A Morning in Amsterdam

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There’s no better way to start a morning in Amsterdam than going to their biggest and most important museum: the famous Rijksmuseum. Some of the selling points are the greatest works of Dutch art, a vast collection of delftware, one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, and coffee that looks as good under the unbelievably high ceiling of the main hall, as it tastes bad. Do come early and maybe consider buying the tickets online to escape the queue.

Coffee at Rijksmuseum on A Handful of Stories.Delftware at Rijksmuseum on A Handful of Stories.

And don’t forget to check the temporary exhibitions (although I’d start with Gallery of Honour, you’d be lucky to have about half an hour until the guided tours absorb the Rembrandts and the Vermeers). This time, there was a large fashion history display with pieces dating from 16 century. I cannot even begin to imagine how much work has gone into this gown from 1759.

18 century dress detail in Rijksmuseum.19 century dress detail in Rijksmuseum on A Handful of Stories.Baby blue culottes outfit in Amsterdam on A Handful of Stories.Striped tie-front blouse outfit on A Handful of Stories.Blue culottes & burgundy sneakers look on A Handful of Stories.Tie shirt & orange cat-eye sunglasses look on A Handful of Stories.Baby blue culottes & striped shirt outfit on A Handful of Stories.Blue pleated culottes & marsala sneakers outfit on A Handful of Stories.

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  • Love the sneakers with the skirt! Perfect styling!

    Doused In Pink

    • Thank you, Jill. Those are culottes, but they’re designed to deceive 😀

  • Lanae Bond

    This is such a cute look and I love how you added sneakers with it!

    • Thank you, Lanae! Those are the perfect shoes for exploring the city 🙂

  • Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style

  • This is such a great outfit for a casual day of visiting a museum! I love the culottes with the shirt tied at the waist! Super cute.


  • Very pretty look and I so love that you paired it with sneakers! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing your photos from the museum and reading about it.
    Thanks for linking up with The Ageless Style link-up!