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A Sunday In Amsterdam

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Sunday was the perfect Indian Summer day. As last week was pretty cold and we had to turn on the heating again, I pulled all my chunky warm sweaters out of the closet. I’m the kind of person that is always cold so I love to dress up as warm as I can. Yesterday however, the sun came out and the temperature was suddenly hitting the 18 degrees. It was the perfect weather for a long walk outside so we decided to take the train to Amsterdam and walk along the canals. The trees along the canals are slowly changing colours and you can already spot some beautiful tints of yellow, orange, brown and even red.
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The light was gorgeous, the sun at a low angle creating these beautiful long shadows. I love to walk down these narrow streets full with parked bikes. It is this time of the year that Amsterdam is looking it’s prettiest. number-27urban-garden

Urban gardens are found on almost every corner and I always have to stop and look at them. egelantiersgrachtcat-egelantiersgracht

The Egelantiersgracht and Bloemgracht are two of my favourite canals in Amsterdam. They are smaller than the big ones, less touristy and so pretty. Spotted this cat at the Egelangtiersgracht enjoying himself while observing the life around him.life-on-the-canalsmonks-coffee-roasters

We walked all the way to Amsterdam West where we stumbled upon a fairly new coffee spot called Monks Coffee Roasters. We drank a cappuccino, shared a piece of caramel shortbread and flipped through some books that were lying around. The interior at Monks is industrial but cozy. The owner happened to be Australian and very friendly and the coffee was really good so go visit if you’re in the neighbourhood! (Bilderdijkstraat 46)cart-monks-coffee-roasters

September In Photos

A collection of photo’s that I posted on my Instagram in September:
carrotcake-at-berryOn the first Saturday of September we went to Amsterdam and had coffee and carrot cake at Berry. Secretly wanted to steal that plate!pilea-from-wildernisThat same Saturday I also finally found a Pilea peperomioides at my favourite place to shop for plants: Wildernis. It grows really fast so I’m probably able to take some cuttings from it next week (and start my new pilea family).livingstone-coffee-amersfoortamersfoortRene works from home 1 day every week so instead of working from home we went to Amersfoort. We worked at Livingstone Coffee, a lovely small coffee place in the heart of the city center. It was very quiet and relaxed (a very nice change compared to Amsterdam or Utrecht) and we both got a lot of work done.mornings-in-bedAt this time of the year, I love to have coffee or tea in bed in the mornings. On bright days the sun enters our bedroom in the morning and I love to wake up to the warm sunlight.fig-seasonFig season started this month and they are my favourite breakfast compared with yoghurt and honey roasted granola.living-room-lightIn the afternoon the sunlight hits our living room and it always amazes me how fast the light changes in September. It’s getting much sharper and I really love it.rozet-arnhemTalking about sharp light. I took this photo when we went to Arnhem to visit my sister. These are the stairs of Rozet, the big library in Arnhem. I used to live in Arnhem (from 2007 till 2010) and I was amazed by how much has changed.