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Open Monument Day in Amsterdam

Every 2nd weekend of September most historical and interesting buildings of Amsterdam open their doors for visitors for – Open Monumentendag. It is a spectacular even you cannot miss. Those buildings show you the real history and life of Amsterdam: churches, old houses on Keizergracht and Heerengracht, public institutions, hotels and museums. Some monuments hold … Continue reading

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Blue 360 – the best panoramic view of Amsterdam

Working from home doesn’t mean you have to work from your actual home. You can be anywhere as long as you have wi-fi. So why not to spend your working hours enjoying the view over old Amsterdam from one of the highest cafes? My personal favorite “working-from-home” hangout spot is Blue 360. It is on … Continue reading

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De Hortus Botanicus – a green oasis in the heart of Amsterdam

Park lovers – that it is something for you! Hidden botanic garden in the very center of Amsterdam! One of the oldest botanic gardens in the world welcomed us 2 weeks ago. It has about 4000 plants divided into different climatic zones and has very rear spices to admire. The garden is not big, probably … Continue reading

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Pancakes at Muiden

Amsterdam is sweet and pretty, but on the other hand it is difficult to point out one actual object that will define the city. Amsterdam doesn’t have an Eiffel tower, Big Ben, Coliseum… it has channels, Red light district, some museums (which are famous for Dutch people, but for most foreigners – “whatever”). Nevertheless, Dutch … Continue reading

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Marken – alternative to Zaanse Schans

So it is a sunny day (not often happens to nl, but still…), you are a nature walk lover and visited most popular Dutch adventures and you find Zaanse Schans adorable, then put Marken in your list-to-visit. Little Island just 22 km above Amsterdam, easily accessible by public transport with authentic atmosphere of Old Holland:colorful … Continue reading

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Restaurant Bloem op Ijburg – heaven food & great service

Maybe it looks like we do a review of the restaurants in Ijburg, but that’s where we live; plus laziness and striving for exploration take over quiet often. Restaurant Bloem op Ijburg is on top of our list! For now, one of the best Italian cuisine we tried in Amsterdam! Firstly,¬†atmosphere¬†- very democratic, perfect place … Continue reading

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Restaurant MCHI in Ijburg and a BIG “BUT”

Couple of days ago me and Izzy had “dinner” experience in MCHI in Ijburg. I don’t eat much, neither is Izzy… I can be totally fed with 2 fried eggs and be complaining: “It was tooooo much!” though after dinner in Mchi of 3 courses… I was still hungry!!! But before complaining I will give … Continue reading

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Impressionism in Hermitage, Amsterdam

If you are: into French Impressionism a big fan of 19th century art living Paris dream THIS EXHIBITION is a “MUST”! Traveling to Russia to see those masterpieces can be complicated, so take advantages of the temporary exhibition in Hermitage from St.Petersburg. Imressionism is my personal winner style, I cannot say I love it all, … Continue reading

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All for the beauty – Cavitation cellulite removal

Want to be beautiful – suffer! After getting a Groupon offer for a procedure of cavitation for cellulite removal I finally went to Body Plaza in Uithooren (outskirts of Amsterdam) to get over with that. It was more of an interest in this modern treat… than a need (as after careful studying of the body … Continue reading

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Noordermarkt – the best place for foodies and apple pie

When you are tired of Albert Heijn, ordinary markets of Amsterdam, you wanna spoil yourself with something exotic or you’re just a food lover – Noordermarkt is a place for you. Hidden in the very center of Amsterdam this biological food market offers you a great variety of groceries from France, Italy, Spain, Greece and … Continue reading

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