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Amsterdam | Travel Diary

“Some tourists think Amsterdam is a city of sin, but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.” - John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Spaarndammerstraat: A street in the north end of West Amsterdam. It used to be a factory workers' street but is now home to a variety of shops, green grocers, libraries and restaurants. It is a beautiful stop to stay of explore for the day for a little bit of quiet from the buzz of the centre. There is also some pretty amazing 20th-century Amsterdam School architecture up this way too.

9 Straatjes: Just behind the dam. Between Singel, Herengracht, Keizersgracht and Prinsengracht - 9 streets is known for being the city's most photogenic micro-neighbourhood. Bursting with vintage and designer shopping, speciality stores and cosy caf├ęs - I can spend an entire day wandering the streets.