if amsterdam were a person, i think perhaps she would be that very pretty, well-dressed human who is nice to just about everyone. who is easy to talk to, enjoys throwing gatherings, and probably has a family farm in connecticut that dates back many generations {but you're really not quite sure}. sometimes you wish she'd tell you what she really thought or say the f word. other times you are so very grateful for the quaintness of her company. 
food in amsterdam i ate and loved.
fries at vleminckx
herring sandwich at rob wigboldis vishandel
krokets at febo
pâté + cherry beer at die zotte
ice cream at ijscuypje
bitterballen at café de engelbewaarder
everything at café de koe
gevulde koeken {almond paste cookies!!} everywhere