About last week

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Last year I went on G’s Brunch boat with some family and had a great time eating poached eggs & drinking cocktails while cruising the Amsterdam canals. So when I got an invite to come last Tuesday, of course I said yes.

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The weather could have not been better either, so I just enjoyed a delicious bloody Mary and some pink lemonade while catching up with some friends. It is a really nice activity, especially if you are visiting Amsterdam.

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The boat sails on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 10:00, 12:00 & 14:00. You can check out their website to make a reservation.

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On Wednesday I met some friends for cocktails at the Vault Bar at the Waldorf Astoria. Their menu consists of very unique cocktails. You can check more about it on this blog post.

If you follow me on social media, you’ve probably already seen a video I posted of going to the Febo factory and a gym photoshoot. I never got to explain properly what it was. Febo is very famous here for their snack bars and their Dutch croquettes. My friend Paultje, who is a health blogger and model coach from My Model Workout and Lavinia from Lavinia cooks organized the event. He wanted to make a point in having a good balance, that you can lead a healthy lifestyle without depriving yourself. Hence the fast food shots while working out. It was a really cool event and we all had so much fun. You can see the article he wrote plus all the pictures here. And you can check my video here.

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Honey Afternoon Tea (Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam)

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Last week, I went to the Waldorf Astoria in Amsterdam to try their Honey Afternoon Tea. When the name Waldorf Astoria comes to mind, I think of opulence and grandeur. And with a 2 Michelin-starred restaurant under its belt, I knew I was in for a treat. This was a especial afternoon tea, since we got to visit the beehives located on the roof of the restaurant Librije’s Zusje.

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The declining bee population is nothing new. Honeybee pollination plays an important role in the environment and our food supply. Their loss of habitat, climate change and use of pesticides are weakening their population. The hard working bees fly 150,000 kilometers and visit about 50,000 flowers in order to make one dessert spoon of honey. By having these beehives, the Waldorf Astoria supports the foundation Beelease.

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During the month of June, the afternoon tea gets a touch of honey. It includes a madeleine with honey & pecans, a honey canelé, a macaron with honey & lemon thyme, a pofiterol filled with swiss cream, strawberry, lavender & honey and a mini tart of raspberry, honey & caramel.

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Among the savory treats were a duck liver lollypop, a quiche with pine nuts, blue cheese, leek & smoked chicken, a cucumber wrapped sandwich with goat cheese, honey & walnuts, a cracker with smoked salmon, cream cheese and chives.

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Every treat was a pleasure to eat and the service was outstanding. To spend the afternoon enjoying some delicious tea and treats, while overlooking the garden on a beautiful spring day. That is hard to beat!

You can enjoy the Afternoon Tea daily from 15:00 to 17:00.

The Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Herengracht 542-556, Amsterdam