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AMSTERDAM Day 1- Beer, Balconies and bikes.

May 23, 2018

I hope you are guys are as excited to read this as I was writing it!

I spammed my instagram with photos galore and now I finally made time for my Amsterdam blog posts! There is so much I wanted to write and so many photos I needed to post so I thought I would break it down day by day.

First up day one. Myself and my cousin flew to Amsterdam from Birmingham airport nice and early in the morning so we could get there with plenty of time. Seeing as the flight to Amsterdam from the UK is 45 minutes and they are an hour ahead we got there at 11am nice and early.

We got there and immediately headed to the IAMSTERDAM sign situated at the airport and it was very quiet so we got plenty of photo ops as you do.

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We made it to our Air BnB which was adorable!! such a typical European apartment flowers everywhere and very much like Ikea if you get me? They deffo made the most of a smaller space but with extra comfort too. The view was very relaxing and peaceful. something about being surrounded by plants every where rejuvenates your soul and makes your mind feel refreshed.

Getting round Amsterdam is easy once you get the hang of it through use of the bus and tram network. But when I was told there would be bikes everywhere I totally underestimated HOW MANY BLOODY BIKES. When crossing the road look left, look right, up, down, into another universe, through the dimension of time and space and as far as you can, you will still probably get run over but still its the thought that counts. We wandered around with caution avoiding all bikes and found floating tulip shops, quirky little cars (seriously what is up with those cars) and ofc when in Dam one must partake in the local activity of a coffeeshop. (mwhahah). Lets just say my first time in a coffeeshop did not go too well, but as they are all super cute i couldnt not visit them again throughout the entire weekend?

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Amsterdam central itself is actually quite small so as we had the Heineken experience booked we took an elongated wander around. It’s a very pleasant city and edgy shops every where, but of course we were most excited to get leisurely bevved at Heineken.

IMG_4850The Heineken brewery was the first one produced and has since been transformed into this tourist attraction. In all honesty it was actually pretty sick. I had read a few negative reviews so didn’t expect much but there was so much to interact with. The history was brilliantly explained, how the beer is made was a 4D experience and the entire place was  just so funky and fun. Plus free 3 samples, it was awesome!

As we did this quite late we ventured out to get some dinner and had another wonder around, just getting to grips as to where we were. It was a fab first day and I was very ready for the rest of the long weekend and what Amsterdam had install…

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Part two coming soon…

Sophiemagsx

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    crescentmoonramblings
    May 23, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Your post brought back memories of my time in Amsterdam. I loved it too.

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    a mindful traveler
    May 24, 2018 at 9:36 am

    It’s always great to experience places for yourself, even after reading a few bad reviews. Everyone’s opinions are different and like your experience at Heineken, you may end up pleasantly surprised. Glad to hear you enjoyed your time in Amsterdam Sophie. Xx

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      hopelesswonderer
      May 25, 2018 at 5:43 pm

      yeah most definitely and I am the worst for always having high expectations so im glad it didn’t disappoint 🙂

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    Chloe Luna
    May 24, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    I’ve been wanting to go to Amsterdam for such a long time, these photos are great!

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      hopelesswonderer
      May 25, 2018 at 5:43 pm

      thank you!! I was the same I pestered everyone and finally got to go haha! xx

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    Amelia in Hull
    May 24, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Wow it looks amazing!! I’d love to visit Amsterdam xx

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    lucybixby
    May 25, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    Your visit sounds like so much fun! This makes me miss Amsterdam.

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    questionsfromateenager
    May 25, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    I love Amsterdam. I’ve been there twice before and only have fond memories. Also, how cool is it that they have an entire restaurant dedicated to avocados?!

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      hopelesswonderer
      May 26, 2018 at 7:30 am

      uesss that’s what i love they just have so much random stuff like that restaurant!!

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    ignitedmoth
    May 26, 2018 at 2:33 am

    Lovely photos! Looks like a great place to visit. 🙂

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    Where Abby Goes
    May 29, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    So cool! Hope to go to these places one day in Amsterdam!

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      hopelesswonderer
      May 29, 2018 at 6:11 pm

      yeah its so funky there you deffo need to go 🙂

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