Park Frankendael

Frankendael is Amsterdam’s only remaining 17th-century country estate. The romantic park has two historic gardens – a period garden and a landscape garden – as well as a sunbathing area and marsh. In the middle of the park is the imposing Huize Frankendael (‘Frankendael House’) where cultural events are regularly organized. Also in the park…

Amsterdamse Bos

Located on the edge of the city, the Amsterdamse Bos (Amsterdam Forest) is Amsterdam’s largest park and recreational area. The lush forests and grassy meadows offer plenty of space for a relaxing picnic with family or friends, and the park is crossed by many kilometres of well-marked walking and cycling paths.

Oosterpark East Amsterdam

The Oosterpark is a large city park located in Amsterdam Oost. This open green space is filled with ponds and streams, a wading pool for children and plenty of walking paths. Considered Amsterdam’s most multicultural park, it draws a diverse local crowd and hosts a variety of festivals throughout the summer. There is also a…

Vondel Park

I really love the Vondelpark, it is the largest city park in Amsterdam, and certainly the most famous park in the Netherlands. It is so popular that it attracts on average about 10 million visitors every year. Despite the huge amount of people the enjoy the park, it never feels too busy. The full running distance…

Poke – Amsterdam

Fast Healthy Nutritious Food? Yes, it is possible now that I have discovered Poke Perfect in Amsterdam. Oh how happy am I that you have come into my life! It would have been difficult not to have seen Poke Perfect’s colourful dishes brightly displayed all over Amsterdam tram shelter. With Haiwiaan inspired food, their advertising…

Iyengar Yoga Amsterdam

I decided that the best thing to get me settled in Amsterdam would be to find a local yoga class. I’ve been practising yoga quite a lot recently (particularly in Bali) and I’ve promised myself that I would continue with it once I was settled. I did a bit of research on different yoga classes…

Ubud to Amsterdam

I’ve been to Amsterdam many times before, but always as a tourist, or passing through visiting family in Holland. This time it’s for real! I’ve made a permanent move…. Last weekend I arrived with all my favourite possessions in three suitcases – that’s not bad going for a woman who has too many clothes.  I…