Amsterdam’s in the ‘Houseboat!’

In this outfit: Garden Club Dress, The Bauhaus Belt, Livingstone Peep Toe Wedge, St. Cecilia Locket, Petal Perfect Headband, Lipstick in Cosmopop

Amsterdam is a culture-stuffed city exploding with super sights — enough to keep you occupied for days on end. Ready to learn about some of what there is to see? Gouda! Oops, we mean good!

Amsterdam Bikes

Photo: Flickr user Earcos

1. Admit it: Cliché though it may be, you love Van Gogh’s work. Who doesn’t? Plan an exploration of the busy, yet beautiful Vincent Van Gogh Museum. You’ll be surprised to see how Van Gogh’s work evolved over the years, delighting in early masterpieces such as “The Potato Eaters” and his later works like “Tree Roots.”

2. In the mood for some thrifting? From vintage dresses and old military uniforms, to retro records and bizarre bric-à-brac, the Waterlooplein Flea Market is a great way to satiate your shopping needs and spend some time outside. You can even get a tattoo at one of this market’s curtained booths, but we recommend a more comfortable visit of simple browsing, ending with a cone full of hot, wedged fries from a food stand.

3. Ever wonder what it would be like to live in a boat on Amsterdam’s canals? Well, the Houseboat Museum is here to answer your questions. Small, yet informative, this floating museum will show you what residing on the water is all ‘a-boat!’

Amsterdam Canals

Photo: Flickr user Joiseyshowaa

4. Buy a fresh stroopwafel from a vendor at Albert Cuyp Market. Savor its warm, gooey, sugary superbness as you wander along, letting your eyes feast upon the miles of stands quaking full of flowers, cheese, clothes, and other odds and ends.

5. Take a spin out of the cycle of city living by hopping on one of Mike’s Bike Tours. Although Mike’s offers city visits, you’ll want to hop on their countryside tour, which begins in the urban streets and urbanely rolls out to see some typical Dutch delights, including a stop at a cheese farm!

There’s so much more Amsterdam has to offer. What would you recommend?

About Hannah

"Q: Where do cantaloupes go for the summer? A: John Cougar Mellon Camp!" From that joke you can surmise a few things about Hannah -- she loves a good pun, she delights in irreverence, and red peppers are her vegetable of choice. How does one figure out Hannah loves red peppers from that joke? Hmm, that's top secret. Hannah also adores outdoor activities, arts & crafts, reading, and being abroad.

0 Responses to Amsterdam’s in the ‘Houseboat!’

  1. Turi (ModCloth) 04/15/2010 at 11:14 am #

    Oooh, I love you Amsterdam outfit!

  2. jill 04/15/2010 at 11:29 am #

    Agreed — the outfit is adorable. Love the colors and the vintage flair.

    And I know it’s kinda depressing, but you can’t go to Amsterdam and NOT go to the Anne Frank House.

  3. Richard 04/15/2010 at 12:15 pm #

    The Amsterdam outfit is very much ‘Hannah.’

  4. brianna 04/15/2010 at 12:21 pm #

    my uncle used to teach a college class in amsterdam and lived in a town called harlem. he said harlem is the exact same as amsterdam but less tourists and cheaper prices. so if you ever go def check it out too!

  5. Elissa of Spandexpony 04/15/2010 at 5:10 pm #

    One of my favorite things about amsterdam is that bikes are like the family car. Depending on what you have to carry — groceries, pets, children — people outfit their bikes to suit their lives! I saw a woman riding a bike with 3 kids on it with her!

  6. Liset 04/18/2010 at 9:15 am #

    Ohh i was so pleased to see my hometown on modcloth! I love the outfit! If you want to buy some great vintage pieces, you should go to the noordermarkt on monday morning. It’s much better than the waterloosquare.

  7. Amy 04/18/2010 at 6:56 pm #

    One of my favorite things about amsterdam is that bikes are like the family car. Depending on what you have to carry — groceries, pets, children — people outfit their bikes to suit their lives! I saw a woman riding a bike with 3 kids on it with her!

  8. Anneloes 04/20/2010 at 7:02 pm #

    I study in Amsterdam, and it’s the greatest city! (: I think Brianna means Haarlem, with two A’s. (: Harlem is a district in NYC if I’m not mistaken! But it’s so nice to see Amsterdam featured, and I can deff. see myself strolling along the Vondelpark in this little outfit!

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