Amsterdam – A Photo Diary

Amsterdam Photo Diary

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I recently whisked my Mam away to Amsterdam for a weekend adventure to not only celebrate Mothers Day, but her 63rd Birthday which fell at the same time too.

We went on a DFDS Mini Cruise for £79 (£99 including transfers) and spent a few hours just wandering round central Amsterdam…. There’s not many words to go with this post… and not many photos either as we just enjoyed having some quality Mother Daughter time… and a few naughty giggles at the shop windows!

I can safely say that when we went to Utrecht, Paul and I were truly spoiled with the city and we fell in love so I had mixed expectations of Amsterdam but I went with an open mind… a VERY open mind you could say.

We chose to do a 1 hr city sight seeing canal tour with Gray Line cruises who came highly recommended via TripAdvisor and I was able to pre-purchase the tickets on board the DFDS ship which saved a few quid and meant I could pay by card – gotta save those precious Euros for souvenirs!

We didn’t hit any museums or galleries as it was such a glorious day, we just wandered in the sun and enjoyed a few pit stops along the way to people watch!

Amsterdam Photo Diary

Amsterdam Photo Diary

Amsterdam Photo Diary

The very first tip of Ijmuiden

Amsterdam Photo Diary

Church of St Nicholas

Amsterdam Photo Diary

Our Grey Line Tour – another boat, I know!

Amsterdam Photo Diary

The Sea Palace – 3 storey floating Chinese restaurant

Amsterdam Photo Diary

The famous Dancing Houses

Amsterdam Photo Diary

The 7 bridges

Amsterdam Photo Diary

Amsterdam Photo Diary

Amsterdam Photo Diary

Amsterdam Photo Diary

Amsterdam Photo Diary

Amsterdam Photo Diary

Amsterdam Photo Diary

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Amsterdam Photo Diary

Amsterdam Photo Diary

Amsterdam Photo Diary

Amsterdam Photo Diary

Amsterdam Photo Diary

Amsterdam Photo Diary

Amsterdam Photo Diary

Sunset out at sea

Amsterdam Photo Diary

I can see the appeal, I really can, but I think if I came back I’d choose to stay a few nights to explore more outside of the tourist traps. Saying that, I have seen enough old lady bits, willy shaped ornaments and weed lollies to tide me over for quite a while. We had a right good laugh though!

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