Food in Amsterdam

So you can not really walk 15k, bike 20k and have no food right? In order to keep going I snacked a lot in Amsterdam. Discovere my best hotspots in Amsterdam. The top 5 foodplaces in Amsterdam.

Want to read my other tips in Amsterdam, check THIS article!

Pizza is always a winner

I seriously could have pizza each week. I like my pizza crispy, thin and with veggies. I discovered De Pizzabakkers in Amsterdam. Here you can have an amazing pizza for less than €12!

I went for a pizza with spinach, caramilised onion, tomato and seeds. My boyfriend went for a pizza with gorgonzola, zucchini, eggplant and basil! Yes if you are a vegetarian you will love the combo. Plus you can ask them to skip the cheese!

Nooch in the 9 street area

In between biking, shopping and walking we had to have a quick lunch. A quick, healthy lunch, so we first went to Nooch for a delicious Pad Thai. You could have it with scrimps or without, just like I did. This delicious Pad Thai was around €14,50. Here you can ask for water from tap (it’s free), but leave a tip because they people are superfriedly! You can actually have great thai salads, sushi or ramen. It all looked delicious.

Here you can find the Website!!!

Streetfood from Vietnam

Loads of options in Amsterdam, but often the less known are the best. I had an amazing bowl of delicious veggies and noodles at Frnzy! This cute little place is located in the South of Amsterdam. This is a nice, more calm area without loads of tourists! The options on the menu are less, but the food is amazing and the price is so low! My bowl was less than €10. Oh and my boyfriend had vegetarian eggrolls…. let’s say, if I could have them right now this would be perfect!

Toos and roos for a piece of pie

This cosy hotspot in the nine street area just screamed my name. It looked so cut that I just had to go in. I had a piece of Velvet cake and my boyfriend enjoyed a brownie. The couple near us ordered a toast and it looked so jummy! This is really a place where you can have a quick breakfast, small lunch or a piece of pie. The pie was not the best I ever had (but it still was jummy) but the lady was so friendly. She even wrote on the bill “enjoy your day”… I just melted instantly!

Juice brothers instead of food

In between all the meals I felt a breakfast might be too much. So I went to the Juice Brothers for a delicious juice. If you ever visit them make sure you leave room for the vegan icecream they serve. Healthy juices and healthy food that’s what it’s all about. I loved my small juice, the lemon, the salt, the ginger… perfect combination.

I love love love love love Amsterdam. Not only because the food is amazing but the city is just soooooooooo lovely! People are always friendly, the canals are so pretty!

Do you have tips for my next visit ? Please share!

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6 Instagramspots in Amsterdam

Hi guys, I am actually just back from Amsterdam and I had a blast. Me and my boyfriend went with our bikes, discovered hidden gems and stayed away from the touristic places. Here are some awesome instagramspots I have discovered in Amsterdam. I won't tell you the exact place, the discovery is part of the trip!

Instagramspots in the center

So we stayed away of from the real touristic locations but I did went too some streets because you simple can't avoid them. What we did not do… museums, boatrides and such. Why? You can read this right h e r e !!!!
You can already imagine that you have to take a picture of the canals! It is impossible to leave Amsterdam without one. But the trick is to find the best hotspot.

Another part that I love about Amsterdam are the small streets and the amazing buildings. Architects will love this city. But actually every person who loves to be inspired by a city has to visit Amsterdam at least once! How do you like the cute house below! Those windows!!!!!

We went to the Vondelpark to have a look and on our way I saw the following building. I fell in love. Can you imagine this being your office? Or part of it be your home!? Dream dream dream.
Oh and to make it more perfect it is located near a canal!

Instagramspots around Amsterdam

Well I actually discovered the following spot by accident. While biking to the restaurant I found the following instafamous wall. "Wake me up when I'm famous", yes please. Seriously this is the best place to take your outfit of the day picture!

The best store-window has to be the one underneath. This streat is packed with cute, fashionable stores that every Fashionblogger will adore. Most of them sell unique pieces but this window alone is just so pretty.

Another nice thing about Amsterdam is the amount of parks. A park is always a place to have amazing pictures. The Vondelpark is the most famous one and well the most busy one. This one underneath was cute and especially calm.

Have you ever visited Amsterdam? It is actually reallt worth it. This place is so amazing and a real source of inspiration!

Back in Amsterdam: 5 things to do!!

Hi guys, last May I spent a few days in Amsterdam and now I am back. I guess you can easily say I am hooked on Amsterdam. It is one of the most inspirational cities in Europe. I give you 5 things to do in Amsterdam. Oh and believe me I have skipped all the typical touristthings.

