Arriving in Amsterdam from Saint Petersburg to meet up with my mum before heading to Venice. This is my second time in Amsterdam, you can read about my first time here. My friend Daniel is also meeting me here from Austria as he is on summer holiday. If you’re looking for Amsterdam inspiration the first post (link above) is better.
At the time of writing this post EUR 1 = USD 1.22
Day 1 – Arrive & Dinner 07.05.2018
This is my dad’s last night before he flys out tomorrow evening. We arrived late in the evening and checked-in to the hotel, this is the same hotel I stayed in a year ago West Side in Hotel Amsterdam. Which they were in a remodel and upgrade of the whole hotel while we were there. I still recommend this place reasonable price in Amsterdam and just outside of the city and a short walk to the tram.
Leaving the hotel we took the tram, we were able to buy an unlimited 2-day tram passdirectly with our hotel, €13.50. We didn’t do too much exploring we went out to dinner at Casa Italiana and I probably wouldn’t eat there again.
Day 2 – Friends & Mum Arrive 07.06.2018
The goal for the day was to get a haircut and this was a lot harder than I thought it would be. A few things to note, hair cuts in Amsterdam at a barbershop are outrageously expensive close to €50, and getting an appointment as a walk is damn near impossible. I went to 5 barbershops and called over 10 before finally getting an appointment for tomorrow.
My mum arrived in the early morning and later in the afternoon, my friend Daniel arrived from Austria with his wife. This day was mostly spent walking around the city, hitting up coffee shops, and watching world cup matches.
Day 3 – Hair Cut & Coffee Shops 07.07.2018
Finally getting the haircut I worked so hard for. I went to Barbershop Qlippers, which is located near Overtoomse Veld. The cost was about €30 so way cheaper than the other 15 places I tried and it had a unique barbershop feel, they had a couple of parakeet birds in a cage and everyone gave out fist bumps when they arrived. I loved it and I would gladly go back again.
After my haircut, I met up with Daniel to watch a world cup match at Satellite Sportscafe. Not much to report on this day either it was another coffee shop filled day.
I learned that being in Amsterdam a second time and soon to be a third and fourth which I won’t bother posting there isn’t much to do once you’ve knocked off everything on your list. With that being said no matter how many times you visit Amsterdam you will always be stunned by how many bicycles are around the city. The locals will tell you there are 1 million bikes in the city, I did look it up and the number was 881,000 which is mind-blowing.
Off to Venice in the morning.