One of Amsterdam's most famous historical residents is Rembrandt, who owned a grand house in central Amsterdam between 1639 and 1656, which still stands today. We had bought tickets for the museum that is now inside the house on our first day in Amsterdam, but in true Sarah & Jake style, completely forgot about them … Continue reading Indulging Our Rebellious Sides In The Rembrandt House Museum
During our time in Amsterdam we stayed for the most part in Jordaan, a stunning quirky and pleasant part of town just out of the centre. We enjoyed taking walks around and just soaking up the scenery, here are some things we saw while strolling.
Amsterdam is a stunning city! There is something to look at everywhere you go. We were enthralled by an abundance of beautiful buildings and streets. There was also a great deal of street art and graffiti that if you blink you can miss it! Here are some of our favourite things we stumbled upon around … Continue reading Amsterdam street art & a car full of stickers!
1. Croquettes from Febo There is nothing more convenient that buying crisp hot croquettes from a wall of vending machines, and for 1.80 - 2.20 they are some of the cheapest snacks in town! Here is our story of finding Febo... 2. Herring from Stubbe Haring Herring is wildly popular in the Netherlands, try it as … Continue reading 5 cheap snacks you have to try in Amsterdam
1. The Amsterdam Tulip Museum One of the smallest and quirkiest museums in the city, this place tells the story of Tulip growing in the Netherlands with some interesting and funny displays. Entry is 5 euros or 3 euros for students. Tulip Museum website 2. The Houseboat Museum An interesting insight into life on a houseboat, … Continue reading 5 quirky museums to check out in Amsterdam
We were very excited to visit the Amsterdam flower market, having read about how it is the only floating flower market in the world - and with the Dutch tradition of tulips I was sure that there would be some interesting things to see. It is located on the Singel canal between the Koningsplein and the Muntplein … Continue reading Amsterdam: the flower market
A short walk from the Anne Frank Huis on Princengracht floats the Amsterdam house boat museum. The museum aims to show people what it is like to live on a traditional house boat as well as the history of house boats in Amsterdam. Something that strikes you when walking around the city is the amount … Continue reading The houseboat museum
Walking near Amsterdam central station we noticed a couple of street food vans by the canal. They were selling Herring, lightly salted and kept in brine, but essentially raw which has apparently been a Dutch tradition for over 600 years. I have to admit I was a little apprehensive to try this at first, but remembering how … Continue reading Amsterdam street food: Herring
Something that I had been looking forward to experiencing in Amsterdam, after procrastinating at work and looking at endless lists of things to do, was some Dutch fast food. After seeing lots of pictures of chips and herring I saw a Febo pop up, a picture showed a wall of old fashioned looking vending machines filled … Continue reading fast food, Dutch style: FEBO
After walking around Amsterdam for a couple of hours I couldn't stop noticing three x's almost everywhere we went - on flags on almost every boat that passed us, bollards in the streets, carved on buildings and on some giant flags. I am a big fan of flags - so had to know what it … Continue reading seeing XXX everywhere we went…