📍 Amsterdam, Netherlands

In April I flew home to Seattle for spring break, where I spent long days in the mountains, visiting my favourite spots in the city with old friends, and sipping sangria around a beautiful backyard bonfire. Feeling inspired, I peeped Skyscanner resulting in one of my fondest adventures. Below are a few tips for a brief trip to AMS, cheers!

In Amsterdam, I have always enjoyed my stay at the Generator thanks to the great atmosphere, food, and amenities. Again enjoyed a private en-suite with a view of the wild parakeets flying between the trees in the park, spending two nights at the Generator.

Day 1. Location location location! The hostel is conveniently located next to several tram lines, with a direct line to the Van Gogh and Rijksmuseum. I've spent hours in the Rijksmuseum, closing the place out on a previous solo trip! A Rijksmuseum must, the Research Library. And for a late lunch, vegetarian heaven, Jacketz!

Day 2. Granola, fruit, and yogurt bowl for breakfast in the hostel and then off to Hortus Botanicus to explore. Climbing down from tropical greenhouse canopy, lunch is served in the orangery. For dinner, De Kas, a 'Chic garden conservatory serving Mediterranean dishes made from organic ingredients grown on-site.' I strongly suggest making a reservation! 

Fashion, specifically streetwear and sneakers were poignant while backpacking Europe with an old friend who flew to London from San Francisco, California. As we scoured each city for different and unique streetwear shops, we were fortunate to meet the gracious local shop owner of That Store. We were provided new sneakers, cold brews and local recommendations, one of which was to dine in the De Kas greenhouse. If you're ever in Amsterdam check it out for great fashion finds and local hospitality!