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Just a few things… I saw, I lusted, I conquered… :-)
This is the last part of our Amsterdam journey. I would like to recommend a personal favourite: Pathé Tuschinski, which is a movie theater commissioned by Abraham Icek Tuschinski in 1921.
“The interior and exterior are a spectacular mix of styles, as designed by Hijman Louis de Jong; Amsterdam School, Jugendstil, Art Nouveau and Art Deco. The main auditorium hosts many premieres of Dutch films. It is considered as one of the most beautiful cinemas in the world.”Be sure to catch a movie at Pathé Tuschinski when you are in Amsterdam, you won’t be disappointed. ;-)
It’s getting cold quickly, we are in mid-August but the temperature is below 20°C during the day! Heavy rain showers change to sunshine in almost every hour makes it only worse. Well, when the weather sucks, having a cup of warm tea is always a good idea. :-)
I am actually a plain Chinese green tea type of gal, but the favoured ones from Theodor are just too good to resist. It smells heavenly the moment you open the tin, a poetic treat to both mind & soul. Try it if you haven’t, I’m sure you’ll gonna love it.
Where do you prefer to stay when you travel? When we are on vacation with the small one, apartment is my no. 1 choice, however when we are on our own, I always wanted something special, something that is not only just a hotel room.
The Breitner House in Amsterdam is such a gem. It offers two suites: George Breitner suite & Isaac Israels suite, both got their names since they have been home to these two amazing dutch painters back then. The suites are spacious with tastefully picked antique furnitures & fine arts, it’s more like entering a museum instead of a suite.
Our staying was such a pleasure for eye and heart. Not only because the impeccable suite itself, but also its charming & classy owner: Camilla & Guido, who greeted us like old friends, treated us with one of a kind breakfasts and made our stay so beautiful and so unforgettable.
We had a three day getaway to Amsterdam, a city I always wanted to explore in Summer (have been there in Winter before). It turned out to be a wonderful experience, I absolutely adore the liberal spirt of this marvellous place, the warmth of the ppl, the fantastic food, let alone the art & beauty the city itself has to offer.
If you want to admire the Dutch master’s works, these famous paintings from Asselijn, Vermeer, Bollongier, Rembrandt, van Gogh… there are plenty of museums to visit; if you want to go out at night, there are countless cool pubs/bars to step into; if you want to make a city tour, rent a bike or simply hop on a boat; if you want to go shopping, take a stroll to the 9 streets area (De 9 Straatjes)… So I am not going to name any addresses here, but I do want to share two things about Amsterdam which are IMHO not only breathing-taking beautiful, but definitely worth the visit. Stay tuned! ;-)