Holiday destinations: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

A while ago I decided to pursue my career and as a result I moved to Amsterdam. I ended up living there for almost 2 years before I was certain that I want to move back to London. I always feel quite sentimental when I think about this unique city. Despite the obvious presence of thousands of visitors, its life remained authentic. The city old Centre is formed from canal rings, which give you the feeling of space and freedom.


Cycling is key to the city’s character and there are 400km of cycle paths so try to rent a bike and cycle a bit when you visit.


Amsterdam is the Netherlands’ capital, known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses. Amsterdam has a population of 840,486 and is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country.

Amsterdam’s name derives from Amstelredamme, indicative of the city’s origin as a dam of the river Amstel.


There’s lots to see in the city. Here is a short list of my suggestions:

  1. Visit the Museum District houses works by Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and modern art at the Stedelijk.
  2. Visit Anne Frank House.
  3. Visit Dam square.
  4. Have a drink or something to eat around Rembrandtplein or Leidseplein squares.
  5. Have a picnic at Vondelpark.
  6. Take a canal cruise.

I hope you enjoyed reading this review.




2 thoughts on “Holiday destinations: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  1. happynfull says:

    You moved to Amsterdam?? Gah! I wish I was a EU citizen too! I just visited recently (need to write my travel guide still) but absolutely loved it. Your photos remind me of how aesthetically pleasing everywhere you look is.


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