Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Interrailing Days 1-3: Amsterdam








As any of you who follow me on Instagram and Twitter will know, I recently went on my first big holiday with friends, Interrailing across Europe. This trip has certainly changed a lot of things for me, from my perspectives and life decisions to my new found love of red grapes. So I thought I would give you a quick run down of my two week excursion country by country, and share with you lovely readers some of my holiday snaps.

We travelled to Amsterdam on the 9th of July and I was surprised by how short the flight was, being a girl who's first ever flight was 24 hours long! Amsterdam is a beautiful city, with canals and quaint winding streets at every turn. We stayed in a place called Inner Hotel a hostel conveniently located near the Van Gogh Museum and the 'I Amsterdam' sign you see in the pictures above.

When in Amsterdam I would highly recommend renting pedallows (they cost roughly £8 each for one hour) and seeing the city via canal. The Anne Frank Museum is also a must, especially if you are a history buff like me. However, booking in advance is vital, as we went to the front of the queue, where as our friends who had not pre-booked were left queueing outside for over an hour. Vondel Park is a beautiful place to sit down and relax in the sunshine and you can also rent out bikes or roller skates and cylce/skate round the park. Finally, I highly recommend Pancakes! a cute and cosy little pancake house selling traditional dutch pancakes as well as these delicious American style pancakes, which I am still dreaming about!

I would love to go back to Amsterdam, as there is so much I felt I didn't see, especially on the museum front! Friendly, helpful and ever chic, the dutch people of Amsterdam really made you feel welcome, and if any of you have any reccomendations, let me know in the comments below, as I am saving up my pennies to hopefully go back soon!!

P.S. For any of you out there on a budget, McDonalds cheeseburgers in Amsterdam cost just 1 Euro each!!
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  1. This sounds like so much fun Hope, I wish I'd done something like this! xx

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    1. It is a great experience, however I would love to go again when I can cope with the anxiety a bit better! xx

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    1. It was certainly an experience, thankyou! H xx

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  3. wow love the photos!

    x Maria
    New outfit post up on my blog
    featuring MY NEW HIGH RISE SHORTS

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  4. Lovely photography :) I really want to go to Amsterdam now x
    Ana xo anacelinelabod.com

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    1. Thank you, and I couldn't reccommend it enough, it is wonderful, feels like a city from the future! H xx

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  5. Amsterdam looks like an amazing place - sounds like you are having a really good time! Gisforgingers xx

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    1. It was pretty otherwordly. And thank you, I did! H xx

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  6. Amsterdam is so wonderful, we went there a couple of years ago but couldn't fit in everything we wanted to do in two nights so have been wanting to go back. I loved the Anne Frank Haus, but we didn't have to queue at all, how strange! xx

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    1. We couldn't fit in everything either, especially as we were there for the Netherlands-Argentina final! I want to go back soon, but take the boyfriend instead, as he is much more likely to let me go round museums and art galleries! H xx

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