I’ve being planning to go to Amsterdam for almost 4 years now. So when Jay was 21 I decided to book it for us!
I’m usually one for luxury week holidays abroad, but Amsterdam has always takes my fancy, especially in spring! I just love the tulips.
We were a little delayed with flying, but managed to check in and unpack before heading out. We arrived early afternoon so we had plenty of time to explore and have something to eat. Not forgetting the drinks.
Our stay didn’t include breakfast so we went to a shop to get some juice to have when we woke up.
We wandered around to get our bearings and then got an early night ready for the next day.
Up and our early on our second day to visit the famous Anne Frank House. We were about 15 minutes walk away from practically everything! It’s nice to have attractions apart but also yet so close together.
We had our early lunch at a small café. Jennifer’s café if I remember correctly. We had toasties and chips to share.
I booked our tickets for Anne Frank’s online as there can be queues up to 4 hours long. I really didn’t want to miss this opportunity and it’s one of the main reasons you come to Amsterdam.
The weather on this day was slightly rainy. I was so glad to get inside and the wind picked up a lot while we waited and queued. Photography is also prohibited inside.
I’d definitely recommend going to those who haven’t as it’s a very moving experience. It’s amazing the facts you learn inside.
We ended the experience with a drink in the café and talked about what we had seen. Yes, we didn’t talk to each other all the way round it! It ruins the atmosphere. I bought a souvenir from the shop to take back home with me, which was a postcard.
We walked up the main street, full of coffee shops for a few drinks and a smoke. I cannot resist a cocktail!
Later on we had some tea, pizza. Strolled back to our hotel and freshened up. We then went on a walk around at night.
On Day Three we had a lie in and then headed to the Ice Bar. We stopped off at a café around the corner from it.
Again, I bought the tickets online as it’s much easier. You get 3 drinks included in the package and 20 mins inside the ice bar.
We then went inside the ice bar. They give you gloves and a jacket to wear, incase people don’t bring them.
I chose the ‘nutella’ shots and Jay obviously had the beers.
The ice bar definitely was a good experience. We had so much fun! You have to or you freeze to death haha.
After the ice bar, we explored more and headed towards the Van Gosh museum. There’s a few museum around here all of which are very busy!
We got to the ‘ I Amsterdam’ sign. Packed don’t of course so we tried to take the best pictures we could.
Vondelpark is 15 mins walk from here so we headed there on our way back to our hotel.
We had tea at the hard rock café. And headed back to our hotel for an early night.
Home time. Check out was at 11am so we headed out for that time to grab a bite to eat for breakfast. Chocolate crossaints.
Our flight was at 5 so we got to the train station at 1pm to give us enough time.
If you plan to buy tickets to get to the airport, the outside machines only take coins! Slightly annoying!
Here is a few of my snaps from just wandering around dam!
I certainly loved Amsterdam!
Have you ever been? What was your favourite part?
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Love, V x