Now if you’re anything like me, when you hear 48 hours you’ll start to panic. “How do I see everything? What if I miss this museum? I won’t have the time to settle in!” But put that panic aside and let me tell how I managed to make the most of a short and sweet trip to the sought-after Dutch city.
I’ve been lucky enough in my life so far to have travelled to quite a few places, so it was surprising that I hadn’t made the trip over to one of Europe’s most loved cities. Amsterdam. After spending months on end scrolling endlessly through the ultimate aesthetic Pinterest boards of the place, I finally took the plunge and booked a weekend break away. (If you want some new inspiration and fancy taking a look at some other travel Pinterest boards alongside fashion and lifestyle, head over to my page here ) And wow I did not regret it at all! It’s everything I’d imagined and more. All my friends that raved about it to me over and over again were certainly right and I just wish I had listened earlier! It’s a completely different vibe from anywhere I’ve visited, I fell in love as soon as I stepped off that train!
Jeans *SOLD OUT*
Leopard Faux Fur Coat *SOLD OUT*
Boots *SOLD OUT*
Sunglasses *SOLD OUT*
H&M (omg so cheap, grab ’em quick)
First thing on my impossible-list-of-a-100-things-I-must-see-in-the-next-2-days was strolling through the infamous canals, the pictures really don’t do them justice! Luckily, when we arrived the weather was on our side and brightened up which made the trip 10x better than we had already hoped it would be. This made the walks through the backstreet canals so dreamy, you really do feel like you’re in a fairytale! You’ll never be far from a coffee shop (no…not that kind), in every other building there is another instagrammble cafe hidden inside to fulfil all your flat lay coffee and cake dreams. On both days, we stopped for brunch over at Cafe George because the food was just incredible! So good that I didn’t even stop to take a quick photo for my Instagram…isn’t that saying something? Their breakfast menu was particularly appetising, I’d definitely recommend visiting if you’re planning on going over to Amsterdam.
When I said that it feels like you’re in a fairytale, do you now see what I mean? The buildings and architecture (not to sound like a nerd or anything) is so unique and interesting. No building is the same – all different heights, all different angles and all different styles! Some of the houses though, wow, I was convinced they’d fall down at the angles they were at. I even saw someone having to lift their couch through the top window while moving into their new flat because the door wasn’t wide enough. Only in Amsterdam!
I think my favourite part over the 2 day trip was visiting The Rijksmuseum area! The photo on the left is the tunnel running through the museum building, it was bustling with musicians and cyclists. This felt like a moment straight from ‘The Fault In Our Stars’. I have to mention though, unless you’ve been there before, you won’t be used to the manic cyclists passing by every second. It took some getting used to before I could safely cross a road without nearly being run over by a bike! While we were in the area, we made a quick stop at the Moco Museum which I had heard so many things about. Fortunately, we were there at the time of the Banksy exhibit which was amazing to see in person! His work is so cool and the museum had displayed it in such a unique and artistic way. They had extracts of the actual pieces of some of his artwork on city walls as well as some of his more famous pieces such as ‘Balloon Girl’, ‘Rage, Flower Thrower’ and ‘Kissing Coppers’. It was definitely the right museum to go to!
If I got the chance, I would go back to Amsterdam in a heartbeat! It was the perfect detox city break and I feel so lucky I was able to visit and experience the culture there. If you have a chance to go, I 100% recommend you take it because there’s no place like it. Also, if you already have your trip planned there, I hope this post helps you to find out a bit more about what’s to offer and what you might enjoy! Have any of you been to Amsterdam, or perhaps some of you live there? I’d love to hear what your favourite thing about the place is, let me know in a comment!