This page contains microblogs about the hidden gems of Amsterdam.
Specifically: in the Eastern part of the city.
The off the record things for groups.
Pictures, moments, thoughts, micro stories of the storyteller (tour guide and online content marketer) of Amsterdam East.
Looking for the hidden gems of the city.
Hidden Gem Update micro blog update in July 2019:
I am currently putting the many micro posts about hidden gems in Amsterdam and especially in the Eastern part of the capital, on my LinkedIn page.
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The kangeroo houses in Amsterdam East
This is new kind of house: the kangeroo house. In these houses a whole family (parents, kids) live together with the parents of the partents. On the edge of the planned “Bajes Kwartier”. More generations under one roof. #amsterdameast #amstelkwartier #exploreamsterdam #privateguidedtours #iamsterdam #tourguideamsterdam #hiddengemsamsterdam #hiddenamsterdam #amsterdamoost #hiddengemsguide #biketoursamsterdam #outofthebox #hiddengem #privateguide #tourbylocals Picture by Lex and the City.
Hotspot for leisure in East Amsterdam
Great hotspot in Amsterdam for starting your boat trip, taking a picture at the city windmill, skating along, playing Jeu de Boules, having a coffee at the new water terrace and enjoying each others' company. Picture: Lex and the City copyright
Excellent service at Hampton by Hilton Amsterdam Centre East
Just visited the hotel for a business purpose. Never seen a receptionist walking out of the hotel with hotel guests, in order for them to show the way to certain shops in the area. Great example of excellent dedicated service :) By the way, his name is Daniel.
Python Bridge | Amsterdam Eastern Docklands
This afternoon I have been preparing for a bike tour in the Amsterdam Eastern Docklands | Oostelijke Havengebied. In East Amsterdam. So much to see, so many stories to tell. (I think 99% of the tourists have no idea when you ask them at Schiphol if they have seen the Python bridge. So it is a hidden gem as well I guess.)
Smallest museum of the world in Amsterdam Docklands
Always on the move on wheels and mostly in East Amsterdam. Suddenly I passed by the smallest museum of the world. In Amsterdam Docklands. Theme of the week inside: Japan.
Bruut Brouwcafé | Micro Brewery | Hidden gem in Amsterdam
Brouwerij Bruut is a bar and a local brewery in East Amsterdam. It is also in a new part of Amsterdam. January 2019 I have had a chat with mister "JaffaJaffa". This was during the Meetup from "Alle Kleuren Oost". This brewery "Brouwcafé" in "Oost", this whole street is a hidden gem in Amsterdam and a good relaxed place for Kingsday as well.
Drovers Dog | Wibautstraat
I like Drovers Dog. It is in an emerging part of town. 15 years ago nobody went ato Wibautstraat; it was even chosen the ugliest street of Amsterdam. And now the area is cool. TNX :)
Music that makes people move in the city
The Lex and the City mission is stimulating people to move more and with more fun in the city. That also includes music that gets people moving on the street, in the city. That is why I followed a basic DJ course, bought the equipment, and now have the necessary experience with mobile events in the city. Google "DJ Lextase".
Bikestreet towards East Amsterdam in the direction of the city windmill
A bikestreet is something else than a bikepath or bikelane. On a bikestreet the bike has the priority over the car. How special is that! :) Now the second bikestreet from the town center to East Amsterdam has been opened. The first was on the Sarphatistraat. From the Amstel Hotel towards the Tropenmuseum. Now we've got a second one; from Scheepvaartmuseum to the only city windmill of Amsterdam: Molen de Gooyer.
Social walk in AMS East with Lex and the City for Internations Amsterdam
Last Saturday March 30 Lex and the City has been organizing and guiding a so-called social walk for the number 1 expat organization in Amsterdam; Internations. We have been walking from Oosterpark to Javaplein, with a break in front of the Windmill at "Kop van Oost".
Amsterdam Eastern Docklands seen from Zeeburgereiland
While skating to IJburg I took this picture of Amsterdam Eastern Docklands, while I passed by Zeeburgereiland.
QO hotel hosts German National football team
What an honor to have "Die Mannschaft" as a customer. This has happened to relatively new QO hotel in East Amsterdam. Me I just arrived during the Open Tower Day to see the coach standing. Unfortunately the German team had just arrived 10 minutes before...
Dappermarkt Saturday afternoon
The Dappermarkt is the second market of Amsterdam. It has a strong regional appeal. In 2008 it was elected best market.
Borneohof wrapped up
What associations do you have with the colors of the wrapping paper of Borneohof? Sweden? Ameland? Ukraine? Ikea? (Suggestions of followers)
Stylish Indische Buurt
The first part of Indische Buurt, Indië 1. Fully renovated in 2017-2018. Love it. #amsterdameast
Opening Museumnacht Tropenmuseum
Official Opening of Museumnacht; in Amsterdam-Oost. Tropenmuseum. Cool act by “Zwart Licht”. Video made by Lex and the City
East Amsterdam start of the day
Amsterdam-Oost is awakening; a day to further imagineer on the Eastern Lexperiences. :) #javaeiland #tgim
Museumnacht in Amsterdam East
Museumnacht in Amsterdam-Oost; Huize Frankendael :)
Reflection in East Amsterdam
Time for reflection on the footbike in Oosterpark, Amsterdam-Oost, after an inspiring Museumnacht in East.
Science Park is an example (a lexample) of an experience we include in the “New Amsterdam Tour”. This is a building full of servers.
To IJburg, to Steigereiland, place of modern architecture in Amsterdam East. :)
View on the BH-bridge.
Steigereiland; view on the BH-bridge. IJburg, Amsterdam-Oost. Eastern Lexperiences
Urban farming on top of the world. Green house genius Mattias van den Berg. And PR lady Malou Uitendaal of QO hotel. #amsterdameast #blogger