What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Amsterdam? Chances are that you think of the Red Light District. And while you’re not wrong, there is so much more to the city than just that. I could be biased though, since we lived in Holland when I was 10. I saw the city through a child’s eyes. A child who had no idea what the Red Light District, let alone the clientele that it served. When I went back to the city the city years later, I couldn’t help but remember that city that I had known it back then. Amsterdam was where I remember having my first crush; it was the city where my baby sister was born. The city was filled with so much art and culture. I have no doubt that had we stayed there longer I would have taken a more creative path in life.
I remember the city like that back of my hand, or perhaps I think I do. It’s funny how you think you know something, but your mind has filled in the gaps with things that don’t exist. I look forward to exploring the city further when I visit again. Spending 4 days there 3 years ago was not enough time. I find myself looking daydreaming about moving back there, and sometimes catch myself about to book a hotel online in advance
There are so many parts of the city to explore and a transportation system that a 10 year can figure out. Amsterdam is the city that I recommend to everyone who is planning a trip to Europe. You can’t find a better city anywhere.