It’s no surprise that when people initially think of Amsterdam, the first thought that springs to mind is having a good old puff on a ‘joint’, but it’s far from it. The city is filled with beautiful architecture, dozens of canals to wander down and the home to the best stroopwafels ever.

I’m no travel expert but I thought I’d share my favourite sights, must do’s and of course some yummy eateries.

WHERE TO STAY: THE BILDERBERG GARDEN HOTEL

Bilderberg is a 5* star hotel located just outside of Amsterdam Central, away from the hustle and bustle but still close enough (10 minute walk) to all of the popular landmarks and touristy areas. The hotel oozes elegance and sophistication yet still feels cosy and warm. The outside seating area with blankets on hand in wicker baskets and an lit fire was one of my favourite places. We stayed in an executive room which is located on a private floor within the hotel, accompanied with an executive lift. It was a lovely luxurious treat after a day of exploring. And I must say the free use of the minibar went down a treat as well.

The only food we got to try at the hotel was a burger and fries from room service after a 2am wake up call, a day of travelling and straight out exploring. But my god, it was delicious and the fries were quite  possibly the best that I’ve ever had and I’m not really a chip eater but they were good. We really wanted to try breakfast too but never quite managed it, I guess there is always next time!

MUST SEE/DO

Bars & Restaurants

City breaks are just as much about food and cocktails as it is about sightseeing, so whenever I go away I always have a good research on best places to eat and drink. These were my favourite places:

 

 

I hope you find this helpful, if you are off to Amsterdam soon I’m sure you’ll have a fab time!

Let me know if you check out any of my favourite places!