Wednesday, 17 February 2016

A Day in Amsterdam

A couple of weeks back me and my boyfriend went on a very short trip away to somewhere I've wanted to go to for a while, Amsterdam. Everyone seems to be heading over there at the moment and now I can totally understand why! We were only there for a day but managed to see so much and think we both definitely want to head back there for longer in the future, there is still loads more to see. Since we didn't have much time this definitely isn't a 'things to do in Amsterdam' kind of post, instead it's mostly just photos but I hope you still enjoy scrolling through them! I'll talk a little about what we did manage to get up to at the end of the post.







The reason why we were only in Amsterdam for a day was because we got the overnight ferry from Hull to Rotterdam, coach journey to Amsterdam and back on the ferry that evening to travel back again overnight! I really enjoyed not only the time we spent in Amsterdam but also the experience of staying on a ferry overnight, it was a little strange feeling the boat sway as you fell asleep! I really enjoyed it though and would definitely do it again and would recommend it if you are looking for a cheap and short trip away. When we got to Amsterdam we had a wander around and a drink whilst we waited for the weather to brighten up a bit and then we went on one of the canal boat tours. It only cost about 8 euros each and it was an hour round trip, we got to see so much in that hour and if you're heading over there I'd definitely recommend doing one of the boat tours. I think if the weather had been better we definitely would have seen more but we enjoyed wandering around and just taking in the surroundings! If we went again I'd definitely plan ahead more and do some of the museums and more tourist-y things.

I really do understand now why everyone has been heading over there and I think if you get the chance to go you definitely should!
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  1. Amsterdam is beautiful isn't it!? I want to go again. I didn't even think about doing it for a day trip! Like knowing it's possible! :D I don't know how I'd feel about sleeping on a boat though! Haha, I get random travel sickness.
    Looks like you had an amazing time from your photos too! Glad you had a lovely time :)

    Cat | What Cat Says

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    1. It really is stunning! I wasn't sure whether it was worth going just for a day but I'm happy with how much we managed to see :) I think if you get travel sick the ferry won't be for you, you can really feel the boat moving haha! x

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  2. I'd love to visit Amsterdam, actually I'm part Dutch so it would be nice to visit my family heritage! It just seems like such a lovely city with something for everyone to enjoy. Maybe I'll try and have a couple of days there in a stopover or something.

    Sally ~ DiagonSally

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    1. You really should go, especially since you are part Dutch! I think you'd love it, such a beautiful city!

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  3. Amsterdam is lovely, there's always so much to do and see but half the fun is just wandering around and getting lost as it's so pretty! The night canal tours are quite good and I'd recommend the sightseeing bus too for next time :) xx

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    1. We really did just enjoy wandering around and stumbling upon things! We were split between the bus and a canal tour but we just missed the bus haha xx

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  4. I love this Shona! An overnight ferry sounds exciting...it's something I've never done before. I enjoyed Amsterdam so much when I went. We went for 5 days and it was the best 5 days ever. I can't recommend Anne Frank's Museum and the Heineken Museum for when you go back! Xxx

    www.francescajayne.com

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    1. To be honest I was pretty overly excited about going on a ferry overnight haha! I definitely want to go to the Anne Frank Museum, I just think I'd struggle with some of the steep stairs right now which is why we didn't go this time xxx

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  5. I really, really want to visit here for a long weekend one day. To go and see the Anne Frank house would be amazing x

    Christina Marie - xtinagsays.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I think everyone should visit Amsterdam at least once in their life! x

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  6. Even though you were only there for the day, you can still manage to pack a lot in! It looks and sounds wonderful, you make me want to go now! xxx

    Jasmine || http://www.blogsallbeautyy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. You really can! You should definitely go, I can't wait to plan another trip :) xx

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  7. Oh I just love Amsterdam so so much. It's just the most gorgeous place. I'm dying to go back but my boyfriend won't go :( x

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    1. Drag him there or take a friend haha! x

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