We’re finally home from our epic trip to Europe! This time we travelled to Amsterdam, Belgium, Rotterdam, Sweden, Copenhagen and Berlin. It was a three week trip visiting lots of new places and I must say even though it was amazing and fun, I’m so glad to be home. Here are my highlights of Amsterdam!
Huge “I Amsterdam” sculpture at the airport when we arrived, 30 hours of travel later.
The lovely Zandvoort, where we stayed. It’s right on the north sea, and extremely beautiful. The dutchies go crazy for this place! One 23 degree day there was about 200 people exiting the train I was taking into Amsterdam to go to the beach because the sun was out.
Amsterdam canals, they just never got old, especially on glorious days like most of the ones I spent in Amsterdam.
I spied this adorable window display of someones polar bear collection while riding my (hired) bike around the city. I love how Amsterdam residents do this, nearly every window has something amazing in it.
Vintage shops always have the cutest window displays too (and names!).
Some even have window cats!
And I believe this cute little set-up was a hairdresser.
Love, love, loved this painted wall. Someone lovely on instagram translated it for me “I play in the city with everything that exists” which made a lot of sense because it was right next to a massive playground. Cute no?
The colourful racks of “zipper” vintage (I debated long and hard about the sailboat dress at the front, but it was too big for me!).
This shop was amazing, trims and crafting supplies galore at a shop called “A.boeken”.
This beautiful vintage shop as always one of my favourites. It’s called “Laura Dools” and it stocks some amazing vintage pieces from as far back as the 1920′s.
And now for my retail therapy! I picked up a few amazing dresses the first day I was in city. I bought this amazing pink floral dress from Laura Dools! Complete with bow belt and in mint condition for $50AUD!
And I picked up this handmade number from the 1950′s/60′s from Episode vintage, which is probably my favourite european vintage “chain” store. There was two in Amsterdam and also one in Brussels and Copenhagen.
I also bought this adorable green floral number (also handmade) from Zipper vintage.
And this cute Betty Barclay cross back summer dress with spectacular hat print and tie detail at the back. Too cute, no?
After the first weekend there a lot of the vintage shops got cleaned out and spent the rest of the time exploring the city. After 6 days wandering alone it was time for Trev to start his holiday (he’d been working while we were in Amsterdam) and for us to move on to waffles and chocolate in Belgium, which I’ll share next time! Kx