Oh Amsterdam, I love you so! This is a city I could easily live in. It was especially charming to experience the city during the Christmas season, but I can't wait to see it in the spring or summer as well. In December the city lights were up, the trees were decorated and the holiday ollie bollens were out on the street carts! Perfect Christmas Magic.
Loved this lunch spot, Two for Joy
Hopped on a charming canal cruise
How could you not love a city when everywhere you turn are tulips, even in the winter!
Doing as the dutch do, biking!
The best breakfast spot, Pancakes!
Brunch at Buffet Van Odette was delicious, so fresh and seasonal
Nightly ritual, Belgium street waffels
Leaving our hotel for a night out on the town
Magical at night
I loved the charming 17th century streets of Amsterdam, so much old architectural beauty. In contrast, I also loved how progressive and modern the city was at the same time. A city that really appreciates design. I felt constantly inspired on the streets. We found so many cute boutiques and galleries in the 9 Streets that capture the city's chic style. We later stumbled upon a beautiful dinner spot called Lion Noir and topped it off with the best Dutch apple pie from Winkel (thanks to Liz at Explore Dream Discover)
On the weekend, while I wasn't working, we were also able to visit the Hermitage Museum to check out the Van Gogh exhibit (since the Van Gogh Museum is currently under renovation). So spectacular! After, we experienced the Anne Frank Museum which was so stirring and emotional. Joel and I both agree that our favorite part of the trip was renting bikes and just cruising around the city and exploring on our own. Baah! Already can't wait to go back!