Amsterdam, The Netherlands

It’s been a while since my last layover, and after two turnarounds to India and my 6 month graduation, I couldn’t wait to get back in sky and spend 24 hours in a new city! This time, I was heading to Amsterdam. I have been to Amsterdam twice before on holiday, so it wasn’t a new destination, however, I was looking forward to walking around the canals and doing some shopping!

The departure out of Dubai was at 8:05am so a very early start, luckily though, the flight wasn’t full so it was an enjoyable 7 hours over to Schiphol airport. We arrived at the hotel around 2pm.

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Lovely hotel room

I didn’t hang about long, as I wanted to get out early so that I could come back early. I changed and then made my way over to the train station and took the train into Amsterdam Centraal station.

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Train to Amsterdam Centraal
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Amsterdam Centraal

I then walked up to Dam Square, stopping off along the way for some lunch. There were some protests going on in the square so I didn’t stay for long and instead made my way to the canals.

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Amsterdam Tram
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Dam Square
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Dam Square

 

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Lunch at Burger Fabriek
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Canals
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Canals

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I then decided to do some shopping as they have lots of good shops here and the January sales were still on so I hit up Primark, Bershka and Zara and got a few bits.

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Rubber duck shop!
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Shopping street

I then walked back towards the train station, via the red light district!

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Red Light District

And that was everything I got up to in the city! I came back to the hotel and Facetimed my sister, nephew, mum and friend and then had an early night. The next morning, I decided to just stay in the hotel room and order some breakfast instead of going out. It is my favourite thing to do when it’s cold and miserable outside!

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Breakfast in bed
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Breakfast in bed

It was then time to get ready for the 6 hour flight back to Dubai. I had a lovely 24 hours in Amsterdam and always enjoy my time here. I’m looking forward to visiting some new destinations though, so can’t wait for Venice in a few weeks!

Thanks for reading.

Kerry May xo

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