One Week in Amsterdam

Hi Trippers! Amsterdam was one of those cities we already wanted to visit for a long time. Although we didn’t have high expectations, the truth is that we fall in love with the city and is now one of our favorites. The canals, the ambiance, the streets, the bicycles, the cute houses and so on… Definitely a gorgeous city! Another thing we love about Amsterdam is that the city center is really small, you can do it perfectly on foot or by bike.

Transports

We flew from Porto to Amsterdam with Transavia, as well as from Amsterdam to Porto. On both ways we had pleasant and safe flights, truly recommend.

Arriving in Amsterdam, we went from Schiphol Airport to Amsterdam Centre by Bus (number 397). The cost of a single ticket is 6.5€ and it’s a trip of about 30 minutes. There are other alternatives, such as Train or Taxi.

Arriving at the city center, we did everything on foot. Except when we changed hotels, we picked up an Uber.

To visit Zaanse Schans, we went by bus (number 391) from Amsterdam Central Station. The cost of a round trip ticket is 11.5€ and it’s a journey of about 30 minutes. There are other alternatives, such as Train or Taxi.

Where to stay

Conservatorium Hotel – luxury 5-star hotel, surrounded by the main museums in Amsterdam, such as the Van Gogh Museum. And at the doorstep of the Amsterdam most luxury shopping street: P.C. Hooftstraat.

Hotel Estheréa – truly authentic Amsterdam ambiance in a beautiful building along Amsterdam’s oldest canal: the Singel. Very particular decorative style with richly coloured interior, crystal chandeliers, luxurious fabrics and expressive prints.

Albus Hotel – 4-star superior design hotel in the centre of Amsterdam.

Where to eat

  • Amsterdam Dinner Cruise
  • Brasserie & Lounge
  • The Avocado Show
  • Van Wonderen Frieten
  • Vegan Junk Food
  • Van Wonderen Stroopwafels
  • In de Buurt
  • Cibo & Vino

Amsterdam Dinner Cruise – romantic dinner experience along Amsterdam most beautiful canals

Brasserie & Lounge – the restaurant is set in a beautiful atrium with spectacular floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass ceiling

The Avocado Show – if you are an avocado lover, this restaurant is for you! Visually stunning and delicious dishes made with sustainable avocados

Van Wonderen Frieten – probably the best fries in Amsterdam!

Vegan Junk Food – vegan comfort food that doesn’t taste like plant-based

Van Wonderen Stroopwafels – probably the best stroopwafel in Amsterdam!

In de Buurt – ideal to share a good moment on a beautiful terrace next to the canal

Cibo & Vino – affordable, yet delicious authentic Italian food. We found this restaurant occasionally and had a great meal

What to do & see

  • Visit Van Gogh Museum
  • Eat stroopwafels
  • Explore Zaanze Schans in an afternoon
  • Get lost in the city streets
  • Eat fries
  • Appreciate the beauty of the canals
  • Do some vintage shopping at Reestraat street
  • Drink some beers in the Heineken Experience (We did the VIP tour and it worth it!)
  • Visit Anne Frank’s House
  • Walk around the Blossom Market
  • Watch the sunset at A’Dam Lookout
  • Visit the famous Red Light District
  • Appreciate the cute houses at Rederij Plas
  • Visit Begijnhof, one of the oldest hofjes in Amsterdam
  • Ride a bike around the city

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