Sunday, 14 May 2017

Weekend in Amsterdam

Weekend in Amsterdam

Yep I've probably bored you all to death on Twitter talking about this in the weeks leading up to it and now the week after. But I literally loved every single moment in Amsterdam, and I also got to meet some amazing bloggers for the first time! (Ashton Jade, Kirsty Leanne and Laura). I think I even surprised my friends flying off to Amsterdam on my own some, I'm the friend who won't even go through McDonalds drive through on my own, so this was a big step for me. Now it's one I want to do all the time! Someone be my travel buddy!

I have been to Amsterdam before back in 2014 for my Dads 50th birthday, and I loved it then too and always wanted to go back! The first time I stayed pretty central but this time we stayed out of town in at the Teleport Hotel in Sloterdijk, which was only one train stop away from Centraal so it was perfect. I would happily stay there again if I went back!

Cause Amsterdam is so picturesque I had to take photos everywhere! So I'm going to do a brief little photo diary of what I love to do when visiting!

The Canals

Weekend in Amsterdam
Weekend in Amsterdam
Weekend in Amsterdam

You will obviously always have to visit the Canals, if you don't.. were you even in Amsterdam?! I could probably stroll around there every day forever, it's just so laid back and pretty! We pretty much spent our time wandering up and down Warmoesstraat and stopping for the occasional drink, yes it was prosecco and 11am. But nothing beats people watching with a cocktail or a glass of prosecco to sit with, no matter what the time.

Food

Weekend in Amsterdam
Photo courtesy of Ashton Jade (I was the hand model for the weekend)

I could have probably came back from Amsterdam 10 stone heavier if we had been there a bit longer, there is food everywhere. By everywhere, I mean there is literally a pizza shop or a waffle shop every 5 shops, or cheesy chips those were good too! We didn't spend much time eating 'out out' in Amsterdam, most were snacks along the way so we could try everything. Or just to pack into our bags to eat when we got back to the room.

When in Amsterdam you must try the cheesy chip cones and Nutella waffles/pancakes.. they are amazing. We got ours just down past the Red Light District and they were soo good!

Museums

Weekend in Amsterdam

This time round we only did 1 museum, which is the one you have to do if you are going to have the true Amsterdam experience. The Sex Museum! It was literally as corny as you could imagine it to be, and as funny! There is no souvenir better than your photo with a giant penis..

We were intending to go to the Anne Frank museum but it was sold out before we even got there, so definitely book your tickets well before your trip!

My first trip I did Madamme Tussauds and I loved it, but seeing as the weather was so amazing it seemed a waste to spend 2 hours indoors! But you definitely need your typical E.T. photo from here. 

Cafes

Weekend in Amsterdam

If you really want the full experience you definitely need to go to the Bulldog Cafe. We all grabbed a 'space cake' and sat and ate it out in the sun. But apart from them making a damn good Ginger cake, I think that was probably about it!

Iamsterdam sign

Weekend in Amsterdam

Cliche, but we had to go. It's one of those places that isn't all that exciting once you get there. There was people e v e r y w h e r e, and yes I know its a tourist attraction but I didn't expect people to be on the sign (ha)! It's still a lovely pretty place where you can go grab some waffles and visit the Banksy museum (that's on my list for next time).

Weekend in Amsterdam
Weekend in Amsterdam

So yes, my Instagram will be inundated with pretty building photos until someone takes me on my next trip. Where to go next?!

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