I’ve just been to Amsterdam for 3 nights and it was so nice! The city is quite small so is really easy to explore on foot and actually quite relaxing as there wasn’t so much pressure to squeeze so much into a small amount of time.
We arrived at our hotel around 5pm on Sunday. We stayed at Swissotel on Dam Square which is a great central location. To begin our evening, we visited The Sex Museum-something that is a MUST DO. It’s beyond hilarious and the best place for any boomerang lovers. For dinner, we went to Cannibale Royale and ate bitterballen followed by steak and ribs and it was delish!
On Monday, we ate breakfast at The Lobby, I had the French Toast which was divine! We went by the Anne Frank Huis but didn’t realise you had to pre-buy tickets so couldn’t go on. With that fail, we walked around Jordaan and then went shopping obviously. Whilst shopping, my Mum called me and told me the terrible news that our beloved dog, Ruby, had to be put down. On that devastating news, we sat outside a cafe on Dam Square while I cried. We went to Albert Cuypt Markt-don’t go-it’s literally the market from Eastenders but with giant birds and stroop waffles.
After a nap and a bath, we headed to the Sky Lounge in the Doubletree hotel for sunset. It was super busy at this time but we after a quick photo shoot outside we managed to get a table, followed by a few more tears by me! It was beautiful at sunset so I would definitely recommend it and I can imagine in summer it’s even better! After this, we walked around the Red Light District-OMG-the most bizarre place I’ve ever been! Definitely worth a visit. We grabbed a burger at The Butcher accompanied by THE yummiest milkshake.
On Tuesday, it was my husbands birthday and we headed to Greenwoods for breakfast. They open at 9, we got there at 9.05 and it was already full. It’s a small cafe, but SO good, I recommend the wait! We jumped on a canal cruise at Centraal station and it was so nice! 1. Because it was so warm on the boat and 2. It was great to ride around the canals and hear some history.
A few juice stops later, we ferried over to Noord to go to A’Dam Lookout. We had prepaid for entry and for tickets to go on the Over The Edge swing. You go up in a super cool elevator with music and a light show before arriving at the top to a bar and lounge area. Up another level, you are on the rooftop and at the swing level. The swing was SO much fun-it was actually the highlight of our trip!
In the evening, we went to a little Italian restaurant in De Pijp for dinner but I wasn’t feeling well so our night was very short lived and we were in bed by 9.30pm!
Amsterdam was such a chilled mini break experience (unlike all my others which are all so busy!) and very pretty. 3 nights was more than enough time to see and do everything on offer and it was all moderately priced. For 3 nights, flights and activities it was around £900.