We’ve come to an important milestone, my friends. I’ve lived in Amsterdam now for almost a year, and it’s time fore me to share with you my favorite parts of the city, in the MY PERFECT DAY blog post.
So folks, here it is:
Breakfast for me would naturally start around 11am, at Greenwood’s with fresh Irish soda bread, eggs, tea and gossip with friends. If it were a Monday morning, I would hit the Noordermarkt, (Amsterdam’s best clothing market) with a big bag, and scour the tables and racks for vintage goodies. Working up an appetite while toiling at the market would bring me to the Winkel 43 Cafe, where I would then devour a slice of apple taart about the size of my head. Mmm, tasty.
My afternoon would not be complete without a stroll through the Negen Straatjes, popping in and out of boutiques, looking for deals (the Dutch way) and great design. A favorite place of mine is the legendary vintage shop, Laura Dols. The store only stocks vintage items in very good condition, and there is wonderful variety in each section. (If I were feeling really ambitious, I would continue my shopping on the Utrechtsestraat, planning my next trip at the A la Carte travel book store!)
In order to clear my mind of all of the fashion fuss, I would cycle over the canal belt to Vondelpark for a walk through the rose garden, before heading to the FOAM photography museum, for my daily dose of culture.
As my busy day would start winding down, I’d grab a friend (most likely my boyfriend) and head to Burgermeester, home to the finest hamburger- or lamburger or salmonburger -in the world. Ok I might be exaggerating, but these are some of the tastiest burgers, topped with such healthy and innovative stuff (truffle egg, chorizo, asparagus, anyone?)
Fueled up for a nightout, it would be time to hit the town. High heels on bicycle pedals would take me first to Cafe Lux, for a drink with a hip crowd. If I had tickets for a special DJ, it would probably be at Trouw, but on a normal night, the music and atmosphere of De Kring/Club Up would draw me in to dance the night away.
So there you have it. All my favorite places, all in one post. If you’re planning a trip to Amsterdam, let me know- I just might be able to help 🙂
Talk of the Town:
A la Carte
+31 20 422 1412
De Kring/Club Up
Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 26-1