Vintage bike sale
Is there a more Amsterdam way to spend a morning than shopping for vintage bikes in the former shipyard across the IJ? Damsco Bikes hold an open day every Sunday to try out their collection of bikes restored from ‘70s and ‘80s frames and updated with modern accessories. Remember to shop safely – keep a 1.5-metre distance in the courtyard, and note that a max of three customers can enter the workshop at a time.
Sun // NDSM vintage bike sale
Rond de Tafel
If you were lucky enough to snap up a reservation for Amsterdam’s most creative answer to COVID-cautious dining, Rond de Tafel has you set for a restaurant experience at a 1.5-metre distance. The pop-up sees Westergas (the city’s former gasworks) transformed into a spacious dining room in which a lineup of big-name Dutch chefs plate up haute cuisine masterpieces. With five courses and three choices of wine pairings, it’s the chance to get dressed for dinner we’ve been waiting for.
Open Mic Monday at Labyrinth
OK, so not on the weekend (does anyone know what day it is anymore?) but consider this advance notice to book one of the 30 spots at Labyrinth’s weekly night of poetry, spoken work and storytelling in English. Even when they’re not hosting inspired performances, Labyrinth serve some of the best African-Caribbean soul food and cocktails in the city.
Jazz at De Plantage
The lush surrounds of Amsterdam’s botanical gardens and the Hermitage Museum set the stage for weekly jazz concerts every summer. On Saturday afternoons, jazz performers fill the Hermitage Museum’s elegant courtyard with music (allowing for space for social distancing), while on Sundays, the concerts take place on the Orangery terrace at the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam. The café will remain open until 20:00 to keep the food and wine flowing. Be in quick to book your spot.
Take a day trip to traditional fishing villages
With summer holiday plans on hold for many of us, it’s the perfect time to explore the treasures that lie outside of Amsterdam’s city centre. The charming villages of Volendam, Edam and Monnickendam are a short bike ride away, and are overflowing with Dutch history and scenic views that can be enjoyed while social distancing. Try some freshly caught seafood, visit the Volendams Museum or the famous cheese markets.
Fri-Sun // Volendam, Edam & Monnickendam
Online and other events
Looking for extra entertainment? Here are a few bonus ideas to fill your weekend:
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