Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Adventures in Amsterdam

As many of you know, I spent the last few days in the beautiful city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands!

I haven't been much of a traveler in my 23 years, but I've suddenly felt the urge to go and explore the world. First stop - Amsterdam!

It's hard to narrow down my favourite moment of the trip. Nothing compares to the goosebumps I got seeing Van Gogh's sunflowers in the flesh. Or the emotion of being in the same attic space that hid Anne Frank and her family for two years. From sampling mulled wine and touring the Christmas markets, ice-skating in front of one of the most magnificent buildings in Europe and becoming a Chocomel addict, Amsterdam has so much to offer, and I hated having to leave the culture and the architecture especially behind. 
Check out some of my photos below from the Van Gogh museum, the Rijkmuseum, canal tours and just generally from wandering the city. 

Self-Portrait of Vincent Van Gogh
Ice Amsterdam, Museumplein
Prinsengracht canal
Sightseeing
Macaroons
I amsterdam Rijkmuseum
Blue Boat Company Canal Cruise
Casual sailing

21 comments:

  1. I would love to visit Amsterdam it has been on my wishlist for a long time. I want to see the canals and visit the Anne Frank Museum.

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    1. Well worth a trip Ana, I'd highly recommend x

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  2. This does look good. I went to Amsterdam with my little girl a few years ago and we loved it1. looks like a fab adventure!

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    1. It's so much fun! Would love to go back in the summer time too x

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  3. I am so jealous, Amsterdam has been on my "destination wishlist' ever since i read Anne Frank's diary for English Lit at secondary school. It's a place steeped in art, culture and history. xxx

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    1. So much art, culture and history! I was blown away x

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  4. Oh wow, what a fabulous city to travel to - and an amazing one to visit as a new traveler. I haven't been yet but your photos & description are amazing. I bet the Christmas markets are so festive & fun. I'd love to see the art & soak in the history as well. x

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    1. The architecture was fabulous too. Just walking by the canals - I could spend days doing that! x

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  5. Fab photos Amsterdam is on my list of places I would love to go one day. Such lovely photos you look like u had an amazing time.

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    1. I really did Joanna, and you definitely should go. I had an amazing time xx

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  6. Amsterdam is next on my planned places to visit and I can not wait, this post has come at the right time so I can put places to see on my list.

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    1. Oh do Miranda! And pre-book your tickets to the Anne Frank House or you'll be waiting for hours x

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    2. That's a good tip, thanks. I will make sure to write it down and book.

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  7. I'd love to visit Amsterdam, it's a beautiful country! I'd like to visit the Anne Frank house :)
    Lovely photos, it looks and sounds like a lovely time was had. xx

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    1. Thanks Sarah, I really did have a great time. You should definitely go and check it out, I think you'd love the city x

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  8. Thanks for sharing your experience of Amsterdam,I am planning a trip to Amsterdam in the new year and I really want to visit the Anne Frank museum, I've heard it is incredible.:-) x

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    1. It really is incredible Jade. But pre-book your tickets to save hours of queuing! Best thing I did!

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  9. Lovely pictures! Sounds like you had a lovely time. Would be so interesting to visit the Anne Frank museum especially. xx

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    1. Thanks Mary. It was incredibly interesting but also eerie being in the same attic space. The museum is incredibly well preserved and laid out x

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  10. I would love to see Van Gogh's artwork in the flesh and see just how beautiful it is up close. I bet it was so emotional a time also to see x

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    1. It really was Michaela. I had goosebumps and got a bit teary-eyed to be honest! Well worth a trip xx

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