things to do in amsterdam: part 2

Happy hump day everyone! Posting my final recap of our wonderful time in Amsterdam.

Our last day was purposely left wide open. When traveling it can be easy to jam pack every day with the must-do things however I always try and leave at least a day wide open. You never know how you’re going to feel and you will likely spot things while you’re there that you want to further explore!

With our free day, we listened to our bodies and slept in a bit! Around 10am we took a long walk and headed to the south of the city to the Rijksmuseum. The outside of the building was stunning with intricate peaks and points. Just outside of the museum a band was playing with funky musical instruments.

If you’ve ever been here before then you know this museum is huge. There is piece after piece from artists like Van Gough, Monet, and Rembrandt. Beyond art, they have sculptures and furniture. One notable piece was a day bed from France from the 1600s and was the only one of it’s kind.

Rijksmuseum – Van Gogh

After exploring and soaking in the art, we bought tickets for a 75-minute canal cruise. It was a chilly day with a bit of sun peaking through but we braved the nip in the air for the opportunity to view the city from a new vantage point. The boat took us on a leisurely pace with the best view of the city!

After boating around we grabbed lunch at Ellis Burgers which ended up being a favorite meal of the entire trip. We spent the rest of the day walking around and poking our heads into unique stores/places. We grabbed Nutella crepes as a snack before heading over to the Red Light District. We weren’t sure what to expect but during the day it truly seemed like any other neighborhood! There were actual red lights lining the streets which surprised me since I didn’t think it was going to be so literal.

After our time in Amsterdam, we woke up early the next day for our flight to my favorite city of all, London!

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