So Amsterdam had been on my bucket list as one of the main places to visit, so I was super excited to finally go there! So welcome to my third “6 Countries in 1 Month” post! If you haven’t read the first one (Belfast) or the second one (Dublin) then go check them out as it will also give you some extra information about why I decided to travel!! So (again) here is a reminder of the list of the countries/places we travelled to and stayed (in order.):
🌟Belfast, Northern Ireland.
🌟Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
🌟Rome, Italy. – Review will be posted 3/3/17
🌟Barcelona, Spain.- Review will be posted 10/3/17
🌟Florence, Italy.- Review will be posted 17/3/17
🌟Bologna, Italy.- Review will be posted 24/3/17
🌟Milan, Italy. – Review will be posted 31/3/17
🌟Berlin, Germany. – Review will be posted 7/4/17
🌟Frankfurt, Germany. – Review will be posted 14/4/17
🌟Cologne, Germany. – Review will be posted 21/4/17
We travelled to Amsterdam via Dublin Airport and beforehand I had already booked to see The Anne Frank Museum (as it is also so busy and you are not guaranteed entry if you just show up).
I took a risk when booking the hostel we stayed in as it was quite new and did not have many reviews on it. It was called Dutchies and we stayed there at the end of May 2016. We stayed in an 8-Bed Mixed Dormitory Room costing €170/£145 for 4 nights for me and my boyfriend, which actually wasn’t too bad! You could tell the hostel was new, very clean and tidy. The kitchen was small but if you wasn’t going to spend every day cooking then it wasn’t an issue. It wasn’t in the city centre, as it was on the outskirts next to a supermarket but still on the tram line, taking around 30 minutes to get into the city centre.
Places we visited/things we did:
☀ Explored the city centre and the markets.
☀ Visited Anne Franks House. It is definetly something you should visit! It was so sad but such a beautiful remembrance for her and her family.
☀ Took a boat ride. It wasn’t something I was that interested it but we got to see lots of sights such as the smallest house in the world and it wasn’t too expensive.
☀ Visited the “Red Light District” (I mean you kindof have to don’t you? No photos were allowed for obvious reasons so I haven’t included any below).
☀Visited Delirium Cafe, which has over 300 beers! If you are unsure on the brand, its the symbol with the pink elephant on it.
☀ We visited a really lovely Ethiopian restaurant.
☀ Another thing that you have to do if you are ever in Amsterdam is get some Dutch chips! They are so good! I’ve inserted a photo of them below.
The monument outside of Anne Franks House.
Exploring the City Centre.
3/5 stars. Though I did enjoy Amsterdam, apart from doing the most obvious there wasn’t much stuff to do. I really wanted to go to the Van Gogh museum but it was so expensive! I’d go back to Amsterdam but probably only for a weekend max as I think everything can be done in two days!
And next week we will be exploring ROME! So after Amsterdam we had to go back to the UK for a few days as we both had prior commitments, so after that was done, we grabbed two friends and flew to ROME!