Number one Visit A Park

Little fact Amsterdam has 30 parks, the biggest amount you can have in one city if you ask me! I already went to the Amsterdamse Bos, now I am planning to visit the Sloterpark. Most known is the Vondelpark. Although this is the biggest one it might also be a big fail, a milion tourist visit this park each year. Plus a lot of people advise to avoid the Vondelpark at night due to the high amount of junkies. My advise go for a less known option. Especially if you want to go for a run. I loved the Amsterdamse Bos!

Number 2 rent a bike and skip the boat

I loved walking through Amsterdam but we did 17km that day. Next up to save money we booked a hotel at 6km from the city, instead of parking we are going to take our bikes.
Yes we will use our bikes to visit Amsterdam. That way we can both have a drink and we can take our bike to visit the Jordaan or the 9 streets. It's more cheap, less exhausting and better for the environment! Instead of hiring a boat we can use our bikes to discover all the canals!

Number 3 feed your foodbaby

I love food and when it comes to good food you can be sure that Amsterdam is the place to be. Amazing food for a small price is what you can get. Typical foods are waffels, pancakes, but you can have the best Indian food in Amsterdam. I plan on visiting Bird Thai, Sir Hummus and De Avocadoshop! Top on my list the Meatless District. For a drink De Jonge Admiraal is on top of my list! So skip the waffels… Amsterdam is the place for all you vegans and vegetarians!

Number 4 Go shopping

The Kalverstraat might be the shoppinghotspot but you should go to the 9 street area! Find all cool conceptstores here. Amsterdam is blessed with a conceptstore from Barong Barong, Zoe Karssen and French Connection. In the 9 streets you can easily find high quality vintage.
L'etoile is ideal if you are looking for second hand designer bags. Another cute mustvisit is Charlie and Mary! You can't leave without something!

Number 5 Walk and discover

Amsterdam sign, museums everywhere, just go sit on a terras and watch people. Nothing is more entertaining. Next up, you should just discover the city. The red light district is overrated, not the most pretty part of Amsterdam. The Dam Square is packed with pigeons and the Museumsquare is packed woth tourists. Just go into the narrow streets, walk and if you see a nice bar.. just stop for a drink!

My favorite picture of the week: Antwerp in the middle

This weekend was packed. I was working all weekend long. On Friday I worked on my blogs, on Saturday I was working on reggae Geel and on Sunday I sold clothes. My Sunday ended in Antwerp….where I took my favorite picture that I called "Antwerp in the middle".

Antwerp in the middle

I was working to gain experience in the fashion-industrie all day long. In the evening I had tickets for a concert from the Swedish band "Goat". In between I went to 't Eilandje to have an amazing vegetarian burger and this is where I took this picture.

The picture is taken around 19h00, it's actually between 't eilandje, famous for the MAS and 't Zuid. You look directly on the Havenhuis (porthouse). The newest tourist attraction in Antwerp. The Londenbridge is open at the moment and you look into the infinite.

It's the ideal middle between Antwerp the city and Antwerp the Port. Havenhuis is directly at the biggest port of Belgium. Antwerp has an amazing harbour and if you have a chance you should visit it! You will be amazed!

Antwerp in the middle without filter

This is the picture taken with my Iphone without a filter. I believe that the most beautiful pictures don't need a filter. Often situations are not perfect and you can easily add a filter. Ok an Iphone is not the best camera, but you always have it with you and the camera evolved so much! It's easy to take with you,not that big an investment as you can use it as a phone too.

Antwerp in the middle with filter

The sky is a little bit more pretty. Other colors are more colder. I always just add the samen filter on instagram. It's called Clarendon. By using the same filter I try to make my feed more pretty.

Which one do you like most? With or without filter? Did you ever went to Antwerp? How did you like it!?

Dreaming of Italy: 3 places that I want to visit

Oh how I long for holidays, not that I need the rest but I love making plans and just start looking for pictures. Lately my heart is dreaming of Italy. It's so pretty, it looks amazing and you have so many places to go. Discover my top mustvisits in Italy. I have not been there yet but they are high on my wishlist. Pictures are from Pinterest this time.

Dreaming of Italy: Cinque Terre

Situated in Liguria these 5 small villages just trigger my creativity. The colors of the houses, the cliff, the history. As it part of the Unesco World heritage list you can imagine this is a rather popular destination. And although that last part scares me this part of Italy keeps attracting me. I have already wanted to go here twice. For some reason we always become a bit scared due to the high amount of tourists. Perhaps we just have to go and take the risk.

Dreaming of Italy: Puglia

Less known, this peace of paradise is situated in the south-east of Italy. Known for the wine and olives this already sounds like paradise. Old vineyards, historic buildings create that typical italian dreamimage. Cinque terre has buildings in different colors, puglia is more about clean white buildings. But the coast is amazing, this area has it all. Small villages, amazing beaches and wine!

