I’d like to introduce you to a new segment on my blog called Wanderlust Wednesdays. I love to travel so why not share my budget-friendly travel journeys!
Amsterdam so far has been one of the most beautiful cities I have ever seen. In today’s post, I am going to tell you things to do, where to eat, and where to stay when on a budget. Traveling does not have to be expensive. Planning is key!
We arrived in this beautiful city via train. Since Rembrandt Square is small enough to walk around we opted to park at the airport and catch the train into the city. I recommend this for first-time tourist visiting Amsterdam. Stepping out of the station you will notice so much culture. The people, the architecture, and the street art… truly beautiful.
We stayed at the Hampshire Hotel-Eden Amsterdam which was equipped with a full restaurant, bar, and most importantly wifi! This was a great hotel for a tourist on a budget. Located in the city center everything was only a short walk away.
As a self-proclaimed foodie, Amsterdam was nothing short of great restaurants. Everything from the famous Bulldog Cafe to the kangaroo burgers at Coco’s Outback. We dined at Coco’s quite a lot. They offered ½ off the menu and 10 jagerbombs for $10 which happen to be my husband’s fav. Needless to say, we ate dinner here more than once. The street food was even more amazing. Everything from bratwurst sausages to iced waffles. There is literally something to satisfy any and everyone’s cravings.
Amsterdam is known for its museums and shops to its different light districts. It’s a city where there’s always something to do!
Our first activity was the Van Gough Museum. Prepaying in advance for your tickets is a must. You can skip the line and save yourself a few bucks. Definitely worth seeing! His art is beautiful and inspirational.
Another must recommend activity is the canal tour. This lets you see the city from a different point of view of this historic city while engulfing yourself in the history of Amsterdam. ***Added travel hack you can purchase a canal tour & Van Gough museum ticket for a discount! (Click Here)***
If you’re up for some over +18 fun visiting the cities different districts was a fun and new experience. Peep shows full of guys on stag do’s to live dinner sex shows. This city literally has something for everyone. One stop that was extremely interesting and a learning experience was the Prostitution Museum. Famously known for its red light district, this museum covers how it started, when it started and a different perspective from the worker’s point of view.
Easily one of my favorite trips so far! A city with so much to do that there is never a dull moment.
What are your favorite things to do in Amsterdam? Let us all know below in the comments.
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