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.
church in the red light district
No excuse to not get a girl flowers on a first date.
view of the city from the harbor
50 tulips for 10 euro?? YES PLEASE.
(Lacey took my picture, because I’m going to miss walking around beautiful European cities in my free time.)
sunflowers in the sun
plant stores are so cool
our walk home
THE BEST GF SANDWICH I’VE EVER EATEN and my best friend
a bird in the Vondelpark
Honestly I love the smell of salt air so much.
so many bikes
Apparently this was in a James Bond movie?
bikes and bridges
stained glass in our hotel
flowers, bright buildings, and a canal = Amsterdam
lights on the water at dusk
Duke blue is everywhere
casually modeling on a less-than-stellar boat tour
(I got Lacey to take my picture in a museum)
boats on the water
all water features should be lit at night.
the red light district (safely in the middle of the day)