Snapshots from Amsterdam

It has been several years since I've been in Amsterdam, and I have fallen in love once again. It is street after street, canal after canal of postcard-perfect views, corner cafes and "coffeeshops." There are tourist-y areas of course (particularly in and around Dam Square...AVOID!) but I don't feel overrun by chain stores and cheap pizza places with bright lighting. The neighborhoods of Jordaan and the Nine Little Streets remind me a bit of my neighborhood in New York, the West Village. Since it is so easy to get to from New York, I have found myself daydreaming of finding the next cheap flight and spending a long weekend here with Andy. What a beautiful city.