I have no idea how to start this post so hey, it’s good to see you again, it’s been far too long! I am finally getting my head back in the blogging game after what feels like for-ev-er and boy am I glad to be back. So I thought to get me started I would share with you lovely lot what myself and my boyfriend Jake got up to during our Valentines Trip to Amsterdam, and also to show you the beautiful pictures I took on my swanky new camera (can I get a whoop whoop).
When we arrived I had not planned how the hell we were getting to the hotel, I sort of just winged it. There were so many places to stop and ask for information and everyone we spoke to were so helpful. Around 2 and a half hours, a train trip and a tram journey later we finally arrived at our hotel. The hotel we stayed in was called the WestCord Fashion Hotel. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to go to Amsterdam as it was clean, modern and only a 15-20 minute tram journey away from Central Amsterdam which made it soooo much cheaper than central hotels. The room was very spacious and even had a bath and a big walk in shower (not to mention the king size bed!), which I took full advantage of especially considering there was a Lush shop in the train station!
Once we had checked in and unpacked all our cases we wasted no time in heading straight back out. We hopped back on the tram, 24 hour tickets in tow, and headed straight back to Central Amsterdam to the sex museum (when in Dam you can’t not go). Lets just say it was certainly an eye opener! I could post a picture here of my boyfriend sat on a giant penis (google Sex Museum Amsterdam and you’ll see what I’m talking about) but I think that might be just a little inappropriate. We then headed to a little Indian restaurant near the Red Light District where we had a romantic Valentines dinner followed by a few cocktails in the hotel’s sky bar which had the most beautiful view of the city. I finished the night by falling asleep in the bath (who said romance was dead ey?).
The next day we headed to the Heineken experience which I had booked for my other half as it is his fave beer (can’t say I’m a fan). Nevertheless, it was fun and interactive, we also learnt a lot about the business and the process of making Heineken beer. The best part for sure was the beer tasting class where we each got a mini glass of Heineken and was taught how to properly taste beer. At the end you had the opportunity to pull your own pint which Jake was rubbish at (bless him, leave it to the expert over here!).
A few hours later, a tipsy Jake and myself decided to try out the famous Hard Rock Cafe and let’s just say it did not disappoint. I opted for the purple haze cocktail in a souvenir glass which I enjoyed over a view of the canal through the window behind our table. We both went for a burger and oh my word it must’ve been the best burger I have ever tried. I will definitely be going back!
We then headed back Central and jumped on an evening canal cruise. This was so romantic and we got to see some of the most beautiful places in Amsterdam all whilst learning some of it’s amazing history. We finished the day by grabbing some chips and made our way back to the hotel where I enjoyed a relaxing bath and a glass of rose.
On our last day we headed to the cutest pancake house right next to the Anne Frank house where we enjoyed, you guessed it, the most amazing American style pancakes. We then hopped back on what would be our last tram journey to central and found a little pub to sit and have a drink. We spent our afternoon by making our way around the souvenir shops and stopped for a spot of lunch in a Amsterdam steak house before heading back to the airport (insert sad face).
So that is it for our Valentines trip to Dam. I hope you enjoyed having a little nosey into what we got up to. I would seriously recommend to anyone reading this to get your arse on a plane, or train, or even a boat, and get yourself to Amsterdam as it is the most beautiful place and there is so much to do and see. I will definitely be back.
Until next time Dam.