4 Days in Amsterdam – Travel Diary

I did it, guys – I went to Amsterdam. I can’t believe I’ve never been here before but I’m so happy to finally tick it off my ‘30 before 30‘ list. My hubby and I went there to celebrate the second part of our Honeymoon (as we decided to split it between Marrakech and Amsterdam). We had such a lovely time, and I wished that we could’ve stayed a little bit longer (four days were way too short a stay).

Nevertheless, we managed to pack a lot in our short stay, so here’s a lil’ Amsterdam travel diary!

Bridge of 15 bridges in Amsterdam by hellolizziebee

The bridge of 15 bridges

4 Days in Amsterdam – Travel Diary

Day 01 – Amsterdam Cultural Visit

We managed to visit four museums during our first stay, starting off with Stedelijk Museum, Moco Museum (where they showcased Banksy), the Diamond Museum, and ending it with the Rijksmuseum. The Rijksmuseum was by far my favourite but we didn’t actually spend a lot of time there as we went just an hour before closing time. Luckily I managed to see the glorious ‘Night’s Watch’ painting by Rembrandt. It was such a beautiful day and gave us a wonderful impression of Amsterdam as we pigged out on wonderful food and ice-cream. I must mention where we had dinner, though, as it was such an amazing place with hilarious menu designs called Rotisserie Amsterdam. Would definitely recommend it, especially if you love chicken!

Moco Museum

Moco Museum

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum

Stedelijk Museum

Stedelijk Museum

Eating at Rotisserie in Amsterdam

Eating at Rotisserie in Amsterdam

Day 02 – Of Princes and Princesses

Our second day wasn’t so, well, shall I say… well planned. I really wanted to visit Muiderslot Castle but it was incredibly far away so we ended up spending so much money on taxis. If it wasn’t for that, we would’ve kept within our budget but noooope. So if you ever want to visit Muiderslot then I would suggest to plan it well and keep an eye out on train times so that you’re not waiting around for hours like we were! By the time we got back to central Amsterdam we were pretty tired, so went on a little walk to see the Bridge of 15 Bridges before heading back to our AirBnb.

Muiderslot Castle, Amsterdam Exploring Muiderslot Castle

Day 03 – A Good Ol’ Chit Chat

We started the day by going to Nemo, a science museum that wasn’t too far from our Airbnb. My hubby loves science museums so we couldn’t miss our chance to visit this place! It was quite fun but absolutely bursting with children, so at one point I had to step away from the noise and just sat outside enjoying the sun. Later on we met up with my friend Amber, who I haven’t seen in so long! (You might remember her from this post). It was so good to catch up with her over a delicious burger, and afterwards we walked around central Amsterdam for a little bit – as we hadn’t had the chance to yet – before my hubby and I headed to the Red Light District. Yep, we went to one of the places that Amsterdam was most famous for! I had to say it was an experience, although everywhere smelled heavily of pot which made me feel a little sick.

NEMO Science MuseumMeeting friends in Amsterdam Red light district in Amsterdam

Day 04 – Just Chillin’ in the ‘Dam

Our last day was spent milling around in Amsterdam after we dropped off our luggage at the Central station. We managed to squeeze in a canal ride (which I actually nodded off on – I was so tired!) so I was happy to tick that off my Amsterdam to-do list. We also popped into the Sex Museum and then the Museum of Prostitution before we headed off to the airport and onto our merry way home. The Museum of Prostitution was definitely more interesting as they lead you through the everyday life of a prostitute in Amsterdam. The Sex Museum was, well, quite amusing but if you want to go in for a history lesson then this isn’t for you.

Exploring Amsterdam canals Amsterdam Central Station

Our holiday in Amsterdam was over before we knew it, although I’d love to go back one day to the neighbouring cities like The Hague or Rotterdam!

Have you ever been to Amsterdam before? What did you think?

Love,
Lizzie xx

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35 Comments

  1. November 24, 2018 / 9:52 am

    I’m planning to go to Amsterdam in January and this was so helpful!! Also, I love your outfit on day one, that’s so cute xx

    • hellolizziebee
      Author
      November 24, 2018 / 10:12 am

      Oh my gosh you’ll have an amazing time! You must let me know how it goes xx Thanks sweetie!

  2. November 24, 2018 / 7:29 pm

    Aww this looks so gorgeous and it sounds like you had such a fab time!

    I would love to go to Amsterdam in 2019! 😀

    • November 24, 2018 / 10:02 pm

      Thank you so much – I would highly recommend it! I want to go again in the spring or summertime

  3. November 25, 2018 / 1:13 pm

    I absolutely love Amsterdam! I’ve been there a few times now and always find something new!

    • November 25, 2018 / 4:08 pm

      Same! I really can’t wait go there again!

