February 18, 2013

I Amsterdam

Hey remember when I went to Europe last year?
Yeah.. I still haven't finished telling you all about it. 
Ooopsie. 

We spent three fun-filled days in Amsterdam,
doing... a lot of things that are probably not appropriate to mention on this blog. 
Certain things I can recommend though:

1. Rent a bike and pedal your way through this gorgeous city. 
It may be a little intimidating at first, 
simply because of the overwhelming amount of bicycles every where you look. 
That, coupled with cars, trolleys and pedestrians,
makes for a pretty tricky ride,
but I promise you'll soon get the hang of it and even find it quite enjoyable. 
We started out with a bike tour to get into the groove, and it was a perfect intro to the culture. 
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2. Pay a visit to the Anne Frank museum
Granted, you may walk out a few hours later in a pretty somber mood,
but the experience is a must and will leave you humbled and more appreciative of life. 
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3. Grab a street-side table at one of the numerous cafes around Dam Square,
and just people watch for a few hours. 
It's pretty entertaining. 
Or, join the rest of the crowd and get lost in one of the many tiny side streets of city center.
You're guaranteed to stumble across something interesting.
4. Get out at night and wander through the Red Light District. 
No, you won't be considered a perv. 
This is such a big part of the culture that you'll regret not seeing it with your own eyes. 
Hop into one of the many bars, take an unknown shot, and chat with random strangers about just how gorgeous some of those window girls are. 
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5. Grab a seat along one of the canals and take in a stunning sunset. 

Amsterdam is honestly one of the prettiest cities we've ever had a chance to visit. 
I can't wait to go back!

natasha

5 comments:

Jay said...

I love this little to-do list! We're hoping to get there this year - it's one of those cities we keep saying we want to visit but always push it aside as we figure we'll be there one way or another. This inspires me to move it up ;)

lauren | eyes/ears/mouth+lens said...

Love Amsterdam! I was a year late posting photos from my trip there too :)

D said...

haha I'm still in the process of documenting last summer's Europe adventures too! Looks like you had an awesome time in Amsterdam :)

Cece said...

Hey! Fellow San Diego lover here! We were in Amsterdam last year too. We only had one day there but we loved it. Definitely one of my favorite places on our trip. Loved Vondel Park and the Red Light District!!

Allen peter said...

Ireland is a marvelous place to visit. The Irish culture is so interesting to know. I have also been to Ireland last year. i find it to be a place having everything in it. Whether it may be a adventure, fun, romance, everything. There are places like beautiful cliffs, beaches which are full of thrill and adventure. We had our bookings in a resort called Ard na sidhe, it was amazing. You can refer to this for further information http://www.ardnasidhe.com/romantic-weekend-breaks-ireland