Netherlands, Belgium · 4 Days · 7 Moments · July 2017

Interrail 2017 - Amsterdam, Netherlands


7 July 2017

My first validation 🚂

6 July 2017

5 July 2017

Van Gogh museum - Needless to say, Van Gogh was a great painter and artist even though he wasn't appreciated when he was alive. If you're interested in art, I would highly recommend a trip to the Van Gogh museum. Make sure you prebook your ticket online, as the ques are really long in the afternoon and even then you're not guaranteed a spot if you turn up. Would recommend you go either in the morning or afternoon. I personally went at 4PM.

4 July 2017

Heineken Experience (Heineken brewery) - Though this is probably the most touristy thing I did in Amsterdam, I recommend you go here if you like beer. Set aside about two-three hours for the tour. At the end of the tour, there's a rooftop bar that offers a great view of the city. And whatever you do, prebook your tickets.
Make sure you sign up for a free walking tour whilst you're in Amsterdam. I recommend the Free Dam tours company. Be sure to prebook your tour on www.freedamtours.com. If you haven't been on a free tour before, it's basically locals who volunteer to do guided tours and it's custom to give a tip at the end of it. Here I'd say around €10-15 for one person or about €35-40 for large group. I had a great guide named Suzanne who was truly passionate about her work. These walk normally gives you a much better experience than a pre-recorded audio guide on board a hop-on-hop-off sightseeing buss.

3 July 2017

Met some lads via hangouts on the couchsurfing app. That's the beauty of travelling alone. You can meet up and get to know people when it suits you. Good night out 👍 Here at the Black Tiger bar, which is a favourite with backpackers. Okay prices, but wouldn't recommend staying here too long.
Stayed in a hostel above an Irish pub, Durty Nellys Irish pub. It offers a central, yet noisy, location in the heart of the city. Upon arrival you're offered free earplugs, be sure to accept! Really nice staff!