Part I.II - Amsterdam
This post is mainly about the spots and activities I recommend in Amsterdam.
1st rent a bike for at least 24h to explore the city faster and to get around just like the natives.
(start off the Vondelpark and just head towards the city centre, or just go wherever you feel like, since the city isn't spread widely)
2nd take a boat cruise around the "Grachten" (engl.: canals) either during the day or as soon as the street lights are lit
3rd have a coffee in one of the great cafés
4th Utrechtstraat for shopping, it's less crowded and offers independent/innovative designer stores
5th De Nieuwe Kerk, there's the World Press Photo exposition sponsored by Canon at the moment which I found extremely interesting
6th walk through the Jordaan quarter to find cool houseboats, great architecture and pretty canals
7th visit the public library in the north of Amsterdam, there you can enjoy great but inexpensive food whilst overlooking the skyline ( Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 Amsterdam )
8th Begijnhof, a beautiful inner court that shows the historic architecture of medieval times
9th visit a flea market for example the one at Waterlooplein, it can be packed, but if you get there early you won't feel narrowly
10th I've said it before, but I'll say it again: the Vondelpark!
Next week is about Part II - Antwerp.
Thank you for reading!