Wednesday, 14 January 2015

A quick trip to Amsterdam.

I spent the last the last two weeks travelling. On our way back there was a 5 hour layover in Amsterdam. I was happy to have some time to explore the city, but I didn't get much of a chance to see many museums. I did do a bit of shopping, and drank the most delicious hot chocolate in a lovely cafe.
We arrived in Amsterdam very early in the day, so not many things were open.
But this Candy store looked amazing from the outside too!
There were candy stores, bakeries and cafes on almost every corner.

And so many cool posters for shows and events. I'd love to see this city come to life at night.
Even in the middle of January, on a grey, rainy morning, the flower market was buzzing with activity.
This store was positively amazing. It carried all kinds of alternative styles: Gothic, Victorian, Lolita and more...

...And the interior felt like walking into a fairy tale. The store sold clothing, trinkets, oddities, and jewelry.

This strange creature was carved into one of the elaborate displays in the store. 
There were so many thing that were still left to see. I didn't make it to the art museums, or the "Amsterdam Dungeon" (above), or the Red-light district. All the more reason to go back. 

I was a pretty good way to spend a layover, and I can't wait until I can go back and spend a full trip in Amsterdam!


  1. You found my dream shop! Cries!

    Those houses look like gingerbread to me, cute!

    1. It was such an amazing city, with so many neat shops I didn't even have a chance to explore.

      And yes, I agree, the house do have a gingerbread-like feel to them! They all look so cozy, sweet and warm.