Yesss, the day is finally here! Summer has officially made its entrance! The season of drinking cold beers on a terrace, going out exploring the city and of course, those just lovely summer nights that never seem to end. It is the perfect season to thoroughly enjoy all finer things in life. What summer is also known for is loads of festivals, 101 sorts of activities and for some, the season of fighting some serious “FOMO”. The first Summer weekend is here and if you’re still doubting on where and how to spend it, let me (hopefully) help you out a little.
Flowerwall – Mooi wat bloemen doen, Vondelpark, 21st and 22nd of June
We need more flowers, even in the country of the tulips. That’s what “Mooi Wat Bloemen Doen” think. Today and tomorrow, you get to enjoy the beautiful sight of the gigantic flowerwall that they installed in ‘Vondelpark’. Each flower on this wall symbolizes a “real” need: more together, more love, more courage, more joy, more wonder. Write down your wish on a note, hang it on the wall and take a flower. A lovely initiative if you’d ask me!
Hanneke’s Zomerfeest – Hanneke’s Boom, 21st of June
As you might know, one of my all-time favourite waterside hangouts on sunny days is Hanneke’s Boom. With your feest hanging over the quay, enjoying a refreshing drink and spending some quality time with loved ones. For me, it doesn’t really get any better than that. To celebrate the beginning of the Summer, Hanneke organised an evening filled with great music by even greater DJ’s and specialty beers. That to me, sounds like all the right ingredients to make it a memorable and sultry Summer evening!
We Make The City – Throughout Amsterdam, 21st, 22nd and 23d of June We Make The City – a festival that claims to improve cities invites all inhabitants of Amsterdam to make the city safer, more sustainable, fair, accesible and inclusive and an overall nicer living environment. This week is all about urgent urban issues and solutions. During this festival, you get the chance to visit various conferences, inspiring urban talks, mind-breaking hackathons, different kinds of workshops, city expeditions that will leave you thinking and finally: parties. It’s a festival after all right? 😉
Groovy Tables – Hoogtij Amsterdam, 21st, 22nd and 23d of June
And what is a weekend guide without a little food suggestion right?! This Summer, restaurant DAALDER reopens it’s pop-uop restaurant “Groovy Tables”. After last year’s very(!) popular edition of “Groovy Tables”, I am ready to claim my spot at one of their tables with an amazing view over the North part of my city. Taste the expertise of the DAALDER chefs and combined with the creative talents of “De Artiesten – Culinaire concepten & events” throughout the six courses that will be served.
Rooftop Movie Nights – 21st, 22nd and 23 of June
This event must be one of my favourite events of the year. ‘Cause, truly, what is better than a great movie with some close friends and a few snacks on the most dreamy location: a rooftop in Amsterdam?! Be quick to get your tickets this Summer, as (no suprise), I am not the only one who cannot imagine a better way to spend a summerevening.
Honestly, I could go on for a little longer but that wouldn’t be fair to those who are already currently dealing with (some level of) FOMO. 😉 So, enjoy it to the fullest and cheers to a great Summer ahead!
€ – Free
1019 BS Amsterdam
€ – Entrance is free
We Make The City
€•• – Prices vary per event
Groovy Tables – Hoogtij Amsterdam-Noord
Johan van Hasseltweg 39
1021 KN Amsterdam
€•••• – €85 per person.
Rooftop Movie Nights
1057 PH Amsterdam
€•• – Online tickets start from €14.40