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Amsterdam, October 2016

Amsterdam is so much fun, it was such a treat to visit once more and hang out along the canals in that special “Dutch Masters” sunshine!

We visited our favourite Ethiopian restaurant, Lalibela; our go-to local beer pub, Het Arendsnest and timeless classic restaurant Tuin10.

The last time we were in Amsterdam was in April, and that was for a job interview so it was much less relaxed a trip than this one! Continue reading Amsterdam, October 2016

Amsterdam Canal

Travel Plans: BCN & AMS

Next week Tom’s brother and his girlfriend will arrive in Europe. They’ll be here for just over two weeks only, so we’ve decided to take them to two of our favourite places – Barcelona and Amsterdam.

We’ll spend a few days here in Montpellier, but although it’s a nice little city, it’s not very interesting for visitors. They will be our first visitors since we moved to France and I’m super excited for the chance to return to both Barcelona and Amsterdam.

We don’t really have any plans for what we will do, but I’m guessing we’ll be mostly focussed on eating delicious food, drinking delicious coffee and tasting lots of beers and wines. I think we’ll rent bikes in Amsterdam and maybe (if the weather is ok!) ride out to Haarlem one day. In Barcelona I would like to visit a museum or two since we have about a week there.

I’m also particularly looking forward to seeing all the BCN-based Ironhackers again! I miss their faces!


New Flickr Set – Amsterdam, January 2014

We had another weekend in Amsterdam: a relaxing few days with no real plans except enjoying a mini-break. Tom had tickets to Ajax vs PSV (? I think?!) on the Sunday and on the Saturday we had dinner with some people.

We stayed in the Jordaan area for this trip – right near the Noordermarkt. Normally we stay closer to the Pijp district, so it was interesting to really be embedded in a different area of the city. We did visit a couple of our usual favourites: Bakers & Roasters cafe for brunch (absolutely delicious!) and Workcycles to drool over their gorgeous Oma and Gr8 frames.

I added a few photos to Flickr from the trip. Continue reading New Flickr Set – Amsterdam, January 2014