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  1. On Your Marks, Get Set!

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    Finally we may see an end to Lockdown and the Travel Bans! I am so hopeful that by Summer 2021 we will all be back visiting our happy places in Amsterdam. Have you booked any trips yet? I've booked late July and October but wow the price increases are unreal! From Flights to Hotels, there's such a huge jump. I understand all parties need to recoup lost takings over the past 18 Months but surely they would attract more tourists if they keep it real and fair. 

    I've scanned through quite a few Hotels in the centre and the most reasonable seem to be The Exchangs on Damrak, Hotel CC on Warmoesstraat in the Red Light Area or just up from that is the Travel Hotel on Beursstrast which is pretty basic but great for a cheap and cheerful trip. Further out of the centre, the prices do seem to become much more reasonable abd day Tram pass doesn't cost a lot so that's a great option too. Flights all were very similar price but KLM and Easyjet did seem to be the least expensive. Whereas the Minicruise options are still on hold and currently are not been advertised on P&O Ferries but DFDS Seaways is taking bookings on their Website for overnight sailing.

    I guess after all this time at home I'm prepared to pay the extra just to finally get back to Amsterdam but it does feel really frustrating looking at the steep prices. What's the first thing you will do when you get there? I have such a long list of things I want to do on my first trip back. From visiting my favourite restaurant on Damrak, Pasta Bar for a late lunch to waking up extra early to get the sunrise shots in De Wallen. My Camera has being redundant for so long, it really needs a workout!  

    For the next few months I'm going to get back to blogging about the amazing places in Dam that you must visit to help us all get back into trip planning. Don't forget to visit our webshop for new DAM'D stuff too. Our new Hoodies are perfect from Spring and you can only buy them here. As usual No Wholesale Junk on our site.


    Keep Safe and Stay Dreaming.... 


    Claire xx 

  2. What A Year!

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    Hey Guys & Girls

    It has been absolutely ages since I updated the Blog. Im sure I will have chatted to lots of you over on our Social Media channels but I thought I best update on here too.

    So much has happened to Dam'd If You Do since I started the brand in December 2019. Who would have guessed we'd have had such an unwelcome visitor throughout the World dictating how we live our lives. But thanks to all our lovely supporters, my small business has gone from strength to strength. Within the Year our branding has changed to just 'DAM'D'. I felt this was less of a mouthful and easier to logo on the Products. 

    DAM'D started with selling the very first Greetings Card to a lady in London way back in January to now posting Products to Europe and even the USA!DAM'D has gone global baby! Hahahaha. Seriously though, I thank all my lovely Amsterdam loving Shoppers from the bottom of my heart. Throughout the pandemic I did wonder whether my little business would weather the storm what with most travel banned and limited.

    I cannot forget to mention the Social Media DAM'D family! In just under a Year weve grown to over 5000 likes and followers. We ahve so many giggles on the Facebook page and Ive chatted to so many lovely folks from all over the world. Ive got to thank my gorgeous Grammer's too for sharing posts and spreading the DAM'D vibes,

    Lastly lets talk all things 2021! 

    I have so many plans for new Products, exciting projects and plenty more laughs so watch this space and....



    Claire xxx