Postcards | Amsterdam

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 8 , , Permalink 0

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hile I was in college, my closest friend from high school went to Den Haag to study art. It wasn’t until my junior year that I was able to go to The Netherlands to visit her. It was my first time out of the country, which makes makes The Netherlands even more special to me. (That and Dutch ancestry on my mom’s side of the family.) When we booked our summer trip to Brussels, I just had to add a daytrip to Amsterdam to the itinerary. It was $80 roundtrip on the Thalys with a 6 a.m. departure time. We arrived in Amsterdam two hours later and set off to explore the city. We kept the agenda fairly open, which allowed for plenty of time to wander around the city, visit the Rijksmuseum, add a piece of Delftware to my collection, and stop at Banketbakkerij Lanskroon for the best stroopwafel ever.

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  • http://www.stylefragment.com StyleFragment

    Nice pictures. I really like the town center one.

  • Closet Fashionista

    So beautiful!! Amsterdam didn’t make my Spring trip itinerary this year, but hopefully some time soon I’ll get there!
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

    • http://bedknobsandbaubles.com/ Jessica

      Which locations made the cut?

      • Closet Fashionista

        London, Paris, Santorini and Athens! :D (it was going to be Rome instead of Greece, but we changed our minds, haha)

  • Megan

    This looks so beautiful! I hope to visit one day!
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    ~~Megan~~

  • http://www.wanderhour.com/ Katherine Lou

    Beautiful photos!! Would love to visit Amsterdam one day!

    Katherine Lou
    http://www.wanderhour.com

  • http://iamchiconthecheap.com/ Lyddiegal

    Amsterdam was my first trip abroad as well; it was where I first got introduced to goat cheese (now obsessed), and Poffertjes (recently bought a pan so I could try to duplicate them), almost got run over by bicyclists everyday, took photos of every cat I saw sleeping in a shop window, and just fell in love with the city.

    Chic on the Cheap

  • Lorena

    WOW! I was there last year and loved it. The food, the museums… Although I have to say that they are quite ruthless when riding their bicycles… i almost got run over by one.