Ice cubes clink into glasses. Bicycle bells clang. Nothing could sound better today on the sun-dappled banks of the Prinsengracht.
Beginning at Brouwersgracht, just west of Centraal Station and arching around the Canal Ring between Prinsengracht and Lijnbaansgraacht and up to Leidesgracht, The Jordaan’s narrow canal-side streets are filled with trendy cafés, art galleries and some of the best outdoor markets in the Netherlands.
The most well-known of these, Noordermarkt, holds a flea market on Monday mornings and an organic farmers’ market each Saturday.
Meanwhile, the side-streets running south of Westerstraat have recently developed a strong culinary reputation with some of the city’s most fashionable restaurants setting up home here.
$180 – zadig-et-voltaire.com
$21 – oasis-stores.com
$105 – nelly.com
Love all the bikes at the canal. Cute outfit too! Love the Keds.
Yeah, the bicycles really do at that picture-post card quality!
Love love love Amsterdam and was so surprised with how hip it has become in recent years. You had me at Keds 😉 I have lots (a childhood and teenage staple in Portugal) and still wear them!
I love a good gray t-shirt on any lunch! 🙂
Ah yes, a true wardrobe staple
I like the sunglasses, but I am not sure the rest of the items would quite fit my style. Lovely pictures of Ansterdam.
Who knows Ted – isn’t it all about the accessories after all…;)
looks like an outfit perfect for NYC too. LOVE the colorful bucket of stars.
Definitely! I know – thought they were cute too:)
ugh wanna be eating lunch by that canal so badly. bring us with with next time?
sure thing – I’m sure an Amstel could be arranged 😉
Ahhh, I so want to go to Amsterdam! Love that canal-side house!
The canal-side houses are so impressive Francesca, in fact was surprised by how beautiful the city’s architecture is in general.