It’s time for a new Amsterdam Weekend Guide. We’ve gathered the most fun events, new hotspots to visit and things to do during the weekend of 7 to 9 December. So, don’t worry about missing out on anything. Enjoy!
Luxurious night out at at Masters of LXRY
Masters of LXRY will show you all that’s new in the world of high-end brands. During this unique event, from 6 to 9 December, the most prestigious restaurants and brands will come together at the RAI Amsterdam. Expect there to be anything from fine art, luxury fashion and interior design to the newest cars and boats. The finest restaurants in Amsterdam will make sure to serve some of their mouthwatering dishes. But that’s not all. Masters of LXRY will be the host of the world’s most exclusive pop-up restaurant. 19 Dutch chefs, with a total of 34 Michelin stars combined, will prepare a 4-course menu serving only the best of the best. Be entertainment and amazed!
Fashionland Christmas x NYE Edition
On Saturday 8 December the first edition of FASHIONLAND will take place at Atelier Schinkel. Combining fashion, music and lifestyle, this event will be a fun afternoon of shopping while enjoying tasty beverages and snacks. DJ Mia More will be present to play some nice beats and local brands like Daylliance, WantedbutWild and Oona & Mae will bring their best wares so you can spice up your wardrobe.
Valschermkade 16a – 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Entree € 5, –
Weihnachtsmarkt: Berlin Inspired Christmas Market
On Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 December it’s time for the first edition ever of the Weihnachtsmarkt. This Berlin style Christmas Market will bring the best of German traditions to Amsterdam. From tasty food like sausages and flammkuchen to Gluhwein and craft beers. Shop for Christmas gifts at one of the many stands and join in on activities like curling. A fun day out for young and old!
Van der Helstplein – 12:30 to 10:30 p.m.
Christmas at the Museum Market
This edition of the monthly Museum Market on Museum Square will be all about the Holiday spirit. Right next to the Winter Wonderland Ice Amsterdam, with an ice rink right in front of the iconic Rijksmuseum, you can shop around and meet local designers and makers. You’ll find beautiful stands with unique art, fashion, interior and other craft products. Next to that there will be an amazing offer of International food and beverages. All the while live music will keep you and the whole family entertained!
It’s not Christmas just yet
Not ready for all that Christmas stuff yet? There’s lots more to do in Amsterdam this weekend!
For a fun night out with friends we suggest you to head over to the Ton Ton Club for some oldskool arcade game fun. They serve a wide variety of beverages, bar food and don’t close until well after midnight. Duke of Tokyo is another one to mention. The amazing interior of this karaoke bar will have you feel like you’re in the streets of Tokyo for the night. Get yourself a cocktail, some of their delicious bar bites and head on to one of the karaoke boots to get your inner super star out. After a certain time, the bar turns into a vibrant club, so no need to go home early.
Rather have a relaxing evening of wining and dining? Choose one of the restaurants from our 18 best restaurants in Amsterdam guide. French cuisine at Rijsel, Italian delights at Toscanini, Michelin Star dishes at Liberije’s Zusje or authentic Dutch winter food at Haesje Claes. They’re in our guide because they all serve mouthwatering dishes prepared with quality ingredients and care. So whichever one you go for, you’ll be in for a treat!
If you’re looking for a spot specialized in wines, we have some good news for you: The 15 finalists for the Dutch ‘Winebar of the Year Awards’ have recently been announced and three of them are located in Amsterdam. Head over to 4850, Winebar Paskamer or Shiraz for some of the best wines in town.
Cultural Sunday at De Hallen: Flamenco
Ready for some warm vibes during these cold December days? Cultural Sunday will bring the heat to De Hallen on Sunday 9 December with their Flamenco edition. There will be lots of live music, performances by professional dancers and workshops for all those who want to learn. The program also includes something really special: a small preview of the Flamenco Biënnale 2019. This concert by Dutch guitarist Peter Kalb ‘el Periquín’ is a tribute to the king of pop Michael Jackson. In between all the entertainment you can stroll along the market stands and have a drink and a bite. This promises to be a fun afternoon out for all ages!
Hannie Dankbaarpassage 47 – 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Last but certainly not least; the weekend isn’t a proper weekend if there is no brunch involved. Two new favorites in town for breakfast or lunch are Superette (try their bagels) and Hoed & Krelis (French Toast). We hope you enjoy all the city has to offer using our Amsterdam Weekend Guide. For more on things to do and places to visit, browse through our website, starting with 15 amazing things to do!
Editor: Nina van Wijk
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