Earlier this week we celebrated my boyfriend’s birthday, with his parents , who flew from England for this particular reason.
We started at home, with greeting cards, coffee, and a late breakfast. Greeting cards are still a great deal in England (luckily!), so my boyfriend receives a fare share of them each year.
By the time we left Vondelpark, we were already hungry. So we headed over to the nearby The Seafood Bar for fish & chips and mossels. If three English people say that the fish & chips they serve here are delicious, then I need to say no more.
And, since a visit to Amsterdam Zuid would not be complete without a stop at Museumplein, our next destination was Stedelijk Museum. We didn’t visit the museum – parents needed to leave for the airport – but spent some time in its bookshop, browsing for interesting stuff. As usual, I ended up buying a photo book.
Amsterdam’s most posh neighbourhood, Oud-Zuid, is always a delight for the eyes.
In the evening, after leaving my boyfriend’s parents at the airport, we went for a walk along the quaint canals in the centre and were once again amazed by the beauty of this city we’re living in.