I am so blessed and fortunate to have friends and family from culturally diverse backgrounds, which is great for travel and adventure. Ever since I was a little girl, I have always loved travel and visiting other countries and learning about various cultures. Here are few of my favorite places during my most recent visit.
Floating Flower Market (Bloemenmarket)
An easy way to brighten your trip is with a visit to Amsterdam’s famous floating Flower Market (known locally as the Bloemenmarkt). Rain or shine, this stretch of the Singel canal in the city center is filled with the vibrant colors and fragrances of fresh flowers every Monday to Saturday – serving tourists and locals alike.
Just a five-minute walk from Central Station is a jam-packed square, bustling with food stalls, restaurants, and many, many shops! During the sixties, the square was renowned for its Dam Square hippies, and the laid back and relaxed character of this densely pigeon-populated square lives on.
Even though the weather was cool and rainy, Dam Square had so much to offer. Needless to say how AMAZING the square would be on a sunny day. Dam Square is also home to the official Royal Palace, which is no longer home to the Dutch Royal Family but the beauty and splendor of architecture are breathtaking. Another must-see in Dam Square is Madame Tussaud’s wax museum. With so many sights to see, I could have easily stayed all day!
Amsterdam is so beautiful and there is so much to see and do in this charming and vibrant city. My time was short but I will surely be back again. Special thanks to all of my lovely friends and family for such a wonderful, wonderful visit. Amsterdam you will always have a special place in my heart! To see additional photos from my trip follow my Instagram Photography page – @hercamerasview
“I travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape me”
So where am I headed to next? I was so captivated by my trip to Amsterdam that my family and I are doing a destination Christmas. Where is my next adventure – why Paris, France of course!
Paris is always a good idea!