What to wear in sunny Amsterdam?

Does this sounds familiar? You are looking forward to go the city center of Amsterdam (or any other city in this country). But what should you wear?

Time is ticking

You’re standing in front of the mirror. You feel like that you wore half of your clothes yesterday. The other half you would actually never ever wear! You want to dress up for the occasion, but you don’t want to overdo it. What to do?

For all you expats in the Netherlands, Amsterdam is a vibrant city where you can freely express yourself. And you should do so. What better way to communicate your outfit?

Accessories to the rescue

With a few simple accessories, you can revive your entire wardrobe! A colourful shawl, loosely worn around your neck, gives you that fresh summer feeling.

What about wearing a belt? Forget about its original purpose! It can really beautifully accentuate your curves (and it therefor allows you to eat one more ice cream!)

Where to buy in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has many clothes stores. We recommend to start in the Kalverstraat. Not only does it host a myriad of fashion outlets, the people in the street itself offer you great inspiration. Looking for convenience or pressed for time? Go to a webshop.


TIP: How to roll up clothes in a suitcase

Going on holidays and always want to bring more clothes than fit in your suitcase. Fret no more. Here is the solution for you. Here is a great instruction video of how to roll up your clothes to fit in your suitcase. Finanly you can bring all (well, almost all) of your holidays clothes!


Which clothes to bring for the holidays?

Yes! I’m so much looking forward to the summer holidays. However, as the day comes near, I feel some stress. What clothes can I bring?

My advice

What I always do is, instead of thinking and thinking, is just to take my suit case, throw it on the bed and open it. Now things start to become more real for me. I select the clothes that I like. I make a separate pile of the ‘maybe’s’. Then I review it all.

Testing the possibilities

With the knowledge of the allowed weight of your luggage (if you’re flying), you can start packing. I always run into space issues, but when I roll up my clothes, a lot more fits in. Once I am satisfied, I put the clothes that didn’t make it back in the wardrobe.

Then, with an empty bed, I take out all the clothes again and place them nicely on the bed. I do this, so I can take a good photo of it. Yes, I will need to wear some of these clothes before I go on holidays! Sometimes, when I m in the mood, I make nice combinations and take a picture of that as well. Just as a reminder of the possibilities that I will have when I am abroad.

what are your clothing tips for holidays?


Fashion stores in Amsterdam

I love clothes shopping. As a local expat, you should know the best places to go to. Here is a list of cool funky fashion stores in Amsterdam:

1.Store: T.I.T.S , De Clercqstraat 78III Amsterdam

2.Store: DAAD, Singel 369 Amsterdam

3.Store: Brandy Melville, Leidsestraat 43 Amsterdam

4.Store: Tenue de Nimes, Elandsgracht 60 Amsterdam

5.Store: MOOK Pancakes, De Clercqstraat 34 Amsterdam

6.Store: Laundry Industry, Sint Luciƫnsteeg 18 Amsterdam

7.Store: Weekday, Rokin 84 Amsterdam 8.Store: DROOG, Staalstraat 7-A Amsterdam


Visit the World Fashion Centre in Amsterdam

The World Fashion Centre (WFC) is an inspiring environment where more than 300 fashion entreprenreurs hold shop. You can already sense the feeling of community and creativity in the WFC. The WFC offers more than just showrooms. It also has rooms for presentations and stock.

Get inspired and visit the WFC. There are flexwork places in the renewed central hall. Find comfortable seating and charge points for your mobile devices. Also, don’t forget to try the delicious cappucino from La Bella Vita Casto in tower three.

See you there?


Winter in Holland: dress comfortably!

Dutch winters can be dreary. How can you ever be prepared in terms of clothes? And I am not even speaking about fashion!

I found a great inspirational video that showcases some really beautiful combinations.