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24 hours in Amsterdam: the summer edition of 2021

24 hours in Amsterdam: the summer edition of 2021

Looking for inspiration on how to spend a night away at Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam – Amstel? Look no further as we are uncovering the best things to do during the warmest months in Amsterdam. Here is our guide to spending 24 hours in the city, which includes for example a breakfast buffet, the best hotspots in the Utrechtsestraat and a 3-course dinner at Restaurant Amstelle.

9AM Breakfast at Buffet ‘t IJ

What is better than starting the day with a delicious coronaproof breakfast buffet? It is not required to set an alarm too early as Buffet ‘t IJ is opened from Monday till Friday between 06:30 and 10:30 AM and during weekends from 07:00 to 11:30 AM. The buffet serves up for instance homemade croissants and fresh pressed orange juice. Walk around the buffet, choose your favourite dishes, and enjoy!

10:30AM Utrechtsestraat

Time to discover the city of Amsterdam! It is possible to walk, a rented bike is faster, but the most fun and easiest way is on one of our brand new E-choppers! To ride to the Utrechtsestraat will only take maximum ten minutes, since the choppers are electric vehicles. Whether you are just window shopping or filling a new suitcase to bring home with you, Utrechtsestraat is one of the city’s iconic shopping streets. To illustrate, take a look at We Are Labels, a clothing store with authentic fashion brands and good basics or swing by De Soepbar Oost for a delicious take-a-way soup. The Split pea soup with sun-dried tomato, mint and fresh pesto is highly recommended.

More information about the E-choppers? Click here.

1PM Amstelpark

Take a ride with the E-chopper to Amstelpark. Amstelpark is only accessible to walkers, so park the E-chopper next to the park and discover on foot all the beauty that Amstelpark offers. The various gardens, such as the Japanese Garden is a great spot to briefly escape the hectic city.

4PM Enjoy our terrace

Feel the summer in your glass with a sunny cocktail on our terrace of the hotel. Our new cocktail menu has delicious summer cocktails, like Tiki Cream. This cocktail contains flavours such as Cointreau liqueur, pineapple and coconut which makes this taste like true paradise. In addition, enjoy appetizers like the Dutch mini croquettes with mustard. Make a reservation for our terrace here.

5:45PM Jacuzzi time

If you have booked one of our superior rooms, suites or penthouses, it is possible to relax in the jacuzzi. After a full day in the city, relaxing in the jacuzzi is the perfect way to unwind and to really enjoy your holiday in Amsterdam.

7PM Dinner at Restaurant Amstelle

After relaxing in the jacuzzi it is time to make yourself ready for dinner. For now, we offer a pick-up dinner in the hotel room (with panoramic view over Amsterdam) but from Saturday June 5, you can dine at Restaurant Amstelle again! Here you can enjoy delicious seasonal food, like the asparagus soup. Or choose for truffle fries with truffle mayonnaise and parmesan, an all-time favourite. Book a table here. A tip from us: end the evening by the fireplace at Bar Moqum while enjoying a drink! Or would you like to dine in your own hotel room with a panoramic view over Amsterdam? For an extra charge €10 you can enjoy our room service.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your stay at Van der Valk Hotel Amsterdam – Amstel and a relaxing and carefree holiday in Amsterdam awaits you!