In Amsterdam, Andrew and I stayed in an affordable little B&B that just so happened to be a spare room in a Dutch woman's house. She ran the business from her home, renting out her guest room (with an amazing view of the Jordaan district) to travelers and offering the best continental breakfast I've ever had.
I woke up with a sore throat and runny nose the morning that we left for Amsterdam (four hours of sleep a night for two weeks will do that to you!), so having a cozy room in the city was a godsend. Even though I wanted to see as much of the city as possible, I knew I had to take it easy with a cold. So, we spent our mornings leisurely eating breakfast in the room and enjoying the view from our window. We visited right before Christmas, so lights were strung all down the street and we could hear people playing Christmas carols in the road. It was a wonderful atmosphere...and exactly what I needed after an incredibly stressful two weeks.
Dress—Anthropologie "Brushed Terra Dress" (remixed) | Sweater—Anthropologie
P.S. this is a picture of the scary metal staircase leading up to the living room of the B&B. Andrew and I (somehow) managed to lug our four suitcases up it in the pouring rain on the night we arrived. I seriously don't know how we did it...it was scary enough just walking up and down the stairs in normal conditions!
P.P.S. Happy Martin Luther King Day!