Comments on: Amsterdam http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/amsterdam/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:18:46 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: CarolineZ http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-371628 CarolineZ Sun, 05 Aug 2012 15:20:21 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10990#comment-371628 Thans for this lovely post about my hometown!

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By: Sarah Paisley http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-370182 Sarah Paisley Fri, 27 Jul 2012 15:24:03 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10990#comment-370182 I just found your site after hearing your interview with Classical 89, and I had a question for you. What are you doing for your children’s schooling while you are in France?

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By: Molly Hyde-Caroom http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-369099 Molly Hyde-Caroom Tue, 24 Jul 2012 07:06:17 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10990#comment-369099 I love your inspirational posts! We have visited several of the same spots but we would really like to visit Amsterdam this fall! Usually, we rent a flat so that we can make some of our own meals, etc. Would you mind sharing the area you stayed in? I will be there on my own with 3 children and I like to be sure I pick a safe area. Thank you in advance for all of your blog posts! You have such beautiful pictures and visit some wonderful places. What a find for someone like me lucky enough to live here in Europe for a while!

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By: Jet http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-365507 Jet Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:36:20 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10990#comment-365507 Hi dear DesignMom!

reading your post on Amsterdam has been fun! As a dutch woman myself I thought it would be nice to tell you that there is a children’s song that says: “..Amsterdam that big city, has been build on poles..” so it’s really the other way around, as you will probably know. The water was there first and the city build in and around it!
In Belgium, if you’re still over here (in Europe I mean) it’s also worth wile visiting Antwerpen as well as Brussels en Brugge! And maybe The Ardennes, we love hiking and vacationing there! All the best where ever you are and go,

Jet

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By: Marjolein http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-365007 Marjolein Wed, 20 Jun 2012 11:11:11 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10990#comment-365007 This was posted a long time ago haha, I know. But I wanted to leave a comment anyway.
I’m glad you had a wonderful time in Amsterdam with your family. I was born in the Netherlands (the east side) and I’ve been living here for 19 years now. I love reading these stories about all the crazy (which seem so normal to me) things tourists see. Bikes for example, are literally the most normal thing in my life. Many dutch people count their bike as their most valuable possession haha! Sometimes I see tourists riding their rental bike through town and it’s so adorable to see. Very cautious, very scared to fall. While we dutchies ride our bikes at high speed, often without hands.
And I think it’s so funny many people don’t know Indonesia was a colony of the Netherlands. For us, that’s common knowledge. It’s all over the history books we read at high school haha.
Anyway, I loved your story about Amsterdam and I hope you’ll come back someday :)

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By: Susan (5 Minutes for Mom) http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-357303 Susan (5 Minutes for Mom) Wed, 16 May 2012 23:23:54 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10990#comment-357303 What amazing opportunities you are giving your lucky children. (And gorgeous photos!)

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By: Gabriel Lopez http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-357267 Gabriel Lopez Wed, 16 May 2012 20:03:39 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10990#comment-357267 While we’re in Europe this summer, we are going to try to fly up to Amsterdam. Your post inspired me to make it happen. If we don’t go to Holland, I think we might fly down to Morocco.

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By: Rebeca http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-346234 Rebeca Wed, 07 Mar 2012 04:55:58 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10990#comment-346234 I went to Amsterdam last fall with my family and we really enjoyed the city…The canals, the streets… everything is very unique. We took the kids to NEMO and we ate the famous pannenkoeken ;) We also took pictures in front of the I AMSTERDAM letters…it was so much fun!
We visited the Anne Frank’s museum (Did you know that there is a permanent exhibit with a replica of the Anne Frank’s house here in Atlanta, GA?) ;-)
During our trip to Holland we also visited Leiden, Delft and Gouda…
I won’t forget about the bikes! I was really impressed by the amount of bikes…

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By: Rae http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-345171 Rae Thu, 01 Mar 2012 13:26:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10990#comment-345171 You have a very cute family!

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By: Hadi Tjia http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-344485 Hadi Tjia Sat, 25 Feb 2012 08:03:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10990#comment-344485 I know yr website just now … Love to read your travel story … We went to Amsterdam sept 2011 … well actually just drop by during our tour to several European country .. We are leaving in Indonesia.. Maybe someday you want to go to and write about it ..for many people Bali maybe is more well known than Indonesia … Well actually Bali is just small part of many beautiful places in Indonesia …. Happy traveling ..

