Amsterdam Adventures

I travelled to Amsterdam last March and it is honestly one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been to. The 9 hour bus journey from my university town of Strasbourg (in France) was most definitely worth it.

Our hostel (ClinkNOORD) was also one of the best hostels I have ever rested my head in. It’s a 5 minute ferry ride away from the central station but we hired bikes to fit in with the locals (pro tip: literally everyone has a bike) which meant we could explore all corners of the city!

Amsterdam hostel

We stayed for 4 nights and 3 days and packed it full of fun Dutch things. The various stops on our sight-seeing list were the Anne Frank House, the Heineken experience, the Van Gogh museum and of course the famous I Amsterdam sign in Vondelpark.

All of these are incredible and I couldn’t fault any aspect of them. The Anne Frank House is incredibly moving, whilst the Heineken experience provided some light relief in the form of making your own beer.

Heineken museum

Heineken museum

Van gogh museum amsterdam

amsterdam sign

Of course, you can’t visit the Netherlands without sampling some of their delicious delicacies. Our trip consisted of Oorlog (chips in a cone covered with satay sauce and mayo – just as heavenly as it sounds), Haring (raw herring – slightly questionable), Poffertjes (mini pancakes – the stuff of dessert dreams) & Rijsttafel (Indonesian tapas). Foodie’s paradise.

oorlog amsterdam chips

Heineken dutch pancakes amsterdam

All in all, Amsterdam is now one of my favourite cities in the world. Can’t recommend it enough!

amsterdam canals bicycles

amsterdam canals anne frank house

amsterdam canal

Have you ever been to Amsterdam? What was your favourite part of the city?

Happy travels!


One Reply to “Amsterdam Adventures”

  1. I like reading of your travels as I plan to visit Europe for the first time in Dec. Thanks for sharing!

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