Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Postcards From Amsterdam

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The Little Magpie Amsterdam The Little Magpie Amsterdam The Little Magpie AmsterdamWhy, hello there. How are you? If you follow me over on the ole social media you might remember that a couple of weeks ago I had myself a little jaunt over to Amsterdam. It was a wee whirlwind trip, a stop-over before our flight to Vienna, but long enough to remind me how much I love it there. For this reason, sadly, my post isn't my usual big, fat recommendations post but more just some snapshots to show you how ridiculously beautiful it is at this time of year. It's a really great place to head for a mini break as, if you don't have much time, you can easily just wander round and take in all the beautiful canals, stopping off for a drink or a cwaffee in all the cafes along the way and feel like you've done enough. The weather when we went in mid-December was cold but not too cold, and - thankfully - dry the whole time, which made for the perfect wandering around conditions. It's a magical time of year to go as all the Christmas lights are up, there's a little ice rink set up down beside the Rijksmuseum complete with market and there's just a lovely festive feel in the air.

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We stayed in the amazing CitizenM hotel, which I would recommend time and time again. If you've stayed in one before you'll know roughly what it's like, as they're all quite uniform ,which is nice; like a little home from home. It sits right beside a tram stop that'll take you directly into the centre of town in ten minutes or so, but is far enough out that it's nice and quiet at night (have I ever sounded older? Probably not). Oh, and it's a five/ten minute train from the airport too! The rooms are lovely; they're not massive but they're got everything you'd need from a big comfy king-size bed, to mood lighting to a big, beautiful wall to wall window. The tv in your room also offers free movies, so if you're tired after a long day of exploring then you can kick back in your big bed and watch one of those. The only thing I would say is that the bathroom is a little cubicle in the middle of the room rather than being separate so, although there's frosted glass, it's not that private. We were fine with it, but if you're planning on travelling with someone you're maybe not that close with then it's something to consider!

And there we have it, a whistle-stop tour of Amsterdam! I'm sorry I couldn't fill it with more detail, but I hope it gave you a nice little feel for the place. Next time I go back I'll go for a little longer so I can do you a full recommendations post, promise (yes, I've just made an excuse to go back).


Thank you to CitizenM for a wonderful stay!


Armelle said...

Hahahaha awkward indeed the bathroom with a not-so-close friend ^^



Unknown said...

Beautiful photos!



Unknown said...

I love how you've captured Amsterdam in it's winter months, it looks beautiful! x


Lynnsay said...

This looks absolutely dreamy! I've always wanted to visit Amsterdam!

Lynnsay x

Janne said...

You took some wonderful pictures! Happy to call this city my home :)

Laura said...

Amsterdam look so pretty! I'm hopefully heading there this year and I can't wait - I've wanted to visit it as long as I can remember! :) x

Laura // Middle of Adventure

the gold lipstick said...

Absolutely love it!

Mireia from TGL

Holl JC said...

I've always wanted to visit Amsterdam! It looks like the most amazing city! x


Unknown said...

Oh damn that is a public toilet! I really want to visit Amsterdamn and other Scandinavian countries, the lights look so festive!

Lauren x
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Ariadna said...

oh wow Amsterdam looks incredible during winter!! Your photos are stunning! x

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The Sunday Mode said...

Oh wow Amsterdam looks beautiful! I'd love to go there sometime this year hopefully...

Julia // The Sunday Mode

Unknown said...

LOVE these snaps lady - I absolutely adore Amsterdam, it's just the perfect city break!

Hayley xo

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