|With the famous IAMsterdam sign!|
Amsterdam was Team Canada's one and only trip where we all were traveling together. So, we decided to be troopers and take the Megabus from Paris (a 7 hour overnight bus ride). We arrived at 6:30am, and quickly took a taxi back to our hotel.
For breakfast, we went to a pancake place called Pancakes! Amsterdam. I ordered American style pancakes with bacon and maple syrup. You can't get more Canadian than that!! It was delicious. I haven't had pancakes, bacon, or maple syrup in the longest time. It felt like I was back at home.
After breakfast, we headed out to try to find the IAMsterdam sign :)
|View from the top!|
After finding the sign, we explored a little. We didn't take any public transit to get from one area to another. We just explored by foot, and walked along canals and rivers. Whenever I think of Amsterdam, I think of bikes, canals, and a certain plant. Everyyyyone bikes here!! And canals are basically intertwining within the city.
As for what I'm sure you're all curious about.. No, I didn't pass out on that opportunity. Okay fine, I wouldn't really say it's an opportunity, but it had to be done. YOAO. You're only in Amsterdam once. ...That's also a lie but whatever guys :P
|Amsterdam is actually really pretty.|
|I edited this so it would be a pinterest worthy pic hahah|
|Sitting in a Dutch clog on the street|
|My ghetto (but genius) idea of heating up our stroopwafels (best munchies food)|
Other than that, we didn't do anything crazy and just headed to a bar for a couple of happy hour (their happy hour is from 10-11pm) drinks, and then we headed to bed.
|Outside the Red Light District|
|Round 1 at Coco's|
All in all, it was a pretty fun trip. Although it was nothing that I had expected it to be like, it was still an experience. Oh, and did I mention about how amazing The Netherlands' Starbucks holiday drinks are?! AMAZING. Cranberry White Mocha. You cannot go wrong with that combo.
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Total spent on doing things I never would have done otherwise: $3253.44