One of the best things about living abroad is the ability to travel on a whim, and cheaply at that. One night some girlfriends and I were talking about tacking a trip to Amsterdam and then next thing we know our tickets have been purchased and we were on our way. Amsterdam is one of my absolute favorite cities in the world. I have never had a terrible experience. The people are friendly, the food is amazing and the art is fantastic.
We arrived, made our way to Amsterdam Centraal, hopped on a tram and headed for our Air B&B. The host greeted us, but since three of us 4 girls had been to the city before we didn't spend much time before heading out and finding a place to eat.
We visited one of my absolute favorite museums ever, the Rijks Museum. Seriously, I could spend days in here and still not see everything. So here are a few of my absolute favorite things from our time there:
On our last day in Amsterdam, just before heading back to the airport we did a quick trip to Zaanse Schans. This mid-19th century town is super cute and a replica of how the Dutch used to live and work back then. There is a bakery, several gift shops, windmills and my personal favorite...the cheese shop.
So that was our quick trip to Amsterdam! I'm sure once there is a direct train from Kings Cross to Amsterdam Centraal I will be there more often. So much to see and do!