Amsterdam Days

 

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I fell in love with Amsterdam.  I didn’t mean for it to happen, it just did.  I wandered the canals and got lost in the beauty.  I found cool local designs in the boutiques and lots of hip cafes and restaurants.  I stayed away from the tourist areas.  I got lost.  I was almost run over by a bicycle several times.  I sat on benches and enjoyed the sun and the view.  The city has both an energy and a peacefulness about it.  I can already tell that Amsterdam will be a place I will return to again and again.

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I love the boats that people live on and the flowers that are everywhere in Amsterdam.IMG_4331

This dutch pancake with apples and bacon was amazing.  I definitely have to make a version at home!IMG_4309

Bikes, bikes and more bikes.  It seems that everyone has a bike in Amsterdam.IMG_4271

The reason why there are so many tall skinny buildings in Amsterdam is that taxes used to be based on the width of your house.  Now you have a city full of these slightly tippy buildings.IMG_4342

Oysters!  I’ve missed fresh seafood!IMG_4350

Lobster soup…. yumm…..IMG_4332

I love these red shutters.IMG_4333

Everywhere you turn in Amsterdam you find something beautiful.IMG_4351

More tippy buildings.IMG_4352

Cheese tasting class.  Delicious!  The only problem was the smell category.  I couldn’t smell the cheese at all due to the ‘green’ air coming in from the coffee house next door!IMG_4353

Apparently I am an expert cheese taster.IMG_4355

This amazing vegetarian dish was my last meal in Amsterdam.  It is a yellow bulgar pilaf topped with grilled eggplant and fried pierre robert cheese.  When you cut into the cheese it melted to create a sauce for the dish.  So delicious!

I can’t wait to go back!!

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4 responses

    • Hi Mary,
      Vlaams Friteshuis Vleminckx for fries, Pancakes! and The Seafood Bar were all really good. I’ve also heard good things about Restaurant de Kas. Have fun! It’s a great city!

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