Dear New York, I’ll Never Get Over You | Must Do’s: New York

While I was thinking of what to blog about, I felt like sharing more of my trip to New York last year. Yes, New York! By now everybody knows this is my favorite city. I have already shared my travel diary and hotspot that I discovered while I was there. But I have so much more to tell and share about my trip. I’ll never get enough of New York and that’s why I want to look back on my amazing trip to New York and share my “Must Do’s” in New York so you can have an amazing time in New York as well!


Central Park | Manhattan, New York

New York is a very busy city where everything just keeps going. This is something I like about New York but it can be overwhelming. A walk around a park would sound nice at those type of moments, right? Well, in the centre of New York you’ll find Central Park. Here you can escape the craziness a little and still enjoy the beautiful skyline.

Brooklyn Bridge | Two Bridges, New York

When in New York, you must (absolutely must) go to the Brooklyn Bridge and walk across. While walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, you have the most beautiful view of the New York skyline, get a closer look at the bridge itself and by the end, you’ll be in Brooklyn. Next time I definitely want to go to the Brooklyn Bridge when the sun comes up or goes down.

Greenwich Village | New York

There are many different neighborhoods in New York. You might be familiar with SoHo, East Village and Financial District, but there are many more. One of those is Greenwich Village. It feels a lot more quiet here and the streets are filled with houses you always see in the movies. While walking around the Greenwich Village area, you’ll see lots of cute stores and might even end up at Carrie Bradshaw’s house in Perry Street…

Williamsburg | Brooklyn, New York

Lately, another up and coming part of New York is Williamsburg. Everyone has been talking about it and that’s what got me curious. It’s very easy to get to Williamsburg with the metro. We got the metro from Grand Central Station and it took about 15 minutes to get to Williamsburg. Williamsburg is filled with graffiti, unique stores and food places.


The Butcher’s Daughter | 580 Hudson Street, New York

You might not know it from the name, but The Butcher’s Daughter is a plant-based restaurant, cafe, juice bar and “vegetable slaughterhouse”. After looking thought the menu my mom got the Triple Berry French Toast (which was 9-grain bread, almond milk and egg batter served with banana, raspberry and blueberries, topped with whipped strawberry vegan butter and pure maple syrup) and I got the Butcher’s Pancakes (which consisted of home-made rice flour pancakes with almond milk batter served with whipped coconut cream and berry sauce). Both of them were so good! Besides the very tasty food, you will for sure love the interior. The location in Greenwich Village is filled with plants. Want to read and see more of this hotspot? Read my blog post about The Butcher’s Daughter here.

Bakeri | 150 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn

While in Williamsburg, visit Bakeri. It’s a small cafe and bakery on Wythe Avenue in Williamsburg. At Bakeri you can get a cup of coffee or tea and with that get a pumpkin cake or sugar cookie. Having lunch with a freshly made sandwich is also a possibility. The decor is comforting and has a vintage feeling to it. The small seat in front of Bakeri is very cozy and the perfect place to sit, enjoy your fresh baked goods and just watch people walk by.

Georgetown Cupcake | 111 Mercer Street, New York

Cupcakes everywhere! I had seen the ladies from Georgetown Cupcake first on television. When I visited Washington DC with my family, of course I had to go to Georgetown Cupcake and try one of their cupcakes for myself. I discovered they also had a location in New York so of course we got cupcakes from there. My favorite has to be the vanilla birthday cupcake, so if you go there, try that one!

Doughnut Plant | 220 West 23rd Street, New York

If I had the choice for a sweet snack, I would definitely go for a wild blueberry donut from Doughnut Plant. Last time I was in New York we discovered this hotspot in Chelsea, while we were walking back from the High Line. They have yeast, cake, squared, filled and gluten-free donuts. All of these have different flavors and the wild blueberry one is just so good. If you aren’t near Chelsea, don’t worry. Doughnut Plant is also located in Grand Central Station.


Berlyn 65 | 163 Grand Street, Brooklyn

While wandering through Williamsburg, we stumbled upon this boutique called Berlyn 65. From the outside I could already see all of the greenery, which made it a very Instagrammable place. Berlyn 65 has a large collection of handmade items from all over the world. If you’re looking for a unique souvenir, this is definitely the place to go.

Bulletin | 145 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn

On to this yellow beauty in Williamsburg. I say yellow because that’s why it stood out to me. From the outside of the store you could already see the yellow walls shining through the windows of the store. When entering the store, there was a text on the wall that explained the concept of Bulletin. The Bulletin store is fully stocked with the best female-run brands. Every inch of space to support and celebrate female voices. I love this! I spotted a lot of cute pins, shirts and prints with inspirational quotes.

Mulberry & Grand | 864 7th Avenue, New York

From bright yellow to all pink. Mulberry & Grand is a pink paradise, as you can tell from the photo. Mulberry & Grand is a boutique with mostly handmade jewelry but also sunglasses, clothing items and cute clutches with all kinds of sayings and quotes on them. This is where I got a ring with a white opal stone in it. It’s one of my favorite rings and if I could, I would have bought everything they sell because it’s all dainty and cute.

