Amsterdam: the city with 800,000 people, 1.2 million bikes , more canals than Venice and streets where the smell of coffee shops and waffle batter are only separated by a few meters. Outside of all the typical associations with it- the streets and alleyways are little treasures of gardens, vines and florals that make directionless wanderings so necessary. I not so jokingly called it my spirit city the last four days.
While the trip itself was booked in a moment of spontaneity, it seemed to encourage all further happenings in the same manner. The first night we were invited on a boat at sunset with the most endearing and generous Dutch family and toured all of Amsterdam via the canals. It was magic. We ate and discovered the best of the best while with the Eating with Amsterdam tour and later travelled to Vuutoreneilland, an island which held a pop-up restaurant that was just other worldly.
When I first set foot in the city I literally could not help but bouncing up and down in pure giddy delight. It was my first time there and Ajda said that regardless, she would imagine me doing the same on countless returns- she knows me too well that one, a true soul sister.
I cannot wait to share more with you this week friends.