Amsterdam – Part I

Amsterdam – Part I

It has always been a dream to travel to Amsterdam in the spring. Infact, it’s been a dream to visit Amsterdam full stop.

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Me and my lil monkey rubbing noses in a quiet courtyard in Amsterdam

Hubs and I decided that rather than exchange Christmas presents, let’s invest in new memories. We booked a trip to look forward to and keep us going through January and February. By the time March was here, we were ready for a break.

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Little Lex smelling the flowers outside our apartment in De Pijp

My expectations of Amsterdam were high, very high! And it surpassed all expectations. I loved it, the quirky independent boutiques, the maze of canals, the cobbled streets, the family vibe, the bikes whizzing around, the pristine doorways with pots of flowers – and those flowers – just everywhere, looking beautiful.

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I know flowers are their thing but they really get it right. They were in abundance, so vibrant and colourful, standing to attention in the Dutch sunshine.

I loved the city, the parks, the atmosphere and will be rushing to go back. It’s such an easy journey, once you’re up in the air you’re back down again, and before you know it hitting the infamous flat plains of Holland.

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A typical scene in Amsterdam – steep steps, bikes and flowers

The sun greeted us, kept us company and waved us off. There was one chilly day but the rest was glorious sunshine. I got so snap happy that I couldn’t fit all the pics into one post, so take a look at how Amsterdam won me over, and consider a trip for yourself.

Next week I will be revealing our itinerary, what to do in Amsterdam, where to stay and what to eat. Along with more of our favourite finds. Remember to check in for Part II

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This is a beautiful courtyard still inhabited with nuns today

 

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Bloemenmarkt absolutely brimming with fresh flowers

 

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Slotting in with local life by hiring our own bikes and loving it

 

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More dreamy canals with a private boat cruising by

 

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Having a poser moment on a canal bridge

 

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Boutique after boutique – Amsterdam is full of so many beautiful independents
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Fe found his swanky watch shop in the heart of Amsterdam, we had to Google Map this and hunt it down – such is his obsession

 

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The sound of hooves echoing up the cobbled streets sent Lex into an excited frenzy every time

 

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And here they are – my faves just hanging out in their grey sweaters.

 

Next week I will be revealing our itinerary, what to do in Amsterdam, where to stay and what to eat. Along with more of our favourite finds. Remember to check in for Part II

 

Some useful links:

https://360amsterdamtours.com/

http://www.annefrank.org/en/Museum/Practical-information/Online-ticket-sales/

https://www.airbnb.co.uk/s/amsterdam/homes?allow_override%5B%5D=&ne_lat=52.358386528805376&ne_lng=4.906927096155073&search_by_map=true&sw_lat=52.34720965954232&sw_lng=4.886671053674604&zoom=15&s_tag=GS4H9bXe

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