Great vegetarian food, you’ve never had such a great veggie burger.
So many nice, tiny gardens in one park are very entertaining during a long run and beautiful to look at.
Good wine and very yummy snacks. 100% tourist and hipster free!
This is where I buy stuff to take on a boat ride, like Prosecco and Haring.
Awesome contemporary art. Definitely worth paying a visit to!
Rooftop terrace, outdoor pool, DJ nights and great cocktails. This combination gives you the same feeling the Standard Hotel in NYC does, plus it is a great place to watch the sunset.
Great, hearty food!
Beautiful interior and lovingly prepared dishes!
Amazing interior design in a former pharmacy in the middle of the 9 Straatjes.
Great upcoming DJs and musicians perform here. A place to dance the night away.
De School not only has amazing food but partying there is just great!
You can come here for a nice swim and to hang out.
Another favourite spot of mine where you can take a dip on hot summer days!
Sit down next to the river and have a relaxing picnic with friends. A perfect Sunday!
Make it a beach day and don’t forget to bring a nice picnic!
This wonderful national park is perfect for riding your bike for hours without seeing anybody.
You can go from Amsterdam over Driehuis (next to the National Park) to Noordwijk with your bike and back, it is a very nice tour!
Drive all the way along the river Vecht from Amsterdam to Utrecht and back with your bike. I love this tour!
My thoughts about Amsterdam
The freedom of the Dutch mentality, the soft humid air, the great metropolitan variety of things to see, do and experience.
Go for a boat ride, cycle in the country side, look at Amsterdam from the 18th floor of the brand-new Shell Tower. Eat Haring, laugh with an old Dutch man, touch a prostitute’s fake boobs, get drunk and dance.
Take a vacation into My life
‘Freely floating through the exciting life of Amsterdam, enjoying the long nights of summer, diving deep into the Dutch culture and inspiring mindsets. Amsterdam reveals the best in you. No shame, no ties, honest, true and happy living.’ This is how I would describe my life in Amsterdam for the past four years. I came here to study Psychology, which was a great challenge because I’m studying in Dutch (I am German). Just finished my bachelor’s degree in Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience and can’t wait to learn more about the human brain when I start my master’s in September. I am a 24-year-old, Bavarian red head that wanted to truly experience more of the world than just the ‘hometown’ (Munich). I thought I might stay in Amsterdam for a year and go back to Munich. Still hasn’t happened. Now I live at the Amstel river, studying hard, partying hard, painting and enjoying all the great opportunities this life has to offer.
The mornings! Sipping my first cup of coffee on the balcony. Still a bit tired, with a little smile on my face thinking back to last night.
A lot and nothing! Nowadays ‘inspiration’ is everywhere, especially on the internet. This is why nothing really inspires you anymore. Nothing is new, you have seen everything already. There is just too much out there. This is why I find it very inspiring to switch off the phone, shut down the computer, get on my bike. It is surprising how much inspiration comes from a moment of relaxation.
Spontaneous. Crazy. Loving. Honest.
Jumping into cold water!
The Expression of Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin. Konzert ohne Dichter by Klaus Modick. Farbenlehre. National Geographic. Lots of study books of course.
My mother. Then we would finally have enough time to catch up.
The places I haven’t explored yet. Next stops will be Bali, Sweden and Iceland.
Say it and do it now. Tomorrow might be too late.
This is a tricky question :)