Netherlands · 3 Days · 24 Moments · February 2016

Student Exchange 2016 - Travel [Amsterdam]

19 February 2016

...We missed the bus to Brussels. Whoops. 19.02.2016

18 February 2016

Heineken Experience! We went into the Heineken Brewery in Amsterdam, and I gotta say it was really fun! I personally prefer light over dark beer, but the overall experience was amazing! Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱 18.02.2016
Had to walk a bit from the IAmsterdam sign, but totally worth it! What better food is there to eat than the most-recommended steak (no, FOOD IN GENERAL) in town? Cafe Loetje has been a fan favorite for their widely-praised steak! (For steak-lovers, let me tell you: it's well-done, and the waiter didn't ask how cooked my friend wanted her steak to be. I suggest you tell the waiter how you like your steak before they leave!) For those who want something else than the steak, their burgers are a solid contender. Juicy beef patty, crunchy buns, savory and flavorful everything! One of the best meals I've ever had away from home! Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱 18.02.2016
The famous IAmsterdam sign! As I have no experience in selfies with something behind it, I totally failed, as you can see 😂 Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱 18.02.2016
Canal cruise 😍 Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱 18.02.2016
Waited right outside Anne Frank's House to have a canal cruise! ...At which point it started to snow! It was just for a few minutes though, but wow was it magical! Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱 18.02.2016
Had to wait for a little over an hour to get to the entrance of the Anne Frank House. We got there by 8:50 AM, and the line was already snaking around Westerkirk! Can you imagine? An hour in the freezing cold! But it was all worth it. So worth it. Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱 18.02.2016
Waiting for the tram 😋 On the way to Anne Frank's house! Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱 18.02.2016
View of the sunrise from our room. It's so breathtaking 😍❤️ Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱 18.02.2016
Buffet breakfast at the hotel! This was a pretty good breakfast selection to be honest, and for €15/person (€12 if you booked the day/night before)! Fresh fruits, different fruit juices, fresh and chocolate milk, scrambled eggs, different meat and cheese selections, a constant-flowing coffee machine!

17 February 2016

Our hotel was the Golden Tulip Amsterdam West hotel. It's a little out of the way from the city, but two tram stops away from Sloterdijk, where we got off the bus from Lille. The tram stop is also just across the street, so very accessible! By 5 PM we were soooo tired and just stayed inside our hotel room for the rest of the day. We got a two-bed room way up on the 5th floor, and honestly it was pretty great. The view from the window was pretty sweet! The hotel room was big and comfy, and the bathroom had all the amenities. I just had one little concern about the shower heater. The water was either scalding hot or freezing cold, with no in-between. Still, staff were friendly and super helpful!
Street art by a restaurant Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱 17.02.2016
Magna Shopping Center! Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱 17.02.2016
Near the central station! Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱 17.02.2016
Tourist Tip! Take a picture of yourself with these giant wooden clogs right outside of Old Amsterdam Cheese Store! 👞👞
Old Amsterdam Cheese Store near Dam Square! They give out free samples 😋 They also sell colorful wooden clog keychains at the cashier which has the same price as those sold in souvenir shops! Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱 17.02.2016
National Monument Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱 17.02.2016
The Royal Palace at the Dam Square Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱 17.02.2016
Westerkirk ⛪️ Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱 17.02.2016
The Pancake Bakery! The best pancakes in Amsterdam! Not only do they have sweet pancakes, but they've got savory ones too! Don't know how one can make pancakes savory? Try out their Hungarian pancake! Meat, cheese, bell peppers, sundried tomatoes - ahh, just a punch of flavor on a forkful! Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱 17.02.2016
A statue of Anne Frank near Westerkirk, near Anne Frank's house Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱 17.02.2016
This city is so unbelievably beautiful. ❤️ Amsterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱 17.02.2016
On my way, Amsterdam! 😘
Had to leave Lille around 4:30 AM. The funny thing about Europe (well, France at least) is that their sunrises are around 8:00 or 8:30 (which is crazy for an Asian like me. The sun is out and about by 5:45 or 6:00 at my place!) But the colors... Oh the colors. ❤️ 17.02.2016