Friday 3 April 2015

A visual diary: 5 days in Amsterdam

Coffee, culture, design, travel, (really) good food; there's not much more needed to plant a bigger smile on my face. No surprise, then, that my fresh lil trip to beautiful Amsterdam - accompanied by my equally beautiful soul cousin Ellen - was pretty hard to top.

Five days filled with five of our favourite things, in uncannily likeminded company, was exactly the relaxin' remedy required to push us through our holiday workloads and remind us that there's always a very nice light at the end of the uni tunnel. 

With the unsurpassably cool Volkshotel as our beloved base - couldn't big it up enough - and adopting the "traveller not tourist" mantra throughout, we more than happily accepted our self-set mission to hit upon all the off-the-tourist-beaten-track gems we could manage, together fashioning a tailor made trip that got us springing out of our (impeccably designed) bed each morning.

Usually kickstarting with a quick jog around the local park and side streets, our days - as is proper, in my books - were structured around a foodie/coffee schedule which more or less looked like: coffee > breakfast > coffee/tea > lunch > coffee/tea > dinner. Some say excessive, I prefer gastronomically curious (the gorgeous eateries and caffeine hang-outs are pretty innumerable). Of course, not without slotting in a spot of sightseeing, culture jaunts and retail treasure hunting, too! 

Rather than drag ya through every (Amster)damn day, I've forged a petite but sweet list of particularly lovely spots - which I guess functions as an informal mini guide - should you ever find yourself in the darlin' Dutch capital. Scroll down if you fancy! 

The accommodation:

♥ Places we went and loved 
EYE (film institute)
Foam (photography museum)
Jordaan district

*photos ft. me were taken by Ellen McNeelance, all others mine!*

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