amsterdam in photos
if you’ve been to amsterdam, you know that it’s intoxicating.
not in the literal way, (though lots of people do get intoxicated here :)
but for the senses. both times i’ve visited i’ve been cast under a spell
by this place – the flowers lining the canals, endless boats, bikes, food,
atmosphere, open-mindedness, and feeling in the air. it is such a
unique european city and i can’t imagine anyone not enjoying it.
chase’s vlog of amsterdam is at the bottom!
showing this city to chase made it even better, like always. why is it
so fun to take someone to a place you’ve visited and loved? we had a
possibility of moving here opened to us, and although i don’t think that
will be our route it was fun to stroll around and imagine ourselves living
on the canal and being dutch locals. i wouldn’t mind that one bit, but
we are keeping options open for where we end up a few months from now.
for now, enjoy lots of pictures of the details of amsterdam. careful, you
might get pulled in a little bit from it’s draw just through photos! :)
yes, there are a lot of photos – and no, i’m not sorry.
we went to church here and chase had the perfect tulip tie for holland!
flowers. EVERYWHERE. it’s a dream.seriously every single home & building has its own unique planter/ flower
boxes. i like imagining what mine would look like if we lived here!
i thought he looked pretty cute carrying my longchamp all around ^^
i spy chase…twice! ^^ (fun with panoramics :)
we used the i amsterdam city cards which got us on every train, metro,
a canal cruise, the van gogh museum, the hermitage, and lots more.
it takes care of most everything you’ll want to see and is so worth it.
another thing that is worth it in amsterdam – waiting in line for dutch
pancakes at pancakes! right near the anne frank house. it is a tiny,
darling pancake house with the most authentic dutch pancakes you
can get in the city. traditionally pancake houses are on farms in the
countryside, so some places in the city aren’t the same. this place is,
and we LOVED these. they are basically like thicker crepes, but have
their own texture and flavor. we got a savory and a sweet & loved both!
you can have plenty of treats since you bike and walk everywhere here!
our next stop was the van gogh museum, one of my favorites in the world.
put it on your museum bucket list if you haven’t been..it’s so well done.
his sunflowers are just my cup of tea. i LOVE how they
are displayed against navy blue and pop right off the wall.
you could find me at this painting for a while!
chase really looks up to vincent! (hehe- see what i did there)
outside at the amsterdam sign – me by the e for emi,
chase by the r for rigby. that worked out well!
^^ and a post-museum stroopwafel, of course. those things
warm off the street here are something else, i tell you.
when i see these, i think amsterdam automatically.
does anyone know what they are called? i’m blanking!
we spotted this lady & the tramp dog in the entry to a
restaurant where we ate, and i had to snap a picture.
how cute is she?? darling dogs of amsterdam!
of course we met one other dog friend- daisy, who was in the basket of
her owner’s bike. we saw them once in the morning and made friends,
then saw them later in an entirely different part of town! we were so
excited to hold daisy pup again. can you tell we love meeting
new dog friends when we travel! :) amsterdam didn’t disappoint.
blue dutch china everywhere .. i want it all.
we got caught in some rain, but it didn’t stop this guy! ^^
amsterdam might be the only city where you can have a garden
while living in an apartment – you just create it on the steps!
a waffle stop // and only in amsterdam are the garbage cans cute! ^^
only in amsterdam do you see a tesla CAB! what?!
and speaking of things you only see in amsterdam ^^^
haha! anything goes!
one of the days we stopped in at google amsterdam for chase to meet
with some people. clearly it was amazing – we love seeing other offices!
we also love finding church all over the world, and made it
here in amsterdam on the sunday we were in town.
we ended things with a rainy canal cruise our last day — pretty romantic!
gotta get the perfect shot! ^^
it’s a pretty amazing view, i’ll give it to him.
we had a dreamy time in amsterdam and i’m so glad chase
loved it like i do. see his perspective on things here!