Happen to be in Amsterdam this weekend? Here are four awesome things to cross off your list this weekend.
Things to do in Amsterdam this weekend
Check out Our Lord in the Attic Museum
Our Lord in the Attic Museum is located in the Red Light District and it’s where you can find a secret Catholic church, known as Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder. It was built in the 17th Century, when Catholic worship was banned. It’s also the house of a former merchant, so you get to nose around and see how rich merchants used to live back then as well.
Get Your Culture On At FOAM
It’s always worth checking out what’s on at FOAM (Photography Museum Amsterdam) as they always have interesting temporary exhibitions to entertain, educate and inform. They’re upcoming Shigeru Onishi exhibition in June 2021 is definitely worth a visit, especially if you’re into in Japanese subjective photography.
Where to eat in Amsterdam this weekend
The Food Department
The relatively new food hall on the top floor of Magna Plaza is the perfect spot for a quick bite or a drink in the city centre. Feel like Mexican? Tacos & Tequila has you sorted. Up for something more sweet? You’ll have more than enough choice at Petit Gateux. And who doesn’t love a burger whatever day it is – if so, The Butcher is ready to take your order.
Have A Pancake At Dwaze Zaken
Dwaze Zaken has an extensive menu, but it’s the big, round crêpe-like pancakes you really need to be ordering. They’re traditionally topped with stroop (the Dutch answer to syrup) and powdered sugar then rolled and cut into pieces. It’s like a cosy hug from your Dutch auntie.
Other Things To Do in Amsterdam This Weekend
Explore a neighbourhood
From Pijp to Noord or Jordaan, all are perfect for a little stroll. Walk through one of the typical streets markets, gaze up at the slanted houses and find a place for a well-deserved break and tuck into some almighty good food. Whichever area you choose, you’ll gain a little insight into what it’s like living in the Netherland’s biggest city.
Stay At the VolksHotel
The VolksHotel in Amsterdam East reminded me a lot of Hotel Michelberger in Berlin and it’s the perfect accommodation if you’re into quirky boutique hotels for a reasonable price. Even if you don’t book a room, you can hop in for a quick drink or bite to eat in their bar area, or, in summer, enjoy drinks and the view from their rooftop terrace. If you strip it down to the essentials: bed (hard, but that’s the way I like it), shower (great pressure and it has one of those big shower heads, though not everyone might like the idea the shower is divided from the sleeping area by only a glass wall) and wi-fi (worked perfect for me) it gets two thumbs up from me. It’s a bit outside the tourist centre, but still only 5 minutes by metro to the centre, plus if you can also just enjoy the bar and/or terrace and crawl to your bed after cocktails.