What to Wear in Amsterdam

Lifestyle blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a casual outfit for sightseeing in Amsterdam: a baseball hat, bandana, and Illesteva sunglasses.

We took a quick hop from London to Amsterdam yesterday and I’m so excited to experience one of my favorite cities in the springtime! I was last in Amsterdam this past August for a wedding, and we’re visiting those same friends for two nights this week to experience King’s Day. We’re headed back to London on Thursday and then I’ll be heading to Paris on Saturday for three nights! A super quick trip compared to my last few month-long adventures, but it’s relatively relaxed since I’ve been to each city at least once before.

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a casual outfit for sightseeing in Europe: Yankees baseball cap, casual v-neck tee, printed bandana, and boyfriend jeans.

I wore this outfit last time I was in Amsterdam (August 2016) and it was the perfect base for the up-and-down weather. (I had a sweater or jacket with me at all times!) Layers are a must when you’re in the Netherlands… One minute it’s sunny and the next you’re caught in a little rain shower. If you know Chicago’s weather, you know it can be similar… Especially when you’re out all day sightseeing, it’s best when you’re prepared for a few different elements.

Jessica of Bows & Sequins styling a printed bandana with a navy baseball cap, Illesteva sunglasses, and v-neck tee.

If I’ve opted for a simple outfit of a tee shirt, jeans, and sneakers, I try to spice it up with a few accessories of some sort. A little bandana tied at the neck is perfect for adding a bit of personality to your outfit in a casual way!

Travel writer Bows & Sequins wearing boyfriend jeans and a casual tee with a bandana and baseball hat while sightseeing in Amsterdam.

Cute sneakers and a crossbody bag are also must-haves for me when I’m exploring a city! I like to keep my hands free for taking photos and I never want my shoe choice to hold me back. With so many great pairs of stylish sneakers out right now, you’ve got every reason to keep it casual and embrace the comfort!

Jessica from Bows & Sequins wearing cuffed boyfriend jeans, a navy Gucci Soho disco bag, and white Stan Smith sneakers.

Travel blogger Bows & Sequins styling an easy outfit for sightseeing in Amsterdam.

Fashion blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a v-neck tee with a patterned bandana and a Gucci crossbody bag.

Get the Look…

Express Tee
Vineyard Vines Boyfriend Jeans (old; similar here & here!)
Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers
Nordstrom Bandana
Gucci Crossbody Bag
Yankees Hat
Illesteva Sunglasses

Jessica of Bows & Sequins wearing a Yankees baseball hat, boyfriend jeans, and Stan Smith sneakers.

Travel blogger Bows & Sequins wearing a New York Yankees hat with a printed bandana and a crossbody bag at a park in Amsterdam.

Bows & Sequins styling a navy Gucci Soho disco crossbody bag with boyfriend jeans with white Stan Smith sneakers.

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  1. 4.26.17
    Natali said:

    You are looking super cute! Love this combo!


  2. 4.27.17
    Kate said:

    Baseball hats have been my go to. I love the sporty vibe they give off

  3. 4.27.17

    Love this casual look!

  4. 4.27.17
    Carly said:

    I just bought a similar t-shirt at the Aerie outlet for $11! It comes in a ton of colors too.

  5. 4.28.17
    Clare said:

    Hey Jess, I am headed to Amsterdam in less than a month and am looking for some recommendations of where to eat, get a good coffee and sit on a patio? Can you help me!

  6. 5.5.17

    this is the perfect outfit for a day full of exploring! xo


  7. 5.17.17
    Cara said:

    We’re taking a trip to Europe this fall.. Paris, London & Amsterdam. Would LOVE to see a post about how you prepare and get to from one city to the next!