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.
I love the boats that people live on and the flowers that are everywhere in Amsterdam.
This dutch pancake with apples and bacon was amazing. I definitely have to make a version at home!
Bikes, bikes and more bikes. It seems that everyone has a bike in Amsterdam.
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.
Oysters! I’ve missed fresh seafood!
Lobster soup…. yumm…..
I love these red shutters.
Everywhere you turn in Amsterdam you find something beautiful.
More tippy buildings.
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!
Apparently I am an expert cheese taster.
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!!