Amsterdam

Русский текст ниже 🙂

Hello there, it’s Alisa! How is it going?

In the last post about Germany Olya said, that we didn’t plan where to go. Well, actually we did, one place. Back then, when she was at home and I was buying tickets for us, I talked to my mum’s friend about the upcoming trip, and she advised us to make a daytrip to Amsterdam.

IMG_7027Take a look at the video from Germany and Amsterdam here 🙂


We booked a day trip through Russian-German travel agency Viktoria Reisen, it cost us 25 euros each, including bus both ways and an excursion. This is extremely cheap, even though we did not go with a group and discovered city on our own with two other friends of ours, it still was way cheaper than a trip by public transport. For instance, if we booked with FlixBus, it would be at least 40 euros for one person.

We got into the bus early in the morning, the road took us three hours, and voila, we’re there! Basically, we spent the day just walking on the streets. Firstly, without any specific goal, just absorbing the beauty surrounding us.

We got lost on one campus of the University of Amsterdam, couldn’t find our friends, went to the toilet. By the way, it’s our little life hack in the new city: if you can’t find the toilet or don’t have cash and for any reason you are neat the university – don’t be embarrassed and go there, just act casual. It will be free for sure.

After a while we became hungry and tired, so we took a break and ate some fries in some nameless place in the city center, and after that decided to go to the Anna Frank House-Museum. We did not get in, though, because it is not possible to buy tickets there — they have to be booked online.

We decided that it will take a while (and we had only few hours left), so instead we went to the other most-known place of interest — the Red Light District. It was around 3pm, so there were not that many girls in the windows, but we have seen some and that was quite funny. First of all, we couldn’t find it, although it is in the exact city-center. Then, I got scared when we turned to some narrow street and then someone moved and knocked at the window. And third of all, we couldn’t find our way out of there 😀

We also had a coffee and biscuits in coffeecompany. If it happens for you to be in the Netherlands and you don’t know, where to go, I highly recommend this place. It reminds of Starbucks, doesn’t have much food, but you will always find coffee, some snacks and a wi-fi there. And reasonable prices.

We were extremely lucky with the weather: the forecast said it’s gonna rain, but actually, in the afternoon it became even sunny. This trip was chilled and most of what we did was walking — we had only 5 hours in the city. Still, there were really beautiful and funny 5 hours and we definitely have to come back again for more detailed exploring.

 

Привет, это Алиса! Как дела?

В предыдущем посте о Германии Оля говорила, что мы ничего не запланировали. Что же, на самом-то деле кое-что таки было. Еще когда Оля была в Харькове, а я бронировала нам билеты, подруга моей мамы посоветовала поехать на день в Амстердам.

Видео из нашей поездки тут 🙂

Мы забронировали поездку через русско-немецкое агенство Виктория Райзен, что нам обошлось в 25 евро с человека. Цена включает проезд в обе стороны и экскурсию, и хоть мы и не пошли с группой, это все равно обошлось нам гораздо дешевле, чем к примеру билеты на ФликсБусе. Для примера, там это бы стоило около 40 евро с человека.

Рано утром мы сели в автобус, дорога заняла около трех часов. Мы провели большую часть дня гуляя бесцельно, просто наслаждались окружающей нас красотой.

Мы заблудились в одном из зданий Амстердамского университета, потеряли наших друзей и сходили там в туалет. Кстати говоря, один из лайфхаков во время путешествий: если вы не можете найти туалет или у вас нет наличных, а рядом есть университет — не стесняйтесь и ищите его там. Там он обязательно будет и обязательно будет бесплатным.

Через какое-то время мы проголодались и подустали, так что мы перекусили картошкой фри в каком-то безымянном месте в центре города и решили пойти в дом-музей Анны Франк. Но, туда мы не попали. Оказалось, что билеты нельзя купить у входа, а нужно бронировать онлайн. Мы решили, что это займет слишком много времени и ушли, но на заметку путешественникам с роумингом — лучше забронируйте из отеля.

Вместо этого мы пошли искать улицу Красных Фонарей и это было довольно весело. Во-первых, мы долго не могли ее найти, хоть она и в самом центре города. Потом, я аж подскочила, когда мы завернули на узенькую улочку, а за окном кто-то пошевелился и постучал в стекло. Ну а позже, мы не могли сообразить, как оттуда выйти.

Еще, если вы не знаете где перекусить и отдохнуть, советую coffecompany. Это сетевое кафе по типу старбакса, там нет еды, но всегда найдутся бутерброды, печенье или тортик, хороший кофе, вай фай и все по нормальным ценам. Плюс, это сеть, которая есть не только в Амстердаме, но и в других городах Нидерландов.

Нам очень повезло с погодой, хоть прогноз и говорил, что будет ливень, на самом деле после обеда даже вышло солнышко. Поездка была расслабленной, мы гуляли, наслаждались и не гонялись за достопримечательностями. Хоть у нас и было всего 5 часов, это были прекрасные 5 часов, и мы обязательно приедем еще раз.

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Everything about Amsterdam looks gorgeous! I’m desperate to go there! Great post 😊

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  2. Amsterdam has always been my number one travel bucket list destination! I will not rest until I get to go, and this post has magnified that! The pictures are amazing x

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  3. julietlylillyrose says:

    Amsterdam look gorgeous. I love the architecture and the layout of the city. It’s on my travel bucket list too!

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    1. kabelsalad says:

      It’s really amazing 😉

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  4. justnatonya says:

    Your travel posts always make me feel like I’m there😊. Amsterdam looks so culturally aesthetic, I like the photos you took and the fries look A M A Z I N G! So I heard about the Red Light district and the women in the windows. I bet it was interesting to see in person. Sounds like you all had a blast!

    Natonya | http://www.justnatonya.wordpress.com

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    1. kabelsalad says:

      Thank you! xx
      Amsterdam is perfect but those fries were even better 😊

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      1. justnatonya says:

        They looked so yummy!

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  5. Ellaine says:

    Your photos look so great! Would love to go to Amsterdam someday 🙂 Nice travel post!

    Ellaine | In Betweens

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  6. lyndseyfitzgerald says:

    Lovely post and great pics. I have also been to Amsterdam it’s such a beautiful place isn’t it. We spent two nights there to explore and wow so much to see 😁

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    1. kabelsalad says:

      Yes, totally! I loved it, this little amount of time wasn’t enough. I have been to Groningen twice for longer periods of time, like week-10 days, that was perfect amount of time 🙂

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  7. willowmay20 says:

    Wow Amsterdam looks amazing! Definitely a place I would to visit and explore.

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    1. kabelsalad says:

      Yes! And not once. 😊

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  8. I love your photography, your blog posts are always so interesting! I plan to go to Amsterdam in November, so this was great to read x

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    1. kabelsalad says:

      Awww I’m so glad you found it interesting and useful 😍
      Thank you so much, have a wonderful time there ❤️

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  9. Ellen Smith says:

    Hey, nice post! I love Amsterdam and those chips are absolutely glorious. A similar thing happened to me in the red light district, I got scared by one of those girls in the windows hahaha.

    Ellen,
    fishnetsxd.blogspot.ie

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    1. kabelsalad says:

      Thank you! xx
      Amsterdam (light district especially) is really one of the most unique places on Earth.

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