Part II: Amsterdam

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After five days in Paris we took the Thalys train to Amsterdam. This city was even more beautiful than a Charli XCX music video. The entire city is situated on a series of canals that you can experience by guided boat tour. A more physically demanding option is to traverse the canals sidewalks by bicycle weaving over bridges all the while admiring the gables of the canal-front homes.IMG_0948

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Once we enamored over the landscape enough, it was time to shop for a few trinkets in the many local antique and vintage shops. This was a lot of activity to accomplish in a morning and who wouldn’t work up an appetite? We had heard of some quaint cheese shops that satiated our appetites wonderfully! We will admit it, we ate a lot of cheese, maybe a bit too much. We sampled some amazing different types such as truffle and lavender cheese. We brought back over 15 pounds of cheese! Our favorite cheese shop in Amsterdam is Henri Willing.

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It would be a serious faux pas to visit Amsterdam and not check out at least one coffee shop. We highly recommend a delicious steak in Rembrandt Square for those of you with a serious appetite. If you’re feeling cultured, definitely check out the Van Gogh museum. For beer lovers we recommend taking The Heineken Experience, which they kindly serve guests beer along the way. Every possible attraction in the city of Amsterdam is located in close proximity to one another so it is easy to traverse the entire city in a day and half. We definitely recommend Amsterdam on your next trip abroad!

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To do next time: We wish we had more time to explore and see the tulip fields during the Spring time!

Yours in Style,

Lauren

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