Saturday, November 24, 2012


I won't bore you with too many words but we had a wonderful time and we already can't wait to go back. Now with some photos!

One thing I have wanted to try since going to Amsterdam the first time in 2008 is Maoz falafel. Tom and I really are not the fine dining type, so street food and things that are quick and easy are more our style. Here is the awesome news, Tom tried falafel...and he LOVED it. We actually ended up at Maoz twice!

Falafel and fries with mayo at Maoz today. We walked 10 miles so we can handle some fried goodness! #Amsterdam #maoz

Delicious and 50 feet from our hotel. #Amsterdam #burgerbar
I also became a little obsessed with this burger place that was on our street, it was always busy and now I know why. You pick the style of beef you want, toppings and then they cook it up right in front of you.

I am in love with Burger Bar
Not the best photo, but one of the best burgers I have ever had.

Pancake Bakery
Of course we got the traditional Dutch pancakes, mine was cheese and pineapple and Tom's was tomato, onion and bacon.

Smoked salmon and scrambled egg sandwich with sour cream and chives
Not the best photo but this is one of the best things I had there, a smoked salmon, scrambled egg sandwich with sour cream and fresh chives. So simple, but so full of flavor.

And now some scenery pics, and then a photo of one of the very best things I have ever ate in my life...

Sunshine on the canal


decorated building

Rijks Museum

cool building on a canal

Magere Burg aka Skinny Bridge


Finally, the meal I am going to dream about, first of all, here is the view from where we ate...

View at lunch #Amsterdam

And this is what I got... my delicious beef carpaccio

Beef carpaccio with shaved parmesan, pine nuts, arugula and truffle mayonaise served on fresh bread. Seriously, one of the best things I have ever had in my life. I hope you enjoyed all the photos and I will be back to regular blogging soon.


  1. Oh my god what amazing photos! Looks like you had a great time. That last meal looks incredible. And hey - I didn't know there was Maoz in Amsterdam! We have it here in NYC as well - love their falafel.

  2. OH WOW!!!!!!

    It is hard to fathom all those great dishes in such a short time - but I'd want to try each and every one -

    Of course, it is missing two wild and khrazy guys ;-)

  3. Looks wonderful and brings back lovely memories of our time in Amsterdam years ago. Food looks beyond delicious

  4. Your photos are wonderful. We love the street food when we travel and have sampled a country's most delicious foods this way. That beef carpaccio looks amazing. Amsterdam is on my list of places I must visit.

  5. Welcome back! First of all, the views are stunning! And wow, that last meal does look amazeballs.

    I am with you - while a fancy dinner is nice every once in a while, street food would be more my thing too.

  6. I love your photos!! Looks like such a gorgeous place. Welcome home!

  7. That last shot is truly mouth watering! The burger looks tasty too. Amsterdam is on my bucket list... it looks like a beautiful place.

  8. All that food looks so good. That's how I like to eat too. It sounds like Tom is tasting more and more things :) The scenery is gorgeous, I can see why you love it there. The one photo with the windows lit up is so pretty. Oh, and the last picture, it does look heavenly :)

  9. Yay for Tom and yay for the beautiful scenery and lovely food! It sounds like foodie heaven. I can see why you're already ready to go back.

  10. All the food looks magnificent, esp. the beef! Amsterdam is a magnificent place too! I love, love it and your photos are great. It all amazed me when I was there and street food is some of the best!!!