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An Amsterdam Eatinerary

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Amsterdam is a city most people visit for just a few days. For some people visiting Amsterdam is a spur of the moment decision, for others a trip they’ve been planning for a long time. Whatever kind of traveler you are, it can be hard to find your way around Amsterdam. There is so much going on: bikes everywhere, all those canals and don’t get me started on the language.

One thing we missed when we were traveling, was really knowing where to find the best brunch, bites or beers in the cities we visited. If you ever felt this way and you’re visiting Amsterdam any time soon, this one is for you. We made you an Amsterdam eatinerary. This eatinerary takes you out of the city center and into parts of Amsterdam that are not to be missed.


Bakers & Roasters
Eerste Jacob van Campenstraat 54

This place is very cool. It has an amazing breakfast/brunch menu, the service is outstanding and the food is beautiful. There is a queue outside and they don’t take reservations. We only had to wait ten minutes before we were seated but if you have to wait longer, do it. It’s totally worth the wait.


The Fat Dog
Ruysdaelkade 251

A Michelin-star chef who now does hot dogs. With a veggie option. They have a great terrace looking out over the canal and they serve champagne and gin & tonics.


De Biertuin
Linnaeusstraat 29

Biertuin means beer garden. Which is exactly what this is: a garden filled with tables where they serve beer and good food. This is a spot where you’ll want to stay all evening so don’t make any other plans.

If you’re ever coming to Amsterdam and have any questions on where to stay, what to do and where/what to eat, don’t hestitate to send me a message!

[disclaimer: This piece is part of the momondo experiences series. Momondo asked us to find a unique local experience and to write about it.  All opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make Sparrow in Space possible]

Home Inspiration: Our Home Office

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Slowly but surely this house of ours is coming together. We’re focusing on the top floors at the moment. One of which will be our home office. I’m so excited to move our mattress to the attic and start decorating our office. It will be the first time we will have our own office. At the moment we’re working from the couch, which is cosy but not comfortable.

I don’t know about you but I’m having a hard time finding furniture I really love. Desks are so ugly. I’ve looked everywhere but I just can’t seem to find a desk we really love. We’ve designed furniture before so for our home office we’ll be designing and making our own desks. It will be a learning process but I can’t wait to get started.

On another note, I’ve been thinking about getting some chickens. Here’s the pro’s and con’s list I made today while I should have been working on a client’s website.


  • they eat leftovers, reducing our waste
  • they start out as chicks
  • they fertilize the garden and eat snails
  • eggs. Who doesn’t love eggs!
  • I’d like to find out if you can train chickens


  • they fertilize the garden with poop
  • our dog likes to hunt anything bird-like so I’m afraid she’ll constantly harass the chickens
  • the chicken coop will take up a lot of the space in our small garden
  • no more cons, chickens are awesome

Do you have some good home office inspiration resources? And how do you feel about chickens? Let me know!


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It’s not often we stumble upon a travel related website that truly inspires us. 12hrs is the fantastic project of photographer Søren Jepsen and writer Anna Peuckert and this is what they have to say about 12hrs:

We love to travel. We also love design, and music, and fashion. And we were missing a website full of travel tips for people like us. Somewhere between the backpackers and the luxury hotels. With tips that aren’t about money, but about great discoveries from all around the world.

To keep it simple, we organized them in itineraries. 12 hours per trip. Sweet and short. With the best to see, do, eat, dance we could fit in one short stay. We ignored a lot of the usual recommendations, because we trust you that you will find the obvious tourist highlights yourself. You can follow our schedule, or you can just pick a few selected tips and ignore the rest. We won’t judge you. Let’s go on a trip together!

We love it because it’s true, there is no other place to get this kind of travel tips. We’re looking forward to their Portland guide as it’s one of the destinations on our bucketlist  and we will definitely check out the Vancouver guide when we get to that side of the world.

Their website is great. Check it out and get inspired for your next trip.

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