The first time I went to Amsterdam, I wasn’t really sure what to make of it. Dam Square and the surrounding area really wasn’t for me. I’m glad I gave it a second (and third) chance though, as it’s undoubtedly become one of my favourite cities.
You can’t beat hiring bikes and cycling to Vondelpark for a few beers by the lake. Speaking of beers, make sure you visit Craft & Draft and Beer Temple. Brilliant bars. Check out Brouwerij ‘t IJ – a brewery in a windmill – too.
We’re lucky that Amsterdam is one of the few places you can still fly to from our beloved local airport! As always, we booked through Expedia and got a good deal on flights and hotel.
I showed these photos to a friend who was there at the same time as us on a stag dü and he said we must’ve visited a different Amsterdam to him… I think he’s probably right!
If you’ve never been before and are put off by things you might’ve heard: don’t be. It’s a beautiful and fantastic city. I can’t wait to visit again soon.