If there’s one thing Amsterdam is notorious for among young and older tourists alike is the relaxed attitude to drugs and most commonly marijuana. However despite this ‘relaxed attitude’ there are preconceived rules and laws that are not shared among visitors, often leaving tourists either in legal trouble or struggling to experience the coffeeshop phenomenon to its full potential. Read our guide and tips to coffeeshops and weed purchasing in Amsterdam to make the most of your trip, if that’s your cup of tea… or coffee.
Whilst travelling to Amsterdam from Hull on the P&O mini-cruises, I only had the opportunity to spend 36 hours in the capital of holland. So how do you prioritise the best tourist attractions when in a city so packed with fun stuff to do? Here’s a guide on how we spent just over a day in this myriad of canals and museums.
Most of the time when I write a blogpost it's about how incredible my trip has been, how much I've loved a country and how I've found the cheapest and most time-efficient method of travel. But I feel that I also want to write about the mistakes I've made, because let's face it, if we don't make mistakes we don't learn right? That being said I'm going to write about my trip to Amsterdam with P&O cruises. This isn't just an opportunity to bad-mouth a company, think of it more as a review for anyone who is curious about these trips/tours, (I didn't find much information before booking and in hindsight maybe this would have been helpful) to give you an insight into whether these cruises will be right for you.
Notorious for smokey coffee-shops, neon lights of the red light district and it’s vast maze of canals, Amsterdam is the perfect city break destination if you’re looking for something lively and eye-opening. Although the capital of Holland may have a reputation for seedy alleys and unsavoury activities, the city has a very liberating atmosphere and meandering along the canals makes you notice how clean and picturesque Amsterdam actually is. Host to modern bars, shops and cafes Amsterdam is the perfect destination any time of the year for an uber cool break from the UK.