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Travel Notes with Pearlshare

Our latest photoshoot saw us navigate the changing landscape of the Netherlands - from
sea to city and the depths of its national parks. Follow in Wrap's footsteps as our pals at
Pearlshare lift the lid on where to find the fashionable hang outs in this effortlessly cool
metropolitan, and we reveal what to wear along the way:

Oudegracht and Gaardbrug, Utrecht
Perhaps less infamous than Amsterdam, Utrecht, Holland's capital still has so much to
offer. This stunning city was built around the Medieval Gothic-style Dom tower, which can
be seen from any point in the city, and boasts beautiful canals, such as the Oudegracht, with
extraordinary wharf cellars housing cafés and terraces right on the water's edge.

What to wear: layer-up
With plenty of cultural hot spots to see and atmosphere to soak up, why not look and feel the part in our sumptuous alpaca and wool layers, paired perfectly with denim:

Clemence Knitted Coat

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Dogma, Utrecht
Popular, no-nonsense hot dog bar in the centre of Utrecht, Dogma serves a personalised menu using high quality fresh ingredients along with their signature french fries. Each of its 'dogs' are a lesson in deliciousness — you'll want to try them all! See Pearl here >

Dogma, Utrecht

Dogma, Utrecht

Theatercafé De Bastaard Alongside its cool artistic credentials, this edgy little theatre
has a café serving hot, cold and alcoholic drinks in the cosy bar and an attractive back
courtyard. One of the most popular places in the Utrecht to catch cutting edge theatre
performances, you can expect it to get pretty busy on Friday and Saturday evenings when a
young hip crowd rolls in. See Pearl here >

Keizersgracht and Melkmeisjesbrug, Amsterdam
From its rich historical legacy, to its well-documented edgier scenes, Amsterdam is the
ultimate getaway with something for everyone. With all the advantages of a big city; a rich
culture, lively nightlife, and international restaurants, its quiet charm is largely thanks to its
extensive canals, and very little road traffic.

What to wear: be playful
Take your opportunity to play with style here, and incorporate graphic patterns and
feminine embroideries into your everyday look:

Adele Cardi

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Back to Black is an Amsterdam-based specialty coffee bar, roastery and concept store
selling art and design products. The comforting contrast of aquamarine walls and stained
wood flooring make this hip little coffee bar the perfect place to catch up with friends. See
Pearl here
>

Back to Black, Amsterdam

Back to Black, Amsterdam

The Frozen Fountain. is a quirky department store selling contemporary furniture and
home accessories by up-and-coming designers from the Netherlands and abroad, as well as
established names such as Pit Hein Eek and Claudy Jongstra. Pop in for design inspiration
or to find the perfect gift. See Pearl here >

The Frozen Fountain, Amsterdam

The Frozen Fountain, Amsterdam

Bubbles and Wines located along a quaint Amsterdam street, this stylish bar sells over 50
wines by the glass with the option of an accompanying tasting menu. Their range includes
both old and new world wines, as well as a large selection of deliciously bubbly champagnes.
If you're not sure what to go for, they are more than happy to guide you and offer a selection
to taste based upon your preferences. See Pearl here >

Droog The Droog Collection, curated by Renny Ramakers, consists of around 200 products
by more than a hundred designers. New designs are often developed and presented in
relation with exhibitions, and the collection is then distributed through the website, their
stores and retailers worldwide. Their headline store, in the centre of Amsterdam, is stocked
with enough quirky homewares and art pieces to satisfy all your interior needs. See Pearl
here
>

The Droog Collection, Amsterdam

The Droog Collection, Amsterdam

Kijkduin & The Hague
The Hague is Holland's third-largest town, with just under 500,000 people. This is where the government sits, and with that responsibility comes great architecture. Meander through the shopping streets, enjoy a coffee in the stunning squares, or make your way further out to one of the many popular beach resorts to soak up the rays and dine on some of the freshest seafood Holland has to offer.

What to wear: add detail
Lightweight cashmere layers with pretty finishing details, wrapped up with statement accessories, will ensure a fabulous look to take you from city-to-coast.

Irina Sweater

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The Passage is the only remaining example in the Netherlands of an ornate covered
shopping street, something that was popular in major European and American cities during
the 19th century. Today it's a beautiful architectural feature of the Hague, providing a truly
unique shopping experience. See Pearl here >

The Passage

The Passage, Hague

Haagse Bos is a peaceful oasis in the middle of the Hague. A large forest, left over from the
former royal residence, which is now open to visitors. There are a wide variety of animals
to be found here, including stunning birds of prey and a herd of pretty red deer. Take some
time for you with a stroll along one of the many winding paths, or sit and relax by the
tranquil lake. See Pearl here >

Haagse Bos

What to wear: cool tones
Blend in with your natural surroundings in cool khaki tones, offset with striped and checked details for an urban, utilitarian look.

Clemence Knitted Coat

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A special thanks to the team at Pearlshare for collating their go-to list of hot spots
and hidden treasures among the streets, sands, and forests of the great and wondrous
Netherlands, where we shot our new Autumn Winter collection. If you've taken a trip here,
or are planning one, then we'd love to hear about it and any recommendations you have –
tweet us @wraplondon.

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