And this concludes my list of “Must Do’s” in New York! After researching and writing this blog post I feel like going to New York again. Lotte and I already have plans to go after she graduates. In the mean time I will definitely keep looking back at the photos I took while in New York and just dream about it… Have you ever been to New York? Which of these places would you like to visit?





    • Neeltje
      March 13, 2019 / 10:29 pm

      Ah thank you! I am sure you will 🙂 Xx

    • Neeltje
      March 13, 2019 / 10:30 pm

      Thank youu! X

  1. March 14, 2019 / 2:40 pm

    These are wonderful spots! I love Williamsburg too, and I’m glad to see it’s getting the attention it deserves. It’s such a great spot to get away from Manhattan for a bit and I think it’s got a more laid-back and hip vibe as well.


    • Neeltje
      March 15, 2019 / 9:46 am

      Yes that’s so true! Next time I definitely want to explore Williamsburg more 🙂 Xx

  2. Lisa Autumn
    March 14, 2019 / 5:49 pm

    Oh I need to visit New York one day!

    x Lisa |

    • Neeltje
      March 15, 2019 / 9:47 am

      You should! It’s such an amazing city. X

    • Neeltje
      March 16, 2019 / 8:53 am

      Thank you so much! X

  3. March 17, 2019 / 1:55 pm

    Thanks for sharing, I’m currently compiling a mammoth list of places to visit when I go in December! Hadn’t got a lot of these on my list and looks like you found some lovely places 🙂

    Chloe | Design & Lifestyle blog

    • Neeltje
      March 17, 2019 / 9:00 pm

      Ah, it’s so exciting you’re going in December. Hopefully you’ll visit these places and love them as much as I do 🙂 X

  4. March 18, 2019 / 8:05 am

    wat een prachtige foto’s allemaal. ik ben dop op New York. Ik ben er nu drie keer geweest en elke keer ontdek ik weer nieuwe mooie plekken.

    • Neeltje
      March 19, 2019 / 7:53 am

      Dankjewel! Het is zo’n gave stad he. X

  5. March 18, 2019 / 8:10 am

    En zo heeft iedereen wel een stad waar die meteen een klik mee heeft, leuk om te lezen. Ik heb dat met Berlijn ; moment dat ik daar voor het eerst kwam, voelde ik meteen dat dat mijn stad was. Metro’s had ik dat juist totaal niet. Sommigen zijn lyrisch over Rome, maar ik had er erg weinig meel

    • Neeltje
      March 19, 2019 / 7:54 am

      Dat kan! Iedereen zo zijn stad 🙂

    • Neeltje
      March 19, 2019 / 7:54 am

      Dankjewel! X

  6. March 18, 2019 / 4:30 pm

    Al paar keer geweest maar nnog lang niet alles gezien. Wat een hoop leuke tips

    • Neeltje
      March 19, 2019 / 7:54 am

      Ik denk dat je nooit alles hebt gezien in NYC haha 🙂

  7. March 18, 2019 / 9:04 pm

    New York, still on my bucket list. Someday!! 😀 I hope it’s like everyone is telling/writing about.

    • Neeltje
      March 19, 2019 / 7:54 am

      It really is! X

  8. March 20, 2019 / 10:23 am

    New york lijkt me echt geweldig, maar ook soms heel benauwd? Ik wil er wel heel graag heen en dan zal ik deze tips meenemen!

    • Neeltje
      March 20, 2019 / 11:45 pm

      Het valt best mee 🙂 Het is even wennen, maar zodra je er bent, vind je het ook een hele gave stad! X

  9. March 20, 2019 / 10:58 am

    Wauw! Wat een mooie foto’s allemaal! Aan de ene kant lijkt het me heel gaaf, aan de andere kant is het mij ook veel te druk denk ik… Manlief wil wel graag heen, dus wie weet kan hij me ooit overhalen!

    • Neeltje
      March 20, 2019 / 11:43 pm

      Dankjewel! Het valt best mee qua drukte. Als je vroeg op bent door de jetlag kun je al veel zien zonder dat er hordes mensen zijn 🙂

  10. March 20, 2019 / 5:46 pm

    Het lijkt mij heel fijn om even het park in te gaan als je de drukte van de stad wilt ontvluchten. Een leuke blog over New York!

    • Neeltje
      March 20, 2019 / 11:44 pm

      Jaa he! Dankje.

  11. March 28, 2019 / 5:23 pm

    Wauw wat een mooie fotos allemaal, ik zou daar ook weleens heen willen! xx FashionGirl

    • Neeltje
      March 29, 2019 / 10:32 am

      Dankjewel! Het is zo’n gave stad.

  12. April 15, 2019 / 1:36 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I have been to New York last year and I’m counting the days until I can return. I love all the different parts of the city and your lovely pictures make me wanna return so badly.

    lots of love, Miri

    • Neeltje
      April 17, 2019 / 6:24 pm

      Ah, same here! Xx

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