A Day In Amsterdam

With exams finally being over this weekend was my first free weekend in about a month. At first I was planning on just doing nothing and chilling out to recover from exams but then I figured that’d be kinda boring. So I was thinking of what to do and then it came to me. I’ve been living in the Netherlands since last September now but I haven’t actually seen that much of the country except for the city I’m living in, which I really adore but I just wanted to see more. Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, is about an hour and a half by train from here, so I decided to pack up a few things, go to the train station, buy a ticket and hop on the next train to Amsterdam.

I’m so glad I came up with this idea and that I went through with it. I just felt a little adventurous and I love traveling and checking out new places, so I just went for it. I usually don’t travel alone and I was a bit nervous that I’d catch the wrong train and end up God knows where but everything went fine and I had an amazing day exploring the city.

When I left it was actually quite chilly and cloudy outside but the second I arrived at Amsterdam Central Station the sun came out. So here are some pictures of this absolutely beautiful city.

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I think Amsterdam just became one of my favorite cities in Europe. It is such a beautiful place. They have the cutest little houses and there’s all these canals. Unfortunately I didn’t have enough time to do one of those canal tours but I sure am doing one next time. Amsterdam is such a lovely and charming city I can’t get over it.

I’ve been to Amsterdam before but only once when I was a bout three years old. We still have a picture of me running around in tiny little rubber boots chasing doves. This time I obviously didn’t run around chasing doves and luckily I didn’t need rubber boots because the weather was gorgeous. After walking around the harbour and looking over the canals I walked to the city centre and did a little bit of shopping. They have the coolest stores there. Thank God the University of Amsterdam doesn’t offer my study program because if I was living there I’d probably totally broke and instead of studying I’d be sitting near the water just watching the ships go by.

Okay, I think I’ve fallen a bit in love with Amsterdam and before I continue to bore you with my ramblings I’m just going to stop now. But yeah you’ve probably noticed by now that I’ve had an amazing day and I can’t wait to go back again.

Any of you ever been to Amsterdam?

Happy Sunday!

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6 thoughts on “A Day In Amsterdam

  1. I love Amsterdam, and like you I definitely fell in love with the city. The last time I was there was the week before Christmas and although it was freezing, it was all lit up with fairy lights. Just magical! I’m hoping to go for another visit next month to experience it in the Spring :)

    1. Oh you definitely should go there! It is absolutely beautiful during the spring. The way the sun reflects on the water.. it’s just gorgeous! I really want go back there and actually stay for a longer while because there’s so much to do. I totally wanna do one of those canal tours! I just need to find someone who want to go with me. :D

      1. Me me me, pick me!! :) I’d totally go! I’d totally go on a canal tour. I wanted to go on one in September but no one would go with me and then it got too cold and not as pretty!!

      2. Yes!!:) That’d be so cool! We should totally do one of those tours! I was so jealous of all the people that got to do one when I was there yesterday! The weather was just so perfect. I just really want to go back and see more! :D

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