I’m finally back! Unfortunately, my well deserved holidays ended and I’m in Suzhou again now. We went to Spain for our annual visit but we also spent some days in Amsterdam. I had never been there before and I wanted C. to see more of Europe. My parents, my brother and his girlfriend also went there so it was a family trip!
I wanted to update the blog earlier this week but I had some crazy days at work and couldn’t find the time until today. So what did I think of Amsterdam? I loved the city! It’s quite small (compared to Chinese cities) so you can walk basically everywhere. There is subway and tram but we didn’t have to use them even once! I had prepared an itinerary beforehand with an app called Sygic Travel, where you can find places to visit and things to do and organize routes. I didn’t really check it while I was walking around in Amsterdam, but it helped me a lot before going to have an idea of the city and the main places to see. Anyway, I managed to see basically all the places I had pinned.
I liked a lot the streets and houses in Amsterdam. Even though the houses are all crooked! Dutch people don’t seem very worried about privacy and I could check the inside of many houses through the curtainless windows. All the interiors were beautiful and totally looked like taken from a home decor magazine! Now our apartment seems so dull…
The only place I didn’t like in Amsterdam was the red light district. It’s awfully crowded and too touristy. The rest of the neighbourhoods were lovely, though!
In the next post I will write about some villages we visited around Amsterdam!