a while ago i spent a weekend in amsterdam with my family. no meetings, no brainstorms, no photo sessions… only good food and good company was allowed. we stayed at a family member’s lovely apartment on the prinsengracht, and i left my camera there every single morning. i can’t even remember when was the last time i enjoyed a city without trying to editorialize it. sometimes you just need a break, don’t you agree? that said, i couldn’t resist taking a few sneaky iphone shots of my favorite places, and you know me better than to think i wasn’t going to share those with you. so here’s a list of my current favorites in amsterdam, but you can expect an update pretty soon. that city is too wonderful not to explore again and again and again.

for coffee, go to new roastery HEADFIRST or to amsterdam classic LOT SIXTY ONE // for hipster shopping, head over to SIX AND SONS, and for vintage interior shopping direct yourself to HARVEST & CO (both places also serve good coffee!) // for contemporary art, visit the STEDELIJK MUSEUM, and to see europe’s most beautiful zoo, head over to ARTIS // keep an eye out for the NEIGHBOURFOOD MARKET at the westergasfabriek for local food (i especially loved the ESPRESSO BUS and the gourmet hot dog booth of BULLS AND DOGS!) and make sure to have lunch on the terrace of the EYE FILM INSTITUTE

other favorites that are not pictured // DENHAM for denim, duh // TENUE DE NÎMES for more denim and basically my ideal wardrobe // RESTORED for the best gifts ever // STOUT & CO because it’s the city’s most original and coolest bed and breakfast


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