Amsterdam is literally my favorite place on the planet. If I could go between Palm Springs and Amsterdam for the rest of my life, I would be one happy girl. Some of our favorite Amsterdam spots…
Begijnhof – started in 1150, by a group of women who came together to live in a religious community and care for the sick. This hidden courtyard and church are absolutely beautiful. Step inside the courtyard and you feel a bit like stepping back in time. The area is so peaceful and beautiful.
FOAM – a top at FOAM is always in inspiration. The photography museum of Amsterdam offers a rotating cast of exhibits and the canal house setting can’t be beat.
Foodhallen – I am obsessed with food halls and food markets. The Ferry Building in SF, Pine Street Market in Portland, Granville Market in Vancouver, Reading Terminal in Philly – I love them all. Foodhallen combines my love of all things food with all things Amsterdam. Please spend some time here on your trip!
Hutspot – They call Hutspot a concept store, it’s a really beautiful space that houses curated clothing, home goods, a cafe and even a barbershop. There’s a bar next door that I really wanted to check out, but unfortunately it wasn’t open yet when we stopped by. I think my favorite part of the experience was the Photo Booth – I really love a good Photo Booth.
Art Zuid – the Art Zuid festival happened to be going on while we were in Amsterdam. If you’re planning to be in Amsterdam between May and September, this sculpture exhibition is absolutely worth seeing. An added bonus is that the Zuid (South) district in Amsterdam is beautiful!
CT Coffee & Coconuts – this cafe was built in a former theater and is one of the most interesting spaces I’ve ever been to. AND, the food is delish!
Stach – You can now find outposts of Stach all over the city. Such a great place to pop into for a sandwich, snack or bottle of wine. The Stadionplein location just opened and looks super cute!
Stedlijk – The Stedlijk Museum is a must for any design lover. Check the website for current exhibitions, and put this on your must do list!