4.5.16

Amsterdam Adventure Coming Soon!


Only 49 days until R and I pack our bags and begin our Europe adventure!! We are in the planning stages of what we want to do for the one full day we will have in the city of canals, Van Gogh, Stroopwafels, and of course very liberal rules. R and I have both been to Amsterdam but on separate trips so this will be our first visit to the city together. Thinking about our upcoming trip made me look through some of my photos from my previous trip to Amsterdam.



(Reversed mirrored residences found east of the city center)

(Zeeburg bridge above Piet Heintunnel the Pynthonbrug by architect Santiago Calatrava) 
While studying abroad in Paris our class took a six day trip to Amsterdam with a day trip to Rotterdam and Utrecht. From the moment we got off the train I fell in love with the charming streets and picturesque architecture. After studying architecture and surrounding myself with it I have begun to notice the intricacies of buildings. Now when I visit a new city I am more aware of my surroundings by studying the buildings and streetscapes. Wandering with our class through the residential blocks of Amsterdam allowed me to see and feel everyday life in Amsterdam, away from the tourist locations. We explored the winding streets and canals of Amsterdam by foot and I never had a chance to see the city by bike so this trip our plan is to rent a bike and see the city in a different perspective. It will be so much fun seeing a city we both adore together.
                                                                                                                                                                
Do you have any recommendations of what we could pick to in Amsterdam? Places to enjoy food and drinks?

(Left: Housing above Vapiano; Right: Housing in Zeeburg)

(Nemo Science Center)

x the Adventurer

58 comments:

  1. I would love to go back to Amsterdam!

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    1. It really is! I can't wait to go back =o)

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  3. Oh wow, Amsterdam looks amazing, and it's so cool that you got to study abroad in Paris! How was that experience?

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

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    1. Amsterdam is one of my favorite places to visit =o) Studying abroad in Paris was an incredible experience. I think everyone should live abroad while still a student! You learn so much about another culture and yourself =o)

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  4. This is so beautiful! I'd love to visit Amsterdam!
    Alexandra // ArtMandy

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  5. Gorgeous pics! I love Amsterdam and it's canals. It is so pretty and kind of homey!

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  6. I love Amsterdam and I LOVE stroopwaffles! have a nice time there :)

    www.miriamwoodburnblog.co.uk

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    1. Stroopwaffles are one of the most amazing things ever made! And thank you =o)

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  7. This looks like such an insane place to visit! I would love to go to Amsterdam one day soon! Such beautiful pictures :)
    XX Annie
    http://www.somethingswellblog.com/

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    1. I hope you do! Amsterdam is such a lovely city =o)

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  8. I'd love to visit Amsterdam one day! I hope you'll have a great time visiting Europe!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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    1. Thank you! I hope you get a chance to visit such a beautiful city =o)

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  9. I've stopped over in Amsterdam a few times but never got a chance to play tourist - I need to go back!

    District of Chic

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    1. Oh yeah you have to go back and walk the charming streets of Amsterdam =o)

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  10. Amsterdam, sounds like a great adventure, have fun dear.

    //PURE FRECKLES//✌
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    1. Thank you! I just can't wait to be there =o)

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  11. Great photos! Love Amsterdam!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  12. Love these unseen sights of Amsterdam. It's a charming place indeed!

    LUXESSED

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    1. thank you =o) I love exploring the non touristy parts of cities

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  13. I loved Amsterdam, such a chilled place to travel to. I missed it, but the book market is suppose to be incredible!

    Have a great trip!
    Kim
    www.thebeachedbrunette.com

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    1. It is =o) There's a book market! I will have to look into that thanks for the tip!

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  14. I would love to visit Amsterdam! Have the best time!

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    1. I hope you get to one day! and thank you =o)

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  15. Ah so exciting.. have fun! Your blog is lovely too by the way, let me know if you would like to follow each other. x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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  16. Great post, I would love to visit Amsterdam one day!

    Camille xo

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    1. Thank you! I hope you get a chance to go to Amsterdam one day! =o)

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  17. these pictures are amazing, the city looks very beautiful!! ♥

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    1. Thank you =o) it's one of my favorite cities to visit

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  18. I wish I had some recommendations for you, I'd love to go to Amsterdam one day! Have fun on your Europe adventure, I'm sure you'll have an incredible time :)

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Thank you I can't wait to be exploring new parts of Amsterdam =o)

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  19. How exciting ! I haven't visited Amsterdam, but it's on my list!

    xo
    www.carinavardie.com

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  20. Great post! I like the thrill of an adventure. Maybe I'll venture into such one day. Nevertheless, hope you have a great time.


    Funmi xx
    funmialabi.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I hope you have a chance to walk the streets of Amsterdam =o)

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    1. Thank you =o) And thanks for stopping by!

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  22. Loved these photos - really makes me miss Amsterdam! I think it's great that you guys have actually already been there separately so that when you travel there together, it will be a fun and relaxed trip, not too stressful! If you get a chance, definitely check out The Pancake Bakery. It has been around FOR EVER - seriously, my parents went there in their 20s and they are now in their 60s. I went with my mom when I was in Amsterdam a few years back and it was incredible.

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation! I will add it to our list of places to check out while we ride our bikes =o) How special that you got to go there with you mom after she had been there so many years ago

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  23. have a great time back to Amsterdam looks so dreamy to visit!

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    Dayu, Fairytale Odyssey

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  24. If you want to visit a coffeeshop, go to Siberië! Really nice coffeeshop.

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  25. amsterdam is one of the places i want to visit most, so jealous! have fun :)

    danielle | avec danielle

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    1. It's one of my favorite places to visit =o) I hope you get a chance to visit soon!

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  26. You are going to have such an amazing time in Europe and by the time you get here the weather should be perfect! xx

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    1. Thank you! I hope so, it's been really cold in chicago this may =o)

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  27. Nice pictures ! I'd love to see more of them once you get back from Amsterdam :)

    If you're looking for something to do for a day I would highly suggest a boat trip, and the Jordaan area, it's beautiful and you can do the 9 Straaten (9 streets) that are near by :)

    You can also find some location in my post "Must See in Amsterdam" : http://travelwithkenza.blogspot.fr/2016/02/top-10-must-see-in-amsterdam.html

    Great article ! :)

    Kenza from http://travelwithkenza.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for the tip! Last time I was in Amsterdam I didn't get a chance to explore the Jordaan area, I will have to this time =o)

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  28. Beautiful photographs x

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  29. Oh I used to live just around the corner of Nemo for two years and absolutely loved it! Amsterdam is so interesting in regards to architecture!

    Leah / www.sunmoonwars.com

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    1. Wow! I would love to live in Amsterdam, even if just for a few months =o) Amsterdam really does have some incredible architecture =o)

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x the Adventurer