Amsterdam Day 1

Amsterdam Day 1It already seems like a lifetime ago that Fashionchick invited me and three other lovely blogger girlies from Germany, France and the Netherlands to spend a fashion-packed weekend in Amsterdam. It was like a sweet dream I never wanted to end, but here I am, back in London, my suitcase still unpacked and reality finally catching up with me.

Amsterdam Day 1 Amsterdam Day 1 Processed with VSCOcam with c1 presetEvery time I close my eyes I’m back in Amsterdam, having a laugh with the other girls by the canals. It sounds mega cheesy, but I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to meet so many amazing people, stay in a fantastic hotel, explore one of the most beautiful cities you can possibly imagine and be invited to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Thank you so much Fashionchick for making all of this possible!

Amsterdam Day 1 Amsterdam Day 1 Amsterdam Day 1Of course I’m not gonna keep all our fun adventures to myself, though. Sharing is caring, right? So be prepared for two weeks of Amsterdam-related travel reports, outfit posts and reviews starting today with my impressions of our first day.

Amsterdam Day 1 Amsterdam Day 1 I arrived at around 2pm on Friday at the Art’otel Amsterdam and by 2:30pm I was out the door again to explore the city with Luise, the German fashion blogger behind Kleinstadt Carrie.Amsterdam Day 1

Amsterdam Day 1 Amsterdam Day 1 Without map or smartphone we just started walking. There was so much to see, hear, feel and smell. It was truly magical.

Amsterdam Day 1 Amsterdam Day 1 After two hours of exploring and chilling in the sun, we made our way back to the hotel to meet the other two bloggers, Emilie from Songes Funambules, and Iris from Fashion Zen, and of course the gorgeous girls from Fashionchick for a drink in the 5&33 bar.

Amsterdam Day 1 Amsterdam Day 1 Amsterdam Day 1 Amsterdam Day 1 We had such a laugh, but soon enough tummies started rumbling, so us four bloggers left the hotel for Prinsengracht and indulged on the hugest pancakes you could possibly imagine. They almost looked like Pizzas, and were exactly what we needed after a long day.

Amsterdam Day 1 Amsterdam Day 1 Amsterdam Day 1 Amsterdam Day 1 Luise and I were eager to visit the Anne Frank House after, so we hurried up with the food and made it just in time before they stopped letting in visitors. I didn’t take any pictures inside out of respect for the other visitors and simply because it was a very emotional experience for me too. If you ever visit Amsterdam, the Anne Frank House is a must. But be prepared to shed a tear or two…especially if you’ve read Anne Frank’s diary (which obviously you should, if you haven’t done so already).

Then we walked back to the hotel, said good night and weren’t heard of until the next morning.

  • Chrissabella

    Amsterdam looks so pretty and love all your cool pics xxx

    chrissabella.blogspot.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Thank you so much! Amsterdam is such a beautiful city! You definitely have to visit some time :) xx

  • http://www.herheadintheclouds.com Rachel

    Love these pictures & story, sounds like you had a really good time! :) It’s great to see Amsterdam through your eyes and camera :)

    Love, Rachel
    http://www.herheadintheclouds.com

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      Awe thanks Rachel! That means so much to me. Can’t wait to publish the rest of my pics…the next two weeks will be packed with Amsterdam impressions 😉 xx

  • #byLily

    Aaah… This is so nice to read and your pictures are amazing!! Showing the Amsterdam how I love it! Come back soon babe!! 😉

    Can’t wait to read the other articles <3

    X Lily

    • http://whatdefinesus.com/ Jasmin

      I’m so happy you like the article! I can’t wait to share the rest of the pics with you…I took so many 😉 Looking forward to see you soon in London :-*

      Jasmin xx