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!
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.
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.
All in all, Amsterdam is now one of my favourite cities in the world. It’s beautiful and everything that should be so illegal is just so legal, if you know what I’m saying. *DISCLAIMER* will not be held responsible for any dodgy weed-induced experiences that anyone has whilst in the ‘dam. Can’t recommend it enough!
Have you ever been to Amsterdam? What was your favourite part of the city?