day 15: I went for dinner in Rose’s Cantina, a lovely restaurant in the city centre of Amsterdam. We go there a lot, not the least for their gorgeous cocktails. Tonight, I had a margerita on the rocks.
Day 16: my football team won the league this season, which is traditionally celebrated by a boatride through the canals of Amsterdam.
day 17: The day after Queensday my boyfriend and I finally bought racing bicycles. We had been planning to for a while, but we finally did it! Sunday morning the fifth we went for a ride through the north of Amsterdam, called Landelijk Noord (Rural North).
day 18: This might seem a bit of a weird picture, but if you look closely you can see a bird flying in the sky. During my lunch break I walked into the park, and I saw a stork fly. I realised I had never before seen a stork fly (city girl…) and I took a picture of it. Must say the picture is a lot less impressing than the actual sight.
day 19: Walking towards the train station for a work meeting in the Hague I past some girls in a boat. They had a rope tied to a tree on the side. Cuteness.
day 20: After a football match on a wednesday evening me and my team mates went to a bar in the east of Amsterdam, called Ruk en Pluk. I can’t say the bar has any class or style, but their ceiling is definitely the happiest and most decorative of all bars in Amsterdam.
day 21: Ascension day is a holiday in the Netherlands, so me and my boyfriends took our brand new bikes in the car to Drenthe, where my mum has a house. There we enjoyed a lovely bikeride of 46 km.
day 22: nom nom nom… home made curry for dinner
day 23: Wow I feel old saying this, but I was amazed by the picture below. Saturday afternoon I spent in Hanneke’s boom, a bar/cafe near central station. They have a great outdoor area where kids can play, but I guess kids these days prefer to stay in and play on their phones.
day 24: The perfect sunday! spoiling my skin with a face mask, I had my first tasty soy latte ever (a tip on the internet to add honey and cinnamon did the trick!), I drove over to my mum’s to deliver a gorgeous bouquet of flowers for mothersday, and I finished the day off with a delicious pasta with asparagus, Serrano ham, and pesto sauce.
day 25: my classy boyfriend, even when playing football 😉
day 26: Today I did something I have been wanting to do for the past 10 years. And finally it was possible again! Cycling through the Rijksmuseum passage! I was so excited!! The museum has been closed for 10 years for renovation, and now that it has finally opened everyone expected the passage to open again as well. But the director of the Rijksmuseum was a big pain in the *** in this issue, and used many excuses to block cyclists from the passage. Finally justice prevailed, and it might seem a small indifferent thing, but for me it really meant a lot to bike through the passage again. I went in with a smile, and came out with an even bigger one!
So the last 4 days of my challenge are approaching. It’s been a blast, and I will definitely keep trying to make pictures to supplement my blogposts.