An Amsterdam City Guide for your next trip to the historic Dutch city.
The month I spent in the Netherlands was one of my favorite months ever. If you’re curious about how I managed to make that work in between moving from Boston to Atlanta and also managed to work over there, here’s a little more about the trip.
My husband and I spent the month in Utrecht, which is a short train ride away from Amsterdam. Door to door, it took about 35/40 minutes. I loved that we got to experience the Netherlands a little more authentically than we would have if we stayed right in Amsterdam. In Utrecht, everything was in Dutch first (then English). In Amsterdam, it was the other way around. Everyone immediately speaks English, but in Utrecht Dutch seems to be the language of choice. I did my best to learn a little Dutch, but darn that language is tough!
If you’re going to Amsterdam and have time to explore other parts of the country, I say DO IT. And, if you’re only going for a few days, that’s okay, too! Who am I to tell you what to do, right?
So, whether you’re visiting just AMS or exploring more of the country, here’s how to spend about 48 hours in Amsterdam.
What’s up next in your travel plans!? We’ve got lots of domestic travel this year (well, we did just come back from Brasil a week ago) and another Europe trip later this year. We’re off to Ireland again and Portugal! And, perhaps another stop back in the Netherlands – I miss it way too much!