7 x New Hotspots in Amsterdam to visit this October

Is an ongoing thing in Amsterdam, new hotspots. They are like freakin’ mushrooms popping up as they do, but you don’t hear us complaining! We’ve selected 7 new hotspots that have just opened or will open soon so you have plenty of new things to try this month!

Vegan Junkfood Bar, Marie Heinekenplein 9 – 10
This is the second location for the Vegan Junkfood Bar and this one they are situated in De Pijp area. It’s also a lot bigger than the location on the Overtoom and the interior is pretty funky too! What to expect? Lot’s of junk food (don’t we love it) but no animals were harmed. Win Win situation right? Plant based burgers, Pizza, Nuggets, Bitterballen and coconut-milk ice-cream is all included on the menu! www.veganjunkfoodbar.com

Vegan Junkfood Bar
Photo by Indvdu

Dr. Pieper, Kinkerstraat 142H
Let’s stay with comfort food shall we? Because there is a seriously tasty fries shop opening October 14th. We walked by and noticed the rather special interior. It’s like walking into a Frankenstein lab.. for potatoes! You will be greeted by men in long white coats that will take your order. The menu is displayed on a TV screen and potatoes are floating around in watertanks as well as the jellyfish in the wall. You can order your fries that are  in coconut oil with different dips like truffel or vegan mayonaise. The traditional Dutch croquette is also available with vegetarian or vegan options. Stay tuned! www.drpieper.nl

Dr. Pieper
The interior of Dr. Pieper

Chin Chin Club, Rozengracht 133
Dimsum and karaoke is always a great combination and the owners of the ChinChin Club must have noticed because the Asian trend is growing in Europe. Expect confusion Chinese food, quirky cocktails, nostalgic games and late-night dancing. Chin Chin Club is the place where that one last drink turned into one too many. Go here with friends and sing while you eat! www.chinchinclub.nl

Mr. Haz TacobarEgelantiersstraat 24
From Asian food to Mexican. For all day taco’s and cocktails, you need to visit Mr. Haz. On weekends they stay open as late as 3am so it’s the perfect place to hang around. You can also come in for a freshly brewed coffee and specialty beers. Oh, and they serve mescal! What’s not to like?! Facebook Page

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Mr. Haz Source

Mook Pancakes, Jodenbreestraat 144
They have opened a second location! At Mook you can get some of the best breakfast and lunch pancakes and this one located is right in the city center so that’s good for everyone! Hopefully this will also shorten the que at De Clerqstraat. They are open from 9am to 9pm. Facebook Page

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Eating at MOOK Pancakes

Nacarat, Rokin 49
Renowned restaurant owner and chef Ron Blauw has opened Nacarat back in May but with just opened department store Hudson Bay, it’s really the time to go now. A restaurant with Middle Eastern influences where you can indulge your taste buds. It’s located on the top floor where you can go for lunch and dinner while enjoying the view of Amsterdam. At night, when Hudson’s Bay closes, make sure you walk into the small alley to find the entrance. www.nacarat.nl

Restaurant Nacarat, Hudson Bay

Corner Bakery in Amsterdam West, Koningin Wilhelminaplein 60
Damn, I used to live right at this new location. But no worries, I will be back for the famous freaky shakes, amazing bread rolls and colorful brunch dishes. The corner Bakery is an insta famous brunch spot in Amsterdam South next to the Museum Square. They became so popular that it could be difficult to get a table around lunchtime or during the weekend. They have said to open in October so we can’t wait! Facebook page

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At the Corner Bakery in Amsterdam South

Have fun discovering these new places!

Love,

Wander-Lust

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Amsterdam Event Calendar for October

Leaves are starting to fall to the ground but Amsterdam is still shining as always! As the temperatures beginning to lower down, it’s time to grab those jackets out of the closet and head over to these cool events this October!

90 years of Marilyn Monroe
When? until the 5th of Feb, De Nieuwe Kerk
What? Celebrating the iconic style icon
In the year that she would have turned 90 years old, the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church on the Dam Square) is showcasing photographs and items from her house in this exhibition. Items include accessories, clothes and other personal belongings. Website

90 years of Marilyn Monroe
90 years of Marilyn

Klik! Amsterdam Animation Festival
When? 25th – 30th of Oct, EYE
What? Everything to do with animation
Celebrating it’s 9th edition, the Klik! Animation Festival is a 6 day treat for animation lovers. You can follow workshops, see movies, masterclasses and 2 premieres with a party to end the festival. More info here: www.klik.amsterdam

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Green Up Your Life & National Geograhic Channel present: Before The Flood Screening
When? 26th of Oct, Chicago Social Club
What? Exclusive screening of the documentaire Before The Flood
Elke and Emanuelle Vos are organizing this event in collaboration with the National Geographic Channel. The documentary will be aired on Television on the 30th of October so this screening is the exclusive premiere. Directed by Fisher Stevens, Produced by Leonardo Dicaprio and Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese. Before The Flood is the most important film you will see this year.

Before The Flood Screening

A Mokum Halloween story
When? 29th of Oct, Elementenstraat Amsterdam 9pm – 5am

What?  Halloween party
Fat Kids Cake, Absolut & Levi’s bring you to a classic horror flicks from the ’80s; the golden age of horror on Elementenstreet!
You will find three floors each representing a classic ’80s horror theme:
1. For Urban / Eclectic / Party lovers
Massacre at Prom Night, Class of ’89 Elementenstreet High
Urban / Eclectic / Party
2: For House / Disco lovers
Absolut presents: Close Encounters of the Stranger Things
3: For ’90s / Classics / Anything goes lovers
Stomping Ground of the Louisiana Lagoon Bog Beast
Dresscode?
Anything Halloween goes. ’80s inspired outfits are a bonus.
Informatie & tickets here

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24H Noord
When? 29th of Oct, Amsterdam North 6am – 6pm
What? Discover North Amsterdam in 24 Hours
24H Amsterdam is an opportunity to experience the city in new ways. In 24 hours, you have the time to discover the best of Amsterdam North this month. Clubs, restaurant, shops and other venues are grabbing their chance to show their best bits on the 29th of October. Website

24H Noord

IJhallen Market
When? 29th – 30st of Oct, IJhallen North Amsterdam
What? Amsterdam biggest fleamarket
Find old furniture, clothes, antiques and other quircky finds. The market is inside and starts at 9am until 16.30. Our advice is to be quick because they won’t keep the best till last here! The next market will be in the last weekend of October. www.ijhallen.nl

Love,

Wander-Lust

*This calendar will be updated throughout the month

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October is a great period to pack that suitcase and enjoy those last rays of sunlight or visit a beautiful city.
These are our  must visit places for this fall.
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