I have fallen in love with Amsterdam. I don’t know how it is that this stunning city has been off my radar for this long. It’s a photographer’s dream with the never-ending canals wrapping around brick lane roads and arched bridges. Everything here is wonderful: The Dutch architecture! The flowers! The stroopwafel cookie! The Van Gogh Museum! Vondelpark! Bike rides! Boat rides! Shopping! and of course, amazing food. It’s a perfect place to escape to for a weekend away, charming and walkable and full of anything your heart may desire.
10 Favorite finds in Amsterdam
Van Stapele Koekmakerij – Just imagine the best warm chocolate cookie in the world. This is that.
Screaming Beans – Amsterdam hands down makes the best cappuccinos and this little espresso spot is heavenly.
Marc O’ Polo – Cool, comfy, casual clothing
The Dylan – Gorgeous hotel, amazing afternoon “high wine” experience.
Ron Gastrobar – TOPS. Some of the best modern food I’ve ever had. Get the “Surprise Egg” for dessert.
Boat tour – you have to experience the city on the water. We did it at night with a bottle of champagne.
Brasserie Harkema – French restaurant in an old cigar factory
Lyppens Antique Jewelry Store – I bought an antique gold ring with dancing baby diamonds I call my champagne ring with my friend Laurel who met us in Amsterdam for all the “off the record” memories.
Biking through Vondelpark