Round The World Trip

By Yifat & Andrey Shirben

Amsterdam – The Classic Finishing Note

There are few places in the world that you fall in love with in just few minutes – for us Amsterdam is definitely one of them!

Right as we went out of the airport we had a warm welcome from the sun, the beautiful sunflowers and the pool at the entrance. Then, while we were riding the taxi to our hotel we discovered how beautiful and unique the city is – with its great water canals, old architecture, colorful streets, tons of bicycles wondering around and a generally happy atmosphere.

We couldn’t wait to start exploring the city so we left our stuff at the hotel and started wondering around (with ,may I say, the best map I have ever seen). Since it was already early evening we just walked until the NES dining and nightlife area (trying not to get hit by one the many bicycles riding around) and ate a very good dinner at the Brasserie Harkema which is a well designed and tasty restaurant.

On our way back we stopped at the Casino (for those of you who are following us its probably clear by now that a Casino is a great part of our traveling experience) for a successful night and headed back to sleep:

Day 2 – Museums , Canals and the Red Lights District

We started the day with a great pancake on the Leidsplein and then went to the Museumplein which is a park surrounded by museums. We decided to visit the Van Gogh museum which was nice but we are not a big art\museums fans and then we checked out the Bols Experience (kind of) Museum. Bols is the manufacturer of famous liqueurs and Genever and they build up a tasting/smelling/seeing experience based on their historical story. It was actually fun and tasty but mainly because they let you choose 1 cocktail and 2 liqueurs shoots at the end so it’s worth the price…

Since we already walked around so much we decided to use the Canal Bus to explore the streets of Amsterdam from the waterside – this was a great journey and gave us tons of photo opportunities while sitting back, relaxing and enjoying the view. We also learned the city’s history and some interesting facts.

Fueled up with energy we started walking towards Rembrandt Plein to have some dinner, the way there was very beautiful but dinner was kinda lousy…

From there we went on, to the Red Light District to enjoy an “educational” experience and finished the night at the Casino (yes, the casino again).

It was a long, full of activities great day:

Days 3-4:

We started our third day with a visit to Anna Frank house – it was very moving and it’s a must when you are in Amsterdam! From there we just wondered around in the beautiful streets and markets, including the flower market and took another ride in the bus canal, this time on another route.

For our last day we’ve choosen to see another market (Albert market) – which was not that interesting and then we visited the cool Nemo museum – a science and technology museum where it is forbidden not to touch… it’s an amazing place for children and a nice one for “older” kids like us…:

And that’s it – we are now in the airport, about to finish this RTW trip and come back to our loved ones!

See you on our next RTW trip… :)

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