It’s time for a new Amsterdam Weekend Guide. We’ve gathered the most fun events, new hotspots to visit and things to do this weekend so you don’t have to worry about missing out on anything. We hope you have an unforgettable weekend in Amsterdam using our guide!
Parool Film Fest (Paff)
Arthouse film lovers, this is your chance to visit some of the newest movies of this cultural season. The best movies were selected from major film festivals in Berlin, Cannes and Toronto and will be shown during Parool Film Fest from 10 to 14 October. 4 different locations, live music, lectures and a selection of film that will satisfy any art loving heart.
Closing party at Roest
Roest is a summer hang-out favorite for quite some time now. The experimental city beach has been a creative spot to enjoy an afternoon of relaxing with great vibes and tasty food for the past 7 years. On Friday 12 and Saturday 13 October it will be your last chance to visit Roest until 2020. They will close their doors only to reopen in two years with an entire new look. The closing weekend will be filled with fun activities like a silent disco, live music, market stalls and dancing. The party goes on until 04:00 a.m. Sunday morning. So be ready!
Have a look at their Facebook event page for more on all the activities that will be taking place.
Free entrance on 12 October 5:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. and 13 October 12:00 – 4:00 a.m. – Jacob Bontiusplaats 1
Stir Creativity: Bombay Sapphire Canvas pop-up
Cocktail time! This year, one of the world’s most iconic gin brands celebrates creativity by giving known and up-and-coming artists and bartenders a platform to showcase their craft. Together with Dutch artists Selwyn Senatori, Arjan Boeve and Julian Bayuni they turned an empty pop-up location into one big artwork named Canvas. You can visit the Bombay Sapphire Canvas at Prinsengracht 715 on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 October.
On Saturday 13 October the NDSM terrain will transform into an open space hosting all sorts of activities during NDSM Open. Discover all that is made at this creative hub during one of the 80 workshops and exhibitions from over 200 artists and craftsmen. To make the experience complete they’ll have live music, food stalls and beverages. From 11.30 p.m. a brass band and DJ will pick up the pace and have everyone dancing the night away until 3.00 a.m. the next morning. The full program is now up on their Facebook event page.
Free entrance on 13 October 12:00 – 00:00 – NDSM-Plein
Just open: Hot Flow Yoga Amsterdam
On Friday 12 October the newest location of Hot Flow Yoga will open its doors, equipped with the latest environmentally friendly infrared heating panels also found in saunas, sport studios and used for medical treatments. From this Saturday on you can go there for a wide range of some of the most unique and ancient types of (hot) yoga found in Amsterdam. How about Hot Bro Yoga, especially designed for men or breath work with deep house music on the background? All classes are done in English and there is no need to bring your own yoga mat or towel. They’ll provide it all! No expense are spared to provide their visitors the ultimate relaxing experience.
Trading clothes at De Ceuvel
In need of new fashion pieces or just want to get rid of some old ones? Café de Ceuvel has something nice planned for you. On Sunday 14 October they organize a clothing exchange event. The aim: be good to your wallet and the environment. The rules are that you bring a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 7 items that must be clean and well taken care of. Show up at the event and let the trading begin! If you’re left with items that you don’t want to take back home with you, De Ceuvel will make sure it ends up at a charity.
October 14 from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Short Papaverweg 2-6
5-course dinner with a winemaker at Restaurant MOER
Always wanted to meet a wine maker? This is your chance! On Sunday 14 October restaurant MOER will host a 5-course Chefs dinner with organic wine paring from Weingut Zähringer. Wine maker Fabian will be joining you at the dinner table and tell you all about his craft. He is the sixth generation of a family active in winery and produces both organic and biodynamic wine. Reserve your spot via their website.
Sunday 14 October 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. – Amstelveenseweg 7
Game Night at THE BUTCHER Social Club
“Haute” fast food and gaming. Does that sound like a good way to end your weekend? If it does, Game Night at The Butcher Social Club is the place to be on Sunday 14 October. They’re known to serve some of the tastiest burgers in town and one of their boozy Milkshake will get you going on that pinball machine or table football. If you’re really fanatic you might even burn some calories, only to order a second round of that amazing popcorn fried chicken.
We hope we have given you enough tips with this week’s Amsterdam Weekend Guide. Any favorites? Let us know in the comments below!
Editor: Nina van Wijk
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