Thursday, September 08, 2011

European Escapade – Last Day in Amsterdam!

I am almost done with my European Escapade … yes almost but not quite there yet! We are now on the last day of my Amsterdam adventure with B before heading back to Malaysia the next day. I will blog about our journey back home next week and that will be the last of my European Escapade.

View outside our hotel

Bikes and more bikes

I want to thank all my readers who have been following my travel stories, which I hope have inspired you thus far, to perhaps head over to Europe for a vacation too one fine day. Don’t forget to book your hotels and accommodation early especially if you’re looking to stay in beautiful apartments in Paris or any other exotic cities in Europe. Early bird gets the worm so hurry and book your flight tickets and accommodation early for the best rates and deals.

Back to my last day in
Amsterdam with darling hubby B, we decided to devote our final day to pure entertainment, dining and relaxing. We also wanted to get back to the hotel early after our day out since there was still the matter of packing and seeing that we had to catch the morning train to the airport, punctuality was of uppermost importance.

Our hotel


Our day started with breakfast at our favourite Wok to Walk before exploring the city. We mostly took pictures, had coffee al fresco, stopped by the casino for one last goodbye, shopped last minute for souvenirs and basically chilled out in Amsterdam with the rest of the city folk and other tourists. Smiley

After breakfast

Enjoying Amsterdam al fresco

Let's play some slots!

Bye-bye casino!

Too bad I lost!

I can’t get over how gorgeous the homes and accommodation are in Amsterdam especially the apartment buildings overlooking the canal. They remind me so much of the beautiful Paris apartments I spotted online yesterday. Can you imagine waking up to such a gorgeous view every day? rindu

Homes overlooking the canal

I wanna live here!

More gorgeous homes

Last day out in Amsterdam

Goodbye Amsterdam

For lunch, I was in the mood for Italian food so we walked around and around searching for the best looking Italian restaurant before finally settling on one.

Should we have pizza?

Pastry puffs?

How about this resto?

Or this one?

It was a wonderful choice and we had a nice lunch here. Inside, the ambiance was extremely inviting and the dim lighting enhanced the sheer romance and magic of my last day with B in Amsterdam. Smiley

I choose this resto!

Shall we?

Cosy Dining


The bread and garlic butter was simply divine, and it came free with our meal. We ordered sparkling apple juice and pasta, which made for a delightfully tasty late lunch! Smiley


Apple Juice

Warm and tasty garlic bread

Shall we drink?


After lunch, we walked some more, shopped some more and eventually took another yummy break when it started to drizzle. Smiley

Souvenir Store

Cheese Shop

I ♥ Cheese

Raining in Amsterdam

Last minute souvenir shopping

We took shelter inside a small pizza place, which had the most delightful array of delicious pizzas! I already had pasta earlier but I guess my craving for Italian food was still unfulfilled and chose a huge slice of margherita pizza! Smiley

Wow, I want them all!

Cheesy Delight!

Yum Yum!

The sun was coming down and we were dead beat from all the walking around. It was time to walk back to our hotel to pack and rest up for our journey back home the next day. Before that however, we stopped at a Croissanterie to bring home some yummy goodies. We also had to make one last stop at the delicious Amsterdam Fries for some yummy Fries!

Snack Time

What to buy, what to buy?

Pizza Parlour

Holland Fries

I can' remember the sauce we chose!

On the way back to our hotel

Next week, you will see us bidding farewell to
Amsterdam as we savoured the last few hours of being in this amazing city so stay tuned for my final European Escapade post! Smiley

-FCC Scoreboard points for my first THREE commenters-


bluedreamer27,  September 09, 2011 4:17 AM

heya Marzie.. whoa this is an early post :)

bluedreamer27,  September 09, 2011 4:18 AM

Thanks God I'm still awake hahaha I made the chop muwahahaha :-D

bluedreamer27,  September 09, 2011 4:20 AM

I guess we should be the one thanking you for touring us around in such a wonderful place
thank you for sharing your adventures to us :) :)

bluedreamer27,  September 09, 2011 4:22 AM

those are cheese??? haha I wonder how long will it take me to consume one LOL

bluedreamer27,  September 09, 2011 4:23 AM

I'm looking forward to the last EE.. woohooo.. I wish I can travel someday and share my own adventures too ^_^

Mariuca,  September 09, 2011 5:40 AM

BD FC1! :* :* :* Ha ha early post? It took me two days just to finish editing my pics lol! :-D :-D

