Lizzie's Corner: September 2017

Thursday, 14 September 2017

5 days in Amsterdam

Hello everyone!

So I recently went to Amsterdam for 5 days and it was probably one of the best trips I've ever been on - so I thought I'd share some of the top things I did while I was there.


While you're by Centraal Station, check out the Sexmuseum, which is only €5 for entry and is full of giggles while you're also learning a lot about the history of sex, and the red light district in Amsterdam. 


We went on a canal cruise, which was including in our iAmsterdam card (which I really recommend you get). We went in the evening so it got dark while we were cruising, which was really beautiful to see. A really relaxing ride. 



One of the best things to do in Amsterdam is to visit the Heineken experience, you get 2 free half pints included in the price (which was included in our card) and their 'brew you' ride is hilarious fun. 




Over in Dam Square is the tourist attracting Madam Tussaud's, which was abut €20 with a discount, which I thought was actually a bit pricey considering it took only about 45 minutes to wander around and take photos with every wax figure. Next to this in Dam Square is the Amsterdam Dungeons - somewhere I didn't venture (I'm a scaredy cat) but has great reviews. 




A good way to spend a few hours on a nice day is the Amsterdam Zoo, which is an underground ride away from the city centre but travel and entry were included in our card. We love zoos so this was the perfect afternoon for us and had some nice little cafes as you wander around.


Another underground ride away but totally worth it if you're a football lover is a tour of Amsterdam Arena - home of Ajax. I can't really comment as it all went over my head but my boyfriend loved it.




On the other side of the water to Centraal, is the impressive looking A'DAM Lookout tower, which offers a fantastic view of the city. The more daring can also go on a swing and swing over the edge - but I sure didn't. 



The best thing to do in Amsterdam is to visit the Anne Frank House, one of the highest rated attractions - for a reason. The house is hauntingly incredible, it touches your heart and brings you to tears. The queues to get in are also incredible - but if you visit late in the evening you're guaranteed a smaller line. 



The final attraction I'll be talking about is the The Fault in Our Stars bench. Something that is only really meaningful for those of us who are Nerdfighters or felt personally touched by John Green or TFIOS. It's not for everyone, and it really is just a bench, but it is nice to see. 

Have you ever been to Amsterdam? What are your top tips?
Lizzie