Dutch Life in the Old days

There is more to see in this gorgeous city and its surroundings than you think. You just have to look for it. If you are here for a long weekend or a short break leave Amsterdam for a little and discover the Netherlands. At only a short drive there is the Zaanse Schans which you…

Old Amsterdam

Hidden in between a pair of streets up in the North: lies the remains of a late medieval settlement on the Waterlandse Zeedijk.  Large sections of the Dyke still run through the urban parts of Amsterdam North. Nieuwendam was founded after one of the dykes broke in 1514. Starting to trade grain and peat the…

The Hoxton Amsterdam: All your wishes rolled up into one.

Granted I will admit it: I have expensive taste and love beautiful things. Im sure by now many of my friends will be happy with my admission. However this is good news for you: dear readers. As I find you the nicest places around town.  I used to work on weekends so, I found myself…

Secret Garden: the Hortus

On my list of magical places to visit in this town has always been the Hortus Botanicus. By a strike of pure luck the lovely igersamsterdam & the Hortus themselves gave me that chance on a warm sunny evening in July. There are many botanical gardens but Amsterdam’s is drenched in history. It is one…