Dreaming of Italy: Lake Iseo

Perhaps this is the least known location of this list but Lake Iseo is high on my list. Situated in Lombardia, an hour away from Milan you will not be in a place packed with tourists. You will have wine, nature and medieval castles. It's real close to Lagio di Garda. Visit the island in the middle, walk between historic houses and enjoy the Italian food.

Have you ever been in one of these places, share your tips and tricks!!!!

A beautiful day in Maastricht

Hi guys, I still have 4 days off before going back to work. Still scared to finish my 7 last weeks but I’m trying to be positive. So to clear my head my boyfriend and me went for 24h to Maastricht! Want to discover what I did.. keep on reading!

24h in Maastricht

We stay in Gulperland in Gulpen, near Aken and Maastricht. It is not in the center but we only paid 12€ on the website Vakantieveilingen. We already stayed one night and the hotel is really good. Nice, clean rooms with a safari themed room. We checked in at 14h00, dropped our bags and drove to Maastricht.

Hotel Gulperland near Maastricht
Our nice hotelroom

Shopping in maastricht 

Shopping happens in Wyck and in the center of Maastricht. I love to visit the Vans store (obvious sneakerfreak-issue), Lush, Hema and de Bijenkorf. All these and more stores can be found near de Grote Straat. If you want more specific stores just walk in the direction of Wyck. Nice danish looking stores, Ace and Tate, and vintage can be found here. Want to spend more head to the stokstraat, think Liu Jo, Shoebaloo, Prada.

De Maas, a famous view in Maaatricht
The river Maas seperate the city in 2 parts

Food in Maastricht

Let’s start with dessert. If you want afternoon tea or cupcakes. Go to TaarT in the Helmstraat.

TaarT in Maastricht
TaarT in Maastricht

Vegans can go to Kafethea in the Mariastraat. Here you can have coffee, tea and even vegan pastery! Yes this is a nice secret to know!

Kafethea in Maastricht
Kafethea, the vegan bakery from Maastricht

Drinks and Diner in Maastricht 

The best and most cute street has to be de Koestraat. A small street with an indian, italian, thai and more restaurants. We had cocktails at Rumors ( great for drinks). And I want to go back for Italian food in de Koestraat. If you walk to the end you will discover the spelt bakery from Maastricht ( bisschopsmolen).

The koestraat in Maastricht
The most cosy street in Maastricht. De koestraat.

Did you already visit Maastricht? After Bruges I was really happy to return here. People are more friendly in the Netherlands. I love it! 

Bruges, between people and beautiful buildings

Hi guys. Another day, another city. Today I went to Bruges ( Brugge) in Flanders. It’s in my own country and I have not visited yet until today, although it is rather popular amongst tourist. Find out what I thought about Bruges in this blog.

Bruges is an old city, with amazing, beautiful buildings. Even more beautiful than Lille, read all about that city Here! I find it hard to describe Bruges. It has water, which I like, old buildings which I like too.. it has hot spots as Vero Caffee, Soup, Garre… which I like. But it also has tourists. Tourist in high amounts, horses that have to work for tourists too lazy to walk. You are starting to get my point here.

Love or hate in Bruges?

Yes you already understand my view. Bruges is pretty, it would be even more pretty without people. This was the view that I had when I first discovered Bruges, love ar first sight.

First meeting with Bruges

The story from Bruges

When we strolled by De Begijnhof and Minnewaterpark I still was in love. But the closer we went to the centre the more the tourism took over. Large groups, standing everywhere, listening to guides, just not looking at other visitors at all. Overal I might had to be aware of this issue before visiting this small town. But actually I did not feel like this at all in Amsterdam or Lille.

Geese in Bruges, a famous view

Tripadvisor is life!

Bruges will present you the best of Belgium. Beers, waffels, chocolats, you can taste it all in Bruges, but you will be poor after a visit. So check tripadvisor to learn the places you need to visit. Because Bruges has amazing good food and coffee-bars! Google Vero Caffee, Republiek, Soup and go for these places. Avoid the squares and busy places!

The shoppingstreet of bruges
Shopping in Bruges can be done, but I did not have the time not the intention to fins beautiful stores. Sorry I was not really into the whole place. Although it was actually really pretty. Perhaps we should not have come here in summer?

Beautiful canals of bruges
Tips to visit Bruges

Think about a hotel outside the city, less expensive and you can easily take a buss or bike to the city. Next avoid Bruges during Christmas, it might be beautiful but it will be crowded. The best thing you can do is to visit Bruges during the week.

If you love old historic buildings, you are into culture and musea this is your city! I did love the things I have seen, except for the horses. Sorry guys if you are too lazy to walk, rent a bike!  It was a bit too crowded but I can imagine strolling and dreaming here!