When I was booking my trip to Amsterdam I was a little apprehensive. When thinking of the city I only knew that it was full of canals, bikes, weed, and the red light district. While those all might be true, there is SO much more to this amazing city and I was completely blown away when I visited last Fall.
Okay, I’m going to start off with the cheese because it is INSANELY good. I think I ate my body weight in Gouda…. I wish I was joking.
Back in the 1600’s the country went through a crisis called “Tulipmania”. During this event tulip bulbs became a sign of wealth, and because of the demand the price of a tulip bulb went sky rocketing until finally their market crashed because of it. Before going, I didn’t understand how and why this event could ever take place but after seeing the abundance of the most beautiful flowers you can ever imagine all over the city, I suddenly understood.
The Dutch Architecture might by my all time favorite. Tall, slender buildings line all of the canals with intricate windows, roofs, and stoops. Every house is different and you could spend the entire trip just admiring all of the beautiful buildings
All over the city you’ll find that the local’s favorite form of transportation is biking, and I absolutely loved it. With it being so scenic, even I would bike!
Ok, so I HAD to go to the Red Light District. It was very interesting. This isn’t a great picture but I couldn’t take one any closer, I might have gotten the pimp hand after me.
Last but not least are the BEAUTIFUL canals. Every street leads to one and they’re all equally as amazing.
If these pictures don’t inspire you to go to this beautiful city, then I don’t know what will.