13_beachThought it best to check out the beach closest to Amsterdam ‘Zandvoort’ before things started to turn chilly. Here we have Amber, Andrea and Cam sheltering from the wind. We also found a ‘beach bar’ in Haarlem on the way back called ‘de cap’ which is worth a peruse, tasty pizzas on offer and all the beers.

Brunch and dinns

07_andreaSocial Sunday took me to Andrea’s place for a marvellous lunch of French toast, poached peaches and balsamic strawberries – ka pai Andrea!

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02_dewaterkantGood time to check out the newly opened establishment ‘Waterkant’ not far from our place, great spot for beers in the sun by a canal.

Family bike riding


Here we have Cam on the bikes with his uncle Steve and aunty Chris as we explored old west Amsterdam.

Bakers & Roasters

25_bakersHad a most delectable first breakfast at Bakers and Roasters, an NZ cafe in Amsterdam with mum, Emma and Bex – the latter who was soon to depart to San Francisco!

Durgerdam bike riding


Here we have mum and I, resting by the ferry on the way back from Durgerdam…

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Team breakfast

23_simonssonSo lovely to have both mum (taking the photo) and Simonsson at our place for breakfast! Took this photo to say hi to Sam Ivey on her birthday.

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Simonsson in Amsterdam!


Very happy to collect this lovely lady from the bus stop – Emma Simonsson!

Food trucks


Mum enjoying the tasty treats on offer at food truck night on Ten Kate markt. It was my first visit but will not be the last (hope it is still going for a while!). SO many delicious options!