I’m finally sharing photos from our trip to Europe in October, starting with the first city we visited and (spoiler alert!) our favorite: Amsterdam. It was a short walk from Centraal Station to our apartment in De Wallen, affectionately known as the Red Light District. We spent the first night exploring the neighborhood, our mouths dropping at every turn. The red lights, the girls.. the boys looking at the girls. De Wallen at night is the mecca for people-watching.
The days to follow were filled with coffee shops, markets, museums, parks, and lots of sugary concoctions. We walked everywhere — every street, every canal, every house prettier than the last. Amsterdam charmed us for five days straight, and out of everywhere we visited in Europe, Amsterdam felt the most us.
The front door to our Airbnb, right in the heart of the city.
We randomly walked through a carnival in Dam Square. I may have had a stroopwafel or two while here.
A view of De Oude Kerk (“The Old Church”) from a narrow street of red-lit cabins.
A joint, space cake, and yes, coffee (!) at Coffeeshop Baba.
Febo! Walk-up fast food. #notpaleo
His and hers at Coffeeshop Bagheera before a day of exploring Amsterdam.
Bloemenmarkt, a floating flower market.
There aren’t many places with craft beer in Amsterdam, so if you’re craving some, In De Wildeman is an absolute must.
Surprise! Another charming canal.