Amsterdam: A Growing Photo Collection & Recommendations

Words by

Ivonne Aldaz

Dear, Amsterdam...

Amsterdam – a city that snatched up my heart and made it its own. I'll never get tired of this city; it is the perfect blend of edge, romance, and class. Imagine strolling down these charming, narrow streets, feeling like the lead in your very own movie.

Now, let's talk about some seriously awesome stuff to do in this city that's got me hooked:

  • Foodhallen Delight: Get ready for a flavor explosion at Foodhallen. Seriously, whatever culinary craving you've got, they've got it covered. It's like a foodie's dream come true. We had some hot dogs that were out of this world.
  • Cheese Quest: You absolutely cannot miss the cheese scene here. Go on a cheese-tasting adventure at these random shops – and yes, it's absolutely free! Ever tried cheese with hints of lavender? Pro tip: Grab the flight-friendly ones to savor back home.
  • Churros Love: Brace yourself for some churro magic at Rene's Crossanterie. Trust me, you'll be thanking me later for this wonderful dessert.
  • Time Travel at Pathé Tuschinski: You've got to catch a movie at Pathé Tuschinski theatre. It's like stepping into a time machine, complete with kettle popcorn. Movie night level: expert.
  • Art Museum Heaven: Art lovers, don't miss MOCO and Van Gogh museums – they're like art heavens. Get ready to be amazed. I have yet to visit the Rijksmuseum, but it's on my list! 
  • Chill by the Canals: Park yourself by the canal, soak up the good vibes, and do some people-watching. It's the ultimate chill.
  • Christmas Magic: If you're lucky enough to be here during the Christmas season, you're in for pure enchantment. The whole city twinkles and feels magical.
  • Red Light District Adventure: You have to tick off the Red Light District. It's like a rite of passage, and yes, it may feel a bit awkward for some. Just remember, be cool and respectful – no photos of the workers.
  • Coffee Shop Chronicles: If you're feeling a bit rebellious, hit up one of those legendary coffee shops. Boerejongens and Bulldog, and The First Coffeeshop are the cool kids in town. The Original Bulldog has interesting stories, like hiding spots for cannabis and the iconic orange dropped during raids.

PS. This list is not set in stone. I'm planning to keep adding more recommendations and photos as I stumble upon them.

So there you go, my friend – have a blast soaking in Amsterdam's charm. ✌️🌆