3 Things I did In Amsterdam

August 22, 2016

I am where I belong! I have so many fond memories of the Netherlands. To be able to experience this amazing city with fresh eyes was one of the best things that has happened to me! Here are three places I visited that you should check out too!

1.Rijksmuseum

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Wow this building is gorgeous! The I Amsterdam sign lies right outside this magnificent art museum.

I came bright and early. The second those door opened, I grabbed a ticket and headed to the first floor. Each wall was lined with history and delicious art. On the sides of each painting, there are lamented papers (they almost look like place mats) that point of specific parts of the art piece. This is the best way to easily learn the backgrounds of each piece. One painting I loved was Battle of Waterloo. It is the biggest painting in the museum.  It is such a cool painting and I recommend you to check it out.

Rembrandt’s The Night Watch is the hottest photo in the building. I reached the top floor last so I was stuck viewing with tour groups and crowds. My advice is go to the top floor first and work your way down. This is the best way to fully see all of Rembrandt’s paintings. Also, for a limited time, there are painting of Marten & Oopjen by Rembrandt which are full length paintings of a husband and wife. Make sure to look at these masterful pieces.

2. Van Gogh Museum

Vincent Van Gogh is a genius. I was super pumped to go because he is my favorite artist of all time.

My advice: Buy tickets online. The line is ridiculous so take the time and effort to buy them in advance because if you don’t, you will wish you had.

The location is right by the Rijksmuseum so I hit them back to back. The park that connects them is gorgeous and relaxing.

Anyways,  I thankfully got tickets online, so an easy scan later, I was inside the museum.

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One thing I didn’t like about the museum was it had a very tasteless modern feel and was crammed full. BUT it did have a great set up with his art and letters spiraling from floor to floor. I loved it here.

His letters were something I haven’t learned much about, but after my visit, I immediately added book The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh to my amazon cart. Hopefully I will review it soon. 😉

3. Bloemenmarkt

This is cute little street filled with tulips and freshly made stroopwaffles. I also ate lunch here at Sampurna, an Indonesian restaurant.

Check this area out for some shopping and the classic dutch market.

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What’s you favorite thing to do in Amsterdam? What places have you seen? Let me know in the comments! Stay connected with me on Instagram!

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