Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands • 7 June 2017

Amsterdam

WHAT MADE IT SPECIAL

Next up was Amsterdam! We had decided exciting journey there, having to make 5 connections (one of which was a bus!) – luckily things went off without a hitch and we made it there in one piece :)

Amsterdam kind of surprised us – I expected to enjoy it, but it ended up being the favorite of the trip! :) Something about the vibe is very similar to Cape Town, and the Dutch people are super friendly and welcoming :) The city itself is also super small, so easy to walk around and explore – so many charming corners, lovely little shops (damn the Euro!) and awesome food :)

We had been quite keen on the idea of renting bikes, until we realized that you need to be next-level skilled to not get killed by the cyclists, let alone if you were on a bike yourself! Maybe next time ;)

 

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Centraal station is beautiful

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We stayed in the most awesome Airbnb spot in De Pijp, which really felt like a home away from home! Our hosts happen to be visiting SA whilst we were there, so it was so cool to each share tips on our favorite spots and things to do :)

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Our first port of call was Pancakes Amsterdam – yummy

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These beautiful coral peonies were everywhere

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So many pedestrians and cyclists!

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Cats everywhere. I love seeing cats around

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Making supper at home – was so great to have a home-cooked meal again! :)

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Stalking the neighbors cat ;)

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There were all these seed-pods everywhere – couldn’t resist

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Our favorite food/coffee spot

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Best coffee I had in Europe, hands-down

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Local market

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Poffertjes!!

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Haha!

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Delicious pastries and bread

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Ross loved this fountain that alternated expulsion points!

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Don’t think we’ve had the opportunity to hold hands this much in years – it was lovely :)

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So. Many. Bikes

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This cheese shop was amazing, so many delicious options!

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The coolest brand. Such awesome design and branding – sadly did not have reason to justify a purchase!

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Breakfast on our last day – one of the most delicious things I’ve ever eaten – gluten-free pancakes with coconut cream, maple syrup and blueberries.

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