“Top 10” therapies in Amsterdam – Netherlands

Grant it we were visiting in May during the blooming season, the weather was fabulous, I was boiling with first-time frenzy and my prince charming is Dutch… nevertheless Amsterdam is top mini-break therapy! Here’s why:

Nous y étions en mai en pleine saison des fleurs, le temps était merveilleux, je bouillonnais de la frénésie d’une première visite et mon prince charmant est hollandais… N’empêche qu’Amsterdam figure au top des destinations mini-break! Voici pourquoi:

01) ancient canals & bridges / canaux et ponts (hop on/off the Canalbus as you please)

02) the playful attitude / l’humour et joie de vivre

03) creativity & aesthetics / créativité & esthétisme


04) Keukenhof gardens / jardins de Keukenhof

05) flavors / saveurs


Address book / carnet d’adresses:

anytime broodje haring @ Eetsalon van Dobben (new de Pijp location)
bio lunch from local farm @ Buffet van Odette (Nine streets / quartier des 9 rues)
BLTC or drinks on the canal in gallery and antique area @ Morlang
tarts / tea time @  De Taart van mijn Tante (de Pijp)
late lunch (for sun on terrass) or dinner with music @ Zouthaven Café – Muziekgebouw
seasonal dinner @ PROEF in old Wesergasfabriek (ancienne usine aujourd’hui dédiée à la culture)

06) bikers’ delight / paradis des cyclistes


07) old meets new / architecture


08) sailor’s haven / rendez-vous des voileux

09) bobo markets / marchés bobos (bio Noordermarkt Saturday morning, Bloemenmarkt, de Pijp…)


10) cultural punch / punch culturel (Home to Golden Age artists, Rijksmuseum, Rembrandt House, FOAM photo gallery, Galerie Rademakers, Anne Frank house, Westergasfabriek…)

Tried it. Loved it. Shared it.

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