A Gentle Beginning to my new world…..

In the past 9 months I’ve tried and tested out an array of wonderful pregnancy related  treatments in Amsterdam. What I’ve come to realise is that it is always the authenticity and passion of the practitioner that makes a real difference to how the session is experienced. When I became pregnant I joined a new…

What is a Watsu massage?

It’s not often I come out of a treatment and think WOW, that was seriously an incredible experience! Today I had the pleasure of experiencing a blissful Watsu water massage at the Conservatorium hotel, which is given by Oda Meiberg, who is trained both in shiatsu and watsu massage. I can tell you that it’s not…

Turn Baby Turn!

During my midwife scan at 34 weeks, I was informed that it was likely that my baby was in a breech position, and that I should go to the Echopunt – Verloskunde Centrum Oost to get an accurate overview of the baby’s position. My appointment was scheduled for the following week, where the midwife scanned my belly…

Finding a Midwife practice in Amsterdam

It was a highly exciting time for me and my husband when I became pregnant in 2017. Like any new experience, there was a whole host of things to think about and plan. Coming from the U.K, my experience was limited to that of my close friends who had experienced giving birth under the NHS….

Spirit Restaurant Amsterdam Oost

In Amsterdam Oost you will find a chilled out restaurant with an interesting organic concept for lovers of good healthy vegetarian food. Spirit is a buffet styled restaurant, where you can choose from a wide variety of over fifty different breakfast, lunch or dinner dishes, juices and patisseries. Next to each dish is a card which…

Dr Papa – Seeing our baby at 27 weeks

Yesterday we had a truly beautiful experience at Dr Papa’s where we got to see our little bundle of joy properly with a 3/4D echo scan. In the Netherlands the last medical scan is at 20 weeks, so my husband and I were really curious to learn more about our baby’s development.  After months of…

Prenatal yoga in Amsterdam

Pre Natal Yoga in Amsterdam I love that Amsterdam has so many options when it comes to yoga and meditation classes. Gearing up for the 27th week of pregnancy I felt it was time to find a class specific for my needs.  A quick search on google brought up dozens of options for classes in Amsterdam. …

Eerlijk Amsterdam

If you are looking to find a place in Amsterdam where healthy food and sustainability are combined, then I would recommend Eerlijk Amsterdam in Amsterdam Oost. They pay careful attention to their ingredients, for example, their bread is freshly made and is free of unnecessary artificial flavours or modifiers. When it comes to sourcing their products their…

Beter & Leuk

If you are looking for authentic vegan and gluten-free food in Amsterdam, you have to check out Beter & Leuk located at 1e Oosterparkstraat 91, Amsterdam Oost. With a range of homemade food options such as soups, salads, and tasty sandwiches combinations, such as beetroot hummus, basil, dukkah and cucumber. If you are heading there for brunch you…

After years of searching, I finally found my yoga teacher

I have been practising yoga for the past 15 years. I distinctly remember my first yoga class at University; the awkwardness of arranging my body into new positions, learning how to breathe, and my dear friend Ben snoring deeply as he lay exhausted on the yoga mat. A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and…

Amsterdam Westerpark

Located in Amsterdam West, the Westerpark is a wonderful place to walk, skate, relax or have a picnic with friends. This green expanse dotted with trees and ponds is part of the Westergasfabriek complex, a former gasworks that was completely renovated in recent years. Besides the park, this area is home to a nice selection…

Amstelpark

Located the southern edge of Amsterdam, Amstelpark is an expansive park filled with a multitude of flower gardens, a playground and a petting zoo. There is also an on-site gallery with two exhibition spaces: the Glazen Huis (glass house) and the Orangerie. Amstelpark is a magical place for young and old. The park features a…