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.
stained glass in our hotel
a bird in the Vondelpark
Apparently this was in a James Bond movie?
casually modeling on a less-than-stellar boat tour
THE BEST GF SANDWICH I’VE EVER EATEN and my best friend
sunflowers in the sun
flowers, bright buildings, and a canal = Amsterdam
view of the city from the harbor
50 tulips for 10 euro?? YES PLEASE.
No excuse to not get a girl flowers on a first date.
the red light district (safely in the middle of the day)
(Lacey took my picture, because I’m going to miss walking around beautiful European cities in my free time.)