Four Days in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has to be one of my favorite places in the world. I have visited there many times, and each time I go I love it even more. The Dutch are absolutely lovely people, and we have never had a negative experience with anyone during our visits. The city is clean (compared to some other European cities) and filled with beautiful flowers. So, during our summer vacation we decided to spend 4 days and show our kids this beautiful city that we love so much. Until next time Amsterdam...

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Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

We rented a houseboat on the Amstel and biked all over the place.

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Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Every corner of the city has a unique and beautiful touch. It is hard not to take pictures of everything you see.

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Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

A lovely little flower shop tucked in one of the alleys in the city.

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Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

There are bikes everywhere, EVERYone bikes - from moms with two kids in the front basket to business people dressed in suits going to work.

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

One of our very own city bikers - always 100 meters ahead.

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

The absolutely gorgeous giant baskets of petunia had me every time. So beautiful and abundant.

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com

We biked with the kids all over the city, and although I was afraid at times that we were going to get hit by a car, or by another biker, it never happened because everyone is pretty respectful of one another and patient with city biking rookies like myself. So, we had a very fun time cruising around the city and seeing everything.

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Arasteh Underwood
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Arasteh Underwood
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

I loved stopping by the beautiful Albert Cuypmarkt close to where we were staying to buy some food and flowers.

Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Oriental poppies grow like weed in Amsterdam. I was envious and in awe!!

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Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

I took a quick trip with my youngest son to the amazing Rijksmuseum for some Dutch Masters while the others were waiting in the very long line for the Anne Frank Museum. We made it back just as they were getting in (2+ hours later).

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Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

On our walk to Rijksmuseum we encountered these beauties.

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Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com | Photography: Nathan Underwood / nruphoto.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com
Kiana Underwood / tulipina.com

Credits:

Photography, styling and design by Kiana Underwood Select photography by Nathan Underwood and Arasteh Underwood.