Amsterdam ! Today, I would like to share with you our incredibly spontaneous weekend in Amsterdam. It was one of those crazy ideas that you just have to make happen. We didn’t have much time for planning, but we knew that Amsterdam was the perfect place for a quick escape.
From the very first moments in Amsterdam, we felt that the city has its own pace and energy. We saw it in the behavior of the people and in the overall culture of the place. Contrary to appearances, Amsterdam is very organized, both in terms of its people and its surroundings. You can notice that the Netherlands is the only place on Earth where tourists can really do whatever they want and spend time according to their own preferences.
The whole culture of this place makes us feel a sense of freedom that we have never experienced before.
The architecture of Amsterdam is incredibly charming. There are beautiful narrow houses with characteristic gables that create picturesque landscapes against the backdrop of the canals. While strolling through the city, we couldn’t take our eyes off these wonderful buildings.
One of the most characteristic sights of Amsterdam is the daily movement of cyclists. Despite the crowds on the streets, they are always friendly and tolerant towards tourists. It’s truly a unique experience to be able to move around the city in the company of such friendly people.
We also can’t forget about the canals, which are a true attraction of Amsterdam. You can rent a boat and sail through them, admiring the city from a completely different perspective. It’s an unforgettable experience.
Of course, we can’t overlook the famous Red Light Street where crowds come in the evenings to see how it really looks live. Although it may seem controversial, it is one of the places that is characteristic of Amsterdam.
Amsterdam offers many more attractions. Remember that while exploring, it’s also worth enjoying the city’s atmosphere, indulging in local cuisine, and trying a bike ride, which is very popular in Amsterdam.
Two-day itinerary with a list of what to see:
- Van Gogh Museum: Take a walk through this magnificent museum and admire the collection of Vincent van Gogh’s works, including his famous paintings like „Sunflowers” and „Starry Night.”
- Rijksmuseum: This is one of the most important museums in Amsterdam, where you can see works by masters such as Rembrandt and Vermeer. Don’t forget to visit the famous painting „The Night Watch.”
- Old Town: Take a stroll through the charming streets of the Old Town, such as Dam Square and Nieuwmarkt, and admire the historic buildings and the atmosphere of this historic area.
- Canal Walks: Don’t forget to explore the beauty and romance of Amsterdam’s canals. You can take a walk along the major canals like Herengracht, Prinsengracht, and Keizersgracht.
- Anne Frank House: Experience a moving experience at the Anne Frank House, where the famous diary author hid from the Nazis during World War II.
- Jordaan: Visit one of the most picturesque neighborhoods in Amsterdam. Jordaan is known for its charming streets, art galleries, cafes, and antique shops.
- Amsterdam Museum: Learn more about the history of the city by visiting this fascinating museum. You can explore the history of Amsterdam from medieval times to the present day.
- Museumplein: Head to Museumplein, where the most important museums in Amsterdam are located, such as the Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. It’s also a perfect place for a picnic or relaxing on the grass.
In the evening, Amsterdam comes alive and becomes even more beautiful. As night falls, the city is filled with lights that accentuate its charm. It’s a magical time when everything starts to glow, creating a unique atmosphere.
Evenings in Amsterdam have a different pace of life. People come out onto the streets to have fun, take leisurely walks, and enjoy the evening relaxation. Walking among the crowd, you can see the joy and carefree spirit in the eyes of both locals and tourists.
What’s remarkable is that the residents of Amsterdam have their favorite places, such as pubs, where even standing on the sidewalk amidst the crowds doesn’t bother them. It’s all about the ambiance and the atmosphere that surrounds them. This unique vibe makes these places popular and draws in the crowds.
Evening Amsterdam exudes energy and extraordinary charm. Walking along the canals, you can admire the reflection of lights on the water, creating unforgettable views. The evening illumination gives the city a romantic character and makes you want to immerse yourself in it.
Amsterdam in the evening is a time to disconnect from everyday worries and simply enjoy the moment. The city invites you to relax and explore new corners, and evening strolls become a true pleasure.
If you’re planning a visit to Amsterdam, be sure to set aside time for exploring the city in the evening. It’s an unforgettable experience that will leave beautiful memories in your hearts.
In Amsterdam, accommodation is very expensive and it is often the case that the quality also leaves something to be desired. However, we chose the option of staying in a climatic camping house. A place well situated for quiet relaxation and greenery.
Accommodation in Amsterdam is often expensive and the quality doesn’t always meet expectations. However, we decided to choose the option of staying in a charming campsite house. The place was well-situated, providing peace, relaxation, and a green surrounding.
When it comes to food, Amsterdam certainly won’t disappoint any food lover. You can find a wide range of dishes, and everyone will find something for themselves. While trying local specialties, we couldn’t resist famous waffles. They were incredibly sweet, although unfortunately, we only managed to have one bite. However, we highly recommend trying croissants with pudding and fruits. It’s a delicious combination of flavors that you will enjoy.
Amsterdam is a city where you can indulge in a variety of culinary experiences.