After the best first day ever in Amsterdam flower shopping, we were ready for another day exploring the city of tulips and canals.
While we were putting together our itinerary for places to eat in Amsterdam, we came across Pluk. It’s one of those places that you cant miss while researching places to eat in Amsterdam, its totally insta famous
And for good reason. Pluk is this little cafe come shop in the 9 streets and serves fresh breakfast and lunches with a side of cuteness. Everything is not only gorgeous, but you can eat healthily here and not realise because it all tastes so good.
And for those (namely, me) who fancy something a little bit naughtier they have the most delicious freshly baked cakes!
Cappuccinos come with free love hearts and a baby stoopwafel! Thats me sold...
Blue dress Here
Pluk is definitely worth a lunch or cake stop. Id be sure to stick it on your itinerary
I can think of a million reasons why most people visit Amsterdam, but for me, if i'm being totally honest i'm only really in it for the tulips. Maybe a little bit for the bittenballen, but mostly the tulips.
The first thing we did when we arrived(after checking into our gorgeous hotel), was march right down to the flower market to find the biggest bunch of tulips I could lay my hands on.
In the spirit of honestly, for me... the flower market wasn't as flowery as I had hoped. Don't get wrong there were flowers. There were beautiful flowers! But I had visions of the scene in The Great Gatsby, where Leonardo DiCaprio is waiting of Carey Mulligan in the cottage! Do you see my vision?
Anyway, I did find myself an outstanding bunch of gorgeous pink tulips. And i'm not going to lie, I would not put them down all day. I carried those tulips like they were a child... No shame. I actually think fresh flowers should be the new accessory...
Im not sure what the rest of the year is like in Amsterdam as this was my first visit but everywhere we went they had tulips planted en mass, in giant containers and they just looked incredible. Iv never really been a tulip girl, definitely more or a peony or rose girl, but for spring in Amsterdam a tulip is absolutely right.
After an amazing morning flower shopping we found a cafe (surrounded by tulips of course, as well as a great view of the canals) for my second life love... Coffee! And maybe a little bit of cake, which doesn't count as real food if a) its pretty b) you share it, right?
And then it was back on the hunt for cute architecture and flowers. Because after the tulips, and the bittenballen my next favourite things about Amsterdam are the amazing buildings and canals. Its so unique, and really gives Amsterdam something that cant be found anywhere else.
Unfortunately in life, there comes a point when you realise that yours is not the biggest bunch of tulips after all. I must aim higher next time!
If you really want to see the charm of Amsterdam sure to nose into alleyways and pop down back streets, you never know where you’ll find the best view.
Is there anything better than the man you love with a big bunch of flowers in his arms?
I'll have more for our trip to Amsterdam soon, so check back later this week if you'd like to see more!
When looking for somewhere to stay for our trip to Amsterdam I really wanted to find somewhere that felt like, well... Amsterdam.
And what is more Amsterdam than a loft style hotel?
When I found the Dylan, I was immediately sold. Its just the most gorgeous hotel for a romantic weekend! Traditional but contemporary in style at the same time, I loved the fresh clean lines of the loft style suite we chose, while all of the communal areas were, cosy and utterly inviting.
The Dylan has such a special feel, and really reminded me of another gorgeous hotel we stayed at in Copenhagen
I have to say, despite this being my first visit to Amsterdam I had a very hard time pulling myself away from the fireplace and the absolutely incredible bittenballen (an total must try if you've never had them)
But pull ourselves away we did, we had a never city to Explore after all!!!
My coat and blouse are both Zara, from a while ago but iv tried to find some alternatives for you below!
Have you ever visited Amsterdam before? Which is your favourite hotel?
A Travel, Beauty and Lifestyle blog with the occasional afternoon tea by Angelina Belle
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