“SOME TOURIST THINK AMSTERDAM IS A CITY OF SIN,..

but in truth it is a city of freedom. And in freedom, most people find sin.” – John Green

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One of my most favorite and also most visited cities is Amsterdam. I can call myself as a lucky German who lives only 1 hour far away from the Dutch border and who can easily hop to this beautiful piece of earth. In that case this happens really often. More often than I visit any other city here in Germany.
So Amsterdam started to be a city that i visit in like every occasion:

wanna go shopping? – Let’s go to Amsterdam!
wanna have a crazy night? – Let’s go to Amsterdam!
nah I just wanna chill. – Okay fine, so let’s go to Amsterdam!

So this weekend was like:

wanna have some insane raves? – Yes! Let’s go to Amsterdam!

It’s been now one week ago since me and my best friends couldn’t resist to join the ADE – the Amsterdam Dance Event – from the 20th to 24th of October.

Next to the multiple parties we visited, we of course also had some quality time together to get into holiday mood again and to let out our real tourists spirit.

Who never was in Amsterdam before should know that this city is the perfect mix between completely fucked up and family wonderland. On the one hand you see beautiful, cute little houses, can rent a bike, visit museums or have a boat tour and on the other hand you can go to Coffeshops, to the red-light district or get lost in Amsterdam’s nightlife. You see: This city is for everyone.

We of course decided for the family wonderland package 😉 😉 😉
The pictures speak for themselves:

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 Things you should definitely do in your Amsterdam trip:

  1. Canal Cruise
  2. Vondelpark
  3. De Wallen, Amsterdam Red Light District
  4. Heineken Experience
  5. Rent a bike

     

Top 5 – Amsterdam Clubs

  1. Cue Bar
  2. De Duif
  3. Escape
  4. Flex Bar
  5. Jimmy Woo


Top 10 – Amsterdam Coffeeshops

  1. The Bulldog’s
  2. Green House
  3. Barney
  4. Dampkring
  5. Kadinsky
  6. Abraxas
  7. Mellow Yellow Lounge
  8. Grasshopper
  9. De Kroon
  10. Popeye


Where to shop?

  1. De Negen Straatjes
  2. Hoofdstraat
  3. De Bijenkorf
  4. Magna Plaza
  5. Kalverstraat
  6. Leidsestraat
  7. Haarlemmerdijk
  8. Beethovenstraat


Museums

  1. The Anne Frank House
  2. Rijksmuseum
  3. The Van Gogh Museum
  4. FOAM
  5. Stedelijk Museum
  6. Rembrandthuis
  7. Tropenmuseum
  8. Madame Tussaud’s
  9. Body World
  10. Amsterdam Dungeon
    ..and many more!


When to visit:

  • December to January: Amsterdam Light Festival
  • March to April: Tulip Festival
  • April: Kingsday
  • Juli to August: Gay Pride
  • August: Mysteryland
  • Oktober: Amsterdam Dance Event / Amsterdam Halloween Festival
  • November: Turn on the lights


Where to park?

If you’re going to visit Amsterdam by car the parking conditions are the worst nightmare you’re going to have. So before you decide to quit your trip and return back home crying and lose your faith in humanity here’s a central parking spot next to the NEMO science Center where you only pay 13€/Day

Oosterdoksstraat 150,
1011 DK Amsterdam

Enjoy your trip, take care and don’t drink and smoke too much!

Love,
Mona

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