Midweek breaks are lovely, but they're very short. We'd been on a dinner cruise, seen Anne Frank's house, visited ARTIS Zoo and wandered around the city plenty, but before we knew it, it was Friday - our final day. We picked an evening flight so that we'd get a little more time in Amsterdam before we left, and we were out early to get the most out of it.
First stop was Nemo, Amsterdam's resident science museum. Like the big kids we are, we spent most of the time on the interactive exhibits - playing in the name of science. The building itself is quite an impressive structure, and one of the best things about it was the stunning view it offered of Amsterdam, absolutely free.
Afterwards, we grabbed lunch at the first restaurant we'd ever eaten at in Amsterdam - the Pancake & Burger Bar! I know it's good to try new things, but I always like going back on the last day to somewhere we've enjoyed during a trip. It's a good way of rounding things off a little bit!
We went for one last wander around Amsterdam before we had to get our tram back to the hotel to pick up our bags and head to the airport. This was when we finally tried one other Dutch delicacy; stroopwafel! These are thin waffles stuck together with syrup and other delicious things, so when we found a store selling them, we jumped at the chance. They are so rich that I shared one with Moose, and I bought a tin of them as a gift for my family, though honestly nothing beats having them fresh and warm and gooey!
And just like that, our little vacation was over. It was time to go back to the hotel, pick up our bags and get ourselves to the airport. With a flight time of only an hour or so, we were back in London in time to treat ourselves to a Nandos for dinner - which means that we were truly back in Blighty!
Amsterdam was a lovely little city break. I don't think we'll go back simply because it very much felt like we'd done enough and seen as much as we wanted to in those five days, but I'm glad to have visited such a fun city. We're on the hunt for a new city to explore this year. I'm hoping for somewhere really modern and fun because I really enjoy big bustling metropolises! Any suggestions?
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