I-AM-STERDAM AND 25! (Pt 2)

Ola muchachos,

What’s going to Netherlands without visiting Amsterdam?  Lets just say: NOT POSSIBLE.

 

The second day of our Netherlands trip entailed touring Amsterdam.     We literally spent the whole day doing the most exploring the city. I even got one of my Kenyan friends who lives in Netherlands to join us on our escapades and most importantly show us “the good stuff”.  No, guys not what you thinking, I just mean show us around.

Anyway Amsterdam is so beautiful though. The canals are purely the city’s best attraction. And i just love how the most common and useful means of transportation are bikes. It literally just feels like a large park. The only vibes I got from Amsterdam were chilled and relaxed.

The Dam Square

CANAL CRUISE

There was no way we would go to Amsterdam and not try the famous canal cruise. This was at the top of my Amsterdam to-do-list. I literally kept telling my friends “we have to do this, otherwise I can’t say I have been to Amsterdam” haha. My convincing skills worked of course.

 

My eurotrip crew – Mawira and Kami.

For just 11euros (if i remember right), for a 1 hour cruise, it was definitely worth it. You could see things you wouldn’t be able to on a bike or walking around (as that would take time). And to make things better, there was a tour guide (rather the driver) explaining the sights at each section around the city; from museums to historical buildings to even the 7-tunnel canal (coolest thing mayne).

ADAM LOOKOUT

I hadn’t heard of this before coming to Amsterdam and having one of my friends search for extra activities that we could get up too. I’m really glad that we decided to go ahead with it.

The Adam Lookout is essentially the rooftop of a building (below) which can only way to be accessed by using a pedestrian and bike only ferry. The main attraction apart from having the best view of Amsterdam city is the presence of a huge swing where people have the opportunity to swing (rather face their death LOL) above the river.

The Adam Lookout is part of the middle building.

THE VIEW

“On top of the worldddddddddd” was the phrase whilst we spent two hours on the rooftop of the building. We had views all the way round of the city of Amsterdam. Don’t think it was my day considering my phone died and my power bank just wasn’t working. Tisk. But i managed to get a few shots in. 🙂

THE SWING

Scariest thing I’ve ever done; but most commending considering my great fear of heights. I could swear my eyes were closed the whole time (well (99% of the time), the 1% caught the beautiful views from that high up. So nice.

THE EXPERIENCE

If its for making memories, Adam Lookout clearly know how to do so. We got soft copies (theres hard copies too for a fee though) of our Adam Lookout experience with three different backgrounds. i just decided to post my best two. What a smart photo idea though? Trust us to be extra though. Haha.

RED LIGHT DISTRICT

If you don’t already know, the red light district is prostitute central or in better/worse words (however you wanna look at it), the sin location of Amsterdam.

Im sure some of you are wondering well what so touristy about that. Well its the fact that they have women inside glassed buildings showcasing themselves to by passing men. So basically if interested you just select your type and head on in.  On top of that, its main feature is that it is a location only dedicated to all things sexual from strip clubs to sex museums (this was the weirdest of them all: never heard of a sex museum before coming there).

It may not be your cup of tea but its definitely what makes up Amsterdam.

We all know Amsterdam is weed central; so it wasn’t surprising to see people smoke weed or smell weed in the streets but what was unique was the presence of weed stores and weed spots.

Infact I found that any coffee shops are actually weed spots where people go to chill and smoke weed. So point of advice, never go asking for coffee shops if you really want actual coffee. Hahaha.

Weed store.
Weed spot/chill-out zone.
Weed snacks. I saw this in the middle of the street and I just had to take a picture with it and pretend I had a blunt. Surely things you would only find in Amsterdam.

It may seem like that  was it for my birthday trip…well you are very much mistaken.

My friends and I traveled to Greece right after.

Read more about it in my next post. But for now;

PEACE, LOVE AND NJOONAMI.

 

 

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Quarter of a Century Living – Netherlands Edition!

Ola Muchachos,

Talk about the ultimate birthday travel experience in one week. Lets just say its left me broke.This year I was all about going ALL OUT AND EXTRA for my birthday. And not just any birthday, but my 25th. Yes guys, I’m a whole QUARTER OF A CENTURY. I know I just look 20 but you know its all in the genes. :p

I honestly can’t remember the last time I went all out to spoil myself but this felt like the right opportunity.

It all started with a 3 day trip to Netherlands. Considering Netherlands is the “how can you never have been to Amsterdam” tourist must-have, it was about time I ticked it off my travel list.

Now its funny, how everyone just thinks of Amsterdam when Netherlands is mentioned but there is so much more to the country that people need to discover. And thats exactly what we did.

SETTLE IN ZANDVOORT STYLE

Zandvoort, a beautiful coastal town – that I had never heard of before coming to Netherlands – was so worth the visit. The town is about 30minutes from Amsterdam and about an hour from Schipol Airport.

Now the Netherlands highlight was our house. It was one the most beautiful houses I have ever stayed stayed. Such luxury living. A three bedroomed, 3 floor house (we didn’t have access to the third floor sadly though so not sure what was up there). The minimalist ambiance, to the minimalist decor to generally the whole house arrangement and style.

Honestly there was not one aspect of the house that I didn’t adore. Although if I was asked to state what I LOVED the most; I would definitely have my answer: the bathrooms.

Now ever seen a bathtub/jacuzzi in the main bedroom and not in the actual bathroom? Well this was my experience. Such a beauty.

My room with the bathtub/jacuzzi right next to my bed. #inlove
No I am not shady! Hehe. but how cute is that tub??? Focus on the tub and not my stupidity. 😀

It didn’t end there, my friends room had open style shower; basically there was no distinction between the bathroom and bedroom. In both rooms, there were even no bathroom doors.

OUR REACTION (which I’m sure you are thinking too): WOW! Although I don’t think these pictures do the house enough justice but just know it was even more WOW than what you can see. LOL.

This was part of the third bedroom.

And oh yeah, we were welcomed with a bottle of wine. Talk about such amazing hospitality. I would definitely stay there again. Intact I’m already trying to plan a trip back to Netherlands soon with a bigger group. 🙂

 ZANDVOORT BEACH

Just a 4 minute walk away was the zandvoort beach. Such crisp sand and vast fresh air explains its environs. And luckily for us, a quiet and    low populated beach.

Just look at the texture and richess of that sand. 🙂

The Netherlands edition doesn’t end there, check out our Amsterdam tour in my next post.

But for now,

Peace, Love and Njoonami.

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