All posts tagged: Amsterdam

Unexpected Amsterdam: Gourmet Food, Quirky Shops and Unique Gifts

What comes to mind when you start planning a trip to Amsterdam? My guesses are the Red Lights District and coffee shops  – after all, you can’t go to Amsterdam and come back without any stories, right? Definitely add the Van Gogh museum to the list – it will change your perception about him completely (for example, Vincent was actually very sociable, had a lot of friends and loved Japanese art…just a few random facts to get you interested!). If, like me, you are not afraid to explore the city and find its true spirit, read on! First of all, Amsterdam is very small, so everything in the city centre is reachable within 20 minutes. Buses and bikes are available for a small fee, if you need to take a longer journey. As this blog is primarily about gifts, let me show you what to bring back from Amsterdam, if you are planning to go there soon. Ignore the big shopping streets around the Central Station. What you really need is the shopping district called …