Amsterdam – The City of my Dreams

I totally love travelling. It’s like my lifeblood. If I don’t travel to someplace after 6-7 months, I start getting restless, irritated and distracted. If I am strapped for a time, even a weekend trip is enough for the time being. I have visited different countries too. The city I have loved the most and still love the most is Amsterdam. I could happily settle there for a lifetime.

Amsterdam

My fascination with Amsterdam started when I read The Diary of Anne Frank. MY heart went out to her story and I wanted to see the place where she had hidden and spent those torturous years. It was turned into a museum after her father released her diary as a book.

Entrance to the Anne Frank Museum

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The Anne Frank Museum is the Secret Annexe where they hid from the Nazis. Her house where they had lived a beautiful and comfortable life was very close to the annexe.

Anne Frank’s actual House(the green door)

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The main mode of transport in Amsterdam is the river that flows through it. Very few people use the road and that gives us nice empty roads to stroll on.

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The houses and the river are so scenic, you can never tire of the view. This was a view from our hotel.

Herengracht Canal infront of our Restaurant

Statue of Anne Frank outside her house

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Madame Tussaud, Amsterdam

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Anne Frank’s Wax Statue in Madame Tussaud

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Lady Diana

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Mahatma Gandhi

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Lady Diana and I

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The Windmill at Amsterdam

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The river in Amsterdam at night

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For a lot of people, the cycle is also the main mode of transport. There are separate cycle paths in Amsterdam,

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There is a very famous Diamond company in Amsterdam – Coster Diamonds. The tour of their factory is absolutely amazing.

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Amsterdam is very scenic and beautiful. It is a very chilled out place – the perfect place to destress.

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Many people have built their homes right on top of the river. They live in the middle of the river. How awesome. I wish I could do that.

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I really long to go back and I am sure I will one day.

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