Culture, Places, Stories

Anatomy of a Sunday in Nieuw-West

This article comes a couple of days later than expected. In fact its completion was a challenge as i only have one available hand for typing. The other got swollen as hell after a wasp stung on Monday morning, while i was cycling to the coffee place, to work. It was fierce, and still after some strong medicine and rest – and being high half of the time -, it looks red as a bell pepper. Well, despite everything, i’m very happy the blog post is ready! So i won’t make you wait anymore.

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Culture, Food, Places, Travels

Routes for you to get lost in Amsterdam

(for diving into the routes you can click ‘continue reading’ or scroll down)

I first published these routes a few years ago. Yes, Amsterdive started back in 2013 but somehow it took a cinderella nap until 2016, when I decided to just go for it. ‘Gewoon doen’ was the actual kick-start of this blog. In 2013, I was living in Amsterdam for one and a half-year and thrilled about touring my beloved ones around the city. Moving to Amsterdam meant starting to have people over very frequently. Think of family, friends, high school former colleagues, couchsurfers, you name it.

I wondered much if I should erase this post or not. If I were to write such an article today, I would just cover alternative routes. Those are the areas of the city I am most passionate about (if that’s your case too, scroll down to routes 6 and 7, at the end of the article). Furthermore, I feel there’s a sort of saturation in the media covering the main routes of Amsterdam, and there are enough websites doing a great job in that manner, for instance, Iamsterdam, for which I contribute as well! Erasing this post feels somehow a shame because this was the beginning of Amsterdive. So I’ll keep it. This was the beginning of my journey in the city I am proud to call home.


Quite a long introduction, right? So let’s dive in.

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