If you guys follow me on Instagram (@ellemacuk), you would know that Amsterdam is my favourite city break destination. If you don’t follow me yet… you really should. I’m fabulous. Every time I go it’s hectic, but fun as hell, so I thought I’d wrap up what I think are five things you definitely must do whilst visiting the wonderful city of Amsterdam.
Right, so this is already one of the city’s top attractions and I can understand why. You don’t even have to be a beer lover to enjoy this as it’s both informative, fun and Instagram worthy. (Plus, I got free cheese at end?!?! This is like the ultimate way to my heart). Not only do you get a nice walk through the history of the company and the old factory, but you get to view the brewing area, and have a chance at making your own beer. There’s also like a mini rave going on downstairs where you can get 2 free beers with your wrist band too! Get down there people.
This is like the cutest little dessert store I think I have ever been to. Not only is the decor a dreamy bloggers paradise, but the choice of Belgian chocolate covered fruit is to die for. I had a couple of chocolate covered strawberries and I swear to God, they were juiciest strawberries I’ve ever had. You want gold covered pretzels? They have it! You want strawberry flavored strawberries? They have it! They are located right in the centre along the beautiful canals, so you can dangle your feet over the edge and watch boats go by whilst you eat.
I think if you’re from Essex, you already know about this one for sure. It’s part of the initiation process for you to have visited here, Blue Marlin in Ibiza and our very own Sheesh. For you guys who are not familiar, this place bangs. You can start your evening with a five course meal, chilled out on massive white beds (try not to spill anything) whilst dj’s and dancers set the mood. Oh you thought that was it? No, no. First the supper and then the club! Both lights, and party people colour the white canvas whilst backing a couple of tequila shots. What is not to love about this place?
Of course, number four on the list is another food place. But I promise you, this place is very worthy of being on here. Not only is the food delicious, but the waiters are too. The laid back decor and open style kitchen make this place stand out amongst the hundreds of other food places along the canals. Be sue to get the Mac & cheese (the portions are super generous), and use the photobooth upstairs for a little keepsake.
I’ve saved the best till last. Zandvoort Beach! Although it’s not actually in Amsterdam, it’s a quick 25 min train journey from Amsterdam Centraal station. As much as we all love a city break, sometimes it’s nice to get the best of both worlds and with return tickets being as cheap as 8 Euros, it’s a no brainer! We spent the entire day drinking, getting a sweet tan and having some down time from the hustle and bustle of the city. I couldn’t recommend it enough.
There’s literally so much do in this city that next time I go, I’ll probably have a new top 5 suggestions that you defo must do. What’s been your favourite things to do whilst in Amsterdam?
XOXO Gossip Elle