I absolutely loved Amsterdam. I would go back there tomorrow if I could. I could definitely see myself walking out of my canal house, getting onto my bicycle, and having a drink along the canal every day forever. I loved every inch of this city.
There were treats and surprises around every corner. We ate some awesome ice cream., some screaming hot crispy frites, and irresponsible amounts of cheese. And there were still so many more treats to try.
Emily also really loved the ice cream.
Amsterdam was filled with gorgeous, friendly cats just begging to be petted. There was even a cat museum and a cat boat. Could this place be anymore charming?
The architecture was unlike anything I'd ever seen. Everything is narrow and vertical and a little bit wonky. There's a variety of color and no shortage of narrow alleys to explore.
Obligatory charming bicycle photo. I could become a bike person if I lived here.
In order to save money, our hotel was a bit outside the city. I didn't mind at all as it was near a tram line, and we got to walk past beautiful scenes like this. It's almost too beautiful to handle.
I loved Amsterdam for it's seamless blend of historical and modern. This 15th century church was right in the heart of the red light district. Even though this city is known for accessible sin, it was excellent for a family trip. A lot of the museums were quite expensive, but as the entire canal district is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there's plenty to enjoy just wandering the streets and taking in this unique city. I can't wait for another trip. Can we go right now?