Amsterdam can be a bit gloomy at times, but you cant let the weather get you down in such a beautiful city. I live in a neighbourhood with lots of Turkish shops, and they sell some fantastic mint! Nothing beats coming home from a cold day with a pile of fresh mint and making some tea. Mint tea is so aromatic, probably one of my favourite smells. Its always nice to kick back with a snack, a warm blanket and big cup of hot mint tea. Give some fresh mint tea a try if you have never had it!