Day Four -- City Day We decided to get brunch somewhere close and not walk as much after three intense days of walking. We found a great spot to eat but made a few mistakes. A 40 minute walk is NOT close. It is NOT a good idea when you’re all starving. Have a reservation … Continue reading Explore, Amsterdam. — Part 4
Day Three -- Tulips 10:00 -- Finally made it to breakfast at Pancakes Amsterdam! We just slightly missed the rush, and were seated quickly. Go before 10:00 if you don’t want to wait! Everyone loved their meals. Helen and I both had gluten-free Dutch pancakes. They are a thin cake that covers the whole plate. … Continue reading Tip Toe Through the Tulips — Part 3
Day Two -- Zoo 11:00 -- Everyday should start with brunch. Especially when you're on vacation. Vinnie’s was just the ticket for the start of day two. There are multiple locations around town. The one we selected was full inside so we dined al fresco. It wasn't our best idea as it was pretty chilly and windy. … Continue reading Natura Artis Magistra — The Zoo — Part 2
Last year, we had a long layover in Amsterdam. It was not enough. I fell in love with the canals, cobbled streets, and culture. I knew I needed to go back, so when we stumbled on a cheap, direct flight that got us there during tulip season, we were sold. Since it was my spring break … Continue reading We’re Back, Amsterdam. — Part 1
Oh, Hello, New Year! Why does one digit changing make you feel like so many things are possible? Why does it make the hard stuff of the past 365 days seem a little bit more hopeful? Why does it inspire me to try something new? The new year reminds me that I am so lucky … Continue reading 2017
On our European travels this summer, we were in Amsterdam twice. For a few days on the very first leg of our trip, and then later on for one more day on the tail end of our travels. As soon as we arrived I could tell that Amsterdam was hands down the easiest European city I have … Continue reading Amsterdam — Gluten Free Dining
Jet lag was real for me this trip. We took an overnight flight. I thought that'd be great, I'd sleep, then I'd adjust right away. Not so. When you feel you need to sleep, and you are stuck on a plane, you clearly do not sleep. I highly recommend taking a Dramamine like Kyle did, … Continue reading Amsterdam – Getting Around and Where to Stay.