Hi guys, hope you’re all very well! Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but I’m hoping to be back now properly. So I’m kicking off with my Amsterdam blog. As you may know if you follow me on Twitter, @tblushingblonde, I was in Amsterdam for 3 days from the 16th – 19th of January, as part of my Christmas present. So I thought I would do a little blog post about all I got up to and what’s there to see and do in the Dam. 
So first off we stayed in a hotel called Hotel Allure. It’s roughly 20/25 minute walk from the city centre. The hotel has a Metro station just across from it and the train stops right outside too. Staff here are lovely. Although this hotel isn’t located directly in the city, there are pubs about 10 minutes of walking distance away and a supermarket slightly further away. 

Tourist Attractions / Places To Visit

Red Light District : you might as well go see it while you’re there. We kind of stumbled across it accidentally but I’m glad we seen it. I have to admit I did get a few laughs out of seeing the guys drool over the girls. 

Red Light District

Canal Cruises : this is a pretty romantic thing to do. We got on a cabal boat cruise while visiting the Red Light District, it was €15 each and all drink on board was free. Plus the staff on the boat were so lovely, giving us loads of tips about the city. 

Inside View Of The Boat

Ice Bar : ok I wasn’t completely blown away by this but if you have the spare cash why not? It’s €25 each and it includes 3 free drinks – 2 while in the ice bar and 1 in the normal bar – 

Ice Bar

IAmsterdam Sign : we visited this sign to get a picture. While we were there they’re was an ice skating ring right beside it. Definitely stop by here and get a picture. 

Greenhouse Coffee Shop : we stopped by here as it’s the stop all the celebs visit to have a drink/coffee and a smoke while in the Dam. Unfortunately we left our passports back in our hotel rooms so we had no proof of ID therefore the guy won’t let us in. Definitely bring ID if you wanna stop here. 

Coffee Shops : don’t be fooled, coffee shops in Amsterdam are places for people to smoke. If you’re after a normal coffee then stick to cafes. But while you’re in the Dam you might as well. 

Wonder Bar One : definitely visit this bar it’s aaamazing! It’s got really cool places to literally lie down and have a drink, plus there’s a cool downstairs to it aswell. Drinks are reasonably priced here too. 


If you’re visiting Amsterdam my biggest tips are, 

  • Don’t shop in any souvenir or small shops that DONT display their prices, as we found we were priced ridiculous prices in these shops.
  • If you’re not into smoking weed then stick to Cafes as many coffee shops won’t serve you drinks unless you buy weed from them. 

So that’s it. We had a blast in Amsterdam, it’s a gorgeous place to visit. Let me know if you’ve been and what you think of it or if you’re heading there! 

Thanks for reading, 

Catherine xox 


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