Since I start travelling regularly I came up with a system to prepare for my trips and it’s been working great so far. I’m that kind of person who books and plans everything ahead. For me, it’s how it works best.
After choosing the next place to travel we (me & my husband) book hotel, flights, and transfers online. We search for the best deals and prices for the places we want. I’m not going to get deep on this subject because it’s not the objective of the post for today, this is a topic that I’m going to explore another day.
So, this time we choose Amsterdam for our trip. We already have been there twice for layovers. One of the time we had time to go to the city and explore a little but we didn’t see much.
Getting the place chosen and having everything booked it’s time to start planning our trip. What do we want to see and do, foods and restaurants we would like to try, events that could be interesting and so on.
Usually, the first thing I do is to go to Tripadvisor search for the place and see the best-rated places to visit and see.
When searching for Amsterdam the top three things to visit are the Rijksmuseum Museum, the Van Gogh Museum, and Anne Frank House. Anne Frank House was something that I knew already that I wanted to visit.
After Tripadvisor, I search other places like national websites to see if there’s any events and other places that could be interesting to go.
After all the searching we decide where we want to go and check if we need to make reservations or buy tickets online, to make sure we don’t miss any of the places we really like to visit.
So for Amsterdam we decided to go to:
Nemo Science Museum is included in our I Amsterdam City Card so we think we’re going there.
Usually, science museums are our favorite kind of museums to visit. But we read some mixed reviews about it. But we’re going to go anyway.
Efteling Theme Park was discovered by my husband when he was searching for something different to do. Efteling is 1 hour away from Amsterdam
Efteling is 1 hour away from Amsterdam and it’s a thematic park very different from your regular theme park. We love theme parks so we decided to definitely visit this one.
We bought a ticket that included the entrance to the park and the train and bus ticket to get there. You can buy it from Discover Holland, here.
These are the places we want to enter and explore but are many other things that we want to do.
Explore the Amsterdam Light Festival and the Christmas Markets is something that we certainly are going to do.
Explore the beautiful canals and its beautiful streets. Going to the Red District.
This is going to be a quite relaxed trip compared to the other ones we used to do. We don’t have many things planned. It’s a quick break to feel the Christmas spirit in a beautiful European Capital.
I’m going to vlog our trip, so if you want to check what we actually did subscribe to my Youtube channel here.