8 hours in Amsterdam

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
On a particularly cold morning in late January I got off the train to Schiphol one stop early to explore the historic city centre of Amsterdam and finally meet my very very very long-time blogging friend Bas from The Dirty Velvet. We were leaving for Edinburgh that night, but since our plane took of late in the evening I decided to come to Amsterdam early and enjoy a day in the city. I was going to pay for a train ride to Amsterdam anyway, might as well use it wisely! Two birds, one stone.
It was below zero and I was also toting a small suitcase around town. Not the best conditions, but I tried to make the best of it. The cold kept me from doing much of the things I had planned and I basically sat in a coffee place all morning to avoid catching a cold the day I left on holiday. That failed, by the way. I sniffed and sniveled the whole time I was in Edinburgh! For lunch I met up with Bas and we found ourselves a seat in a cozy lunch spot of which I have forgotten the name (bad blogger!). I do remember I had a sandwich that came with a free mini bowl of soup. I really want to make a Super Bowl joke right now but I can’t come up with one. Bas took a few photos of me being all awkward and cold which I’ve spread between the photos that I made myself. They’re easy to spot because they’re the black and white ones. We also had some fun in a photo booth as you can see in the last picture!

So… I spent my 8 hours in Amsterdam pretty much doing nothing. But no worries, I have a few pictures to share anyway and a plan to return when the weather is better. Because at €27 for a one-day-retour, visiting Amsterdam by train is cheaper than visiting any Belgian city by the same means of transportation*. Hooray!








*From Tilburg to Amsterdam



  1. 2 February 2015 / 22:25

    Oh gosh, that’s quite cold to be walking around all day! I would love to visit Amsterdam one day. My boyfriend’s dad was born there so I’d love to be able to experience that history with him. The city looks absolutely beautiful. It looks like you and Bas had a lovely time as well!

  2. 3 February 2015 / 01:16

    You take such wonderful, magical pictures! Everything look so charming!

  3. Nicole
    3 February 2015 / 23:55

    Everything looks so beautiful! I don’t know how you survived the weather, though. Its in the upper 40’s (Fahrenheit) today and I’m still so cold!!

  4. 4 February 2015 / 13:03

    Aww shame you got sick for your trip! 🙂 But at least you still got to see a little bit of Amsterdam, and take some great photos! 🙂

    Away From The Blue

  5. 5 February 2015 / 00:55

    Mooie foto’s! Ik kijk er echt naar uit om er te wonen hihi

  6. birtegovarts
    6 February 2015 / 23:52

    Ik ga volgende week een weekendje naar Amsterdam en kijk er nu al naar uit!

  7. 7 February 2015 / 04:13

    You got some amazing adventures. Hope you are feeling better.

  8. 16 February 2015 / 13:45

    Love your pictures!! X

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