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Hello everyone, we just want to start with Amsterdam travel guide. Because here is really fantastic place for us. We had fun besides some shit happens. We will talk about all the small things that we got there…
Lets go all..It is mostly number 1 or 2 city in bucket lists: Amsterdam. Here is a city that all conversations focused on it among friends, even between family members. after we heard about lots of things, we decided to go to Amsterdam, magic city and center of Eurotrip :), to see all the things in its own place. Firstly, we have to tell that every cent of our budget is worth to come here. Above all, after that, we can talk about Amsterdam travel and mention it to our friends :DD
How we arrived Amsterdam city?
We went to amsterdam by plane, thanks to Turkish Airlines, good serve and friendship to the passengers. Actually, we didn’t try anything to search transportation to Amsterdam. Anyway, we don’t have our own car, lol. We had a budget that we saved for this trip. So, it was peaceful flight for us. When we landed, we got a message from operator “Welcome to Amsterdam”
To the Hotel
We got a taxi to go to our hotel. We got a conversation with him and as he said after 50 Euros, taximeter isn’t working there. So, we can pay max 50 Euros. But, we didn’t try this. Finally, we came to the hotel, namely Blue Square Hotel. this hotel is really good to stay, clean rooms, amazing breakfast and some auxiliary services, renting bicycles etc.
After we had our breakfast, we got a city map from hotel reception and started to walk. In front of the hotel, there is a bicycle way. Before go there, we read about bicycles, but we forgot it. As we heard some ring behind us, we jumped to the sideway. Here bicycle is Fast and Nice 🙂 So, you have to give way them nad open their way.
Worth to See in Amsterdam
There are many places to see. But, we try to memory of them not to take notes. Because, we don’t have to write a checklist in Amsterdam. We try to show our paths to give you a new idea. Let’s check some places that we keep in our mind.
We got a tram and arrived to Dam Square. Here is very big square. You can notice that into the city map. There are some places as Madam Tausse Museum, Royal Palace, Niewe Kerk – 15th century church in Amsterdam – and a square to see most of things. There is a restaurant here. We want to mention it into the Food section, just keep reading, reading is nice to know most of thing.
Everyone says that we saw our friends, who we dont see in our countries, in amsterdam when we are in travel. But, we didn’t see anybody we know. But, we saw a man that I want to meet as a fan of Barcelona. Announce to him from here 😀 MESSI, MESSI,, MESSI… :DD
As we sure that do not reference anything according to the canals, lol… We searched a place over and over again. We looked each other and she said that “I marked it according to the canal and I said the same” :)) We mention about second-hand bazaar. As we remember now, it is near the Bloemenmarkt (Flower Market) and actually we were gonna buy lots of things there. But, when we found there, we lost our motivation about shopping there due tired, just watching the sellers.
Here is very peaceful place in Amsterdam. We also started to shot photos on the good spots. You can find them in our Instagram profile, just click here to see.
Amsterdam canal tour is good price to try. You can find most languages into it. Ask the seller about language support and set it up on the boat. It was very good to see canals and around them. However, it can be a lil bit chilly. We tried it on May, spring. Please keep it mind.
As you see, there are some boats on the canals. maybe you can get surprised, but people live into these kind of boats. It is minimal I guess. One day, if we move to Amsterdam, we can find some friends that have these ones and live there as summer vacationist. Maybe this friend may be you 🙂 After tour was finished, we continued to explore Amsterdam.
