Amsterdam was a stop on our European adventure that I was really excited about, especially for all the amazing food we were about to eat during our 3-day stay there.
About our stay, Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht was a beautiful hotel and was in the perfect location for getting around the city. The hotel was built inside of a former public library and has really timeless, classic design. And to make it even better, the rooms have views of the canals and make for a lovely view waking up in the morning.
A few activities that I would 100% recommend would be a canal cruise and all of the designer shopping. The canal cruise was one of my favorite activities that we did during our entire Europe trip. We did the 90-minute cruise and we really wished that we had booked longer. It was very relaxing and a great way to explore Amsterdam. Andddd, of course, the designer shopping at P.C. Hooftstraat was top-notch. P.C. Hooftstraat is Amsterdam’s premier shopping street with all of the best designers and the stores had tons of inventory.
The best part of Amsterdam was all of the delicious food that we were able to try. Below are my favorites and all the places that I would recommend to anyone planning a trip to Amsterdam.
- Locals Coffee – amazing iced lattes (if you’ve been to Europe, you know how hard it is to find an iced latte). The eggs benedict and the truffle eggs toast were both items that I would order again.
- Singel 404 – we went here for lunch and it was super good. Singel is known for its sandwiches and fries. But, don’t forget about the Aperol Spritz.
- Fabel Friet – this place is a true fry lover’s dream. You get to choose from cheddar or parmesan cheese and 1-2 toppings. We got both of ours with parmesan cheese and one with spicy mayo and the other with truffle mayo. This is a MUST TRY. You guys know how much I love fries and I will be dreaming of this place forever.
- Van Stapele – the famous cookie shop in Amsterdam. It is famous for its signature cookie. The craziest part? The only sell one cookie. It is a cookie with dark chocolate dough and a white chocolate filling. We waited in line for 30 minutes and let me tell you, these were absolutely worth the wait.
- Black – we went here for dinner on the first night and it was delicious and very close to our hotel, just down the street.
- The Pantry – this was a recommendation from a local, so you know it has to be good. Unfortunately, it filled up before we got to the front of the wait line so, get there very early to get in line or make sure to make reservations ahead of time.
- Pizzeria Il Palio – since we couldn’t get into The Pantry, we ate next door at Pizzeria Il Palio. This place did not disappoint! We got the burrata & prosciutto pizza and loved it.
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