My very first blog post here is about my girls‘ trip to Amsterdam together with Emily and both of us fell in love with the city right at the start. So I’m going to give you a small summary of our trip including some tips for your next trip to Amsterdam. Getting to Amsterdam is super easy as there’s a good connection from Vienna and many other cities with direct flights several times a day. We booked our flights with KLM, which were only 90 € for a round trip. By the time we arrived in Amsterdam, we bought a ticket for public transport, although the typical Dutch way to get around is actually by bike. So if you like, you can always grab a bike at one of the numerous bike rentals and explore the city on two wheels.
During our trip to Amsterdam, we also stayed at an Airbnb for the first time and we loved it! The key handover worked perfectly, the apartment was pretty charming and located in the hip district of De Pijp. Although staying at a stranger’s apartment is probably not for everyone, I would definitely do it anytime again! In addition, I can also recommend looking for accommodation in De Pijp since you can find a lot of great cafés and restaurants there as well, while the area is also not too touristy. Thus, in combination with staying at an Airbnb, one nearly gets the feeling of being a local.
So after dropping our stuff off at the Airbnb and grabbing some food at The Meets, we started our sightseeing tour in Amsterdam with a canal cruise. In this way, you get a good overview and some first impression of the city. There are numerous providers and it is worth comparing their prices. Further, the Red Light District is definitely worth a visit and has a truly unique ambiance. Especially in the evening, it’s nice strolling around there and you can for sure experience something interesting and exciting there, as the name of the district already reveals.
The next day, we first had breakfast at coffee & coconuts and went to the Anne Frank House later on, as this is must-see when you’re in Amsterdam. And while you might need to queue for a while to get in, it’s definitely worth the waite. However, itt’s not only a really impressive, but also super emotional place to visit. Other attractions include the popular iamsterdam sign in front of the Rijksmuseum, the Heineken Experience, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. Also, you can simply go out and walk around the city, because you’ll definitely find a lot of beautiful places to discover and also the main attractions of the city can all be reached within a small radius of the city center. Or, if you need a break from sightseeing, just grab a waffle or Froyo, sit down at one of the canals and just enjoy the unique feeling of this city!
On our last day in the Netherlands, we decided to visit the nearby sea and make a day trip to Zandvoort. The train takes about 25 minutes and the beach, which is very empty in April, offers a pleasant change to the hustle and bustle of the city. In addition, already celebrities such as Sisi once spent their holidays here.
In general, it was a really nice girls‘ trip to the Dutch capital. Thank you, Emily, for this great first holiday together and I’m already looking forward to many more.