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All the 'Dam Spots

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Cycling along the canals, the boutiques and a cozy café on every street corner - Amsterdam has it all. As a child, I visited Amsterdam with my family and I absolutely fell in love and now as a teenager, seeing it again, in it's most magical summer light. The diversity, the people, the culture, the food, the drinks - I can go on and on. Not enough love in this world for this incredible city. 

To Sleep: 

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Oh how much we loved our stay here... let me count the ways. Every single thing in this gorgeous boutique hotel was flawless. It was the perfect balance between relaxation and let's get up and dance. 11/10. 

To Eat: 

The rich colors and steaming pans all make it seem like you're stepping into Bangkok or Hong Kong. The whole experience is quite surreal. It's like having a slice of Asia while looking out to the Amsterdam city. P.S. it's located in Oost which is on the opposite side of the city so if you wanna get your walk on ~ walk away or rent a bike! 

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We went to this restaurant three times in the duration of seven days. Lunch and dinner, the best pizza, pasta, sandwiches, salads etc. Italian heaven. Sitting outside is such a nice vibe but no reservations so get there early! 

  • Pluk Bakery 

Like stepping into your fantasy "tea party" from when you were six years old. The most exotic cakes, matcha lattes and notebooks galore. Located in the beautiful nine straats, sitting outside is just the best afternoon experience. 

 BEST steamed dumplings :) 

BEST steamed dumplings :) 

The Chelsea Market but 100x better. Filled with incredible food vendors from steamed dumplings to frozen yogurt to squid fries (wow!). If you're hungry ~ RUN! 

To Shop; 

In the gorgeous location of Food Hallen, the gathershop is a gorgeous, cozy boutique where you will find travel guides, candles and cut little vintage tops. 10/10 recommend. 

Yet ANOTHER nine straats little boutique! Cutest little shop with vintage and original pieces. Greatest flowy pretty blouses. Loved! 

To Go: 

  • Take a trip to Noord

OH.MY.GOSH. We absolutely died when we took a gorgeous fifteen minute boat ride to the industrial and trendy little spot of Noord. Stop at lunch or tapas at Pllek with a gorgeous beach view and fun music & dancing. We loved, loved, loved Noord! 

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Thank you for reading my little black book guide to all my favorite Amsterdam spots. I had quite the trip and wouldn't want anything more. Make sure to check out my Amsterdam Vlog, to see more of my amazing journey. 

Xoxo, 

Stella Rae