Another Day In Amsterdam

So I thought I would keep writing about my current trip around Northern Europe. My next couple of days in Amsterdam were really interesting and packed with activities. Hopefully I won’t bore you with my travel tales. I may even make you feel like checking out a holiday to the Netherlands.

A view of the waterways.

I love a good museum

Popping to the Rijksmuseum was a real highlight of my trip. When I booked some tickets I had no idea what it was going to be like. Suffice to say, it did not disappoint. As someone who likes history and art, I always want to explore what museums have to offer but so many are fairly lame or samey. This one wasn’t.

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

It had pieces of work from Van Gogh and Rembrandt which were found alongside a variety of historical artefacts such as armour, maritime objects and royal furniture.

I find this picture amusing.
Van Goph
The biggest painting I have ever seen.
This has Game of Thrones vibes
A ship. Why not?

After a hard morning of museum wandering I needed a Chinese meal and some drinks in a rooftop bar. Thank goodness for the W Lounge which sits in one of the central squares, next to the Royal Palace. I absolutely loved chilling out there with a glass of champagne and some complimentary nuts.

The view from the W Lounge
A nice finish to the day.

I did so many other things in Amsterdam but picked a few highlights to reflect upon. Amsterdam is a brilliant, bustling city full of history, culture and food. The only thing that slightly tarnished the stay for me was the constant smell of weed in the streets. It is inescapable and can make your clothes smell. Apart from this though, I have nothing but positive words about this lovely city.

5 thoughts on “Another Day In Amsterdam

  1. Went to the Rijksmuseum a few years ago, a museum with so many works by Van Gogh and Rembrandt couldn’t fail. Love Amsterdam.

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