Monday in Amsterdam: In the City of Canals

Monday in Amsterdam: In the City of Canals, Amsterdam, Netherlands (B)

When I arrived in the Schiphol Airport at 10.55 PM Sunday evening, I could immediately smell it. Cannabis. Cannabis was in the air, everywhere. I had arrived in the Netherlands, more precisely in its capital city, Amsterdam, one of the only places on Earth where selling and using cannabis is legal. As a child, I’d often travelled to the Netherlands with my family, but only to Rotterdam, from where we’d catch a ferry to England. I really hadn’t seen much of the Netherlands. Having just one day in Amsterdam isn’t a lot, but due to my plans of exploring the country of Luxembourg more thoroughly, I chose to spend less time in Amsterdam, as it’s a city which is well connected with flights to and from Denmark, unlike Luxembourg, so I can always return. I caught a train to the center of Amsterdam and immediately fell for the city as soon as I stepped outside the train station. Buildings were lit up everywhere and the canals looked so inviting. I could easily see what the fuss was about. I had a 2,5 kilometre walk to my hostel, but it was a beautiful evening, so it didn’t matter despite how late it was getting. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Monday in Amsterdam: In the City of Canals
Guide Location: Netherlands » Amsterdam
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Melissa Cherry Villumsen
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Vondelpark
  • The canal ring area
  • Beurs van Berlage
  • Koninklijk Paleis
  • Primark
  • Niewe Kerk
  • Begijnhof
  • Houten Huys
  • Anne Frank House

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