Day 1 - 19 Apr 2021
Content: By taking a train from Brussels you can quickly get to the Netherlands, a neighbor of Belgium ☺️ I suggest booking you tickets in advance because this destination might get expensive. When arriving you can also appreciate the Amsterdam Central Station as many people do.
Content: This hotel was honestly pretty good for the price. This trip we were not looking for something fancy since we knew that we would be already many time out of the hotel. This one is really well located (very important when going to Amsterdam), it has breakfast included and it was clean! 💯 8/10
Content: Heading to a quick snacks & drinks 😜 This restaurant/bar had a Dutch vibe and it felt good when walking on the street and it started raining (which happens a lot in the Netherlands) 😅 💯 8/10
Content: This famous photo spot is really central! I recommend coming during the early morning or sunset to get the best light 🥰 💯 10/10
Day 2 - 20 Apr 2021
Content: One of the most emblematic churchs of Amsterdam. Here is where the famous Dutch painter Rembrandt was buried! This church is located near Anne Frank’s house and you can also find a memorial statue of outside the church.
Content: If you feel like buying some tulips or just appreciate the many colors of it in the city you can always go the the Tulip Museum!
Content: This was one of my favorite places to visit during this trip 🥺 It is totally worth the money (tickets are 14€ for adults). You have access to the museum showcasing the history of Anne Frank as well as some important breakthroughs of WWII and to the famous Secret Annex where she, her family and some friends lived. You can visit all its divisions including her bedroom. The experience is absolutely unforgettable. A totally MUST to visit in Amsterdam. 💯 10/10
Content: This is a pretty photogenic bridge still in Jordaan District, near Anne Frank’s House and right next to the Amsterdam Tulip Museum! It is amazing to take photos because it is not really well known, therefore there are less people ☺️ It crosses a very famous canal in Amsterdam (Prinsengratch) along which you can also find many beautiful bridges!
Content: Seriously, one of the best toasts I’ve ever had in my life. There are several “Toastable” places in Amsterdam, all of them offer the same. The place is cute and the food is amazing! 💯 10/10
Day 3 - 21 Apr 2021
Content: Near the famous Van Gogh Museum! It is an art and history museum that displays masterpieces of, for instance, the painter Rembrandt! Tickets start at 21€ with audio guide.
Day 3 - 21 Apr 2021
Content: My favorite park in the city 😍 It is an urban park where you can find ponds, little bridges, huge green areas, an open air theatre and several bars/cafes. Great for a relaxing walk! 💯 10/10
Content: Getting lost in the streets of Amsterdam is a must 😍 every building is cute and there are SO many little shops everywhere. I think that in this city you can find pretty much anything you want 😅
Day 3 - 21 Apr 2021
Content: This is the famous JUNCTION between the Oudezijds Voorburgwal and Oudezijds Achterburgwal canals. How beautiful is this place? Perfect for some pictures, specially when it is not raining and the water is so still that you can get that reflection of the buildings! 😍 💯 10/10
Content: Finishing the day with a dinner by the river! The location of this restaurant is amazing. They serve big quantities (nice if you are hungry after a long day), however it was not the best quality. 💯 6/10
Day 4 - 22 Apr 2021
Content: If you are a flower lover, you must come here! You can find the most famous Dutch flowers here as well as flower seeds and cute souvenirs from Holland. 🇳🇱😍🌷
Content: The famous Rembrandt House! You can have a walk in the region around it, which is worth it (and also near the Waterlooplein), and make a stop to visit it 😊 If you want to enter and visit the museum, the tickets start at 15€ for adults!
Content: The oldest building of Amsterdam! Located in the Red Light District, what a huge contrast right? 😅 It has a beautiful interior worth to see 😍
Content: One of the most famous districts in the city! Known for characterizing Amsterdam’s night life, it is filled with neons, red lights, sex-oriented shops, adult theaters and women posing in windows! Curious and interesting to visit since it is SO different than the usual 😅
Content: When coming to Amsterdam it is a must to try the famous waffles!! There are a lot of places that sell them, with a lot of variety/versions. I tried this one and ohhh how sweet it was 😂 Moreover, it was huge, you can even share it with someone! 💯 8/10
Day 5 - 23 Apr 2021
Content: The most famous square in Amsterdam! Here you can also find the the National Monument, a memorial of the WWII casualties. The square is also famous for hosting several events during the year and for having a lot of pigeons 😅
Content: I did not enter the place because the tickets were sold out. This is why I really advise you to book them in advance (specially in Covid times). I heard the the interior is really worth it 😊
Content: Even if you are not really into beer, this is an interesting and funny place to visit. Not only do you have a showcase of the history of Heineken Beer but also you can access the actual original brewery where you can taste the different ingredients that compose the beer 😊 The funniest part however is the next where you have several rooms with amazing interactive experiences 😍 💯 10/10
Content: This was recommended by a local guy in the Heineken museum. ABSOLUTELY AMAZING if you like beef. They offer a selection of Dutch beef/meat with several traditional sauces. Plus, the staff was also really nice. I absolutely recommend it. 💯 10/10
Day 6 - 24 Apr 2021
Content: Really exciting day 🥰 From Amsterdam you can take a train to Haarlem and then in Haarlem you can take a bus to Keukenhof LISSE. Lisse was the region we chose to explore the tulip fields!
Day 6 - 24 Apr 2021
Content: Arriving to the Tulip fields can be hard without having a car. The bus stops near the famous Keukenhof Gardens - we did not visit them because they were closed, but I also heard that they get pretty crowded and that the best to do is to actually visit the tulip fields outside of it. Without a car, however, you limit your chances to visit a lot of fields since the public ones (where you can enter) can be pretty far away from each other. This being said, I have to say that we had to walk A LOT. But was worth it as you can see from the pictures 😍 Best time to visit: from March to mid - May! The tulips are in full bloom in April 💯 outside of this time range you really see nothing. In short: get a car and just explore the zone. The private fields are well signalized and the rest you can visit 🥰 And also, please ALWAYS respect the places and the flowers. There is no point in pulling out tulips of the fields when in the flower markets you can get them really cheap!!
Day 6 - 24 Apr 2021
Content: Heading back to Haarlem, where the train to go back home is! We decided to stop in this cute little town and I have to say I was not disappointed. It is a really traditional and cute town where you can also find a lot of tulips and traditional shops 🥰
Content: If you are into Italian pizza in the Netherlands, this is the place!! Really nice people and food. The pizza was really tasty and good 😍 We took it away to eat it by the river!
Content: Going back home by taking a train in Haarlem Train Station. This place was also good to store the luggage since they have lockers to do so. I absolutely loved this trip and totally recommend doing it in spring, where the weather in the Netherlands is not that rainy 😍💯