21 October 2014

amsterdam day 1

On our second day in Amsterdam we started off our day with a late breakfast at Kofi-T. Huge "Americano" coffees and cheese sandwiches accompanied by bike watching.
good morning amsterdam
cheese sandwich
Bike watching on Ferdinand Bolstraat
ferdinand bolstraat
I haven't been able to wear anything but sneakers and loose fitting clothes since my bike accident, which sucks but I liked this slouchy look. Toast UK skirt, Everlane tee, Vans, my denim jacket from 2001 and Fjallraven backpack.
hi hi!
My #1 reason for the trip, the Rijksmuseum!
It was wonderful inside, we saw The Night Watch by Rembrandt and my two favorite paintings by Vermeer: The Milkmaid and The Love Letter. I love paintings of bright morning light filtering through windows.
the night watch
After the museum we were wandering around in a haze past the the Museumplein when Rich started waving. I thought he was saying hi to the pigeons (he does that) but it turned out to be Brianna and Chris picnicking on a hill. It was their last day in town so we tagged along on a canal tour with them.
We cruised around the canals of Amsterdam people watching.
canal cruise
indoor outdoor
Hi Brianna!
Captain Dog
boat pup
Watching the sunset and moms on bikes with their babies
the canals
Passed a really fun looking bar...
And tilting buildings.
tilting buildings
Afterwards we went for pancakes and coffee and made our way back to De Pijp for beers at Troost.


  1. I haven't been to Amsterdam yet, shame on me. Did you ever get lost or the map helps? I mean, there are so many canals that look the same, isn't it a bit confusing? Anyway, I still think it must be a romantic, beautiful place :)

  2. Ooooo I LOVE Amsterdam. It's definitely one of my favorite cities in the world. It looks like you guys are having fun. Enjoy!

  3. Always traveling! I'm so jealous! I've never been to Amsterdam but it is def on my life.

    xx Larisa weheartbeauty.com

  4. Oh my goooddddd every time you do a travel post I just ACHE inside wishing I were traveling. This is beautiful and you're beautiful and I'm trying my very best to live vicariously through you.

  5. oh my GODDESS you are adorable.

  6. Ahh I've been wanting to return to this city for a while now (I went with my parents for a wk when I was a teenager) and now the desire to return is even stronger. Such beautiful pics as always and how awesome that you were able to overlap with Chris & Brianna's trip!!

    1. So I'm like...blogging again. Haha. I cannot wait to go back, and this time without a limp so that I can bike around the countryside a bit. MAYBBBEEEE we can make those trips overlap ;)

  7. ahhhh! my husband and i always talk about "someday" visiting amsterdam! how fun!

    1. You should! It was so romantic but not overtly so. Just really cozy places to eat and drink, a lot of handholding on tiny streets, beautiful green parks. We avoided the touristy areas though, so it helped.

  8. Nice photos!



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