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27.12.16

10 hours of Amsterdam | Hotspots

Planning to visit Amsterdam? This is how you should spend your day..
This post is for you babes who are visiting Amsterdam just for one day! Hop on that train and I will tell you how you should spend the perfect day in Amsterdam, beginning from central station:

9:30
The New York Cafe 
Damrak 213
Time for some breakfast. This cute cafe is the perfect place to start you day. It is not more than a 5 min walk from the central station and they have the best coffee and pancakes, enjoy! 

10:15
Bijenkorf 
The Dam
Not more than 2 minutes away from the New York Cafe you will find the Bijenkorf. Many people walk past this amazing shoppingmall but if you're here for just one day. This is a - must see. On the first floor of the bijenkorf you can find the makeup departement (don't hesitate to ask for some help.. because boy do they now there stuff!!). At the end you can drool away by the newest Gucci bags and the Cartier department. Go upstairs to shop some Topshop, LoveStories and many more.

12:00
The Royal Palace
The Dam
More in for some art and culture? Then buy a ticket at the Royal Palace and give yourself a little tour, as they have a digital guiding device, explaining why each room is there. The view from inside the palace at the dam is also a must see.

13:00-14:30
Shop on your way to the next destination and don't hesitate to stop at Urban Outfitters or Mango or Topshop or Zara or.. everywhere! 

14:30
Esprit Cafe
Spui 10A
Time fore some lunch! As you walk towards the Esprit store (past the Zara) you will find a cool and cozy cafe. Here they have amazing burgers, bagels and pasta's. The perfect place for some lunch and really close to your next destination. Make sure to top off your lunch with some coffee and brownies because their brownies are delicious.

15:30
Leidseplein
Either you need to go back to buy that top you were in doubt about or you head on to your next shopping destination because you couldn't find anything. You can choose to take the tram at the Rokin or walk towards the koningsplein and take a tram there (or walk even from there if you are not to tired). At the Leidseplein you have shops such as Brandy Melville and Subdued - here you must find something to take home with you! 

17:00
Cafe George
Prinsengracht
Up for a drink in between? Head towards Cafe George at the prinsengracht where they have amazing snacks (try some bitterballs).

18:30
Cafe George at prinsengracht
The bijenkorf at the damrak
Sumo at the Nieuwezijds Voorburgwal 4 
To make sure this schedule isn't to tight (I know what can happen if you are starting a shopping trip) - I am going to give you a view options on where you can go for dinner. 
  • Option one - you can stay at cafe George and have some dinner over there (don't forget to order some extra french fries), 
  • Option two - head back towards the central station and have dinner at the top floor of the bijenkorf, there noodles are amazing. The bijenkorf also has pizza, lasagna and salads but just opt for those noodles and trust me! 
  • Option three - you are really hungry and have some time to kill then go to Sumo and eat as much as possible (can't go wrong with that one). 
  • Option four - you want to try something different, then go to the seafood bar nearby the esprit cafe! 

20:00
Central Station - Starbucks
Time to head back. Still in for some coffee or tea? Don't buy them at the Starbucks downstairs but go up at perron 1 and 2 and walk towards the Burgerking from there you will see the Starbucks sign where they have an entire room/cafe/place where they sell Starbucks. Way more cozier to order one there!





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