Photo journal, Amsterdam, 01.02.2020

On Saturday, I headed down to Amsterdam to meet up with a few expat friends I’d not seen in a long time.

I arrived early, to beat some crowds and to calm the nerves that bug me every time I either meet new people or see people again after a long while.

I snapped some pics, so here’s my photo journal of Amsterdam from the 1st February 2020.


It’s the shot that everyone tries to get. I was lucky to be there without a crowd.

Stroopwafels from Van Wonderen were at the top of my list. I’ve been dying for some marshmallows lately, so a marshmallow topped stroopwafel was the only way to go!


Another reason I’d come to Amsterdam early was to find a piece of street art I’d been dying to take a look at.

I found the street, but unfortuantely, the street art had already gone. Apparently it had only been a temporary piece.

I did manage to stumble across this cute little piece of graffiti, though. A mother’s loving embrace is always beautiful to see.


Amsterdam: full of 2D buildings if you look close enough.


2D and wonky. I love this corner building. It looks drunk.


Oldschool signage, which definitely shouldn’t lead to the Oakley’s shop.


Over to Jordaan, where less tourists flock, for now.


I’ve never been more surprised to see a basketball court and an array of children’s toys than I have here in the middle of Amsterdam’s cookie cutter houses.


I had to get a picture down the cutest side street of them all…

Until next time xo


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  • Gil says:

    Brilliant, Amsterdam is an amazing City… it.

    Your blog captures everything that is so special about Amsterdam x

    • Simone says:

      Thank you so much Gill, I’m so glad you like to keep coming back and reading what I have to say (or looking at the pictures in this case!). Amsterdam can be an absolute gem of a city, as long as you know the best places to hide from the tourists!

  • Dianne says:

    Great pics! You caught the mood of this beautiful city so well. Brought back some very happy memories of a recent visit!

    • Simone says:

      Thank you! Yes, it wasn’t so long ago that we were all there! I didn’t eat any pancakes there this time though unfortunately!

  • Dalia says:

    Jordaan has to be my favorite area in Amsterdam, followed by De Pijp. We should totally rent a boat as a group one day this summer… Although, are babies allowed on boats? lol!

    • Simone says:

      Ooh, that sounds like a lovely idea, count me in!! Babies are… definitely allowed on boats?!?!?! Hahahaha I think you pop them in a tiny floaty vest thing just in case the little peanut goes wild and tries to jump around or something, but with at least 6 adults there, we will keep baby safe and sound.
      I think Jordaan might be my favourite place too actually, now I’ve seen it. So few tourists!!