Mariuca,  September 09, 2011 5:40 AM

Yay still awake at 540 am? Wow, good morning for real BD! 8-) 8-) 8-)

Mariuca,  September 09, 2011 5:41 AM

Oh thanks so much for saying that BD, u are sweet! It has been a pleasure sharing my travel adventure with you guys! :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  September 09, 2011 5:59 AM

Ha ha yeah and I didn't buy any f course, how to bring back home right? He he but I do love cheese, yum! :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  September 09, 2011 6:02 AM

I'm sure you will be travelling to faraway places too one day BD, then I wanna see ur pics and read your stories too! :* :* :*

Caroline Ng,  September 09, 2011 10:59 AM

:* :* :*

Nessa Henry J,  September 09, 2011 11:06 AM

oh gosh! if i ever live in Amsterdam id be huge like a dam!! Hahahaha

the food is just sinful la... banyaknya makanan best esp. the pastries. the fries... omg... i havent tasted fries in centuries... argggh!! :-E :-E >:o >:o :'( :'(

Can't believe it has been a year... wow, has it been that long?? Time reali flies huh. and how do u ever have the energy to edit crop and then susun2 the pics in order? id have fainted at the 5th pic. I am sooooooo lazy to blog nowadays. Thank god for very rajin blog buddies who still loyally blogs.. :-D :-D :*

Happy Friday my dear!

LadyJava,  September 09, 2011 11:09 AM

OMG.. just woke up and saw all the food... hungers now.. lol!!!
best lah your pictures from vacay... me loves Amsterdam also... hehhe

Caroline Ng,  September 09, 2011 11:19 AM

wakey wakey dearie!!! :-D :-D :-D

Caroline Ng,  September 09, 2011 11:20 AM

i dare not to just walk in for hotels cz scare end up no rooms available!! LOL! summore so far from home right?? it is a must to do reservation in advance to secure place to stay!! =-X =-X

Caroline Ng,  September 09, 2011 11:21 AM

hahaha so did u enjoyed and won lots in casino??? :-D :-D

Caroline Ng,  September 09, 2011 11:22 AM

uh oh! lost?? =-O =-O hopefully not too much! :)

Caroline Ng,  September 09, 2011 11:23 AM

ohyes! i oso wanna stay there!! like the canal view! :*

Caroline Ng,  September 09, 2011 11:24 AM

so many place to eat and hard to choose right?? :-P :-P

Caroline Ng,  September 09, 2011 11:25 AM

foods look soo yummylicious!! i want some can?? :( :(

Caroline Ng,  September 09, 2011 11:27 AM

ok holland fries look soo delicious there!! is it something like ireland's potato at here?? =-O =-O

Monica,  September 09, 2011 12:39 PM

:* :* :* :*

Monica,  September 09, 2011 12:41 PM

morning sweetie! eh so fast last day in Amsterdam edi.. =-O =-O

Monica,  September 09, 2011 12:48 PM

i like the apartment! imagine..having breakfast out on the balcony overlooking the awesome right!? haha 8-) 8-) 8-)

Monica,  September 09, 2011 12:54 PM

i want pizza and holland fries! arhh now i am hungry :-P :-P

Monica,  September 09, 2011 12:55 PM

looking forward reading ur final EE post sweetie..woohoo! :* :* :*

Monica,  September 09, 2011 12:56 PM

btw, did u receive my email? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW*

eastcoastlife,  September 10, 2011 12:54 AM

Hi Maurica! 8-)

eastcoastlife,  September 10, 2011 12:54 AM

The cheese shop looks awesome! I love cheese!

eastcoastlife,  September 10, 2011 12:55 AM

Those pastries are so tempting. I would grow fat if I live in Amsterdam. hahaha....

eastcoastlife,  September 10, 2011 12:56 AM

I hope to tour Europe one day. It would be a fun and interesting experience. Have a lovely weekend!

Mariuca,  September 10, 2011 5:46 AM

:) :) LJ FC2!

Mariuca,  September 10, 2011 5:47 AM

:* :* :* Caroline FC3!!

Mariuca,  September 10, 2011 5:48 AM

Thanks for the EE chop peeps, happy weekend! 8-) 8-)

MaxiVelasco,  September 12, 2011 5:05 AM

Hello Marzie! I really want to fly to Amsterdam, too. Maybe one day with Bebe :)

MaxiVelasco,  September 12, 2011 5:06 AM

You've had two dinners? An earlier one and then, pizza? Then, you had those fries. Oh my! Yum yum!

