One of my favourite cities in the world – Amsterdam has it all.
- Friendly people.
- Bikes! Bikes! Bikes!
- Funky cafes.
- Stunning canals.
- Photo opportunities around every corner.
- Handmade and locally designed treasures.
- Amazing food & coffee.
- Art, street art, installation art, galleries & exhibitions.
- History & a glimpse at the future.
The first time we visited Amsterdam, within 10 minutes I thought to myself – ‘I could live here’. I could picture myself riding my bike each day to my light-filled studio, where I would look out a window to a canal, filled with people having coffee along it’s banks. I know the grass is always greener, but Amsterdam is truly a European gem. Wandering the cobble-stoned streets and winding your way past canal after canal and over bridge after bridge, it never fails to put a smile on your face. People here seem happy. Happy with what they have. Happy to be where they are and happy doing what they’re doing, even the street cleaners were smiling!
It is also one of the only cities in the world where you might see an entire family on a bike – yes a push bike. Not a motorcycle. We sae multiple mothers & fathers with multiple children in varying positions on bikes. Some were on the front, some were on the back – some were standing, some were sleeping, some were helping to give traffic signals, as they turned a corner. What a way to head out as a family!
Do we have to leave?
Have you been to Amsterdam? Did you love it like me? If not, why not?