The weekend is almost here, which means it's nearly time to pack our bags and head out on another global adventure with our City Guide series. This time, we head to the fairytale city of Amsterdam. As one of the top party destinations on the planet, there are so many different ways to experience the city. Fortunately, Sacre is here to help. They recently moved to the city from Paris, so we figured they'd be the perfect tour guides.
Words by Sacre
We all like a good drink, so where are the top spots to head to before a night out?
Westerpark: For a good drink, nothing is better than a drink you prepare yourself on the grass at Westerpark. This park is amazing, made especially for socializing in mind with multiple bars and even self-service bbq. If it’s wintertime, you can enjoy the Ton Ton Club West, an arcade bar right in the middle of the park.
Ton Ton Club West: Polonceaukade 27, 1014 DA Amsterdam
Where can you find the best clubs / late night venues in town?
De School: Doctor Jan van Breemenstraat 1, 1056 AB Amsterdam
We were desperately looking for a Berghain style club in Amsterdam. De School is his little bro. Super sharp music all year long. Our favorite club so far.
Brunches are a weekend staple, which spots stand out to you?
PLLEK: T.T. Neveritaweg 59, 1033 WB Amsterdam
Take a ferryboat north of Amsterdam and chill in this new industrial neighborhood. There, Pllek is our favourite place, made of old shipping containers.
It’s like being at the beach when you’re on the outside deck, which faces the river and Amsterdam skyline. All day long you can enjoy music and tasty food, while some people are lazing about on hammocks and others at the bar. It’s our spot and so refreshing, especially after a long Saturday night out with friends.
Best dirty late-night street food option?
→ The fabulous thing in Amsterdam is that a whole district never sleeps. French fries, donuts, waffles, and Chinese restaurants welcome you with open arms in the Red District. This one (pic) was the first we went to when we moved in.
Where can we shop for records and music memorabilia in AMSTERDAM?
Back Beat Records: Egelantiersstraat 19, 1015 PV Amsterdam
It’s close to our house and the owners are true record heads. The shop is dedicated to soul, jazz, and blues, but it also features acoustic gigs and a recording studio.
Your Sunday escape plan when you need to get away from it all?
Amsterdam is near the sea about 30 minutes to Bloemendaal Beach by train, then, it’s a total escape. Woodstock 69 (Zeeweg 94 - tent 7, 2051 EB Bloemendaal aan Zee) is the perfect place to forget about your troubles. It’s June and we are still waiting for the sun to run there though….
Something everyone should do when visiting Amsterdam, but probably hasn’t?
Look at the gorgeous sky on the highest roof you can find. Each sunset is a painting.
A track that reminds you of your childhood in the city?
We were listening to ZHU on loop during our moving! Such a style.
What are other great exports that come from Amsterdam?
Weed, cheese, bike sharing?
A gift you can’t leave Amsterdam without taking home for friends?
A TONY’S chocolate bar for sure. Nice colors, nice taste.