18. June 2018
After years searching for airline tickets and browsing hotels, I have finally visited the beautiful city of Amsterdam. And it was worth the wait!
The architecture, canals, stroopwafels and the sense of freedom is what gives Amsterdam its charm. The beautiful sure did help, too.
I, ofcoarse, vlogged my adventure so make sure to check out our video down below.
The three days spent flew past, but I found myself so easily emersed in the city’s beauty.
Take a stroll down Damrak, full of tourists yet not crowded, admire the beauty of Royal Palace or Magna Plaza, and shop til your heart content down Kalverstraat.
When you travel to Amsterdam, don’t just stay in the city; make sure to explore the countryside that is only a 20 minute drive or 15 minute train ride away.
The 5.5 hour tour included the village of Zaanse Schans to see the windmills, the fishing village of Volendam to visit cheese and stroopwafel factories and a boat cruise across the largest artificial lake in Europe to Marken, to visit a clog making factory.
Our tour guide, Rick, was fantastically entertaining and all the places visited provided us with so much information on the history and culture. My personal favourite was the Stroopwafel factory – no surprises there! haha
Interested in the tour? If you book before Oct 28, 2018, you get a free ticket to the canal cruise: http://shrsl.com/10dqs (affiliate link)
Be warned – Amsterdam is ridiculously expensive. Finding a hotel at a reasonable price can be challenging, but I will recommend you get one one outside the city center or even at the airport as their transport system is wonderful and you can save a few dollars on accommodation. Direct train from airport to city is only 15 minutes.
I stayed at Hotel The Exchange, which is a newly renovated hotel that was reasonably priced on the main street, Damrak. The rooms range from 2 star to 5 star, so you may be able to find a good price that works for you.
If you enjoyed this travel post, make sure to check out my previous posts here.