The absolute highlight of my recent holiday was a visit to the fantastic city of Amsterdam… staying away from tourist hoards and exploring the real Amsterdam. A day into the trip, Colin and I found ourselves thinking that we could live here. The city is delightfully quaint with its canals and maze-like streets, gorgeous tall buildings, boats, bikes, lush greenery and colour – colour colour everywhere.
The weather was very changeable while we were there but besides my hair getting frizzy, a little drizzle was no bother at all because Amsterdam is beautifully colourful and lovely with or without sunshine.
Amsterdammers are a very creative bunch. The place is brimming with inspiration – architecture, design and decor, art, colour blocking, urban gardening…
…even the window shutters are strikingly gorgeous with black on the outside and another colour/pattern on the inside.
Want to see more colour?
Rainbow colours in Amsterdam
The wonderfully interesting and inspiring explorations I had on this trip are all thanks to Pia Jane Bijkerk, for creating THE guide to the real Amsterdam.
If you’re thinking of visiting Amsterdam in the near future or want to know more about this inspiring little book, stay tuned for a book review!
All photos mine