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Visiting Amsterdam For A Few Days

Updated on April 2, 2013

Visiting Amsterdam

If you have in mind to spend some time exploring Amsterdam then I would highly reccomend that you allow a week to explore this beautiful city.

It was my husbands first visit to Europe which we had been wanting to do for years & after a crazy 1 hour stop in Frankfurt where all we did was line up in one queue after another which made us miss our flight we finally made it to Amsterdam where we had arranged a few days with my daughter and her husband .

To my husbands delight as he had never seen snow fall before it was actually snowing in Amsterdam on our arrival !

We had a few hours wait till my daughters flight from Luton Airport so we enjoyed lunch at one of the restaurants then wandered around the airport shops for an hour or so until we went to wait for my daughters flight to arrive . .

On their arrival as there was 4 of us we paid for a taxi as it worked out cheaper . I had a hotel -- Rembrandt Classic Hotel booked by a canal near Anne Franks Museum which was lovely looking over the canal at night from our window !

We had an amazing few days exploring Amsterdam on the Hop on Hop off Bus Tour , A boat cruise + lots of walking in the freezing weather !

Rembrandt Classic Hotel Amsterdam

We loved our room overlooking the Canel
We loved our room overlooking the Canel

Rembrandt Classic Hotel

We found the Hotel Rembrandt comfortable and handy to shops , museums etc + we had a view of the canals which we loved and reccommend it as a place to stay while exploring Amsterdam .

The only disapointment is not having a jug - tea and coffee in the room for our early morning cuppa we usually enjoy .

Rembrandt Classic Hotel

Amsterdam Airport

Our first coffee in Europe
Our first coffee in Europe
We asked for a Sausage Roll as we had seen the pictures of the pastry - sausage rolls but we got this given to us instead !
We asked for a Sausage Roll as we had seen the pictures of the pastry - sausage rolls but we got this given to us instead !

Amsterdam Sign

Amsterdam Cheese

I love trying diferent cheeses so we enjoyed looking and tasting some of the many cheeses on offer while strolling around Amsterdam

Cheese Museum in Amsterdam

Cheese in Amsterdam

My daughter & I love cheese so we enjoyed visiting the many cheese factories !
My daughter & I love cheese so we enjoyed visiting the many cheese factories !
Loved our view !
Loved our view !

Anne Franks Museum .

The most moving experience we had while visiting Amsterdam was to spend time visiting Anne Franks Museum .

Make sure if you visit to allow enough time to read everything as you go through the rooms she spent time hiding away in with her family and others upstairs during the war.

To actually be in the bedroom she slept in as well as to see her original diary is hard to explain how it felt .

I first read the story about 35 years ago and felt everyone should have to read this book especially people who have everything yet still complain .

Anne Franks Museum

A very moving experience
A very moving experience

Visit Anne Franks Museum

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Anne Franks Museum:
Anne Frank House, Prinsengracht 267, 1016 GV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

get directions

Make sure Anne Franks Museum is on your list of places to visit while in Amsterdam.

Canals in Amsterdam

I loved the Canals here !
I loved the Canals here !

Diamond Factory

Boat Cruise Amsterdam

Make sure you take the time to unwind on a boat cruise while in Amsterdam so you get a diferent perspective of this beautiful city from another angle . See all the house boats up close where many artists live .

When you pay for a Hop on Hop of bus tour make sure you buy your ferry tickets at the same time for a cheaper price .

As I love the water I love to do a boat trip everywhere we go !

Canals in Amsterdam

Lunch in Amsterdam

We decided to have a Dutch lunch in this Retaurant
We decided to have a Dutch lunch in this Retaurant
Which was delicious
Which was delicious
As well as these potato balls
As well as these potato balls

Cheap Beer

Beer is very cheap here so we tried a few diferent Beers !
Beer is very cheap here so we tried a few diferent Beers !

We actually hope to go back to Amsterdam while we are exploring Europe as there is so much there to see and do that we really only skimmed the surface and it is an amazing place with all the Canals to stroll along and interesting places to visit such as the many museums that are on offer , shops etc to visit !

I would reccommend at least a weeks visit to Amsterdam.


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    • freecampingaussie profile imageAUTHOR

      freecampingaussie 

      5 years ago from Southern Spain

      Hi Moesky, Would have been nice meeting up but we met up with my daughter & her husband for a few days . We loved Amsterdam and hope to return . Tomorrow we go on the ferry to Santander Spain so we could bump into you somewhere on our travels ! Have fun !

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      Moesky 

      5 years ago

      Shame I didn't know you were here - we could have met up for a chat. If you come back I recommend renting a bike, it's the only real way to travel. You can criss-cross the city within minutes, take in the old haven areas, or the forest, or ride along the Amstel river... take the ferry across the Ij to north or the KLSM island for a different side of Amsterdam.

      Chances are I won't be here though 'cause I'm starting my own Europe trip soon.

      Enjoy the rest of yours, maybe we will bump into each other on the way.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      The cheese, diamonds and coffee have me sold on this trip. What a wonderful time you had and I enjoye your sharing of it. Lovely place to visit.

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