We started off our day at the museum quarter, there is an IAMSTERDAM sign there so we decided on taking some pictures there. Now let me tell you my mum thought it would be a great idea to get on the M, so my mum had to boost me up and I had to scramble up, I have never looked so unattractive in all my life.
It was a pretty cool picture though so in the end it was all worth it, till I rembered I had to get down. I wanted to jump but my mum didn’t like that so I had to slither done the front of it, and I still managed to hurt myself.
We had the Van Gough museum booked for eleven and his artwork was beautiful, we was not aloud to take photos so I’ll give you a little run down on some pieces I loved. First up is Avenue of Poplars in Autumn, it was a single woman walking back and she had this haunting look to her, I was entranced by it. Next is one of his many self portraits, but this one was full of vibrant colours and it was warm and then you looked closer into his eyes and he looked tortured. Last is the Spanish dancer, I loved this one as it reminded me of Camila Cabello. Who has seen the Havana music video?!!
We then went for some lunch at Vondel Park 3, it was a nice food place in Vondel Park.
I had a tuna salad sandwich which was really nice, the bread was super filling but tasty. It had a nice atmosphere, it wasn’t too busy and it wasn’t too quiet, the waiters were lovely and super friendly. If you are ever in Vondel Park eat there, you won’t be disappointed. Plus you have the beautiful view of the park.
Also booked was Anne Frank’s Huis which we could also not take photos in but it was better that way as you want not stuck behind a screen, you could expireince it without the constant need to snap a photo every five senconds.
We started off in the office, then we began to slowly make our way up till we was met with the bookshelf. I was fascinated with the bookshelf as this was the very thing that kept the families away from the evil clutches of the Nazis, they were hidden in plain sight. Margot’s room was my favourite especially all the celebrities pictures she had on the wall. Then slowly we began to hear some stories, Anne’s words and everything I knew about her began to fit together. My mum said that she was wiser beyond her years and I could not agree more. Finally there was a little exhibition and loads of celebrities and people who visited the place spoke about her, including John Green.
We then sat down at a bar for a bit for some drinks just to rest as it’s tiring walking around a city all day. Then we went for dinner, are you guys ready for this! At an authentic Dutch restaurant! Called Moeders which translates at mothers I think I told you guys that before. Anyways I decided to go for a vegetarian stamppot.
Now I didn’t love what I ordered and I only ended up eating the vegetables, I don’t think Dutch food is for me as I’ve a small appetite. All the mashed potato was mixed with beetroot which is a strong flavour so if you don’t like it you won’t eat it. But moving on to some better news me and my mum decided to share a dessert, Dutch Apple Pie and omg it was amazing! It tasted so good that I even forgot about what I first ordered, I definitely recommend the pie as it is the best dessert I have ever had.
So for some reason not al my photos have loaded which is so annoying, I’m going to be posting them on my Instagram: libertysfreedomblog if you’d like to check them out. Vaarwel.