Amsterdam Travel Guide

Hello!

Last year I visited Amsterdam for the first time and I absolutely fell in love with the area. Here are some things touristy things to not miss out on! I also loved just wondering around the small streets and canals and admiring the beautiful houses.

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First tip: Stay in a hotel that is close to everything! We stayed in the Mecure Amsterdam centre canal district. This hotel was basic but suited all our needs.

Visit the Sex Museum – It’s just a bit of a laugh really and a must when in Dam. You need a photo next to the huge plastic penis, of course!

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Stop for Lunch at Cafe Proust – This was a small local cafe which we found and had some delicious toasted sandwiches. We sat outside even though it was raining as it had a shelter.

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Visit a plant shop! – This one was called Wildernes and was absolutely adorable!

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Have dinner at Thrill Grill – The interior of this place was very cool and was very quiet and not touristy at all. They had some great burgers though.

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Go to Kanarie Club – This place is amazing! It’s tucked away looking like an old warehouse but in actual fact it’s a huge quirky bar and restaurant. The cocktails were also amazing!

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Go to Corner Bakery for Breakfast/Brunch – This place is a big hit with the locals and was very busy. I had scrambled eggs and it was delicious. My friend has pancakes which also looked great.

Visit Anne Frank’s House museum – This was one of my favourite things from the Amsterdam trip as it was so emotional and heart- warming learning all about Anne Frank and her life. The audio guide was really good and I would honestly urge everyone to visit this place. Just a heads up, pre book tickets or wait in the queue for hours.

Hire a bike and ride it around Vondelpark – This was soooo much fun! We hired our bikes from Mac Bikes and they were cheap and easy and no hassle. This was another favourite part of the trip for me.

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Take a photo with the IAmsterdam Sign! – You just have too really. Everyone does.

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Have a pancake from the Happy Pig – I got a little bit peckish so I stopped to try a pancake which was very good!

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Go for a canal ride – This was very fun and we learnt more about Amsterdam. It was lovely to just see all the pretty houses.

Go to Pluk for breakfast – Oh my these pancakes were so dreamy! Pluk sell delicious food and the interior is also gorgeous.

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Grab a cocktail from Lion Noir – My cocktail was called Alice in Wonderland it would be rude of me not to have that one! It was a divine cocktail and it was lovely drinking it outside. We even got chatting to some locals.

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Visit the Banksy Exhibition – This was a fun thing to do and was the last thing we did before we headed home. I would recommend going here.

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That’s all for my travel guide, I hope you love Amsterdam as much as me!

Alice x

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Gail’s Brunch | St Albans

Hey guys,

Once again I am back to share my brunch story! I have finally visited a Gail’s cafe and oh my it was worth the wait! I loved this cute, small cafe/bakery. I had scrambled eggs, bacon and a cappuccino. The food was absolutely delicious and my friends were jealous of my food when they saw it (even though theirs looked great too). I just love how sweet it was and you can tell it’s where all the locals hang out! I can’t wait to return!

Doesn’t it just look amazing!

Love Alice x

Dishoom brunch | Carnaby Street

Hello!!!

So very recently I tried Dishoom for their famous brunch! And oh my what can I say! The interior of this place was magical and transported me to India! The staff were all so friendly and helpful too! My friends and I sat on the comfy sofas and I decided to have a bacon naan and a cappuccino. Dishoom are known for their quirky naan dishes. My bacon naan was so yummy, it had spicy ketchup in and the naan was so fluffy. The prices were so cheap and reasonable too. I would most definitely return after this lovely experience!

Hope you enjoyed reading!

Alice x

Brompton Food Market | London

Hi guys!

In the summer I discovered this lovely place! It’s a little cafe called Brompton Food Market and has a lovely seating area outside so perfect for the summer! I had a sandwich and it was very filling and delicious! I would recommend this place! The interior design was also gorgeous!!!!

Let me know if you’re enjoying my cafe/food related posts!

Alice x

Peak District, UK

Hey guys!

Recently I went on a trip to the Peak District which was absolutely stunning! I went there to climb the rocks (which I did) but I also went on walks to explore the hills. It was very cold and windy but I loved it. Here are some photos!

Hope you liked the photos.

Alice x

Brown & Rosie Cafe | London

Hey guys!

I noticed a couple of people like my post about the cafe review so I thought I’d post another. If you haven’t seen my last post it was about the cafe Bluebelles of Portobello in Notting Hill which is definitely worth a visit!

Brown & Rosie cafe is situated in Kensington, London. It’s super easy to get to on the tube as well! I went here for brunch and a coffee and it was gorgeous! The interior design was so lovely and house goals!! I had scrambled eggs on sourdough toast to eat (this is my favourite!) which was so yummy. The price was very reasonable too and was also a lovely place to catch up with friends.

Hope you enjoyed reading this and liked the photos!

Alice x

Bluebelles of Portobello Cafe | London

Hello lovely people!

I recently went to Notting Hill in London for Brunch to catch up with my friend and discovered this gem! This super cute cafe is a perfect spot for brunch and a cappuccino. It is located in a great spot in Notting Hill and a short walk from the tube station.

I had a cappuccino to drink and scrambled eggs on toast with a sausage to eat. The food and coffee were amazing and the food really filled me up and also gave me loads of energy which I needed for the day. The prices are very reasonable and the staff there were so friendly and helpful and it shocked us both how much they made us feel welcome. I would 100% return here and would recommend to everyone!

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Thanks for reading!

Alice x