Amsterdam is just one of those place that you need to go back to. Luckily, I came at just the right time when the leaves were starting to change colors. Amsterdam is just so gorgeous and I don't know why I didn't come sooner. The two places on my bucket list was Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum, but I waited last minute to get tickets for Anne Frank that I missed out. The highlight of my trip would probably have to be Van Gogh Museum. I've seen most of his work in various museums, but it was a surreal moment to be there. I've always admired his work from the moment I laid my eyes on Starry Night when I was a child.

I think Amsterdam may just be in my top five places I visited, and I was pleasantly surprised that everyone spoke English. It's just so picturesque and it truly is the bike city, everyone got around with their bikes. One thing I appreciated was that there were so many allergy friendly restaurants to choose from. Snapshots above are from my film camera that I brought along with me! Next time if I'm in Amsterdam I'm hoping I can go on a canal tour and bike around, two things I skipped on due to the rainy weather during my stay.

Here are a list of places that I recommend you visit when in Amsterdam!

Eats & Cafes
-Bam Boa (highly recommend! so many options for those with food allergies)
-Toki (wish I had a chance to go here!)
-Mr. Stacks (vegan pancakes & bubble tea)
-Scandinavian Embassy (adorable rustic coffee shop that serves breakfast and coffee)
-Naked Espresso (in the Red Light District and voted espresso bar in Amsterdam!)
-Koffie & Koeck (all vegan cafe)
-Monks Coffee Roasters
-Puccini (famous for bonbons)
-Selmas Amsterdam
-Coffee and Coconuts (loved this place! really good coffee and food)
-Vegan Junk Food Bar (everything's vegan and it tastes amazing!)
-Deer Mama Vegan Mylk & Burger Bar (everything's vegan and I went twice because it's that good)
-Bakers & Roasters (popular brunch spot)
-Petit By Sam (adorable pastry and coffee shop)
-Bocca Coffee Roasters
-Benjis (three locations, a beautiful cafe inspired by Bali)

-Anne Frank House
-Van Gogh Museum
-Vondelpark (Amsterdam's most famous park)
-Dam Square
-Joordan Canals (beautiful area with boutique shops and cafes)
-Red Light District (now a hipster place with many shops, restaurants, and cafes that many people flock to during the day)
-Albert Cuyptmarkt (came here about three times! popular street market with a variety of vendors and also a great place to buy souvenirs)
-Rijksmuseum (national art museum)
-Bloemenmarkt (floating flower market)

Love, Sharon

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