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Europe; Amsterdam: how to see it in 1 day.

So you’ve got one day to see the city, where do you start. Although Amsterdam is heavily associated with drugs and prostitution, there really is so much more to see and do. From the Van Gough Museum to the Heineken Brewery there really is something for everyone.

So, Amsterdam in 12hours.

9am- if your fortunate enough to be up and about for 9am then you’ll probably find not much else is, take yourself down to the Dam Square and grab a coffee and croissant, watch the city come to life.

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10.30- consider visiting a museum of choice, try the Van Gough, Anne Franks House or Madam Tussauds,
now is a great time before the queues get too long.

12.00- take a wander down the red light district of the city, not quite as seedy as you’d be lead to believe. Do not take photographs of these girls, they don’t respond well.

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1.00- fancy some lunch, just down from the Dam Square are many ally’s lined with great eateries! I’d recommend Pasta Pasta!

2.30- once you’ve explored the many souvenir shops, take a walk back across the Dam Square and over to the ‘I Amsterdam’ sign! Great for a photo opportunity.

3.00- Amsterdam’s most famous for a city of bikes, why not hire a city bike and go explore the city, find a nice spot by the river bed to sit and watch the world go by.

5.00- the city really does come to life at night! Head off for some tea before hitting the bars for a couple of bevs!

Hope this helps! Here’s some personal snaps from my time in the city.

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Roadtrip USA: San Francisco in 2 days.

If your time is precious in a city bursting with culture, I highly recommend you plan your itinerary based on your top 3 ‘must not miss’ landmarks. To make it easier, I have broken down my recommendations to help you get the most out of your adventure!

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The Golden Gate Bridge.

Just as breath-taking as the movie portray, the Golden Gate Bridge is the most famous bridge in the world, manages to impress even the most experienced travellers with its stunning 1.7-mile span.  Approximately 120,000 vehicles drive across it every day.  A pedestrian walkway also allows the crossing on foot, and bikes are allowed on the western side. So hire a bike and peddle across the bridge, you’ll be able to see the city from some from one of the more spectacular angles!

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