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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
3 Days in Amsterdam
I was lucky enough to return to Amsterdam last year after not visiting for over 16 years! I had been to Amsterdam at least 5 or 6 times previously when I used to go for party weekends when I lived in London and it had always been somewhere I loved to return to.
The architecture, canals, museums, cafes, bars, bicycles, cold beer, tall women and just the general feel of the place.
Sure like any other city it has it's famous seedy side and streets lined with stoned backpackers and red light windows, that seemed to cater to every taste, however, these areas are only part and parcel of a much larger and very vibrant city, that wears its histroy well.
I spent 3 nights in Amsterdam being guided around by a friend, Amy, who has lived there for over 6 years, so she knew all the best places to go.
We mostly just walked, talked, hung out and enjoyed one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, if not the world.
Although it was summer, the weather was very mild, even cold, with bits of rain and overcast skies for most of the time I was there. It was only one brief afternoon where the sun shined and I got to see Amsterdam in its best light.