It`s soon a month since the visit of Iza, Georgiana and Paula to Amsterdam. Nico and I were the hosts and, needless to say, it`s been a real pleasure to have them here and enjoy a beautiful sunny weekend together.
The girls – Romanian expats living in the French capital – brought with them a considerable dose of Parisian charm, so it was almost impossible to turn my camera away from them during our strolls in the Jordaan, De Pijp or Museum Quarter.
I am really happy with the photos I`m going to share with you, I hope you enjoy them!
Walking along the Prinsengracht, Iza fell in love with the Dutch tulips. The rest of us were in love with the good weather.
We had lunch at SLA, on the Westerstraat. The salads were so good, I couldn`t be bothered to take photos (ok, just one with the phone, for Instagram). A little lipstick retouching at the end of the meal and out we went, back to the sunny streets of the Jordaan.
Buying a poster, however, it is not exactly considered shopping, is it? 🙂 And so we slowly found our way to the vintage clothing boutiques that Jordaan is famous for and enjoyed not only the destination, but the journey through its cosy streets as well.
We were all happy when Nico suggested an “apéro” by the water, at Edel, in de Baarsjes.
The evening, however, was far from being over. After a short trip at home for dinner, we continued with some more drinks at Vyne, the “gourmet” wine bar on the Prinsengracht, and even with a visit to Paradiso, for some music and dancing. One last glass of G&T at nearby Café Brecht and we called it a day (or a night?)
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A visit to De Pijp was the main item on the agenda. As we passed by the Yoghurt Barn, Paula suggested we went right in. It proved to be a very good idea, we all liked the place.
We continued walking down the streets of De Pijp, checking out some more shops, including my absolute favourite gift shop in Amsterdam, ANNA+NINA.
It must have been already past 4PM when we started heading towards the Museumplein, where the girls were planning to pay a visit to the Van Gogh Museum. The sunset light in the Museumplein was absolutely amazing and we loved watching the people passing by and the children chasing soap bubbles.
Of course the museum was closing when we arrived, but then Nico came with a brilliant idea: “Why not go for drinks at the Conservatorium Hotel instead?” Said and done. This glamorous hotel in a former music school was indeed the perfect place to enjoy one last drink together. The girls would leave back to Paris the next morning.
À bientôt / tot ziens / see you soon!