A Trip Away to Amsterdam

by | Dec 31, 2019 | Travel

In November I went away with my other half, Victoria Levine, to Amsterdam for the very first time. We stayed for about 4 days, and the trip was certainly an experience.

Central square in Amsterdam

Ever thought of setting up your own rubber duck shop?

This shop here in Amsterdam has already thought of that idea! They sell all types of rubber ducks ranging from Donald Trump, Boris Johnson to super heroes like superman (superduck), and spiderman (spiderduck):

Of course, if rubber ducks don’t tickle your fancy, then close by are all of the local attractions such as the red light district… and the red light district. OK, so I went around the red light district with my girlfriend, and it was definitely an interesting dynamic. I think we were more curious as to the poses that the ladies in the district would give you along with any sort of method of trying to attract your attention. It was definitely interesting. Also, no photos allowed in that area – otherwise, you’ll get a bollocking.

Amsterdam by night

Amsterdam looks pretty cool at night time. The wonky buildings along with the canals make for an interesting and cultured look.

Amsterdam by Canal

We also booked a 1 hour canal ride with some explanations of some of the buildings in Amsterdam along with some interesting facts – apparently around 13K – 15K bikes end up in the canal every year. And despite the look of the water, the water is actually very clean – as the captain of our boat had shown us by filling an empty bottle of water up with the water from the canal (it was crystal clear).

Amsterdam

Go to Omelegg for breakfast

On our last day we went to a place called Omelegg in Amsterdam – there are only two of these breakfast joints in the world – the other being located in Berlin (although I completely forgot when I went to Berlin 4 weeks ago).

Go to Cannibale Royale for dinner

This cannibal themed restaurant called Cannibale Royale in Amsterdam was the best. So good that we actually came to this place twice out of the 4 nights we stayed in Amsterdam. I ordered the ribs twice, so that’ll give you an idea of what I’d recommend – though the burgers also looked pretty good. There is also a mixed dish with the ribs and slices of meat you can have (beef, chicken and lamb).

I’d recommend this place if you want a delicious place to go to for food.

Overall, it was a good trip. We went to the Anne Frank museum which was worth the visit to see a bit of history, and Victoria wanted to go to this handbag museum so we went there too.

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