“I cleaned up, got rid of unnecessary
stuff. It feels pretty good.”

 

 

“My daily schedule is busy. Do this, go there,
finish that. Most important thing today:
where do I eat with my friends tonight?”

 

 

“I cleaned up, got rid of unnecessary
stuff. It feels pretty good.”

 

 

“My daily schedule is busy. Do this, go there,
finish that. Most important thing today:
where do I eat with my friends tonight?”

 

 

“Every now and then I put my day on
hold and takea break from whatever
I’m doing. I switch off my phone, stare
at the clouds, the people. All it takes is,
well, nothing. I just stop. It’s easy.

 

BEST SPOTS IN TOWN: AMSTERDAM-NOORD

Restaurant MadaM

New hotspot in
Amsterdam Tower. Good food and an
incomparable panoramic view.

‘Over The Edge’

The best adrenaline
rush of the city. It’s a 100m high swing
on top of the Amsterdam Tower.

Hotel Goudfazant

This is not a hotel,
but a good restaurant in a cool space: a
former industrial warehouse.

EYE cinema and terrace

Discussing
movies on one of the best terraces of
Amsterdam.

Pllek

Beach-house/ restaurant/cafe/
cinema/city beach and whatever the
owners decide to do here. Laidback
vibe. This is a good ‘sunset’ place.

Harbor Amsterdam Marina

New
harbor in Amsterdam-Noord. I will buy
a boat, someday.

Tolhuistuin

Restaurant, cultural space
and concert area. Performances of new
talent and established artists. Creative
yet down-to-earth vibe.

 

“It’s a metropolis, with the size
and feel of a village.”

 

Quilted round neck sweater in kit grey.
Two-tone herrringbonecoat in soft wool blend,
fully lined. Tight fit jeans in dark
blue wash.

 

“I live in a former Amsterdam warehouse. It’s a house
with a rich history. I’ve read everything about it.
All the way back to the 18th century. Wild times.
It makes me wonder: what would’ve been my lifestyle
then?

I’d have my friends. We’d all be wearing hats and
boots, crazy capes and woolen pants. Riding horses
instead of bikes. Going out, sharing stories.
My clothes are much more comfortable now. But
for the rest, it wouldn’t have been that different.

Let’s face it, those times were rough and tough
for sure. I’m glad I live now. History is important
though. It puts things in perspective.”

 

“There’s no place like Amsterdam.
At the same time, I need to move
around and visit other places too.
I can’t be in one place too long. I
am lucky with my job, it requires
a lot of travelling. They know
they can send me everywhere.

My next stop? Scandinavia, so it
seems. I’ve been there before, my
sister studies in Copenhagen. It
would be nice to see her again.
But I’m not sure yet where I am
going. I’ll keep you posted.”

 

“I travel light. I know exactly
what to pack for a few days.
It’s a fixed formula. Basically:
a pair of jeans, two dressed
shirts, two tees and a blazer.
Grooming set. Book. My
running gear.
Work and travel necessities.
Ready to go.”

 

 

 

 

Woven pant in army green
with elastic waistband.
Bottom leg opening finished
with yellow trimming.

 

“When I am away, I talk, app and FaceTime with family
and friends a lot. Modern technology has improved my
network, that’sfor sure. Of course, nothing beats a live,
face-to-face conversation.”

 

 

To be continued…