anna brones

writer + artist + activist

Posts Tagged ‘Amsterdam

5 Favorite Coffee Spots in Amsterdam

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Amsterdam Cafes by Anna Brones

Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities, and not just for the bikes. There’s something about being surrounded by water that just makes me feel at home. You ride along the canals, your bicycle bumping over the occasional cobblestones and you can literally feel the pace of life slowing down.

On a recent weekend trip I made it a mission to track down good coffee (as usual). In fact I was so committed to my mission that half an hour after getting off the train I as sitting at local coffee roaster Headfirst drinking a filter coffee. If you’re committed, you’re committed.

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August 27, 2014 at 09:49

Friday Photo: Red Boats

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Jordaan District, Amsterdam.

 

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September 21, 2012 at 09:26

Friday Photo: Flickr Me

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File this one under “graffiti that confuses me but that I still find intriguing.”

Taken near NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam. 

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August 17, 2012 at 18:01

Friday Photo: Bike Shadow

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A sunny day in Amsterdam.

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August 10, 2012 at 08:35

Recipe: Gluten Free Dutch Appeltaart with Cardamom

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I was destined to fall in love with the appeltaart.

When I travel I have a tendency to fall for local foods. It may be the most basic of foods in that location, but when you’re an outsider, it’s exotic. And so I identify a local dish that’s easy to find in a variety of places and I order it wherever I go. It could be called a weird travel quirk, but when you find a local food that you love and you stick with it.

And so it was with the appeltaart.

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August 6, 2012 at 16:23

Friday Photo: Organic Market

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An afternoon stroll with no plans and no destination can lead to good things.

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August 3, 2012 at 12:22

Friday Photo: A Corner of Bikes

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Bike store, bikes parked, bike graffiti… there’s no better city for bike love than Amsterdam.

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July 27, 2012 at 00:05