Amsterdam – Day 1

We have arrived in Amsterdam! But you already knew that, didn’t you? After finding the way to our apartment, we got settled in a bit, took some much-needed showers, and went out to explore the city. Given how tired we were from the flight, we didn’t do anything too heavy – mostly got the lay of the land, walked around, and of course, found a juice bar for Scott. He was quite happy after that. πŸ™‚

Of course, it wouldn’t be a trip for me if I didn’t take lots of pictures! I haven’t taken many yet since our first day was pretty low-key, but here’s a selection of what I’ve taken so far:

Amsterdam Flat Canal
The canal right outside the door to our apartment.

Amsterdam Flat
Our apartment is on the top floor of the right-hand door.

Royal Palace
The Royal Palace of Amsterdam in Dam Square.

Dam Square Street Sign
I always like to take pictures of directional signs when I travel.

Scott & Jeff - Amsterdam 1
Scott and I walking the streets of Amsterdam on the way to the Red Light District.

Now that we’ve gotten a good 11-12 hours of sleep, we’re ready to get out and start doing some stuff (and we’re excited to not be jet-lagged, too). Today’s agenda includes the Van Gogh Museum, a canal cruise, and a visit to the Albert Cuyp Market. Although the weather forecast is calling for clouds, things look pretty nice right now, so hopefully it will stay that way.

As always, if you have suggestions on places to visit, restaurants, bars, etc., please comment below!

6 thoughts on “Amsterdam – Day 1

  1. We didn’t pre-book tickets, but we sprung for the I Amsterdam card, which gets us in for free! And that particular museum has a special fast queue for cardholders, so hopefully we won’t have to wait too long!

  2. Great pics jeffy! Juice bars are a great way to keep your energy up and keep your body in tune while traveling.

    1. Yes, he’s a big juicer! We ended up making just one trip back to Jay’s Juices, but discovered another raw food/juice place by our apartment. Unfortunately, we couldn’t seem to get there when it was open! We may try one more time tomorrow before we head to the station for our train to Bruges.

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