Amsterdam, Netherlands

I had a quick visit to The Netherlands after Stockholm. I had visited before, so I wanted to take this trip to see a lot of the great museums in the city and spend some time out of the city center. In my two full days I did my best to squeeze in as much as I could while also trying to catch up on sleep at my Airbnb. What did I do? Here’s a quick rundown…

Van Gogh Museum
I don’t think I have spent so much time in a museum. Rather impressive.
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Rijksmuseum
The Night Watch by Rembrandt as amazing to see, but I was more interested in the beautiful building than a lot of the stuff inside.
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Floating Flower Market
Not quite as impressive as I had imagined, but still beautiful .

Amsterdam City Archives
I walked a lot of stairs in this building and admired all the stained glass windows.
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Macaroons
No doubt about it, I consumed plenty of these.
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Begijnhof
A beautiful, hidden park in the city. The residents of this little area are extra lucky!
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De Hallen
My Airbnb host recommended this gem to me. An old industrial building with unique shops and a great food hall. Sort of like food trucks, minus the trucks. I tried some dim sum and washed it down with a beer. Afterwards I did a bit of window shopping.
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Vondelpark
I stayed near this lovely park and took full advantage – morning runs and afternoon walks through the park.
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OMG Stroopwafels
United Airlines first got me addicted to these when Jenny and I went to NYC. They sell them on the cheap here so I constantly carried them around as purse snacks. And took some for my future travels. And perhaps mailed some home for my sister to try 🙂 Nom nom nom
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Shopping (The 9 Streets, Magna Plaza, Kalvertoren)
Some OK shopping was had here, but nothing wild. I’m hoping Paris meets my shopping desires.

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I don’t think this dog could have been any happier to nap on a shopping street!

Amsterdam has so much to offer and is a truly lovely place. It was great to come back and see an entirely different side of the city. Cheers!

~ Kerry

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