Wednesday, 30 April 2014

A Piece of Me In... Amsterdam, Netherlands #2

Hey guys,

So this post will be showing our second and last full day in Amsterdam. On this day we visited the iconic 'I Amsterdam' sign which was so close to our hotel as it is situated in Museumplein. It's almost impossible to take an entire picture with the sign as there were so many people, but this was the best I could do. We also visited the Flower Marker (Bloemenmarkt) which is a hotspot for tourists as it is the only floating flower market in the world. We then found ourselves in the heart of Amsterdam Central and visited Rembrandt Square (a major square in Amsterdam named after a famous painter), the Sex Museum and took pictures of the royal palace. The Sex Museum was definitely something, my friends and I shared a lot of laughs as we went around; it's just one of those places you have to go to when you visit Amsterdam! Later that night we ventured into the Red Light District... it was definitely an experience!
Probably the only decent images I can share from the pictures that I took in the sex museum lol
Not the real RLD... pictures are not allowed there
All in all, it was an amazing experience. I loved taking pictures of the buildings and the canals, as I said, Amsterdam is a beautiful city. I still find myself daydreaming about my time there, and I cannot wait to go back xo

Monday, 21 April 2014

A Piece of Me In... Amsterdam, Netherlands #1

Hey guys!

Amsterdam is somewhere that I have always wanted to go so in January I decided that I would go for my 21st birthday (which was about 5 weeks ago... better late than never ay?) I went with a couple of friends and we stayed for 3 nights over a long weekend (Thursday evening to Sunday morning). It was very cold and rained the majority of the time but it was a great experience. Amsterdam is a beautiful city, one that reminds me a lot of London but also has it's own special something that sets the two cities apart. I did most things that you do when you go out there except biking and riding along the canal in a boat; hopefully I'll get to do those things when I go back one day! This post will be showing our first full day in Amsterdam. Our hotel was situated in the museumplein so we visited Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh museum, the Anne Frank museum and generally just enjoyed what the city had to offer such as authentic pancakes at the popular Pancake Bakery and the infamous sex shops!
Rijksmuseum
I can't even share the pictures of the things I saw in this shop lol
The only picture I have from the Anne Frank House as pictures aren't allowed around the museum
Apple and cinnamon pancake
I hope you've all been well xo
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