This past August I made my way to Amsterdam for the first time. It was a quick weekend trip where I spent half of it in one of my new favourite hotels and the other half at a friend’s who was living right on one of the canals.

For a city I had never had the desire to visit, I came away from it completely smitten. Perhaps it was because the weather was picture perfect or because the city was in pure celebration mode (400 years of the canals and 100th anniversary of the symphony). Whatever it was, I was inspired, relaxed and very content during the trip.

I’ve written about all my favourite things to do, see and eat in Amsterdam on my travel site, as well I’ve pinned (and mapped) them all on Pinterest. If you’ve been and have any favourite things to add, I’d love to know them!

See my Amsterdam Recommendations on Pinterest

Amsterdam Canal

Amsterdam Love Bridge

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Online since 1995, Alex has been creating web sites to help people do and connect offline. She believes in living well, living simply and coffee as a verb. She immigrated to America in 1999 and currently resides in a very hygge 1925 Hunting Lodge in California's Santa Monica Mountains with her dog, Scout.

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  1. Loved Staalstraat area! Great shopping, eating, cafes, and people watching. Enjoyed dessert at Cafe Puccini (http://www.puccini.nl/) and then chocolate shopping at Puccini Bomboni. (Not the same owners.)

    I went in the winter (November) and was equally enthralled by the city! It is always beautiful and magical…

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