Amsterdam 2016: Last Day

The sun was back for my final day in Amsterdam and as my flight home wasn’t until early evening, I had most of the day to enjoy all my favourite things in the city. There was only one direction to head and that was to the Jordaan. After breakfast, I checked out of the hotel […]

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Amsterdam 2016: Last Evening

The last evening in a favourite place on holiday should be filled with favourite things. We all like a good ending so for me, a last evening isn’t a time to try out new places but to go back to the best I know. There was no contest. I’d known exactly where I’d go on […]

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Amsterdam 2016: Cafe Het Molenpad

Serendipity. For the travelling foodie there are few more delightful experiences than finding a great new place to eat by chance. I’d grazed quite a lot on the food tour today, although not actually eaten a meal and had mainly tasted rather than eaten what was put before me. But how hungry was I? What […]

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Amsterdam 2016: A Food Tour of the Jordaan

It was lovely to wake to a beautiful sunny morning. Especially as I was booked on a 4-hour walking food tour of the Jordaan neighbourhood. I began with breakfast in my hotel – NH Hotel Museum Quarter – as it was included in my room rate. There was a huge selection of food with traditional […]

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Amsterdam 2016: Staying in the Museum District

Amsterdam is a perfect destination for me for a winter break. Given that I’m not about to spend a lot of money and fly for hours to a hot, beach destination, heading to a city quite close (only 45 minutes actually in the air flying from London) that I know well and love is a […]

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‘t Hotel, Amsterdam

I love small intimate hotels rather than big flashy ones and ‘t Hotel in Amsterdam fitted the bill perfectly for my stay there over the weekend. My daughter discovered it – she sometimes goes to Amsterdam for work – and suggested we book there for our stay. It’s an historic canal house dating from the […]

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