If you didn’t catch Wednesday’s part 1 of this post, don’t panic, you can read it here!
So…..the following day we had a bit of a lie-in before grabbing brunch at Bagels & Beans.
They have possibly the most impressive choice of bagels I have ever seen. You pick they type of bagel you would like, then your toppings and any sides you fancy too. They had sweet bagels, savoury bagels, yoghurt’s, everything you could want for brunch! Ed and I decided to share as we couldn’t decide, as always! We opted for a smoked salmon with chive cream cheese one and parma ham, mozzarella, pesto, rocket and pine nuts one. They were both incredible, but the parma ham one was by far my fave. I also had an energy smoothie that had yoghurt, banana, strawberry juice, mulberries and chia seeds in it. It was delish and super filling. I could have had that on it’s own really!
When we were all done we decided to go for a stroll around De Pijp, an area round the corner from where we were staying that was known for its little parks, cafe’s and restaurants. A proper local spot that tourists wouldn’t usually venture out to. After a quick hot chocolate we went back into town in search of some crazy golf, glow golf to be precise. Hidden under an unassuming pub by the side of a big main road (Prins Hendrikkade) you will find a great glow in the dark crazy golf course. It has 15 amazingly decorated holes and at only €8.50 per person its a great activity, especially if you get rubbish weather like we did.
After catching up with a friend who has now moved over there, we grabbed some dinner at Pasta Pasta, another of my faves in dam. A bit like Beagels & Beans but for pasta! You get to choose exactly what type of pasta you want, the topping and any sides, plus it’s super cheap! You cant go wrong if your a pasta lover.
One last place I had on my hit list for this trip was Sky Lounge at the top of the Double Tree Hilton. I’m sure you all know by now how much of a sucker I am for a roof top bar, so I couldn’t leave without popping in for a quick drink and a selfie. The view was surprisingly impressive considering how flat Amsterdam is. Drinks were lovely too, although a little on the pricey side.
All in all we had a lovely trip, even with the rubbish weather. If your looking for a quick weekend break, Amsterdam really should be at the top of your list!