Amsterdam in 24 Hours

Amsterdam, Nederlands


Experiencing a city with a local definitely makes a lot of difference. Walked around crossing bridges, streets and even stumbled upon a cultural festival. Had tea in a chilly fall-like weather and was even invited in a house dinner party. Amsterdam like-a-local in 24 hours. Check.

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At around 9pm, our train arrived at Amsterdam Central after about 1.5 hr ride from Brussels and had a chance to walk around the city later that night. I left my big camera and just decided to use my iPhone cam but it died so I wasn’t able to take any photos. Walked around Red Light District, seeing windows after windows of otherwise illegal business in the States. Mostly saw college high-school looking tourist guys giddy about being in the place.

The next day was overcast but it was still a nice break from Parisian summer weather. We saw canals after canals, cute boat houses, bikes and flowers everywhere. We even went to stop in a small cozy cafe in a non-touristy part of town. No better way to be in a foreign city than with somebody who knows it like the back of his hand. Thank you Johnny for being our host and tour guide.

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A perpetual dreamer, an eternal nomad and a Francophile at heart.

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  • Carina

    Your pictures reminded me of how much i LOVE amsterdam 🙂

    X, Carina
    Running White Horses

  • I am so excited for my trip to Amsterdam this Spring and this post made me even more excited!

    • Thanks Kaelene! Amsterdam in Spring sounds like the best time to go! I can just imagine the tulip colors all around!

  • Elora

    Loved the river photos! And the front of the building. Enjoyed the post, Sarah! Amsterdam has been on my list for awhile. All the pictures I see of it are lovely.

  • I would love to travel to another country and tour it with a local. That would be so much fun!

    • You get the extra “insider” feel. And better if they happen to be your friend!

  • Amsterdam is easily one of my favourite places! It’s a really beautiful place and I would love to visit again. I’m thinking of heading there in the spring time as there’s a botanical gardens I would like to visit 🙂

    • I am so jealous that Amsterdam is soo close to you! Aahh to live in Belgium!

  • I loved Amsterdam when I was there. The canals were so soothing, it was just a really peaceful city in my opinion!

    • I think it depends on what part of city and the time you go. There were parts of the city where you see and feel that it’s mostly local people and they were just enjoying their weekend in the park or coffee house.

  • I’ve not been to Amsterdam since I was a child but I would love to go back, these pictures are beautiful

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  • sia

    Amazing Photographs…!!!Easy Way to See Amsterdam in 24 hr…