2 Days in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam Trip

2 Days in Amsterdam

Keli and I at it again, this time in Amsterdam. We spent just a long weekend in what soon would be one of my very favorite weekend spots.

Day 1:
-Took train from AMS to our hotel (NH Barbizon Palace)

-Went out sightseeing
-Anne Frank House (or Huis)
-Visited coffee shops and Red Light District at night and enjoyed the nightlife
Day 2:
-Van Gogh Museum

-More sightseeing

Day1:
Upon arriving in Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) started Day 1. Transport from AMS to Central Station is relatively easy. There is a direct railway line between the two. It’s the fastest and most convenient way to get into the city and train runs about every 10 minutes. Click here for info.

After getting off the train, we made our way to the hotel (NH Barbizon Palace). It was nice, comfortable and convenient.
Upon unpacking, off we went to do some sight-seeing.

Dancing houses at Damrak
420 Cafe…420 Cafe AmsterdamLots of walking and decent weather for it…
Amsterdam CanalStopped for a quick bite at Febo.
Febo in AmsterdamAmsterdam Centraal station (the Dutch way to spell it).
City View AmsterdamThen toured the Anne Frank House/Museum.  There’s so much history; It was quite fascinating to hear and some of it so very sad.  I definitely recommend a visit.
Anne Frank House AmsterdamWhile standing in line I noticed this interesting tattoo…chemical element for Neon…huh.
Neon Tattoo in AmsterdamKeli and I…
Amsterdam VisitMore sightseeing.  There are so many cute little places.  This one was at Armbrug & Oudezijds Voorburgwal.
Canal View in AmsterdamIn front of the Rijksmuseum.  There was no chance to get a solo pic.  Tons of people with the same idea. 🙂
I am Amsterdam signA quick nap back in the room then out again to take in more and perhaps visit a few “coffee shops” and the Red Light District.
Street Scene in AmsterdamHere you can smoke and drink sign in AmsterdamKeli & I had a really had a fun time, met a lot of fun people.
Kelli and Shannon in AmsterdamCasablanca MuziekSinging in Amsterdam
Red Light District Amsterdam

Day 2:
Had breakfast and off we went to the Van Gogh Museum.
Van Gogh Museum AmsterdamAmsterdam TripThen on to more sightseeing…
Beautiful House in AmsterdamOudekersplein Centrum
Oudekersplein Centrum AmsterdamBasilica of St. Nicholas
Basillica of St. Nicholas AmsterdamRoyal Palace Amsterdam
Royal Palace AmsterdamDam Square, NH Hotel Krasnapolsky
Dam Square AmsterdamAnd on to more walking… For my friend Adam…
Coffee Shop Amsterdamand this sign was so… Amsterdam. 🙂
Street Scene Amsterdam

That evening we had to depart Amsterdam and head home. 🙁

Would have liked to have seen-
-Gone in the Rijksmuseum
-Rembrandt House Museum
-Heineken Experience

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