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By: Woman Formerly Known As Beautiful http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-343905 Woman Formerly Known As Beautiful Thu, 23 Feb 2012 03:44:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10990#comment-343905 What I love about traveling to foreign climes is how the exotic nature brings us an immediacy that we wouldn’t have in familiar environs. Somehow our five senses (and perhaps our sixth) are sharpened and alert. We see architecture and humanity in rarefied, sharp relief. We smell new scents that will forever bind us to that specific place and time. When we eat in restaurants with unfamiliar tastes we are bound forever to that flavor in that space. Travel and stepping out of our comfort zones is as important as steeping ourselves in the familiarity of our ancestral climes. Can you tell I’ve been eating unfamiliar chocolates and drinking bombastic wine?? (Yes I know I’ve used “bombastic” out of context, but it’s such a good word!) Thank you for providing me with my reveries.

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By: Hinke http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-272733 Hinke Fri, 27 May 2011 16:32:07 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10990#comment-272733 Hi, as an Amsterdam girl I would just like to remark that those hooks you saw on Amsterdam homes were used in buildings up until the 19th century. 20th Century Dutch homes don’t have them.

Looking at the location of your hotel you probably had the Indonesian food at ‘Kantjil en de Tijger’ in the Spuistraat? And it might have been the ‘rijsttafel’ with offers small samples of different dishes :-) I love rijsttafels.

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By: Missy W http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-272108 Missy W Tue, 24 May 2011 05:14:05 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10990#comment-272108 My favorite part of this post are the pix of your two oldest kiddos holding onto Baby June. Such love in their faces!

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By: Caryn http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-272060 Caryn Mon, 23 May 2011 15:12:56 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10990#comment-272060 Oh those shoes! Are they comfortable? The last saddles shoes I tried hurt my feet so much but these look awesome!

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By: Sascha http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-272033 Sascha Mon, 23 May 2011 01:11:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10990#comment-272033 Oh The Five Flies! I went there with my dad and Oma when I was a little girl. They had a fat cat walking around the restaurant. I love that about Holland. Animals welcome everywhere. My mom was born in Amsterdam just after the war. Quite a different place now. Anyway, I love reading your posts about traveling/living in Europe with a large family. I sure wish I had the guts.

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By: Jennifer James http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-272017 Jennifer James Sun, 22 May 2011 15:22:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10990#comment-272017 I love your photos! I have always longed to visit Amsterdam. I’ll be passing through briefly on my way to Kenya this summer but sadly will only see the airport. Must plan a trip there! Thanks for the photos.

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By: Hayley http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-272012 Hayley Sun, 22 May 2011 12:51:10 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10990#comment-272012 I feel in love with Amsterdam too! I’m finishing up my year abroad in Germany and it’s a quick 2 hour train ride away, I’ve been 3 times already, and am going again this Friday. I absolutely love the flowers, shopping, history, and culture :)

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By: Anne http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-271727 Anne Fri, 20 May 2011 02:48:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10990#comment-271727 I knew Amsterdam was serious about their bicycles when I saw an American-sized parking garage exclusively for bikes! What amazed me is how creative they are at carrying not only bags/groceries but multiple kids as well on their bicycles. I only wish they all wore helmets!

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By: Becca http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-271668 Becca Fri, 20 May 2011 00:16:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10990#comment-271668 Speaking of bikes, did you see the bucket bikes and crazy bike seats? I saw 4 kids on the mom’s bike without a bucket! Just strapped on there, and one of the kids had to be 10. I thought instantly of what I would have told that huge kid if he were mine: “get your own bike, kid!” I am still dreaming about getting a bucket bike to take the kids to school where we live in Connecticut…..

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By: Frumptastic http://www.designmom.com/2011/05/amsterdam/comment-page-1/#comment-271269 Frumptastic Thu, 19 May 2011 17:11:33 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=10990#comment-271269 Before our little guy was born, we took a trip through Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. I would love to go to Amsterdam! It seems similar to some of the major cities we visited. sCopenhagen and Stockholm especially had a ton of bikes and bike lanes. As a tourist, it was tricky figuring out when to cross and where to walk but I love the idea of biking everywhere. I wish the US would get on board!

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