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Weekends in Amsterdam Guide: 12 X local tips for this weekend

14 June 2024

Better days are coming, they’re called Saturday and Sunday! So it’s time to think about how to spend a perfect weekend in Amsterdam. Are you a last-minute planner, or do you prefer to look further ahead? Weekend in Amsterdam will never be the same with the weekly updates tips from this local Amsterdam Weekend Guide. To make sure you’re completely up-to-date within minutes, I’ll share the best weekend tips with you every week. Besides tips about the best events for this weekend in Amsterdam, I will also share my favourite seasonal tips to help you plan great weekends in Amsterdam.

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As a local, I can tell you, that spending a weekend in Amsterdam is never dull. There’s just too much going on, and new hotspots open the doors every week! I have collected plenty of tips for you for the perfect weekend break in Amsterdam. Decide on the restaurants in Amsterdam that you are going to try. And reserve your tickets for the best museums in Amsterdam or finally plan that (food) tour that is on your Amsterdam bucketlist.

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weekends in amsterdam; the best tips in the amsterdam weekend guide for JUNE 13, 14, 15 & 16

➊ Deck Amsterdam presents: Make it a Magnum – Double the bottle, Double the fun!

Sunday, June 16 marks the first edition of the magnum event at Deck Amsterdam. Let the sunshine come through, because what tastes better than an ice-cold bottle of wine on the terrace? Deck thinks big: wines with a wow factor, with a bottle twice the size to enjoy with all your friends! This summer is all about ‘Make it a Magnum’. On Sunday from 2:00-6:00 PM, you can drink wine from larger bottles, which makes the wine taste richer, rounder, and more balanced. Naturally, this is paired with matching seafood or BBQ platters! During this Magnum afternoon, there’s also a special offer: order a rosé magnum and pay the temperature in degrees! So if it’s 27 degrees outside, you enjoy a 1.5L bottle of rosé for €27! If it’s 20 degrees, your bottle is only €20! This deal could work out very well this weekend ;-). And are you wondering about the European Championship? No worries! The magnum event is not the only reason to come to Deck on the 16th; you can also watch the first match of our Oranje Lions on a big screen! So gather all your friends, football fans, or your father and enjoy Make it a Magnum at Deck Amsterdam on Sunday, the 16th! More info & reservations >>

What: Make it a Magnum at Deck Amsterdam
When: Sunday, June 16
Time: 2:00-6:00 PM

 | PS: There’s a lot more fun to be had at Deck this summer. For instance, on Sunday, June 23 and July 21, there’s live music with Samba and Brazilian snacks. Additionally, there’s brunch every weekend from 12:00-6:00 PM and Happy Hour every weekday from 5:00-7:00 PM. Good to know: the next Make it a Magnum event is scheduled for July 14.

➋ Father’s Day tip: EXCLUSIVE JACK DANIEL’S BONDED RYE TASTING incl. bites at Law & Order

Want to do something special with your dad this weekend? At the Amsterdam cocktail bar Law & Order, you can join a unique Jack Daniel’s Bonded Rye whiskey tasting with matching bites provided by restaurant Daalder* on Sunday, June 16 at 3:00 PM or 5:00 PM. During this unique event, you’ll learn all about this limited edition while strengthening family bonds over delicious snacks and cocktails. Spaces are limited, so reservations are a must. Also fun to do with a friend who loves whiskey! More info & reservations >>

➌ Markets you don’t want to miss this weekend

Flea Market at the Olympic Stadium – June 16

Enjoy strolling along the stalls at this mega flea market at the Olympic Stadium in Amsterdam. Entry is free! The market is open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. More info >>

Museum Market – June 16

This Sunday, the Museum Market is back at Museumplein. It’s great to combine with a visit to MOCO, the Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum, or Van Gogh Museum! Enjoy some culture first and then browse the stalls and grab something tasty to eat. More info >>

➍ The coolest culinary events & new openings

Le Foodwalk De Pijp – June 15

Le Foodwalk is a culinary walk through different neighborhoods in the city. Do you want to walk through De Pijp this weekend with friends, your lover, or a date while enjoying 5 snacks and 2 drinks along the way? Discover the coolest hotspots in De Pijp while getting your steps in. Favorite restaurants such as Sjefietshe, Wijmpje Beukers, Miri Mary, Otemba Gyoza, and Ranchi are participating again. Get your tickets in time >>

Team Barracuda opens Bermuda this weekend

Attention all fans of restaurant Barracuda! Because this weekend they are opening another ‘simple’ restaurant as they call it themselves. Bermuda will be open from June 14 on Fridays and Saturdays for drinks and snacks. You understand: I am very curious myself and can’t wait to check it out. Check their Insta for updates >>

Bacchus Wine Festival in the Amsterdam Forest

Want to do something fun with friends this weekend? The second weekend of the Bacchus Wine Festival is coming up. In the Amsterdam Forest, you can drink wines from all over the world in a cozy festival setting. In the evening, the music gets louder, and you can stay for a dance! More info & tickets >>

Smashburgers and orange wine at De Tros

Want to watch the European Championship while enjoying really good food and orange wine that flows freely? You can do this at neighborhood café De Tros in East. They also have a lovely terrace for good weather. And the smashburger? One of the best in the city! More info >>

➎ Also fun to do this weekend in Amsterdam:

‘Aardbewoners Festival’ at Artis

Fun to do with the kids, because between June 15 and June 23, the Aardbewoners Festival takes place at Artis. A festival that focuses entirely on passing the earth to the next generation. There are various fun workshops for kids and also lectures by Sterrin Smalbrugge and Diederik Gommers. Check out the complete agenda here >>

Holland Festival for a dose of culture

Last weekend, the Holland Festival started and there’s plenty to do in the city this week too. Two performances that stand out for me are:

The best places to watch the European Championship this weekend:

Of course, we have a list for all football fans with places where you can watch the European Championship this weekend. Check all the tips here >>

Amsterdam Weekend Guide Bucketlist & Things to Do during your weekends in Amsterdam
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
The Upside Down
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

| TIP: Buy an I amsterdam City Card. Save money during your weekends in Amsterdam 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 >>

Best Hotels in Amsterdam

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Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam for the weekend:
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
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 several locations in Amsterdam.

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I really hope you enjoy your weekends in Amsterdam! On my Instagram account @yourlbb and you can find more recommendations and new hotspots in town.

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