THE NETHERLANDS

Blogposts coming soon! In the meantime...

AMSTERDAM RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Anne Frank House - I found this to be very interesting but I find all WWII things to be interesting :)  If you've seen the Fault in Our Stars you've basically already been here, but I'd still recommend it (my friend felt otherwise).  Book online in advance or you will be in a long, long line
  • Van Gogh Museum - if you are into Van Gogh or art in general you'll want to see this.  I could've gone without it
  • Vondelpark - a gorgeous, huge park! Walk around, lay in the grass and read, have a picnic
  • Mike's Bikes - by bike is always my favorite way to see a city and Mike's Bikes is my go-to if an option.  To be honest the traffic here is a little crazy so it was kind of nerve-wracking but worth it
  • Walk around the Red Light District at night. Very interesting experience!
  • Take a pic at one of the I Am Amsterdam signs (there are a few)
  • Grab traditional dutch pancakes at the Pancake Bakery, perhaps on your way to the Anne Frank House
  • Visit a coffee shop if that is your thing - Mellow Yellow is really popular, Bulldog Cafe is everywhere, etc
  • Brouwerij 't Ij - a bar in a windmill! Good beer + meat/cheese plates
  • Stay at Hotel Pulitzer Amsterdam - right down the street from Anne Frank's House. Cute area and close enough to everything

Things I didn't do but had recommended to me:

  • Heineken Experience - was told "definitely do this, worth the price"
  • Chipsy King - had this recommended a few times.  Get fries with mayo and spicy ketchup
  • Rent a bike and explore the countryside (can do this via Mike's Bikes also)
  • Canal boat tour

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE MY POSTS ON AMSTERDAM

COMING SOON :)