last week I was on holidays in Amsterdam. I really, really love this city (and I'm so sad that I had to leave) !!!!
Exploring the city, I got my first impressions of this impulsive, lively atmosphere. The streets are full of people (including a higher amount of bicycle drivers ;) ) and there are restaurants, cafés and bars side by side. You can choose your food of the nationality you prefer most, italian, chinese, argentinian, brazilian, american, english... (or you go to a Coffeeshop, if you prefer this - but I didn't ;) ). BUT.... the first most exciting thing I found was - a BEN and JERRYS SCOOP BAR! Oh my gosh! I've never been to one before because there's none in Germany so I HAD TO STOP THERE!!!! I've chosen Chunky Monkey and it was like a orgasm of taste!!! Please Germany, please, please, please open a Ben and Jerry's scoop bar!!!
Obviously, I cannot visit a city without checking out the shopping places ( you'll find a haul here on this blog during the following days) and I have to complain again.... ;) Germany, why don't you have such great stores like Brandy Melville, All Saints, Topshop, Forever 21 (ok there are one or two but still not enough ;) ), Abercrombie and Fitch and - did I mention - Ben and Jerrys ? ;)
In short, I really love the shopping places in the Netherlands, concerning clothes, shoes and makeup because you have such a great choise of whatever you want. Apart from makeup, which is much more expensive than in Germany, the prices of clothes etc are comparable.
One thing I have to tell you... I went to Starbucks several times
(mainly for a pumpkin spiced latte because - yeah you can imagine -
they don't sell it in the stores I vistit regularly) and ordered once a
café latte. The guy behind the counter had his first time success
creating a leaf on the milk foam and he was so happy and proud. It was
so much fun looking at him because he was so excited and showed his
colleagues his leaf that I had to take a picture of it! =)
There are a lot of small sewers in the whole city (here I should mention that Amsterdam is build on wooden piers) where you can book a boat trip by day or by night for sightseeing. I've chosen the trip at night because I wanted to see all the illuminated bridges which seemed so romantic.
One day I went off to the beach near Zandvoort. The sun was shining and
it was such a perfect day there! From Amsterdam it was only around half a
hour by car. I really miss having the opportunity to go to the beach
here in Germany where I live. You can rest there, calm down and just
relax. (Later in time, when I've grown-up, I want to have a holiday house
near the beach - absolutely!!! ;) )
♥ Van ♥