6 Cool things to do in Amsterdam

I’m so pleased to finally have some time to sit down and write a post! Although I’m very happy to be working (ridiculously hard) on some really fun projects at the moment, I miss the blog… but it’s all going to be better from now on, hahaha or, more realistically, here I am now!

Aside the fact that I somehow can’t even find time to do the laundry (true story, a couple of weeks ago we’ve reached the state of having to shop for new clothes so we wouldn’t have to wear pyjamas to work), my husband and I managed to go away on a little holiday in Amsterdam.

Design Joy // Amsterdam

I don’t know why for all these years I’ve been avoiding going to Amsterdam. I think it’s because when I was younger everyone kept talking about the ‘cafés’ and the ‘naked ladies’ everywhere, I just had this image in the back of my mind that the city would be full of potheads and perverts! Roaming around a decadent city drinking beer and looking at porn. Nothing further from the truth.

Design Joy // I amsterdam

Amsterdam is such an incredibly beautiful city and Dutch design is fantastic, particularly the interiors. We had the most wonderful time there so I’ve selected a few of my favorite places to write about, like a mini city guide. I’ll try to cover everything from a hotel to bars and restaurants, shopping, a bit of art and design, sometimes all mixed together, actually most times all mixed together, pretty much like the city itself.

I’ve added a little preview bellow… I’ll work through the list one by one. This should be fun!

Happy Weekend!

Design Joy Blog // Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy

1. The Lloyd Hotel and Cultural Embassy

Design Joy // Felix & Foam

2. Felix & Foam

Design Joy // Straatjutter: An exceptionally Long Walk

3. Straatjutter: The beautiful work of Krista Peters

Design Joy // Lion Noir

4. Lion Noir

DesignJoyBlog_Le-Petit-Bistro-Sofitel

5. Bridges, Le Petit Bistro

Design Joy // Droog Flagship Store

6. Droog

Happy weekend!

Image credits:

1. Courtesy of The Lloyd Hotel

2. Foam

3. An exceptionally Long Walk, by Straatjutter

5. Elle Eten

6. Droog

All other images were taken by me.

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7 thoughts on “6 Cool things to do in Amsterdam

    • Amsterdam is absolutely fantastic! There are so many cool places to visit, unfortunately I will never have time to write about them all… but the ones I am going to write about in the next couple of weeks are definitely top of the list! 🙂

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  1. I know your feeling… I was there when I was around 15 and never went back. I also have those same images in head, but I am sure there is much more to it!!! Will have to organize a trip soon. Your photos look amazing.

    PS Another place I visited as a child and only returned last year is Copenhagen. What an amazing city!!! You would ike it: great design, amazing food, innovative, relaxed, cool. etc etc.

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  2. I have missed you & your post, Jules. So glad you are back to the blog regularly (I hope) hahaha (no pressure). This is a lovely post. What a wonderful city to visit. Being a food blogger, my eyes are wide open when I see Droog; if visit, I may spend too much money there. 🙂

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