  4. November 25, 2018 / 5:38 pm

    This entry is so cute! <3 I loved Amsterdam too, and I want to go back! 🙂
    I especially love the picture with Amber, she's so lovely and kind!!

    I tried to do a Japan travel diary but I feel I have TONS of pictures and idk, haha. (also, blogger lost me some drafts I spent lot of time writing and placing photos… I don't have much willpower left to redo it after that :/)

    Well, great entry, Lizzie, as always! <3

    • November 25, 2018 / 9:11 pm

      Yes me too! Thank you so much! <3
      Awh no that is such a shame! Maybe you could write a travel diary for different areas? Or just do lots of mini posts in between all of your other blog posts? I would love to read them <3

      • November 26, 2018 / 8:55 pm

        I’m trying to move away from Blogger, tho, so I can have something to retrieve entries in case drafts are gone… But I’ll see what I can do <3

    • November 26, 2018 / 8:46 pm

      Omg Isobel, you so should! You’d love it there!

  5. November 26, 2018 / 12:54 pm

    Oh I so want to visit Amsterdam and even more so now, your pictures are beautiful and I love all of your outfits in this! xx

    • November 26, 2018 / 8:45 pm

      Thanks sweetie! It’s such a beautiful place and I’d love to go again in the summer xx

  6. November 26, 2018 / 7:20 pm

    I really want to go back to Amsterdam again and do more cultural things. I was just there for a few hours and saw the obvious attractions.

  7. Joy Corkery
    November 26, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    I really want to go back to Amsterdam again and do more cultural things. I was just there for a few hours and saw the obvious attractions.

    • November 26, 2018 / 8:44 pm

      Most definitely, it’s such a beautiful place!

  8. November 26, 2018 / 7:21 pm

    You look bloody lovely! Amsterdam is firmly on my bucket list and is somewhere I’d really love to visit soon. It looks so pretty!

    • November 26, 2018 / 8:44 pm

      Awh Jenny, you’re so sweet! I cannot recommend Amsterdam enough!

  9. November 26, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    Looks like you had a fab few days! I love going to Amsterdam, it’s such a pretty place. One of my favourite things was going on a canal ride, it was so cool seeing all the tall but thin buildings! Lovely pictures.

    Chloe xx
    http://www.chloechats.com

    • November 26, 2018 / 8:44 pm

      I had such a lovely time! Yes I would love to go on the canal ride again as I slept for the majority of it (oops).

  10. November 26, 2018 / 7:37 pm

    loved this entire post! you are adorable and i loved your outfit! super cute! second, gorgeous pics! felt like i was there with you! definitely adding to my bucket list!

    • November 26, 2018 / 8:43 pm

      Thank you so much cutie pie! You totally should, Amsterdam is amazing!

  11. November 26, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    Ah it looks like you had a great time in Amsterdam and your pictures are gorgeous! I’ve been but it was for work so didn’t get to see anything. I would love to go back though!

    • November 26, 2018 / 8:43 pm

      Thank you so much, we really did! You should totally go there again for a holiday, it really is beautiful 😀

  12. November 26, 2018 / 8:28 pm

    I would love to go to Amsterdam, it’s somewhere I always see on Instagram and looks so stunning! It looks like you visited some lovely places and had a great time. You’ve made me really want to book a flight there now!

    Samantha | https://believeinamiracle.co.uk

    • November 26, 2018 / 8:42 pm

      It really is such a beautiful place! I don’t know why but I just got such a good vibe from there, and I can’t wait to go back again. Tehe well you should look at their off-peak times for cheap tickets and hotels!

  13. November 26, 2018 / 9:12 pm

    Four museums in one day?! Good job!
    I love the idea of splitting your honeymoon between two places. Did you prefer one to the other?

    • November 26, 2018 / 9:18 pm

      Yep! It was exhausting but I was so happy that we had the chance to go to them all.
      Hmmm I can’t really choose because they were both very different to each other; we relaxed a lot in Marrakech, whereas Amsterdam was more of a cultural visit, so they were both good!

  14. November 26, 2018 / 10:18 pm

    Such a bucket list trip! My husband and I went to Punta Cana, but a part of me wishes we’d gone to Europe.

    • November 28, 2018 / 7:46 pm

      Ooh I haven’t heard of Punta Cana before but it sounds lush!

  15. November 27, 2018 / 12:20 am

    I’ve always wanted to go to Amsterdam! Your trip sounds amazing!

  16. December 5, 2018 / 12:05 pm

    I totally need to get my ass to Amsterdam, it looks like my kinda town! Glad you had a wonderful time!

    • December 6, 2018 / 8:35 pm

      Oh my gosh Emily it’s such an amazing place, I want to go back!

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