My family is moving back to the U.S. this summer after six years of living in Germany, and I’ve been realizing how many places I HAVEN’T been yet, even though they’re super close. Although I’ve flown through the Amsterdam airport and everyone in my family has been, somehow I hadn’t actually “done” Amsterdam–until this summer! My best friend and I drove the three hours up and got to enjoy a beautiful two days in a beautiful city. Canal cities are so cool, and I ate the same sandwich for brunch both mornings. I enthusiastically recommend (and would return to Amsterdam exclusively to eat at) Singel 404, which we just stumbled upon when we were hungry and wandering around! Delicious, gluten free, goat cheese, cheap–what more could a girl ask for? Oh, and we got to sit next to a canal outside to eat, so it was perfect.
casually modeling on a less-than-stellar boat tour
sunflowers in the sun
our walk home
plant stores are so cool
boats on the water
THE BEST GF SANDWICH I’VE EVER EATEN and my best friend
Honestly I love the smell of salt air so much.
just hanging out
lights on the water at dusk
flowers, bright buildings, and a canal = Amsterdam
Duke blue is everywhere
a bird in the Vondelpark
No excuse to not get a girl flowers on a first date.
stained glass in our hotel
someone tried to steal this bike
(Lacey took my picture, because I’m going to miss walking around beautiful European cities in my free time.)
the red light district (safely in the middle of the day)