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9 x Sunday afternoon in Amsterdam: get inspired

10 January 2016

the coolest ideas for a sunday afternoon in amsterdam

And then it’s Sunday again….Your last day off before the busy week starts all over again. There are two choices on how to spend this last day. One: hang around the couch. Two: have a fun Sunday afternoon in Amsterdam! I’m a huge fan of Sunday Funday, there is always so much to do! I love to get up as early as possible and hit the town to have a full fun day. Do you need some inspiration? We listed 9 ideas for a fun Sunday afternoon in Amsterdam.

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>> Wine & bites >> sunday afternoon in amsterdam >>

Nothing is more fun than spending the whole Sunday afternoon with friends and drink wine. There are plenty of wine bars in town! One recommendation is the taste mat at La Vina Experience. For 15 euros you have 3 wines with matching pinchos, enjoy!
Read more about La Vina Experience Amsterdam here >>

>> musea >> sunday afternoon IN AMSTERDAM >>

Amsterdam has 52 museums in town! That means plenty of possibilities for your Sunday out :-) One of Yourlbb’s favourites is the Tropenmuseum. The massive museum is very impressive. At the moment you can admire the exhibition of The Sixties with clothes from Jimmy Hendrix! Also nice: Het Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum and Eye Film Museum.
Read more about the exhibition The Sixties here >>

>> pllek >> sunday afternoon IN AMSTERDAM >>

Do you feel like going out but being lazy at the same time? Pllek in Noord is the place where you can chill out, sit and do nothing. In the wintertime you can relax next to the fire place and in summer it’s heavenly to sit outside next to the water. Just drink, catch up with friends and order delicious bites. Perfect day!
Read more about Pllek here >>

Foodhallen Amsterdam

>> foodhallen >> sunday afternoon IN AMSTERDAM >>

De Foodhallen in Amsterdam West is always a good idea! Sunday is such a nice day to just eat a lot and try out different bites. And De Foodhallen is perfect for that, especially when the weather is bad. It’s one big space with numerous of food stands where dishes are prepared with passion. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the G&T bar :-)
Read more about De Foodhallen here >>

>> movie theaters >> sunday afternoon IN AMSTERDAM >>

Amsterdam knows a lot of cool indie movie theaters. Spots where you can catch a movie, sit back and relax. These movie theaters are a bit more personal and have more character than thos huge movie theaters. Also nice to take a date!
Read more about indie movie theaters here >>

>> vondelpark >> sunday afternoon IN AMSTERDAM >>

Get some fresh air in the city! I always used to go the beach but since I live in Amsterdam my place to get some fresh air is the Vondelpark! I love to walk around and enjoy the nature (and the green parrots). A great place to warm up is Vondelpark3 where you can have hot chocolate or a glass of red wine :-)
Read more about  Vondelpark3 here >>

>> tonton club >> sunday afternoon IN AMSTERDAM >>

Feeling playfull? Go to TonTon Club! You can be entertained in this arcade for hours. Their location at Westergas also has a nice restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Play, eat, play, eat…what else can you wish for?
Polonceaukade 27 – westergasterrein –

boozy brunch

>> boozy brunch >> sunday afternoon IN AMSTERDAM >>

The boozy brunch has been populair for years in London and now the  trend – finally – has arrived to Amsterdam. Makes us very happy! Just start your boozy brunch around 13.00 and stay all afternoon drinking the finest cocktails and eat delicious food. G’s is  a nice and cosy brunch spot.
Read more about boozy brunches in Amsterdam here >>

>> market >> sunday afternoon IN AMSTERDAM >>

There are markets in Amsterdam almost every Sunday. This could be a food market or a flea market or a combo of both :-) It’s so nice to stroll around and hunt for bargains and try different types of food. Perfect Sunday afternoon!
Read more about markets in Amsterdam here >>

NeighbourFood Market Amsterdam

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

 | 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:
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.
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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