Last week I took a trip to my favorite city, Amsterdam. I have been visiting there for around fifteen years and love it! I have made some fantastic friends, which I now class as my "Amsterdam family".
As soon as I get through the doors at Central Station it feels like I'm home. There is so much more to this amazing city than its reputation for drugs and the red light district. So let me introduce you to my little bit of Amsterdam...
First off you have The 9 Streets area, which is jam-packed with great shops and cafes along its pretty streets. There's Het Spui which is a lovely Square, and is a perfect place for a reading, relaxing, or if you're like me a bit of people watching. Another spot for a moment of tranquillity is the The Begijngof, you won't believe you are still in the heart of the bustling city.
For a gentle stroll that has a bit of everything head down to the Haarlemmerstraat — shop's like Six & Sons, Restored, Tenue de Nimes and & Klerering are great for
Amsterdam has a very green way of living, maybe it's because cycling is the most popular mode of transport. If the sun is out, why not hire a water bike and see the City from the water, and gaze up at the beautiful buildings. There are so many cool food shops too, like STACH where you must try the chocolate with salted caramel — it is to die for! And hey, you've earned it after all your walking and exploring. So what are you waiting for? Get on your bike and visit this wonderful city soon.