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Travel Diary: Amsterdam Day 1

 
I got up at 2 am this morning to travel to Amsterdam with my boyfriend.
 
I've never been to the Netherlands before (if you don't count my visit on the Dutch island Sint Maarten in the Carribean in 2009, which I don't) so I have been super excited about going here! We took the early morning flight and started our day in Amsterdam with a taxi ride to our hotel to drop off our bags and then head out to find some breakfast.
 
We had no specific goal in mind and just went wandering about in the city when a hail storm showed up from nowhere. We both stood with our smartphones in our hands trying to find a breakfast restaurant nearby that we could run to when a local lady came up to us offering us her help. How nice? With her help, we ended up at The Breakfast Club and had a really nice breakfast!
 
 
 
After breakfast, we went exploring some of the main sights like Rijksmuseum, Begijnhof, Dam Square and Anne Frank Huis. I really wanted to get inside Anne Frank's house but you have to prebook your entrance ticket online, and when I thought about it two weeks ago, it was already sold out for the whole weekend we were there. At least we saw the building from the outside, but with people posing for photos in front of it and some sort of salesman walking around and yelling about going on a canal boat tour - it wasn't as emotional as I thought it would have been. I just hate when historical places get's to "touristy".
 
 
 
The sun had been shining after the hail, but after that came the rain so we decided to hit the main shopping road Kalverstraat to find an umbrella and ended up with also buying matching raincoats! We also had a look in some interesting stores, like one that sold every sort of cheese imaginable (and you could taste everything, heaven for this cheese-lover I might add!) and one four stories high English bookshop.
 
 
 
By this point, our feet were already tired, but I had seen a café on Instagram that sold amazing milkshakes and I really wanted to go there, so we walked out of the central parts of the city, visited some "fancy stores" at Pieter Cornelisz Hooftstraat and then walked through the big park Vondelpark to a place called Corner Bakery. I ate an avocado toast and a milkshake with a doughnut and was super happy.
 
 
 
We were both super tired after the Corner Bakery (getting up at 2 am and walking the whole day) so we decided to buy a 48-hour card for public transportation and took the metro back to our hotel where we could check in, take a shower and lay down for a while.
 
 
 
We talked about getting back into the city again for dinner, but ended up buying chips at a grocery store nearby and watched some Netflix before falling asleep at 8 pm instead, haha!
 
 
 
I am really happy with our first day in Amsterdam. My first impression is that I really love the idea of a city where it is easier and faster to walk around than take a car and that I really have underestimated the proportion of bikes in this city! Look at any direction and you'll see at least 100 bikes at the same time!
 
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Meg
2018-02-04 / 10:17:39
URL: http://megs.blogg.se

men åh vad fint! ser fram emot lite fler guldkorn därifrån, har själv varit där men hann inte göra så mycket turisiga grejer. hoppas ert besök i amsterdam blir underbart!! <3

Svar: Svar: Amsterdam är ju bara så himla vackert!
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Iselin Renée
2018-02-04 / 12:51:49
URL: http://www.iselinrenee.blogg.no

Kjempe fine bilder, har hatt lyst til å reise til Amsterdam en stund :)

Svar: Svar: Tusen tack! Håller tummarna för att du får möjlighet att besöka Amsterdam en dag, så himla fin stad :)
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Alice Lindström
2018-02-04 / 13:25:00
URL: http://alicelindstrom.se/

Åhh vad jag vill till Amsterdam, varit på andra plaster i Nederländerna och gillade det verkligen!

Svar: Svar: Åh, skulle verkligen vilja upptäcka fler delar av Nederländerna! :)
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Jeanette
2018-02-04 / 14:10:54
URL: http://nouw.com/jeanettek

Men åh vad härligt och så himla fina bilder! Amsterdam är verkligen en stad jag vill besöka, ser ut som en otroligt fin stad. Ska KANSKE dit i vår faktiskt, hoppas verkligen det blir så :)

Svar: Svar: Åh så roligt, hoppas verkligen du kommer dit! :D
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Louise
2018-02-04 / 22:42:53
URL: http://louiseelinore.com

Underbara bilder ! 😃

Svar: Svar: Tusen tack! :)
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Hanna Karlsson
2018-02-05 / 08:07:06
URL: http://hannafialotta.blogg.se/

Amsterdam vill jag åka till! Listan är lång, hehe. :-)

Svar: Svar: Hoppas verkligen du kommer dit en dag, fantastisk stad! :)
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Elin Rohlin
2018-02-05 / 19:33:14
URL: http://reviewblog.blo.gg

Åh vad härligt det ser ut! Vad heter hotellet som ni bor på och vad heter bokaffären med fyra våningar? :)

Svar: Svar: Hotellet hette Hotel2Stay och bokhandeln Waterstones :)
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Miss Baby Peaches
2018-02-06 / 11:35:32
URL: http://missbabypeaches.se/

Den där milkshaken såg ju grym ut!

Svar: Svar: Det var den också! :D
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Pauline Hurtig
2018-02-08 / 10:37:22
URL: http://lillafrokenhurtig.blogg.se/

oj jäklar vilken grej, den skulle jag vilja smaka :D

Svar: Svar: Den var helt magisk! :D
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sarah
2018-02-08 / 19:36:24
URL: http://www.klarahs.blogg.se

fin ny blogg du har fixt =)

Svar: Svar: Tusen tack! :)
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