I moved to the Netherlands over five years ago, but I didn’t actually make it to Amsterdam until I had already lived here almost a year.
It was one of those, “oh, crap” moments. I had been to Germany, England, Ireland, France, Belgium, but not to the capital of the country I was living in.
We tend to do that, don’t we.
We tend to not visit the next town over because, well, I can do that anytime.
When I got to Amsterdam for the first time, I was sad that I didn’t come sooner.
The hundreds of canals and leaning row houses make for a quaint city center. The millions of bikes and boats just adds to that charm.
However, my favorite thing by far is all the history.
I could spend hours at the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum just staring at the paintings.
We went to the Van Gogh Museum a couple weeks ago. (Thats when I took these photos.) I love living so close to Amsterdam and I love the convenience of my Museumkaart. With this card I can go to museums as long as I want and as often as I want for a year. So my dream of just staring at paintings for hours is a reality.
After we were finished staring at paintings (because they closed), we wandered along the canals until the sun set.
It was just beautiful.
Amsterdam has a lot to offer and there is a lot to love about this canal riddled city.
What do you love about Amsterdam?
xo Erin Kay
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