I feel in love with Amsterdam on a trip while I was still at Uni. No doubt the weed and the Red Light district are mesmerising but what blew me away was the creativity of the place. The galleries, the relaxed culture, the very cool shops. How the women managed to look so elegant on the dutch bikes, which have no breaks by the way. To slow down you have to back peddle. I know I’ve nearly managed flattened a few of innocent people in my path.
This is where my love of leather jackets began. The national Dutch dress is virtually a biker jacket and I’d sit at a cafe people watching. The ‘Nine streets’ in Amsterdam is where all the vIntage and designer shops are and I would just spend hours looking through them all. The vintage shops in Amsterdam are very cool.
Everyone has a happy place and mine’s Amsterdam.