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When it comes to travel I’m always up for a little adventure. After a quick 48 hours in London I was on my way to Amsterdam to meet my friends for a week. It was my first time in The Netherlands, but true to form, the city was as picturesque as I had imagined. The canals and architecture are beautiful. Though most people ride bikes to get around the city you can take a boat tour like we did and experience life from the water. I highly recommend the Champagne Moet Tour (Alternative Tours Here).

When I planned my trip I decided to stay in the Eastern part of the city to get away from the nighttime hustle and bustle. It worked out well because The Manor Amsterdam was superior: The incredible hotel staff was 5 star and the room was exactly as represented via the website. While staying a few miles outside of the city I was able to enjoy the local neighborhood hangouts and restaurants, too.

Of course a trip to Amsterdam wouldn’t be complete without the famed pub crawls and Red Light District, which by the way wasn’t nearly as bad as people make it out to be, so I spent a day checking it out to see what it was all about. Sure there was little left to desire after seeing the women in the windows and legal prostitution on the streets, but overall the charm of Amsterdam was appealing and left me in awe.

Here’s a quick look at a few places I really enjoyed

For those that are curious, Yes UBER is easily accessible in Amsterdam.


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