HHello hello! It’s been such a long time since I posted something but I’ve just been feeling so unmotivated. I already tried to write this post about zillion times and I always hated it.. but finally here it is! (hopefully haha) This was originally intended to be a random post from Amsterdam, but I decided to turn it into a little guide and write down exactly what we did each day. Hopefully it will be helpful for those of you who may want to visit Amsterdam! We spent four days there and it was the perfect amount of time to browse the city, although I could easily imagine myself living there. I’m going to stop ranting now so you can scroll down and read about each of the places we visited by yourself. Also, be on the lookout for more of these travel posts because we recently visited Berlin and San Diego too!
Have a great day everyone ❤️
Krásný den Vám všem! ❤️
This hotel was fantastic! To be honest it was hard to find decent accommodations in Amsterdam. Most of the Airbnbs were rather expensive and the decent hotels were already booked. Volkshotel was one of the few places left in our price range and I would definitely stay there again. The hotel is about a 40 minute walk from the city center (which is a bit far, but you can rent bikes for about 10€ a day and it’s super worth it!). It has a quite an urban vibe with plenty of places to spend your time. There’s a cafe, work space and a play room on the first floor with a jacuzzi, sauna, and restaurant/bar on the roof. Everyone will have no trouble finding their own space to enjoy here. I also have to mention there are quite a few events regularly being held there, we were also told that they occasionally throw parties without the hotel guests even knowing.
This place was highly recommended to us by the hotel receptionist and was only a 5 minute walk away! We were starving after the flight and all the traveling so what better to eat than a burger, right? To be honest, I was expecting them to be way too big for my appetite but they were actually the perfect size and so good! I decided to go with what they called the “Double Dirty” and Cameron got the monthly special. I don’t remember exactly what was on them, but both burgers were delicious and if we have the chance we’ll definitely be going back.
The Breakfast Club
I read about the Breakfast Club on so many blogs and travel tips websites so I was super excited when I found out it was only a short walk from our hotel. I got the buttermilk pancakes with fresh fruit but unfortunately it was not worth the 11 euros we paid for it. I’m not sure if it was the one we went to or if all of them are like this, but you can easily find better food for a much reasonable price just about anywhere else. I will say, however, that the interior was really pretty… Just not pretty enough to give us a reason to recommend it.
Ivy & Bros
Oudezijds Voorburgwal 92HS
Our favorite restaurant in Amsterdam! It’s right in the middle of Red Light District and the interior was so fun to take it and enjoy. We both got the salmon and avocado sandwich (I can still remember the taste of it.. SO GOOD). I am pretty sure we paid like 11€ for each sandwich (a much better buy than the pancakes..) and the staff there was so nice. Anyone going to Amsterdam has to visit this place, couldn’t it recommend more!
I had heard so much about this particular museum of contemporary arts but I really didn’t care for the current exhibition. There was one room full of paintings which I really enjoyed but that was really it. I was a bit bummed out for the rest of the day since i had heard such good things about it. I can, however, highly recommend the Vincent Van Gogh museum which I’d visited few years ago. I suggest getting tickets in advance if you don’t fancy the idea of waiting in line for hours.
Mama Dough is a small Italian place right next to the Rotisserie East restaurant i mentioned before and just as cute. I got my favorite pizza, (Margherita of course!) and it was truly one of the best pizzas I’ve ever had. They also give you your very own pizza cutter with each pizza and i couldn’t have been more excited about that!
Ferdinand Bolstraat 143
If you’re into omelettes or breakfast foods in general, Omelegg is a must! I’ve never seen so many omelette options in my life and I would love to have been able to taste them all. I decided to go with the chicken pesto and it was DELICIOUS. The interior was almost entirely wooden, and even the menu was wooden which gave everything quite the rustic look (which was so cute!). I loved seeing the different interior styles of Amsterdam’s many cafes and restaurants. It also happens to be in a super fun area of the city called “the Pijp” which is a beautiful part of town full of adorable cafes and concept stores.
Quite possibly my favorite part of Amsterdam, the Pijp has an amazing vibe to it and is full of cafes, small restaurants, and concept stores. It’s also where you can find the Albert Cuyp Market, which is great for truly local fare and fresh produce. We got there in the morning, ate breakfast, spent some time in a park and then just walked around and did a bit of shopping. This really felt like the nicest part or Amsterdam, it’s very calm but lively at the same time. It was full of so many kinds of people sitting outside enjoying coffee and chatting with friends. Definitely go experience it!
Anna & Nina
Gerard Doustraat 94
Ok, this is seriously one of the most beautiful stores ever! They currently have three different locations in Amsterdam and each store has its own feel to it. Inside each of them you can find a bunch of jewellery, a few pieces of clothing and some home decor items. The whole interior of the store is super fun so you have to go take a look even if you don’t plan on buying anything.
This is the part where i swear Cameron wanted to kill me.. I saw a photo of this place on instagram and obviously I needed my very own picture of this super cute (and pink!!) cafe, right? It was about 4 miles from us and since it was our last day, we had returned the bikes we’d rented from our hotel so we had to walk… it took us about an hour to get there and i was pretty disappointed to see that it was not as exciting as I thought it would be. The iced matcha was really good and the strawberry cheesecake muffin we shared was amazing but not entirely worth all the trouble we went through to get there. I guess this would have been alright with Cameron if i hadn’t come up with another “great” idea to walk to the train station instead of taking the tram there. Within a few minutes we found ourselves in the middle of a super busy highway on a bridge with no sidewalk, (hint: if I ever say we can walk somewhere don’t listen to me) so eventually we took the tram anyway…
That’s it! I hope you like this type of posts and sorry for not being very active lately but I just want you to know that I appreciate each one of you ❤️