I am not actually swearing at you. People actually call Amsterdam ‘dam for short. Mostly in texts, but still. We stayed in the red light district, which I did not know before we had a tour around the city and they told us where the red light district actually is. Whoops. Anyway, we only had a few days in Amsterdam and didn’t book our hostel until we were in the airport on the way to Amsterdam so we just picked one with high ratings and a central location. It was definitely a party atmosphere on our street, and was very noisy all through the night. Earplugs once again to the rescue! We went out one night in the neighborhood and I was surprised at how well lit and unintimidating it was. Maybe since I’m older and have my wits about me it just doesn’t seem as crazy. Since there were many many tourists around it felt more safe than I would have imagined. I didn’t mind the noise in the street and still got okay sleep but 3 nights was probably the maximum I would have wanted to stay in that location. Above and beyond the infamous red light district, Amsterdam was a really fantastic city, and I was so glad we stopped there! It was so fun seeing all the bikers everywhere, and exploring the way the city curves and turns with all its leaning buildings and canals.
I went to Keukenhof and it was amaze-balls amazing. It was a little early in the season but there were still plenty of flowers to smell, see, and admire. Help me in admiring them….
Oh wait, that’s me. Here are the flowers…
They also had a big open space to sit on hay bales. It was soooo relaxing.
And, clogs and windmills! How great is that?
Spend the money to see this place if you are in the Amsterdam area. I can’t even imagine how spectacular it will be in a few weeks at the peak!
All for now, friends!