I've been in Amsterdam a lot for work lately, so it's lucky it's a city I love. Every time I exit the central station and head down the Dam towards the office, it makes me smile to walk past the mix of canals, their typical houses, tourist trap stores, grand squares and impressive historical buildings.
The team and I were treated to a very nice Christmas dinner at Dikker & Thijs, a multi level restaurant and wine bar which oozes cosiness and yet classiness. The prosecco to start, and matching wines with every course, didn't hurt with adding a little extra jolliness to the meal either.
The carpaccio was stunning, and the trifle amazing - huge, but amazing. And the sweet muscatel they served with it was oh, so good.
Definitely worth a visit if you happen to be in Amsterdam - they work with fresh, seasonal produce, and the staff are attentive and welcoming. Even better if you can get someone else to foot the bill!