Travel Guide: Amsterdam

Walking around Amsterdam felt like walking around a pop-up fairytale book. Architecturally it looks and feels different than most of the cities I saw in Europe. With its buildings in all shades of black, grey, and maroon and the plethora of canals and bridges, Amsterdam doesn't feel like a real city at all. 

The city is very walkable which is great because every street you go on is so beautiful. Also no need to know Dutch because essentially everything is in English which is such a blessing. I imagine that in the Summer the city is even more lively than it was when I visited towards the end of March, but I honestly think that the city is a great place to visit, no matter the time of year. 

As always, I've attached my handy dandy map with all the locations mentioned and more to the bottom of this post!

To See and Do

  • Anne Frank House (*note: tickets sell out very early and the line gets crazy long so try to plan for this as far in advanced as possible)
  • Rijksmuseum
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Bloemenmarkt
  • Nine Streets
  • Vondelpark
  • Red Light District- it's Amsterdam– you have to.
  • Concertgebouwplein- check their website before you go because I think they do free concerts during lunchtime every Wednesday! 
  • Keukenhof- if you go in the spring, you must take a trip out to Keukenhof to see the tulips!
  • I Amsterdam Sign

To Eat and Drink

  • Coffee and Coconuts
  • Pluk
  • Bakers & Roasters
  • Kantjil & De Tijger- holy smokes. one of the best meals I had while abroad, must stop by if you're into Indonesian food!
  • Cafe het Paleis
  • Getto

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Blue= Places to see and things to do

Green= food

Yellow= Coffee

Grey= Shopping