#3: Amsterdam

Finally… Amsterdam.

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Amsterdam was amazing. It all started with an impromptu train right. We thought we were gonna stay in Berlin an extra night, but then got to the train station and were just like… should we go? Yes, yes we should. So we hopped on a train to Amsterdam at 4PM and had no where to stay when we got there. It was great.

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As soon as I walked out of the train station I knew I loved it. It seemed like there were more canals than there was land. Plus, I’m always a fan of neon lights.

We wandered through the main area looking for a hostel and stumbled upon the White Tulip in. It was just a great lively vibe. Plus we met a cool guy from New Zealand who was staying in our room and it’s always fun to meet new people when you travel, even if you will never see them again.

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The next day we traveled a bit outside of Amsterdam to our new hostel. It was definitely fun seeing the city that way, just walking around and navigating. Thank god for my iPhone though, I don’t know what we would have done!

The rest of Amsterdam consisted of eating good food, roaming around with Tulane friends, a visit to the Anne Frank house and the Heineken Experience and the obligatory Amsterdam sign picture.

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Amsterdam is definitely a place that I want to go back to, hopefully when it’s a bit warmer. There’s just such a great vibe there. It’s basically a grungier version of Copenhagen.

I think my favorite time was on Sunday when we were wandering around the outskirts of Amsterdam after visiting the Heineken Experience and we saw more of the actual Amsterdam lifestyle. We peeped into people’s houses who actually lived there and it was just fun to see that the’s more than the Red Light District and coffee shops in Amsterdam.

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That’s all for now, folks! Stay tuned for Stockholm.

Plus…I’m leaving in less than 2 weeks so I’m just gonna pretend like that’s not happening.

– Z

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