Our quick stopover in Amsterdam en route to Singapore started with a slight delay after we missed our flight by a hair and a half. To be fair we were cutting it very fine with the timings but ended up being refused boarding 15 min from departure time then having the questionable pleasure of watching our luggage being painstakingly taken off the plane, and the plane hanging about there for a good 15 more minutes. Thankfully an Easyjet transfer charge later we managed to just about get checked in on the next flight after much running and hilarious visits to oversize luggage.
Amsterdam was expectedly gorgeous from start to finish. The AirBnB room Gayle source was nothing short of amazing as well as totally central, 10 points on that find!
Having dropped our luggage, the 14 tram took us on a scenic tour of the centre and we got off at the main square responding to the strong lure of a Christmas market. The mesmerized wonder continued as we proceeded to try just about every yummy food available including waffles, dutch pancakes, copious amounts of cheese, strudel and potatoes. We do not do things by halves!
Coffee shops, canals and the red light district amused our post food indulgence waddling, stopping very frequently to ooo and aaa at the absolutely gorgeous architecture, pretty lights, canal boats and naughty ladies on phones in shop windows. Definitely a city to revisit.
With the European bit of the grand tour done we’re currently waiting to board our flight to Singapore, heading to Asia for New Year. Let’s hope we get on this one 🙂