Quick Weekend in Amsterdam

Jenna

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My friends and I stopped over in Amsterdam for a quick weekend. Such a cool city!

Dinner at the Pancake Bakery

The Pancake Bakery, Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands

We got in a little late and were craving some comfort food, so we headed to the famous Pancake Bakery. This gem's has a fantastic reputation, but nothing did it justice. Hands down the BEST pancake I've ever had. Plus, their hot chocolates are a dream.

The Tulip Museum

Amsterdam Tulip Museum, Prinsengracht, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Unfortunately, the Anne Frank Museum was sold out so I headed across the street to the Tulip Museum. It was very cute and fascinating. The gift shop is also adorable.

The Heineken Factory

Heineken Experience, Stadhouderskade, Amsterdam, Netherlands

How could you visit Amsterdam without a trip to the Heineken Factory? We started Day 2 off here and it was such a great experience...like Hershey Park for adults! The tour began with a history lesson through the original factory, then a lesson on how the beer is made, and finally a beer tasting!

Drinks and Lunch on roof of the Heineken Factory

Heineken Experience, Stadhouderskade, Amsterdam, Netherlands

After our tour, we headed to the roof for complimentary beer. Heineken has an unbelievably beautiful bar that offers a really great view of the city. There's also a food stand with awesome sandwiches. My group ended up relaxing here for a few hours.

Pictures at the Sign

I Amsterdam Sign, Hobbemastraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands

You can't miss this when you visit Amsterdam! The iconic sign is a necessary photo opp. It was much more crowded than I expected, so I recommend going either early or late in the day!

Van Gogh Museum

Van Gogh Museum, Museumplein, Amsterdam, Netherlands

I'm a big museum person, and I really have to say that the Van Gogh Museum blew me away. It's organized in chronological order and features interactive elements that truly give you a connection with the artist. My favorite part was the first floor, which displays all of his self portraits in order.

 

Dinner at the Pancake Bakery

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The Pancake Bakery, Prinsengracht
We got in a little late and were craving some comfort food, so we headed to the famous Pancake Bakery. This gem's has a fantastic reputation, but nothing did it justice. Hands down the BEST pancake I've ever had. Plus, their hot chocolates are a dream.
 

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The Tulip Museum

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Amsterdam Tulip Museum, Prinsengracht
Unfortunately, the Anne Frank Museum was sold out so I headed across the street to the Tulip Museum. It was very cute and fascinating. The gift shop is also adorable.
 

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The Heineken Factory

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Heineken Experience, Stadhouderskade
How could you visit Amsterdam without a trip to the Heineken Factory? We started Day 2 off here and it was such a great experience...like Hershey Park for adults! The tour began with a history lesson through the original factory, then a lesson on how the beer is made, and finally a beer tasting!
 

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Drinks and Lunch on roof of the Heineken Factory

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Heineken Experience, Stadhouderskade
After our tour, we headed to the roof for complimentary beer. Heineken has an unbelievably beautiful bar that offers a really great view of the city. There's also a food stand with awesome sandwiches. My group ended up relaxing here for a few hours.
 

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Pictures at the Sign

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I Amsterdam Sign, Hobbemastraat
You can't miss this when you visit Amsterdam! The iconic sign is a necessary photo opp. It was much more crowded than I expected, so I recommend going either early or late in the day!
 

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Van Gogh Museum

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Van Gogh Museum, Museumplein
I'm a big museum person, and I really have to say that the Van Gogh Museum blew me away. It's organized in chronological order and features interactive elements that truly give you a connection with the artist. My favorite part was the first floor, which displays all of his self portraits in order.
 

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