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Amsterdam loves you!

When we drove in to Amsterdam last Friday evening a really happy feeling came over me. This city is special and brings back so many memories!
I booked us a hotel, because I promised the Boyfriend already a long time a go that I would treat him for a weekend Amsterdam. We had a lovely stay at Hotel Arena.

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A beautiful hotel with great beds! Always very important, because we need our sleep! Especially when you first went to the bar or the club in this hotel!That is one of the positive things at this hotel. You can eat, drink, dance and sleep!

The next day we went for some shopping. The shops in Luxembourg are great, but I was really longing for some die hard Amsterdam shopping. The best area to shop in Amsterdam are The 9 straatjes . You have great boutiques, vintage shops and some of the best places to eat and drink! And in between shopping and drinking and eating you have the prettiest typical Amsterdam views.

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Saturday evening we went to the best restaurant in my opinion! It is always very difficult to book, so I did that already a few months ago and that’s actually the whole reason we went to Amsterdam.
Le Restaurant is a small restaurant, that is more a livingroom than a restaurant. They have a fixed menu and the food is just amazing! And whenever you go there, take with every different course a different wine. It is great! We really had a good culinary time!

To bring our weekend to an end, we went to The Rijksmuseum, ofcourse after a good sleep in and a nice breakfast in our Hotel. I was there already before when I was a little girl together with my parents, but I hadn’t been there after the big renovation which started in 2004 and took until 2012! It was beautiful! We went to see the highlights and after that we wanted to go outside because the weather was great!

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Later we went home to Luxembourg. And I really enjoyed every moment of Amsterdam, but coming home to this calm, green and quiet country was also very good! I think I am getting old 😉

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My chocolate chip!

 

In the cookies of life, sisters are the chocolate chips.

And my chocolate chip came to visit me last weekend for the first time since I moved to Luxemburg. The boyfriend was not home, so we had a lovely girly weekend with lots of stuff you do together with your sister. We ate sushi on the couch, done our nails, baked banana bread on a Sunday and of course we went to Luxemburg City.

Many people, including me when I first came here, have no idea how nice Luxemburg City is. It is a versatile place with nice shops, several good places to drink coffee, have lunch, dinner and go out. My sister and I went first to the Saturday Market where you can buy beautiful organic vegetables and fruits, but also fresh cheese and charcuterie. And there is even a small corner where you can buy flowers. I am still getting used to the fact that I cannot buy a big bunch of flowers for a good price. Spoiled Dutchie I am!!
After the Market we went for a huge piece of chocolate cake at the Chocolate House. Which is in front of the Grand Ducal palace. Beside the chocolate cake I had a cookie coconut chocospoon which I dipped in my hot soya milk!
After some shopping we ended up in Konrad Cafe & Bar. Where we had a glass of wine and some lovely quiche. Very nice place!
Later in the evening we went to IKKI to finish the day!

I can tell you, I could not live without my chocolate chip! She is the best!

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When in France

Like I said in my last post here, we wanted to escape to the sun. All I really needed was the beach. I like Luxemburg, but it has no sea and therefore no beach! And as I have lived my whole life in the South part of the Netherlands, the beach has always been in my life.

We left on Black Saturday. That means: we and the rest of the Northern European people were driving to the South. Despite this we enjoyed the ride and everything we did during our week in beautiful France! At some point you see the landscape changing, pinetrees pop up and the temperature is just the way we like it to be. Then you know you are in the South of France.

We saw many beautiful places like Antibes, Mougins, Nice, Cannes and Grasse. When you are in Grasse you just have to visit a parfum factory! We went to the  factory of Fragonard, where we bought a lot of perfume! Mougins had beautiful alleys and I totally understood why Pablo Picasso had lived there. And the Mediterranean menu I could just eat everyday.

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