All posts tagged: Holland

Amsterdam – 2014

Originally posted on Mal of the World:
Few European cities are steeped in contrast and contradiction to the same extent as the Dutch capital, Amsterdam. The romance and culture surrounding its many canals, cobbled streets and museums, combined with a liberal attitude toward drugs and prostitution, make it a memorable destination – whatever your intentions. A typical street in Amsterdam Having booked an apartment through AirB&B, my girlfriend and I arrived on a late flight from London and navigated our way to our accommodation with surprising ease. Being from London, you expect the public transport in a major European capital to be both uncomfortable and unreliable, but apparently that’s just a London thing. A quick train, followed by a free ferry across to the north island, and we were there. Our beautiful apartment Our first day began with a walk into the centre of Amsterdam. With just the weekend at our disposal, and so many possible things to do, we had to prioritise. By prioritise, I mean of course that my girlfriend had certain things…