amsterdam: happy one-year anniversary
Posted in amsterdam, pia's photos November 10th, 2008 by piablog

Well, that’s it folks, I am going to sign off on my “one year in Amsterdam” anniversary celebrations, I do hope you’ve enjoyed my personal tour but there is SO much more I want to share with you!

Amsterdam is full of fabulousness, I now realise I can’t possibly squeeze it all in one week. So I will continue posting about little walks, wanders, discoveries and personal moments over time as usual. For those of you planning to visit Amsterdam at some point in your life, be sure to check out my Amsterdam category before you head in this direction, it will make your trip that much more intimate than following a guided map. One day I’d love to write a book about my favourite shops and experiences here. One fine day, as I always say!

Here is a quick list of more things I love to do in Amsterdam…

A Few Favourite Wanders:

  • up and down the Prinsengracht. Any and all time of year. Any and all time of day.
  • The nine streets. Zig zagging my way through these treasure-filled streets is a favourite wander when I have the time.
  • Utrechtsestraat – start at Rembrandtsplein and wander down – there are heaps of great boutiques and cafes & Sissy Boy Homeland just opened up there too.
  • The Haarlemmerdijk. This is a great street to wander along after coming from Centraal Station.
  • A Few Favourite Bars:

  • Any brown café – these are traditional Dutch bars, you can tell them apart from the rest by their dark wood interiors and casual atmosphere. This is where the locals go – you will see them everywhere so be sure to at least have a drink in one or two while you visit!
  • A Few Favourite Eateries:

  • Vooges. You’ll find me there often with French Boy, having a drink at the bar after work or enjoying a meal upstairs with friends. The service is great, and the food is delicious and seasonal.
  • De Drie Vrienden (the three friends) on Frans Halsstraat – great service, and a good seasonal menu. I’ve been here plenty of times and it has been fabulous everytime.
  • Small World Cafe – a perfect place to stop for lunch after a wander along the Haarlemmerdijk!
  • Happy one year anniversary my dear friend, thanks for having me and I do hope we get to share many more wonderful times together (but in the meantime, could you do something about the weather? I’d be much obliged).


    Etsy Faves up next! And something arrived in the mail for me from someone special in France, I can’t wait to show you (except that I’ve already eaten half the gift. oops.)

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    1. Helen says

      amsterdam looks so beautiful! i’d love to visit there one day. the weather is probably similar to england’s so i’d be accustomed to it!

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    2. Grace says

      Thanks so much- i can’t wait to visit amsterdam and see all these amazing places 🙂
      and i agree, let’s try to change this weather!

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    3. sofia says

      thank you so much for the beautiful walk in beautiful Amsterdam, I’ll be visiting some of these places for sure when I go there 😉

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    4. nadia says

      it is lucky tp have you, discovering it, turning corners, peeking through windows, playing on its canals..and laughing and smiling…amsterdam is beter for it….and so are we
      happy one.

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    5. kosenrufu mama says

      ok, now i’m sure i will fly to amsterdam, now, rightaway!!!

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    6. Annie says

      Thank you so much for sharing Amsterdam with us, it makes me feel as though I had a little visit.

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    7. Janet says

      Thanks for such a great series of posts. I so enjoy reading your blog!

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