As we headed into Amsterdam I got so excited – it wasn’t my first time in Amsterdam and again I got the same feeling I get everytime I get here. I feel like a child at Christmas, very excited and so keen to just walk everywhere, watch everyone on their bikes and enjoy the energy of this great city.
Holy hipster heaven! I really liked the quirky nature of the Volkshotel, definitely made for a different experience than staying in a standard hotel, located just a short tram ride from the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam. Or you can take a nice walk along the canal just as we did. Very friendly staff on hand 24 hours a day, the rooms are mostly small but we knew that before arriving, however they are well equipped with a comfy bed and lovely shower. On the ground floor there is a Cafe/Bar area which was always busy in the evenings and not just with hotel guests, a lot of locals go there to drink etc. and yes there is also a nightclub! During the day it had a very laid back atmosphere where people come to work or chill out. There is also a rooftop restaurant which serves a small menu of tasty food and good beers & cocktails, with a wonderful view! The rooftop has also hot tubs and a sauna which is free to use for hotel guests. Will definitely go back and stay with them!
Starting day one with an oversized coffee mug at Bagels & Beans…
… later doing some shopping at my favourite place – “Nine Little Streets”.
It’s Burger Time!
… and wine o’clock!
De Ysbreeker was near to our hotel so we stopped by for our first dinner in Amsterdam. It was delicious!
Bagels & Beans in Keizersgracht: Becoming our breakfast tradition when in Amsterdam!
It wouldn’t be Amsterdam without…. 😀
If I would live in Amsterdam, this would be probably my favourite bar in town! We just had to return this year. I think I’m addicted with Tales & Spirits. Small, intimate and exceptional. Great music, cool people and finger food was also delicious. But their cocktails are the BEST! Ingredients are quality, presentation is excellent and taste is off the Richter scale! If you ever come to Amsterdam, try their Zombie cocktail!
You can’t possibly expect to experience Amsterdam like a local without getting on two wheels. Have you ever cycled in Amsterdam and feared for your life, or is it just me? Cycling is one of the best ways to get around in this city, but it is not as easy as the Dutch make it look! I tried my best, and at the end of the day I was just glad to be alive…
NEMO Science Musem
Inside of the National Maritime Museum
We enjoyed a canal tour with Friendship Amsterdam. Our “captain” and his assistant were very friendly and pleasant and we really enjoyed being on a small open boat, it was more personal. They serve also drinks on board and talk about history of the canals and surrounding buildings you will pass. Great experience!
The Heineken Experience, located in the heart of Amsterdam is definitely a must-see! The former Heineken brewery – where the magic has been happening for over 100 years, is informed into a thrilling interactive display of the fascinating world of Heineken. Come and see! Meet the beer!
Thank you Amsterdam for another best 4 days in my life! Can’t wait to see you again, next year!