I had planned to write a post on what I'd been up to in Amsterdam as soon as I got back but I've been really busy since I've been back. So this is just a brief post on some of the things i got up to in my 3 night stay in the Netherlands.
First I'd like to mention that i stayed in the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky which I'd like to highly recommend! Its a 5* hotel and its in the most perfect location in Amsterdam. The Hotel is located on dam square and all the shops and restaurants are right on their doorstep. Its on the outskirts of the red light district and the staff are really polite and helpful. We managed to get a free upgrade to a premier room because are rooms were not situated all together as we had asked, but hey we weren't complaining!
On the day we arrived we were quite tired from the 4 am airport run so we decided to chill out eat and explore the red light district in the evening and pack all the things we want to do in the next two days. We enjoyed some of Amsterdam's famous crepes and waffles.
On the second day we got up reasonably early, explored some more and then decided to go to the Amsterdam dungeons, which was great fun! Be sure not to stand out from the crowd or you might get picked for some scary demonstrations! After we headed back to the hotel to get changed and venture back out on to the streets of the red light district and visited the sex museum which is really interesting and a must if you go to dam a cheap and cheerful experience. We found ourselves in a great bar right on our doorstep called players bar where we spent most of the night having some drinks and a dance.
On the third day we got up fairly early again and went to rent some bikes so we could take a trip to see the famous IAMSTERDAM sign passing the Heineken factory on route. We took hundreds of selfies and decided to go ice skating as theres a outdoor ice rink next to the sign. It was so chrismassy and great fun they had chairs on the ice so if your terrible at skating you can either hold on to them or take a seat and be swished around the ice! We then rode back to the hotel to get ready and make our was to Amsterdam Ice Bar. The ice bar was a amazing experience we got two free cocktails with our ticket. The bar was -9.4 degrees!!! and our drinks were in ice glasses sooo coool right! After we left the ice bar we went for another walk around and ended up chilling out for a bit in the bulldog hotel bar (which I don't think we was meant to be in)
On the last day before our flight home we did some tourist shopping and decided to stuff ourselves with our favourite Amsterdam foods one last time.
So thats what I got up to and I throughly enjoyed myself I'm looking forward to my next trip wherever it shall be.