Walking, Eating & Shopping

3.09.2015 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Coat by Patagonia | Denim by UniQlo | Shoes by Common Projects

So Victoria and I spent the beginning of last week in Amsterdam, being an impromptu gift to her for Valentines day it was a perfect way to spend a few spare weekdays. Having previously been to the city a few times previously, with friends and on skateboarding trips, I already had a slight idea of where to go. However I still took to the blogosphere and the powers of google for some nice places to visit and eat.

One of my discoveries on-line was this small "brunch spot" appropriately named Pancakes where we inevitably ate plenty of said pancakes and escaped from the small downpour that fell over the first morning. If you're like me and can't say no to pancakes, maple syrup and bacon don't pass on this place and be sure to get a hot chocolate too, just to make sure the sugar coma kicks in properly.

Obviously there's more to Amsterdam than just pancakes and hot chocolate... we actually spent most of our time doing the "cultural" thing, visiting Anne Frank and absorbing the history of the city through boat tours. We also enjoyed the boutique shops that seemed to pop up all over the place and got some good purchases in while we were there. In my typical fashion, I managed to grab myself a pair of trainers from Patta that I've been itching to get for a while, check them out here and keep your eyes peeled for a feature on them soon. 

Another place we found ourselves eating some great breakfast was this very stylized place called Paper Planes which had fire reviews on-line. Not only did it look really good inside and out, the food lived up to the internet hype. We spent a couple of hours here one morning planning our day and would recommend anyone visiting to do the same.

Although Victoria didn't end up trading her desert boots in for these giant clogs, much to her dissapointment, it was a really great way to get some travelling in during a dull time of the year. It also gave me the ideal excuse to exercise my new Fuji X100s. 

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