A new month and a new Amsterdam Weekend Guide! Read on to find out what to do in Amsterdam during the first weekend of February 2019. From a tasty tour to Italy at Little Italy Taste & Travel Festival, to where to head for Super Bowl Sunday in Amsterdam. Have a good one!
From 1 to 3 February the Lloyd Hotel & Culturele Ambassade will give Japanese design professionals a platform to showcase their amazing works. At MONO Japan you’ll find contemporary craft and design, from food to textiles and ceramics. The event gives visitors and the craftsmen a chance to meet and exchange ideas. Expect workshops in Japanese crafts, lectures and brands presenting their works to Amsterdam’s design loving public!
Little Italy Taste & Travel
Lovers of the Italian cuisine and culture, we have something special for you! This weekend, the Westergasfabriek will transform into Little Italy Taste & Travel festival. Expect a journey to the land of good food and wines with special tastings, wine and cooking workshops, a food market and even lectures on Italian dining culture! There will be lots of food, live music and inspiration for any upcoming holiday to Italy. Tickets and the full program are available on their website.
1 to 3 February at Zuiveringshal – Pazzanistraat 37
Exhibition: Rembrandt’s Social Network
To celebrate the beginning of Rembrandt Year 2019, 350 years after the world famous painters death, the Rembrandt House Museum will open their new exhibition Rembrandt’s Social Network. Dive deeper into the artists work with their incredible collection of etchings and paintings. This particular exhibition focuses on Rembrandt’s relationships and the role they had it his life. From his wife and other family to his friends and fellow creatives. The large number of paintings, drawings and prints, include works that have never or rarely been seen!
1 February – 19 May at The Rembrandt House Museum – Jodenbreestraat 4
Shanghai Bistro Closing Party
One of Amsterdam’s favorite street food style restaurants is moving and they are celebrating this big move with a closing party on Friday 1 & Saturday 2 February. They do this with a special Dim Sum & Bao Bun menu for just €29, including a welcome cocktail. Or if you’re up for some dancing, their midnight party is your go to. From 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. you’ll get in for €10, including delicious bites! For more information and reservations head over to their Facebook.
1 & 2 February at Shanghai Bistro – Van Woustraat 110
Cool Japan Design Weekend
Cool Japan is an exhibition at the Tropenmuseum Amsterdam, dedicated to the fascinating Japanese culture. During Cool Japan Design Weekend designers from both Japan and the Netherlands come together. Expect there to be lectures on design, special guided tours to understand more about the mutual admiration between the design countries and lots of workshops. You can customize a special unisex Cool Japan Suit with Dutch fashion designers Bonne Suits and Sebastian Masuda Official or personalize a kimono with Lisa Konno. And these are just a few of the fun activities taking place! Have a look at their website for the full program and tickets for the expo and masterclasses.
2 & 3 February from 11.30 a.m to 4.30 p.m. at Tropenmuseum – Linnaeusstraat 2
Terug Naar Toen X Ch!pz
Remember CH!PZ?! On Saturday February 2nd, one of Amsterdam’s hottest club nights Terug Naar Toen (Back to then) invites the popular pop group from almost 20 years ago back to the stage. Expect an evening of local DJ’s blasting classics and guilty pleasures through the speakers, and, a live performance by Ch!pz. Gather your friends and prepare to dance and sing along until well into the morning! Check out their Facebook event page for the full line up and tickets.
2 February – 11.00 p.m. to 5.00 a.m. at WesterUnie – Klönneplein 4-6
Super Bowl Sunday in Amsterdam
The Super Bowl is one of the biggest sports events in the world and this Sunday it’s time for the Super Bowl LIII! During this game of American Football teams New England Patriots will go up against the Los Angeles Rams. We’ve gathered the best places in Amsterdam where they will be showing the game, so you don’t have to miss out on this sport spectacle!
Hard Rock Café Amsterdam: Super Bowl Sunday American Style
Of course, the Hard Rock Cafe Amsterdam should be on this list. From 11:00 p.m. on they will host their annual ‘Big Game’ of the year event with a spectacular Cheerleader show when the doors open. For this night you’ll have a choice between self table seating, where the rules are first in first served, or a VIP package for €75 per person. You’ll get Hard Rock Cafe Famous Legendary Burger with fries, unlimited draft Heineken beer, house wine and soda (before midnight). After midnight there will be unlimited hot dog’s and popcorn. The game will be viewable on one of their many large screens set up throughout the bar. Get ready for an unforgettable evening with authentic American service!
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Annual Super Bowl Party at Belushi’s
On Sunday February 3rd Belushi’s will be hosting their annual Super Bowl party, with extra big screens put up all throughout the restaurant. Both the bar and the kitchen will be open all night so you can enjoy their burgers,, bar snacks and beverages while watching the game. Head in early to get the best seats and so you can kick off this exciting night with Happy Hour!
Live Cheer Leaders at Coco’s Outback
The Aussie style sports bar Coco’s Outback is located in the center of Amsterdam on Rembrandt Square. This is the perfect spot to watch the game on one of their 30 screens! They will be going all out for Super Bowl Sunday. Expect live chear leaders, special beverage deals and much more. On the menu at Coco’s Outback you’ll find proper tasty bar food and a large selection of beers and cocktails. A perfect spot to be spending the whole night at.
Sunday Market Valentines Edition
On February 3rd the Sunday Market will make a tribute to the day of love. The Valentines edition of this local market will be held at the Westergasfabriek on the west part of town. Gather the family, friends or any other loved ones and enjoy a day browsing numerous stands filled with fashion, design and art. Find a unique piece of locally designed jewelry or let someone draft you up a romantic Valentines poem. Kids will have a fun time with the many activities and live performances taking place and there is enough tasty food & beverages to get you through the afternoon!
3 February from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Westergasfabriek – Pazzanistraat 33
We hope you enjoy all that the city has to offer using our Amsterdam Weekend Guide. Browse our website for more on the best restaurants, events and museums in Amsterdam. How about a guide to the best cocktail bars in town for example?!
Editor: Nina van Wijk
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