July 12, 2014

city (love of my) life.

just when i think we've discovered all there is in our city, she just keeps on surprising. it wasn't love at first sight when i arrived 2 years ago on my first trip to holland. fast forward 8 months and she was to be my new home. we've been going steady for at least a year and a half now and even on her off days, i love her. below are a few current favourites that i think you should know about.

check out her uber cool skyline.

this city loves its mint green architecture...as do i. 

the weekend market in town never disappoints for vintage finds. ever.

over in katendrecht you can find my favourite cafe POSSE and some fabulous warehouse architecture.

the view from the fenix food factory. home of great ciders, cheese and frites. nice view too.

my first trip to the zoo. never been a huge fan of them but this sanctuary supports a lot of cool creatures.

namely, these guys.

kralingen does good vintage...

and waterside views.

aloha bar at the iconic tropicana has sunsoaked views over the river...

and mint memories of its waterpark history.

let's not forget they have fabulous furniture worthy of joining my collection.

dim daily in the city is our favourite place to get a serving of some unbelievable laksa which we lovingly call, heaven in a bowl. the california roll is also the best in town.

one of my favourite stations in holland that now stands proudly as a popular roffa icon. she always looks stunning against a bright blue sky.

the pastel tones of the centraal station bike storage are like riding through a candy coloured dream.

the kralingse plas not only soaks you in nature but is only a 15 minute bike ride from the centre. i'm lucky enough to have this in my backyard.


Tess Maguire said...

makes me want to pack my bags!! beautiful!!


melania said...

This has me wanting to jump on a plane stat.

Expatmama said...

Love this! Looks like you and I did the reverse move, I grew up in Rotterdam but have been in Sydney for the past 7 years. Great to see your thoughts on my 'home town' :)