One hour in Amsterdam

May 25, 2018

Before our adventure in Brabant started last weekend, we drove into Amsterdam to get some coffee to start with. I looked on the map to find something in the outskirts of the city centre, for easy access with the car, and decided Jordaan would fit. It was early Saturday morning, a little bit chilly and grey, empty streets and I was blown away immediately by the beauty of this country. Searched for coffee and found…

Toki! Great café, great coffee! I ruined mine by being over-excited about the trip and mixed up almond with oat – learned that coffee with almond milk tastes awful (in my opinion, not the café’s fault). Johan’s flat white with regular milk was amazing!

Johan was in Amsterdam for the first time last year and hadn’t made it to Jordaan, so we decided to take a quick stroll around the neighbourhood to find a supermarket to get some bread and cheese for breakfast.

Nothing says more Summer than buttercups. Or maybe bananas in a palm tree?

Eating bread and cheese, walking back to the car to go to Brabant.
If you’ve missed my posts from Brabant, you can see them here, here & here.

Next weekend we’re going back to Brabant and will have a few hours in Eindhoven and I’d love to hear if you have tips on places to go (especially cafés and restaurants)?

Also, we’re going to get some more hours in Amsterdam this time and I’d love to hear about your favourite spots there as well (same here, especially cafés and restaurants plus bars). Feel free to leave a comment! I promise I will come back with pictures from it all!

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  • Reply Moos May 25, 2018 at 10:49 pm

    I lived in Amsterdam for ten years up until last Fall. Maybe take the ferries behind Central Station to Amsterdam-Noord (North). There’s the EYE Film Museum, Tolhuistuin, Pllek (NDSM-Wharfe). Also: De Balie (Cultural Centre at Leidseplein), Café Brecht. Enjoy your weekend!

    • Reply Sandra May 26, 2018 at 8:33 am

      Thank you, Moos! Great tips! x

      • Reply Moos May 26, 2018 at 8:39 pm

        Ur welcome 🙂 x

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