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Fiona Dang
May 30, 2014

After a few months of frequent trips outside of the Netherlands, I was ready to relax in and enjoy Amsterdam without having to readjust again.  This is the city I grew to love, and when I love something, I want to share it with people close to my heart.  So, I was incredibly excited to show a visiting friend my favorite spots as well as explore new activities and areas with him. He had recently finished his spring semester in Madrid with IES Abroad.  Thus, we shared our reflections and indulged ourselves with wonderful food, sightseeing, and company.

Taste of Amsterdam featured samples from culinary headliners. We watched a demonstration by James Oliver and received his signature dish of stingray for free. Yum!

Morning coffee at Coffee Bru before we begin our adventures.

A sunny day is a good day to bike around Amsterdam-Noord.

The public library recently opened its roof terrace where we received a great city view.

Along with Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House, we toured the exhibits and library of Rijksmuseum.

After our adventures for the day, we chatted and watched the sunset.

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<p><span style="color: rgb(29, 29, 29); font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; line-height: normal; background-color: rgb(237, 237, 237);">I am an art history and psychology major who decided to escape Southern California and explore the four seasons in rural Williams College. I love engaging in spontaneous adventures and finding great spots off the beaten path. I enjoy viewing and creating travel and food albums. Wish me luck in finding the perfect scarf and all the European cheeses!</span></p>

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