Here is a flower heaven, there are lots of flower, especially tulips. Tulips are symbol of city and cool to see it there. You can also get it near you and to your countries. But, as we heard from our friends, it is not in guarantee that tulips will be ok in your countries. So, it will be better to take some garden objects, like miniatur windmills. Here has also interesting specification, floating market. Yepp! it is floating. It is likely fish-grill sandals kind of in İstanbul. All of them is floating. You can also choose to buy magnet to the crazy friends about the gifts 😀
Red Light District
After the travel, we learnt that “do not tell it “Red Light Street”. Because, it is really district, not only one street. Some streets have more than others, but most of the streets have some workers, sex shops and strip clubs. As we heard, photo can be problem in some ways. So, be aware of the conclusions of the photos in some places. There are some inside the city and some of the rooms are near the canal. It is difference of Amsterdam and is specified among the Europe cities. So, you can stop by for a while, of course if you don’t have an intention goal :))
Van Gogh Museum
This is a edifice in Amsterdam; Van Gogh Museum. it is really amazing, wonderful and some good adjectives 🙂 he was a master of painting. You can find there guided tours, exhibitions and permanent collections. Really amazing art is waiting for you there. You can also find some gifts to the, you know who, crazy friends about the gifts 😀 really respect to his paintings.
Anne Frank House
It is mostly must-see place, Anne Frank House. It is a house that a family tried to hide there. After Anne Frank, Jewish diary writer, died, her diary was changed to a book. We also watched the film after travel. BUT!!, we really feel sorry that we couldn’t visit there due it was our in last day that we want to visit and there was amazing line front of the door. So, please hurry up to see there before you leave Amsterdam. Don’t miss this as we.
This is really big experience, just know it for now. We will try to prepare a good guide for magnificent Heineken Experience. Of course we will share a photo to see a clue about there now.
“Dancing houses“ is a term to explain that houses are getting and getting bending to the front or side. In previous years, when the houses were constructed, woods were used to keep the buildings on foot. Then, water effect kept the wood a bit of wet and the last situation is like that;
This is not cam effect. It is like that comes to front by bending 🙂 There is a hook system if you look carefuly to the roof. Almost every building has this system to carry some loads to the top of the buildings. This is a clever system.
AJAX ARENA – is amazing place to fans of Ajax. We wanted to see here and wanted to buy brooch. here is really good experience. We didn’t get inside, but aroun here also is cool for us.
ITALAANS RESTAURANT PIZZARIA LA PIAZZA
Here is near and so close to Dam Square. so, absolutely go and eat lasagne. ıt is amazing and nice to eat. chiefs are really master of this food. ın this way, thanks them again by here. also, we tried here dessert, Tiramisu. That was wonderful. Maybe, it can be contain bit of alcohol, we didn’t asked, so we aren’t sure about that.
Go there and thanks us via comments after travel :)))
Hard Rock Cafe
There are lots of Hard Rock Cafe in Europe. But, here gives us a mark vehicle which can warn us that that is our turn to get a table. In this way, you can go around while you are waiting the line. This is really good app. We chose our classical, burger. we really like their serve style, we also tried it in Firenze. We will talk about it later. Some people can say that why is this into the places section, but this is a Europe culture and deserves to be here. Let’s watch this beauty;
Transportation in Amsterdam
Tram system is really good here. Evenmore, there are some regular bus line to the airports, which is really cheaper than taxi and the roads are enjoyful. You can take transportation cards for some days. But, don’t forget to show it by check-in also check out the bus. yess , please :)) In addition, there are some announcement in the trams, “please remember to check out” except of it walking is good thing to do in Amsterdam. Canals, street are really good and people are kind each other and us, except bicycle drivers who we stop on their road. 🙂
There are some exact things to do in Amsterdam;
- Be aware of the bicycle ways.
- If you don’t be aware of bicycle ways, rent a bicycle and now they can aware of 🙂
- Get a nice breakfast due there are most things to see.
- Stop by to Cafe Hans and Grietje to taste the good coffees.
- Find some spots to keep the photos of canals more beautiful.
- Feel the Heineken Experience there.
- Jump into a tram and go anyplace you want to explore. In this way, we really found a good place (yacht marina, bicycle parks) to see.
We also visited some towns in Amsterdam. we will prepare about them, but first wait for Heineken Experience, hav a nice day,
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