Last weekend, I went to visit my girlfriend in Amsterdam – her hometown. She travels back and forth for work and with very little in the diary for the weekend, I decided to go and see her. I like flying on my own and was temporarily adopted on my flight by an elderly Dutch couple who felt sorry for me for being alone and wearing ripped jeans. I tried to convince them both that this is meant to be ‘fashionable’ but failed miserably.
When I arrived in this rainy city, we hit the Red Light District and the Erotic Museum. An education to say the least ….
We finished the evening with a dirty burger & nachos at Cannibale Royale. It looks filthy huh but these are deceitfully delicious – one of the nicest burgers I ever enjoed. Check out their website here : Cannibale Royale
Please note : the service in this place is not the best and this goes for a majority of the spots we visited in Amsterdam. From what I experienced from my trip, customer service is pretty much non existent just an FYI.
The rest of the trip, Nischa and Suzanne – the perfect tour guides showed me around their home.
This is Rembrandt Square dedicated to the famous Dutch artist and his work; The Night Watch.
Look at this beautiful building, it’s the city centre cinema. I’m a sucker for architecture and this city hosts a wealth of it.
Koninklijk Paleis, I’m told the royals no longer live here
Our last night we went to the Sunday Food Market where there are dozens of food and drink stalls open 7 days a week until late. London really needs something like this, especially a place that’s open late on a Sunday. Londoners, if I am missing a trick here please let me know where to find a place like this ASAP.
The venue (an old railway station) was packed full of people, drinking, eating, hanging out with friends. I was in heaven. Best Sunday ever…
Poffertjes! These are Dutch small fluffy pancakes… delicious.
I had a wonderful little weekend away. I caught up with a few of the girls and made some beautiful new friends. The city is incredibly charming, with stunning buildings, canals and coffee shops ..
I’m returning again soon, this was more a sightseeing visit but I will update this post with more fun activities including parties, shopping and events.
‘He who is outside his door has the hardest part of his journey behind him.’ Dutch Proverb