For me, Amsterdam seems like a young city; a place where you would normally move to when you're in your twenties or early thirties looking for a fresh start. I loved the architecture of not only the famous buildings but also the massive town homes and the cute little apartments. We did a lot on our short visit. We went to the Van Gogh museum which was absolutely magnificent. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take photographs (though I did sneak a quickie of the original sunflowers - it was so tempting!) And we went from floor to floor chronologically, looking at the life of Van Gogh and his art beside it. His story is so tragic, but it just makes me appreciate his art even more. He never would have thought that he would have a whole entire gallery in his name and it makes me really happy! I hope his ghost has seen it some how, I just hope he knows. What really struck me about his whole life story and art is that all of his self-portraits looked identical to his brother, and nothing at all how Vincent actually looked. It made me wonder if in all of his self-portraits he was really painting himself as his brother. It's so interesting.
As well as that we walked (A LOT) around town, going into souvenir shops and a vintage shop called 'episode' where I bought some beautiful, formal brown trousers. We went to a delicious and famous pancake bakery (needless to say it was heavenly) and we went on a canal ride to end our trip. Obviously, Amsterdam is known for their legalisation of marijuana and prostitution, so on some of the coffee shops there were signs saying "Here you can smoke" with pictures of weed on it. You had to be 18 of course, so with my older sisters there was no way I was being allowed anywhere near them haha. We walked quickly through the famous Red Light District, which was the prostitution area. It was very interesting actually. Ugh, overall this trip was just fabulous, I would recommend this amazing city to anyone!!! Enjoy these (if I may say so myself) gorg photos of my trip and hopefully get a bigger feel of this wonderful place. xxx