MaxiVelasco,  September 12, 2011 5:07 AM

I also want to travel to Paris. That's on our wishlist, too. I wonder when I'll be able to visit all countries in Europe. Hmmm..

Have a great week, Marzie! :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  September 12, 2011 6:58 AM

Thanks LJ, we love Amsterdam too, hope to return one fine day... *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* :* :*

Mariuca,  September 12, 2011 6:58 AM

Morning Caroline! :* :*

Mariuca,  September 12, 2011 7:00 AM

Hey Nessa, thanks for stopping by! Yeah one year since my European Escapade, and yup it took me that long to ALMOST complete my EE posts ha ha... =-X =-X :-[ :-[

Yeah! The food was truly awesome there, I gotta say and I took this last day in Amsterdam to truly enjoy some yummy delights.. mmg sedap la the fries and the pastries... mmg cannot diet there! Have a great week sweetie.. :* :* :*

Mariuca,  September 12, 2011 7:01 AM

That is correct sweetie, we all also would never go without anywhere without prior booking especially if it's obersea kan? ;) ;)

Mariuca,  September 12, 2011 7:02 AM

I wish!! But I had lotsa fun of coz yay! :* :* :-$ :-$ :-$

Mariuca,  September 12, 2011 7:02 AM

He he he he... no comment! =-X =-X =-X =-X

Mariuca,  September 12, 2011 7:03 AM

So romantic right? How la to find awesome homes like that here, ada kah? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* :-$ :-$

Mariuca,  September 12, 2011 7:03 AM

Yes as it is, I am fickle-minded so mmg susah to decide where to eat! :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  September 12, 2011 7:03 AM

LOL so cute, of coz can! Happy eating! :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  September 12, 2011 7:05 AM

I'm not sure cause haven't tried the Ireland potato! Nice kah? *DONT_KNOW* *DONT_KNOW* :-P :-P

Mariuca,  September 12, 2011 7:05 AM

:* :* :* :* Monica!

Mariuca,  September 12, 2011 7:06 AM

LMAO sure or nooooooot fast?? He he yup last day in Amsterdam oh no... so sad! :'( ;) ;)

Mariuca,  September 12, 2011 7:07 AM

Totally ohsem Mon, sure I'll wake up 'early' just to have brekkie out on the balcony every day! :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  September 12, 2011 7:07 AM

Oh yeah, I got ur email sweetie, thanks! :-D :-D

Mariuca,  September 12, 2011 7:08 AM

Both pizza and fries were awesome, so yummy, so cheesy so tasty, I want them all right now too! =-O =-X ;) ;) ;)

Mariuca,  September 12, 2011 7:09 AM

Final EE post this week and then I am truly done! Kamon me!! =-X =-X :-D :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  September 12, 2011 7:09 AM

Hi ECL! :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  September 12, 2011 7:09 AM

Hi-five, I too love cheese! :-D :-D :-D

Mariuca,  September 12, 2011 7:10 AM

You get fat?? Sure or noooot.. he he.. yeah yummy food everywhere we turned, it was hard to resist and glad we got to taste the best of Amsterdam while we were there, YAY! :* :* :*

Mariuca,  September 12, 2011 7:11 AM

I hope u get to go to Europe too one day sweetie and I know you will have a blast! 8-) 8-) 8-)

Mariuca,  September 12, 2011 7:12 AM

Hi Maxi! Oh u gotta go since it's close to your current location right? What are u waiting for? Hurry book ur flight ha ha ha.... :* :* :*

Mariuca,  September 12, 2011 7:13 AM

I had plenty of food Maxi, from morning to night oh no! Ha ah ha ha!
On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 5:07 AM, Echo <

Mariuca,  September 12, 2011 7:14 AM

Paris oh Paris... me too dreaming of romantic Paris... perhaps one day...
On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 5:08 AM, Echo <

Thristhan,  September 13, 2011 6:40 PM

All those cheese and delicious food, who wouldnt want to stay there forever :). I still remember my times in UK, it was probably the best 2 years of my life.

Shemah Sham,  September 21, 2011 10:03 AM

I wanna live there too!! The houses... so quaint! Overlooking the canal some more. the weather, the food oh glorious food.. everything about Amsterdam seems soooo amazing! :) I wish I would be able to go there one day. ;)

Hahahahah betul kan I said.. almost every post got gambar pastries!! Ohhh so lovely. After this, tgk bakeries kat sini... terus hampeh!! LOL! :)

Those Holland fries make me hungryyyyyy right now. :( Not to mention that Pizza!!! Adoiiiii!!

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