My husband and I have lost count of how many times we’ve been to Amsterdam. Since it’s a major hub connecting Canada and Europe, we often fly through Amsterdam to get to our final destination. KLM offers free stopovers in Amsterdam, so we’ve often taken advantage of this: sometimes it’s only for an overnighter; other … Read more Our Top 5 Favourite Places to Drink in Amsterdam
Our most recent visit to Amsterdam was a little different from all of our previous trips there. It was our first time travelling with friends. Oh, sure, we’ve made friends on group trips before. But this was the first time we were consciously travelling with people we already knew. Mark and I had a mental … Read more A Tour and Tasting at Wynand Fockink Proeflokaal
If you’re a fan of gin, a visit to the House of Bols Cocktail & Genever Experience in Amsterdam should be on your must-see list. And even if you’re one of those folks who thinks gin tastes like tree sap, the Bols company probably still makes a liqueur or two that you’ll find appealing. Gin … Read more A Visit to the House of Bols – Now With More Flair!
On our latest jaunt to Amsterdam, my husband Mark and I travelled with four friends. One friend in particular, Renee, really wanted to eat at the Upstairs Pannenkoekenhuis, aka the Upstairs Pancake House. Anthony Bourdain ate here on an episode of The Layover, which was enough of an endorsement for all of us. So Renee took the responsibility of arranging … Read more Lunch at the Upstairs Pannenkoekenhuis in Amsterdam
If you haven’t caught on already, I love Amsterdam. The museums, the shopping, the food, the architecture, the weather, the tulips….it’s all amazing. But the one thing that had been missing from all of our adventures in this great European city, was to drink genever in a proper genever bar. For the uninitiated, genever/jenever is … Read more Seeking out the True Genever Experience: Wynand Fockink
Although we’ve been to Amsterdam a few times now, we had never been to Rembrandt’s House. In fact, I admit that we didn’t know much about him or his work. But last year Mark bought us tickets to a documentary called “Rembrandt: The Late Works” as part of our vacation planning to return to Amsterdam. … Read more Rembrandt House (Rembrandthuis) in Amsterdam