the last city before going home... Amsterdam

Amsterdam Travel Blog

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Walking around

I saved Amsterdam for the last :) why??? :) I liked this city very much. You see people from all over the world walking around, but maybe just the tourist are walking. Everyone else is riding a bike! You can rent a Yellow Bike and do it too (so did I). Actually there are more bikes than cars in Amsterdam.  There are a lot of things to see and do (during the day and night) and the people are very friendly. They speak dutch, but everyone will understand English too.

I woke up early to pack my things. This would be my last day in Europe, I'd be flying back home tomorrow morning. :(

We left around 9am and took the train. Finally we arrived to Amsterdam around noon. Martjin wanted me to know the city by riding a bike through it instead of walking around - just like the locals cool! So our first stop was going for a bike.

 

The 3 of all were riding our yellow bikes, hehe.

In front of the Palais Royal
Have to say it was big to me, well actually everything here is big for the small Peruvian, hahaha. We passed in front of Anna Frank’s house. I read the book as a little girl and always wanted to see where she lived. All the canals and bridges are so nice here.

 

Then we went downtown. We visited the Dom, Museenplein & Rembrandt house. We decided to have something to drink, had a sit in a nice café and started thinking about my flight back home. Mmm, it was scheduled to leave in the morning, which meant I have either to leave s’ Hertogenbosch very early or spending the night in Amsterdam.


I was thinking about the 2nd choice for 2 reasons. a) The drive from 's-Hertogenbosch to Amsterdam was long and didn't want to wake up extremely early & b) my Eurailpass was valid just until today... So, I was about staying in Amsterdam, but Martjin didn’t want me to spend the night alone in crazy Amsterdam.

:)
"No, no, no" So, I told him, what about staying here if I knew somebody. "Well, in that case things would be different..." I had Cris' number with me. (Cris is the guy from Gent). I called him and he was around, so he showed up in a few - riding a bike of course, haha. He said I could spend a night at his place, no problem. Ok, I had a plan. 


Problem solved. We kept on visiting Amsterdam. Of course we crossed the Amsterdam Red Light District. If you are in Amsterdam, you have to do it. After that, we decided to go back home. I had to pick up my stuff and go back to Amsterdam. So sad about leaving Europe :(

 

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Walking around
Walking around
In front of the Palais Royal
In front of the Palais Royal
:)
:)
arriving to Amsterdam
arriving to Amsterdam
renting a bike is the way to go si…
renting a bike is the way to go s…
Anne Frank house
Anne Frank house
Anne Franks house
Anne Frank's house
canals in Amsterdam
canals in Amsterdam
nice colors
nice colors
a nice street
a nice street
Nieuwe Kerk - new Church
Nieuwe Kerk - new Church
nice windows
nice windows
Dam Square
Dam Square
in the way to the markets
in the way to the markets
De Waag
De Waag
walking downtown
walking downtown
nice buildings
nice buildings
apartment buildings
apartment buildings
in front of the Rijksmuseum
in front of the Rijksmuseum
Rijksmuseum
Rijksmuseum
entrance to the Rijksmuseum
entrance to the Rijksmuseum
monuments
monuments
having fun in the streets
having fun in the streets
;)
;)
Red Light District
Red Light District
in our way to the station
in our way to the station
Amsterdam
photo by: pearcetoyou