The great guys from WeSwap challenged me to participate in the #WeSwap50BloggerChallenge. The challenge involved having the best day out I could in my home city on a smallish budget. Here’s how it went…

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A challenge to spend £ 50 (about 60 euros) with the WeSwap prepaid travel card in Amsterdam, at local hotspots. Well not that difficult, there are so many nice places to go! I felt like a tourist in my own city, such a nice experience. I started the day with coffee, more coffee and the best (home made!) apple pie at one of my favourite places in Amsterdam, White Label. I spend about € 20,- on coffee, pie and a fresh soda. Perfect start of the day! In Amsterdam we have many galleries, I love spending time at a gallery. The concept of OODE is simple, yet clever; put together art pieces selected from depots and combine these with brand new design and you will get a match made in heaven. And a benefit of visiting a gallery is that you save money for other stuff. I enjoyed lunch at ‘De School’ a new concept in a old schoolbuilding. It’s a restaurant, club and there are studios by creatives companies. A very good lunch menu, including home made sodas and lovely service! I’m totally fan of the interior and branding of ‘De School’ it still feels like a school, but for grown ups. I had a sandwich with avocado and other veggies, a ginger beer and coffee with desert (€ 20,-)  A great place to spend some money is ‘De Balkonie’, a store where you can find everything you need for you balcony. In Amsterdam most of us have a balcony, a garden is a luxury. You can find plants, pots, chairs but also local beers. Get a few beers and drink them at the store of take them outside to one of the green parks in the city. I bought some beers to take home, alway nice to serve local beers to guestes and of course a plant (€ 20,-). £ 50 is more than enough to enjoy the city of Amsterdam, there are so many great local places to visit, combine food hotspots with galleries and independent shops and you get a great feeling of the relaxed and cozy vibe of the city. For more information about the very handy WeSwap travel card, see here.

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1. White Label
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3. OODE
4. De School
5. De Balkonie
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– Frankie –