If you are a food lover like me and could stare at pictures of food all day, follow my food Instagram! I started @hamptonskitchenista during the summer of my freshmen year of college. I thought it would be a cool idea to take pictures of all of the restaurants I eat at in The Hamptons. I then decided to change it up a little bit by adding pictures of New York City food in the winter and Hamptons food in the summer. Now that I am studying in Florence, I finally decided that it was time to go further with my food Instagram and add pictures of food from all over Europe as well. Check it out!





Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam was truly the most magical city I have ever visited. It was beautiful, bright, and colorful. The people were even beautiful to look at. As much as I love living in Florence, there was a huge difference between the two cities. Amsterdam has a modern style and Florence is very old style. If you have a modern taste like I do, you will fall in love with Amsterdam.  There is also so many activities to do there. I only had two full days in this glorious city, but this is what I would recommend:

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  • Anne Frank House – GO, Most powerful thing I have ever experienced, If you are of the Jewish religion, or not at all, it truly is a MUST
  • Van Gogh Museum – Very beautiful and interesting, more exciting if you are more interested in art and art history
  • Heineken Museum – So much fun, I would compare it to an amusement park for adults, must go with friends
  • Canal Tour – Go on the 30 min. canal tour that the Heineken Museum offers instead of the expensive hour long one you will find outside
  • Red Light District  – Just go and explore with friends, make a night out of it
  • I Amsterdam Letters – Be basic and take pictures with the letters, worth the Instagram


  • Bakers and Roasters – Go for brunch, poached egg dishes are great, any of the egg burritos are to die for, SHARE the banana nut french toast because it is unreal
  • Coffee & Coconuts – Also great for brunch
  • Granada – 35 Euros for unlimited tapas and sangria for 2 hours, go with a group