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Mini Break : Amsterdam

Clive loves to travel with us too ;)
Clive loves to travel with us too 😉
Amsterdam @gusandollie
Only a glimpse of the homemade cakes on offer here!

Amsterdam by @gusandollieArt is everywhere.

Amsterdam by @gusandollie
Cheese anyone?
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What a cute way to give your opening hours 🙂
Amsterdam by @gusandollie
This made me smile.
Amsterdam by @gusandollie
Counless couples have engraved their ignitions on these padlocks and attached them to this bridge, for good luck. You can do this in many European cities.

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?

So happy to be here together.
So happy to be here together.

4 thoughts on “Mini Break : Amsterdam

  1. I haven’t been there but my daughter has and absolutely loved it. We almost went there when we visited her in London but went to Barcelona instead. Thank you for sharing, it looks truly lovely.

    1. Well then you must go next time!! Barcelona is amazing too – but I have a soft spot for Amsterdam…thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment 🙂

  2. We were lucky enough to visit in January last year – all the way from Australia. Both my husband and I have Dutch background so it was always going to be a great place to visit but we were surprised how much we LOVED it – even in the cool weather. One of the highlights of our trip for sure. Can’t wait to go back one day and see some more.

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