buurt. I’ve been living here a couple of years now and I think it’s fantastic.”

3 favourites locations

“In East I like going to Gare de L’est. It’s still a bit of a hidden gem in an old little station. During the summer they have a beautiful terrace and the 4 course menu is always good. Other than that, Wilde Zwijnen, Bukwoski and G’s in East are also part of my favourites.”


“As strong and dark as possible! I always order espressos or even a ristretto. My favourite place for coffee is Bedfort & Stuyvesand.”

Favourite food

“Indonesian food! I love eating this at the Utrechtsestraat at Tempo Doeloe.”


“I like to do my shopping at the Shirtshop at the Reguliers(dwarsstraat). Tip: get up the stairs here and you’ll find shirts with cool prints.”


“When I’m successful… I would sail around the world. Hop from island to island, sailing from bay to bay at the Caribbean or in Asia. At the most beautiful place I’d have a stop to start a bed and breakfast.

Als ik later groot ben… wil ik de wereld over zeilen. Eiland hoppen, van baai tot baai varen bij het Caribisch Gebied of in Azië. Bij het mooiste plekje meer ik dan aan om een bed en breakfast te beginnen.”

Gino, we wouldn’t mind visiting you there when you’re there!

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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