Me and my friend wanted a weekend away somewhere, we started small and went to Amsterdam for 3 nights. We stayed at the Amsterdam Airport Hotel which is about 10 minutes from the airport.
I split this post into two parts so we see more about the food we ate in Amsterdam here.
|Arriving in Amsterdam|
|Amsterdam Airport Hotel|
Thursday 1st October
We spent most of our first stay in Amsterdam in bed as we both didn’t sleep the night before because we had to leave so early in the morning and i didn’t sleep much on the coach up to the airport. After our nap we decided to go to the hotel restaurant to get dinner.
While we was at the restaurant we looked up a few recommended cafes to visit. We took the shuttle bus to the airport to buy ourselves train tickets to Amsterdam centraal. The lady at the visitors desk was very helpful she let us know were the cafes are and the red light district. Whist we was out we decided to book tickets to go to the ice bar, Amsterdam dungeons and madame tussauds.
Friday 2nd October
After breakfast we then made our way to the Ice Bar. Once you check in and you’re given three tokens, two for drinks in the Ice Bar and a drink for before/after the Ice Bar experience. You are given coats and gloves as it is very cold, -9 degrees to be exact.
Once you’ve settled in, you get use your first token for your first shot. You get the choice of normal, vanilla and chocolate vodka with orange juice. I went for the vanilla which was sweet but really nice. Before leaving we took some pictures and headed to e bar for our free drink. We went with the sex on the beach cocktails. I’d have to say it was the best sex on the beach I’ve had, it was mixed really well.
After the Ice Bar we went looking for the Sex Museum. Entry was only €4. We walked around, had a giggle, took some pictures then left for the train station. We made a stop at the supermarket in the airport for some snacks to bring back to the hotel.
Saturday 3rd October 2015
Started the day off with a buffet breakfast at the hotel. The plan for Saturday was to go to Amsterdam dungeons, Madame Tussaud’s and possibly find a cafe/coffee shop.
We made our way to the Amsterdam Dungeons which we paid €18 for. It’s good to note that Amsterdam Dungeons sells tickets for different prices. Online purchases are €14.50 and on the door purchases are €22 . I can’t lie I was pretty scared, although I was scared and jumped a few times I still enjoyed the experience. I’ve been to the London dungeons and I think it’s around the same level, if anything the London dungeons is a little better.
Afterwards we went looking for the red light district. We couldn’t come to Amsterdam without seeing the red light district. Also went into the prostitution museum. Which was rather interesting, it showed us what it’s like to be in one of the windows, we got to see what some of the room looked liked, taught us some fun facts. I also liked the confession wall, both a shocking and funny experience reading some of the confessions on the wall.
Ended the night with a walk around Amsterdam Centraal and did a bit more souvenir shopping and headed back to our hotel.
Overall I had a great time in Amsterdam, I feel I would have enjoyed it more if I explored more. Nevertheless it was still a great experience. I want to go again soon, probably a solo trip.
Tips/Advice & Things you should know
- You can buy train tickets for 2-3 days. €20 for a 2 day ticket which also allows you to go onto the trams as well and €25 for 3 days.
- Book a hotel near or even in Amsterdam Centraal because you’ll save money, as you won’t have to pay for train tickets.
- Do your research find out where you want to go and how to get there before so you aren’t late.
- For attractions look up which is cheaper either buying tickets at a tourist and attractions shop or on the door.
- You can use your card in a majority of places some places may have a €10 minimum policy but other than that a Visa debit card is accepted.
- Find out what your hotel has to offer, what’s included in the prices and what you have to pay for.