Amsterdam Travel Diary

July 5, 2018 Amsterdão, Países Baixos

My fifth trip this year was to Amsterdam, in June.

The flight from Lisbon to Schiphol Airport was about 2h50m.

Me and my friend Sofia planned this trip on my birthday (April) when we were in Lago di Como, Italy.  We found really cheap flights so we said “why not?” It was a blast!
To tell you the truth, we didn’t plan much, I knew that I wanted to visit some museums, ride a bike, go on a boat trip, check some restaurants and biscuiteries and visit a nearby village with windmills. As I had some insta-friends from the Netherlands I asked them for advice and suggestions and that was it!
 If you are planning to visit A’dam this article is going to help you a lot. For those who have no clues about this city I might ask you to click HERE for some inspiring photos and you can also check the highlights I’ve done.

The first place we stayed was the Canal House Boutique Hotel which is near Anne Frank, Cheese Museum, Tulip Museum. It is super quiet and its location is amazing!
Red Light District
Our second home was the Albus Hotel, also in in the centre of Amsterdam. Super cool and modern hotel!

Canal Cruise with Floating Amsterdam


And finally the Twenty Seven Hotel, which is the most exquisite, luxurious suites-only Hotel in the Netherlands!  For hotel tours check my instagram highlight HERE :)
At the I Am Amsterdam Sign
Now let’s get started with tips that might help you:

·      From the airport to A’dams Centraal Station I advise you to take the train. We got an Uber to our first hotel but you can easily walk if the hotel is in the centre;
·      A’dams is a small city so you can do everything on foot or bike so we didn’t buy the A’dams Card as some suggested;
·      We took the train to Zaanse Schans which is 15m away from Amsterdam. We spent half day visiting the windmills, typical houses and cafes and bike riding. Loved it!
·      If you want to visit Lisse organize your trip to May otherwise you won’t see any tulips;
·      Be very careful with the bike riders they ride too fast and don’t stop!
·      Walking in the city is the best way as Amsterdam is flat;
·      Buy the tickets for the museums online;
·      Go along the canals and get in a boat (canal cruises are the best);
·      You need to visit the typical Red Light District (I think by night is the best time as you can get the feeling) but do not take photos;
·      Go inside a Coffee Shop (be aware that coffee shops and cafés are different things).

Enjoy this amazing city! :) xx


  1. Amei seguir-te nesta viagem, é um sitio que quero muito ir. Já a aguardar pela próxima viagem.
    Um beijo e continua com o excelente trabalho.
    xxx Laura

    1. Obrigada, Laura :)Em breve terás mais ehehe
      beijinhos <3

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  4. why shouldn't we take pictures in the red light district?